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Bulgarian rose

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Bulgarian rose

Bulgarian rose


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  • 1. Bulgaria is known as The land of roses
  • 2. The legend Greek mythology says that white roses were born with Aphrodite to challenge her beauty. One day Eros, playing in the gardens of Mount Olympus, was stung by bees while gathering the flowers. His blood colored the blossoms. Then Aphrodite in her eagerness to heal him dropped a bottle of perfume, which gave its fragrance to the roses.
  • 3. Bulgarian roses are produced in a valley called ”The Valley of Roses”. This is region located between the Balkan Mountains, to the north, and Sredna Gora Mountain, to the south.
  • 4. June is the time for the traditional ritual of rose petal picking in the Valley of Rose. Rose petals are collected at dawn, before the flowers have blossomed. It is believed that at that time of day the concentration of rose oil is at its highest. A little before sunrise, the rose-pickers enter the rose fields singing and jesting, and begin picking the fragile rose
  • 5. Bulgaria is the biggest producer of rose oil in the world.
  • 6. Rose essential oil is produced from Rose Damascena, which is the species cultivated to produce rose oil for the fragrance industry. Rose Damascena cannot be cultivated everywhere as it needs a gentle temperature and humid air during the flowering time to get a good yield of oil.
  • 7. What can be produced from roses? perfume Rose Essential Oil Rose Jam
  • 8. Bulgaria is well known as the country of roses and as in one song it is said: “Take one Bulgarian rose when you leave Bulgaria and it will always remind you with its scent of this lovely country and the hospitality of its people.