So this morning, I was digging through my samples of scents that are supposed to have a strong rose note, for today’s Roses de Mai Marathon, since I’m using this as an opportunity to work my way through samples, and I hit several in a row that just didn’t smell like roses to me! As in, not at all. Not a hint of rose. So while I reorganize my samples, I’m falling back for today’s post on one that I wrote in September, about Aquaflor’s Rosae, a truly rose-based, gorgeous scent I bought in Florence last summer. Click here: Rosae.
I know some of you have had similar experiences of expecting a particular note or accord in a fragrance and then not smelling it at all! Care to share? Comments are open!
If you ever get the chance to visit Florence, Aquaflor is a beautiful destination.
Featured image from www.aquaflor.it.
The pictures of the store look gorgeous, and I hope to get to visit someday, hopefully next year (!).
I purposefully went to Aedes de Venustas last year to try nomenclature’s shi_sõ after I’d read about it, and was disappointed that I couldn’t smell any shiso, only light green mintiness. I bought a bottle of holy_wood instead, along the lines of a rose-patchouli.
Have you been to Florence before? Last summer was my first visit, and I was overcome. Such a beautiful place, with so many lovely things to see! And many perfumeries, too, hee hee.
No, last week would have been my first visit if things had gone to plan! What was your favorite perfume destination in Florence (if it’s even possible to choose one)?
Sadly my visit to Florence in 94 did not involve perfume shopping. Pre internet I didn’t know a thing. Besides, my travel companion would not have allowed it.
I think I inadvertently got my husband used to this on our honeymoon in Provence. Naturally, we visited Grasse; and naturally, we visited Molinard’s factory and museum, and bought a small bottle of Molinard’s namesake fragrance as a souvenir. So he has been open to reasonable amounts of perfumery visiting since then on our travels. I know not to push my luck or his knees and feet, though!
I haven’t been to Italy yet, and now even thinking about traveling is a moot point…
With how my nose smells different notes, I’m usually more surprised when I am able to recognize a note (but at least I can be proud by the fact that I’m not influenced by a list of notes: I equally don’t recognize reported and “anonymous” notes 🙂 ).