For my birthday at the beginning of June, I bought myself a perfume this year, too. Last year it was a gift box with five 5 ml samples of Zarkoperfume - a good choice, as it turned out. This time, I opted for Acqua di Parma Rosa Nobile EdP. The EdT already found its way to me some time ago. It is a very pleasant rose scent, but unfortunately with a very limited shelf life. From the EdP I expected more in this regard. Is but an EdP naturally higher dosed than an EdT.
However, this is not the only difference between the two. The EdT has mandarin, bergamot and blackcurrant in the top note, black pepper, cyclamen, centifolia, rose and freesia in the heart note and musk and amber in the base.
The EdP released 1 year earlier (2014) consists of tangerine, bergamot and pepper in the top notes, centifolia absolute, peony, violet and lily of the valley in the heart notes and musk, Virginia cedar and amber in the base.
Why I chose the Edt first is easily explained: I hoped to encounter a "purer" rose scent there. With the EdP I feared that peony, violet and lily of the valley - as much as I like them otherwise - appear too flowery and the rose too much
Competition could make.
Why I have for some time a soft spot for modern, fresh rose fragrances and now already a few selected perfumes of this fragrance direction adorn my collection, I do not know.
I'm actually not so the floral fragrances fan. Also not from the type. I'm more of an urban person who prefers trendy unisex fragrances - dry woods like cedar or something, oud, grasses, green scents, vetiver, iso, molecules ... I'm very innovative and curious about that.
This summer, I like to use Un Jardin sur le Toit, Eau de gentiane blanche and Eau de Lierre.
I like to listen to techno and heavy metal, like industrial equipment - metal, glass, steel - and can even get about the powerful aesthetics of heavy technical machinery to current war equipment.
I'm not too romantic - I'm too impatient for that. I wouldn't describe myself as dreamy either. I keep house with my imagination, so to speak, and try not to waste it aimlessly.
Although I am fond of modern fragrances, I certainly don't follow every trend. But where does the love for rose fragrances come from? Perhaps because I find contradictions, contrasts and opposites interesting, antigonales and a certain decadence. I have never been afraid of eccentricity.
But after this little digression on my love of roses back to the Rosa nobile EdP.
It comes in a sleek bottle with a matte gold cap and beautifully thick-walled glass, which gives the presentation a touch of stability - quite figuratively. Like the EdT, the perfume is pink, but here it's a bit darker, richer. Nevertheless, the elegance and delicacy remains.
I sniff the spray head first. Rose plus, I would say. The rose is thankfully not "watered down" by other scents. I think of a stately, fully bloomed red rose. In the background, however, various interesting nuances, all of which I can't exactly define and don't want to, play with the rose - contrasting like the pepper, accompanying like fruits, flowers, woods, musk and ambergris.
Compared to the EdT - which I sprayed on my other hand for comparison, the scent is more "mature", sweeter, elegant and rich. While the EdT comes across more fruity, tangy and lighter, the EdP seems less refreshing, but calmer and more subtle. The two fragrances are really very different, which I would not have expected to this extent. Therefore, one does not buy them "twice" if one decides for both. Whereas the "set" EdP is rather something for the afternoon and evening, the EdT on the other hand also makes a good figure on the sports field or the swimming pool, because it seems lighter and "more modern".
Still, I wouldn't recommend the EdP for older ladies and the EdT for younger ones. I would wear the two rather depending on the occasion.
All two they are summer fragrances, although the EdT is quite pleasant to wear even in spring, the EdP against it until the autumn smells nice and suitable.
The EdP, which is the subject here, starts green. But you can immediately feel the noble, velvety rose, whose power is maintained throughout the course of the fragrance. This is also good, and I have expected.
In the heart note, the fragrance becomes more floral, but remains gentle, subtle and yet clearly perceptible. Rosa nobile smells noble and fine at every stage, but never detached or exaggerated.
The fragrance has - compared to other rose fragrances I've tested recently - style, noblesse, without shouting that out. Distinguished understatement is the order of the day here, elegance instead of plump obtrusiveness and sweetness.
The delicate sweetness of Rosa Nobile EdP is restrained, precious and natural.
The perfume is wonderfully balanced, with rose, floral and citrusy, peppery notes that don't let you get bored with the harmony.
Rosa nobile EdP is in any case suitable for everyday use. The fragrance is lovely, but never kitschy, but unobtrusive. The rose here is noble, but not proud - rather flattering, gentle and above all very feminine and gracious.
For me, there is something almost soothing, comforting about this quiet yet distinctly appealing scent. Perhaps that may be the reason for my inclination to rose fragrances. Rose oil is nevertheless considered in aromatherapy as a mood-lifting antidepressant, which relaxes, reduces stress, anxiety and sadness and creates a good mood and sense of well-being.
"In addition, it is used on the deathbed to promote a good transition to the Otherworld." (Source: https://www.maitreya-natura.com/de/aetherisches-oel-rose.html)
Well then ... ?