Avril Lavigne Forbidden Rose…Not A Rose At All.

Avril Lavigne Forbidden Rose.

Avril Lavigne Forbidden Rose.

Chocolate-vanilla-and more of a cedar-type wood rather than a sandalwood. Those are the three notes I get when I spray and they stay with me the duration of Forbidden Rose. Which is rather nice, it’s a different scent to reach for in the cooler months when I am feeling in a tougher mood, ready to take on anyone, anything. That’s the implication of this perfume.

I love the mix of chocolate and vanilla at the same time without this perfume being too much of a sweet gourmand. Because it’s not at all. The wood brings it down to a mature level and adds an interesting thought to what could have been a generic ice cream cone. Forbidden Rose is not sweetness personified, rather, it hints of a masculine scent as time goes on. It is a scent that sits closer to you depending on how you spray.

It’s also in the category of another unisex fragrance, wavering on the brink of his and hers, although the bottle is definitely more feminine with its’ black rose topper, purple juice inside (my bottle has clear glass) and a barbed wire ring (think Pam Anderson’s ink) that comes off the top to wear that’s a size 7 1/4. The stem inside is black adding to it’s well-thought design.

It’s really a surprise scent, one that you would not expect a femme fatale to wear, but if one does, I’d imagine she’d be causing a bit of trouble. It reminds me more of a grunge era or a biker-chick attitude scent without a doubt with its’ huge overtones of woods and pepper blended so seamlessly layered over vanilla and chocolate.

I do enjoy its’ beginning creaminess. I also like that it segues into a completely different fume. Great for cool, rainy, foggy days wearing moto jackets into the night mist.

This isn’t a rose scent at all, so if you’re looking for roses, look elsewhere. It’s classified as a floral fruity gourmand, which is quite the mouthful. I found my bottle locally at TJMaxx discounted for $7.99 and for that price, it was a steal.

Top Notes: Peach, Red Apple, Pepper.

Middle Notes: Lotus, Heliotrope, Granny Smith Apple.

Base Notes: Vanille, Mexican Chocolate, Sandalwood.

Peace.

Sorceress.

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