There was definitely a turning point in the perfume world when the fragrant rose got stuck with the reputation of being an “old lady” scent. Since then the rose has received quite a bad rap for being outdated or old fashioned, rather than a chic or romantic scent. Thankfully, rose fragrances are making a comeback in the perfume industry today. Here are some of the best rose perfumes for women on the market today.
Chloé Eau de Parfum ($105 for 1.7 fl oz)
The Chloe Eau de Parfum leads the list of top perfumes for women with its uber-chic and feminine scent. As one of Chloe’s most popular fragrances it truly captures the spirit of the woman with its fresh, smooth, and floral fragrance. The top notes of peony, freesia, and lychee encourage the freshness of the scent and add a subtle youthfulness to its fragrance. The middle notes—at the heart of the fragrance—are magnolia, lily of the valley, and rose that truly evoke femininity and grace. To round it out, at the base of the fragrance is velvety cedar wood, amber, and honey.
The design of the bottle and even the fragrance perfectly represents Chloe’s fashion empire. The glass bottle is quite heavy but slightly curved and its grooved glass reflects both femininity and strength.
There is a hint of “powderiness” to this scent that may turn some women off, so keep that in mind before purchasing if you’re sensitive to those types of scents. However, for a rose scent it is certainly one of the most refreshing ones that can quickly become your signature fragrance.
Notes: Pink Peony, Freesia, Lychee, Magnolia Flower, Lily of the Valley, Rose, Cedarwood, Amber, Honey.
Lancôme Tresor Lumineuse ($55 for 1 fl oz)
This feminine Lancome scent is perfectly matched with styles that evoke loveliness, romanticism, and elegance. Trésor is one of the best perfumes for women who understand that every moment is precious, considering how demanding this fast-paced world can be. This scent definitely meets the elegantly older woman where she is at with a fragrance that is perfectly suited for her, fresh, and very much appealing.
The goal of this popular fragrance for women is to encourage the feeling of everlasting love, and the attention to detail and the little yet beautiful moments in life—a fragrance that makes the wearer feel as if she is as elegant and precious as the Tresor Lumineuse fragrance. Lancome brilliantly combined the floral elegance of soft rose and lilac along with the sparkle of peach and apricot blossoms. Now who can argue with that winning combination?
If you’re a sucker for a perfectly sweet scent, then Lancome Tresor Lumineuse is the fragrance for you. It is delicate and opens ever so sweetly upon wear. Its top notes of praline truly bring out its sweetness, followed by its subtle and perfectly combined rose and violet notes.
This is truly a scent that quickly becomes a signature, a showstopper that will have women of all ages begging you to know where your scent is from. All you need is a light spritz of this fragrance and its romantic elegance will stay with you for hours.
Notes: Apricot Blossom, Rose, Lilac, Iris, Peach, Amber, Sandalwood, Musk, Vanilla
Parisienne Yves Saint Laurent Eau de Parfum ($39 for 1 oz)
What is more romantic than a fragrance that is reminiscent of the city of love? This romantic rose scent definitely captures the essence of woman with a hint of young love. There is several reasons why this YSL favorite has become a top perfume favorite among women since its release in 2009. This YSL fragrance certainly expels all misconceptions of rose fragrances being “out dated.” Parisienne aims to capture the essence of an independent, free woman who isn’t necessarily from Paris but represents the lovely elegance that Paris has to offer.
This is yet another scent that is a sure-fire head turner. Though it is incredibly elegant, there is a hint of sexiness that truly draws others in. At first pass it can be described as floral, sugary, and sultry all in one. The unique blend of blackberry, rose, sandalwood, and violet notes blends together in an impeccable way that allows this long-lasting fragrance to feel both luxurious and feminine. This amazing rose-based perfume for women is certainly one of the fragrances that will have you going through bottle after bottle and looking for any opportunity to wear it.
Notes: Blackberry, Damask Rose, Sandalwood, Peonies, Musk, and Violet