La Rose de Rosine | Fragrance Posse

I used to be dwelling my common life after which final Thursday evening I acquired a textual content from somebody I haven’t been in touch with for 40 (yeah, actually) years. I used to be so shocked. Somebody from secondary college.

She was in London on vacation: may we meet up … on Saturday (reminder that she contacted me on Thursday evening). I mentioned, um no, Saturday wouldn’t work (I’m over 2 hours from London by practice). So, ultimately it’s going to be a cellphone or video name. Has that occurred to you – somebody from an extended very long time in the past pops up after many years?

Anyway, on to the Rosine – and sorry for my unhappy, considerably unimaginative pics right now.

I attempted this line on the now gone Bendels on 5th Avenue in New York Metropolis. Based in 1911 by Paul Poiret and ‘revived’ (it didn’t survive the good melancholy) in 1991 these had been principally soliflores.

Les Parfums de Rosine was once pretty strictly roses of various ilks. Now, it seems like the home has a load of various issues.

Again within the ‘90s, after I knew it, the Rosine stand was behind the bottom flooring at Bendels – if I’m recalling appropriately, kind of up just a few steps on a curved staircase, sitting in a kind of touchdown. I don’t bear in mind seeing greater than a dozen totally different bottles.

The bottles had been good: hefty ovals, every with a ornament on the cap. A tassel, a ribbon — you get the concept. Now, a few of them have frilly ballet skirts between the cap and the bottle.

I’m unsure why I ended up there. Rose soliflores actually weren’t my factor. However someway I got here away with La Rose de Rosine. Which was a stable however not very thrilling (violet, marigold, ylang, a lot of totally different rose oils/attars, jasmine, iris, tonka, benzoin and Peru balsam) fragrance launched in 1991 (François Robert was the nostril).

Even many years later I’m unsure what made me purchase it. However clearly one thing did as a result of I’ve a really robust reminiscence of doing it (quite a lot of my purchases merge, significantly after on-line turned a factor). I recollect it being very rosy, in fact, with a little bit of powderiness (violet, marigold, iris?), not terribly complicated and never a lot of a drydown (pretty unsurprising, given the bottom notes). I’m certain I ‘favored’ it, but it surely was by no means ever love.

(A nasty pic of my yellow climbing rose which is roofed in buds)

In any case, I do know I wore it for a interval. How lengthy that was I can’t recall.

I don’t suppose I had the bottle terribly lengthy earlier than it acquired rehomed. I’ve this concept it acquired bought throughout a interval after I had a reasonably important disposable earnings and was looking for one thing to like, so was kind of glad to fork out for issues within the hope I’d come to like them. And it was low-cost (it’s now 130 euros for 100ml of juice).

So, do you personal any Rosines? Do you may have robust recollections with regard to purchasing sure fragrances or do issues now fully merge collectively?

(Pics: Pexels and mine)