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Wild Roses 1/4 Oz.


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Scent Family: Floral
I wanted to capture in perfume the experience of walking around my garden and smelling each rose, as their perfumes blended in my nose. Wild Roses perfume evokes the garden in our imagination and memory -- the book of a hundred petals unfolding: balsamic, spicy, apricot, and honeyed roses, mixed with the smell of warm earth and herbs.

The apricot-rose heart is perfectly rooted in a base of tarragon absolute -- its herbal round anise aroma giving a nuance of both earth and leaves. The balsamic vanilla absolute and the whiskey-ness of aged patchouli support tarragon's warm, powdery aspect. Indole contributes the almost animal aspect of ripeness in a rose. The heart is punctuated by pimento berry, lending its nuances of clove, ginger, and cinnamon. The candied-orange flower aroma of methyl methyl anthranilate, the soft powdery floral of heliotropin, and the slightly floral citrus of bergamot contribute a modern freshness to the opening.

Featured Notes in organic alcohol
Top: rose CO2, heliotropin, bergamot, geraniol, m-methyl anthranilate, damascenone.
Heart: apricot, Turkish rose absolute, pimento berry, p-ethyl alcohol, rose petals attar.
Base: tarragon absolute, vanilla absolute, indole, aged patchouli.

These flaçons are accompanied by a 2 ml miniature screw-top bottle that can be filled with the included pipette for a portable version of your perfume.

0.25 ml - $6
Our Price: $180.00

It really does deserve its name: Wild Roses is most definitely not a dainty tea-rose fragrance. It starts off boldly, with emphatic spicy and woody notes that put me in mind of a very sophisticated pomander or potpourri. The earthiness of the spice and woods, and the mystery of an incense-like note, are balanced by a hint of bright bergamot.
-- Now Smell This

Wild Roses opens with a hugely complicated blast of… well, rose of course – a clean tea rose, a spiced jammy rose, a hit of cracked pepper – a dribble of syrupy anise, a cold eucalyptus and a blast of bitter-sweet, fruity apricot that verges on peach. It is so overwhelming and rich it almost smells boozy up top – but not with the dense, alcoholic and almost sticky quality that boozy accords tend to have.
-- Smelly Thoughts

Wild Roses opens strong, racing out of the bottle onto the skin and blooming immediately into the air around me. A seemingly frenzied swirl of sweet rose and rich spice swirls around. It quickly becomes clear, though, that this wild appearance is simply an act. Mandy's deft hand has created that delirious opening that so perfectly represents the "intoxicated" feeling she was trying to evoke. It may seem unrestrained, but there's structure and purpose in there - and that makes it all the more beautiful.
-- This Blog Really Stinks

Mandy gifts us with the fruity: plum, apricot in profusion. Anisic tarragon [an herb we commonly love!] feels such a natural counterpoint, it possesses layers of color and feeling. Mandy only uses the finest aged patchouli to render the soil loamy and fertile, only faintly dusty—in which our roses take root. The touch of heliotrope in the topnote is tender and wistful, not grannyish. Each addition of a different rose component [Turkish rose, geraniol, damascenone, rose CO2, Robertet Rose Pétales] only serves to enrich our understanding of the seemingly limitless scope of rosy possibility.
-- Fragrantica

Aftelier Wild Roses is to me the essence of pure joy. The first wisps of scent reveal delicate petals of roses infused seamlessly with a stoned fruit (yes I said STONED), sweet and dripping with yellow gold juice. These are the droplets one would lick from a lover’s lips, the pure bliss of which suffuses the soul memory with gladness, it is the message of “life is good and rich and whole” it is the experience of wholeness.
-- Perfume Pharmer