Une Folie de Rose is the latest release from Les Parfums de Rosine, and has notes of coriander, bergamot, rose, ylang-ylang, jasmine, sandalwood, amber, oakmoss, vetiver, and patchouli.
Une Folie starts out very dense and sweet, and for a few minutes I thought this might have more patchouli and ylang ylang than I could stand. Both notes calm nicely, leaving a softly spicy floral chypre; the rose is blended with the other floral notes and does not stand out on its own as much as it does in many of the other Rosines.
This is not my favorite Rosine (that honor goes to Ecume de Rose), but it is a lovely fragrance. There is a hint of green, and a beautiful earthy-mossy undertone. It is not as heavy as your old-fashioned, hard hitting chypres (Houbigant Aperçu or Guerlain Mitsouko, say), but it is not a light fragrance by any means. I would guess that it will please chypre fans more than rose fans, and it is probably better suited to fall and winter.
Les Parfums de Rosine Une Folie de Rose was developed by perfumer François Robert, and is available in 50 and 100 ml Eau de Parfum. For buying information, see the listing for Les Parfums de Rosine under Perfume Houses.
Note: The top image is from Paul Iribe’s Les Robes de Paul Poiret. It has nothing whatsoever to do with the fragrance other than that the house of Rosine was originally founded by Poiret. I will not be posting tomorrow; enjoy the rest of the weekend!