Rosebud Perfume Co. Lip Balm in Mocha Rose

Spotted at Sephora Ion Orchard: Rosebud Perfume Co. Lip Balm in Mocha Rose (S$14). From the same company that created the famous Smith’s Rosebud Salve, this lip balm is the latest addition to its range of lip-softening products.

The odd combination of coffee and roses caught my eye but I was leery of the scent, unsure about the pairing. A sniff brought relief and olfactory pleasure: mostly a chocolate scent laced with a hint of vanilla, this lip balm smells sweet and pleasant. A whiff of mocha and rose completes the fragrance.

Like Smith’s Rose Salve and the other lip balms in the range, Mocha Rose is packaged in a quaint little tin. I think it’s the prettiest of them all though – the tin in a genteel pink is printed with lovely roses, while a leaf green gradates gently from the circumference of the tin cover. I love how the design evokes old world charm.

If you’re not averse to vanilla (a potential lip allergen) and are looking for a lip-softener with a slight rose tint, this would make a beautiful addition to your lip stash.


  • The Casual Kitchener says:

    I love Smith's but I don't like how quickly it melts in our hot tropical weather. The tin gets oily and difficult to open :-(

  • makeupmag says:

    Hi Kat! Always happy to read your comments. :)

    An unfortunate payoff for the moisture that gives Asians supple skin. Have you tried keeping it in a vinyl pouch or something similar? Those don't seem to trap heat as much as cloth cases. You could also try keeping it in the fridge but that compromises its portability, I know.

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