I’m usually a fan of super sweet scents, especially florals and those with hints of vanilla. Nothing too musty or reminiscent of cologne, so CLEAN Reserve Blonde Rose took me completely by surprise. I had never heard of CLEAN Perfume until I received Blonde Rose in my May MIMI Beauty Bag. Blonde Rose is unlike any other fragrance in my collection. As a matter of fact, I’ve never experienced another fragrance like it. I’m obsessed.
Each CLEAN Reserve fragrance was created to be dynamic and evoke, not memories of the past, but possibilities and experiences yet to be discovered. Each is linear without much movement from top to bottom, making it ideal for layering and blending. Blonde Rose is not an ordinary floral fragrance, it is for anyone who loves to be feminine with an edge. A sophisticated blend of rose, jasmine, and peony, it reminds of the classic, yet modern femininity that’s fresh and sexy. Men can wear it too, especially when paired with Sueded Oud.
Aldehydic Watery, Rose, Peony, Jasmine, Cedarwood, Sandalwood, Musk.
Sophisticated. Classic. Feminine.
CLEAN selects the most exquisite sandalwood from Sri Lanka, where locals with an ancestral understanding of the tree’s properties use ecologically sound harvesting practices to extract the precious oil inside. Closer to home, CLEAN taps boutique distillers to provide artisanal, small batch oils, allowing them to stay in business while the brand promotes development, care, and growth overseas. The wood cap is sourced from Spain, made of wood from certified sustainably managed forests, and the glass bottle is recyclable.
CLEAN Reserve Blonde Rose is definitely not like your grandma’s rose perfume. It’s actually not very floral at all. At first spritz the fragrance is extremely strong and musty. As it dries down, the floral notes become more apparent, and it gets softer. Blonde Rose is light and feminine, yet edgy, and slightly masculine. I don’t think it’s masculine enough for a man to wear it though, at least not on it’s own. The fragrance is very clean, no pun intended, and it lingers all day without being overbearing. It would work well for any season.
We’re making a choice: To change the way you experience fragrance. To create a collection that highlights your individuality. To tap into our perfumer’s reserve of raw ingredients. To actively engage in eco-conscious sustainability. To remove the clutter, heaviness, and complexity- so all you’re left with is CLEAN.
CLEAN Reserve Blonde Rose and the rest of the Reserve Collection is available exclusively at Sephora $90 (3.4 oz)