Rose Cut is one of the more interesting (though by no means groundbreaking) perfumes in the Ann Gerard collection. At its core lies a yeasty Moroccan rose that initially comes off as feeling a little flat, but soon reveals a more pleasant, berried character, hinting at raspberry and cassis. At this stage, Rose Cut somewhat resembles Serge Lutens’ La Fille de Berlin (Christopher Sheldrake, 2013), but has a less pronounced metallic, rose oxide facet and the musks are better concealed.
Pink pepper and plenty of cinnamon add contrast and link to some clean, ambered patchouli that serves for a chypre base.
Nose: Bertrand Duchaufour
House: Ann Gerard
Release date: 2014
Notes (per Fragrantica):aldehydes, rum, pink pepper, rose, peony, patchouli, vanilla, oakmoss, benzoin.