Floral, green, spicy, fruity, sweet, honey like. Rare elixir, very sensual, deeply rich and floral, it evokes all values of luxury. Compared to Rosa damascena, Rosa centifolia is sweeter, and honey-like.
Used in Fine Fragrance, it gives a sweet floral rosy note with honey undertones. Very complex and long-lasting. Used in all kind of applications, this exquisite absolute embodies the essence of a tradition. Through its Naturals Center of Excellence in Grasse, the historical birthplace of perfumery, Firmenich has played a central role in the revival of Rose de Mai cultivation and extraction in the region over the past five years.
A primary extraction with volatile solvent on fresh or dry biomass yields to a Concrete or Resinoid. The Absolute is obtained via a second purification step in the process.
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Extracted part: flowers. 300 flowers app. harvested in 1 Kg. 2 000 flowers app. harvested per hour per person. 200 000 flowers app. to produce 1 Kg of absolute. 600 kg of flowers are necessary to obtain 1 Kg of absolute.