The best rose perfumes to wearHouse of LUX HQ | 30 September 2016
Image: Maison Francis Kurkdjian
These modern rose fragrances that will change the way you view – and smell – this classic floral note.
Most of us tend to associate the smell of roses with grandma’s vanity table. But this classic floral note is actually surprisingly versatile and has inspired cult brands and inventive perfumers to create some of their most divine concoctions. Here are five modern rose fragrances that any trendy woman would love to wear.
Don’t forget to enhance the staying power of your perfume with a little fragrance layering. Take an indulgent shower with LUX Soft Touch, which has heart notes of rose, to complement your designer scent.
This exceptional scent is a rose-centric perfume that showcases this flower’s multi-faceted potential. The floral Centifolia rose is tempered with woody notes of cedar and amber in the background, resulting in an exotic and alluring blend that you just can’t get enough of.
Inhale this complex scent to gain a better understanding of the many dimensions the rose has. Master Perfumer Francis Kurkdjian has combined two types of rose – the Centifolia from Grasse and the Damascena from Bulgaria – to create a rich scent. Violet, cedar and musk round out this fragrance with a soft, powdery finish.
Journey into the exotic world of Moroccan souks and heady Turkish nights with Tom Ford’s mysterious Cafe Rose. The rose notes lighten the scents of saffron, incense and amber, evoking memories of lazy afternoons spent in atmospheric cafes.
This one’s a fun perfume for the girl about town on weekends. Fresh and subtle roses mingle with bergamot and magnolia to replicate the uplifting atmosphere of an English country garden on a crisp spring morning. It is girly and delicate without overpowering the senses.
Those who prefer their fragrances a little fresher will love Balenciaga’s interpretation of the rose, as it features a green rose note. When combined with creamy fig leaves and a trailing light, white amber base, this refreshing scent will add a bounce to your step, especially on hot, muggy days.