Rose Absolute from the “Queen of Flowers”
Our Bulgarian Rose Absolute is solvent extracted from petals of the Bulgarian Rose (Rosa Damascena Bulgaria).
Bulgarian RoseAbsolute is an orange yellow, orange reddish or slightly olive yellowish viscous liquid of extremely rich, warm, spicy floral and very deep rose odor with a more or less pronounced honeylike backnote. The rose absolute diffusive power is only realized when the absolute is diluted or used at the concentration of a few percent or even less in a perfume base.
Rose Absolute Info
Rose absolute oil is made during a delicate process. Similar in a way to ‘effleurage’ (the pressing of petals in fat to produce an extract), the flower essence is extracted, with a wax-like ‘concrete’ being produced. Through a second extraction of the concrete, rose absolute oil is yielded. This method is more efficient than steam distillation, producing nearly 7 pounds of oil per 10,000 pounds of roses (distillation yields 1 pound oil per 10,000 pounds of roses), with a corresponding lower cost than a steam distilled variety – some find the absolute has a more ‘complete’ aroma, with more depth true to the Rose flower.