Rose oil is a natural product obtained by hydro distillation from fresh flowers of the oil-bearing rose – Rosa Damascena P. Mill cultivated in Rose Valley in Bulgaria, where this rose has found the most suitable conditions for its growth.
One kilogram rose oil is usually obtained from 3 to 3.5 tons of rose blossom. In the composition of Bulgarian rose oil there are some 283 components. They are divided into two groups: carriers and fixatives of scent. The carriers of scent are the liquid parts of the oil – eleoptens.
The fixatives of scent are solid at ambient temperature and odorless, but fix the scent and give it durability – stearoptens. Some of the many components of eleoptens of the rose oil scent are citronellol, geraniol, nerol, phenyl ethyl alcohol, but the typical rose aroma is formed by the presence of microelements.
Bulgarian rose oil is perceived as a global benchmark for quality. It is widely used in perfumery, cosmetics and medicine.
Rose oil (Otto) from Rosa Damascena P. Miller is hydro distilled in the Valley of Roses in Bulgaria.
In souvenir packing traditional wooden vial and the ingenious silver vial (currently not available) with a respective content of 1 g and 0.5 g. From antiquity up to the present days rose oil has been used not only for its unique scent but it is a base of the most expensive and high quality perfumes. It is a helpful medicine with a thousand-year-old application in medicinal practice.
Units of measure: 1 gram (g) = 0.0353 oz; 1 kilogram (kg) = 2.2046 lb; 1 ml rose oil = 0.87 g
Shipping and storage vessel!
The Rose oil shipping vessel (concum): Certified by the Bulgarian Rose Company's own Accredited Laboratory. Concums are available in the sizes 50, 100 and 250 grams; 1, 5 and 15 kg.
Safe transportation of the costly rose oil required good packing. For this purpose, special tinned copper vessels in decorated wooden casing, called concums were designed. The so-called muskals, made of copper or glass, also inserted in poker-worked wooden and sometimes metal casings, were used for smaller quantities. Pictured to the right are the 50 and 100 grams concums. More info on the concum ...
The Rose oil has no expiration term!
Rose oils trading practices: Please note that even if the rose oil is a liquid it is traditionally traded in kilograms and not in liters.
Rose oil storage and order preparation: Rose oil is stored in special conditions in the central laboratory. When an order is received we request the order to be prepared. The order is prepared by a commission that certifies the quality and accurate weight. Turnaround time is 3-4 business days.
Rose oil expiry term: The Rose oil does not have an expiration date, if stored under normal room conditions (18 to 35C). The rose oil is forever.
Advanced ordering: We offer price incentives for advanced ordering for deliveries for the next harvest year, which usually is the months of July and August when distillation is completed. We offer low minimum orders and in most cases no advanced deposits.
Important information: There are several important considerations affecting the price of rose oil. Roses are collected during the months of May and June only. It takes approximately 4,000 kg (approx. 8,000 lbs) to obtain 1 kg (2.2046 lbs) of Rose oil. Increasing the available supply is only possible when new rose gardens are planted. It takes 2 years for the rose bushes to fully grow.
Rosa Damascena a bit of history!
The first roses were brought to Thrace by the returning soldiers of Alexander of Macedon's garrisons. Belgian chronicle mentions that in 1210 crusaders saw large areas planted with roses near Edirne. It is however not clear whether it was not crusaders themselves who brought the roses to that region. More ...
The Rose Valley is a notion, generally associated with the location where the Bulgarian oil-bearing rose grows. More ...
It is generally accepted that there are more than 5000 varieties of roses, yet only a few of them exhibit that marked fragrance that is sought by perfumeries.
The Bulgarian oil-bearing rose has been cultivated in the Rose Valley for more than 300 years now. It has established itself as a stable, independent type of rose, differing in its anatomy and physiology from the oil- bearing roses cultivated elsewhere, even from the original rose of the town of Kashan in Iran.
The oil-bearing rose species developed into an independent type as a result of the peculiar climate in the Rose Valley. It preserved its unique character due to a strictly applied new technology of multiplication and cultivation. This special technology, not used anywhere else, was adhered to by all rose growers in the region. More ...