Clinique’s new fragrance launch, Beyond Rose, is one of my favourite perfumes at the moment. It is fabulous, exotic and to be treasured. Inspired by Arabia and the rich and vibrant fragrance culture of the Middle East. It blends precious resins, balms and rose absolute to create a beautiful perfume which is exotic and modern.
Top Notes: White Pepper, Freesia, Mate Leaves
Heart Notes: Rose Absolute, Rose Oil, Rose Damascena, Osmanthus, Styrax
Base Notes: Cistus Labdanum, Amber, Benzoin
For me, there is nothing quite like a Rose based perfume, that rich, warm, heady embrace of the Queen of all flowers. Rose absolute is one of the most precious essential oils and an insane amount of rose petals are needed to harvest just one drop. A good rose perfume should contain Rose absolute and I think the pleasure you get from it, far outweighs any financial cost!
Beyond Rose by Clinique is Middle Eastern inspired rose scented joy! Whilst it’s inspired by the East, it has a really modern twist to it which makes it desirable in the West. It has all the glamour and warmth of the East with rich oud, amber, incense and roses. Yet the freesia, mate leaves and osmanthus give hints of green, fruit and soft florals. It’s unlike any other Clinique perfume and it’s quite an unusual look and feel for them, but it’s so good I think it will become a hero fragrance for Clinique. It seems to open and unravel as the day goes on, it’s beautiful warm roses, with amber infused with mystery and charm. It’s beautiful, fabulous and exciting. It lasts all day and it’s got an incredible depth to the fragrance. It’s fair to say, I’m well and truly obsessed!
Clinique Beyond Rose is exclusively available from Harrods and Clinique.