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Top Rose Perfumes 2021

Valentino Rock’n Rose Perfume

Rock’n Rose couldn’t be a more fitting name for this warm rose and vanilla perfume, or a more perfect reflection of the Valentino brand. Most women closely associate Valentino with the color red and an overall romantic aesthetic. But the retailer is also known for studded shoes, bags, and other glam accessories. That rock-n-roll edge and feminine allure come together in this flirty selection. It’s the perfect fit for any woman who relishes two opposing sides to her personality. In keeping with the outré style, notes include bergamot, blackcurrant, red rose, gardenia, vanilla, and sandalwood — a potpourri of harmoniously opposing chords.

Yardley London English Rose

Prim and proper with a twist is the fun vibe from this scent by Yardley London. Floral and green notes like geranium and rose balance its woody accords and spices (including musk). So while this is an undeniably feminine fragrance perfect for a romantic evening out, its dimension and complexity will shower you with compliments.

Paris Hilton Rose Rush

For an affordable rose scent that smells expensive, look no further than this popular option from Paris Hilton. One of the most successful celebrities to enter the perfume space, Hilton knows her fragrances. That abiding wisdom comes through loud and clear with Rose Rush. In keeping with the sensuous bottle, this is a frilly but sexy scent, ideal for a night out with the girls. You’ll find notes like rose petals, neroli, peony, white musk, amber, and cedar here, to make you feel like a damask rose in bloom.

Guerlain Mon Guerlain Bloom of Rose

Fancy yourself an Angelina Jolie type? That is to say: feminine yet adventurous, with an undeniably thorny edge. Well, you’re in luck, because Mon Guerlain Bloom of Rose is just the scent for you. Modeled by the Academy Award-winning actress, this rose scented perfume delivers energetic notes of lavender and vanilla. It’s edgy while still alluringly approachable.

Jo Malone Red Roses

If you’re seeking a light pick-me-up after a long, soul-sapping day, Red Roses from Jo Malone is an invigorating option. It’s an airy scent with notes of lemon, mint, and violet in addition to Bulgarian rose. Use it when you’re ready to slip the bonds of daytime you and rejuvenate your heart.

Nina Ricci Rose Extase

Nina Ricci is known for their timeless feminine frocks. This exquisite scent is in keeping with that time-honored tradition. Rose Extase is a praiseworthy choice for a special occasion like an anniversary, birthday, or wedding. It’s a sweet, floral rose perfume, but with vanilla, musk, and sandalwood notes that add mystery and depth. It’s also worth noting that storied perfumer Francis Kurkdjian had a hand in creating this memorable scent.

Tom Ford Rose Prick

A rose is not a rose in the hands of Tom Ford and his endlessly-unique scents. If you’re looking for a fragrance that is sure to start a conversation, reach for Ford’s Rose Prick. This is a pricey option, but as with most of Tom Ford’s offerings, a little goes a long way here. You won’t need more than two or three spritzes to last from morning through the evening. Among the unique notes you’ll uncover here are sichuan pepper, turmeric, and patchouli. Those hints of spice offset this perfume’s various rose iterations (think May rose, Turkish rose, and Bulgarian rose).

Acqua Di Parma Rosa Nobile

For a timeless rose scent you’ll wear year after year, look no further than Acqua Di Parma Rosa Nobile. This fragrant delight works to highlight all the many mysteries of the rose. It’s an elegant choice, best for special occasions after dark. The classic bottle is in keeping with the timeless soul of the perfume. Lily-of-the-valley, peony, and violet form an elegant setting for this perfect, fragrant rose elixir.

Marc Jacobs Daisy Eau So Fresh

Are you sweet, playful, and feminine, or just wanting to feel that way? Then checkout Daisy Eau So Fresh from Marc Jacobs. Top notes of raspberry and grapefruit elevate the wild rose and jasmine in the middle, finishing with musk, warm plum, and cedarwood. This intriguing rose musk perfume fits in perfectly at a garden party or an evening of Shakespeare in the park. A beautifully-crafted bottle perfectly reflects the scent’s vivacious personality.

Hermes Rouge

Rouge isn’t as well known as many of Hermes’ other offerings, but it’s no less dazzling. The floral, woody scent offers top notes of rose, ylang-ylang, and iris, complementing middle notes of sandalwood, vanilla, and cedar. Heady spice and myrtle form the base. While you might expect this rose water perfume to be rose-forward given the classic nature of the Hermes brand, it surprises with its unexpected spice and sex appeal. This is a great option for a fun night out on the town.

Banana Republic Rosewood

An amber floral rose fragrance, Rosewood is an enticing yet affordable perfume with broad appeal. It’s no surprise it’s been around for 15 years. Rosewood is a hardwood, but in this perfume it takes on an earthy, rose-like feel. Unexpected earthy undertones give it an engaging unisex feel. Woody notes like musk add an always welcome hint of sex appeal.

Chloe Roses De Chloe

In 2021, Lilly Pulitzer is making a major fashion comeback. This rose scent falls perfectly in line with the socialite designer’s verve for all things girly, frilly, and brightly-patterned. Roses De Chloe is a delectably-fresh rose scented perfume that makes a tantalizing accessory for spring and summer. You can wear it as an all-day mood, thanks to versatile notes of bergamot and magnolia to support its breezy rose essence.

Dior Miss Dior Rose N’Roses Eau de Toilette

If you can’t make it to Capri this summer, you can at least pretend you’re there. A citrus rose scent, Miss Dior Rose N’Roses by Christian Dior will transport your soul to warmer climes. This fragrance has surprisingly good longevity for a floral option. While it isn’t the most original rose water perfume, its delightful, timeless notes of geranium, bergamot, Italian mandarin, Grasse rose, Damask rose, and white musk will never go out of style.

Chanel Coco Mademoiselle

Rose perfumes don’t get more classic and sophisticated than Chanel. Coco Mademoiselle excitingly embodies the brand’s signature aesthetic. This is a light, delicate scent, perfect for warm weather. Wear it when you want adventure, without anything to weigh you down. It will gift you a refreshing, calming tone with notes of bergamot, vanilla orange, jasmine, and patchouli in addition to a tempting Turkish rose.

Yves Saint Laurent Paris

If ever there was a timeless rose scent, it would be Paris from Yves Saint Laurent. This warm rose perfume has been around since 1983. Its zest for life was inspired by the easy elegance of the Parisian woman, which translates well into a versatile selection that works year-round, from day-to-night. Top notes include bergamot and violet with rose and iris in the middle, and a balanced finish of warm sandalwood.

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Victoria Baldesarra is a freelance writer who specializes in fragrance, makeup, wellness, health, skincare, and general lifestyle topics. Her work has been published in Time Out, Newsday, The Knot, Teen Vogue, Business Insider, Real Simple, and Hamptons Magazine among many other print and online outlets. When she's not writing about new, exciting fragrances, you can usually find her on an airplane or at a boutique fitness studio.

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