Rose perfumes have been around for centuries, but let’s start with where the rose came from.
Roses predate this, but the first cultivation of roses was about 5,000 years ago. It has been a romantic symbol probably from the first time ancient guy plucked it from his garden and presented it to the object of his affections.
During the height of the Roman Empire, it was grown in the Middle East, and the Romans loved their roses too, cultivating large public gardens filled with roses.
War of the Roses – it was the symbol of opposing sides, white for York and red for Lancaster. Josephine loved roses too, growing a large variety at Chateau de Malmaison.
Rose petals are distilled to get the rose oil (attar), and we have the ancient Persians to thank for that, as well as the Chinese for being the first to cultivate roses.
But of all the rose perfumes, who made the first one? The Ayurvedic Charaka Samhita text references attar, and the approximate time of that is about 300, but it is believed that it is the Arabic culture that first distilled rose petals into attar.
Modern rose perfumes number in the hundreds, and if you are a rose love, you can find one that will make you incredibly happy – maybe a lot more than one!
Modern classic rose perfumes – Yves Saint Laurent Paris, Guerlain Nahema, Brousseau Ombre Rose, Stella, Caron Parfum Sacre and Creed Fleurs de The Bulgarie
Smothered in oud rose perfumes – Montale Black Oud, Czech & Speake Dark Rose
Dark, sultry Rose perfumes – Serge Lutens Rose de Nuit, Gucci L’Arte di Gucci, Miller Harris Rose en Noir, Amouage Lyric Man or Woman, Tom Ford Noir de Noir, Tauer Une Rose Chypree
Makeup rose perfumes (lipstick or otherwise) – Frederic Malle Lipstick Rose
Perfume shops that have made rose perfumes their obsession – Les Parfums de Rosine, A Dozen Roses, Juliette has a Gun
Realistic rose perfumes – CB I hate perfume Tea Rose, Comme des Garcons Red Rose
Heartbreakingly beautiful rose perfumes – By Kilian Rose Oud, MDCI Rose di Siwa, Teo Cabanel Julia, Guerlain Rose Nacree, Ormonde Jayne Ta’if
Mortgage the house to get them rose perfumes – Shiseido White rose, MDIC Rose di Siwa, discontinued Shiseido Nombre Noir, and Amouage Homage
Rose perfumes for boys – Le Labo Rose 31, Frederic Malle Portrait of a Lady
Rose perfumes from indies and natural perfumers - Kerosene Whips and Roses, Dawn Spencer Hurwitz Parfum de Luxe, Olympic Orchids Ballets Rouges, Sonoma Scent Studio Rose Musc, and Strange Invisible Perfumes Black Rosette.
Okay, that list is getting really long! As you can tell, there are a lot of beautiful rose perfumes out there, just reach out and try one or two or a lot!
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