That was about it in 1976. Now you have entire lines devoted to the flower in all its variations. Les Parfums de Rosine is one such house, and besides its twenty or so perfumes, there’s a slew of mainstream releases popular with the public such as Stella, or Valentino’s Rockin’ Rose.
The cat, a creature of refined sensibilities, likes to lie under our rosebush. There is a small hollow in the cedar mulch underneath it which is her favored resting place, and at first my assumption was that she chose this spot because it provided cover. Cats, of course, adore near invisibility, but there are plenty of other places which give her better cover than what she commands there, and so my conclusion is that she chooses that spot based on smell. Charcoal literally does what the rest of us only dream about. She stops and smells the roses.