Amouage - Rose Incense
What is it that really counts in the end? Rose Incense, created as a tribute to Citizen Kane, one of the greatest of all film classics, addresses this question in the form of an artfully arranged olfactory approach. Orson Welles' film drama tells the story of the rise of a man who seems to have achieved everything in life, attained wealth, prestige and power - but on his deathbed mentions one last word that poses a riddle: "Rosebud". When a journalist is hired to shed light on the mystery, he illuminates the life of the rich, at first supposedly happy, and finally lonely Charles Foster Kane. His research, presented in flashbacks, leads nowhere despite his best efforts, but it is revealed to the viewer that Kane's last spoken word is a link to the wistful childhood memories of the deceased media magnate. A sleigh bursting into flames among the deceased's worthless belongings concludes the narrative. It is decorated with a painted rose and an inscription: "Rosebud"....
Bruno Jovanovic's Rose Incense is dedicated to Citizen Kane's powerful themes. The enigmatic utterance, drama and memories are found in a powerful and emotionally arranged, supremely sophisticated fragrance concept. Launched exclusively at Selfridges in London for the first time, Rose Incense kicks off the It's All About...Collection Amouages. In the spirit of the cinematic model, Jovanovic's composition is encased in an elegantly designed flacon. With its simple design but bright red lacquer, it rests in a box whose design picks up on striking motifs from the film. This elaborately realised synthesis of fragrance and appearance rounds Rose Incense out into a consummate ode to Orson Welles' quintessential classic.
As the first fragrance in the It's All About...Collection, Amouage presents Bruno Jovanovic's composition Rose Incense, in the brand's signature tradition of storytelling. A luminous rose scent, contrasted by intense incense and complemented by a poetic black ink accord, merges into a perfume of exceptionally deep presence! Elemi and frankincense oil form the fresh and spicy prelude to Rose Incense. Mixed into their lively union is a black ink accord, full of drive, that sets the stage for the main protagonists of the fragrance's ambitious heart note. Here, bright and floral, a distinct rose shines with luminous intensity alongside a contrasting, confident incense absolute. United in intense bonding, their sounds bed down on a base that arranges warm woody notes in harmony with balsamic myrrh resinoid. Surrounded by the sensual sounds of vanilla, the emotional and complexly composed image of Rose Incense emerges.