From Rosa to Rose: the story of the Queen of flowers 

Class materials

You will receive by mail:

- one dried bud of Rosa Damascena

- one vial of Rosa Damascena Essence diluted in alcohol (0,1 ml)

- one vial of Rosa Centifolia Absolue diluted in alcohol (0,1 ml)

- one spray-sample of Vy Roza Eau de Parfum (2ml)

- paper blotters to discover the scent ingredients and the perfume

Rosa is one of the most ancient flowers. No other flower has such a wide range of sizes, colors, shapes and textures. Learn its history, its modern incarnations, and how perfume maker Anastasia creates perfume from rose essences. From your kit of materials, you will examine dried flowers, the essences that are extracted from the flowers, and inhale  Vy Roza Eau de Parfum, a rose perfume from Suleko. You will receive materials for this zoom workshop in advance from the Suleko atelier. 

Anastasia, Suleko's perfume maker, will explore the complex genealogy of  the rose to better understand how and why the flower has evolved. You will learn about “Wild Roses”, “Old Garden Roses”, “Modern Roses” and discover how both nature and men have contributed to such a wide variety of species. Anastasia will tell you about her favorite gardens where  you can discover ancient and new species. As Anastasia says, "... these heavens of peace designed by talented gardeners might inspire you to create your own!"

She will then focus on two specific roses cultivated for their unique fragrance: Rosa Damascena and Rosa Centifolia. You will learn about their history, their specificities and discover the famous Rose Valleys where they are cultivated in France, Bulgaria, Turkey and Morocco. Anastasia will explain how roses are processed to obtain rose essential oil and absolute and tell you about the Sulékó language of scents and the messages conveyed by the rose. As you discover her Vy Roza Eau de Parfum you will see how rose essence comes into play in a perfume to narrate a story and to reflect the state of mind of a person.

Deadline to register is Sunday, June 11, 2023. 

Register for From Rosa to Rose: The Story of the Queen of Flowers. 

Workshop on zoom, Saturday, June 24, 10-11:30 am. Each registrant is allowed one free guest who can share the screen and the kit of materials. 

$50, with an automatic discount of $5 for Alliance members.

Deadline to register is Sunday, June 11, 2023.

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