Friday, March 6, 2015

REVIEW: PIN ROSE Luxury Fragrances

What kinds of scents are you drawn to?  Is it the floral's or citrus notes?  Perhaps something more musky or spicy and exotic?  Or, do you have no preference and just select one each day based on your mood and vibe for the day.  Well, the search for a fresh, new fragrance for the New Year ends here.  I am super psyched to introduce you to PIN ROSE fragrances.  With 14 scents in their portfolio you are sure to discover some that are exactly what you find alluring and appealing.  And, to help you along you can take a Synesthesia Quiz on the Pin Rose website, which involves answering a few questions, to discover an ideal match of the top 3 fragrances that fit your personality.  To learn more about this most unique company and the theory behind it, let me briefly introduce PINROSE to you:

{Adapted from the PINROSE Press Release}

Pinrose is a luxury fragrance brand based in San Francisco, CA. In 2014, Erika Shumate and Christine Luby founded the company with the vision to make high quality fragrance an effortless and everyday experience for the modern millennial. They are on a mission to pull the fragrance industry out of the dark ages by delivering a brand that celebrates playful elegance through accessible luxury.

Pinrose eau de parfums are designed by the best Master Perfumers in the world. The founders work with Tom Ford and Jo Malone’s perfumers to create unique pieces of wearable art that are inspired by a mood boards, songs, and personas. The scents are manufactured in the United States with the highest quality and most sustainable ingredients collected from around the world. All Pinrose products are phthalate, paraben, cruelty, and gluten free.

The Pinrose 30ml bottles and Petal Packs were designed for on-the-go women. Petal Packs include 25 Petals - perfectly dosed single use fragrance sachets. Not only are Petal Packs great for travel, but also they are the perfect entry-level product for customers who are wary of the perfume counter.

The fragrance industry can be difficult to navigate without the necessary “scent vocabulary.” Most companies describe their scents based on fragrance notes alone, yet the average consumer may not know what ingredients like freesia, cardamom or patchouli actually smell like. The Pinrose team designed a science-based scent profiler to help women discover perfumes that work with their skin and lifestyle. Using synesthesia, visitors can connect their own preferences for certain colors, sounds, and textures and get mapped onto the olfactory spectrum. The Pinrose scent-mapping method allows consumers to describe their preferences in more grounded terms. They are then offered suggestions regarding which Pinrose scents to sample. Synesthesia itself is an old practice – first marked in history in 1812 – but Pinrose is truly the first consumer brand to utilize that science practice to help women find and test fragrances in the comfort of their own homes.

There are 14 scents in the Pinrose collection that span the olfactive preference spectrum. Made in the USA, each full size Pinrose bottle is 1 fluid Oz. and retails for $50. Petal Packs include 25 Petals for $24.


The fabulous folks over at PINROSE sent me a "blogger box" to review.  I received all 14 of the PINROSE fragrances in the form of one time use fragrance wipes or "petals", single dose fragrance sachets that are perfect for your on the go lifestyle.  They are wonderful!  Below is what a single dose "petal" looks like:

As you can imagine, testing out 14 fragrance samples was so much fun!  Each day for the past 2 weeks I had the opportunity to wear a new and different scent!  Each day I tried to select a scent that based on the description of it, fit my mood for that particular day.  I had the best time making those selections, and then seeing if my pick matched my initial instincts.  Below are my top 5 favorites and then descriptions of all the fascinating fragrances:
My Top 5 Favorites:



For pillow fights and love bites. Get cozy with this playful mashup of apricot and vanilla.


Top - Apricot, Cypress, Coconut
Mid – Tobacco, Jasmine, Mimosa
Base - Vanilla, Saffron, Patchouli

VIBE:  Playful Sexy Endearing
PERFECT FOR:  sexy cuddle marathons



What do you wear to a party in a forest? Create some mystery with the enchanting notes of cardamom, orange blossom, and patchouli.


Top - Cardamom, Mandarin, Cherry
Mid - Orange Blossom, Gaiac Wood, Praline
Base - Indonesian Patchouli, Vetiver, Sandalwood

VIBE:  Captivating Hypnotic Strong
PERFECT FOR:  Twirling at a music festival



Dish out toothaches and heartaches. Vanilla, cedarwood, and white chocolate create the perfect combination of sweet and sexy.


Top - Caramel
Mid - White Chocolate
Base - Madagascan Vanilla, Cedarwood, Sandalwood

VIBE:  Trust Worthy Comforting Sexy
PERFECT FOR:  A heart to heart



I've got you and you've got me. The rich cocoa and pomegranate notes will make you fall head over heels for this brand new scent.


Top - Cocoa, Cardamom
Mid – Pomegranate, Mocha
Base - Amber, Vetiver, Cedar

VIBE:  Indulgent Sexy Luxurious
PERFECT FOR:  Getting married in Chicago on Valentine's Day



Nothing to wear is the perfect excuse for spending all day in bed. Slip into this fresh laundry mix of powder, ambergris, and musk.


Top - Powder, Geranium
Mid - Clove Leaf, Ambergris
Base - Musk, Amber, Sandalwood 

VIBE:  Magentic Vulnerable Soft
PERFECT FOR:  Cozying up with your favorite novel

The 5 scents listed above are my top 5 favorites!  Below are some of the other amazing, and intoxicatingly beautiful scents offered by Pin Rose that are equally alluring and truly lovely!



