Rosa Damascena is the most widely used rose variety in fine fragrance. Originally from Syria, it is now cultivated in Turkey, Bulgaria and Morocco.
Biolandes rose Damascena natural extracts supplier
The bushes bloom once a year, from May to June. The flowers are picked by hand, then distilled or extracted within 24 hours. We have our own rose fields and production units in Bulgaria, as well as a dedicated unit in Turkey and produce rose concrete in Morocco. You can find in our catalog, a Rose essential oil from Rosa x damascena Miller.
The rose damascena fields in Bulgaria and Turkey
For the essential oil production, one hectare (2,5 acres) of land can produce 3,5 to 5 tons of blossoms yielding about 1 kg of oil produced from rose petals.
In 1991, we established our production site in Isparta (Turkey), in the heart of a historic damask rose growing area and in immediate proximity to the fields cultivated by our grower-partners. Our Turkish factory equipped with an array of stills and extraction lines operating in a continuous system, has been entirely fitted out to derive optimal value from rose crops.
Then in 1997, the Biolandes’ Bulgarian factory was created in Kazanlak (Bulgaria). It is in Strara Zagora Province, in the heart of the country’s “Rose Valley”, that our installation is located as well as the 100 hectares of land.
This field produce 400 tons of damascena rose per year and they introduced organic/NOP lavender, which now occupies 60 hectares (148 acres).
During the rose harvest, about 1,000 seasonal workers join our permanent staff of some 20 employees in Bulgaria.
Damascena Rose essential oil
Every year, we offer our customers a Damascena rose essential oil of irreproachable quality. Indeed, it results from a mix of Turkish and Bulgarian origins while remaining 100% rosa Damascena. It is use in food flavors to provide slightly sulfurous-fruity floral notes in exotic beverage and candies. However, we find it mainly in perfumery, because it is one of the most famous raw materials.
What does the Damascena rose bring to perfumes?
Classified in the floral rosy family, Damascena rose essential oil is one of the best-know perfumery ingredients, prized for the diffusion, sensual quality and sweetness that it gives to a composition. Characterized by its warm, metallic aldehyde notes combines wonderfully with lemony effects, giving way to the opulence and sweetness of the freshly picked flower. Its persistence is remarkable. Even in extremely low concentrations in composition, it brings a natural signature.