I’m just another sucker for roses. However, rose fans and I share the same plight as we search for the perfect rose fragrance: we know it’s going to be a long journey full of wincing and coughing through the perfume storm of poorly presented roses.
Paul Smith Rose EDP is a pale-colored rose dipped in a cup of lightly steeped green tea. There’s a juicy bite of citrus in the opening, and the mellow green tea note soon follows. I’ve yet to give this fragrance the title as my perfect, signature rose fragrance, but it comes very close. I adore the way it makes me feel: Cheerful and calm. It is light, modern, and pretty, with a quiet allure. It’s the ideal fragrance to wear to afternoon tea.
On my skin, it lasts a couple of hours even without any lotion to lock in the scent. The fragrance also makes a gorgeous hair mist; it seems to stay in hair all day. The very reasonable price point makes it even more enjoyable to generously spray on.
Paul Smith Rose EDP (1 fl. oz.) $30.67 on Amazon.