Rose Absolute Centifolia (aromatherapy)

One of the most extensively used of all the floral absolutes is the one obtained from the concrète of Rosa Centifolia flowers.

Rose de Mai Absolute is an orange yellow to orange-brown viscous liquid, which has a rich and sweet, deep-rosy, very tenacious odor. The spicy tonalities are usually less pronounced, while the honeylike notes can be described as similar to those of the damascena absolute. When duly diluted, the flavor is pleasant, delicate, slightly balsamic-sweet with a faint woody-bitter undertone.

Arctander, Steffen . Perfume and Flavor Materials of Natural Origin (p. 638).

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