One of the most quintessential floral notes used in perfumery to date is that of the delicate rose. It is also one of those fragrance notes that is either loved, or hated, with little to no in-between. What I have found to be true, though, is that the rose is a complexly misunderstood ingredient.

Shakespeare once wrote, “A rose by any other name would smell as sweet,” but sorry, Will, I have to disagree. In fact, what people usually don’t realize is that the rose has many other names, comes from many different regions of the world, and can be sweet, fruity, powdery, or even spicy. From the luxurious, heady, Damask rose of Bulgaria to the dewy freshness of Rose de Mai from Grasse, different types of rose will give you different facets of this precious flower in your scent. Hours of conversation could be spent peeling back the layers of what makes each rose fragrance stand out from the other, but for now, you’ll have to smell for yourself.

- Elaine Keay |  Senior Brand Manager

SAMPLE ALL 4 FOR $16

THE ROCK AND ROLL ROSE

LADY VENGEANCE
Juliette Has a Gun

The very elegant but thorny Bulgarian Rose marries patchouli and vanilla to draw a fine elegance, both contemporary and inevitable. Wears well with your worn-in moto jacket and cat eye-liner.

THE FEMININE LUXE ROSE

À LA ROSE
Maison Francis Kurkdjian

À la rose is an ode to femininity, a declaration of love translated into a fragrance. Two hundred and fifty freshly bloomed roses from Grasse offer their unequalled richness to every bottle.

THE 100% NATURAL ROSE

DIRTY ROSE
Heretic

Not your traditional rose perfume...Dirty Rose shows the naughty side of this classic floral. Rose De Mai and Damask Rose absolutes are juxtaposed with Bergamot, Pink Pepper, and Apricot notes for an utterly intoxicating, decadent fragrance.

THE FRESH & AQUATIC ROSE

ROSE ATLANTIC
D.S. & Durga

Imagine yourself on the beach sitting dune-side as a waft of wild roses carried by the salty ocean breeze falls under your nose: This is Rose Atlantic.