For A Seductive Summer Scent, Consider The Damask Rose

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August 25, 2017 | BY AFP

The centuries-old history of damask rose began in the Orient. It was initially cultivated in Syria and today is mainly grown in Morocco, in the Valley of Roses in Bulgaria, and in Turkey. The method of extraction of damask rose makes it more precious than other essential oils. Some four tonnes of rose petals are required to produce a kilo of essential oil. The petals are harvested very early in the morning and must be distilled within a maximum of 24 hours. This is why a 2ml vial of damask rose costs approximately 40 euros.

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The Damask Rose - A History

The centuries-old history of damask rose began in the Orient. It was initially cultivated in Syria and today is mainly grown in Morocco, in the Valley of Roses in Bulgaria, and in Turkey.

The method of extraction of damask rose makes it more precious than other essential oils. Some four tonnes of rose petals are required to produce a kilo of essential oil. The petals are harvested very early in the morning and must be distilled within a maximum of 24 hours. This is why a 2ml vial of damask rose costs approximately 40 euros.

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For A Seductive Summer Scent, Consider The Damask Rose
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My Burberry

Staying true to Burberry's British heritage, My Burberry is inspired by  a “London garden awakening in the first light of day”. The contemporary floral scent boasts top notes of sweet pea and bergamot fused with geranium leaf, golden quince and freesia heart, with base notes of patchouli and rain-tipped damask and centifolia roses.

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Bulgari Rose Goldea

Inspired by Queen Cleopatra and created by master perfumer Alberto Morillas, Rose Goldea symbolises seduction and decadence. Combining floral rose musk, rose petal extract and rose absolute, with hints of grandiflorum jasmine, sandalwood, and patchouli, the fragrance brings out the multiple facets of the sensual damask rose.

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Roses de Chloé

Like a bouquet of freshly cut roses, Roses de Chloé is delicate, graceful, and subtle. With top notes of bergamot, the scent is joined by a heart of damask rose essence with a hint of magnolia accord. White musk and amber complete the base of the fragrance, a signature of Chloé

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Miss Dior Blooming Bouquet

Chic, charming, and flirty, Miss Dior Blooming Bouquet embodies the modern Dior woman. With refreshing top notes of Sicilian orange essence, the fragrance unravels into a heart of pink peony and damask rose. White musks envelope the creation for a romantic springtime scent.


Additional reporting by Chloe Pek

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