The properties of rose water
Rose water is a floral water that is also called hydrosols. Rose water has been used for skin and body care since ancient times. Its manufacture is relatively simple since the rose water comes from a process of distillation of the petals. Placed in a still, the rose petals deliver, thanks to the water vapor, a distillate which allows the creation of an essential oil of rose water, then a flavored water. Rose water is known to be soothing, invigorating, and hydrating. Rose water sublimates dry, mature or tired skin and restores vitality. It also tightens the pores of oily skin, and gives them freshness. Rose water is part of many body creams and milk, make-up removers, masks, but also bath products and shower gel.Sweet and wonderfully fragrant, rose water is naturally found in niche perfumery.
Rose water in perfumery
Symbol of love par excellence, the rose is today considered The Queen of Flowers. The Rose of Damascus (or Damascena) which is the variety most used to make rose water. Damascus rose is a horticultural variety, which presents at least 30 fragrant petals. The Damascus rose is mainly cultivated in Syria, Turkey and Bulgaria, in the famous Valley of the Roses. Like the rose, rose water goes wonderfully well with all olfactory families. Of course, we will find it in feminine floral compositions, almost always alongside the rose, as in Chloé's Roses of Chloé, an essence that gives the real impression of coming out of a rose garden. We find rose water, (but also many roses) in Rose Absolue by Annick Goutal.We will also find rose water, in a floral-Woody Musk as in Eau d'Été 2010, l'Eau d'Issey by Issey Miyake. We can also discover rose water in chypre-floral fragrances, such as in L'Eau de Chloé by Chloé or in Aromatics in White by Clinique. Rose water is nevertheless integrated into other fragrances, such as oriental compositions Angel Aqua Chic 2013 by Thierry Mugler.
Rose water has been very famous for its virtues of body care, since antiquity. Today, rose water deposits its benefits at the heart of our perfumes, in order to bring softness, delicacy and an always dazzling smell.