The woman who enjoys the romantic, uplifting floral fragrance of roses will love a gift of perfume, cologne or bath and body products. Rose perfume is precious and can be very expensive. Following are four brands that are high quality and moderately priced. Most of these brands carry the fragrances in several guises, so they can be layered with body lotion, hand cream and eau de toilette or eau de parfum. Following is information about the rose fragrances at L’Occitance, Crabtree & Evelyn, Aveda and Yves Rocher.
Roses are the classic flower that represents love, romance and beauty. Fragrance of essential oil of rose has been used as a perfume for centuries. Legendary as an aphrodisiac and for its aroma therapy benefits. One of the world’s most classic fragrances, real rose oil is rare and expensive to extract from flowers, making it a precious perfume.
Personally, I enjoy a light rose fragrance. L’Occitane en Provence Rose 4 Reines is a fragrance that I often spritz on for daytime. The fragrance is light enough for daytime use but may not be very long lasting. . Crabtree and Evelyn’s Rose is a stronger fragrance that comes in a variety of fragrance and bath products. Aveda Rose Pure-fume is a delicate fragrance with uplifting aroma therapy benefits. Yves Rocher France Rose Absolute is not one that I have personally used, but their botanical fragrances are lovely. Rose perfumes can be substantially more expensive than these. In particular, I fell in love with a sample of a pricy cologne from Barney’s New York a few years ago.
L’Occitane en Provence
L’Occitane products from the French Provence are produced with a natural, Mediterranean approach. Rose 4 Reines is a blend of four different types of royal roses. This is a light fragrance that is warm with some undertones described by experts asfruity, with tea, mandarin and blackberry. The four roses of 4 Reines are the Grasse Rose, Turkish Rose, Bulgarian Rose and Moroccan Rose.
According to the L’Occitane website Rose 4 Reines was inspired by the legends of the four queens of Forclaquier. The Count of Provence and Forcalquier, Ramon Berenguer IV, and his wife Beatrice of Savoy, had four daughters. Each of the daughters married kings, therefore were the four queens of Forcalquier. Each of the queens had a favorite rose. The four favorite roses ere blended together, in what is described as a fresh, delicate and velvety scent with hint of fruit.
Rose Fragrance Set – This gift set includes Eau Des 4 Reines .66 fl oz, rose bath soap and and rose bath pebble.The list price is $25, but it is currently on sale for $20.
In addition to the products in the fragrance set, Rose 4 Reines products include hand cream, body cream, fragrant touch, solid perfume, shower gel, body milk and home perfume. L’Occitane products can be purchased online or at one of their retail stores.
Crabtree & Evelyn
Evelyn Rose is the signature fragrance of Crabtree and Evelyn, according to their website. Delicate English roses are the origin this fragrance made from the Evelyn rose, which is grown especially for its exquisite fragrance. Evelyn Rose Eau de Parfum is $36. Additional Evelyn Rose production include soap, bath and shower gel, eau de toilette, body cream, body lotion and more. Crabtree & Evelyn products are available and at their retail stores.
Aveda uses rose as an ingredient in some of their pure-fume blends. They also carry a single note rose essential oil $25. Aveda products can be purchased on line, at an Aveda store or at beauty salons.
Yves Rocher from France offers a Rose Absolute Eau d e Parfum. Retail is listed at $50, but it is currently on sale for $25.
Information is subject to change.
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