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Dear Fellow Fountain Pen Users,

 

​I have just discovered that some of my roses in my garden have a sweet aroma to them. I have scented my papers with incense sticks every time I send a letter to anyone. But I'm getting a bit gitty now discovering that I can have rose scented paper! I don't have a girlfriend, nor do I plan on finding one anytime soon. What I do have is a surprisingly large circle of lady friends, for lack of a better phrase, that I do know very well and send letters too. I also correspond with my older brothers and every now and then, a stranger.

 

So the question must be asked. When is it appropriate to use rose scented paper?

 

Thanks for the Help!

-Ave María, grátia pléna, Dóminus técum. Benedícta tu in muliéribus, et benedíctus frúctus véntris túi, Iésus. Sáncta María, Máter Déi, óra pro nóbis peccatóribus, nunc et in hóra mórtis nóstrae. Amen.-

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I guess you could ask the person if they would like to receive scented paper? Maybe for holidays?

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To me!!! We can be pen pals!!! :lol:

 

Any of your pals would be excited to receive a rose scented letter, I am sure!!! I have several scented ink by DeAtramentis, but those scent don't last long at all... I can only smell them when I am filling the pen. I used to have a pad of apple scented paper (scratch and sniff one for kids) but finished it very quickly, and I cannot find it anymore!!!

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You might send rose-scented paper to lady friends, casual or otherwise. I wouldn't send the actual rose petals, however.

Up to you about your guy friends. Or you can explain.

 

Hey, Steve,

I have rubbed this letter with rose petals as a test. Let me know how long the scent lasts. I want to test the persistence

before I try it on Pamela. If she responds well, maybe I will make the next move. Thanks, pal. Sasha.

 

Personally, if I were to use scented paper, it would smell like bacon. :puddle:

Auf freiem Grund mit freiem Volke stehn.
Zum Augenblicke dürft ich sagen:
Verweile doch, du bist so schön !

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You might send rose-scented paper to lady friends, casual or otherwise. I wouldn't send the actual rose petals, however.

Up to you about your guy friends. Or you can explain.

 

Hey, Steve,

I have rubbed this letter with rose petals as a test. Let me know how long the scent lasts. I want to test the persistence

before I try it on Pamela. If she responds well, maybe I will make the next move. Thanks, pal. Sasha.

 

Personally, if I were to use scented paper, it would smell like bacon. :puddle:

ummm. bacon. hahahahahaha

"There is nothing noble in being superior to your fellow man; true nobility is being superior to your former self." Earnest Hemingway

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So romantic, the bacon!!

-Ave María, grátia pléna, Dóminus técum. Benedícta tu in muliéribus, et benedíctus frúctus véntris túi, Iésus. Sáncta María, Máter Déi, óra pro nóbis peccatóribus, nunc et in hóra mórtis nóstrae. Amen.-

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How do you make the scented paper? And what variety of roses do you have?

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The Sweetheart rose (small, drugstore flower) doesn't have much aroma to spare. Madam Del Bar is a large, blood red rose with good

generous sent. Samanthas are stunning, not a "smelling" rose. American Beauty would be my first choice, but scarce and expensive.

I suggest planting a couple in the garden. There is a risk of bugs in you stationery box. (Not romanticc !) Rose oil ?

 

Try a Magnolia in the ziplock bag with stationery. That's a flower with fragrance to fill a house.

 

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Auf freiem Grund mit freiem Volke stehn.
Zum Augenblicke dürft ich sagen:
Verweile doch, du bist so schön !

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For friends, I'd use Patchouli or Timberol/Woodamber. For others, De Atramentis' Steam Locomotive.

Life is too short to drink bad wine (Goethe)

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The Sweetheart rose (small, drugstore flower) doesn't have much aroma to spare. Madam Del Bar is a large, blood red rose with good

generous sent. Samanthas are stunning, not a "smelling" rose. American Beauty would be my first choice, but scarce and expensive.

I suggest planting a couple in the garden. There is a risk of bugs in you stationery box. (Not romanticc !) Rose oil ?

 

Try a Magnolia in the ziplock bag with stationery. That's a flower with fragrance to fill a house.

 

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American Beauty would actually be my almost last choice. :P

I prefer the really old heirlooms (as in pre-1700 varieties), although most of the ones I planted either didn't take, or eventually croaked. :crybaby: At the moment, the only ones still going are the York Rose and the Old Red Moss. The one I *really* wanted to survive was the Autumn Damask. The one I someday hope to be able to afford is Austrian Briar (the species form of Austrian Copper) but there's only one place in this hemisphere that I can order one from. At $40 US and a 2 year wait for a custom root job. :wallbash: Of the other two places I ever found that sold that variety, one only ships from the UK if you're a certified grower; the other is in New Zealand.... I suspect that Vintage Gardens bought out the previous only US source, with whom I gave up after a year of waiting -- they didn't answer emails, and when I called them they were going "Oh, yeah, well, it went into the greenhouse looking brown and came out of the greenhouse looking brown, and no, we *don't* know when we're shipping...." Which meant that I didn't get the Kazanlik (another damask) either, since the place had a minimum order of 2 bushes. :glare:

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We have a rose that truly lives up to its name, Fragrant Cloud. I'll have to try and do some rose petal rubbing... Hmm. Is the scent in the petals? I assume so as you hear about needing so many pounds of rose petals to make fragrance, etc...

 

Since it remains a fact that if you can smell it, that means the volatile compounds that make up the scent are dispersing and will some day be no longer there, and since you're not going to get a lot of rose oil, or rose essence just from rubbing, I'd make sure my recipient is close by. Even better, drop it off in person. (Secret admirer?)

 

The answer to your question is, "Whenever you feel like it."

 

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Sticking to roses, my very most favourite scent is any rose from the Wild Rose Country (like Alberta). I don't know if there are also various species/subspecies there, but I'd buy anthing I can get my hands on.

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For friends, I'd use Patchouli or Timberol/Woodamber. For others, De Atramentis' Steam Locomotive.

I can't stand patchouli - this old lady at my old office used to wear it to cover the scent of all her cats and her smoking. It was, needless to say, a terrible combo and I can't stand the smell anymore.

 

On the other hand - resume? That's appropriate for rose scented paper, right?

 

Honestly, use it sending letters to people. If you typically write those friends, I'm sure scented paper is fine and enjoyable for them. Send it and ask if it was nice.

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