Rose perfumes receive a bad rap for being dusty and outdated, but these 8 modern scents are the exception

And yes, there's something for every budget

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When it comes to the best perfumes out there, rose is one of the most regularly occurring notes. But we get it, unlike say vanilla perfumes or coconut perfumes,  rose is one of those fragrance notes that people either love or hate. But over the years, the best rose perfumes are the ones that prove the floral doesn't have to be overpowering or feel outdated. 

Whether it's paired with other complementary notes or simply toned down for more of a subtle impact, we truly believe there is a rose perfume for everybody—and they have the ability to smell undeniably expensive.

Modern rose scents from the likes of Chanel, The Body Shop and Aesop prove this is one note that will never go out of fashion and is continuously evolving. 

With that said, here are our top picks...

Best modern rose perfume

1. Aesop Rozu

Best vegan rose perfume

2. The Body Shop Full Rose

Bets complex rose perfume

3. Byredo Rose of No Man's Land

Best light rose perfume

4. Chanel Les Eaux de Chanel Paris-Paris

Best fruity rose perfume

5. Jo Loves White Rose & Lemon Leaves

Best pretty rose perfume

6. Phlur Améline

Best classic rose perfume

7. Jo Malone London Red Roses

Best affordable rose perfume

8. Zara Rose Gourmand

Rebecca Fearn

Rebecca is a freelance beauty journalist and contributor to Marie Claire. She has written for titles including Refinery29, The Independent, Grazia, Coveteur, Dazed, Stylist, and Glamour. She is also a brand consultant and has worked with the likes of The Inkey List on campaign messaging and branded copy. She’s obsessed with skincare, nail art and fragrance, and outside of beauty, Rebecca likes to travel, watch true crime docs, pet sausage dogs and drink coffee. Rebecca is also passionate about American politics and mental health awareness.