Rattling Rousing Rose

“Lazarus Douvos is an internationally renowned hair stylist who has been perfecting the technique of hair design and styling for over three decades. The incomparable and critical combination of innate talent, dedication, and relentless hard work has enabled Lazarus to perfect his vocation to the highest artistic level…. Rose 1845 is a daring rose fragrance hints of a forbidden love; this fragrance will transform a faded memory into the return of true love…Their romance began over a few pink rose petals scattered at the base of her chateau’s fountain. They were a sign created by her garden hand and she knew exactly what it meant. She gathered the petals inhaling their scent, delighting in the evocative bouquet. Time was of the essence so she quickly made her way to her favourite rose garden. It was here she embraced him for the first and last time.”

HOUSE: Lazarus Douvos
FRAGRANCE: Rose 1845
YEAR: 2020
NOSE: Christophe Laudamiel
SIZE/COST: 5-100ml / $25-290

A bountiful bouquet of spiced roses as effervescent as champagne with a tingle of citrus. This is fresh projects incredible spatial depth. Beyond the fray of cascading rosiness I’m engaged by this accord that reminds me of spiced gumdrops (like some blend of cinnamon and sassafras), it’s quite enlivening but as super smooth as flax linen. This is my first time experiencing something developed by Christophe Laudamiel so I will certainly be on the lookout for his creations, especially since he manages to give that old school rose tint a sincere update. It catches you in its highly finessed aura. Other flora flutters, and the wearer will attune to this central earthy essence that really helps ground this, parallel to the stunning cedar hues, which seem to orate with a scintillating pitch. If you are a rose lover you will go ga-ga for MDCCCXLV – the year the US annexed Texas btw – unfortunately it was a slave state at the time, though it marked the same year that Frederick Douglass published his autobiographic Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, an American Slave. Beyond politics, human rights and literature, this is an incredibly sophisticated formal affair styled fragrance that will be memorable for anyone who wears it, and those who are in its wake. (90%)

Notes: Rose Absolute de Grasse, Rose Otto, Bergamont, Geranium, Tasmanian Boronia extract, Tasmanian Myrtle, Immortelle, Benzoin, Cinnamon, Bleached Cedar, Tonka, Patchouli

Suggested Soundtrack:
Radio Minimalmix (Internet Radio, Poland)

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