Rose Oil History

Known as the finest rose oil or “rose otto” in the world, the Bulgarian Rose Oil has been distilled for over 300 years. The first rose plantations appeared around the city of Kazanlak around the 16th century. The climatic and soil conditions proved to be more favorable than any other geographic location in the world. Gradually the number of rose plantations grew occupying a large area in central Bulgaria later known as the Valley of Roses. For more than 400 years, the Valley of Roses has been known as the world center for rose oil production. Surrounded by two majestic mountains – Sredna Gora and Balkan Mountain Range, the Valley of Roses is considered to have the best soil structure, air humidity, cloudiness and precipitation to obtain the finest and most sought after rose oil in the world.