Lore’s Top 5 Rose Fragrances

Rose, sweet rose

Our wonderful Del has put together a list of our top 5 picks of our favourite rose fragrances at Lore. Whether you love a bright and zesty rose, a richly darker rose or a true and exquisite rose – we gotcha.

Who doesn’t love a gorgeous rose fragrance – it’s a classic for a reason!

1. Matiere Premiere Radical Rose

The Rose Centifolia that blooms at the heart of Rose Radical was grown on the perfumer’s organic farm and is a testament to Matiere Premiere’s dedication to raw but exquisitely rendered materials. Drops of saffron and pepper dot upon the rose’s rich petal layers like a soft reminder of morning dew, while the patchouli and resinous labdanum provide a deep soil for the perfume’s roots. An excellent rose scent for all genders, this bold but sophisticated fragrance lasts up to eight hours, and provides the wearer with all the audacity and elegance of the Rose itself, perched upon a floral throne.

Radical Rose EDP 100ml

2. Memoire de Roses by L’Artisan Parfumeur

You’re walking down a cobble-stone lane. The warm, glowing air of the late afternoon is wrapped around you, illuminating your surroundings in perfect light. Someone is holding your hand, someone you love, and nearby there’s the music of laughter and chatter. The breeze brings you a bright glimmer of mandarin and orange trees, and you once again bring the bright bunch of roses in your other hand up to your nose. They sparkle with scent and remind you of the red cordial you used to drink as a child. Over the horizon, the sun begins to set, and you take a picture to capture the moment in the last rays of the day.

Memoire de Roses is like an old vintage photograph in a bottle. The crisp citrus in its top notes play delicately alone the fresh rose at its centre, mellowed out with a musky, ambroxan base. An ode to the endless stories that the rose can tell, this scent is joyful, sweet, and personal; wear while making memoires.

Mémoire de Roses EDP 100ml

3. Nevermore by P. Frapin & Cie.


Then, methought, the air grew denser, perfumed from an unseen censer

Swung by Seraphim whose foot-falls tinkled on the tufted floor.

    “Wretch,” I cried, “thy God hath lent thee—by these angels he hath sent thee

    Respite—respite and nepenthe from thy memories of Lenore;

Quaff, oh quaff this kind nepenthe and forget this lost Lenore!”

            Quoth the Raven “Nevermore.”

  • Edgar Allan Poe

An evocative and delightfully grim spicy rose, this scent was inspired by a top-hatted man known only as the Toaster who would leave a bunch of red roses and toast some wine every year at the grave of Edgar Allan Poe. Just as Poe’s poetry always leaves the reader unsure as to where reality ends and the fantastic begins, this fragrance has alluring and ever-morphing layers of intrigue. The floralozone and aldehyde of its opening notes allude to the scientific age that birthed the man behind this perfume’s name, while the saffron and cedarwood are the rich, dark soil of a graveyard, trodden with the damp steps of night time visitors. And at its centre: a burst of rose oxide, May rose, and wine – red as blood, red as death. Thus quoth the raven!

Nevermore EDP 100ml

4. Lady Vengeance by Juliette Has A Gun

The femme fatale, the villainess, the lover, the sex-bomb, the woman. Romano Ricci believes that a woman’s perfume is her weapon and if Lady Vengeance were a weapon, it would be a stiletto knife strapped to a thigh garter. Its Bulgarian rose is layered with bergamot, lavender, which lend a touch of aromatic sophistication, while patchouli, vanilla, and ambroxan give this scent its luxurious, sensuous spice and warmth. Like the perfect red lipstick, this perfume is confidence in bottle – mature, but not too powdery; a touch of sweet, but never sickly. Robust, rich, and ready to rumble.

Lady Vengeance EDP 100ml

5. Shanti, Shanti by Miller et Bertaux


The name of this softly spicy rose wonder translates to “Peace, Peace”, and seeks to invoke the feeling of inner happiness, of running amongst a shower of rose petals in the midst of a joyous Indian festival. Less domineering and more soothing than many spicy roses, this scent is the perfect wear for more delicate days when you need a boost of summer and life upon your skin. With a touch of cardamom and pink berries, some calming deep blue depth from the iris, and comforting patchouli and sandalwood supporting the soft florals, Shanti, Shanti is bright, alive, and reassuring.

Shanti Shanti EDP 100ml


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