Talking Scents: AERIN Evening Rose (Including A Giveaway!)


AERIN Eau de Parfum Evening Rose

AERIN fragrances are finally available in Australia! Well, it took those fellas long enough, didn’t it? 😛

If you’re wondering, what or who the heck Aerin is, I’m talking about Aerin Lauder. Last name rings a bell, doesn’t it?
She’s the granddaughter of Estée Lauder and Joseph Lauder, the co-founders of the cosmetics company Estée Lauder Companies. She’s currently one of the directors for the Estée Lauder Companies and AERIN is her own cosmetics line. I tried one of her cream blushes a while back and it was lovely. I wish they brought her full makeup line to Australia as well instead of just the fragrances but hey, one step at a time, eh?

There are 7 fragrances by AERIN – Iris Meadow, Waterlily Sun, Gardenia Rattan, Amber Musk, Lilac Path, Ikat Jasmine and Evening Rose. Today, I thought I’d share one of them with you, and that’s the Evening Rose.

AERIN Eau de Parfum Evening Rose

First of all, the packaging is simply stunning. It’s nothing overly fancy; it’s a sophisticated rectangular bottle adored with a beautiful yet heavy gem-like stone. Each fragrance has a different coloured cap specific to its scent.

The Evening Rose isn’t actually as its name describes. It doesn’t smell strongly of roses although there is a distinct scent of it in the fragrance. When I smell it, it reminds me of a man carrying a bouquet of roses. I smell the spiciness and musk from the man along with the scent of roses he carries.

Poetic but true.

Top notes: Cognac, blackberry
Middle notes: Rose, Bulgarian rose
Base note: Incense

It’s unlike any rose scented fragrance I’ve smelled. It’s a very grown-up and sophisticated evening scent. The combination of rose and cognac is unusual yet very sensual. I find this too heavy to wear during the day but at night, it’s beautiful. This is a long-lasting fragrance; by the end of the day, I could still smell the rose and incense on me. Some people said it smells too strongly of incense and that it’s slightly powdery but I didn’t experience any of this. While the scent of incense is quite strong, I could still smell the rose with it and for some odd reason, that combination works.

Aerin Lauder worked in close partnership with Firmenich, one of the top fragrance houses in the world, to create her AERIN fragrance collection. Here are what some of the perfumers have to say about the perfumes:

Evening Rose – Honorine Blanc, Master Perfumer
“I wished to pay homage to the everlasting mysteries and depth of the Bulgarian Rose.”

Gardenia Rattan – Pierre Negrin, Perfumer
“I sought out the warmth of white florals floating in air to meet the cool spray of the sea”.

Amber Musk – Honorine Blanc, Master Perfumer
“Like an illustrator, I wanted to sketch out a fluid line of modern sensuality into a golden, warm Musk.”

Ikat Jasmine – Honorine Blanc, Master Perfumer
“I find Jasmine’s small, unassuming perals to be endlessly captivating as they are able to express such incredible radiance.”

Each AERIN EDP 50ml spray retails at AU$165.00 and is available at MYER and David Jones now.

Estée Lauder very kindly sent me four AERIN fragrances to try and since I already have a lot of perfumes, I decided to only keep the Evening Rose for myself and give the other three away to 3 lucky readers! The Ikat Jasmine, Gardenia Rattan and Amber Musk are beautiful perfumes too and would sit very prettily on the skin and also your dressers.

AERIN fragrance giveaway Gardenia Rattan, Amber Musk and Ikat Jasmine

This giveaway is open to Australian readers only this time as I’m not able to ship flammable products overseas (sorry, this is Australia Post’s shipping policy). There will be 3 winners to this giveaway, each winner winning any of these 3 fragrances I mentioned (excluding the Evening Rose).

Simply leave a comment below answering the following questions:
1. Which perfume would you like to win? (Ikat Jasmine, Gardenia Rattan or Amber Musk)
2. What’s your favourite perfume?

That’s it!

1. This contest is open to Australian residents only.
2. The total value of the prize in the contest is approximately AU$495.00.
3. Anyone can enter the competition regardless of whether you’ve won anything here before.
4. Only one comment per contestant will be accepted.
5. Please keep it clean and spam-free.
6. The closing date for this giveaway is 11.59pm, 27 April 2015 (Australian EST). Comments submitted after this time will not be considered for the giveaway.
7. There’s no guarantee that the winner will be able to get the AERIN perfume he/she selected.
8. Three (3) winners will be selected at random. The winner of the giveaway will be announced in the Competition/Giveaways page on 29 April 2015. The winner will also be notified via email. Please ensure that you’ve entered the correct email address because I’ll be using that email address to contact you if you’ve won (not via social media).
9. The winner will be required to submit his/her name and contact address to Beautyholics Anonymous, who will be sending the prize out (please read Beautyholics Anonymous’ privacy statement for more information).
10. The winner must respond to the notification email to claim the prize within 3 working days.
11. Prizes are not redeemable for cash and are non-transferable.
12. If for any reason beyond the Promoter’s control that the agreed prize is not available, a product of equal or greater value will be provided.
13. Beautyholics Anonymous and Estée Lauder are not responsible for prizes once they have been dispatched to the winner. Beautyholics Anonymous and Estée Lauder reserve the right to change the terms of this giveaway at any time.

