Launched as a salute to Mona di Orio’s life and work as a perfumer, Rose Étoile de Hollande is the culmination of Mona’s study of a special rose that climbed the walls of Maison Sainte Blanche in Cabris, France. And like her other layered and yet legible perfumes, Rose Étoile de Hollande is no ordinary rose: powdery and spicy, with a round, lush white peach note lifted by aldehydes, and sprinkled with clove.
Heart notes of warm cedar, earthy patchouli and a sly leather note adds to the scintillating heart while a hint of powdery heliotrope conspire to create an innocent, yet joyously carnal scent.
This perfume manages to evoke a rose at once regal, joyous and sensual, its progression from top notes to base notes gathering depth and beauty as it progresses.
NOTES: Calabrian bergamot, white peach, heliotrope, Bulgarian and Turkish rose, Egyptian geranium, clove, patchouli, Virginia and Atlas cedarwood, vanilla from Madagascar, Siamese benzoin, balsam of Peru.