Roses have long been associated with love and romance but their natural scent goes far beyond.

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Smell the roses

The colloquial meaning of ‘stop and smell the roses’ is not far from the aromatherapeutic properties of roses themselves. Smelling these sweet flowers has been linked to slowing the rate of breath, uplifting mood, soothing anxiety and depression, balancing hormones, lowering blood pressure, relieving headaches and generally creating a sense of happiness and harmony. Who can resist sticking their nose into a rose bush anyway? I know I can't.