Years ago, the first true rose oil that I experienced was an absolute, Rose Maroc, from Leydet. I fell in love, and have loved the various roses ever since. To MY nose and MY subjective experience, the absolutes created from the Rosa centifolia (100 petalled rose) are a bit lighter and sunnier than the deeper Rosa damascena absolutes.
Which to choose? We urge you to sample all three of our absolutes, and compare to our organic Rose Otto. For the physical benefits of true Rose Otto, we prefer the distilled. For emotional and perfumery, it is a matter of personal taste. The Rose Maroc is a higher perfumery note, perhaps a high heart note, while the Bulgarian Damascena is much deeper. Both have extraordinary staying power.
Also available pure and undiluted.