“After I turned sixteen, every time that I came over to my grandmas house she would always have like this vial of rose water with her and she would just be like, here you need to put this on so you can find a boyfriend. That was like her thing, she believed rose water was a bringer of love because it was made with roses. And, now every time I smell it I think of her because it, its just kind of her, it was like her little obsession kind of thing about me finding a nice boy who would be attracted to this smell. So if she helped me then it would be faster. Well shes from Georgia and she was a debutante, she was all of, like every stereotypical southern kind of girl and so I’m pretty sure she heard it from her mom, who its been kind of like a tradition they passed down sort of.”
Flowers symbolize new youth and fertility. It makes sense that a debutante would pick up on this, and pass it on to her daughters and grand-daughters. The scent of flowers are almost intoxicating. Perfumes often have flowery and rosey scents because of this. Wearing the scent from a bright red flower is like an advertisement to potential partners that one is young and beautiful. There seems no better way to try to attract the attention of a young man by using a rose smelling perfume or rose infused water.