Saturday, May 11, 2013

Damask Rose in Japan

The Damask rose is one of the oldest rose strains in the world, its virtues lauded since antiquity.

Today it is mainly cultivated for its use in perfumes -- and in the Syrian village of Al Marah, the traditions for its cultivation have endured through the centuries.

AFP:



A total of 200,000 Damask roses, a variety known for its strong fragrance, will be used to create the fountain water, which visitors are free to scoop up and apply to their skin.

The International Roses & Gardening Show 2013 will held from May 11-16 at the Seibu Dome in Tokorozawa, Saitama Prefecture. Admission 2,000.

For more information, visit www.bara21.jp (J).


Roses are tricky plants. Most of of just know the flowers, and we have no idea about how those gorgeous pink, red, or white blossoms appear. Behind the Scent has more.

Half the fun of introducing a new fragrance family into our home fragrance collections is doing the research on the basic elements we combine. In our newest fragrance family, Cedar Rose, which incorporates Atlas Cedarwood of which we have written previously, we also have combined the heady fragrance of the Damask Rose.

The Japan Times: Outlook is rosy at 15th annual garden show

Noun1.damask rose - large hardy very fragrant pink rosedamask rose - large hardy very fragrant pink rose; cultivated in Asia Minor as source of attar of roses; parent of many hybrids

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