RedneckRosarian:

Great post on the fragrance of roses from the Conard-Pyle Co.

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By Jacques Ferare

In my last blog, I gave you a little history about how Meilland International works with Maison Robertet to identify the exact fragrances of Star® Roses and, in the process, learn about how to create new essences based on these scents. In this installment, I will tell you a little more about the process, and give you a chart that shows some of the roses and their defining fragrances. Some of them are sure to surprise you!

One of the most fragrant Star® introductions, Peter Mayle, was defined as a complex almost fully elaborated perfume, with Rose and Woody dominants mixed with floral and fruit essences of jasmine, apple, apricot, and lime undertones.

Several times a year, experts from Robertet meet with the research team at Meilland to measure the type and amount of essential oils that make up the fragrance of each new variety.

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For Chris VanCleave aka "The Redneck Rosarian", growing roses has become a passion. An American Rose Society Accredited Consulting Rosarian, Chris is an active member of the Birmingham Rose Society and most recently served two terms as President. He is a member of the American Rose Society serving on the Marketing and Membership committees. His writing appears at About.com, on his popular blog, RedneckRosarian.com where he chronicles his gardening adventures and explores an intrinsic mix of life, faith and gardening. Creator and host of Rose Chat Radio, the only broadcast dedicated to growing roses, Chris is a tireless advocate of our national floral emblem; the rose. He and his wife tend a rose garden of over 150 roses just south of Birmingham, Alabama.
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