You know the funny thing about fragrances? They can evoke different responses in different people (hence my policy to never “review” a fragrance – how will I know if you’d like it?!) but they can also work differently on different people.
One such fragrance for me, is this Caudalie Rose de Vigne Eau Fraiche fragrance, which I’ve been sitting on since I received it last year. Oops! My bad!
The primary reason was because, as easy on the nose as this fresh rose scent is (and as affordable it is on the pocket) I’m not crazy about wearing rose-scented perfumes. They tend to make my head feel heavy, instead of light, and I often feel overwhelmed – like I’m standing in the middle of a blooming field of roses. Not a bad thing, but heady.
But that was until I figured out how I liked best to use this perfume! :D
Didn’t know that Caudalie made perfumes? They do! I was surprised the first time I found out too. There is a whole selection of fresh scents, and Rose de Vigne is a new addition. To me though, this fragrance doesn’t smell as much of roses as it does of berries.
I liken it to the scent of crushed berries, warmed by the sun, with a crisp floral note overlying the scent. It smells fresh, and yet unlike many fresh scents, it lasts. It isn’t a bad scent, if you want something easy on the nose.
Importantly also, for those who might be tempted to venture into the grey area of copycat perfumes or *gasp* fakes, or even those who might lament the dearth of affordable perfumes that don’t smell like toilet fresheners, the scents by Caudalie are very affordable.
As I said however, I’m not crazy about wearing this scent because it just isn’t very me. What I do like however, is to use this as a room scent. I know, it’s terribly decadent, but I like how this smells in a room. It smells fresh and clean and a little comforting.
What I do is lightly saturate a blotter with the scent, and then leave it somewhere in my room. What this does is lightly fragrance the room with the soft smell of roses and berries and gives it a lovely refreshing feel. If they made a candle out of this, I might even buy it too! :D
You can actually do this with your favourite scents too. It’s decadent, but sometimes, you know, a little bit of decadence never hurt anyone! ;)
Have you tried the Rose de Vigne fragrance or any other fragrance from Caudalie?
I remember my surprise the first time I found out Caudalie made fragrances. I think it was Fleur de Vigne that I liked when I took a sniff at the counter. At the fairly affordable prices, I’m grateful to not get toilet freshener! LOL! :D
Caudalie Rose de Vigne Fresh Fragrance
Price: RM135 | US$39
Availability: Caudalie counters, Sephora