My passion for the Bulgarian damask rose from the Rosa Damascena Mill variety knows no bounds. Its rose oil and water are used worldwide in the aromatherapy, perfumery, pharmaceutical and food industries. Bulgarian rose oil is recognized as the highest quality rose oil in the world. Did you know that the presence of rose oil in the perfume extends its scent for up to 2-3 days, and that otherwise we have to be content with only two hours?
We test and select for you
Therefore, our mission was clear – to choose the best Bulgarian rose oil. We purposefully looked for one that is characterized by a specific, strong and unrepeatable scent and is accompanied by a document of origin and a clear composition (corresponding to the exact range according to the specification of the Bulgarian Ministry of Agriculture). “Bulgarian rose oil ”from the Rosa Damascena Mill variety has been registered in the EU Commission since 2012 as the so-called protected geographical indication. It therefore serves as a proof of quality and origin. There are many types of rose oils in the world, but they do not achieve these unique properties.
What is the proof of quality and origin?
The actual harvesting and distillation according to the document on the protected geographical indication “Bulgarian rose oil” is subject to several specifics. As you know from my previous articles, it is collected by hand, early in the morning after dawn. Due to changes in weather and altitude, the beginning may vary from year to year. An undeniable feature of the upcoming pink collection is the blooming acacia. If acacia blooms, work on the rose fields will begin within 10 days. The speed and precision of experienced collectors are important, as they only insert open flowers into 25 kg bags! These then travel as quickly as possible to the distillery, where bags coming from a greater distance are preferably poured into the distillation vessels. Time is extremely important. Flowers must be processed up to max. 15 hours after their collection (The remaining flowers from the previous day are no longer suitable for distillation.). The distillation ratio of rose blooms and water is 1: 4 or 1: 5. The water used for it is strictly controlled by a hygienic station. As we have said before, to reach 1 kg of rare oil, about 3500 kg of rose flowers of Rosa Damascena Mill are needed.
The best of the best
This unique oil is part of many of the world’s perfumes. Let’s say numbers – 42% of men’s and 96% of women’s perfumes contain rose oil. You also know it as a part of well-known cosmetics or organic cosmetics lines. We at SOZOLE ROSE offer you precious, pure and certified “Bulgarian rose oil”, which was distilled in the original copper vessels from the best Bulgarian rose distilleries, whose histories dates back to the early 20th century. century and which chooses its customers!
Through the thorns to victory
The road to it was thorny, but the result is amazing. I declare it the official victory of this year! We tested many samples not only of rose oil but also of rose water, compared individual chemical analyzes, insisted on a clear proof of origin. Sometimes it was really hard. There are a large number of distilleries and unfortunately there are also many fakes. Well, we have succeeded and we are very proud to be able to present this beauty to you. And we are also very curious about your reactions. Pre-sale has started! Expect it in stock in the Czech Republic and all over EU soon.
Keep following us. Next time more about our exclusive pair of Organic hydrosols Rosa Damascena Mill and Rosa Alba.