In perfumery as elsewhere, inspiration is sometimes right in front of your nose. Just ask Jean JACQUES! He loves to drink ristretto, and in that little drink that punctuates his day, he found the starting point for the design of Rose Ébène. He decided to combine the intense, almost leathery aroma of a natural coffee CO2 extract with the delicate floral aroma of Turkish rose essence. The contrast is striking!
Forget everything you thought you knew about roses! In this woody floral amber scent, rose exchanges its reputation as a nice, demure flower for a more edgy, almost rebellious personality. Underscored with a dash of cardamom, the fresh rose enters a realm of darkness and opulence. Coffee extract, an ingredient as rare as it is luxurious, faithfully transcribes the complex aroma of the robustas that Jean JACQUES is so crazy about. Accompanied by a leather accord, birch wood and styrax exacerbate the smoky, tarry, roasted facets of this hyper-realistic ristretto. In the trail of the fragrance, essences of patchouli and vetiver further darken the composition by giving it a deep, woody structural base. Enhanced by this stunning contrast, rose reveals another face. More potent than ever, it asserts its personality with unexpected strength.
This Rose Ébène is a flower with a strong personality, a scent between shadow and light!
Rose, the ultimate symbol of femininity, often comes off as a gentle flower, maybe even cloying. That gives us another reason to play it up! He couldn’t resist – our perfumer, Jean JACQUES, loves to put a spin on clichés. As soon as he joined CARON, he breathed an air of modernity into our favourite flower. The first fragrance he devoted to was Rose Ivoire, which showcased every nuance of white. It needed a dark alter ego, in shades of black. At CARON, we love to create opposing fragrance duos. It’s a matter of tradition. And then we had it: our icon in the first role of a dark amber rock-star scent. The fragrance is full of contrast, in the style of our most emblematic creations. Neither masculine nor feminine (actually, both at the same time), Rose Ébène beautifully proves that the queen of flowers has something to gain from being shaken up.
DID YOU KNOW?
Supercritical CO2 extraction may have a rather barbaric name, but we love it twice as much. First, because the process is carried out at room temperature, with no need to heat the raw material. This ensure the extracts are remarkably close to nature. And this cutting-edge technique also presents a major ecological advantage: it generates no greenhouse gases or pollutants. It’s win-win!
Around ROSE: Turkish Rose Essence | Indonesian Patchouli Essence | Styrax Essence | Styrax Resinoid
Around COFFEE: Coffee CO2 | Birch Wood Essence | Leather Note | Saffron Note | For Life (IFF Label) Haitian Vetiver Essence
Our ingredients lists are regularly updated. Before using a CARON product we invite you to carefully read the ingredients list printed on the packaging to be sure that this product is suitable for your personal use.
INGREDIENTS (COCTAB): ALCOHOL DENAT.. PARFUM. AQUA. ETHYLHEXYL METHOXYCINNAMATE. ETHYLHEXYL SALICYLATE. BUTYL METHOXYDIBENZOYMETHANE. ALCOHOL. TRIS(TETRAMETHYLHYDROXYPIPERIDINOL) CITRATE. CI 17200. CI 19140. CI 42090. LINALOOL. LIMONENE. ALPHA-ISOMETHYL IONONE. CITRONELLOL. COUMARIN. HYDROXYCITRONELLAL. HEXYL CINNAMAL. GERANIOL. CITRAL. 82% Vol.