Producer of organic centifolia roses for the perfume industry.
Botany & Smell
Rosa centifolia comes from oriental caucasus. From latin "centum folia" that means "hundred petals", its name refers to the huge numbers of petals. It is also called "may rosa" due to its blooming period.
Its origins remain unknowed but it was probably traded by Dutch merchants in Iran at the end of the XVI century. The plant was changed many times and more than 200 varieties were created during the XVIII century.e century. The plant was changed a lot of time man more than 200 varieties were created in the XVIIe .
Today, most of the varieties have disapeared and only two remains for perfumery : rosa centifolia and rosa damascena. It is naturally in the Grasse region, between sea and mountains that rosa was adopted by perfumers.
The rosa centifolia is a rosebush of almost 2 meters high. It is cultivated up to 300 meters above the sea level on an alkaline and limestone ground. The flowers are subtly scented and have a unique blooming. The petals are from light rose to fushia.
Extrêmement fragiles ces petites précieuses dont la vie ne dure qu’une journée, livrent leur nectar tous les jours du mois de Mai.
La rose centifolia présente des tonalités fruitées de litchi accompagnée d’une note pétillante citronnée sur un fond délicat, velouté et floral.
After picking the flowers, the scent that is left on the skin is a spicy peppery feeling with a resineous ans honey note with is the greatest pleasure for perfumers.