Botanical Name: Rosa damascene
Plant Part: Flowers
Description: The rose is one of the worlds best known flowers – stunning and exotic in both visual appearance and aroma.
Colour: Golden to amber resin to solid.
Common Uses: Rose Bulgarian Absolute is a very common oil in the perfume and aromatic industry. Aromatherapists credit it with being an exotic aphrodisiac, an emollient in skin care products, and a balancer of the spirit.
Strength of Aroma: Strong
Blends Well With: Rose Bulgarian 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 Bulgarian Absolute has a very complex, sweet floral scent. Its reputation of being a must ingredient in perfumes is well deserved.
History: 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. All documentation indicates that their medical applications of the essential oil were identical to those that exist today.
Caution: 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.