Bouquet in a Bottle
This Valentine’s Day, get romantic with rose-scented products
Everyone loves getting flowers, but we’re lucky if we get five days with them, at best. If your Valentine is the type to buy you a giant bouquet of roses (personally, I’d rather get them any other week of the year – when they’re half the price), you might want to start dropping subtle hints about some rose-inspired beauty products that will immerse you in the heady scent of fresh-cut, long-stem roses, without having to dump out stinky water or wash a vase ever again.
For an unmistakable rose scent that garners a lot of attention, check out Frederic Malle’s Editions de Parfums Une Rose. If you’re a wallflower when it comes to your scent, don’t even try this one – but if you’re a rose lover you’ll adore the bold floral-meets-black-truffle scent. $175, barneys.com
Composed of seven types of roses from around the world, Jo Malone’s Red Roses scent has hints of lemon and spearmint, which bring out the essence of the romantic flower. Layer this body lotion with your other rose products for a long-lasting scent that isn’t overwhelming. $65, jomalone.com
It takes 7,000 rose petals to make one drop of Bulgarian rose essence, and Tammy Fender’s Bulgarian Rose Water is chock-full of it. Use after washing in the morning and at night – or anytime you need to freshen up – to strengthen and tone the skin, tighten pores and calm inflammation. Alicia Silverstone, Julianne Moore, Melania Trump and Kelly Rutherford are all fans of Fender’s. $70, tammyfender.com
A perennial beauty editors’ favorite, Smith’s Rosebud Salve is a must-have in any bag. It delivers amazing soft and slightly glossy rose-scented lips, and doubles (or triples) as a cuticle softener, flyaway tamer and overall skin soother. $6, drugstore.com
If you’re going to be holding hands this Valentine’s Day, they have to be soft and smooth, right? That’s where Jurlique’s Rose Hand Cream comes in. Hands down (I couldn’t resist), one of my favorite products of all time, this rich cream blends rose with calendula and viola for intense hydration that absorbs quickly and smells like a dream. $25, jurlique.com