As true as it can be, when Disney releases a new movie the film is often secondary to the vast selection of movie-themed merchandise we can buy, and #BeautyAndTheBeast is no exception. From figurines to costumes, jewelry and confectionary Beauty and the Beast is a veritable powerhouse of consumer choice, but the piece of paraphernalia highest in demand? Why, the enchanted rose of course!
Beauty and the Beast’s enchanted roses are currently being sold in all manner of variety, lasting for varying lengths of time and catering for all budgets — so let’s look at which one is the best match for you on your quest to buy the perfect rose.
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1. The D.I.Y. Enchanted Rose
- Cost: Between $20 to $30
- Lifespan: Forever
For the craftier Beauty and the Beast enthusiasts among you, this D.I.Y. enchanted rose offers you a long lasting (read ‘eternal’) rose as well as being your own personalized unique creation.
If you are planning on giving your D.I.Y. rose to a particular beast or a belle that you have your heart set on, by toiling away to make your own unique eternal rose instead of buying one, you’ll be sure to make them fall for you quicker then you can say "Stockholm Syndrome!"
2. A 'Lasting Belle' Rose
- Cost: $200 + P&P
- Lifespan: One Year
Created by a floral company in Australia called 'A Lasting Bouquet' the 'Lasting Belle' comes available in three different metallic shades, white, red and even rainbow colors. Accompanied by its "luxurious high quality glass dome" the 'Lasting Belle' is able to live for an entire year as long as it is kept away from direct sunlight, moisture and heat.
Coated in a special solution which keeps the petals frozen in time at their peak condition, a 'Lasting Belle' will be one of the lowest maintenance flowers you'll ever have the honor of maintaining. If you can afford the P&P from Oz that is.
3. A 'Bella' Forever Rose
- Cost: $270
- Lifespan: Up To 20 Years
While costing a rather steep $270, London's 'Forever Rose' florists have concocted a rose which can last up to 20 years, so really if you break it down, that's only $13.50 a year for the privilege of having this majestic flower on your mantlepiece for the next two decades.
Available in 18 different colors including aqua blue, spring green, romantic red, pretty pink and pearl white, the 'Bella' rose is also available in a smaller, cheaper form as the 'Bella Mini,' at 10 cm shorter and $60 cheaper then it's taller thorny sister.
4. An 'Enchanted Rose Tumbler'
- Cost: $15 + Entry to Disneyland Anaheim
- Lifespan: Forever
Causing a veritable internet and real-life sensation, after transforming its Village Haus Restaurant into the Red Rose Taverne in honor of Beauty and the Beast, Disneyland's Anaheim Park has started selling 'Enchanted Rose Tumblers' and now everyone wants to get their hands on one.
With some crafty customers stocking up in the park and selling these highly sort after roses for upwards of a couple of hundred dollars on ebay however, it might be a better idea to invest your hard earned cash into the more aesthetically pleasing real life roses from the aforementioned florists.
5. 'Beauty And The Beast' Light-Up Ornament'
- Cost: $39.95
- Lifespan: Forever
Possibly the least sexy sounding rose from the list, Disney's online store offers you the chance to purchase you very own enchanted rose which comes with a molded base with "sparkling snow accents" as well as the ability to light up when a button on the underside of the base is pressed.
Not only that, but if you are buying this particular rose as a present, it arrives in an extravagant satin-lined display case which has a magnetic closure meaning that you can choose to showcase your rose either in the box or as a standalone piece.