At some point, the rose unfairly gained the reputation of being an old-lady scent — more stuffy and old-fashioned than chic and romantic. However, it's making a comeback in the perfume world. This Valentine's Day, treat yourself to a romantic, rose-infused fragrance. Some of these are classics, some are new, but all are anything but stuffy.
Our most affordable option doesn't just make you smell good. After applying it as a perfume, our video producer Kate Bennis applies it to her dry lips and hands for extra moisturization throughout the day.
Don't let the name fool you. While this favorite among Sephora shoppers is called "Daisy," this scent is packed with notes of wild rose. Combined with raspberry, grapefruit, and plum, people say it reminds them of springtime.
Many say you either love rose or hate it, and the same goes for vanilla. If you definitely love both, you'll be elated with this eau de toilette. Neither is too intense, thanks to touches of mandarin, magnolia, and sandalwood.
This perfume oil is perfect for anyone who loves florals in general. In addition to rose, it's rich with tropical white flowers like gardenia.
Prefer a citrusy scent? You may be surprised how beautifully notes of rose petal complement lemon and mandarin, as it does in this light eau de parfum.
It doesn't get more authentic than this. Handmade from natural damescena rose absolute from Egypt, Morocco, and Bulgaria, this eau de parfum is made for the serious rose devotee.
Don't be fooled by the dramatic presentation — this perfume is incredibly subtle and truly enjoyable to notice on your skin throughout the day. With "rose at its heart," it also features notes of ylang ylang, musk, peach, basil with a dry-down of amber and vanilla.
This eau de parfum is undeniably rose — it features notes of three different kinds of the flower — but instead of the heavier interpretation of rose that older fragrances are known for, it has a lighter, breezier finish.
Perfect for the true rose lover, this eau de parfum's rose notes are topped with cognac and blackberry, while the base of incense gives it warmth and spice.
$30 and up
The original Chloé eau de parfum delivers a hint of rose along with peony, freesia, and lily of the valley. It's a clean, sophisticated scent that's certainly romantic without being too girly.
$28 and up
And for the real rose fanatic, there's an edition of the original, Roses de Chloé, a more romantic twist that highlights fresh cut roses.
$56 and up
Launched in 2003, this eau de toilette still feels young, fresh, and truly special thanks to a blend of five different roses.
This eau de parfum is a modern twist on the classic Tresor. It's lighter and features praline as the top note, followed by damask rose and violet leaf, but is anchored by the same base notes as the original, vanilla, and musk.
$77 and up
What could be more romantic than a fragrance named after Paris? This woody floral is a classic scent (it's been around since 1983) that has rose in its top and middle notes surrounded by iris, violet, and lily of the valley.
Who says you have to go out for a Valentine's Day date? Spritz on your favorite scent and stay in to watch one of these classics.