Rosa Damascena

Rosa Damascena

[rosa dam-ash-ena]

A rose hybrid originally cultivated in the Asia Minor region, it is known for its large, robust and pink flowers. Otherwise known as the Damask Rose, it bears a strong and memorable fragrance. Historically used as a common ingredient in attar of roses, it is also used as a primary source ingredient for a wide range of other rose oils. Due to its notable and pleasurable aroma, it is often sought after in perfumery to create rose waters, and various other products such as ‘rose concretes’. The presence of Rosa Damascena is prevalent amongst all fragrance families.

It is also often used to flavor dishes or as garnishes in the culinary world.