French niche perfume house Les Parfums de Rosine has launched a new, unisex composition this summer season called Cologne Rose Océan, which is explicitly done within the framework of the eau-de-cologne genre...
"This second Cologne of LES PARFUMS DE ROSINE had to explore another facet of the freshness specific to an Eau de Cologne. The universe of great marine spaces, where the rose is there as an intruder, was a challenge."
Perfumer Delphine Lebeau of Fragrance Resources is said to have taken up "the challenge" resulting in a "rather unusual scent." The brief was about imagining the scent of a rose growing by the sea. This is not the first time that the brand has tackled the theme of a maritime rose. In 2010, it issued Une Rose au Bord de la Mer, an eau fraîche for women, while Rose Océan is unisex and plays with the codes of 18th century Kölnisch Wasser.
The new, marine blend opens on top notes of bergamot, lemon, a green accord and neroli.
"Green notes, worked as if they were embracing the sea air, mixed with citrus scents that caught us and dragged us on rocks beaten by the waves."
The heart features a greenish rose bud impression, lavender and rose absolute. The base lingers thanks to cedarwood, Ambroxan, the recreated scent of ambergris, and oakmoss.
The scent "is a beautiful escape to a holiday by the sea."
[Via press release]