Our fave rose fragrances that will surprise you

2 May, 2023 / words by Nateisha Scott

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Fragrance newbie or connoisseur, into signature scents or like to explore with perfume…either way, you’ve heard of rose fragrances. And we know the common association for rose fragrances often conjure up an English countryside garden in the summer, which means many of us steer clear of it to avoid smelling too floral. But you’d be surprised to hear that the classic ingredient has variations and perfumers in recent years have been playing with it to muster up an unexpected connotation. 

While many rose fragrances have rose at the heart, it’s the notes at the base or top layer that sets it apart, revealing either a sweeter or more mellow version of rose. Complimentary notes often coincide with musky and warm blends including vanilla, white musk and vetiver. Or for a spicy twist, citrus notes can include lemon, blackcurrant and orange. Trust us, there is more to rose fragrances than meets the eye, so try these interesting and surprising rose fragrances with a twist. They don’t scream floral and will make a great option for spring/summer.


Rose Oud Floral Perfume

This rose fragrance is incredibly sexy and deep thanks to the oud blended with rose.

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Tom Ford

Private Blend Rose Prick Eau de Parfum

Nothing Tom Ford creates is classic and this rose adaption won’t fail you.

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Le Labo

Rose 31 – Eau de Parfum

Undeniably unisex, this rose adaption is warm and spicy thanks to its musk and wood notes.

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Jo Malone

Rose Blush Cologne

For a classic rose fan, this one’s for you.

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Rose of No Man’s Land Eau de Parfum

Layered with sweet and earthy notes, it’s a complimentary giver.

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Parfums De Marly

Delina eau de parfum

Again another classic, but uniquely blended with vetiver, bergamot and peony musk.

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Nateisha Scott


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