Rose: The Flower of Love
With Valentine's Day comes delightful aromas! What better botanical to work with than the flower of love: rose! If you are a budding perfumer, rose is an essential oil in your repertoire. Here's a little more about love's most notorious fragrance:
When 100 perfumers selected a standard for a floral aroma, Bulgarian rose was the one chosen. The absolute is unique in that it has a high tenacity alongside a deep, rosy fragrance.
Distilled rose otto has more top note, and absolute rose has more fixative power. Rose oil has a warm, deep floral, slightly spicy, rich, honey-like odor.
Rose is also a very popular fragrance in many cosmetics and creams, as well as perfumes, toilet preparations, lozenges, and toothpaste.