About this time every year — roses start to bloom all throughout our neighborhood.  The fragrance of a rose is unmistakable and truly remind me of elegance, romance and luxury. Just like the many variety of roses, there are numerous exquisite rose inspired fragrances that I love for my home.

One of the newest fragrances I’ve discovered is Moroccan Rose from Linnea’s Lights. As with any 2-wick candle from Linnea’s Lights — this soy candle is highly fragrant. Featuring rose petals, atlas cedar and musk, Moroccan Rose is a very ‘clean’ rose fragrance, almost like a fragrance you’d experience at a high-end spa or luxury hotel.


Linnea’s Lights Moroccan Rose Candle


LAFCO’s Rose and Elemi is also a newer discovery for me. A blend of exotic peppers, elemi wood and a core fragrance of wild rose petals creates a truly unique fragrance that presents a modern twist on a classic fragrance. The pepper and earthy notes in this surprising scent provides for a nice balance to the floral notes in the rose. If you aren’t a huge fan of ‘rose’ fragrances — but like the elegance of a fresh floral, I think you’ll really like Rose and Elemi. As part of the LAFCO Present Perfect Collection, Rose and Elemi is available in personal care products like hand cream and wash, in addition to the vegetable wax candle.



LAFCO Rose and Elemi Candle

The Voluspa Yuzu Rose Stonecrop, formerly known as Yuzu Rose Bubblebath, is packaged so beautifully. Friends of mine gave these candles as favors to complement their red rose themed wedding. The larger candles were used as decorative accents for the ceremony and reception, providing a heavenly signature scent that will always remind all of the guests of their special day. This rose scent isn’t overpowering or heady, but beautifully balanced with sun-ripened yuzu grapefruit, stonecrop, lavender, and tart white strawberries.

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Voluspa Yuzu Rose Stonecrop Candle


Votivo Rush of Rose captures the essence of rose fragrance with a powerful blend of Moroccan rose, Damask rose, and May rose combined with notes of soft woods, sweet floral musk, and water greens. This candle is powerfully feminine and highly scented, making it the perfect rose fragrance for Valentine’s Day, anniversary nights in, or any other amorous occasion. The soy wax will burn slowly and evenly for 50 romantic hours.

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Votivo Rush of Rose Candle


While roses are great for romantic interludes and elegant parties, rose fragrances have a place in an individual’s personal pampering time as well. Thymes Kimono Rose Body Lotion is super popular at Candles Off Main.  Customers who purchase this fragrance are always repeat customers. Taking the time to breathe in the sweet clementine, cassis, rose, peony and jasmine petals, finished with a hint of vanilla, feels positively indulgent. When using the personal care items (like the body lotion) the delicate scent stays with me all day long so I am rewarded throughout my chaotic day with whiffs of my morning pampering.

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Thymes Kimono Rose Body Lotion

Rose fragrances are timeless, but there is no time like the present to enjoy them. Whether you are planning a romantic evening, an elegant (or somewhat elegant) gathering of friends, or taking some time to take care of yourself, rose scented candles and lotions are powerfully inviting and indulgent, and they last much longer than a dozen long stems.