Sunday, February 10, 2008

Pretty Light Roses













Roses don't have to be heavy and dramatic. These are some of my favorite light, fresh roses. Unfortunately, a couple of these are discontinued, but if they pop up on eBay, you can often grab them for a song. Top from left to right: L'Occitane Neroli Rose (citrusy, heavenly light rose, also came as solid perfume), Stella by Stella McCartney, a muskier, semi-nouveau Chypre take on the fresh rose (to me, anyway--it reminds me of Narciso Rodriguez For Her and Gres Cabaret, another beautiful rose but with a twist). Bottom: Penhaligon's Elisabethan Rose (So pretty--I have the bottle with a pale pink tassle instead of the blue bow), Frederic Fekkai Bouquet de Provence (citrusy, herbaceous rose, mixed by Jacques Polge of Chanel). If you like these, also try the Parfums de Rosine line, Diptyque L'Ombre dans L'Eau, Clarins Par Amour Toujours and Kate by Kate Moss for more light rose options.

(Images: www.barfumeria.com, auntjudysattic, shopping.yahoo.com, www.edirectory.co.uk)