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Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Rose Barbare by Guerlain c2005

Rose Barbare by Guerlain: launched in 2005 as part of the L’Art et la Matière collection. Rose Barbare was created by Francis Kurkdjian.











From Guerlain:
Call Rose Barbare a rebel with a beautiful cause. It is a creation that explores the deep, mysterious and sublime darkness of rose. It presents itself directly without pretense or fanfare, with bold top notes of ottoman rose blending with the spontaneous sensuality of fresh honey chypre. The impressively smooth mixture sweeps in like a silent shadow, a beautiful darkness suffused with luminosity, gently caressing the skin. Always one to question authority, this daring beauty easily debunks traditional ideas and institutions.

So what does it smell like? It is classified as a floral chypre fragrance with a dominant rose note.
  • Top notes: aldehydes, rose essence
  • Heart notes: rose absolute, fenugreek
  • Base notes: peach honey, patchouli, notes of undergrowth


About L'Art et la Matiére:

L'Art et la Matiere is a collection of rare perfumes that capture the world's most luxurious raw materials with vision and daring. "Matière" means "material" in French. The name of the line is actually a pun on the French expression "L'Art et la manière". It's used when you talk about there being a certain "correct" way of doing things, with "art and manner".



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