Comme Une Evidence Eau de Parfum Intense was launched in July 2013, ten years after the original Comme Une Evidence. It was created by the prolific Annick Menardo, who also created a few legends such as Bulgari Black, Hypnotic Poison and Xeryus Rouge.
My bottle of Comme Une Evidence EDP Intense was very kindly sent to me by Yves Rocher on hearing my disappointment that Rose Absolue had been discontinued. I am under no obligation to like anything that is sent to me, and I am free to disparage as I see fit, but I actually do like this very much.
An impossibly feminine floral, with dominant Rose, this is made with Damascus Rose, which, to quote the blurb “Damascus Rose is picked at dawn and provides a fruity-honey scent”. This, along with the praline note, is the little something that lands this somewhere between the aforementioned La Vie est Belle and Pleasures.
It is light, clean and floral and the Rose does indeed dominate, but in a rich velvety way, rather than being like Turkish Delight, as Rose so often can be.
The notes are few and simple: Rose, Jasmine, Wood, and Praline. I would say that’s a fair description and I would heartily recommend this pretty scent. The Rose stays true and lasts long on my skin. Longevity is around six to seven hours.
You can find it on the Yves Rocher website, for only £22, and do take note that they always send freebies, and three free samples with every order, so it’s worth checking out other scents when you order.