Rose de Mai Absolute

Rosa x centifolia L.

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Our Rose de Mai Absolute is a very fine Egyptian Rose oil that is extracted from the cabbage rose – Rosa centifolia. The Rose plants used are certified organically grown (however the absolute is not). Our Rose de Mai is voluptuously sweet and sensuous and one of our favorite Rose Absolutes.

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Selected size SKU:870-015 - Rose de Mai Absolute 15 ml (1/2 oz)

1 ml (1/30 oz)
$16.75
2 ml (1/15 oz)
$29.75
5 ml (1/6 oz)
$62.25
15 ml (1/2 oz)
$154.25
30 ml (1 oz)
$280.00
59.14 ml (2 oz)
$512.50
118.29 ml (4 oz)
$942.00
$16.75
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Our Rose de Mai Absolute is a very fine Egyptian Rose oil that is extracted from the cabbage rose – Rosa centifolia. The Rose plants used are certified organically grown (however the absolute is not). Our Rose de Mai is voluptuously sweet and sensuous and one of our favorite Rose Absolutes. R. centifolia (the ‘hundred-petaled rose’) is known as Rose de Mai in reference to the month May when it generally blooms, as well as ‘the painter’s rose’ because its large, globular flowers are the featured rose in many works of the early masters.

“For its perfume, the Rose reigns supreme amongst the flowers of the world.”[1] Used throughout history for their exquisite, comforting and inspiring scent and visual beauty, Roses of every color and size are esteemed for being metaphorical “heart openers.” With their multi-petaled intricacy, it is no surprise that Rose essential oils and absolutes are among those that have the most chemical complexity. And while many of the more than 400 chemical constituents[1] of Rosa centifolia and Rosa damascena are present in mere trace amounts, they contribute immensely to the sublime and nuanced fragrance we know as Rose.

Our Rose de Mai Absolute is very concentrated – please dilute this oil with Jojoba or other vegetal oil (or perfumer's alcohol) prior to using. Feel free to use it in your natural perfume blends, especially in combination with Jasmine, Sandalwood, and Ylang Ylang. Also try blending Rose de Mai Absolute with our Amber Essence Oil to make your own unique Amber Rose oil.

1 Genders, Roy. Scented Flora of the World, 1994, p. 396.

2 Rhind, Jennifer Peace. Fragrance and Wellbeing, 2014, p. 303.

3 Arctander, Steffen. Perfume and Flavor Materials of Natural Origin, 1960, p. 552.

4 Tisserand, Robert and Rodney Young. Essential Oil Safety, 2nd ed., 2014, p. 407.

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Customer Reviews

These are the roses you know from a warm spring day.

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This is my favorite rose note - it is fresh and vibrant, the breath of Joie de vivre. It brightens blends that are sultry and maybe a little too deep, lifting them up and making them just right for day-to-day enjoyment. [a comparison of rose notes at my blog http://amaravatifragrance.blogspot.com/2013/02/a-rose-is-rose.html]

Review by DrJeanPD 2/16/2013

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