As a plant of Venus, Rose is a classic aphrodisiac.  
Rose is an opener - it opens the heart and body to sensual experience. 
Like many aphrodisiacs, Rose has nervine and nourishing qualities 
which help to relax and soothe the body 
so that it may become ready and desirous of intimacy.
 Venusian magick, though, reveals desire on more than the physical level. 
It reveals the desire to engage mystery 
where there has only been the acknowledgement of the mundane...
Rose reconnects to wildness, fierceness, and determined desire.
 To dream and want and feel and growl and move and connect with each other. 
One thing that I have seen again and again 
that is particularly powerful about Rose,
 is its ability connects us back to the secret excitement of mystery.