Roses have long been the symbol of love and romance…… ‘A rose by any other name would smell as sweet’ says Juliet in Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet while Cleopatra had her bed chamber filled with rose petals so that Marc Antony would think of her whenever he smelled a rose. It is no surprise then, that roses form the corner stone of modern perfumery!
Yet while rose is so widely used in perfumery, the perfumer’s artistry means that the resulting fragrances differ wildly. From fresh and green to deep and velvety, delicately floral to sweetly gourmand there’s a rose for everyone. So which one are you?
Here are some of our favourites:
Sensual and clean
Rose Trombone by L’Orchestre Parfum – evoking a jazz club in New York’s Harlem, this addictive fragrance combines rose with notes of pear, vanilla, sandalwood, white musk and rum! A real ‘skin’ scent!
Spicy and warm
Lettre de Pushkar by Ella K – opulent and intoxicating, top notes of saffron, nutmeg and cinnamon transport the wearer to this most sacred of sites in Rajasthan. A generous rose heart makes Lettre de Pushkar the most unforgettable of fragrances.
Dark and velvety
Mysterious Rose by Amouroud – blended from essences of Damascene, Bulgarian and rare Tibetan rose, this extraordinary fragrance is as hypnotic and magical as its ingredients would suggest.
Delicate and romantic
Rose Tuberose by E.Coudray – bringing together the romance of rose with the power of tuberose this fragrance awakens the senses ensuring that you never look at a rose the same way again!
Complex and intoxicating
Rose in Wonderland by Atkinsons – exploring every facet of the rose, from its thorny stem to the flower in full bloom, this dizzying hybrid of a fragrance moves from delicately luminous to deeply voluptuous always keeping the Centifolia rose firmly at its heart.
Cool and seductive
Siberian Rose by Fragrance du Bois – for those who love snowy white winters and dramatic landscapes, this powerful, long lasting rose is built around a floral heart of white rose, tuberose and ylang ylang.