Good luck!

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  1. Guia

    Hi Tine. I would love to try Amber Musk. I’m a bit into floral scents so a nice musk one would be good for a change. Currently loving Chloe and Dior’s Blooming Bouquet but with the weather turning cooler, it might be good to shift to something musky. 🙂

    PS: The Aerin bottles are sooo pretty.

  2. Claire

    Hi Tine,
    Gosh, they all sound lovely, but the Ikat Jasmine has caught my eye. We used to grow jasmine in our family home, the scent brings back happy memories of my childhood playing in our back yard with my sisters.

    My signature scent is Chloe, my husband puchased this for me for Christmas whilst we were holidaying in Hong Kong, it’s such a feminine, sophisticated fragrance and it’s my favourite and always reminds me of our fun vacation.
    Thanks for the opportunity to enter, good luck to all.

  3. Yishan

    Jasmine! My current favourite scent is Diptyque L’Ombre dans L’Eau

  4. Caitlin

    Ohh like the sound of Amber Musk. My favourite perfume is Estee Lauder Bronze Godess.

  5. Paige

    Amber Musk sounds lovely! I love Viva La Juicy- it’s a fave of mine 🙂

  6. Asha

    Ooh, I like the sound of Amber Musk! I’m a big believer of the fact that perfumes choose me rather than the other way round, because there are so many perfumes I like the scent of but when I ‘wear’ it, it simply doesn’t suit me, I think body chemistry has a lot to do with the way scents turn out. With that in mind the best perfume on me is Gucci Rush! (I’m a pleb! 😉

  7. SharonC

    I am not into floral fragrances, so the Amber Musk would be it! Currently, I am loving Elizabeth Arden’s Green Tea Yuzu. Its not really a perfume per se, but an EDT spray. However I love it! Thanks!

  8. Ms Jelena

    Hi Tine, I’d love to win Gardenia Rattan ❤

    Currently I’m loving D&G light blue and Vera Wang Princess 🙂

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  9. Elsie

    Gardenia Rattan please! My favourite perfume is L’Occitane’s Rose for Reines.

  10. Maria

    1. Which perfume would you like to win? Gardenia Rattan
    2. What’s your favourite perfume? I use Neroli Portofino by Tom Ford and love it!

  11. Athena

    I’d love to win the gardenia rattan. I’m curently using viktor and rolf’s flowerbomb.

  12. Liz

    Gardenia Rattan sounds most divine, I’d love to win it! My current favourite perfume is Gin Fizz by Lubin!

  13. Fei

    I’d love to win Gardenia Rattan 🙂 My all-time favourite has to be MOR Italian Blood Orange perfume oil

  14. Hexia

    Those bottles are classy but wow they’re not cheap.

    I like the sound of all 3 as I love white florals and amber, but i’m not that fond of musk and rose, or ‘oceanic’ scents, so if I could win one I’d like to win Ikat Jasmine because I love jasmine, tuberose, orange blossom etc.

    I don’t know a lot about perfumes; I own like 3. my favourite perfume is kinda between 2 because I don’t own Tocca’s florence but I keep going past the tester and spraying it on because I love the smell (white florals again), but I do own Elizabeth Ardens green tea eau de toilette andI love that for a fresh (green with a bit of lemon) not sweet smell.

  15. Jade

    Gardenia Rattan!
    My current favourite perfume is Chanel Cristalle eau Verte but I suspect I’ll move onto something cozy and gourmand as the weather cools.

  16. Elisha

    Ikat Jasmine please! I love so many but Chanel Coco mademoiselle is gorgeous!

  17. Mel

    Hey Tine!
    1. Gardenia Rattan
    2. Currently using Taylor Swift’s Wonderstruck

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  18. Jane

    I would love to discover a new fragrance! The Amber Musk took my fancy – I love the description “modern sensuality’. I have many favourite perfumes, depending on my mood but I will pick one you may not know about and which is my current favourite – you know the dry oil by Nuxe? Well they have a delicious perfume that smells like the oil but much stronger – it’s Nuxe Prodigieux, le parfum. It’s strong and heady – just beautiful! I bought my first bottle in Paris a couple of years ago and then discovered it on a two for one special in Sasa in Hong Kong last year.

