Lipstick Rose by Editions de Parfums Frédéric Malle
Bottle Design Frederic Malle
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7.5 / 10 362 Ratings
A popular perfume by Editions de Parfums Frédéric Malle for women, released in 2000. The scent is floral-powdery. It is being marketed by Estēe Lauder Companies.
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Main accords

Floral
Powdery
Sweet
Creamy
Fruity

Fragrance Pyramid

Top Notes Top Notes
VioletViolet GrapefruitGrapefruit
Heart Notes Heart Notes
RoseRose IrisIris RaspberryRaspberry
Base Notes Base Notes
VanillaVanilla White muskWhite musk

Perfumer

Ratings
Scent
7.5362 Ratings
Longevity
7.6287 Ratings
Sillage
6.9280 Ratings
Bottle
7.2271 Ratings
Value for money
6.073 Ratings
Submitted by DonVanVliet, last update on 16.06.2024.

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Aolani

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Aolani
Aolani
Top Review 23  
Garden gnome and bellflower
The perfume actually smells like lipstick. I'm 6 years old, it's carnival and Hokulani - my little sister - and I try on the costumes Mama made for us. Carefully we slip in so that the pins don't prick us. For us Mama takes those with the round, colourful heads.

At the carnival ball we wear our costumes. Mama strokes her lipstick on our cheeks, rubs it a little and somehow we like it and somehow we don't like it either. Our mama hardly ever wears lipstick. I love this colour and every now and then I take the cap off and smell it. Only the feeling on our cheeks when she draws a circle with her lipstick and rubs it in, we don't like that much.

Hokulani wears a grass green felt top with applications on it - a lantern, a bright red fly agaric with white dots and a hammer. On the head a pointed pointed pointed cap, also made of grass green felt.
For me Mama made a skirt out of lilac fabric, like the calyx of a bellflower. And a hat - on the head sits a flower, on top a short, dark green stem.
Mama guessed our souls with the costumes - later, when I grew out of the bellflower, she sewed me a princess dress. And Hokulani becomes a bellflower until the costume becomes too small for her too. Princess - no, Hokulani never wanted to be that. And I never wanted to be a garden gnome. The costumes fit to our children's souls and somehow I am still a princess and Hokulani today, tender as an elf in a bellflower grove.

For me, all this is Lipstick Rose, which smells similar to lipstick, even with this slightly greasy note. Maybe it's the mixture of rose and violet that I like so much. Vanilla gives the fragrance a slight sweetness, vetiver prevents it from becoming too sticky. According to the official website, the top notes are grapefruit, violet and rose, the heart are currant and iris and the base vanilla, sandalwood and musk. The fragrance doesn't develop much and I can't smell blackcurrant, grapefruit or iris. I float on clouds and am happy. Remind me of how Mama made herself up, which happened very rarely and gave her something mysterious, because Hokulani and I didn't know her like that. We watched her and when she was gone, there was still a touch of lipstick and making herself beautiful in the bathroom, so we didn't feel so alone when she went out with Dad and an older cousin looked after us. The scent reminds me of this other world, when my mother transformed herself like a butterfly. If I wear this fragrance I feel more elegant and stylish...a bit more lady...and I play again and again with the thought to make it the signature fragrance. Every time I wear it, I feel more beautiful...and think of the old lipstick and our mother's tailoring...
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9.5
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Valrahmeh

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Valrahmeh
Valrahmeh
Top Review 24  
Liquid memory
Lipstick Rose is not a perfume, but a liquid memory. If you use this fragrance, you don't just want to smell good, you want to redeem a return ticket to your childhood. When Mama came back to the nursery in a roaring evening dress to kiss goodnight, saying, "Papa and I are going to the Verdurins tonight, Geneviève's taking care of you, I told her to give you a warm chamomile tea." And already the beautiful and noble mummy had scurried away to fulfil her social obligations in a Paris salon. And suddenly you're sitting alone on the bed, somehow empty, with a listless nanny who's already adding up tonight's expenses. And suddenly there floats, high above, like a chamber note, a single fragrance. Not Mama's penetrating "femme", but something waxy, rosy, tender... it was her lipstick, the expensive, soft, cyclamen-red pencil from Lancome, that now crawls into her nose. Mama hasn't completely disappeared, her lipstick smell has remained and looks familiar and comforting. And you put your head in the soft pillow, because mum will be back tomorrow, only her lipstick exudes so much certainty.

Oh, Lipstick Rose, your secret is the beeswax that has been mixed with rose, violet, some vanilla and the fleeting substance of memory to create a nostalgic, sticky and sometimes tiring odour paste. But in his own way, genius. Ralf Schwieger is a chemist who became an alchemist here. He has put together fleeting memories of his childhood or of his first own lipstick into a fabric that can be sprayed on his wrists. That's what you gotta do first.
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Leimbacher

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Leimbacher
Leimbacher
Top Review 26  
The Mate Boat
I could have sworn that I had already written a review of "Lipstick Rose". Anyway - all the better that this floral soapy was included in an extensive test package from a dear perfumer. A classic from his prestigious line, after all.

"Lipstick Rose", of course, evokes first and foremost, just from the head-smell and by name, the smell of lipstick and a (very soapy) rose. Bright and moist. But you can't discount the violet here either, which fittingly adds a classic punch to the scent. A freshly baked and powdered temptress in a bed of roses. Innocence out of bounds. American Beauty says hello. Screaming, bossy, a bit much in the long run. But most of the time just excellent and one of the better, more refined roses on the market. Blue blood, flowing hair, a little Barbie, a little poof. But always with style. One of Malle's most feminine scents. High society in a swingers club. A little bit like the Gremlin chick from the second part of the little monsters. Only in prettier.

Flacon: iconic and reduced to the essentials
Sillage: potent and magnificent
Durability: 9 hours shower and flower power!

