I am not usually a fan of rose scented fragrances. Let me just go ahead and put that out there. I like sweet, spicy and fruity scents but anything too floral is a no-go for me. Occasionally I wear scents with subtle notes of floral, but to choose something that is traditionally rose is not happening. That is until I tried this new Aerin Rose de Grasse
scent. I have smelled the rose scent that is used in most of the Aerin makeup such as the rose lip balm
and rose balm lipsticks
(read my review of those here
), and have enjoyed it but never thought I would like it on the skin. The Aerin beauty team sent this fragrance over and to be quite honest, I didn’t even spray it for at least a week. Finally when I was going through my products to review, I begrudgingly gave it a go. Welp, It’s an understatement to say that I felt like a FOOL for not trying it sooner! My poor skin was being deprived of one of the most beautiful fragrances I’ve smelled in a long time. I even ran out to the living room and shoved my wrist in my husband’s face insisting he smell my arm. (and yes, he loved it too)
So not only was I now in love with the scent, the bottle immediately got placed front and center on my vanity because it was too pretty not to show off. But since I was curious exactly what was it about this
rose fragrance that made me fall in love, I looked a bit more closely at the notes. And after reading the first few (rose centifolia, rose otto bulgarian and rose absolute), I then came across warming Musk and I knew why I had loved it so much. It has a nice balance of a pure rose scent and a warm musk that makes it absolutely swoon-worthy. I’ve been wearing it almost daily and spring isn’t even here yet. But hopefully if I keep wearing it, the warmer weather will come faster. Wishful thinking I know, but everyone gets through winter differently. So just let me do my thing.
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