Spotlight On: Rose

Posted by Clare on Tue, 10/15/2013 - 12:00 AM

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?