There’s something about roses that just screams romance. They’re the ultimate symbol of love and affection, and even though it may be cliché, everyone loves getting roses. In keeping with that, rose perfumes are among the easiest to give as a gift. They’re also a more unique option than a classic bouquet. The floral note transcends generations and is versatile enough that a spectrum of other notes can complement it. And while the best rose perfumes might be most associated with the spring and summer seasons, they work well year-round. So if you’re looking for a romantic gift that’s sure to please, look no further than these rose perfumes.
What is Rose Perfume?
Rose perfume is both intense and delicate, made with essential rose oils extracted from the rose’s fragrant petals. The most common rose fragrances use Turkish rose, Damascene rose, or the south of France’s Rosa Centifolia, and most perfumers consider the rose the most important flower in perfumery.
Three out of four fragrances that define themselves as “feminine” contain notes of rose. Yet even though modern rose scents are widely popular, their story is ancient. According to legend, when Cleopatra lured Mark Antony to her bedroom, her bed and floor were covered with the scent of freshly picked rose petals.
For more on this very special note, see our list of the 5 best rose perfumes of 2022 below-
1. Rose Amazone by Hermes
Hermes is one of the most well-known luxury brands in the world, and its Rose Amazone perfume is a favourite among many. This particular scent is a fruity take on the classic rose fragrance, and it is truly refreshing and invigorating. If you’re feeling down or stressed, simply spray it all over and take a deep breath. You’ll instantly feel your worries start to fade away. The grapefruit, lemon, and Mandarin orange notes perfectly complement the rose, while the hints of red currant and black currant leaf add an extra level of depth and dimension. This is a classic scent that is sure to please anyone who loves the smell of roses.
2. Café Rose by Tom Ford
If you’re looking for a rose perfume that’s anything but ordinary, Tom Ford’s Café Rose is a perfect choice. This luxurious fragrance has smoky, woody, and spicy accents, as well as floral and fresh notes, making it perfect for both women and men. It’s perfect for a special evening out or a cosy night in front of the fireplace. Just be warned that the scent doesn’t have as strong a sillage as you might expect from a Tom Ford perfume.
3. Red Roses by Jo Malone
If you’re a fan of layering scents, Jo Malone’s Red Roses fragrance is a fantastic option. It’s perfect for summer or spring days, and can easily be layered with something heavier for cooler weather. This is also a great choice for anyone looking for a classic rose scent. It’s pure romanticism, with very few other notes competing with the Bulgarian rose. If you want to smell like a bouquet of roses, or you’re looking for an alternative to a bouquet as a gift, it’s hard to beat this wonderful perfume.
4. Infusion De Rose by Prada
If you’re in the market for a rose scent perfume with hints of citrus, Infusion De Rose is a spot-on selection that works beautifully from day to night in warmer months. This is a clean, natural-smelling floral that smells like real, blooming roses without being stereotypically sweet. It’s also very long-lasting with top-notch projection and longevity. That said, Infusion De Rose by Prada isn’t one of the best rose perfumes for the young or hip. It’s best suited for a “lady who lunches” or for formal occasions. The perfume is a bit too mature and old-fashioned for younger women, and it might be too stuffy for more casual settings. But if you’re looking for a classic rose scent that will turn heads and last all day, Infusion De Rose is a great option.
5. Oud Rose by Hasan Oud
Hasan Oud Rose is the perfect expression of two timeless and beloved fragrances, oud and rose. This beautifully aromatic elixir combines the intense sensuality of rose—arguably one of the most famous and beloved flowers in history—with the atmosphere-building power of oud. An ever-so-slight hint of spicy woods adds balance to this masterpiece. The deep red rose reveals itself in a fragrance that is powerful and long-lasting.
This scent is perfect for those who want to feel confident and sensual. The oud adds depth and richness to the rose, while the spicy woods give it just a touch of mystery. If you’re looking for a fragrance that will make a statement, Hasan Oud Rose is a perfect choice.
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