Expectations are a ground for huge refreshing eye-openers! If you are spellbound by the immeasurable magic that is the world of perfumes, no matter a master parfumeur, or a fragrance aficionado, then you have heard of the Bulgarian Rose Valley. Well, I don’t live there. It’s in the middle of Bulgaria, almost at the geographical center of our country. But I live at the Western border, in Kyustendil, in a valley as beautiful and fertile as the Rose valley. Cherries and plums, apples and pears – those are the fruits of our region, but not roses, or anything herbal and aromatic on a large-scale production. Can you imagine my stunned face and nose, when this year I found that the prolonged April showers did bring a profusion of May flowers? Like I never knew the flow of things could go this way. Like it is the first time that many rose blooms saturate the air with their endorphin-inducing scent. Every little piece of cultivated green space has at least one rosebush. See it for yourself!
Balconies, porches, hedges…
Certainly, the rose wave pulled forward rose-centered perfumes in my days – Concentre de Pamplemousse Rose – Hermes, 4 Reines – L’Occitane en Provence, Rosenlust – April Aromatics, Rose Essentielle – Bvlgari, Chloe Rose Edition – Chloe, 2 – Comme des Garcons and Rose en Noir – Miller Harris.
Let it rose!!!