Scent Notes: Roses

A rose by any other name would smell as sweet is a popular reference to William Shakespeare's play Romeo and Juliet. Roses have long been associated with love and romance but their natural scent goes far beyond.

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Stop + 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.

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The rose is one of the fundamental symbols of alchemy, with many manuscripts called ‘Rosarium’ meaning Rose Garden. Roses were widely used medicinally in ancient times. The scent of a rose relaxes and strengthens, imparting a feeling of calm and well-being.

Essence + Alchemy Roses captures the delicate perfume of blooming rose petals in the morning dew, its ethereal scent helps calm and heightens the spirits.

Encased in hand-blown glass and made entirely of natural ingredients. On lighting of the Essence + Alchemy Roses Candle, it first gifts the crackle of the wooden wick, then its warming glow releases the uplifting aromatherapy essence into the air. Wax is slowly wicked away leaving a glass for reuse - drinking, planting or refillable with a new candle scent.