Rose, The Queen of Flowers

Throughout history, the rose has always conquered as much with its delicate scent as its legendary beauty. The undisputed muse of artists, the absolute emblem of love, and the leading scent for perfume makers, the one known as the “queen of flowers" enchants each and every one of us with its many virtues.
By Mélissa Darré

The rose has been worshipped for thousands of years. Native to central Asia, this wild flower of five petals, grown mainly in China and Iran, was imported by the Romans in antiquity. Cultivated ever since, it has spread throughout the Western world, acquiring over time countless shapes, colors, shades and perfumes leading to the advent of modern roses in 1867.

Celebrated by poets, painters and writers, the famous "rosa, rosae" as it’s known in Latin, stands as a symbol of beauty and passionate love. While in the kitchen, food lovers relish it in the form of teas, liqueurs, jams, jellies and honeys, and wellness addicts appreciate its softening and revitalizing properties in numerous beauty treatments.

And in the world of perfume, its success is established among feminine fragrances. In soliflores¹or as a simple heart note, rose is one of the first scents to have been used by perfumers, after distillation or enfleurage. Its many olfactory qualities undeniably make it the queen of flowers

(1). A fragrance replicating the scent of a single flower.

Rose, The Queen of Flowers
Rose, The Queen of Flowers
Throughout history, the rose has always conquered as much with its delicate scent as its legendary beauty
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