FRAGRANCE OR SCENT IN ROSES …
It is the fragrance of the rose that above all, has been responsible for its enduring popularity throughout the Ages.
Rose scent, which is carried largely in the petals (though sometimes in the stamens) of the flower, is emitted into the air most strongly when the growth of the flower and the atmospheric conditions are perfectly aligned.
Often, on warm days, it’s a good idea to smell a rose then come back to it an hour or so later to give that ‘double-whammy’ effect. Rose perfume goes straight to your brain!
Customers in the nursery yesterday … she said: “He can never smell a rose when I know it has an amazing fragrance” … he said: “She cannot smell any of the roses which I like”. Very challenging so I picked up the jar of instant coffee and asked him to take a sniff of the coffee and then stick his nose into the rose which she thought was so lovely.
You won’t believe me I guess but he turned around, AMAZED that YES, he could indeed smell the most beautiful fragrance. Obviously, to reinforce and prove my point, I asked her to take a whiff of the instant coffee then smell the rose which HE thought had magnificent perfume … You’re right, she was stunned that she could smell exactly what he could!!!
YOU MUST CLEAR THE OLFACTORY GLAND CONSTANTLY WHEN TESTING FOR FRAGRANCE and coffee beans/grounds or a tea bag are handy accompaniments when next visiting a rose garden to experience the true fragrance of roses!
It is my experience that people remember the perfume of a particular rose from 30 to 40 years ago – such is the power of our senses and for a truly sensational experience of rose fragrance, stick your nose into