‘Would you tell me,’ said Alice, a little timidly, ‘why you are painting those roses?’ – Alice in wonderland.
This was released in 1964 by Charrier under their former company name of Charles V. (1)
Over the years Magic Rose has had various packaging, with the current version being sold via Charrier’s website picture below. It has a plastic dark pink rose shaped lid, pale pink contents within a clear glass bottle dotted with petals. The box is very ornate with a picture window in pink, white and fuchsia.
Another design is shown below, a gold plastic lid shaped like a rosebud, clear bottle with pink liquid, though some versions had clear liquid. These were more often miniature bottles packaged within coffret sets with other perfumes from Charrier.
Opening notes: Rose, pepper, green notes, freesia, and violet.
Middle notes: Peony, lily, and lily-of-the-valley.
Base notes: Cedar, sandalwood, patchouli, and musk.
This is a rare beauty, the opening places you on a country lawn, surrounded by violets and roses. Sweetly romantic, delicate and dainty, just like the flowers it brings us. The base notes bring heartfelt warmth with precious woods. The only downside is that longevity could be better, but with the low price it is easy to spritz on a little more.
Suited to: Summer and autumn, because it is light yet softly warm, it can span both seasons happily.
Rating: Silver medal, for well recommended.