The roses have always had a strong influence on people. In ancient times, these flowers were associated with the deities of love, in middle ages they have inspired architectural elements and in the Victorian era they were part of the ‘language of flowers’, being an acceptable way for the nobility to share their feelings. Also, they were mentioned in various literary creations, including some writings belonging to Shakespeare, and have appeared in fine arts, either as a central element or as small decoration.
In the current western civilization roses have the same meaning of passionate love and beauty. Depending on the chosen color they can represent other feelings, such as: desire, faith, friendship, innocence, joy, optimism, appreciation, gratitude, honor and creativity.
Leaving aside their historic and symbolic meaning, roses deserve to be appreciated simply for their beauty and fragrance. Because a ‘rose is a rose...’