My new years resolution for this year was to not buy anything unsniffed why was quickly broken mid-year treasure hunting at Marshalls
and then again with my subsequent orders through BPAL
so I don't feel too bad buying Flowerbelle's Rouse unsniffed.
The main reason I bought this unsniffed was because Colombina
just raves about it! I'd heard it compared to Un Zeste de Rose
and Yuzu Rouge
. I just adore Un Zeste de Rose but have yet to try Yuzu Rouge.
The notes in Flowerbelle's Rouse are:
top: orange, bergamot
middle: jasmine, rose, lily of the valley
bottom note: musk
It opens up with a crisp citrus scent which dries down over a very bold, fresh rose. The other floral notes seem rather soft in the bouquet, not really evident but still play a bit part. A hint of musk but by far more citrus and rose. It's a lot bolder and more robust than Un Zeste de Rose which gets major raves in my book! Flowerbelle Rouse original packaging
. Another one of Flowerbelle's original packaging.
I'm sad to report that Flowerbelle is no longer in production, it seems that the line wasn't profitable. So sad as I just discovered the line this past summer! My other favorites from the line are Lielac
and Oceane. Flowerbelle's Lielac is hands down my favorite lilac fragrance! I believe I have samples of the other scents but have yet to test them.
Flowerbelle's website is already down but you can still find the line online!Nordstrom
has the entire line still available for $28/1.7 oz and has $5 flat fee shipping.B-glowing
has all but Blanca for $28/1.7 oz. They have 15% off with code: quick and free shipping on orders over $75.La Creme Beauty
only has Koral and Oceane left for $19.60/1.7 oz.
Maybe I should have Colombina choose all of my fragrances from now on? She can be my fragrance guru or something like that as I know she loves Parfum DelRae's Bois De Paradis
which I am so in love with!
Then again maybe not, I hear she can't wear People of the Labyrinths' Luctor et Emergo
which is one of my favorite fragrances! Such a shame! Maybe she's not putting forth enough effort? What kind of guru is that?!?!