|Rosa Centifolia 15th July Ian Brealey|
My garden Centifolia are shrubby growing upto 2 m tall, with long drooping canes and greyish green pinnate leaves with 5-7 leaflets. The flowers are round and globular, with numerous thin overlapping petals that are highly scented. Here the heavy flowering head is developing well.
The Rose oil of commerce is Rosa Damascena. Shirley Price Aromatherapy purchase several kg for out customers from Bulgaria and Morocco each season. The Centifolia rose is grown in Grasse, France where it is used as a perfume in Chanel perfume. Just a few molecules of this exquisite rose are sufficient to have a striking emotional effect.