Coming up roses

You can’t turn right now without stumbling across something rose scented – maybe it’s Valentines day being right around the corner, maybe it’s just a trend in beauty right now or maybe it’s a classic fragrance that is timeless. However you look at all things rosy I thought I’d pull a little round up of a few rose scented fragrances I like. These are all good if you like a hint of soft rose – rather than the full in your face bouquet scent. So I’ve not gone down the route of the classic rose scented perfumes, more the subtle additions of rose to everyday life…. so yours is coming up roses too!

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So for this rosy little edit we have:

Rituals Indian Rose Candle * (House of Fraser £21) – I’ve talked before about how much I love the Rituals candles, and home fragrance in general. One, the white glass candle packaging with little words of wisdom are just gorgeous. This one reads ‘What’s meant to be, will always find a way’. Which besides being pretty, are also lovely words. This candle is a softly pink toned wax with a combination of Indian rose and sweet almond oil. So it’s a soft rose, with a sweet edge to it. It’s not too heady as rose can be, so if you like a touch of rose on the softer side of life then this is a pretty addition.

Aerin Rose De Grasse Body Wash * (Estee Lauder – £48) Another one that won me over as soon as I saw the pretty white and gold packaging. I’m a sucker for Aerin fragrances and this is an addition to the body line around the Rose De Grasse perfume. I wasn’t sure I was going to like it as expected it to be quite a full on rose. But I was wrong. Ok, I haven’t smelt the actual perfume, but the body lotion and body wash (shown here) are a rose scent that manages to smell fresh as well as floral. The scent is actually a collection of different roses: Rose centifolia, Rose Otto Bulgarian and Rose Absolute. I like how this body wash or the lotion will create a softer, lingering fragrance rather than a full burst of rose.
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Fresh Rose Face Mask * (Sephora $68/ Fresh UK £47) – This mask is different to a lot of the masks I’ve tried. It’s quite a fluid texture – it’s quite runny and liquid and I would recommend using a flat style foundation brush to apply over a sink to avoid mess. It smells gorgeously rosy which makes it feel lovely and pampering when you’re using it. It’s also a good one for a quick fix as it only needs around 5-10 minutes and isn’t one that dries so it’s hard to remove – it rinses off easily leaving skin soft and smooth. A nice touch of rose into your pampering routine.

Vaseline Rosy Lips Lip Therapy * (Boots £1.95) – I went to an event last week for Vaseline and it was actually a nice little reminder of a product that had been a go-to in my bag for years but not one I’d used more recently, having passed on it for other newer shiny things. But love or hate Vaseline, it’s a classic and I did always have a thing for the tinted Rosy Lips balm version. Instantly making dry lips feel taken care of and adding a touch of pink tint a the same time.

Dr Hauschka Rose Nurturing Body Oil * (Feel Unique £20.50) – I love a good body oil at this time of year. When my skin is pretty much at it’s driest it needs the most intense hit of hydration that only an oil can deliver. Sometimes I even layer up a body oil with a lotion on top. THAT is how dry my skin is right now. This one from Dr Hauschka offers all the goodness of a body oil with the added soft rose scent that lingers on skin. I love the idea of layering up rose based fragrances as an alternative to spritzing on with perfume.

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2 Comments

  1. February 8, 2016 / 11:26 am

    I too love Rituals for home fragrances. I specially like their oils for burners. Fantastic

  2. February 9, 2016 / 11:08 pm

    Oh I absolutely love Rose scented skincare and body care, so beautiful! I adore the Jurlique Rose Range the body oil is so fab along with with the face mist. I really need to try the Fresh Face Mask, it sounds ideal for my skin and Rose Candle sounds heavenly!

    Jasmine | jasminehardingmakeup.com xx

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