Rose-the quintessential giver of fragrance (Archive 2016)

Shakespeare has this to say about the rose...In Act II, Scene II [1] of the play, the line is said by Juliet in reference to Romeo's house, Montague which would imply that his name means nothing and they should be together.

O Romeo, Romeo! wherefore art thou Romeo?
Deny thy father and refuse thy name;
Or, if thou wilt not, be but sworn my love,
And I'll no longer be a Capulet.
[Aside] Shall I hear more, or shall I speak at this?
'Tis but thy name that is my enemy;
Thou art thyself, though not a Montague.
What's Montague? it is nor hand, nor foot,
Nor arm, nor face, nor any other part
Belonging to a man. O, be some other name!
 What's in a name? that which we call a rose
By any other name would smell as sweet;

So Romeo would, were he not Romeo call'd,
Retain that dear perfection which he owes
Without that title. Romeo, doff thy name,
And for that name which is no part of thee
Take all myself.
I take thee at thy word:
Call me but love, and I'll be new baptized;
Henceforth I never will be Romeo.

Aromatically rose is one of the most well known, expensive and therefore adulterated aromatics- I treasure my genuine rose extracts obtained direct from the distillery in Turkey while travelling as part of an Aroma Tour. Eight years on the fragrance of my treasures are just as wonderful and whilst I use some of them in my skin care products, I thought it was time to treat myself with the best! I have rose wax, rose concrete, rose absolute, rose otto and rose water concentrate (a precious 5 gm of intense dark liquid which is produced when the rose water  created from the rose otto production is re distilled many times over to concentrate down the aromatics). For pictures of my visit to the rose distillery please see my google drive here. Today I put the following product together just for me to use as a body moisturiser!

All the precious rose extracts
About to add th rose water concentrate to the rest of the ingredients. Rose otto seen on top of cream base
  • 250gm Rich base cream made with cocoa butter, shea butter, organic olive oil 
  • 50 gm rose hydrosol distilled by me from Rosa damascena
  • 3 gm rose concrete
  • 1 gm rose otto
  • 1 gm rose absolute
  • 0,5 gm rose water concentrate
  • 10 gm hemp seed oil for extra moisture  

Posted: Tuesday 4 January 2022