Fragrance Friday: 5 Rose Scents to Sniff This Spring

By  April 12, 2013

Ah, the smell of spring and the mother of all its scents: the rose! This classic floral note has been used in countless perfumes to add an elegant air, but over time has garnered an audience much older than we are with an added powdery overtone. Whether glamorous, sweet, or sophisticated, this season we’re looking for a revamp of the romantic bloom and show off its versatility, but in no way old-fashioned. Here are five rose scents that are anything but garden variety:

1. Frédéric Malle Lipstick Rose, $150-$330 at FredericMalle.com
2. Atelier Cologne Rose Anonyme, $75-$195 at AtelierCologne.com
3. Le Labo Rose 31, $145 at LeLaboFragrances.com
4. Jo Malone Red Roses, $61-110 at JoMalone.com
5. Eau de Cartier Goutte de Rose, $90 at Ulta.com