Rose (Rosa damascene) Bulgarian Absolute is a very common oil in the perfume and aromatic industries. Aromatherapists use it to create a sense of harmony, and it is used as an emollient in skin-care products.
Botanical Name: Rosa damascene
Plant Part: Flowers
Extraction Method: Solvent Extraction
Description: The rose is one of the worlds best known flowers – stunning and exotic in both visual appearance and aroma.
Color: Golden to amber resin to solid.
Common Uses: Rose Bulgarian Absolute is a very common oil in the perfume and aromatic industries. Aromatherapists use it to create a sense of harmony, and it is used as an emollient in skin-care products.
Strength of Aroma: Strong
Blends well with: Rose (Bulgaria) Absolute generally blends well with all oils, though it works particularly well with Bergamot, Chamomile German, Chamomile Roman, Clary Sage, Geranium, Melissa, Rosewood, Sandalwood, and Ylang-ylang.
Aromatic Scent: Rose (Rosa damascene) (Bulgaria) Absolute has a very complex, sweet floral scent. Its reputation of being a must ingredient in perfumes is well deserved.
Bulgaria has over a 300 year tradition in essential rose oil distillation. Approximately 4000 kilograms of petals are required to produce 1 kilogram of pure rose oil. Its exotic nature and value were appreciated in ancient times by the Greeks, Chinese, Indians, Persians and Romans.
Cautions: It is important to note that all absolutes are extremely concentrated by nature. They should not be evaluated in this state unless you are accustomed to the undiluted fragrance. For those trying Absolutes for the first time, we strongly recommend they be evaluated in dilution. Otherwise, the complexity of the fragrance – particularly the rare and exotic notes – becomes lost.
Storage: It is recommended that oils packaged in metal containers (for safe shipping), be transferred into dark glass containers to maintain freshness and attain maximum shelf life.
Popular carrier oil choice: Fractionated Coconut Oil