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Rose Absolute

Item#: 508647 CAS: 8007-01-0

Odor Strength: Medium
Odor Description: Floral, Waxy, Honey, Spicy, Green, Geranium, Metallic
Taste Description: Floral, Green, Waxy, Honey, Fatty, Metallic

With over 150 species, the history of roses is about as extensive and rich as the flower itself. Fossil evidence suggests that roses are around 35 million years old.  The Chinese were the first to grow to roses in gardens; approximately 5,000 years ago and later introduced the flower to European civilizations.  Today, varieties of roses can be found all across North America, the Middle East, and even parts of Africa.

For centuries, roses have been a symbol of luxury and beauty. With a wide a wide array of colors, growth patterns, and bloom shapes, roses are one of the most versatile cultivars of flowers.  Nearly every country in the world boasts impressive rose gardens, to show off the coveted botanical.  Examples of some of the most famous rose gardens are the Roseto Municipale in Rome, the Sakura Rose Garden in Japan, and Parc de Bagatelle in Paris.

The distinct aroma of rose makes it a staple within the fragrance industry.  Nearly every perfume manufacturer formulates fragrances that feature rose as the top note; and many times it is these rose-dominant scents are top sellers.  The most common varieties of rose used for perfumery are the Damask rose, the Turkish rose, and the Rosa Centifolia.  Essential oils from these species are distilled into rose otto, using steam, or distilled using carbon dioxide, to create the ultra pure rose absolute.

Aside from their visual beauty and potent scent, roses are thought to have many healing and medicinal properties.  Rose hips, the blooms that have begun to seed, are rich in vitamins A, C, E, and Zinc.  These nutrients make rose hip oil very effective at healing scarring and skin damage, as well as beneficial to the immune system.

Fun Fact: some ancient civilizations used rosewater as a currency to barter and trade goods

Vigon’s Rose Absolute

If you are interested in seeing a sample or placing an order, please email Nicholas Bourne at nbourne@vigon.com or call 570-422-6026.