January 20, 2010

Latest Obssession: Korres Japanese Rose Shower Gel Review

Have I told you lately how much I adore Korres Japanese Rose Shower Gel? Oh it’s simply lovely and I thinks you need some for yourself!


I dunno how they did it but Korres took my greatest scent love, roses, and made it into this beautiful cocktail that has the very essence of a velvety red rose with an underlay of tart lemon.

Korres describes the scent as that of rose buds but I get so much more from it. It does indeed contain a strong base note of rose but it also leans towards a slightly fruity, fun side. Romance is strong in the fragrance but it seems like a tiny sparkle of lemon makes it’s way into the blend and morphs the rose from a serious floral and takes it down a notch to a fun, sparkling fruity, tart rose concoction that’s positively addicting. Absolutely obsessed with the way this smells and so wishing they had a fragrance to follow up with!

Although it’s a shower gel I’ve taken to washing my hair with it once or twice as I do so love how it leaves my locks smelling sweet and rosy! Can’t help myself. Korres makes a very nice shower gel plus you get a big old bottle for under $20, loves the budget price. The formula doesn’t dry my skin out and the scent lingers on long after my shower with a quick follow up with body lotion in Japanese Rose, I’m good to go all day!

Overall, if you’re a fan of rose blends this should take that love to the next level. It’s an interesting and unique fragrance experience I’m sure you’ll enjoy if you love the romantic smell of a red rose.

Loves it!

Total Muse Approval for purchase!

Has anyone smelled Korres Japanese Rose yet?

Do share your thoughts, curious what you think!

Disclosure: The following item was provided to Musings of a Muse by a PR firm for review purposes. For further information please see my FTC Guidelines or my Disclosure/Disclaimer posts.

About the Muse

Isabella MuseIsabella is just an average everyday geeky girl who doesn’t blend her eyeshadow correctly, wears too much blush, and hopes she never finds her holy grail products because she likes the thrill of the chase so much. Her mission is to bring you super honest reviews on makeup, skincare, fragrance and all things beauty. She’s in no way an expert on the topic and she sure as hell isn’t a super model. But she’s passionate about makeup and is seeking like-minded individuals that like pina coladas, getting caught in the rain, and ones that enjoy spending hundreds of dollars at Sephora without feeling buyer’s remorse. If you’re that person feel free to reach out and leave a comment or follow me on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and Bloglovin‘.

Leave a Comment

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.


  • Paloma

    Can you try to put pricing on your reviews? :/ Cuz I’ve always had to search around to find out.

    • the Muse

      as per the review paloma under $20 bucks hun, $19.50 to be exact. Hope this helps!

        • the Muse

          paloma christine is a goddess 😀 she def gets all the details in where as I’m known to be a bit more of a conversationalist so I’m normally one for throwing in pricing on occasion or little facts and such but she def gets the complete game down in her reviews 😀

          • Paloma

            Totally true…I wish I had her following….btw, you still haven’t checked out/commented on my blog!

          • the Muse

            hey paloma she works HARD at it 😀 sorry I def checked but haven’t commented been SWAMPED 😀 sorry!

  • cbsg5861

    I love Korres too!!!

    If you’re interested in new Korres products to come, please check out my blog for some new product releases!

    Greetings from Greece

    • the Muse

      hey cbsg! >:) me too! korres makes some lovely stuff! Bet you have access too all the good treats being in Greece lucky!

  • Kristina

    Ooh! I need to kick Philosophy out of my shower (temporarily). I bought this in one of their trios with Jasmine and Guava but haven’t tried it yet.

  • jackieg02

    I’m not a big fan of rose scented things, but I do love the Almond scent by Korres. I got the shower gel and body lotion and I love them. I’ll have to check and see if they have the jumbo size in Almond.

  • Vonvon

    I took a whiff of this at the Korres flagship store while holidaying in Singapore recently….wonderful scent, I’d say, but was pretty pricey, and didn’t get it. REGRETS, REGRETS now…..

    • the Muse

      awww vonvon that stinks as so cheap here! big bottle $19.50! glad you likey though it’s pretties right?!