For awhile there, I worked as a sales gal at a florist shop. I loved being surounded by the gorgeous flowers (of course), loved hearing lovers' messages as they sent their special someone a bouquet, and found it a privilege to help people in their time of sorrow when selecting funeral or memorial arrangements.
One of the tasks we got assigned during slow times was to trim roses and other flowers for the premade wrapped bouquets displayed in the front of the shop. I got plenty of thorn scratches, but learned a lot about how different flowers looked and smelled when paired together.
One of my favorite flowers to clean were a certain variety of huge, dark red roses. They were so fragrant. So pungent! I was violently allergic to them, but still grabbed them every chance I got!
Stick your nose into your wrist after applying Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab's (BPAL) Rose Red - it's exactly like sticking your nose in those roses I love! Big, fat, freshly picked, deep red rose.
Earlier variations of Rose Red (also produced in 2003-2005, 2007, and 2008) are sometimes described as "green", meaning, I assume, leafy and stemmy. I also see "wet" come up in reviews for earlier versions. This year's is neither, at least on me. It's a pure blast of gorgeous rose that dries down to a closer-to-the skin rose with a bit of sparkle.
I always said I wasn't interested in rose scents. I was wrong.