100% Pure Rose Absolute
Botanical name Rosa damascena/Bulgaria
Exquisite, Sweet and Floral
Rose "The Queen of Flowers" has been valued throughout recorded history for its heart opening, relaxing and aphrodisiac qualities.
Our Bulgarian Rose Absolute is produced from Rosa damascene and derived from the fresh petals of the Damask Rose. Rose is said to be affiliated with the astrological sign Venus. Calming and soothing it can promote sleep when used in the evening.
Rose oil is a mid to base note in perfumer. Widely used in the perfumery, Rose Absolute is preferred by perfumers over Rose Otto due to its rich and highly intense fragrance, meaning relatively little is needed to achieve the desired fragrance strength. It takes about 650 kilos of fresh Rose petals to make 1 kilo of Bulgarian Rose Absolute.
Rose absolute is a refined, liquid extraction of fragrant compounds from the fresh blossom. Although absolutes contain essential oil compounds they differ from distilled essential oils. An absolute is a refinement of a concrete, which is a thick, fragrant material extracted from the plant using a hydro-carbon solvent. The concrete contains essential oils, fatty acids and waxes. Absolutes are extracted from concretes with pure alcohol. The alcohol dissolves and absorbs the fragrant material from the concrete. Waxes, fats and other non-aromatic contents precipitate out and are removed by filtering. The alcohol is removed through evaporation. What's left behind is the pure, fragrant absolute - a concentration of aromatic compounds including essential oil constituents.
Blending Suggestions: Dilute and add drop by drop to your blends until the desired effect is achieved. (Please note: a little goes a long way.)