Author: Jan Scholten
644.61.10 Rosa damascena
English: Damask rose.
The best known plant of the roses, Rosa damascena. It is a very old symbol of love, which is immanent in all members of the Rosaceae. But the Rosa damascena has the theme of love, especially in its old medieval romantic form of courtly love. They idealise love, in its most romantic from but it is a love that will not come into reality because it is too ideal. Rosa damascena has a kind of dwelling in romantic feelings, without evolving to a real form.
Desire: sweets, fried, ice-cream, rice.
Nose: hayfever, < flower pollens.