A rose lover's dream! A slightly sweet, rich rose note surrounded by notes of Myrrh, Styrax, olibanum. Hints of saffron at the top and musky notes in the base. A heavy frag in all senses of the word so go easy on the trigger. One spray to the chest and I can smell it on me all day. Very solid projection as well. Not exactly a frag to go grocery shopping in, meant to be worn with formal dressy clothes, makes a statement. Cooler weather and air conditioned spaces only, will get cloying in heat and humidity. Too bad it's discontinued so if you are a rose lover, stock up on this little gem.It's one for the ages. 9/10
The whole Calligraphy line has established the name of Aramis again! This is a total bang for buck for people who are looking for a Rose based fragrance with great performance.
To me this opens with a strong syrupy note of rose with myrrh and oilbanum. At this monent i smell some faint incense also climbing up. Combined with a ambery kind of sweetness.
The Rose in this smells very sensual specially in the colder weather. The syrupy and jammy rose used in this fragrance leaves a very pleasant scent trail. Though oud is not listed as a note but i get a deep oud hiding in the base but it can be styrax as well.
Overall the quailty of ingredients specailly resins used in the composition are of top quality.
You are sure of getting noticed and compliments factor is also really good on this one. Just tame the trigger and you are good to go.
This is one for collection!