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!

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.

As a result of this work, the fragrance experts at Robertet have come up with a fascinating new vocabulary to define the fragrance of new roses by their dominant characteristics. They have identified more than 50 specific…

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