The Rose of Love is in full bloom.
Act III scene III
The perfumer Caroline Dumur stands at the center of the stage to represent the third scene in MASQUE MILANO Opera Act of Love
“Tonight she is Imogen… and tomorrow night she will be Juliet”.
For this fragrance, Alessandro and Riccardo couldn’t help pointing the spotlight on the quintessential flower of love: her majesty the Rose. A rose soliflora: love on stage.
The bottle design depicts a magnificent rose, pierced by a dagger. As in the perfect love tragedy.
Caroline’s rose is turbulent and vivid, offering up a bloom that makes us feel the scent of it and want to wear it’s beauty, participate in its frenzy.
Upon vaporising, the rose appears fresh and dewy, its spicy aspect enhanced by geranium and ambrette seeds, and the metallic facet boosted by rose oxide.
In the drydown, the rose in full bloom is just a faint memory. The rose absolute takes the place of the rose oil fading away, while patchouli and musks help conveying the feeling of a dried flower, symbolizing love gone by.
In Love Kills, senses are flooded with a beautiful anthology of odoriferous suggestions. Jammy, smeared, boudoir, powder, gardenwet, gardenhot, stormstruck blooms, boozy, silvered, Loukhoum, plasticised, petrolic, oud-soaked, patisserie, powdered, lipstick, bitter, cold, pot-pourri, sleeping beauty thorn-twisted. One could honestly live forever amid the roses, admittedly with some iris and violet thrown in. Roses soothe, arouse and pique the senses, creating a tension that is at once illicit and vintage, perverse and hazily comforting.