Just for the color
As my nose has failed me in most cases, I pick my roses now for the color alone. Here are some of my favorites. I really like multi-colored roses as they are never quite the same.
Heaven on Earth (I can smell this one!) Gizmo mini on right.
Heart of Gold with Peruvian lilies
Hot Romance, with Vavoom on left, Graham Thomas on right
Just Joey and wallflower
Love and Peace, second year, not long lasting but amazing colors, nevertheless.
Tuscan Sun, faded ones still look nice in contrast, I think.
Eye Paint, rescued from Garden Valley nursery years ago.