4 Modern Rose Fragrances That Are Anything but Old-Fashioned

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It’s no secret that floral—especially rose—scents tend to get a bad rap, ones that remind you of your grandma: powdery or matronly.

No longer. The signature romantic note is getting modern updates and making a comeback we can’t ignore. Whatever your preference, we have a delicious rose-based scent that deserves a space in your fragrance collection.

Spicy & Woody

If you gravitate toward dark, dramatic fragrances, this one’s for you. Imagine: A beautiful rose scent seduced by white pepper, woods, and Russian leather.

Beautylish recommends TOM FORD Rose de Russie

Classic Floral

If classic floral’s more your vibe, imagine sensual rose kissed by Italian bergamot and inspired by the Amalfi Coast’s warm sunshine.

Beautylish recommends TOM FORD Ford Rose d’Amalfi

Warm & Smoky

Afraid of committing to feminine floral? Here’s the ultimate contrast—decadent rose and Chinese peony is balanced with smoky cistus absolute and myrrh.

Beautylish recommends TOM FORD Rose de Chine

Warm Floral

Another luxe rose scent that’s far from expected—Bulgarian rose is pierced with thorns of fiery pepper and spice, while Indonesian patchouli exhales around Turkish rose’s precious heart.

Beautylish recommends TOM FORD Rose Prick