Rouge Bunny Rouge Provenance Tales Collection: Cynefin, Silvan, Embers

Rouge Bunny Rouge Provenance Tales

While it is common knowledge Rouge Bunny Rouge makes kick-*ss makeup, their fragrances might not be on everyone’s radar. At least they weren’t on mine till I got to sample their new Provenance Tales Collection! It is composed of three eau de parfums, including *Cynefin, *Silvan, and *Embers.


Rouge Bunny Rouge Cynefin

Cynefin starts off with some green and herbal notes, including floralozone, angelica seeds, and davana. The wonderful thing about Cynefin is that it contain many rare notes. However, because of that, sometimes it is hard to pick individual notes out. Before long, lavender oil peeks through and starts to take center stage. I am a big fan of lavender, but I haven’t found many perfumes in which lavender is the star of the show, or rather many that do lavender justice (the only other one I can think of for the moment is Tom Ford Lavender Palm). Fortunately, Cynefin is one of those wonderfully rare exceptions. Lavender is surrounded by other heart notes such as violet leaves (which I don’t always like, but in this case it is just the right amount of “green”) and muguet (lily-of-the-valley). It stays prominent throughout the life span of the scent, and in general Cynefin makes me feel like I am lying on a beautiful lavender meadow. It eventually dries down to more familiar notes such as musks, amber, and metallic wood (this one is hard to decipher). It is soft and ever-so-slightly powdery without losing the green vibe.

Rouge Bunny Rouge Cynefin Eau de Parfum

Cynefin lasts for around 6-7 hours on me, which is a bit shorter than average considering it is an eau de parfum. It is also possible that because the fragrance has such a delicate nature, it somehow feels less “present” on the skin if you know what I mean. I can see both guys and girls enjoying this one, as it is really quite unisex (they all are supposed to be)!

Rouge Bunny Rouge Silvan EDP review

Silvan is another beautiful surprise. If you want a “sensual” fragrance, Silvan really hits it out of the park!

Rouge Bunny Rouge Silvan EDP notes

Silvan beings with a nice burst of grapefruit, but it is so fleeting that once you make sense of it, it is already gone. Then juniper berry kicks in. It is another note that I appreciate a lot but don’t seem to find often. I can’t really pick out the pepper heart, but it could be because I am so distracted by juniper!

Before long, guaiac wood and incense begin to emerge. It feels like being in a temple, only without the noise and risk of being burnt by someone else’s incense sticks (been there, done that. Ouch). It is deep and calm, but with an undercurrent of sensual energy waiting to explode. The blend of incense and guaiac wood (in all honesty I don’t know how guaiac wood smells, but there is something woody here) lasts for around 8-9 hours before drying down to cedarwood, musk, and patchouli. All in all, if soothing and sensual can co-exist, you will find it in Silvan!

Rouge Bunny Rouge Embers EDP reivew

Last but not least, we have Embers.

Rouge Bunny Rouge Embers notes

Embers has spicy top notes such as pink pepper, nutmeg, and clove. Out of the three, clove stands out the most to me. Soon the clove mixes with freesia, jasmine, cistus, and incense. For me, the most prominent note here is incense, yet it is significantly different from Silvan. Mixed with the spices, the incense in Embers smells more ancient than sensual to me. I have to admit that out of the three, this is the one scent that I don’t see myself really wearing. However, personal preferences always play a big part in the choice of scent. My pal Carrie from Eyeliner on a Cat for example, finds it sexy and irresistible!

Embers eventually dries down to styrax, peru balsam, and sandalwood. Out of the three, it seems to have the best lasting power on me: I’d say I can still smell it after 12 hours!

All three scents come in 50ml/1.69 oz bottles and retail for 129 euros. Since they are definitely on the pricy side, securing a sample before purchasing them full-size is a good idea. Rouge Bunny Rouge routinely sprays their wrapping paper with one of their fragrances, and I hope they will start throwing a sample in each order soon!

Have you sniffed any of the Rouge Bunny Rouge fragrances?