Conclusion: a seductively good soap rose!
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Serenissima

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Serenissima
Serenissima
Top Review 18  
Red lips should be kissed
But here came the memory at a speed that could have won a Formula 1 race directly! Wow! How racy!
Once sprayed and I was a child again, later a teenager: "gold tubes" in which lipsticks were hidden - what adventures for girls!
Almost at the same time I was looking for one of my books ("Fashion Photography of the Fifties") with an article by Karl Lagerfeld about this time, in which "Kaiser Karl" also talks about lipsticks.
"... The lipstick in dark, banal red was like cement - it was called "kiss-proof" - but cement is kiss-proof. However, lipsticks and nail polishes actually had something ambiguous about them."
Oh, yes, dear Karl! How true!
Although I would like to exchange cement for concrete; cement would be a bit too dusty now Is that how we want to do it, great master?
The shades of red were really limited: a brighter red, it left a kind of wound on the face, should make the woman a vamp. And a deep, almost black dark red, reminiscent of the velvety petals of a rose.
And these things were firm, very hard to apply!
Kiss-proof? The traces of delicate glass and fine porcelain were difficult to get off and on shirt collars - oh, let's leave that alone! (I just say: Connie Francis with "Lipstick on your collar!")
"They were never smooth or creamy. I remember that a school friend of mine planed a lipstick of her mum into fine slices and wanted to make it a little softer and more cuddly with oil (it must have been simple cooking oil). - That was a fine job of grubbing!
Our mothers shook their heads once again: These girls!
(I'm afraid that was the time when my mum probably started to think about me being a kind of changeling after all!)
Yeah, those lipsticks! They could also be applied on top of each other. A colleague of my mother said - after serious consideration: "Tastes awful!"

But now to "Lipstick Rose" from the series Editions de Parfum Frédéric Malle (a brand that gives me pleasure!).
The typical lipstick scent of the noble Damascus rose, whose colour changes from rich dark red to almost black, dominates here: Nomen est omen! (Yes, surprisingly enough, even non-academics know that much Latin!)
I haven't seen this variety of rose in the shops for a long time - should it have become unfashionable?
As unfashionable as the lipsticks this fragrance reminds us of?
As unfashionable as the marzipan roses on a green covered wire handle, which were so gladly bought and given away ?
The proudly advancing rose scent, dressed in a large robe, is joined by a lively flock of violets in bloom: they are not exactly squeamish either!
Its fragrance blends wonderfully old-fashioned with that of the seductive rose!
Of course, vanilla and musk are not to be missed. What are red, kissable lips if Aphrodite is not playing along?
A tragedy, a sad masquerade! A pattern without value!
Come on, friends: don't be shy!
It rumbles enormously, but not unpleasantly, when this fragrant galan unfolds and vainly strikes its peacock-like wheel!
The memories are alive, let's smile!
But a little bit of damp earthiness from Vertiver is also quite good at this point. Without this scent "Lipstick Rose" would probably have been a little bit against the grain after all!
Amber clearly reminds us that a woman is a woman and not a man in disguise!
Another touch of powder and "Lipstick Rose" shows itself feminine, warm, seductive and sexy!

"Lipstick Rose" is not from bad parents: this scent awakens memories, leads on the road of nostalgia - maybe even to nowhere.
He amuses me, makes me smile and dream a little. I'm suddenly very, very young!
And "Lipstick Rose" is also reminiscent of one thing:
"Save vour Kisses for me; save all your Kisses for me..."
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Finchen1976

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Finchen1976
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Screeching rococo wigs
*Soifz*
Today I am once again on the Revoluzer track, after I have searched in vain here for only ONE commi, who feels at least ETWAS similar to this fragrance as I do, to award and comment.
I didn't find him!
So many unbelievably positive comments, childhood flashbacks at the dressing table or to the stylish mummy - when spraying it on, I REALLY wondered if so many have spent such a horror childhood here that they like this scent so much? :-D (fun!)

First of all, I really almost lose my breath, a musty powdery aldehyde(????) cloud takes my breath away. And I don't mean that in a positive way It smells as if a talcum powder sponge had been dipped in cold water and left in it.

Rose? Violets? I don't know, maybe some leaves have fallen into the stagnant water, but I don't consciously perceive these. The powder in the fragrance has hidden all other listed ingredients under a thick, VERY dry and unsweet layer of powder. While I am on sweet, creamy powder, this one is dry, irritating to the cough and really makes me breathless. Every time I smell my arm, I have to take a deep breath afterwards, when I hold my nose somewhere else.

The fragrance is full-bodied, room filling and pungent. White faces with red heart lips, rococo wigs, glaring screeching giggles, opulent velvet costumes. That comes to mind. And I breathless and horrified in between.
At some point, the last rococo bridge has been removed and the powdery scent becomes really tame, cuddly and powdery, as (in my eyes) is appropriate for a fine powder scent, but this pungent dry remains dead
Honestly, even my child make-up or my wax painters smelled a thousand times nicer and currently I don't have one of my seven lipsticks that smells even remotely like that, because I would definitely NOT apply it near my nose; suffocation would be pre-programmed. :-D
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AramatamAramatam 5 days ago
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8
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To me this is high camp femininity in a fragrance. It evokes childhood memories of raiding makeup bags and 90s era scented dolls.
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SatagoSatago 1 month ago
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Something here is too strong, too screechy... Aldehydes? Or too much white musk?
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BamBamNYCBamBamNYC 1 year ago
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8
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8.5
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Cheerful rose violet. Will make you feel like a princess
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BriarthornBriarthorn 9 years ago
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Amazing how it perfectly copies the waxy, soft floral bouquet of vintage lipsticks. It brings back memories of my grandmother's vanity table.
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