Rose Enchantment Perfume
The recipe for Rose Enchantment Perfume was created using Rose de Mai Absolute and several other choice rose essences in order to escort the one imbibing its essence into the heart of Grasse's golden age of perfumery. The land surrounding this ancient city was devoted to the cultivation of many precious aromatic plants including this special rose, whose warm, radiant, rosaceous bouquet was cherished by perfume connoisseurs around the world.
"A great rose-tree covered with flowers, climbing as high as herwindow, exhaled in the night a soft and gentle perfume, in light breaths; and she stood for a moment enjoying it. The moon, in its first quarter, was floating in the dark sky, a little raggedat the left, and veiled at times by slight mists."
--from Yvette, by Guy de Maupassant
"Roses ruddy and roses white,
What are the joys that my heart discloses?
Sitting alone in the fading light
Memories come to me here to-night
With the wonderful scent of the big red roses."
--from The Man from Snowy River & other verses, by Banjo Paterson
"A sweet-smelling piece of clay, one day in the bath,
Came from the hand of a beloved one to my hand.
I asked: ‘Art thou musk or ambergris?
Because thy delicious odour intoxicates me.’
It replied: ‘I was a despicable lump of day;
But for a while in the society of a rose.
The perfection of my companion took effect on me
And, if not, I am the same earth which I am."
--from The Gulistan of Sa'di, by Sheikh Muslih-uddin Sa'di Shirazi
But now her spirit resembled, in its potency, a minute quantity of ottar of rose in one of Hepzibah’s huge, iron–bound trunks, diffusing its fragrance through the various articles of linen and wrought–lace, kerchiefs, caps, stockings, folded dresses, gloves, and whatever else was treasured there. As every article in the great trunk was the sweeter for the rose–scent, so did all the thoughts and emotions of Hepzibah and Clifford, sombre as they might seem, acquire a subtle attribute of happiness from Phoebe’s intermixture with them.
--from The House of the Seven Gables, by Nathaniel Hawthorne