Smelling roses like tasting wine!
Smelling roses, that is what Jacques Coolen did when visiting Tambuzi. (Tambuzi is the farm in Kenya where a lot of scented garden roses are being produced, you can read more about Tambuzi here).
From Jacques Coolen’s website:
Have you noticed that cut flowers don’t have that magical scent anymore? Unfortunately, the scent aspect doesn’t play a role anymore when we grow cut flowers. Many people have several associations with the scents of flowers and plants. The memorable scent from the past, grandma’s garden with freshly picked lily of the valleys, smelling roses, mowed grass brings back beautiful memories.
Reading this you understand why we are so happy to have Jacques visiting Tambuzi and smelling roses. Tambuzi is thé place to stop and smell the roses! Jacques believes that natural scent is very important, more than we actually realise;
If everybody could be aware of their nose again there would be a bigger interest for natural flowers and plant scents. An increasing interest for natural scented plant material could lead to plant growers concentrating more on the scents of flowers. They could try using the right methods to get the flowers to smell better again.
Fortunately that is exactly what some breeders like David Austin, Meilland and Delbard do to give extra value to the flowers. Many varieties of these breeders are created because of the looks of the rose, but also because of the fragrance. And did you know that scent makes a better memory than all of the other senses? It is so important!
Below you’ll find some varieties ‘tasted’ by Jacques Coolen. Tip: take time to read the scent description (read slowly!) so you can really sense what Jacques means. Hope you enjoy it!
Beatrice (David Austin):
“Pastel balloons symbol for festivities, complimented with the odour of kautschuk rubber and custard.”
Carey (David Austin):
“A Lipstick coloured rose, giant appearance, with a characteristic scent of a fruity lolly pop.”
Edith (David Austin):
“A giant cup-shaped rose, spreading aromatic, creamy, mild sweet Vanilla scent.”
Jeanne Moreau (Meilland):
“A breeze of exotic ripe banana, in harmony with lemon, and a heart of basil.”
Keira (David Austin):
“A creamy warm scent, mixed with Bourbon Vanilla.“
Miranda (David Austin):
“Big performance represents the fragrance of the Geranium Pelargonium graveolens.“
Rosalind (David Austin):
“A subtly coloured rosette, with impressions of freshly squeezed green tea leaves, and soft raspberry fruit.”
Toulouse Lautrec (Meilland):
“Delicately creamy fragrance like Bourbon Vanille.”
Lolita Lempicka (Meilland):
“Unique fragrance of Geranium, and smell of tead.”
Alina Perfumella (Meilland):
“The smell of Freshly laundered sheets, with a dash of Lathyrus flowers.”
Belles Rives (Meilland):
“Green Conifer, and a floral second impression.”
White O’Hara (Delbard):
“A distinctive heady fresh fragrance of Geranium.”
Pink O’Hara (Delbard):
“a strong fresh scent, of ripe abricots.”
Of course we have many more varieties. You can find them all on our assortment page. Don’t forget to follow our Facebook page for daily updates! If you want to order our roses or have any questions, just send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org ?