“What’s in a name? That which we call a rose; By any other name would smell as sweet.” – William Shakespeare, Romeo and Juliet The rose is the most classic and enduring symbol of love, purity and beauty. It is considered by many to be the supreme of all flowers. Of the roses, Rosa damsacena is considered to be one of the finest, especially when it comes to its unrivalled perfume. There are 3 main aromatic roses and they are Rosa damascena, which is believed to have originated in Syria and thus the name damascena from the city Damascus, Rosa gallica, which is believed to have originated in central Asia, and Rosa Centifolia (meaning 100 petals), which is believed to have originated in Persia.