Besides being used as a medicine in history, the rose has a long history as a costly perfume. Fresh roses were macerated in hot fat to produce fragrant pomades in ancient India, Greece and Egypt. In Egypt these pomades were shaped into cones and placed on the top of the head. As body heat melted the fat, fragrant, rose-scented oil would trickle down the face and neck.
In perfumery rose absolute adds incredible richness, warmth and depth to just about any personal essence. Even in tiny amounts, rose otto will contribute a sweet, natural radiance and balance to floral blends.