Les Parfums de Rosine is a perfume line that generally "works" for me. It's like an olfactory version of a favorite musical artist: I may not love everything they release, but I find most of their creations likable and wearable, so I give every new one a try. Rosine recently launched Rose Nue, described as a "skin perfume" combining rose with "a green and powdery accord." Rose Nue was developed by perfumer Delphine Lebeau and its notes include tangerine, aldehydes, rose leaves, rose, heliotrope, vanilla, sandalwood, ambroxan, suede and musk.
Rose Nue was reportedly inspired by the Cuisse de Nymphe Emue rose; Cuisse de Nymphe Emue ("thigh of an aroused nymph") is also, apparently, the name for a certain shade of blush pink. It's appropriately bottled, since it does come across all pastel and powdery. It starts off with a wave of "shampoo fruits" (as I've come to think of certain accords), then a very pretty tea rose note. I wish Rose Nue would stay put at this point, but instead it shifts into white musk territory...so much white musk. Its softness has sharp edges (the composition's "green" facet?), and there's something about it that reminds me of the Love's Baby Soft of my youth. The ambroxan anchors the dry down and warms it up a bit. By then, however, I'm exhausted by all the synthetic musk and I really miss the rose.
Long story short, Rose Nue isn't my favorite Rosine; for something powdery, I prefer Ballerina No. 1 (also available in a pink bottle!) or Rose des Neiges, and as an introduction to the line, I'd still recommend La Rose de Rosine. For a rosy skin scent scent, there are probably other options, like Kai Rose. I'll always try the newest thing from Les Parfums de Rosine; this time around, it just wasn't love, but I still have plenty of favorite Rosines to fall back on.
Les Parfums de Rosine Rose Nue is available in 50 ($125) or 100 (€135) ml Eau de Parfum. For purchasing information, see the listing for Les Parfums de Rosine under Perfume Houses.