Oh! how I adore roses. I love that rich, warm, heady smell. It’s just so dreamy!
Recently, I have been wearing Van Cleef & Arpels ‘Rose Velours’ from their Collection Extraordinaire. Van Cleef & Arpels are a French Fine jewellery brand who were founded in 1896. They are an iconic luxury brand who have adorned the necks of women such as Grace Kelly and Elizabeth Taylor. The brand are known for their super-luxe jewels, in particular, their flower shaped charm. Flowers inspire their jewellery as well as their perfumes.
If Van Cleef & Arpels jewellery is good enough for Elizabeth Taylor (the Queen of jewels!), then their perfumes are good enough for me! Especially one which contains Rose Absolute, the most precious extract from my favourite flower scent, the Rose. This perfume is a beautiful blend of rose absolute, sweet honey and wood, with a touch of citrus and violet. I feel like there might be a slight drop of oud in there too, which is another favourite of mine.
I absolutely adore this perfume, it’s fabulous and delicious. It smells so rich and perfect, every note is crystal clear and they balance well with each other. The scent jumps around a lot and you pick up different notes, but the rose is always perfectly at the forefront of this perfume. Every drop of this perfume is precious, it lasts all day and it is fabulous!
Thanks to Van Cleef & Arpels for reaching out to me, it was a pleasure trying your perfume. I’m hooked!