Stop and smell the roses. We proudly present our signature scent: A fresh rose with an edgy kick of leather.


Top - Bulgarian Rose, Anise, Elemi
Mid – Iris, Clove, Burnt Rose
Base - Labdanum, Ambergris, Vanilla

VIBE:  Confident, Magnetic, Unexpected
PERFECT FOR:  Blasting music in the boardroom



Pretty in pink and everything else. Make an entrance with this mix of gardenia, jasmine, and freesia.


Top - Tiare Flower, Bergamot, Freesia
Mid - Gardenia, Jasmine, Frangipani
Base - Vanilla Bean, Amber

VIBE:  Playful Sweet Confident
PERFECT FOR:  Date night



Who's the empress of the woods? Take on the day confidently with this elegant mix of fig, peony, and Haitian vetiver.


Top - Cassis, Pear, Fig
Mid - Jasmine, Violet, White Peony
Base - Vanilla Bourbon, Haitian Vetiver, Moss

VIBE:  Self-assured Ambitious Charming
PERFECT FOR:  Bringing out the boss



I dance therefore I am. Embrace this romantic mix of peony, mandarin petals, and creamy sandalwood. 


Top - Italian Bergamot, Lemon, Apple
Mid – Lavender, Peony, Mandarin Petals
Base - Creamy Sandalwood, Amber, Cedarwood

VIBE:  Intriguing Beautiful Smart
PERFECT FOR:  Dancing in the moonlight


For breaking hearts and sinking ships. Dive into this breezy blend of lavender and neroli.


Top - Lavender, Orange Oil
Mid - Basil, Petit Grain
Base - Neroli

VIBE:  Brave Alive Hopeful
PERFECT FOR:  Beach adventures



No better place to survey the scene than from the very top. Brighten the crowd with this fresh mix of Italian bergamot, lime, and mandarin.


Top - Lime, Italian Bergamot, Mandarin
Mid - Freesia, Hedione, Apple Blossom
Base - White Musk, Cedarwood

VIBE:  Electric Enthralling Chic
PERFECT FOR:  A night on the town



Bring on the bottomless brunch. Radiate sunshine with this refreshing blend of nectarine, rose, and plum.


Top - Nectarine, Grapefruit, Cassis
Mid - Violet, Rose, Plum
Base – Musk, Moss, Tonka

VIBE:  Happy Lovable Cool
PERFECT FOR:  Weekend brunch



Light up the world with melodies and mirth. Exude effortless elegance with this avant-garde bouquet of white lily and ylang ylang. 


Top - Lily of the Valley, Orange Blossom, Violet Leaves
Mid – Lemon Verbena, Musk, Jasmine Petals
Base - Ylang Ylang, Cedarwood, Peony 

Vibe:  Intriguing Beautiful Smart
Perfect For:  Meeting your in-laws



Perfect for sipping whiskey in the woods after the rest of the tent has gone to bed. Spice up any adventure with burning oud wood and vanilla bourbon.


Top - Whiskey, Raspberry
Mid - Burning Oud Wood
Base - Vetiver, Vanilla Bourbon

VIBE:  Confident Sexy Tough
PERFECT FOR:  A quiet tumble under the stars


My first comment is to say that each single dose "petal" of each scent was generously doused with the fragrance.  There was enough fragrance on each petal to more than adequately apply to every spot on me that I wanted to place it, and then some!  If I had really wanted to, I could have used half for one day and save some for later on in the day to refresh the aroma.

Next I want to say that there was not one scent that I did not like.  There were some that I liked more than others, but each scent had it own unique blend of aromas and I enjoyed them all!  I do tend to like the sweet, more exotic scents, but in this case of Pin Rose, each fragrance had some kind of allure for me.

Before I received my Blogger Box of petals, I did take the Synesthesia Quiz.  I can share my results with you here:

I was pleasantly surprised at how very close the quiz came in matching my ideal matches to my favorite fragrances!  I believe the science of it works!  Very cool.

I really like how Pin Rose has mads so many options available to you on their online website for purchasing their fragrances.  You can purchase single bottles, petal packs customized the way you want them, a variety of gift bags of scents, they will even gift wrap a set of fragrances for you for gift giving if you want!  You are only limited by your own imagination when you visit Pin Rose.  If you keep your mind open to the unique blends of scents that each fragrance has been created with, you will open your mind and senses to a whole wide range of aromas you never knew existed!

I cannot express enough how really cool Pin Rose's world of fragrances is.  I learned so much from experiencing all 14 of them.  I discovered scents I never knew existed and learned I like so many of them!  I highly recommend treating yourself to a sampler set of Pin Rose scents so you too can discover which one you like most and then make that your new signature scent.  Below is how you can order a Petal Pack of scents for yourself, and better yet for you and some of your friends, what an ideal and unique gift that will make!


You can visit the Pin Rose website to learn more about the truly delightful and enticing selection of fragrances offered there by CLICKING HERE.

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This concludes my review.

Disclosure: I received a Blogger Box from Pin Rose for the purposes of this Review . This has no bearing on my completely honest review above and was not influenced by any type of monetary compensation. The opinions and experiences I’ve shared with this product are my own and yours may differ.  I am not employed nor affiliated with Pin Rose in any manner. Registered & Protected

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