Partiality to Rose scents, real ones or artificial, like all other scents, is a subject of personal preferences. Furthermore, rose based scents are not found in their pure straight form but in combination with other fragrances and ingredients. As far as I know, there are only two rose species, used to produce EOs for the pharmaceutical and cosmetic industries in the world - Rosa centifolia and Rosa damascena. The latter is used in about 70 to 80% of the products containing real Rose EO. Rose water distilled from it is used in the Rose of Bulgaria cream and the QCS Rose Otto soaps. This EO is expensive. For my personal use, I've found 10 ml EO for $120. If you want to smell Rosa centifolia, go to a Crabtree & Evelyne store, and have a sniff at their Rose line of fragrances. These were the facts. From my subjective point of view, closest to this scent of Rosa centifolia is the T&H version which is not based on EO though. GFT Rose also has similar scent. The artificial TOBS version smells similar to the Rosa damascena. It irritates my skin a bit. To me, one of the best artificial Rose scents is the powdery version of the Klars' Kabinett soap. Putting scents aside, Klar's Kabinett and and T&H are the best performers for me. I want to try the DRH Rose cream because I like the performance of their Windsor cream as much as I like the T&H.
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