The red rose, plentiful and tempting, yet prickly and fragile; a flower steeped in romanticism, and holding within its opulent layers, the very essence of femininity.
According to Greek mythology, it was Aphrodite herself, the Goddess of Love who created the rose when her lover, Adonis, was mortally wounded by wild boar. She embraced his fading body, and from the mixture of his blood and her tears of mourning, grew the splendid, fragrant, crimson rose.
Wealthy Romans carpeted their chambers with rose petals to create a soft, aromatic bed. As bodies heated up, oils in the crushed petals were released perfuming their skin with this redolent scent. In the Middle Ages, rose petals and rose oils were added to the baths of the rich and famous for their intensely sensuous properties. And just like the roses which have survived over a thousand years on the walls of great Cathedrals, so too have their association with love, lust and longing.
And so is it any wonder that the rose features so widely on Valentines Day, a time for celebrating love and romance? A scent instantly recognisable and synonymous with sexuality, we have coupled it with the heady bitterness of champagne, a marriage which has withstood the test of time, and a candle which oozes with sweet notes of seduction. If love is “like a red red rose” as Burnes put it, then here at Armina Fernandi, we want to immerse you in it this Valentines Day!
Try our Champagne & Roses Scented Candle.