This fall, Valentino will follow on last year's Rock 'n Rose fragrance with a new variation, Rock 'n Rose Couture.
The latest addition to Valentino’s fragrance portfolio is Rock ’n Rose Couture. Building on the youthful appeal of the original Rock ’n Rose, the new scent comes in a lace-clad bottle, a nod to the designer’s fashion creations. As the name suggests, it is a rose floral, but not the one-dimensional, pretty kind; instead, it has plenty of edge, provided by the heady, bergamot base note.
(via women.timesonline.co.uk) Valentino Rock 'n Rose Couture will be available in 30, 50 and 90 ml Eau de Parfum. I will update with the notes when I can find them.
A third fragrance in the series, Valentino Rock 'n Rose Prêt à Porter, is expected to launch next year.
Update: see a review of Valentino Rock 'n Rose Couture.
I'm really new to this – is a bergamot as a base note possible? I always see it listed in the top or middle – I didn't know they used citrus as a base? Educate me please!
Really not loving the bottle, it looks like an 80's Madonna/Billy Idol thing and I'm not yet nostalgic for the 80's! I'm always on the hunt for a rose scent that I will love, so I'll give it a sniff if I see it out and about.
I'm afraid I'll be no help — don't know if it is possible. But I won't be surprised if that turns out to be a mistake on the part of the Times, and really it is a top note. I mean, not many people think of bergamot setting a fragrance apart from the pack, anyway, do they? It is in almost everything.
is part of its rock and roll mystique that it looks like a girly bong?
LOL — so it does!
You are right that bergamot is listed as a note in almost EVERYTHING and the idea of it lending any sense of “uniqueness” is funny — except that maybe it's less common in women's frags than men's? If it weren't for synthetic aromas, I'd wonder if all of Southern Europe & North Africa were covered in bergamot orchards to keep up with the demand.
I'm assuming by 'one-dimensional, pretty kind', they're referring to the original Rock'n'Rose? I doubt if I could tell the difference between this and Paul Smith Rose in a blind testing. They're just…rose. Pretty. One-dimensional.
LOL — perhaps, but guessing they hoped the “one dimensional” was buy some other, unnamed brand
Haven't tried the Paul Smith yet, it is really that dull?
Gosh, I think it is in most women's scents too, although maybe in smaller amounts.
Nice box, though.
Ah well. I'll just get the box then