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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It should be noted that about three tons of rose oil is produced in the world, 50 percent of which is manufactured in Turkey, 40 percent is in Bulgaria and 10 percent in other countries.
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Bulgaria has long been among world leaders in the production and export of rose oil, Bulgarian Prime Minister Boyko Borisov said while opening the new Musem of Roses of Bulgaria on Sunday.
It's 100 per cent rose oil, and the fragrance is so exquisite and true to the classic rose smell it's like burying your head in a bunch of roses.
Speaking Sunday in Kazanlak, where she participated in the 112th edition of the Rose Festival in Kazanlak, Taneva announced that producers of rose oil would receive BGN 100 per decare in additional aid as of 2014.