Sunday, February 10, 2008

Roses, Please...But In a Bottle









Bottled roses are my favorite kind to receive on Valentine's Day, and here are some unforgettable rose blends. Top center: Jean Patou Joy (1930), the classic, timeless combination of Grasse jasmine and Bulgarian rose by perfumer Henri Alméras. 2nd tier from left to right: Chanel Allure parfum (1996), a rich, creamy rose-vanilla with mandarin orange accents for a peaches-and-cream finish, Rochas Tocade (1994), the oh-so-posh, heady roses, mandarin and vanilla-amber mix by Maurice Roucel. Bottom from left to right: Yves Saint-Laurent Paris (1984), Sophia Grosjman's famous offering of a profusion of roses pure big '80s style, Agent Provocateur Eau de Parfum (2000), a naughty rose-leather nouveau-Chypre for the kitten-with-a-whip, strong and not for the faint-of-heart.

(Images: www.escentual.com, parfumszalon.hu, ¡Ombligo! blog, www.basenotes.net)