Updated: Jul 15, 2021
Overall Rating: 3.7 out of 5
Price: $95, 2.5 oz; $140, 4.2 oz
Best for: Spring and Summer, daytime, age 25+
Litchi, Black Currant, Bergamot, Lemon
White Musk, Iso E Super, Woody Notes, Cedar
Rosa Rossa is at once a crisp bouquet of roses, unashamedly feminine and clean. It begins with its featured rose and the green undertone of blackcurrant. Like a rainy Spring day, it creates an olfactory experience of light, airy, and pure. After the first few minutes luminous lemon comes through like the sun peaking through storm clouds. Within an hour, rose and peony surface to dominate as a floral scent. Rosa Rossa becomes slightly sweet as white musk and sandalwood appear in the dry down. After a few hours this becomes a skin scent, sensual, slightly sweet, and animalic, with rose lingering in the background. While the scent is radiant, the perfume becomes weak fast and therefore cannot merit a higher score. Its longevity may guarantee an hour of rosy magic, but it fades rapidly. It has an intimate silage that requires close contact to fully appreciate. Despite its lack of stay power, I find this enticing and will always have it in my collection.