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