Even though we are in the butthole of winter right now and it’s literally snowing at I write this, I heard birds singing this morning. Sure, they’re probably drunk or confused, but it brought me hope for the spring that is coming in just a few short weeks. One of my favorite scents for spring is rose, and when it comes to rose, Sucreabeille has it in spades. That’s why we are looking at the newly re-labeled Sucreabeille Steel Roses Collection.
Sucreabeille is one hell of an indie perfume company that has scents for just about everyone. Whether you’re sweet, spooky, bubbly, witchy, or manly, they’ve got a scent for you. We did a Sucreabeille unboxing for Halloween and another for Yule, and this time, we tackle the sweetest of flowers. We want to send a huge thank you to the folks over at Sucreabeille for sending this collection our way. Now, let’s starting smelling the roses!
I thought this was neat… each scent in the Sucreabeille Steel Roses Collection is inspired by a chapter in a free story that you can read on the perfume company’s website. Keep in mind that I am not reviewing them in order, but I recommend reading the accompanying that are stories available in various collections.
The newest chapter to the Sucreabeille Steel Roses Collection is Wood Rose. This smells of wild roses on the forest floor, spiced rosewood, vanilla, patchouli and sweet resins. While rose is strong, the resins and earthy green of the patchouli stand out. This smells spicy, like walking into a witch’s herb room. It is a beautiful, woodsy addition, like walking through a forest adorned in roses.
The next perfume from the Sucreabeille Steel Roses Collection is Blood Rose. This one smells of English roses, honey, sea salt and dragon’s blood. This perfume is very sweet, reminding me of the smell of vintage makeup. Thankfully, the honey is but a passing whiff as it has a tendency to take over very easily. The dragon’s blood gives the perfume weight while the roses and sea salt a loftiness.
If Blood Rose isn’t for you, then there’s always Flame Rose. We smelled Flame Rose in our first Sucreabeille unboxing. In case you haven’t read that review yet, this perfume smells of wild rose, cedarwood, smoke and leather. Leather is the alpha smell here, taking up most of the nasal real estate. The rose is very weak, and it has a lot to go up against. This would be an incredible home fragrance.
The only white label of the Subreabeille Steel Roses Collection holds a scent ironically named Black Rose. It has a very complicated profile with notes of wild rose, dark chocolate, vanilla bean, burnt sugar, whisky, bourbon, an old library, patchouli, creamsicle and bacon (one of these things is not like the other). This is so unusual, but there are so many elements that they blend with each other nicely. The chocolate is a whisper and the creamsicle adds a sweetness to the back of the scent. I liked this a lot more than I thought I would.
Next up is the scent that started it all: Briar Rose, which smells of wild rose, a nighttime forest, rosemary, cedar, clove and bergamot. At first, the smell of this perfume is pretty intense and strange, but it really warms up on the body after a few minutes. The notes that give it that strangeness are the additions of rosemary and bergamot. Both have weird, medicinal smells that can be overwhelming, but the rose really softens them out to this herbal, floral and citrus-y scent.
One of the last two perfumes from the Sucreabeille Steel Roses Collection is the one in the title: Steel Rose. It smells of wild rose, English rose, white rose, wood smoke, patchouli, dragon’s blood, copper, metal and incense. I am not a big fan of the smell of metal, but thankfully, I can’t smell the metallic notes in this at all. I love how strong the rose is that it even overshadows the dragon’s blood and the incense. This is a lovely, delicate, powdery rose smell, and it may be my favorite of the bunch.
The last in the collection is Glass Rose, which smells of white rose, white musk, a rainstorm, neroli, gardenia, grapefruit, kumquat, orange blossom, red mandarin and dalmatian sage. The combination of rose and so many citrus fruits along with the sage makes for a grape pixie sticks-like scent to me, at least at first. As it sits, the citrus softens, which lets the rose and gardenia shine… which just a hint of pixie stick. After it’s finally settled, the sage bursts its way through. This is actually a really pretty, fresh smell.
That is all for the Sucreabeille Steel Roses Collection unboxing! This collection is perfect for the flower lover that doesn’t feel like wearing your average rose perfume. There is a scent for everyone and every mood in this collection. I highly recommend checking out their shop HERE. I think my favorites are Steel Rose and Glass Rose, but every one of them holds a special place for me. Even though these items were sent to me, I was not paid for my review, and my opinions are my own.