Roger & Gallet has launched Rose Imaginaire, a new fragrance for women inspired by three gardens (in Sicily, the Nile Delta and Oceania) and named for the fact that it contains no actual rose essence.
Rose Imaginaire was developed by perfumers Alberto Morillas and Marie Salamagne; the notes include mandarin, strawberries, jasmine, violet, sandalwood and patchouli.
Roger & Gallet Rose Imaginaire is available in 100 ml.
(via cosmoty.de, blogs.lexpress.fr)
I just got a sample of this as I placed an order with a French pharmacy – honestly? Probably the least ‘R&G’ style scent I’ve come across – clearly they are reaching for a younger demographic, but, that said, it is well done and more elegant than the usual fruity-floral fare. It reminds me a little of what Miss Dior Cherie was like when it first came out, with a muskier, smoother woody base to it. The strawberry note is well done and I do pick up the jasmine/violet as a nice background compliment to the fruit. I’ve also found that the R&G ‘waters’ actually have decent to great staying power, but it is dependent on the scent.
Interesting, thanks! Is it powdery?
No powder at all to me, the violet seems more of a green style than a powder, and woody/musk isn’t giving off powdery either. R&G actually do very good distinctly woody smelling bases in their waters – often something says wood in the base and you really struggle to get it or it’s overshadowed by patchouli, but not with them.
Sounds like the fragrance version of Ritz mock apple pie.