An Ode to Roses | Alyssa J Cori: An Ode to Roses

February 10, 2021

An Ode to Roses

This isn't going to be a particularly lyrical post. In all honesty, I have a bit of writer's block and was brainstorming things I love (books, museums, the usual) and I thought about something I've never written about: roses. With Valentine's Day coming up, this felt like the perfect time.
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I was obsessed with my wedding bouquet and gravitate to roses as a favorite flower (aside from the orchids I raise, of course). I love the look of roses, the smell, the texture, all of it. Today I wanted to share some of my favorite rose things for your enjoyment. Time to stop and smell the roses. 

Roses symbolize love and romance, but certain colors of roses have their own meaning. Details below from an FTD blog post.  
  • White roses symbolize purity
  • Yellow roses symbolize friendship
  • Red roses symbolize love
  • Pink roses symbolize gratitude, grace, admiration, and joy
  • Orange roses symbolize enthusiasm and passion
I particularly love white and pink roses, though they all smell amazing 🌹

Rose Jam from Lush is one of the first rose product lines I got into. They have tons of different items from perfume to bath bombs, and I love the rose jam shower jell
My favorite rose scent to burn is from Bath and Body Works and it's a beautiful blend of rose and vanilla

Joe got me a new floral phone case, and the bottom flower looks like a garden rose to me. 


My favorite painting of roses in the Met is called Roses in a Bowl (not to be confused with Bowl of Roses 😂) by Henri Fantin-Latour. 


My favorite song about roses is Fresh Roses by Juke Ross.

My favorite roses I've ever had are the ones from my wedding bouquet.


What is a scent that you love? What's your favorite flower? 

-Alyssa J 
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All wedding photos by Sean Madden

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