English Rose or Japanese Cherry Blossom?

Skype sessions with my best friend in Japan always make for fun discussions;
A few days ago we were contemplating why Rose flavoured & scented items are popular in Japan, and why Cherry Blossom products are popular in the UK. 
We didn’t really come to a conclusion, but we did decide that ‘Rose Jam’ was just taking it too far. Although I am tempted to try it.
Japanese Cherry Blossom shower gel & lotion; The Body Shop.
Wild Rose lip balm; Cath Kidston.