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Main articles: Rose oil, Attar of roses and Rose water
Rose perfumes are made from attar of roses or rose oil, which is a mixture of volatile essential oils obtained by steam distilling the crushed petals of roses. An associated product is rose water which is used for cooking, cosmetics, medicine and in religious practices. The production technique originated in Persia then spread through Arabia and India, and more recently into eastern Europe. In Bulgaria, Iran and Germany, damask roses (Rosa × damascena 'Trigintipetala') are used. In other parts of the world Rosa × centifolia is commonly used. The oil is transparent pale yellow or yellow-grey in colour. 'Rose Absolute' is solvent-extracted with hexane and produces a darker oil, dark yellow to orange in colour. The weight of oil extracted is about one three-thousandth to one six-thousandth of the weight of the flowers; for example, about two thousand flowers are required to produce one gram of oil.
The main constituents of attar of roses are the fragrant alcohols geraniol and l-citronellol and rose camphor, an odorless solid composed of alkanes, which separates from rose oil. β-Damascenone is also a significant contributor to the scent.
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Hi, Roberto. I like the PP work and the composition of the bi-colored rose. Creative but the same time has an aesthetic appeal. Thanks for sharing.
A very good photograph of a rose and I like the pp work. If I may make a suggestion, I think the inclusion of a shadow of the rose would add to the already good effect. I've done a workshop and will try to upload it later tonight.
What a lovely present of a presentation by beautiful frame well done ROBERTO INTILE