Why is it that wilted, dead roses look a lot better than exuberant, lively ones? I think roses are so.. cliché. I don't really like them. Sure, their petals are nice and they actually smell good. But I like them a lot better dead lol. They have more character, more shades, more textures. It's lovely :) Plus, compared to other dying flowers (say, tulips, my favorite flower) they age beautifully (meaning they don't have mold or gross fungus growing on them).