Wednesday, February 20, 2008

SOTD: Stella Rose Absolute


I remember when I first smelled Lancome's Mille et Une Roses I was reminded immediately of Stella Rose Absolute. Yet as time has progressed I can see their differences very easily. Mille et Une Roses is a softer gentler scent meant to envelope one in serenity and dusk, where as Stella Rose Absolute is a wilder harsher scent, the bergamot adds a noticiable tang that remains through out the scent and amber used is darker, this scent never sweetens like Mille et Une Roses. Stella Rose Absolute is the woodsier and fey sister to Mille et Une Roses delicate dusky angelic quality.
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Self Portrait as not Dead Yet by Julie Heffernan 2007

2 comments:

Perfumeshrine said...

I thought the same thing when I fist tried them respectively. They're quite close, although MeUR is a tad sweeter, true. Maybe this is why SRA is more "me".

Jenavira13 said...

I think MeUR is more me because of the sweetness which explains everything in my scent choices. Rarely do I choose a scent that doesn't have just a little sweetness, I think it really is a skin combination thing though, I can appreciate non-sweet scents, but on my skin most of the time they just sit there not developing.