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Lancome Tresor Midnight Rose Eau de Parfum
Member Name: angelboouk
Lancome Tresor Midnight Rose Eau de Parfum
Advantages: high quality, gorgeous scent, well crafted bottle, staying power
~Tresor Midnight Rose~
Released : 2011
Fragrance family : Floral
Lancome chosen Emma Watson (Harry Potter actress) to front the campaign for Tresor Midnight Rose. Midnight Rose is promoted as being a 'sexy, sweet and playful fragrance'. It is available in an eau de parfum and there is a gift set available which includes a body lotion and shower gel.
Tresor Midnight Rose has been created by blending different fragrance notes :
*Top notes offer the initial scent - peony, jasmine, blackcurrant bud absolute and pink pepper
*Heart notes offer the main body of the scent - raspberry and rose absolute
*Base notes finish off the scent - vanilla, musk and Viriginia cedar essence
The bottle for Tresor Midnight Rose adopts the same slender, facted glass design as Tresor In Love. The bottom of the bottle is a deep purple and this gradually lightens until neck. The neck of the bottle features a little purple rose charm which gives a classy, sophisticated appearance. I find the bottle to me feminine, unique and really gorgeous. It is certainly one which I am not ashamed to show off.
~Price and Availability~
Tresor Midnight Rose EDP can be bought at an Lancome stockist (Debenhams, House of Fraser etc) and also online from www.lancome.co.uk, www.perfumeshop.com and www.boots.com. Expect to pay £34.00 for a 30ml bottle and £47.00 for a 50ml bottle. Prices vary so it is worth shopping around.
In the past I have avoided floral orientated perfumes as I was convinced I wouldn't like them. I have expanded my perfume collection to include some floral perfumes - some I have liked and others haven't really been for me. I suppose that is why it is best to sample before you buy! As I previously mentioned I own a miniature and was delighted to add this to my growing collection of perfumes.
I would say Tresor Midnight Rose would make a beautiful gift for someone special. The bottle is stunning and well crafted to look special. Buying a perfume as a gift isn't easy but if you are aware of someones love of rose scented perfumes then this may be an obvious choice. It isn't overly expensive either and is of a high quality as you would expect from a brand such as Lancome.
I have tried all of the Tresor perfumes and had mixed feelings. I wasn't keen on the original but really liked Tresor In Love. I would say the different variations of the original scent are more appealing to a wider audience and perhaps a younger audience too. It is likely that younger Lancome fans may be tempted by having a younger female promoting this perfume.
Tresor Midnight Rose is an absolutely gorgeous scent and one which I wouldn't have had the chance to try had it not came in my calender. It is a powerful, heady scent when first applied and I would recommend only spraying or dabbing a little onto your skin as too much may lead to the scent being overpowering. I find that a small amount on my wrists and neck more than sufficient to leave my skin and clothing beautifully fragranced.
The initial scent offered by Midnight Rose is a gorgeous rich, addictive sweetness thanks to the blackcurrant. The pink pepper note comes through well and mingles with the fruity sweet blackcurrant offering an indulgent and slightly spicy feel to the scent. I love the way they top notes flow and are completely different to every other perfume I have worn before. The jasmine and peony take a back seat in this scent but can be witnessed as undertones and simply enhance the sensual sweetness of this scent.
Tresor Midnight Rose develops at a steady, smooth pace. After an hour or so after application, the scent changes and the focus changes to the rose absolute. The rose scent gives Midnight Rose its character and is the main appeal. It comes through quite light against the top notes and the strength increases after a shortwhile. A dramatic, confident rose aroma which screams quality comes through and is a true treat to experience. Although I am not a floral person, I do appreciate the way the rose is presented in this scent. It is warm, powerful and yet not overpowering as it is laced with the sweetness of raspberries. It is an unusual combination but it works very well to give the scent a layered but not confused feel which I really like.
The rose never quite fades but it does become more subtle and lingers for the duration of the scent. The dry down of Tresor Midnight Rose doesn't disappoint. The warming feel of the scent is enhanced here as a delightful woody essence is evident and quite earthy. This combined with a naturally sweet and creamy vanilla with a delicate rose sweetness completes this scent perfectly.
I would say that Tresor Midnight Rose EDP is the perfect scent for evening wear given its sensual, warming nature. It is a beautiful, feminine scent which is neither too young nor too mature but I would say it is an acquired smell and one which not everyone will appreciate. At times it comes across as being quite food-y due to the sweet rose and reminds me a little of Turkish Delight!
I liked this scent more than I thought I would. There is something very unique and special about it. It is so different from Lancome Magnifique (another Lancome scent which offers rose as its main fragrance note) and has its own character. I have received many a compliment whilst wearing this perfume as it radiates from my skin and is noticeable by those around me. I notice that once the base notes come through, the scent starts to become less intense but sits at a comfortable, close to the skin strength which is perfectly fine for me. The entire scent is noticeable on my skin for a good 8 hours which I consider excellent. I can detect it on my jacket or scarf the following day too.
Tresor Midnight Rose isn't a signature scent for me nor is it one which I choose to wear on a daily basis. It is a perfume which I like to wear on special occasions as it is simply gorgeous and very special. It is definitely worth the money as it is so nice and I can highly recommend it.
Thanks for reading :)
Summary: a special, appealing rose scent
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