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The Difference Between Damask Rose and May Rose Essential Oil
What’s in a rose (name)? As it turns out, quite a bit! Many people are familiar with rose, both as a plant and as a scent. However, there are many different species, hybrids, and cultivars of rose (some of which do not have an aroma). Here’s a quick look at the differences and similarities between the two common types of rose essential oil: Damask rose and May rose.
Botanical Profile of Damask Rosetyle="text-align: justify;" align="LEFT">Damask rose (Rosa x damascena) is actually a rose hybrid derived from Gallic rose(Rosa gallica) and musk rose (Rosa moschata). Damask rose is a deciduous shrub with pinnate leaves and pink to light red fragrant flowers. It may flower from summer through Fall, depending upon the variety.
Damask rose is considered to be part of the old garden roses (pre-1867).