There is simply no flower in history more iconic than the rose. For thousands of years it's stood as humankind's simplest symbol of love, beauty and romance, inspiring poets and romantics throughout the ages, from the birth of Venus to Shakespeare's sonnets.
In the world of fragrance the rose holds just as esteemed a place. The very earliest civilizations wore rose oils as a mark of wealth and beauty, and today it's still among the favorite notes in womens' perfume. It adds a glowing beauty to the middle notes of a fragrance, and is used as the heart note in countless classically feminine creations like Joy and Chanel No. 5. Just like the resplendent flower itself, there's thousands of unique varieties and interpretations of the note, from simple soliflores to intricate masterpieces, softly sweet to lushly spiced.
Whether you're looking for a fragrance that captures the flower in a lifelike simplicity or you're looking for a headier, impressionistic blend, there's a perfect rose scent for you. Just take a scroll through our gallery below while we ask... how do you like your rose?
Dark and Edgy?
Dark and Edgy? You need Flowerbomb perfume by Viktor & Rolf, a rock and roll yet romantic perfume. Notes featuring hints of tea, freesia, jasmine and rose blended together to create a lovely scent is irrestible and sophisticated.
Fresh and Tart?
Fresh and Tart? You'll love Dolce & Gabbana's Light Blue perfume, a sparkling, fruity fragrance that takes inspiration from a garden in the early morning dew. Fragrant rose petals mingle with jasmine and musk fragrances give it a unique scent that is perfect for day or night. This is definitely the right perfume for you!
Modern and Minimalist?
Modern and Minimalist? Try Burberry Brit perfume, an understated and sophisticated take on the designer’s favorite flower. A lifelike, crisply fragrant rose floats in a sheer veil of notes of almond, lime, and pear notes.
Lifelike and Luminous?
Lifelike and Luminous? You'll fall for Versace Bright Crystal perfume, a stunning scent starring a moderate tone with a variety of floral elements. Just a splash will leave you smelling wonderful for hours. Notes include magnolia, rose, peony and lotus flowers.
Pink and Pretty?
Pink and Pretty? You'll adore Juicy Couture's Viva La Juicy perfume, a feminine fragrance for women that is subtle yet refreshing. The floral blend of gardenia, honeysuckle and jasmine mixed with caramel vanilla and rose are perfectly balanced in a scent that no one scent is dominant or overpowering.