Male and unique: a rose blossoms in the heart of ManRose, Etro’s latest jus that revisits the tradition of single-essence fragrances. In this new formula, it gently envelopes the elegant and cosmopolitan GentleMan as he steps lightly and confidently through conventions.
The fragrance recaptures a whiff of the citrus breeze of Calabrian bergamot, invigorated by the pungent scents of cardamom and Sichuan pepper, then sweetened with the strange glow of elemi, the essence taken from a resin used in India and Arabia in ancient times to activate meditation crystals. At the heart of the perfume, the noble rose, celebrated by Sufi masters and alchemists is enclosed in the languid embrace of incense before dissolving in velvety notes of geranium that, once on the skin, fresh and warm like the soft rays of the spring sun.
“If someone loves a flower, of which just one single blossom grows, in all the millions of stars, it is enough to make him happy just to look at the stars.” (Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, The Little Prince, 1943).
The ancient Greeks, who made garlands of roses to crown the followers of Dionysus, considered it an agender corolla and saw, in the flower’s circular shape, the symbol
of universal perfection and the circular nature of time, eternally flowing and renewing itself.
Only in the finale do the fireworks of musk, amber and patchouli come together the more virile harmony of tones of leather, vetiver and precious woods; so the rose, the timeless rose sinks its roots deep in the land
and the soul: the buttonhole of an eternal poet and wanderer who leaves behind him
a rainbow of light.
Head: Calabrian bergamot, Sichuan pepper, cardamom and elemi
Heart: Turkish rose, geranium and incense Base: patchouli, vetiver, musk, leather, ember, precious wood