Rose oil has always been highly prized with Roman Emperors being so fond of the aroma that they poured rose water into the canals running through their gardens.
Certain essentail oils have ‘heady’ euphoric qualities and can bring the magic and mystique of ancient civilisations in return. With the heavier perfume note of rose being suited to bedrooms and seduction, as its our is on a level similar to that of body scent, as opposed to light citrus oils that are reminiscent of the fresh outdoors and open spaces.
Rose is the most favourite scent and perfume of all time. It has been used throughout centuries, being mentioned in the Kama Sutra and Perfumed Garden and is still being incorporated into most high class perfumes of today.
Rose otto has always been of cost, and always will be, due to the small yield of essential oil from each flower. Yet the cost is high in comparison to that of other essential oils.
Rose otto is distilled from the variety of rose know as rosa damascene. It is almost clear in colour and will solidify if in a refrigerator or cold place.
Another essential favourite rose; with similar properties although solvent extracted is from the variety of rose know as rosa centifolia (rose absolute).