  • Lily

    All reviews about perfumes and fragrances amaze me. I can NEVER write anything about perfumes without sounding stooopid. LOL! My nose prefers very simple scents, and so far, I’m loving my Coco Mademoiselle for work and Dior Addict Eau Fraiche for weekends :-)

    • Sunny @Mostly Sunny

      Hey Lily, oh I struggle quite a bit as well, but it’s much easier to write about scents that you like. When it comes to something I don’t like quite as much, it all smells like a big “meh” blur 😉

  • beautiesatwork

    I didn’t even know they had fragrances :)

    • Sunny @Mostly Sunny

      Now you do! I might have smelled a couple on the wrapping paper of my previous orders.

  • Liz

    The wrapping paper spraying is cool. Love that. :)
    I think it’d be fun to sniff Silvan and Embers. RBR should seriously consider sending out samples since they don’t have counters with testers!

    • Sunny @Mostly Sunny

      Yeah or at least make them available for purchase. I know you can do that with their other scents!

  • rachlovespenguins

    I don’t know if I’ll ever get the chance, but Cynefin sounds like one I would like to try. I did hear something about an RBR counter coming to New York? Not that I live anywhere near, but at least it’s in the same country as I am. :)

    • Sunny @Mostly Sunny

      Hey Rach, I didn’t hear about it but it’d be great news! I hoping RBR will start throwing samples in their orders, or at least make samples available for purchase (they do that for their other scents)! I wouldn’t mind paying a little money to see how I like a perfume first!

  • LifeOfBun

    Hmmmmm Embers sounds divine.. I love pink pepper and clove..

    • Sunny @Mostly Sunny

      If you like clove this might be something for you. I keep smelling it!

  • TracyBeautyReflections

    I didn’t know they had perfumes! Interesting! I’d love to sniff all of them!

    • Sunny @Mostly Sunny

      Haha I think a lot of people don’t! We are so focused on the other good stuff they have, though these are definitely worth a look as well!

  • Larie

    I want to sniff these! I actually pinned Embers before, because it sounds so interesting!

    • Sunny @Mostly Sunny

      Hey Larie, Embers is definitely not something you will find on the mass market!

  • Isabelle

    Love your new layout, Sunny! It’s very pin friendly too, that’s awesome! :)

    • Sunny @Mostly Sunny

      Thanks, Isabelle! Yup pin away!

  • jenn @Abeautifulzen

    hello blog revamp! loves it!
    i love getting little perfume samples ’cause there’ always more than enough to know if you’re going to like it and its a great way to try a lot of different perfumes.
    didn’t know this brand made perfumes actually. thanks for the breakdown!

    • Sunny @Mostly Sunny

      Thanks, Jenn! I dug out a lot of samples recently and I’m going to give every one of them a fair trial. I used to use one perfume pretty much every single day, but now I am willing to explore!

  • Lena L

    Not from the new collection, but I have samples of Vespers and Chatoyant. They are very well done and reminded me of something more commercial but with nice twist.
    The price is steep but I still want them. Beautiful flacons as well. :)

    • Sunny @Mostly Sunny

      Hey Lena, I actually wouldn’t say any of the three is too commercial, so maybe this collection differs from the previous one? 😉

  • Becca @ The Beauty Sample

    RBR’s fragrances are by far some of the most unique I’ve ever come across. I have samples from their last release and was completely blown away. These sound lovely as well! Will definitely have to get myself a few samples to try them out :)

    • Sunny @Mostly Sunny

      Hey Becca, oh if you like unique you’re in the right place! I hope you’ll be able to lay your hands on some samples soon!

  • Icaria

    Of the three, based on your descriptions, Silvan appeals to me the most since i love citrus and grapefruit always makes me happy but the lavender in Cinefin must be quite nice. Too bad these aren’t in stores. :(

    • Sunny @Mostly Sunny

      Hey Helene, the grapefruit in Silvan is very short-lived though! You might have to like incense to like that one!