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Collection Extraordinaire - Rose Rouge by Van Cleef & Arpels

Collection Extraordinaire - Rose Rouge by Van Cleef & Arpels
Gender: Unisex
Release date: 2018

Key Notes of Collection Extraordinaire - Rose Rouge

What Does Collection Extraordinaire - Rose Rouge Smell Like

Collection Extraordinaire - Rose Rouge by Van Cleef & Arpels opens on the nose with a sweet, almost tangy, punch of French blackcurrant absolute. This ripe, juicy scent is intensified by a hint of spicy pink pepper that prickles at the edges of the fruitiness. As the initial wave of sweetness recedes, the heart of the perfume is revealed. It is dominated by a rich Turkish rose note, heady and deeply floral, that carries a touch of decadence and contrasts boldly with the fruitiness of the top notes. Laced through the floral heart is the scent of cocoa absolute - it smells like dark chocolate, bitter and a little sweet, lending an intriguing gourmand twist to the overall aroma. As the scent settles, earthy undertones of vetiver emerge, creating a grounding contrast to the sweetness and floral intensity of the earlier notes. Lying at the base is a faint whisper of patchouli, a classic perfume note that gives a hint of earthy, musky warmth. The result is a fragrance that moves intriguingly from sweet and fruity to deeply floral, then subtly earthy, with a surprising chocolatey twist.

Review of Collection Extraordinaire - Rose Rouge

Collection Extraordinaire - Rose Rouge by Van Cleef & Arpels is a captivating unisex scent that draws you in with its robust blend of sweet, floral, and fruity notes. The perfume particularly appeals to women, attracting a slightly older demographic with its sophistication and elegance.

Step into an alluring orchard of luscious florals and succulent fruits as you first apply Rose Rouge. Its initial burst of French blackcurrant and pink pepper adds a spicy yet sweet kick that's addictive in its appeal. However, it's the heart of Turkish rose and cocoa that truly makes this fragrance stand out. The rose lends a classic femininity to the scent, while the cocoa adds a surprising depth and richness that's hard to resist.

While it may have a strong start, the perfume's staying power could be improved. It has a moderate longevity, which means you might need to reapply throughout the day, especially if you enjoy a fragrance that leaves a noticeable trail.

Given its sweet and warm profile, Rose Rouge shines best during the cooler months of Fall and Winter. It's versatile enough for different occasions, whether you're heading out for a night on the town or taking a leisurely stroll around the city. It's subtly seductive but not overly ostentatious, making it suitable for evening wear and daily use alike.

Despite its higher price tag, the perfume's quality and complexity make it a worthwhile investment for those who appreciate a well-rounded, distinctive scent. Rose Rouge is a testament to Van Cleef & Arpels' ability to create a fragrance that's both traditional and innovative, feminine and unisex. It's a scent that's bound to leave an impression.

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