Rose petals throughout the years

Even the Romans used rose petals.
Rose petals have been a symbol of romance and luxury for thousands of years. It is known that Cleopatra, the Egyptian Queen, would not take a bath without having hundreds of colourful rose petals floating on the water. The story goes that the famous Roman Commander Marcus Aurelius was received in a celebration hall covered in a ten-centimetre thick layer of rose petals. The Romans were also besotted with roses. They used the petals not only in the bath but also as a filling for mattresses and cushions. During that time, even perfumes were made from them. Even now, rose petals are still associated with romance (Valentine’s day…) by many people and they are a welcomed decoration at the majority of weddings.