The History of The Rose
Nothing is more reviving in spring than the fresh scent of roses in the morning. There truly is no better way to appreciate paradise than the sweet revival of the aromatic rose.
Take a moment to join us in the rose's morning glory, as we have all grown to love and cherish the rose, we often forget its rich history in perfumery!
Roses consist of about 70% of all women's perfumes, 10% of all men’s colognes, and 45% of all unisex fragrances.
The rose dates back to its earliest archeological fossils over 32 million years ago. This makes roses one of the first ever perfumery fragrances in all of history.
The petals of the stamen of the rose create two very different and distinct aromas that perfumers seek out. The petals contain sweet, fresh florals that we normally love, while the stamen holds the musk and spicy holding deeper and intense notes.
The two most popular forms of extractions to produce rose oils are namely rose otto and rose absolute. Rose otto being the less expensive and diluted option while rose absolute in its purest form of concentration.
Counting in with 170 freshly cut roses to produce 1 miniscule drop of rose absolute oil. Each individual rose creating less than .01% of concentration to the perfume bottle.
Roses first gained their popularity in trade and among the wealthy after the philosopher Confucious brought roses to the Imperial Garden.
Cleopatra herself used the rose as a symbolic form of power, wealth, and beauty and its sweet scent for seduction for Alexander The Great, signifying the rose's implication of femininity.
Do roses grow near the beach? Yes, they thrive in almost all soils, and beach rose bushes help stabilize beaches and even sand dunes by retaining sand in the root clusters which can be quite thick.