Paestum Rose

Eau de Toilette

by Eau d'Italie

Paestum Rose Sizes Available:
100ml $140
0.7ml sample $4
If you like Paestum Rose Eau de Toilette, we recommend you try:
Here's what other people are saying about Paestum Rose...
An achingly dry rose, almost a fractalized rose sent, with nice incense and a faint wisp of smoke (for some reason, on some days, there's also an Elmer's glue note that fades quickly - no idea why). It stays pretty close to the skin, but is definitely an evocative pleasure.
By   - Musician from Bethlehem on 1/9/2020
I must be a lone duck here, Paestrum Rose on the skin smelled like strong cumin and rose, which made an unattractive combination through and through. It was incredibly vile and nauseating and I couldn't wait for it to end. But then I smelled the same fragrance on paper, which showcased a singular rose note with cedar/woods. Still I found the combination offsetting and hard to handle.
By   - Office Manager from Williamsburg on 1/1/2020
This is the scent I've been searching for! When I began my latest journey to explore perfumes I told my friend that I wanted to smell like an old cathedral festooned with roses everywhere. This does it and I love how it works on me.
By   - Self Employed from Midwest on 1/4/2019
So sad to say..this scent does NOT smell the same anymore,I am sure its been reformulated...I remembered this as being VERY woody and dark,and now its more of a tea-rose scent...
By   - from midwest on 9/24/2014
I didn't like this the first time I tried it. very dry, sharp, with absolutely no sweetness--I think that was the pepper. I thought it was interesting but I didn't take to it at all. the second time I tried the rose came out (pretty sure it was the rose, and some other notes too) and all of a sudden...I recognized it. the scent was much sweeter, too. it is most definitely not a sweet scent, but in comparison to the first time I tried it, I mean. it bloomed. an interesting, wonderful scent, I like it a lot now. I highly suggest trying this on different times of your cycle, as we all know, body chemistry has a huge effect on how a scent changes on you. I wouldn't have been able to appreciate this fragrance fully if I had dismissed it because I didn't like it the first time I tried it.
By  on 12/11/2013
It smells like Incense Rosé from Tauer, but slightly lighter. I mainly smell Turkish Rose and Incense. Eventhough it's light and watery, it's rather smokey and dark. I think it should be worn by a man, there is nothing feminine in this rose. I am not a fan, but I must admit it's unusual.
By   - Project Coordinator from Lausanne on 5/20/2013
I love this and I don't know why. On me it smells like cedar with a little rose thrown in but feels sophisticated . Part of me thinks it smells like those tourist cedar pillows you buy in the mountains and part of me thinks it smells like an exceedingly cool and different scent to wear through the day. I keep coming back to it so must work on me.
By   - from Wallingford on 3/25/2011
Interesting...definitely an adult scent as previously stated. Not really "wowed" by this one.
By  on 1/31/2011
This is a great fragrance . . . as long as you are not expecting a rose centered scent. This is more of an incense wood fragrance with rose and black current added in. Bertrand Duchafour added lots of rose to his Jubilation XXV fragrance too, but this has a bit more rose I guess. The cinnamon, pink pepper, coriander and tea is very prominent in the opening coupled with a bit of rose. Has a tea rose woody incense feel. The drydown retains hints of the rose but the patchouli and other light woods are more noticeable. A charming fairy tale of a fragrance. I like it quite a bit, but it is definitely not like any of the great rose fragrances (No. 88, Black Tie, Black Aoud). It is a wonderful incense fragrance though.
By   - art organizer from Oklahoma City on 3/6/2009
This is one of those perfumes which smelled delicious in the bottle and even better throughout the day. Very dark and complex.
By  on 1/30/2009
May a bottle of Paestum Rose always be on my dresser! It is the ultimate rose for me, so much more beautiful than anything by Rosine. It is deeply dark and wondrous, Burr was right to give it five stars and call it a Masterpiece.
By   - Homemaker from Pacific Northwest on 11/9/2008
I've worn this for a few days now and it has "converted" those who have always told me they can't stand perfumes. The darkness in this scent is miraculous. For me this is more a fragrant representation of shadow and twilight than of rose . . . and that's fine. It is not precious at all - there is something of an understated seduction to it. A very adult scent. Perhaps a young woman who was very mature and sure of herself might wear it well though.
By   - Grad Student from Longmont on 10/2/2008
I concur with previous reviews, the cedar is quite predominant in this one, however it's really nice. Not getting quite as much rose as I had hoped but this is a very unique and, the best word I can think of, "restrained" scent. I see a woman in an exquisite suit wowing everyone at a board meeting. Not very sexy, not for the young. Limited sillage, lasting power quite good.
By   - from Halifax on 9/15/2008
Really smells like hamster litter!!!
By   - personal shopper from some where in ohio on 8/31/2008
I wish this worked on me, but, alas, I get Eau de Buttermilk au Dried Rose. It takes about two hours for the buttermilk accord to settle. By then, of course, I've already washed it off and put on something that actually likes me. Oh well. The dry-down is still nice, but not my cup.
By  on 8/5/2008
This reminds me of rose petals scattered across an antique, four poster bed -- a bed located somewhere in the Vatican...
By  on 6/21/2008
I sampled this scent,from Aedes,and had mixed feelings,Excellent sillage,it will last all day! It is similar to a Serge rose,in its damp,complexity.The note that TRULY stands out,is the cedar,it is VERY domineering,but this is a very stand out,well done fragrance!
By   - perfume lover from cincinnati on 5/30/2008
Chandler Burr did not oversell this scent. It's a miraculously un-cloying representation of rose-- more like dried rose petals than like burying your nose in the blossom itself.
By   - Legal from Nashville on 5/29/2008
Back to Top