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attar of roses (ăt`ər, ă`tär), or
rose oil, fragrant essential oil obtained from roses and used in making perfume. It is one of the most valuable of the volatile oils. Rose water is water in which a small amount of the oil is dissolved.
attar of roses[′ad·ər əv ′rōz·əs]
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The application process was started in 2012 by producers of Bulgarian attar of roses
in the Kazanlak and Karlovo regions.
Attar of roses
comes from Istanbul and Bulgaria, and although the rose is considered a common enough plant, as much as 100 kilos of rose petals may be needed for half a litre of distilled rose oil.
Scented geraniums are available in garden centres; ask for Pelargonium capita tum (rose-scentedgeranium)or the variety of Attar of Roses
On the other hand, these limitations might be intentional: in contrast to her previous volume, Attar of Roses
(1997; see WLT 73:1, p.