Roses are interpreted in perfumery in so many different ways, and Ruby Wood quenches my thirst for exuberant, lush, and sensual roses in a way that rarely a perfume does.  So much that it left me speechless. Pure joy! And a fine, artisan fragrance.
Ruby Wood by Exaltatum Parfum (created by Eglija Vaitkevice and released in 2018) above all feels like a thick, soft, and delicious duvet made of caramelized ruby-red rose petals. 

Lush, thick, velvety, meaty, dark red rose petals, the ones you want to dive into. I curled under it, inhaling traces of sweet and jammy raspberries, trails of almost smoky frankincense with occasional sparks of roses, magnificent ruby-colored crowns made of petals, and all the time beautifully balanced.

Later on, it releases delightful whiffs of coffee and patchouli, leaving slightly bitter, earthy-woody-creamy sandalwood layers on my skin.

Call it a gourmand, a floriental, a woody-oriental, call it whatever you wish, it is simply wonderful.

It made me the most delicious bed of roses I don’t want to get out of. Ever.  Thank you for this creation, Exaltatum Parfums, I’m under it’s spell – Ruby Wood is enchanting, comforting, and deliciously exuberant.

It’s not often that I come upon a fragrance that leaves me breathless and swept away by its sheer beauty.  Ruby Wood is definitely one of them, and I hope you’ll enjoy it as much as I do.

“Exploring autumnal woods and London parks is an endless experience. A colorful palette of feelings and emotions touches the inner self. Rose petals slowly falling on the dark, warm earth. The lights passing through autumnal tree leaves play a symphony of emotions.”

Notes: rose petals, red berries, cassis, tangerine, pink pepper, coriander, cardamom, rose absolute Bulgaria, geranium, jasmine grandiflorum India, raspberry, violet, coffee absolute, patchouli, frankincense, myrrh, olibanum, labdanum, oud, sandalwood, musk.

The Plum Girl

Elena Cvjetkovic


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