The Queen of Flowers: A Guide to The Scent of Roses

For centuries, roses have been prized for their beautiful fragrance. The Egyptians were among the first to extract essential oils from roses, using them in perfumes and cosmetics. Roses are believed to have originated in Asia, and they were first introduced to Europe in the early 18th century. In 1785, Marie Antoinette commissioned a skilled perfumer to create a scent that would capture her essence. The result was a delicate blend of rose and orange blossom oils that quickly became a favourite of the royal court. Today, this original recipe is still used by many perfume companies, making it one of the oldest and most iconic scents in history.

Perfume was originally made by steeping rose petals in alcohol, and this method is still used today. However, roses are also used in modern perfumes as an essential oil. The oil is extracted from the petals through a process of steam distillation, and this oil gives perfume its characteristic floral scent. In addition to being used in perfumes, rose oil is also used in cosmetics, soaps, and candles. Thanks to its attractive fragrance, rose oil has long been one of the most popular aromatic ingredients in the world.

The World of Rose Scents

From light and delicate to rich and full-bodied, there is a rose fragrance to suit every taste. The most popular type of rose is the hybrid tea rose. It is intensely fragrant, with scents ranging from sweet and floral to spicy and fruity. If you're looking for a more unique fragrance, try an antique rose. These varieties and their scents are often more complex and interesting than those of modern roses. In perfumery, there are five main rose scents: old or traditional rose (damask), tea, myrrh, fruit and musk. While rose fragrances are traditionally typecast as a feminine note in perfumery, there are plenty of masculine takes on the rose scent in the market. 

Versatile Rose Perfumes

Aurel Singapore, a premier online shop where you can conveniently buy luxury branded fragrances and affordable alternatives, brings you a range of the best rose perfumes:

1. Afnan Supremacy Pink 

The Afnan Supremacy Pink is a light, feminine-leaning rose and jasmine scent suited for the daytime. You’d love this if you’re a fan of Louis Vuitton Roses Des Vents. The top notes of the perfume are a blend of grapefruit, bergamot, and pink pepper, which give the perfume a fresh and slightly spicy scent. The heart of the perfume is a blend of jasmine, rose, and lily-of-the-valley, and the base notes are a blend of musk, amber, and sandalwood, which give the perfume a warm and sensual scent.

2. Armaf Le Parfait Femme

Armaf Le Parfait Femme is a perfume that truly lives up to its name. The light, powdery rose perfume is another daytime marvel bottled in an aesthetically-pleasing pearl white and rose gold packaging. The perfect feminine blend of floral and woodsy scents, it is both sensual and sophisticated. One spray is all you need to feel confident and fabulous. But don't take our word for it, try it for yourself and see.

3. Armaf Tres Nuit Valentina 

For a stronger powdery rose perfume that’s great for the night, go for the Armaf Tres Nuit Valentina. This floral fragrance for women is built around a woody base with bergamot, orange blossom, and peach top notes. Jasmine, rose and lily of the valley middle notes, and patchouli, amber and vanilla base notes round out the perfume. The longevity of this scent is a plus as well.

4. Qasamat Morhaf by Rasasi 

Pamper yourself with this luxurious jammy rose scent for when the sun goes down. The Qasamat Morhaf by Rasasi is a unique and unforgettable perfume. It is a rich, complex blend of woody, floral, and musky notes that come together to create an intoxicating experience. This is the perfect scent for those who want to be memorable. It is bold, confident, and mysterious - just like the woman who wears it. 

5. Armaf Club De Nuit Intense Woman 

Fans of Tom Ford Noir De Noir? Then make a statement with the Armaf Club De Nuit Intense Woman, a scintillating rose and oud wood scent for the evening. This sensual and sophisticated fragrance is perfect for special occasions. The top notes of bergamot, orange blossom, and grapefruit give the perfume a fresh and energetic opening, while the heart notes of jasmine, rose, and lily of the valley add a touch of sweetness. The base notes of amber, musk, and patchouli round out the fragrance with a warm and sensual finish. The result is a truly intoxicating scent that is sure to turn heads.

6. Oud Al Mubakar

Stand out in the unisex Oud Al Mubakar, a turkish rose, saffron and oud wood perfume. With top notes of oud and amber evoking the desert heat, and middle notes of rose and jasmine representing vibrant gardens, the perfume is rounded off with a base note of deep, mysterious musk. Oud Al Mubakar is a perfume that is sure to transport you to another place and time.

Book an appointment to visit the Aurel Experience Center in Singapore to get to know the different types of rose perfumes and discover your perfect scent.