The Different Company's L'Esprit Cologne series has consistently reinvigorated an often narrowly defined category with fresh, light scents that still manage to showcase sophisticated ingredients with surprising sillage and longevity. Kashan Rose, the latest in the line, accomplishes this with distinction, delivering a bright, cheerful, lightly spicy rose of unexpected sophistication and depth that's as effortlessly attractive as it is easy to wear.
Kashan Rose opens with a tingly sparkle of pink pepper, given fruity depth from litchi and an herbaceous hum of cardamom and sage. The rose that emerges, named for a Persian city famous for its annual Rose Festival, is fresh, green and uplifting, projecting a natural, full-bodied rose that never gets heavy or cloying. And despite the exquisite lightness of the rose note, it lingers for hours, supported by a sheer, musky base of ambrette and hawthorn. Fresh and delicate, yet modern and long-lasting, this is a rose you could wear every single day.