Are you looking for a new fragrance brand that’s been rapidly growing over the last two years? Then Henry Rose is a perfect fit for you. Only started making fragrances in 2019, but they’ve already made some great ones. Want some recommendations?
In this article, we’ve reviewed their top 8 perfumes. There’s a good chance that one of them will catch your eye, it’s just a matter of which one.
Top 8 Best Henry Rose Fragrances
1. Henry Rose Queens & Monsters
Queens & Monsters is the perfect scent for anyone who wants to be noticed. This fragrance is strong and bold, yet still feminine enough that it won’t go unnoticed by others. That’s what makes it the perfect unisex perfume. It’s time to make your presence known with this one-of-a-kind perfume.
The top note of petitgrain gives off a fresh aroma while the middle note of rose adds femininity and warmth. Finally, sandalwood provides depth and richness that makes this fragrance truly special. It smells like fresh air and sunshine on your skin but has an edge of mystery and darkness underneath it all.
2. Henry Rose Torn
Torn by Henry Rose is a fragrance for women and men that launched in 2019. It’s an Amber Woody fragrance. If you’re looking for something fresh with an edge to it then this might be just what you need. You will be torn between the desire to wear this every day or just save it for special occasions.
Torn has top notes of grapefruit, bergamot, green apple, and lemon; middle notes of jasmine petals, rose absolute, violet leaves; base notes of patchouli oil from Indonesia and labdanum resinoid from Spain. This scent is fresh yet warm with hints of woody undertones to make it perfect for both day or night wear.
3. Henry Rose Jake’s House
Jake’s House is a floral aquatic scent that will make you feel like a million bucks every time you wear it. It’s fresh and crisp with notes of grapefruit and water lily, but also has hints of musk and cedarwood to give it an earthy touch as well. You can wear this all day long without feeling overpowering or too strong – just perfectly balanced.
This fragrance has been designed to be worn during any season and at any time of day, no matter your gender. You can wear it to work or out on the weekends – either way, it will make you feel like your best self.
4. Henry Rose Dark Is Night
Henry Rose Dark Is Night is the perfect scent for anyone who wants to smell like they’re in charge. It’s an alluring, masculine fragrance that will make people want to get closer and stay close. This is a bold, confident scent that smells great on any man or woman. You can wear it when you need to feel powerful and in control of your life.
It’s an amber woody fragrance that has notes of bergamot, grapefruit, and lemon zest. This cologne also includes notes of black pepper, ginger root, and cardamom seed which give it its unique woody aroma.
5. Henry Rose Fog
This is not just another boring perfume – Fog was made with your individuality in mind so you can express yourself without being too loud about it. If you want to be different from everyone else, then this is the right choice for you.
Henry Rose’s Fog opens with notes of bergamot, grapefruit, and lemon; then moves into heart notes of cedarwood, patchouli, and vetiver; finishing off with base notes of musk and ambergris. This is the perfect scent for any man or woman who loves woodsy fragrances but also wants something unique in their collection.
6. Henry Rose Last Light
Last Light is the perfect fragrance for anyone who wants to smell like they just walked out of an English garden. It’s made with notes of rose, jasmine, and lily-of-the-valley that will leave you smelling fresh all day long. Anyone can wear it for any season or occasion.
It’s a unique scent that isn’t too overpowering but still leaves a lasting impression. The top notes include bergamot, lemon zest, and grapefruit. The heart includes jasmine sambac absolute and rose de mai absolute. And the base consists of labdanum resinoid, cedarwood oil from Texas, vetiver Haiti CO2 extract, musk ambrette seed extract (perfume), cashmeran (synthetic) perfume accord, sandalwood oil from Mysore India, patchouli oil from Indonesia, oakmoss.
7. Henry Rose Smyth
Smyth by Henry Rose is the perfect fragrance for those who love fruity scents. It’s light and refreshing, making it perfectly wearable all year long. Whether it’s an important meeting or date night with that special someone – this scent will make sure you leave a lasting impression wherever you go.
It’s fresh, crisp, and clean with just enough sweetness to make it interesting. Top notes of melon, green apple, sorbet watery notes and pineapple are followed by middle notes of jasmine and apricot white tea. The base notes are sandalwood and musk.