  19. Kimberly Low

    Oh gosh I think my favourite is actually the Evening Rose! It definitely sounds like something I’d wear. Second would be Gardenia Rattan.

    I almost always go for soft scents, and the top of my perfume list is rose scents. Recently I discovered one which I loved, Powdered Rose Edt by Sohum. I didn’t get it and am regretting already.

  20. Celina

    hi Tine, I think the Amber Musk would be a great one to try. Can you believe that my fave is Dune by Christian Dior despite the tons of gorgeous perfumes out there. I received a purse spray from a suitor in the ’80s. He is long gone but the bottle is still around..somewhere.

  21. Rosalind

    When I saw the picture and the description, Ikat Jasmin is definitely my favourite pick! Not only the box is a gorgeous blue and white and I love Jasmine, the smell is lovely. Although I think Gardenia Rattan seems pretty nice too, the scent sounds like it will be calming and girly. Honestly, I do not have a favourite perfume because I have only owned 2 perfume before (I am a student and sometimes feel like nice perfumes are pretty expensive). But I think I like The Body Shop cherry blossom perfume I received as a gift 🙂 I’d definitely love to get a whiff at these gorgeous perfumes 🙂 Thanks for the nice review!

  22. Gabriela

    Hi Tine,

    Would love to win the Gardenia Rattan please.

    My favourite perfumes are Christian Dior forever and ever, L’occitance cherry blossom and princess cherry, GAP dream, Clinique happy heart and Bulgaria Omnia amethyst :D.. sorry, I love perfumes so its very hard to pick just 1.

  23. Fadhila

    1. Ikat Jasmine – I smelled this at Myer last week and was completely obsessed, I put my shower off as long as possible so I could keep smelling it on my wrist!

    2. My favourite at the moment is Jo Malone Wild Bluebell.

    Thanks Tine!

  24. vee

    I’d love to try Gardenia Rattan. My scent for the past 4 years has been Chanel Gardenia and it’d be interesting to see how they differ.

  25. Virginia

    Would love to try Ikat Jasmine please.

    My favourite perfume at the moment is Roses de Chloe.


  26. Yvonne

    I would love to win Gardenia Rattan, it sounds amazing!
    My favourite perfume at the moment is the original Chloe.

    Thanks for the giveaway Tine 🙂

  27. Sarah

    I would love to try the Ikat Jasmine one. At the moment my favourite perfumes would either have to be See by Chloe or the original Chloe perfume.

  28. Rachel Kriss-Newell

    I have always loved Gardenias. They were my dads favourite plant and flower. I remember him often picking a stem and presenting it to mum in a sombrero dance and the aroma would infiltrate the whole house. I planted a whole row of gardenias in honour of my beautiful dad when he passed away.

    My favourite perfume is whatever I am using at the moment, and that is Elizabeth Arden’s 5th Avenue. Get lots of lovely comments about it.

  29. Jessica Chan

    Hi Time! Gardenia sounds interesting. I’m currently loving BlackBerry and bay from Jo Malone. My bf got it for me my birthday last year!

  30. Fars

    The description of Ikat Jasmine captivates me, so Ikat Jasmine it is please! I’ve mostly been loyal to Chloe’s signature parfum but would really love to try Aerin. Cheers, Tine!

  31. Di C.

    These perfumes look lovely. I’d love to win Amber Musk please! My favourite perfume is Yves Saint Laurent Parisienne. Just beautiful!
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  32. Mef R.

    I am an unabashed lover of strong, powdery, little-old-lady scents. Chanel No 22 is my favourite ever, but Amber Musk sounds like my pick from the Aerin range.

  33. Saumya

    I would love the Ikat Jasmine perfume. My favorite perfume is Estee Lauder Pleasures
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  34. Kate from Seduced by Beauty

    The Ikat Jasmine sounds the perfect one for me. As you know I recently made my own perfumes after undertaking a class, and the one perfume that I have fallen in love with is the one we made that had 2 different varieties of jasmine in it. In fact, I love it so much that I am going to ask the perfumier to make me a bigger batch of it.

    I have to say though, I would be happy with any of these beautiful perfumes as they all sound divine.
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  35. Rini

    Amber musk.

    Femme by hugo boss.

  36. Amy

    Hi Tine,

    Would absolutely love to win “Gardenia Rattan”, how gorgeous are the bottles even the box is so pretty!
    My favourite perfume is Prada Infusion D’Iris Perfume.
    Thank you!

  37. Hayley

    Wow I would love to try jasmine or Amber musk. My all time fave is Jean Paul faculties pour femme it just holds so many memories of the last decade or more for me and I still love the smell now- so for me it is timeless

  38. Anna

    Ooh! They look so luxe! I’d love to try out Ikat Jasmine! My fave perfume is Gucci’a Flora

  39. Roxanne Lee

    Amber Musk

    Youth Dew

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