Botanical Name: Rosa x. centifolia L.
Country of Origin: France
Extraction Method: Solvent Extraction (Hexane-free)
Odor Grade: Excellent odor profile. Suitable for fine perfumery
Plant Part: Petals
Perfume Note: Middle
Aroma Family: Rose, Floral
Odor Profile: Sweet, deep, heavy rose, rich with diffusive tenacity, undertones of honey & raspberries with a subtle woody core.
This heavenly rose absolute is created from the Rosa centifolia variety of roses grown in France. This rose type is also known as the Cabbage Rose. Known as the Queen of Flowers, the rose has been considered for centuries to be the golden standard floral for use in perfumery. It takes around 700 kilos of rose petals to create 1 kg of rose absolute. The Rose de Mai can only be harvested and processed into an absolute in the month of May, which leads to the rarity (and name) of this material. This rose absolute displays a heavy, sweet, dense, rosy aroma, which is voluptuously rich with undertones of honeyed fruits & a gentle woody core.
If you are looking for a natural material that smells like a rose freshly picked from the bush, then you are looking for our Bulgarian Rose Otto
This is a concentrated raw material intended for use in professional perfumery. This product must be diluted before being applied to skin. Absolutes are intended for use in perfumery only & are not suitable for Aromatherapy use.
Some well known perfumes that feature Rose de Mai are:
- Rose de Mai (Fragonard)
- Chanel No.5 (Chanel)
- Diaghilev (Roja Dove)
- Rose Prick (Tom Ford)
NOTE: All sales of raw materials offered in the Perfumer's Organ are final. Returns cannot be accepted once product is opened and safety seal has been broken. Please purchase a 2mL sample size of this material for evaluation before making a larger purchase.