Tag: best luxury rose fragrance


I know Valentine’s day passed last month but for me, I can wear floral scents especially the Queen of flowers – rose scents all year long depending on my mood. It is almost Spring and the excitement to wear the florals is more than any other time of the year. In this editorial, I am sharing my thoughts on À la rose Eau de Parfum by Maison Francis Kurkdjian Paris which is inspired by Marie Antoinette’s love of roses and the painting Marie-Antoinette à la Rose by Louise Elisabeth Vigée-Lebrun in which she is holding a rose in her hands. The scent was launched in 2014.

À la rose Eau de Parfum - Maison Francis Kurkdjian Paris

‘À la rose is an ode to femininity, a declaration of love translated into a fragrance. Two hundred and fifty freshly bloomed roses from Grasse offer their unequaled richness to every bottle.’ The olfactory description of the fragrance is below:

Damascena rose from Bulgaria 
Centifolia rose from Grasse
Bergamot from Calabria 
Orange from California 
Violet flower accord
Magnolia blossom 
Woody cedar musky accord

Two varieties of rose have bestowed the radiance and richness of their petals on this Eau de Parfum: two hundred and fifty Centifolia roses from Grasse (May Rose) in the form of an absolute produce a very floral base note with sweet honeyed and carnal accents. One hundred and fifty Damascena roses from Bulgaria in the form of an essential oil create a top note with a playful blend of pear and lychee.

À la rose Eau de Parfum - Maison Francis Kurkdjian Paris

On me, the fragrance is a gentle, bright, soft, and airy rose with suble hints of orange fruity which becomes a little richer with time, keep in mind the word richer, it does not means stronger. With the high quality raw materials, the scent stands out in a positive way. To me it is more like a real, effortless, close to yourself rose scent which stays with you, reminds you of something very caressing and gentle. It reminds of the dewy rose on a morning. It does not gives the impressions of the hundreds of sweet rose fragrances in the market. I can imagine freshly plucked petals of the rose lightly crushed in the fingers. There is a slight whiff of woodiness that I can smell. The longevity on my skin is over 4-5 hours and after that it does not dissipates but becomes a skin scent for me, I can smell it when I have my wrist near my nose. With the discreetness and sheerness of this scent, it is perfect for everyday use, even at work – very elegant and classy.

À la rose Eau de Parfum - Maison Francis Kurkdjian Paris

Maison Francis Kurkdjian Paris fragrances are available at Neiman Marcus, Bergdorf Goodman, Saks Fifth Avenue, and online at franciskurkdjian.com . 

*Press samples