sh British clothing brand Monsoon have launched their first fragrance. Monsoon as a brand defines itself as crafted, feminine, confident, romantic and modern. So it is no surprise that their first fragrance would have a generous helping of rose in it. Considered by many to be the most romantic and feminine of all flowers – I am not going to lie – I was worried. Rose is not my favourite note in fragrance.
Therefore I was both relieved and surprised when I saw the notes pyrimad. There is a heavy burst of citrus on the top with non defined ‘fruit’ and and ozonic note. In the middle it is a purely floral affair with rose, (of course) jasmine, tuberose, and cyclamen, and amber musk moss vanilla and woody notes.
On the skin, the lemon hits you in a sparkly burst. To be honest, I wasn’t expecting in but as a citrus devotee it is very much appreciated. As it moves into the floral heart again much to my pleasure rose is not the dominant note but more interestingly the woodiness is there from the first hour and stays on the skin for the four to five hours that it stays on my skin.
Do I think that the fragrance represents the brand? Not entirely. It would have been nice to have more of the Asian and ethically sourced influence of Monsoon reflected in the notes. If this fragrance were a shop I would say that it is John Lewis. The different fragrance families representing the different departments and the overall result providing a good positive experience that many enjoy. That said, it is a pretty fragrance, which I think will appeal to a wide range of women.
Monsoon Rose Gold is avialable from Monsoon Stores in 30ml, 50ml and 100ml and prices start from £24.00