Believe it or not, not all roses smell the same. Only very sensitive noses can sense the difference between a rose in full bloom and a rose that’s still a bud or between a Bulgarian and a Damask rose. You will be surprised to find out the variety of smells roses can have, largely a result of breeding during last century, there are now many exciting and fresh smells.
It is easy to think of the smell of flowers as being designed for humans. But the real story is more complicated and has almost nothing do with us. If you want to know why flowers smell keep on reading.
Roses are famouse for their smell, most people feel an urge to smell them when they see them, but do we really know what makes up the smell of roses? If you are like me, you probably did not pay much attention to the smell; with the only exception being when you are trying a new perfume with the rose aroma in it or the real flower is missing its scent. The proliferation of fake rose scents as in my opinion displaced the smell of roses in many people’s minds. So let’s look at what exactly gives roses their distinct smell and why so many modern roses are missing the fragrance.