At Etat Libre d’Orange, the Virgin rarely wanders far from the Whore. Perhaps she is one and the same. Rossy de Palma’s fragrance was created by two extraordinary perfumers (Antoine Maisondieu and Antoine Lie from Givaudan). They have created for her a perfume of protection, a refuge on the battlefield of love. Defensive yet transparent, Rossy conceals as it reveals. This magic potion, this instrument of transformation, could only be made by the crushing of armful of roses. Roses with thorny stems that yield lavish blossoms, lush petals, outrageous, puffed-up fantasies, trembling with the sweat of impatience and desire. Roses, red with blood, a piercing note that leaves the flavor of fire on lips that suck the finger procked up by a thorn. A bleeding rose. A candy rose. A rose that tastes of fresh milk, a talcum powdered baby’s bottom, a wealth of sugared kisses. Now the impetuous rose finally gets what she has always wanted, what she has always deserved. The tigress has been tempered.
Perfume family: floral, spicy
Top notes:ginger, black pepper, bergamot
Heart notes: geranium, rose, jasmine
Base notes: benzoin, incense, cacao, patchouli