By Aqalili Azizan
Aesop's fourth fragrance, Rōzu Eau de Parfum is born in partnership with long-term collaboration, Barnabé Fillion, who also worked with the company on Marrakech Intense and Hwyl, and a collection of Aromatique Room Sprays.
Charlotte Perriand rose
Photo by Julien T Hamon (2020)
Inspired by the life, work and enthusiasms of the prominent French modernist designer Charlotte Perriand, and the Japanese rose that bears her name, it is an intense yet tender fragrance-nuanced and expansive, with remarkable longevity, intended to appeal to all genders.
The perfume opens with rich floral notes of Rose, alongside Petitgrain, Bergamot and vibrant Shiso, a reference to Perriand’s lifelong affection for Japan and Pink Pepper, which confers fresh spiciness.
The heart brings headier florals yet: Ylang Ylang is interwoven with dry, spicy woodiness; while Jasmine empowers the Rose, supported by light, smoky notes of Guaiacwood. Sandalwood hints at the deeper, powdery base notes, marrying the soft, woody green earth of Vetiver Extract with warm, sweet herbal notes of Patchouli and ambery, balsamic Myrrh. Musk subtly underpins the whole.
Rōzu Eau de Parfum is packaged in a 50mL glass bottle priced at RM690.