Yves Rocher are finally admitting it officially and publicly: you can't live without a touch of oud these days - perfume labels especially. But a taste for oud has definitely become more widespread and "natural" in society. The masstige brand will propose a Rose Oud from early 2016 in their upper scale collection entitled Secrets d'Essences...
The eau de parfum composition is by perfumer Annick Ménardo which is well-loved by perfume connoisseurs. She is known for managing to convey a touch of quirk even when working for designer or mass-market brands. At Yves Rocher, she is the author of Comme Une Evidence, one of their best-sellers and an easy chypre to live with. It's not eccentric but it is both realistic and quite pleasant, as well as being qualitative in that price range.
Rose Oud is said to feature notes of Damascus rose, cumin and labdanum while showcasing the real motivating ingredient for this new opus, oud from Laos, which has one of the more interesting oud personalities in our opinion.
Expect to see it on shelves from January 2016.
Secrets d'Essences collection debuted in 2005 with Voile d'Ambre by perfumer Olivier Pescheux.