Inspired by our childhood gardens in northern Sweden and Germany, we invite you on our olfactory journey. Insert the key and enter through the heavy wooden door to find yourself in the wild enchanted garden surrounded by the beautiful scents of green leafy plants, jasmin and fresh herbs.
Friedemodin is the brainchild of Elisabeth Modin and Nina Friede. The collection of four scents encapsulates their combined love of travel and fragrance. Previously on this blog I have reviewed Vertine and Jardin Mystique, both of which were excellent, and today I am reviewing Rosée de Nuit.
Incongruously, there are no roses, as you would expect. However, I could swear there was a whisper of lovely satin rose petal in the background. There is a light airiness about the Friedemodin collection that reminds me of watercolour paintings. If you read the notes in each perfume, you would think these would be hard hitters with monster sillage, but in fact they are gentle and even ethereal.
Rosée de Nuit has definite woody notes and comes at this from several angles: there’s teak, there’s “Woodsy notes” (thanks Fragrantica!) and there’s sandalwood and allspice. But overall, this is gentle petals in a sylvan surrounding, with a hint of spice floating on air.
Maybe it’s the patchouli or the violet or the combination of both, but this is an incredibly elegant feminine perfume that makes me feel wonderful.