Rose of No Man’s Land is a modern, bright, spicy, and woody rose. One of the best rose perfume.
Rose of No Man’s Land is an unusual interpretation of rose
The rose is aesthetic and authentic. This scent undoubtedly represents Byredo. The fragrance shows off the modern side of this classic flower, the underrated facets–the soft, clean, and spicy rose. I cannot deliberately separate the rose scent from other components because they all blend flawlessly. It’s like drawing a rose with silver paint in a plum-colored canvas and texturing it with sparkling dust and soft feathers.
Rose of No Man’s Land is not going to be an ordinary walk in the passage of roses
I got hooked by the fresh and clean pepper scent. It opens with dominant spicy notes of pink pepper. At the same time, rich and dewy berries accords create a delightful touch in the top notes until the heart; perfectly pictures the fruits’ watery flesh and its sweet yet slightly acidic taste with no excess cloying sweetness. These luscious berries amplify the rose’s floral and balsamic facets, blurring into one radiant floriental scent. This unique combination creates uplifting and engaging top notes, inviting us to go deeper into its realm.
The green facet of the rose amuses the senses with its freshness and charm. The scent reminds me of Turkish rose absolute, which possesses more transparent green notes than the essential oil (which has deeper honey facet). The rose beautifully glides with the woody notes, which exhibits a dry-sweet cedarwood, nutty vetiver, and earthy patchouli facets.
Nevertheless, Rose of No Man’s Land smells brave and determined. The backbone is so persistent it hardly loses its opening statement. The spicy and floriental accords settle on top of a soft woody and amber harmony. The woods provide its dry and earthy aspects to elaborate the spicy notes, while its balsamic facet blends with the amber to strengthen the oriental facet.
Rose of No Man’s Land is one of my best smelling perfumes
Back in 2015, I was searching for a rose perfume for my collection. I have visited several stores and tried many kinds of roses, but I couldn’t find the rose I have pictured in my mind: clean, airy, dusky, bright yet intense.
I fell in love with it instantly. I adore the combination of everything in it. Apart from smelling beautiful, the scent is rich, linear, and tenacious. I don’t usually bother about projection and longevity, but I can tell from my experience that this perfume performs excellently. I always get compliments when wearing this.
I highly recommend this rose.
The perfumer behind this masterpiece is Jérôme Epinette
He joined Robertet since 2003 and now is a VP of fine fragrance perfumers. He is the nose behind numerous perfumes from famous houses, such as Byredo, Atelier Cologne, Vilhelm Parfumerie, and Floral Street.
At Byredo, he works closely with Ben Gorham to create fragrances ever since the brand was founded in 2006. With a solid background in fine arts, an artistic nature, and unique taste, Ben Gorham gives Byredo a strong identity. He unveils his creative olfactory visions while Jérôme transforms them into perfumes. This duo has successfully created scents that are treasured by people. Some of their creations are Bal d’Afrique, Eleventh Hour, Gypsy Water, Slow Dance, and Velvet Haze.
Have you ever smelled Rose of No Man’s Land? Or maybe other Byredo perfumes? I would love to hear your thoughts about them!