Apothecary Rose Absolute harnesses the earth’s expression of love in pure-plant poetry: the blossoming rose, who unfolds her petals to imbibe the endless energy of the open sky, the ease of a balmy breeze, reaching to the impossibly high rays of sun. It is this floral openness that gives Rosa gallica its unparalleled power to open the heart to greater and greater expressions of love.
Botanical Name: Rosa gallica
Botanical Family: Rosaceae
Extraction Method: Absolute
Part of Plant Distilled: Blossoms
Country of Origin: Ukraine
Cultivation Method: Organic
Composition: 100% Rosa gallica
Consistency: Medium viscosity
Scent Description: Fresh roses in full bloom under a glorious summer sky. Fetching floral fragrance with foundation notes of merry meadows.
Blends well with: Other Roses, Frankincense, Vetiver, Vanilla, Spikenard, Myrrh, Ylang, Lemon, Grapefruit, Bergamot, Silver Fir, Geranium, Neroli, Carnation, and Lime.
Uses: This ravishing rose is a regal addition to any perfume, hair care or love potion and can be inhaled for serene swoons. Enjoy in an evening bath and delight in the fragrance diffusing through the bedroom.
Apothecary Rose is the splendid, sultry sister of the queenly Rosa damascena, offering the exact same chemical constituents in an ambrosial absolute. Captured from the perfumed blossoms of freshly-bloomed Russian roses, this ultra-concentrated absolute offers a beautiful emotional boost and a rose-colored glasses outlook on life. It is a fantastically fragrant floral oil for massage, perfumery, sacred love ceremonies, and soothing the soul. Also known as Gallic Rose, Crimson Damask Rose, and Rose of Provins, Apothecary Rose Absolute is a rare and beautiful rose oil that, by any other name, smells just as sweet!
Apothecary Rose Absolute has a long and rich history of use in perfumery. Centuries ago in Asia, Rosa gallica was cross-bred with Rosa phoenicia to create Rosa damascena, the ultra-refined strain of rose used in the creation of our Rose Otto Essential Oil. When compared with the pristine purity of Rose Otto, the unexpected woodsy, almost citrusy base notes of Apothecary Rose present as ravishing and rebellious; this is a true renegade rose that is a delight to anyone that stops to smell the roses.
As the chemical constituents are identical to that of Rose Otto, with the main difference lying in the distillation process, Apothecary Rose offers many of the same physical, emotional, and spiritual benefits at a smaller price. Emotionally, Apothecary Rose is used to lift the spirits, open the heart, ward off worry, and unleash sensuality. Spiritually, Apothecary Rose can be used during sacred ceremonies to release the illusion of separation and become one with the heart of the world.
"The Persians, like both the Greeks and the Romans bathed their bodies in fragrance and also used perfumes lavishly in connection with burials, sacrifices, and ceremonies of all sorts. We owe the art of rose distillation to the Persians."
~ Jill Jesse, Perfume Album