Today is the last day of May, and the end of my blogging “Roses de Mai Marathon”! Thanks, all of you who came with me on this journey — I have loved reading your suggestions and comments.
I was planning to write today about 4160 Tuesdays’ Red Queen, the fragrance that perfumer Sarah McCartney created for Michelyn Camen to celebrate Cafleurebon’s anniversary. It is a rose fragrance made for people who don’t normally like rose fragrances, or like very few. But like Caitlin at This Side of Perfume, I live in an American city that has been rocked by protests and violence this weekend, and I am both distracted and disturbed (though blessed to be safe). Also like Caitlin, I ask that you not engage in controversy in my comments section, although I’m happy to see check-ins and confirmations of safety.
So instead of writing about Red Queen (which I promise to do another time), I’m going to name some of the rose-centered fragrances I had on my list and didn’t get to this May. Maybe I’ll run this race again next year! Please feel free to add your suggestions in the comments.
The ones I thought I might review but didn’t:
Diva (Emanuel Ungaro)
Firedance (Ruth Mastenbroek)
Red Queen (4160 Tuesdays)
Red Roses (Jo Malone)
Roses de Chloe (Chloe)
Tobacco Rose (Papillon)
I’ve previously reviewed some of my favorite roses: Montale’s Intense Cafe; Aramis’ Calligraphy Rose, Jo Malone’s Tudor Rose & Amber, and Gres’ Cabaret. Another rose I’ve reviewed is Commodity’s Velvet; I like it a lot, but haven’t worn it enough to declare it a favorite. I’m sure there are others that I’m overlooking!
Again, thank you for staying the course of this “Roses de Mai Marathon” with me. The race is over! I hope you are all staying safe and well.
Featured image: Red roses at the Kentucky Derby, Churchill Downs; image from http://www.americanracing.net.