Bulgarian Rose Absolute

Rose Absolute from the "Queen of Flowers"

Our Bulgarian Rose Absolute is solvent extracted from petals of the Bulgarian Rose (Rosa Damascena Bulgaria). Bulgarian Rose Absolute is an orange yellow, orange reddish or slightly olive yellowish viscous liquid of extremely rich, warm, spicy floral and very deep rose odor with a more or less pronounced honeylike backnote. The rose absolute diffusive power is only realized when the absolute is diluted or used at the concentration of a few percent or even less in a perfume base.

To place an order please visit our retail website at www.BulgarianRoseOtto.com or our corporate site at www.AlteyaGroup.com.

Rose Absolute Info

Rose absolute oil is made during a delicate process. Similar in a way to 'effleurage' (the pressing of petals in fat to produce an extract), the flower essence is extracted, with a wax-like 'concrete' being produced.

Through a second extraction of the concrete, rose absolute oil is yielded. This method is more efficient than steam distillation, producing nearly 7 pounds of oil per 10,000 pounds of roses (distillation yields 1 pound oil per 10,000 pounds of roses), with a corresponding lower cost than a steam distilled variety - some find the absolute has a more 'complete' aroma, with more depth true to the Rose flower.




Bulgarian Rose Oil vs. Bulgarian Rose Absolute

Both Bulgarian Rose Otto (Rose Oil) and Bulgarian Rose Absolute are produced from the flower petals of Bulgarian Rosa Damascena.

Bulgarian Rose Oil (Rose Otto) is produced through Steam Distillation of fresh rose flowers. Our rose oil is a 100% pure and natural product that is used in creams, lotions and soaps for its mild anti-viral and bactericidal properties, as well as for its fragrance. Rose water, recovered from the distillation of rose oil, is mildly astringent and beneficial for cleansing and refreshing dry, sensitive skin. Besides being used as a medicine in history, the rose oil has a long history as one of the most important ingredients in most luxury products.

Bulgarian Rose Absolute is produced through a refined, liquid Chemical Extraction of fragrant compounds from fresh rose flowers. Although the rose absolute contains essential oil compounds it differs from distilled essential oils. The rose absolute oil is a concentration of aromatic compounds including essential oil constituents. Rose absolute is widely used in perfumery, cosmetics, aromatherapy and many other areas.

Alteya is proud to offer both Bulgarian Rose Oil and Bulgarian Rose Absolute directly from our rose fields in the Bulgarian Rose Valley.

  The Bulgarian Rose Valley

Located between the Balkan range and Sredna Gora mountains, the Bulgarian Rose Valley is the home of the exquisite Bulgarian rose oil, also known as 'attar of roses' or 'rose otto', and world center for rose otto production. There are over 7000 varieties of roses worldwide, yet only few are known as oil producing. The Bulgarian Rosa Damascena, cultivated for over 300 years, is considered to be the best oil-bearing rose renowned worldwide.

Unique climatic and soil conditions make the Rose Valley, also known as the Kazanlak Valley, one of the biggest producers of rose otto in the world. The air humidity, cloudiness and precipitation in May and June contribute to the cultivation of roses that yield very high percentage of oil.

The Rose Valley has also always been the center stage for the colorful age-old Festival of Roses. This traditional festival is a symbol of the rose industry and its influence on the culture, spirit and lifestyle of the Kazanlak Region. The rose festival is celebrated with folk songs and dances at Kazanlak and Karlovo on the first Sunday in June, at the start of the rose harvest in the Valley.

The Bulgarian Rose Valley is also the home of Alteya's rose plantations.

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Rose Oil in Cosmetics

Bulgarian Rose Oil has anti-inflammatory properties, as well as refreshing, moisturizing, and regeneration effects on the skin.


This makes rose oil an important component in a variety of cosmetic products, such as Creams, Lotions, Ointments, Toiletry, Soaps, and Hair-care products.


Rose Oil in Perfumery

Bulgarian Rose Oil (otto) is a key ingredient used by world's leading fragrance houses and designers for many famous perfumes:

o Flower by Kenzo
o Brilliant White Diamonds by Elizabeth Arden
o Gloria by Cacharel
o White Linen Breeze by Estee Lauder
o Classique by Jean Paul Gautier
o COCO by Channel
o Chic by Carolina Herrera
o Silences by Jacomo
o Y by Yves Saint Laurent
o Addict by Dior
o Faberge by Faberge
o Lauren by Ralph Lauren
o Green Tea by Bulgari
o Ultraviolet by Paco Rabanne
o And many others…




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If you need more information about our Bulgarian Rose Absolute, please contact us directly by sending an email to info@alteya.com.


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Bulgarian Rose Absolute Resources

Bulgarian Rose and its wonderful fragrance is one of the most sought after essential oils for use in perfumery. The Bulgarian rose has a deep yet soft and hypnotic fragrance.

Used throughout history for its lovely scent, Rose oil is the premier oil of love, esteemed for being a classical "heart opener". In aromatherapy, rose is used for depression, in skin formulas, and as a tonic for the female reproductive system.

Our Bulgarian Rose Absolute is very concentrated - please dilute this oil into jojoba oil (or other high quality carrier oil) prior to using. Feel free to use it in your natural perfume blends, especially in combination with Jasmine, Ylang Ylang, and Sandalwood. Also try blending Rose Absolute with  Amber Essence Oil to make your own unique amber rose oil.


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