Roses are the most beloved flower. Their popularity was heightened during the Victorian Era. Each rose color symbolized different aspects of "courting". A young man could express his intentions with a rose. An orange rose represented fascination and a lavender rose represented enchantment or love at first sight. Yellow roses represented friendship or the promise of new beginnings and pink roses represented sweet thoughts. The white rose was the bride's rose. And the red rose was scandalous symbolizing passion. Today roses are thought of as a gift given in thoughtfulness and affection, and represents a special occasion.