Roses are the most popular flower for Valentine's Day, but did you know that different hues and varieties of roses have different meanings? If you're wondering how to best convey your passionate love, your chaste yearning, or alternatively, your disappointment in your relationship, there's a rose for you.
A rose’s meaning is often based on its natural appearance or character, as well as its cultural history. The cabbage rose traditionally translates as “love’s ambassador.” It is frequently used in perfumery and its unique and intoxicating fragrance calls to mind the addicting nature of love, which is perhaps why this particular kind of rose acts as the heart’s messenger.
The scent of a rose has titillated human noses for centuries. Cleopatra was no exception—Egyptologists believe that she had her pillows stuffed with fresh rose petals every evening.