By Carnal Queen.
It’s February, so I’m probably a bit late to be telling you my favourite sex toys of 2014, so I won’t. What I will tell you, without beating around the bush, is that the L’amourose Rosa Rouge is my favourite vibrator of all time, EVER, no question. If you don’t already own one, then you need to rectify that, and fast. What are you waiting for? Go on, you can thank me later …
Without further ado, let me introduce you to the L’Amourose Rosa Rouge. The newest, now heated version of the Rosa G-Spot dual stimulator vibrator. The upgrades don’t stop at the heating capabilities either, L’Amourose have added an additional 2 vibration modes, increasing from 7 in the original Rosa, to 9 in this version, more modes, more choice, awesome! The speed functions remain the same at a count of 12, and the style and shape are also the same as before. As the name suggests, this new warming model comes in a beautiful shade of red. Grab a drink and sit back, whilst I celebrate this wonderful toy …
On the day I knew this would arrive, I waited impatiently for the postman to arrive. As soon as he’d been and handed me my parcel I quickly began to break into the box. Inside was a lovely red L’Amourose display box, featuring the company logo on one side and a single image of the Rosa Rouge on the other. Once inside this outer box, you’re greeted with a very elegant looking, tall black box, wrapped in an elasticated black bow. The box is clearly split a third of the way up, and once you slip the top two thirds off, you reveal your new treasure. Sitting there proudly is the L’Amourose Rosa Rouge on her red charging dock, and boy oh boy is she beautiful. There will be people out there who think I’m slightly bonkers for referring to a sex toy as beautiful, those people clearly do not own a Rosa Rouge! Underneath the toy you will find a warranty card (L’Amourose offer an 18 month warranty) a small instruction booklet, the charging cable (which plugs into the dock) and a drawstring storage bag. I was concerned about the storage bag as it’s made from a velvet type material which is a lint magnet, and nobody wants to find a fluffy vibrator after it’s been stored do they, but I was pleased to discover that the bag is in fact satin lined – phew!
The Rosa Rouge is made from totally body safe, seam-free silicone, and is probably the softest silicone I’ve ever had the pleasure of experiencing. Weighing in at 178gms, it’s fractionally heavier than the original Rosa, but it feels beautifully balanced in the hand, I couldn’t stop stroking it! The base is the only part of the Rosa Rouge not covered in silicone, it’s plastic which has been ‘faceted’ to look like a gemstone. In the centre of this base you will find the two gold connection points which need to line up on the dock in order for the unit to charge. On one side of the vibrator, just above the plastic base you will find the control buttons. A (+) button to turn on the Rosa and increase the intensity of vibrations, a (-) button to decrease the intensity and to turn off the Rosa, and a button in the middle which looks a bit like a little coffee bean – this central button selects the vibration mode.
As mentioned before there are 9 modes, with 12 levels of intensity. Most of the modes allow both motors (one in the base, one in the head) to run simultaneously, other modes turn one of these motors off, allowing you the choice of internal or external vibrations. You can also press and hold this button to engage and disengage the thermal heating function. The vibrator automatically turns on with the heating function enabled. Simultaneously pressing both the (+) and the (-) buttons will lock or unlock the vibrator, a great feature to have when travelling. A small ring of light around the centre button lights up when pressing any button, and also when the Rosa is on charge. When docked, a steady flash indicates the vibrator is charging, and a solid light appears when the unit is fully charged. In use, a fast flashing light tells you that your Rosa needs to be charged again, you won’t want this bad boy to go flat on you at a critical moment! 2 hours of charging will provide you with around 3 hours play when used on a medium speed, with play time decreasing to around 70 minutes when used with the heat function enabled and with it running on its highest setting – these are the guidelines provided by L’amourose, and I’ve found them to be pretty accurate in testing. The Rosa Rouge reaches a temperature of 40-42 degrees Celsius, depending on the ambient temperature, and maintains this during use. L’Amourose say it may take 3-5 minutes to reach temperature, but I’ve found it to actually be quicker than this. A feature called Flex and Shift technology had me intrigued, but in reality it just means there’s a little bit of flexibility in the shaft to ensure the Rosa hits the perfect spot for you. It’s also waterproof, so bath and shower fun can be had with the Rosa Rouge.
Sorry if all of that info was a little long winded, but I want to make sure that I tell you everything you need to know, and do this stunning piece justice. I genuinely love the look of this so much, I would happily leave it out on display so I could just look at it! The shape reminds me of a joystick I had for my Atari console in the early 90’s! It sits in the hand so well, the shape really is a thing of beauty, although I did wonder how easy it was going to be to insert. The head is quite bulbous, but with plenty of lube (only ever use a good quality water based lubricant with this) it went inside quite easily, my vagina was clearly gagging for it! I inserted it whilst it was turned on, but this is really a personal choice. I let my partner take control from here, and OH MY WORD this thing felt freaking amazing! It hit my sweet spot immediately, and it had me reaching orgasm incredibly fast, I simply could not stop it from happening. The warmth coming from the Rosa Rouge felt utterly divine, it’s not an overpowering heat, but it certainly adds to the experience. My theory is that the heat brings the blood to the surface inside my vagina, making everything much more sensitive. This may be totally off the mark, but whatever the reasons, I can’t see me ever wanting to turn the heating function off! The shape of the head, and the depth of the rumbling vibrations felt amazing inside me, the head felt almost as if it was repeatedly hitting my G-Spot, tapping its way to my climax. I’m not sure if that’s just because of the power of this toy, or if the shape of it factors into it, and to be honest I don’t really care, it feels awesome! It works equally well when used alone for solo play, I can’t escape the feelings this toy creates, and orgasms are inevitable. After years of searching, I think I’ve finally found “the one” for me. Of course, I won’t stop searching, just when you think everything has been done, sex toy manufacturers pull new ideas out of the bag, but for now, I can’t see anything knocking the L’Amourose Rosa Rouge off my top spot. Or should that be G-Spot?
Sadly, it’s not absolutely perfect (what is?) but it’s pretty darn close. For me, the motor in the base of the toy, intended for external clitoral stimulation produces vibrations that are just a bit too shallow. Don’t get me wrong, they feel good, but with only the base motor activated I wouldn’t be able to climax. It does add to my arousal, it feels good, but it’s just not strong enough. That said, I am a bit of a power Queen, so because it doesn’t work for me doesn’t necessarily mean it wont work for you. There’s also no memory function on the Rosa Rouge, so it will always turn on at the lowest speed and softest vibration mode, this doesn’t bother me, but it’s worth mentioning. The buttons can also be a little challenging, being ‘invisible’ they blend into the silicone meaning that they can sometimes be hard to find when you’re in the height of ecstasy – finding a setting you love before inserting it will overcome this though, and although it can be frustrating, it’s nowhere near a big enough issue for me to think negatively about my beautiful Rosa Rouge!
In summary, I have to say just how incredibly amazing the L’Amourose Rosa Rouge is. Undoubtedly a piece like this is an investment but in my mind, without hesitation, it’s worth every penny. Everything about this vibrator oozes luxury, from the look and feel of the packaging to the extremely high end, quality toy that nestles inside it. If you’re power hungry like I am I don’t think you’ll be disappointed. I own and have tested a lot of vibrators, my Rosa Rouge has come straight in at number 1, it’s on another level completely. It makes me so excited to see what else L’Amourose can offer to the world of sex toys.
The lovely folks at Lovehoney sent me my L’Amourose Rosa Rouge in exchange for an honest review. This has in no way affected my experiences with it, all thoughts and opinions are my own. Affiliate links were used in this post.