I used to be residing my common life after which final Thursday night time I bought a textual content from somebody I haven’t been in touch with for 40 (yeah, actually) years. I used to be so shocked. Somebody from secondary college.
She was in London on vacation: might we meet up … on Saturday (reminder that she contacted me on Thursday night time). I mentioned, um no, Saturday wouldn’t work (I’m over 2 hours from London by prepare). So, ultimately it’s going to be a telephone or video name. Has that occurred to you – somebody from an extended very long time in the past pops up after many years?
Anyway, on to the Rosine – and sorry for my unhappy, considerably unimaginative pics right now.
I attempted this line on the now gone Bendels on 5th Avenue in New York Metropolis. Based in 1911 by Paul Poiret and ‘revived’ (it didn’t survive the nice despair) in 1991 these had been principally soliflores.
Les Parfums de Rosine was pretty strictly roses of various ilks. Now, it seems to be like the home has a load of various issues.
Again within the ‘90s, once I knew it, the Rosine stand was behind the bottom flooring at Bendels – if I’m recalling accurately, form of up a number of steps on a curved staircase, sitting in a form of touchdown. I don’t keep in mind seeing greater than a dozen completely different bottles.
The bottles had been good: hefty ovals, every with a ornament on the cap. A tassel, a ribbon — you get the concept. Now, a few of them have frilly ballet skirts between the cap and the bottle.
I’m undecided why I ended up there. Rose soliflores actually weren’t my factor. However someway I got here away with La Rose de Rosine. Which was a stable however not very thrilling (violet, marigold, ylang, a number of completely different rose oils/attars, jasmine, iris, tonka, benzoin and Peru balsam) fragrance launched in 1991 (François Robert was the nostril).
Even many years later I’m undecided what made me purchase it. However clearly one thing did as a result of I’ve a really sturdy reminiscence of doing it (plenty of my purchases merge, significantly after on-line turned a factor). I recollect it being very rosy, after all, with a little bit of powderiness (violet, marigold, iris?), not terribly complicated and never a lot of a drydown (pretty unsurprising, given the bottom notes). I’m positive I ‘appreciated’ it, but it surely was by no means ever love.
(A foul pic of my yellow climbing rose which is roofed in buds)
In any case, I do know I wore it for a interval. How lengthy that was I can’t recall.
I don’t assume I had the bottle terribly lengthy earlier than it bought rehomed. I’ve this concept it bought bought throughout a interval once I had a reasonably vital disposable revenue and was looking for one thing to like, so was form of joyful to fork out for issues within the hope I’d come to like them. And it was low-cost (it’s now 130 euros for 100ml of juice).
So, do you personal any Rosines? Do you may have sturdy recollections with regard to purchasing sure fragrances or do issues now utterly merge collectively?
(Pics: Pexels and mine)