Nothing beats a bouquet of Roses when it comes to romance or showing appreciation -and the time-honored way to do that is with flowers, especially Roses. The Rose has a universal appeal of mythic proportion. As a fragrance and skincare loving ingredient, it is truly divine. The power of this plant has been called, for good reason, the “Queen of Flowers.” Revered since Roman times, the Rose is the most complex and special of all flowers. Yet it is also refreshingly simple. It resonates so powerfully with the heart, nurturing and healing emotionally, uplifting spiritually, as well as rejuvenating and calming on a physical level. It stimulates and opens the radiant energy of the heart, so the skin glows, as well as inspiring love, joy and empathy. The poet Kahlil Gibran says “Beauty is not in the face. Beauty is a light in the heart.”
What The Artful Living Blog adores most about Roses is that they have a spiritual quality which nurtures and affirms the light in the heart, as well as physically nourishing the skin and balancing emotions. Emotionally, the scent and energy of a Rose has a magic about it. Rosa Damascena helps heal emotional trauma and disharmony and restore a beautiful inner stillness and balance. Spiritually, Rose Otto is known to expand the heart and elevate mind and soul to its highest vibration. It also energizes the chakras and strengthens the aura. And roses happen to be an incredibly rich source of resources for your skin! Roses contain a complex array of vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants and are particularly beneficial to people with sensitive skin. These are best in botanical beauty Rose-infused favorites -from Aesop, By Terry, Dr. Hauschka, Miller Harris, Red Flower and Tata Harper, for inspired seasonal gifting beyond the bouquet.
Baume de Rose By Terry Limited Anniversary Edition, This coveted ultra rich balm winner of best in beauty many times over, is a very glamorous Rose treatment to repair, nourish, regenerate and lastingly protect the lips. Its creamy and delicately Rose-scented texture, with a blend of Rose Wax and other precious actives, is shiny without being sticky, and coats the lips with an incredibly natural glossy finish, and does wonders for the cuticles as well! Dubbed as ‘the genius of makeup and the guru of color,’ Terry de Gunzburg, founder of the Parisian beauty brand By Terry, has an innate understanding of a woman’s needs and from that has created a revolutionary line of luxury products whose items have become as much a classic staple amongst makeup as the little black dress is to fashion.
Tata Harper Limited Edition Hydrating Floral Essence, A heavenly, lightweight moisturizing mist enhanced with an exclusive infusion of pure Rose. Quenches the skin as it balances, refines, calms, and stabilizes mood and emotions, and is ideal for delivering anti-aging hydration on-the-go. This Power of Rose edition is a limited batch of 900 handcrafted for a special seasonal release. Fostering a new skincare revolution, the Tata Harper line is made from the most intelligent nutrients sourced from around the world -ensuring high-performance results that don’t compromise individual health. Every step of this organic process -from the creation of innovative formulas to the production of recyclable packaging- takes place on the 1,200-acre Tata Harper farm in Vermont where many of the ingredients are grown. The result is a line of eco-friendly products that promote natural beauty that is committed to safety, honesty, and sustainability.
Miller Harris Rose en Noir Eau de Parfum, Rich, velvety and all-encompassing, this fragrance explores the deeper facets of the Rose’s legendary beauty. It is a Rose after dark -Turkish Rose Damascena, with an aroma, heady and forbidden. It’s dark resinous tones are surprisingly relaxing, allowing one’s breath to slow down and let go to the power of nature. Created by Lyn Harris, arguably Britain’s greatest contemporary perfumer and the founder of the independent fragrance house Miller Harris. Known for her appreciation and masterful use of naturals, Harris pushes the boundaries to create fragrances that are innovative yet timeless. With her British sensibility and appreciation of the French aesthetic, she has built a reputation for creating exceptional scents that balance both styles which never fail to stir the soul.
Red Flower Moroccan Rose Petal Candle, An organic and luxurious whole-essence candle that fills a room with a fresh, living scent of just-picked exotic red Roses. Created with the deeply perfumed essential oils blend of refined Rose Otto, Bulgarian Rose, Damascus Rose, extracted from the petals of the rarest and most treasured of Roses under the electric blue sky of the atlas mountain range in Morocco – a labor of beauty. These elegant Red Flower candles are made with slow-burning, cosmetic grade vegetable wax and wicked with 100% cotton. Remove the petals on these artfully packaged candles before lighting and place them into Red Flower’s Hand-Spun Copper Bowl to subtly scent a quiet space. New York-based Red Flower was created from a deep-rooted love of the land and spirituality, as well as a sense of science and holistic medicine. Founded on the principles of world traditions, sustainable sourcing, ritual, well-being and aesthetics.
Dr. Hauschka Rose Day Cream, A skin care classic, Rose Day Cream captures the strength and softness of the Rose to nourish and protect normal, dry and sensitive skin. The rich, luxurious formulation harmonises, gently guiding the skin to a state of comfort, balance and radiance. On account of its harmonizing power, the Rose can be found as essential Rose Oil, Rose Water, Rose Wax or Rose Petal Extract in almost all the Dr.Hauschka Skin Care range. For more than 40 years Dr.Hauschka, one of the world’s most famous and trusted organic brands, has grown and harvested over 150 biodynamic plants on their South German gardens. Complex rhythmical processing and attention to the bio-rhythms of nature result in healthy, potent plants that yield superior essences. These essences are formulated into an effective holistic skin care line that is designed to activate the skin’s natural healing process.
Aesop Rose Hair & Scalp Moisturising Mask Tube, An Intensive Rosa Damascena Flower, Almond, Camellia Seed, Lavender, and Carrot Seed Oil hair treatment to restore vitality and shine to all types of hair. This deeply hydrating masque leaves hair soft, lustrous, moisturized, and subtly scented -exotic, floral, woody. Dry and flaky scalps will also be soothed and nourished. The brilliant Australian brand Aesop -creates a precise and expert range of superlative products that gather the best of what nature and science can offer. Each highly effective apothecary-style product is a sensory pleasure to use and beautiful to behold.