Rose Absolute from the “Queen of Flowers”
Our Bulgarian Rose Absolute is solvent extracted from petals of the Bulgarian Rose (Rosa Damascena Bulgaria).
Bulgarian Rose Absolute 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.
Rose Absolute Applications
The use of solvents preserves more of the fresh floral scent, making the absolute far better for perfumery, and perhaps for emotional uses.
The Bulgarian Rose Absolute Oil is known best for its sensuous and intense sweet and floral fragrance. Our Rose Absolute is suitable for all skin types and is a cell rejuvenator, an antiseptic, and a anti-inflammatory. The Rose Absolute is used in skin creams and lotions to soothe and heal various skin conditions, cuts, burns and to reduce swelling. The scent is definitely an aphrodisiac and is used to relieve stress and depression.