Rose Oil

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rose oil

[′rōz ‚ȯil]
Transparent, combustible, yellow-to-green or red essential oil with fragrant scent and sweet taste; solidifies at 18-37°C; steam-distilled from rose flowers; used in flavors, perfumes, and medicines. Also known as attar of roses; otto of rose oil; rose flower oil.

Rose Oil


(also attar of roses), an essential oil extracted from rose petals, chiefly by steam distillation. It is a thick (transparent at 30°C), yellowish liquid with an odor of roses. Density, 0.950–0.990 g/cm3 (20°C). Rose oil has more than 200 constituents, including phenylethyl alcohol, the terpene alcohols citro-nellol, nerol, geraniol, and linalool, the ethers of these alcohols, and aliphatic aldehydes. Stearoptenes (basically paraffins) make up that part of rose oil (~5 percent) that is insoluble in alcohol under normal conditions. Rose oil is used primarily in the manufacture of high-grade perfume and cologne.

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The application process was started in 2012 by producers of Bulgarian attar of roses in the Kazanlak and Karlovo regions.
There are many healing properties attributed to rose oil and Scherer believes that there will be interest in owning Attar of Roses produced when the Earth was a cleaner place.
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.
On the other hand, these limitations might be intentional: in contrast to her previous volume, Attar of Roses (1997; see WLT 73:1, p.
Cleopatra would never have set off to woo Mark Anthony armed with a single spritz of attar of roses.