If there’s one perfumery ingredient that’s universally recognized, it’s the rose. And because it’s so ubiquitous, we naturally assume there’s nothing new for us to discover.
Roses smell different based on provenance, season, colour etc. However, the associations with the scent of a fresh rose are surprisingly uniform across cultures. Rose almost always evokes feelings of joy, calm, convention, bliss and beauty. That makes it a hugely reliable material for a perfumer because you can be certain of the emotions evoked.
And this is exactly why you should try out a great rose fragrance this spring. If it's well made, chances are you will experience joy and inner calm. Keeping this brief in mind, we created three fragrances where rose is the hero. Eaux de Rose is a delicate spring rose: Bulgarian rose oil embellished with dewdrops and green foliage. Juliette is an riff on the classic violet-iris combination with the addition of Bulgarian rose and. Very chic and very continental.
My next post will feature Damasc and the sensuality of darker roses.
"Love, love, love Juliette. I keep going back to this one." Phyllida Jay sniffed through several Code Deco fragrances and chose Juliette. Here's why.
Phyllida Jay is an author, fashion scholar and an anthropologist specialising in contemporary Indian fashion, luxury and sustainability. Her book Fashion India analyses the socio-economic and cultural background to the emergence of contemporary Indian fashion.