Disney movies are a rite of passage for every child. Even though our childhood days are far behind us, that doesn't stop us from rewatching Disney movies every once in a while, or freaking out whenever news of a live-action adaptation hits the web. If you're someone who is particularly fond of Beauty and the Beast, we've just discovered a way for you to preserve your love for the classic movie—with your very own Enchanted Rose.
The Enchanted Rose is an iconic feature of Beauty and the Beast, playing a huge part in the movie's storyline. For the Beast, it served as a reminder that he would remain in that form forever, unless he found someone to love him by the time he turned 21. For Disney enthusiasts, the flower is truly magical—and now you can buy your own Disney-inspired rose.
An Australian-based floral company called My Lasting Bouquet has created a collection of roses that will give you all the Disney feels (if you're willing to dish out some cash). Appropriately titled "A Lasting Belle," you can purchase a single rose that comes in a glass dome and easily resembles the movie trademark.
The rose is available in red, white, rainbow, gold, silver and rose gold (though most of the colors have already sold out). According to the company, these flowers can preserve their appearance for up to a year, as long as there is no direct contact with sunlight, heat, or moisture.
So, how is it possible that these roses can last so long without wilting? These roses are actually real flowers "that have been treated with special solution that stops the growth of the roses at their peak." In other words, these flowers have been preserved at the prime stage of their growth. The result is a rose that's soft to the touch, and requires no watering.
A rose that stays in mint condition for an entire year seems like a worthy investment, as long as you're willing to spend more money than you would for a typical bouquet of flowers. In fact, "A Lasting Belle" costs $199 (pricey, we know). However, the company also sells mini roses that cost $39.99 and come in a greater variety of colors. The only catch is that you're required to buy a minimum of 10 mini roses.
For what it's worth, wouldn't it be great to have a flower that looks gorgeous for months?