Rose Fragrance
Noteworthy Roses that have won Awards for Fragrance
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Name Class Color Fragrance Awards
Arthur Bell Cluster Flowered Chrome Yellow RNRS 1964, Belfast Fragrance 1967, RHSAGM 1993
City of London Cluster Flowered White LeRoeuix Medal 1985, Belfast 1990, New Zealand Fragrance Award 1992, Hague Gold Medal 1993, RHSAGM 1993
Elizabeth of Glamis Cluster Flowered Salmon RNRS award for Fragrance
Fragrant Delight Cluster Flowered Coral/Gold Blend Edland Fragrance 1976, James Mason Gold Medal 1988
Margaret Merril Cluster Flowered White Geneva Gold Medal 1978, Monza Gold Medal 1978, RNRS Fragrance 1978, Aukland Fragrance, 1978
Radox Bouquet Cluster Flowered Pink Geneve Coup de parfum 1980, Belfast Fragrance 1983, Belfast COM, 1983, Courtria COM 1983
Sheila’s Perfume Cluster Flowered Pink/Yellow Blend Edland Fragrance 1981, RNRS 1991, Glasgow Silver Medal & Fragrance Awards 1989
Sunsprite Cluster Flowered Chrome Yellow Baden-Baden 1972, Gamble Award for Fragrance 1979, Mason 1989
Molineaux English Rose Apricot RNRS President’s Int’l Trophy 1996, RNRS Edland Trophy for Fragrance
Perdita English Rose Pale Apricot RNRS Edland Medal for Fragrance & TGC 1984
Sweet Juliet English Rose Pale Apricot Belfast Fragrance 1992
Compassion Large Flower Climber Pink/Orange Blend Baden-Baden 1975,Geneva 1975, Orleans 1979, RNRS Fragrance 1973, ADR 1976, RHSAGM 1993
Alec’s Red Large Flowered Crimson Edland Fragrance 1969, RNRS Int’l Trophy 1970, Belfast Fragrance 1972, ADR 1973
Alpine Sunset Large Flowered Apricot Belfast 1976, Hague Fragrance 1976
Anne Marie Treschlin Large Flowered Coral/Gold Blend Monza Gold Medal for Fragrance, 1968
Baronne Edmond de Rothschild Large Flowered Cerise Lyon, Monza, Rome 1968, Belfast Fragrance 1991
Charles de Gaulle Large Flowered Mauve Belfast Fragrance 1978
Charlotte Rampling Large Flowered Crimson Monza Gold Medal 1987, Glasgow Fragrance Award 1995
Chrysler Imperial Large Flowered Crimson AARS 1952, Portland Gold Medal 1951, Gamble Fragrance 1965
Double Delight Large Flowered Red/White Blend WRFWFR1986, AARS 1977, Gamble Fragrance 1986
Fragrant Cloud Large Flowered Coral Gamble Medal for Fragrance, RNRS, WRFWFR 1981
Fragrant Hour Large Flowered Pink/Orange Blend Belfast Medal for Fragrance 1975
Frederic Mistral Large Flowered Candy Pink Fragrance: Baden-Baden Fragrance 1993, LeRoeuix & Monza Fragrance1994, Belfast Fragrance1996
Granada Large Flowered Pink/Yellow Blend Gamble Medal for Fragrance 1968, AARS 1964
Jardins de Bagatelle Large Flowered White/Yellow Blend Bagetelle Fragrance 1984, Geneva Gold, 1984, Poitiers Gold 1986, Genoa Gold 1987
Melody Parfumee Large Flowered Purple Bagatelle & Baden-Baden Fragrance 1995
My Choice Large Flowered Pink/Orange Blend NRS Gold 1958, NRS Clay cup for Fragrance 1958, Portland Gold 1961
Paul Shirville Large Flowered Shell Pink RNRS Fragrance 1982, New Zealand Fragrance 1984, Courtrai 1989, RHSAGM 1993
Pristine Large Flowered White Portland 1979, RNRS Edland Fragrance 1979
Rebecca Claire Large Flowered Coral/Gold Blend RNRS President’s Trophy, RNRS Edland Fragrance 1980
Regatta Large Flowered Shell Pink Geneva Fragrance 1989
Rosemary Harkness Large Flowered Apricot Belfast Gold & Fragrance 1987, Glasgow Fragrance 1991, Aukland Fragrance 1995
Royal Amethyst Large Flowered Mauve Portland Gold Medal and Fragrance Award, 1996
Sally’s Rose Large Flowered Pale Apricot Glasgow Fragrance 1997
Silver Star Large Flowered Mauve Belfast Fragrance
Sutter’s Gold Large Flowered Apricot Portland Gold Medal 1946, Bagatelle Gold Medal 1948, AARS 1950, NRS CoM 1951, James Alexander Gamble Fragrance 1966
Tiffany Large Flowered Pink/Orange Blend Portland Gold 1954, AARS 1955, Gamble Fragrance 1962
Toulouse Lautrec Large Flowered Yellow Monza Fragrance 1993
Valencia Large Flowered Apricot Durbanville Gold1988, RNRS Edland Fragrance 1989, RNHS 1989
Velvet Fragrance Large Flowered Red RNRS Edland Fragrance 1988, Baden-Baden Fragrance 1990, RNRS Trial 1988
Yves Piaget Large Flowered Rose Geneva Gold & Fragrance 1982, LeReioux Gold & Fragrance 1982, Belfast 1986, Bagatelle 1992
Declic Modern Shrub Lilac Baden-Baden Gold Medal 1987, Bagatelle Fragrance Award 1987
Lamarque Noisette White Bagatelle Fragrance Prize 1991, RNRS Edland Medal for Fragrance 1992, RNRES British Award for Fragrance 1998

Of course, not all fragrant roses have won awards for their fine fragrance. See also our page on Finding Fragrant roses.

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