The total column includes roses handed out for the previous titles. The quest's count will show only the number of roses needed for the next title, such as 75 for The Romantic.
Roses only count towards your total if they are given to different character. However, there is an approximate cooldown time of one hour after which you can give a rose to the same character again.
Eight fresh-cut roses are also used to update the quest Bouquet of Trust (for Good alignment characters) or Bouquet of Thorny Trust (for Evil alignment characters).
This article refers to events, personae, items and activities only present in-game during the annual Erollisi Day festivities, which come to Norrath each year for a short time roughly around February 14th.