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What a ‘Rose Nose’ Knows

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Michael Marriott, the chief rosarian of David Austin Roses is, among his many talents, a professional rose sniffer. As part of the team responsible for determining the official fragrance descriptions for the famously fragrant English roses, Marriot has some unique insights into the subject of roses and fragrance. He shares, tips, tricks and observations for training the nose to know.

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From David Austin Roses, A Compendium
of the Most Fragrant English Roses

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Fragrance has always been a guiding light to the breeding of David Austin English Roses. Recently, David Austin’s senior rosarian, Michael Marriott catalogued a compendium of the breeder’s top fragrant varieties..
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Downloadable Most Fragrant English Roses Handout

English Roses are known for fragrance. Recently, David Austin’s technical director and senior rosarian, Michael Marriott catalogued a compendium of the breeder’s top fragrant varieties.

“Rose perfumes entrance us,” says Marriott. “One whiff can excite instant memory recall. Fragrance is so vivid a sensation that it summons up a specific rose variety with remarkable precision, often including recall of the exact time and place when one first encountered it.”

This downloadble two-sided handout lists Marriot's choices of David Austin’s some of the most exquisite roses based, above all, on their fragrances.

Downloadable Most Fragrant English Roses Handout

To Fruity Musky Myrrh








Fruity, Musk or Myrrh?
A Primer on English Rose Fragrances

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There are five fragrance types found in English Roses. This story offers insights from the four-man fragrance team led by breeder David Austin, Sr. on the character of each fragrance type, along with examples of English rose varieties that epitomize it.
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