8. Henry Rose Windows Down
Windows Down is the perfect fragrance for men and women who like to keep it fresh. It’s a citrusy scent that will have you smelling great all day long, whether you’re at work or out with friends. You can wear this scent all year round because it has notes of both summer fruits and winter spices.
The top notes of bergamot, neroli, grapefruit and earl grey tea are refreshing and energizing while orange blossom, broom and jasmine sambac give it a sweet floral touch. Guaiac wood, musk, white musk and oakmoss add depth to this unique scent so it lasts all day long.
How to Choose Your Henry Rose Fragrance
Unisex fragrances will typically stick with specific notes so both genders can wear them. Often, these notes have a fresh or clean scent. Others may have a spicy, earthy, or musky smell. You’ll want to ensure that whichever scent you choose, you’ll love. The last thing you want is to spend money on a fragrance you hate.
Consider what you want the fragrance for. Do you want to wear it on a date? Do you need a new replacement? Do you want to experiment? Are you shopping for the season? Once you’ve established what you want it for, you can begin to narrow your search.
For those shopping for a season or special occasion, Queen & Monsters, Dark is Night, and Torn are great options for the fall and winter months. Out of the three, Torn is better suited for daytime use, while the others are ideal for night events like dates or parties. Windows Down, Smyth, and Jake’s House are the only true daytime summery scents. Last Night and Fog will work for any season, but only Last Night is strong enough for the nightlife.
Some great alternatives to Henry Rose perfume are: Velvet Haze by Byredo for Last Night, Mugler Cologne by Mugler for Jake’s House, and Acqua di Parma Blu Mediterraneo Arancia di Capri by Acqua di Parma for Windows Down. Others are Vanilla Musk by Coty for Queens & Monsters, The One by Dolce&Gabbana for Torn, and Precious Oud by Van Cleef & Arpels for Dark is Night.
Henry Rose Perfume: What Can You Expect
The design of the bottles is unique compared to other brands of the same caliber. The bottles almost resemble an inverted wine glass. The cap looks inverted from a regular cap too. The design does give it a modern, chic look to it. I do find it interesting that the bottles are made with recycled glass, and the caps are made from soy. The packaging it comes in is even biodegradable.
While the design of the bottle itself is unique, it does feel cheap or generic when it comes to the label. The label reminds me of a receipt that was stamped on the bottle instead of something more personal to the fragrance.
I’d rank most of the fragrances’ longevity from moderate to long-lasting. The only exceptions would be Fog and Last Night. I’d rank these two as eternal. For sillage, I’d rank the scents as moderate with Jake’s House and Torn strong to enormous.
Despite all the fragrances being listed as unisex, some of them I didn’t find to smell neutral. Dark is Night, Torn, Queens & Monsters, and Smyth do have a much more female scent to it where if you were a male, you’d get asked about it. Similarly, Windows Down and Fog are more on the masculine side. It’s not necessarily a negative but not a true unisex representation, so some may have an issue with those scents.
For the price point, I found it to be OK. The bottle sizes are 50ml (1.7oz) and cost around $120. They also sell travel-size spray bottles of 8ml (.27oz) that cost $35. Compared to other brands that avoid chemicals in their ingredients, the price is average.
Henry Rose: What You Need to Know
Henry Rose was founded by American Actress Michelle Pfeiffer in 2019. It was named after her two children. She quietly began developing the fragrance brand for almost ten years prior to its launch. It took so long because of her vision.
She was inspired to create a fragrance that was ingredient-safe and smelled good. However, she ran into issues with fragrance houses because they couldn’t give her 100% transparency and gave her 75% at most.
She eventually found IFF, a luxury fragrance house that offered 100% transparency with high-quality ingredients. They worked in collaboration with EWG and Cradle to Cradle. It took years to develop the scents, but she was pleased with what the creators came up with. Each perfumer created scents to evoke a memory, person, place, or a feeling.
Currently, the only publicly known celebrity that wears the fragrance is Michelle Pfeiffer herself. The ad campaigns don’t feature other celebrities or well-known models. They seem to recruit new models, undiscovered models for campaigns and many of their faces are blurred or not pictured.
The brand is new, with only nine fragrances. However, Michelle plans to expand the line to include more fragrances and body care products in the future.