A PERFUME FOR ROSSY

Many might know Rossy from her Almodovar movie Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown, when the Spanish actress made quite an impression with her strong look and particularly accentuated nose, breaking the rules of beauty in an era that glorified supermodels. She was often described as a Picasso painting “coming-to-life.” The fashion world was fascinated and followed Almodovar, with designers like Jean-Paul Gaultier and Thierry Mugler embracing Rossy as a muse. In 2007, she launched her own passionate fragrance with cosmetic house Etat Libre d’Orange, called Eau de Protection, which includes the rose as the predominant note, a reminder of her rose garden in Madrid:  “This magic potion, this instrument of transformation, could only be made by the crushing of armfuls of roses. Roses with thorny stems that yield lavish blossoms, lush petals, outrageous, puffed-up fantasies, trembling with the sweat of impatience and desire. Roses, red with blood, a piercing note that leaves the flavor of fire on lips that suck the finger pricked by a thorn.”