Rose oils are extracted from the Rosa Damascena (Bulgarian) and Rosa Centifolia (Moroccan) also known as 'rose de mai'.
Rose otto is the essential oil steam distilled from fresh roses.
Rose concrete a solvent extraction of fresh roses.
Rose absolute is extracted from the rose concrete using alcohol.
Rose otto is distilled from the Bulgarian rose or rosa damscena. The otto is an almost clear pale yellow liquid. When it is very cold it solidifies but it is easily warmed to liquid again. Rose otto smells rich, floral, warm and spicy with honey undertones. The smell of fresh roses becomes more apparent at when the otto is diluted. Rose otto is the most expensive extract of roses.
Rose concrete from Rosa Damscena is a deep orange colored mass of a jam-like consistency, can be greenish yellow. The smell is sweet rich floral very like fresh roses with warm honey spicy undertones.
Rose Concrete from Rosa Centifolia a deep orange colored mass of a jam-like consistency, can be greenish yellow. The smell is sweet floral, rich woody tea like.
According to Shiseido there are 6 scent classification of a rose scent:
Damask Classic The typical scent of the rose, comprised of strong and sweet Rosa centifolia that becomes an essence base, and the exuberant scent of Rosa gallica.
Damask Modern Basically the same as Damask Classic, but since its composition is different, it gives off a more passionate, sophisticated scent.
Scent of Tea The scent of hybrid tea roses that opened the door to modern roses. Its scent is refined and graceful with the base note of green violet. Many modern roses have this type of scent.
Fruity Scent Has the characteristics of both Damask Classic and the Tea Rose, and gives off the aroma of peach, apricot and apple.
Blue Scent Roses of a unique blue scent have the characteristics of both Damask Modern and Tea.
Spicy Scent The strong scent of cloves are contained in the scent of Damask Classic.
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