The new rose soliflore on the block is Penhaligon's Elisabethan Rose, which unlike what you might assume, is named after one of the scent creators' daughter rather than be a royal homage, hence the "s", which the brand insists must be there - and so exit the "z"...
Initially launched in 1984, it has been recreated and the new formulation is signed by perfumer Aliénor Massenet of Symrise.
"Imagined in the heart of a fragrance, is a divine double rose which nests itself in a dual-sphere soliflore exhaling a sublime scent. In order to magnify the intense power, the blood and fire, it takes on a red hue. To create a halo of purity - a supreme aspiration - the rose distills touches of white." [editor's translation]
"Imaginée au coeur d'un parfum, une double rose divine se love dans un soliflore à double sphère et exhale un baume sublime. Pour magnifier le pouvoir intense, le sang et le feu, elle se dote de rouge. Pour s'auréoler de pureté, aspiration suprême, elle distille des touches de blanc."
The new eau de parfum opens on top notes of hazelnut tree leaves, almond oil and cinnamon. The heart showcases red lily, Centifolia rose oil and rose absolute. The base rests on vetiver, musk and woods.
It is a unisex composition.
SRP is 154€ for 100 ml.
[via press release]