Rose, Turkish Absolute

 
This oil is a bright orange liquid. Each Rose essential oil has something unique that makes it different from the others in a line up. Describing just how something smells is a challenge. When I smell something, I feel it also... I smell it at a place in my head. Some things go right to the top of my head, some to the back of the throat. I feel most Roses in my face, upper jaw, kind of an expansive feeling. This Rose has a ripe and fruity quality with something smokey as well that I feel in the throat.
Although there are thousands of varieties of Rose, just a few are used for the production of essential oils. The Damask Rose or Pink Damask Rose is probably the oldest Rose. It is unknown in the wild and may be called the Apothecary Rose or the Dog Rose. The White Damask Rose (alba) contains less oil than the Pink and has a slightly weaker scent. It is planted along with the Pink to differentiate fields and to act as a wind screen. The oil is extracted by steam distillation and by chemical extraction. The concretes and absolutes are considered to be of higher quality because the oil was not subjected to the higher temperatures of steam distillation. I have found that the concretes and absolutes sometimes need to be aired out to allow that chemical smell that sometimes lingers to dissipate. The steam distilled oils sometimes have a caramel-like quality that can be interesting. Rose oil has many applications for the skin and the cardiovascular system, as well as the digestive and nervous system. The cost, however, keeps Rose as an oil to inhale.
Heavy fruity notes in this deep orange absolute.
  • Rosa Damascena  
  • Turkey 
  • Absolute 
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