A Dozen Roses Perfume Blog Event

A dozen roses

I’m a rose lover. I love this flower’s versatility. It doesn’t surprise me that thousands of years after its cultivation that we are still drawn to this flower and its eternal beauty. I love everything the rose symbolizes. I love its flavor and smell. Yep, I’m a rose lover.

With A Dozen Roses Perfume Blogging Event, I’m sharing my favorite rose products from perfumes to spray lavishly to jams to sweeten tea. I find that as soon as January hits that I’m in a “rose phase” until April. These are the items that I can’t get enough of right now.

1. Malle Lipstick Rose EDP – Pop art interpretation of French cosmetics. Waxy rose and powdery violet. One of my fragrance obsessions. Available at Barneys.

2. Market Spice Princess Grey Tea – This is an Earl Grey with rose petals and lavender. Floral and strong. It’s one of my favorite mid-day hot beverages. Available at Market Spice.

3. Neela Vermiere Creations Mohur EDP – This is a complex fragrance; a lovely rose. You can read my full review here and check out the recipe in the post. Available at Neela Vermeire Creations.

4. Anu Essentials Sultry Body Butter – A pure rose in the most nourishing shea butter base ever. It will “amp up” the rose staying power of any of your favorite rose perfumes. 100% natural and available at Anu Essentials. 

5. Aftelier Wild Roses EDP – This is one of those roses that speaks to me. It comes at me as a swirl of colors. This is a naturally complex blend of rose, tarragon and chewy apricot. Available at Aftelier.

6. LUSH Rose Jam Bubble Bomb – I would say I love this but I should just say that I’m obsessed with it. It’s my favorite LUSH product. It is a sweet, jammy rose that tints the bathwater a pretty pale pink. Available at LUSH.

7. Noyan Armenian Rose Jam – A staple in our house. When you don’t have time to make your own, use Noyan. I use this over flans (mouhalabiye) and cheesecake, sprinkle with pistachios. It’s great on toast over almond butter. And I even add it to black tea instead of honey (the most traditional use of it). You can usually find it at Russian or Middle Eastern markets. If not, Amazon is a good resource (I think their US distributor is Indo-European foods if that helps).

8. Guerlain Nahéma EDP – This is the rose fragrance. My favorite. Available at Guerlain boutiques. 

9. By Terry Rose Balm – This is a luscious balm delicately scented with roses that can be used on lips, cuticles, etc. Luxurious. Available at

10. Dabur Rose Syrup– I know this isn’t the best brand out there and it is “rose flavoured” but we start to love what we are used to or what is familiar to us. This brand of rose syrup has been in my house for years, like Nestle for many people. I add a few drops to a glass of milk. I mix it with champagne. I make puddings with it. It’s even good added to sparkling water. You can find it at your local Indian grocery.

11. Pirouette Roses Are Red Soap – This is a gorgeous, realistic rose in the most fragrant soap bar. Here’s my review. Available at Piroutte Essentials. 

12. Les Anis de Flavigny Rose Candy – It’s a rose hard candy with anise center. I’m hooked on these. And their packaging is adorable. Available at Beautyhabit.

A Dozen Roses

And I knew I’d have problems only mentioning 12 rose items! Here’s a recipe for making your own rosewater (it’s so easy!) and info on the Armenian festival Vartavar for those of you that want to play pranks in honor of roses.

Visit the other blogs participating in this event:

All I am a Redhead

Katie Puckrik Smells

The Non-Blonde

Perfume Shrine

Roxana Iluminated Perfume

Scent Hive


*First image is © Ayala Moriel. LUSH, and Beautyhabit are affiliate links. Thanks!

18 thoughts on “A Dozen Roses Perfume Blog Event

  1. I love those Armenian jams, especially the rose! They’re more syrupy and less sweet than what the American palate is accustomed to, but are authentically middle eastern. Try the white mulberry and blackberry; you’ll do backflips!

    1. I’ve tried the Blackberry and absolutely love it! Now I’ve got to get my hands on the mulberry. That is a flavor that I haven’t had since I was a kid!

  2. Victoria! I learned so much in this post – thank you for pointing me in many new rosy directions. I want to make the recipes you pointed out and investigate all your choices. Especially that sultry body butter.
    Katie recently posted..A Dozen Roses

    1. It appears that you love rose as much as I do, this means you’ll probably love Sultry. It’s exactly what the name implies.

  3. Now I have nothing but jam on my mind. And a desire to learn about Armenian food, as I’m pretty sure it’s related to the Romanian and Bulgarian food I know from my dad’s side of the family.
    I’ve used cherry jam in my tea before, so it makes sense to also do it with rose, though I confess that I like to just eat the latter by the spoonful…
    Gaia recently posted..Neela Vermeire Creations Discovery Set Giveaway

    1. Armenia has a rich past and it all depends on location and as far as American Armenians when they emigrated. There are similarities with Bulgarian food, Georgian, Turkish and even Syrian. Anyway, it’s delicious 😉

      Cherry jam is soooo good in black tea! And I must confess that I have had the rose jam by the spoonful as well. It’s hard to resist!

  4. what a great post!!

    thank you so much for the recipes– rose petals, here i come!

    hope things are well in your fragrant world!

    much light, einsof

    1. Thank you!

      One of the things I don’t like about the condo I live in now is that I can’t grow roses. It feels like such a luxury now to pick the petals and makes jams and waters!

  5. A bit late, as I was checking your site for the post but time zones meant I was off before catching it, but just wanted to let you know I enjoyed reading your picks and that I hear all those good things about the Vermeire line and I still haven’t tried it (even though I know Neela from the olden days). I MUST rectify that!
    Personally I find Lipstick Rose and Nahema too engulfing in their rosiness; it takes a dedicated rose lover to wear them, but I appreciate their outlook on the king of flowers.

    1. You’ve got to try the NV line but I’m sure you already know this 😉 It’s an amazing line, very intelligent yet wearable.

      I’m a rose lover, so I love to be engulf in rosiness but I completely understand why somebody wouldn’t want to be. Roses typically wear you and you don’t wear them.

    1. I think we should expand to jam reviewing as well 😉

      I agree! The entire line is wonderful but Mohur has won me over with its deliciousness.

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