Fragrance trends come and go but a recurring classic scent will always be the rose perfume. Being romantic, sensual, and rich, it is no surprise that roses make the best gifts. Below, I am sharing the best rose perfumes, that will make the perfect Valentine’s Day gift!
JO MALONE LONDON RED ROSES COLOGNE
The essence of modern romance. Inspired by a voluptuous blend of seven of the world’s most exquisite roses. With crushed violet leaves and a hint of lemon, it unfolds like a bouquet of freshly cut flowers. Clear and romantic.
Shop → Jo Malone London Red Roses Cologne • $142
AERIN BEAUTY ROSE DE GRASSE PARFUM
An ultra-feminine mixture of different rose oils centered on the hundred-petaled Rose Centifolia. If you had to pick a word to describe it, it would be “lovely.”
Shop → Aerin Beauty Rose de Grasse Parfum • $235-325
DOLCE & GABBANA DOLCE ROSA EXCELSA EAU DE PARFUM
A flirty blend of neroli, papaya and white water lily that dries down to a rose heart and a musky base. It is sensual but still fresh!
Shop → Dolce & Gabbana Dolce Rosa Excelsa Eau de Parfum • $74
KAI ROSE EAU DE PARFUM
A true floral perfume in every sense of the word. Kai Rose Perfume Oil is formulated with cedarwood, clove leaf, bergamot, and geranium essential oils, alongside a rose top note. It’s classic, but as the day wears on it develops a woodier quality.
Shop → Kai Rose Eau de Parfum • $78
D.S. & DURGA ROSE ATLANTIC EAU DE PARFUM
Indie brand D.S. & Durga has built a cult following with their inventive fragrances and Rose Atlantic is proof of why. It’s an intoxicating blend of bergamot, lemon oil, dune grass, rose accord, saltwater, and white moss — all of this to say, it’s like a warm sunny day at the beach with a heavy dose of romance.
Shop → D.S. & Durga Rose Atlantic Eau de Parfum • $175
TOM FORD CAFE ROSE EAU DE PARFUM
If you want a rich scent, Tom Ford’s Café Rose is an intoxicating blend of roses, saffron, and black pepper alongside warms notes of coffee. A unique perfume, that is equivalent to wrapping yourself in a luxurious cashmere blanket.
Shop → Tom Ford Cafe Rose Eau de Parfum • $240-325