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code: 15245


Latin Binomial: Rosa centifolia
Plant Part: Flower
Extraction: Absolute
Growing Practice: Ethical
Country of Origin: France
Odor Type: FLORAL


Also known as May Rose, this absolute from France is extracted from Rosa centifolia.

Odor Characteristics: Rose de Mai has a deep, rich, soft, delicate, sweet roseaceous bouquet with a honeylike overtone. The dry-down is delicate yet strong with a rounded rose character.

Appearance: reddish clear liquid
BioChemical Class: Alcohol
CAS No: 8007-01-0

About the Plant

Rose de Mai Absolute is extracted from an erect shrub that grows to 3 to 6 ft high, with the branches closely covered with straight thorns and glandular bristles of various sizes and forms. According to some sources, this rose is the result of a hybrid of Rosa gallica and Rosa centifolia, others state that it is produced from Rosa centifolia alone.
Perfumery: Blends well with many aromatic essences, including absolutes of jasmine grandiflorum, orange blossom, cassie, boronia, beeswax, clary sage, geranium, patchouli, sandalwood, and clove bud; and with essential oils of clary sage, geraium, bergamot, sandalwood, pathouli, guaicwood, rosewood, and agarwood.

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