Damascus rose oil – it is obtained by distillation of hand-picked Damask rose flowers (Rosa damascena) grown in the famous Rose Valley in Kazanlak, Bulgaria. For over 330 years Damascus Rose has been cultivated in this area. It is believed that the Valley of Roses has unique, exceptional conditions (soil structure, air humidity, cloudiness and rainfall) to obtain the highest quality rose oil. Roses are picked at a strictly defined time, from sunrise to around 10.00-11.00 hours because then the flowers have the highest concentration of oils. 1 kg of essential oil is obtained from two to five tons of flowers.
In the perfumery this fragrance is a model of a floral aroma. The natural oil contains several hundred ingredients – including alcohols, esters, aldehydes, acetals, terpenes and many others that make up its fragrance bouquet. The floral character gives this essential oil essential ingredients: beta-phenethyl alcohol, geraniol and damascenon. Despite the remarkable progress in the field of fragrances, it is impossible to reproduce the true aroma of rose oil from synthetic ingredients. it can not replace Damascus rose oil with other rose oils from more than 200 varieties of this plant.