The rich, delicate scent of the rose is one of the world’s most recognized fragrances. The rose bush, often called the “Queen of Flowers,” is also a familiar and elegant sight in both private and public gardens in most geographical regions, from North America to Europe, Asia and the Middle East. Because of its widespread nature, there are countless stories from many different cultures of the rose and the allure of its sensual fragrance. Rose essential oil and other aromatic rose extracts are valued for their use in perfumes, lotions and body care products, tea, soaps and many other products, as well as for their powerful properties which benefit both emotional and physical wellbeing. The widespread dispersion and varied applications of rose is largely due to the rose bush’s diverse botany, as well as its long history of cultivation and use.