Double type; small; early. Very dark crimson with a blackish sheen, fully double with a symmetrically incurved center; richly rose-scented. Medium height; floriferous; wiry stems. Good foliage. Its great fault is lack of size. It is especially decorative in the garden. “PHILIPPE RIVOIRE, as I know it, is a purple-red with no blackish sheen, not richly rose-scented though it has a slight fragrance.”—Saunders. “The only really sweet-scented red peony that I know of.”—Boyd.