Some of us must be wired differently when it comes to "reading" rose scents. I'm almost nauseated by rose water. To me, real roses smell akin to a freshly grated, sweet carrot. I tried to like Fresh Bulgarian rose--I tried like a cowboy tries to ride a bucking bronco--but by the time I walked from Sephora to Barnes & Noble in the mall, I had to go bathe up to the elbows in the ladies' restroom. If you appreciate a range of roses, you could try this, but if you're a little flaky about roses, don't hurt yourself with this. I've found Stella to be much more approachable.