Roses have been prized throughout history for their delicious scent, rich colours, velvety texture and medicinal and cosmetic uses but perhaps never more so than in sixteenth century England, when they were one of the symbols associated with the Tudor dynasty. The wealthy loved to incorporate rose patterns in the clothes and spent huge amount of money on rose themed jewellery such as enamel brooches, earrings and rings, while their homes were decorated with rose patterned stained glass, panelling and embroidery and their gardens were full of rose bushes, including much prized examples from overseas. At a time when hygiene could be rather rudimentary, the sweet scent of roses was of enormous benefit – all ladies were taught how to make pot pourri, which would be used to scent their homes while rose perfumes were also extremely popular. Distilled rose petals were also commonly used for cosmetic purposes in much the same way as they are nowadays with ladies using them to make toning lotions, creams and ointments. Our beautiful Geranium Oil (£25) and Damask rose scented Perfumed Oil (£46) are perfect for evoking the rich, luxurious scents that were so popular during Tudor times.
Look gorgeous this Valentine’s day with an extra special offer from Persian Rose. Whether you want to treat someone you love or simply fancy pampering yourself, Persian Rose has the perfect gift for you and between now and Valentine’s Day you can enjoy 15% off all orders (excluding post and packaging). Our divinely scented Organic Rose Face Oil (£25), made with organic rosehip oil, is perfect for all complexions and is perfect for this time of year when skin often feels dry and in need of extra care. Alternatively, why not treat someone you love to one of our gift sets – our Best Sellers Gift Set (£47) includes Rosewater Mist, Rose & Aloe Vera Gel and Rose Day Cream.
This month’s hero product is our opulently rich and deliciously scented Rose Hand Cream (£22) which is perfect for reviving cold and chapped hands when you’ve been out in the cold. Like all Persian Rose products, it had been specially formulated with the finest ingredients to be gentle enough for even the most sensitive skin.