notes vary considerably one form another. In addition to the basic
components mentioned below under Red Rose, Damascene Rose and
Centrifolia Rose, we find some important auxiliary notes in the
naturally occurring esters, as well as in n few aldehydes and acetals.
Many other odorants also enter, in relatively small amounts but with the
significant effect, into the composition of specialized rose notes, e.g.
those of the tea rose.
is usually considered to be the truest and finest type of rose odour.
Its main constituents are rhodinol, phenylethyl alcohol, alpha-ionone
and the very useful nerol. A more flowery effect is obtained by the
addition of rose absolute and Bulgarian Rose Otto. Bulgarian Geranium
Oil can, when obtainable , impart a much-appreciated green note.
natural essential oils, this is represented by Indian
The basic of its odour is given by rhodinol, phenylethyl alcohol,
geraniol expalmarosa oil, and cinnamic alcohol; always in association
with certain natural essential oils and esters.
Main constituents here are citronellol, geraniol, phenylethyl, alcohol
and rhodinol together with smaller amount of adjuncts which given it a slightly
sharp note, such as aldehyde, citral, etc.