The rose is one of the worlds best known flowers – stunning and exotic in both visual appearance and aroma.
Rose Damask Absolute is a very common oil in the perfume and aromatic industry. Aromatherapists also credit it with being an exotic aphrodisiac, an emollient in skin care products, and a balancer of the spirit.
Rose Absolute generally blends well with all oils, though it works particularly well withBergamot,Chamomile German,Chamomile Roman,Clary Sage,Geranium,Melissa,Rosewood,Sandalwood, andYlang-ylang.
Approximately 4000 kilograms of petals are required to produce 1 kilogram of pure rose oil. There is evidence to show roses have existed for millions of years. It is generally believed that the Rosa damascena originated in the Neolithic period as hybridization of Rosa gallica and Rosa phoenicia – both of which have grown wild in Turkey for centuries. There is also evidence that rose oil was prepared as early as 400 B.C. by macerating roses in olive oil.
Rose Damask Absolute is non-sensitizing, non-toxic and non-irritating. 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.