Rose Absolute, Bulgaria

Rosa x damascena Mill.

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Our Bulgarian Rose Absolute has a sweet, deep, mellow, antique Rose aroma with a faint indole, spice and honeyed undertone and a fresh green note that comes forth in the drydown. Bulgarian Rose absolutes, with their wonderfully hypnotic fragrance,

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Selected size SKU:855-015 - Rose Absolute, Bulgaria 15 ml (1/2 oz)

1 ml (1/30 oz)
$15.00
2 ml (1/15 oz)
$26.00
5 ml (1/6 oz)
$54.00
15 ml (1/2 oz)
$135.00
30 ml (1 oz)
$244.00
59.14 ml (2 oz)
$466.00
118.29 ml (4 oz)
$817.50
236.58 ml (8 oz)
$1,516.50
$15.00
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Our Bulgarian Rose Absolute has a sweet, deep, mellow, antique Rose aroma with a faint indole, spice and honeyed undertone and a fresh green note that comes forth in the drydown. Bulgarian Rose absolutes, with their wonderfully hypnotic fragrance, are among the most sought after for use in perfumery. In Perfume and Flavor Materials of Natural Origin, Arctander notes that “Bulgarian Rose Absolute is used so extensively in high-class perfumes that it is hardly possible to define its field of application.”[1]

Used throughout history for their exquisite scent and visual beauty, Roses of every color and size are esteemed for being metaphorical “heart openers.” With their multi-petaled intricacy, it is no surprise that Rose essential oils and absolutes are among those that have the most chemical complexity. And while many of the more than 400 chemical constituents[2] of Rosa damascena are present in mere trace amounts, they contribute immensely to the sublime and nuanced fragrance we know as Rose. It takes about 650 kilos of fresh Rose petals to make 1 kilo of Bulgarian Rose Absolute.[3]

Our Bulgarian Rose Absolute is very concentrated - please dilute this oil with Jojoba or other vegetal oil (or perfumer's alcohol) prior to using. Feel free to use it in your natural perfume blends, especially in combination with Jasmine, Sandalwood, and Ylang Ylang. Also try blending Rose Absolute with our Amber Essence Oil to make your own unique Amber Rose oil.

1 Arctander, Steffen. Perfume and Flavor Materials of Natural Origin, 1960, p. 553.

2 Rhind, Jennifer Peace. Fragrance and Wellbeing, 2014, p. 303.

3 Naturals Compendium, International Flavor & Fragrances, 2009, p. 130.

4 Arctander, Steffen. Perfume and Flavor Materials of Natural Origin, 1960, p. 553.

5 Tisserand, Robert and Rodney Young. Essential Oil Safety, 2nd ed., 2014, p. 405.

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Absolutely Amazing

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This Bulgarian Rose Absolute is incredible! I got the sample with my order and wow, a little goes a long way!!! I will be including it in toy whipped beauty balms as the properties, benefits and aroma are incredible

Review by Dominique 8/19/2016

Wind passing by a rose garden

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Just incredible, feels like rose petals was distilled in your house . I purchased a sample & I regret that I should have purchased more cause the smell & quality is incredible. Well next time I have to purchase at least a ounce & will have to get the 10% dilution for sure . ( I took a little bit of co2 Oudh that Eden botanical produced , but it on bottom part of the Palm , mixed it with a bit of rose Bulgaria & OMG , totally different smell & almost like taif rose mix with Hindi Oudh , just incredible )

Review by Ish ( Oudh fanatic ) 4/28/2015

Versatile and lovely

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Even as a perfumery novice, I knew that I would need a few fundamental scents to get myself started. I chose this Bulgarian Rose absolute, as well as a few other essentials. So far, the Bulgarian Rose absolute has played well with every other scent, lending a smooth sweetness that lasts for hours. It's lovely!

Review by Gorosheeta 2/20/2013

A beautiful Rose

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We love to use Bulgerian Rose for our blends for its rich, sweet, rose scent. This one is just wonderful! Of course rose has also wonderful anti-inflammatory benefits when used in skin care products, and is a soothing, calming, also romantic oil. This one is especially beautiful and I'm so happy to have found this fine quality. Thanks

Review by Gudi's Aromatherapy 2/15/2013

Gorgeous...

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Bulgarian Rose abs; Yet another WOW! What a difference from the otto! I think this must be the quintessential rose odor. Beautiful. Surprisingly in many ways it reminds me of my Turkish otto, but I would say half as strong but still rather vibrant and fresh and diffusive in it's own way. Recently I've read something that Mandy Aftel wrote about how she used to prefer and use the Moroccan rose abs but discovered the Bulgarian and converted to that instead. I think I might be in the same boat now. I always liked the soft, yet persistent odor of the Moroccan rose, with it's subtle notes of honey and spice. Maybe I can use both for different purposes.

Review by BShea 2/15/2013

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