Madame Isaac Pereire, Old Rose (Bourbon Rose, 1881)
According to Pink Ladies and Crimson Gents:
“Fanny Pereire (1825-1910) was clearly proud of her marriage to Isaac Pereire, one of nineteenth-century France’s most successful financiers. Rather than asserting her independence the year after he died, she honoured him – and herself as well – by paying the nurserymen Jules and Charles Margottin to introduce this rose as “Mme. Isaac Pereire”. “It’s powerful scent, cherished as one of the most fragrant among Old Roses, comes at you with all the subtlety of… an oncoming train”.
Oh, the fragrance of this rose!