Renowned since antiquity for its extraordinary scent, Rose is among the most cultivated of all flowers. Originally native to Syria, there are now more than three thousand cultivars spanning the globe. The damask rose tree is small and prickly with enormous rose blossoms and was introduced to the West during the Crusades. Cherished and acclaimed as a beauty secret of the ancients, Rose floral water (hydrosol) holds hallowed status in cosmetics and perfumery. Endowed with a powerful perfume all its own, rose also harbours age-defying skin benefits, tightening and toning with dramatic astringent effects. Rose speeds the healing of unwanted redness and allergic reactions as it calms and soothes troublesome skin outbreaks. Its spectacular perfume, fresh and delicate, delivers subtlety to all your homemade cosmetics.