Hundred-petalled rose - Rosa centifolia

Rosa centifolia


Belonging to the Rosaceae family, this spiny shrub measures 50 cm to 1 m in height. The roses are always very full with an impressive number of petals. In bright pink of varying intensity, this flower has a very fine scent. It is cultivated in the Mediterranean Basin and western Asia.


Roses can be the symbol of love, purity, virginity and divine wisdom. It is the hundred-petalled rose which made Grasse’s reputation. It is also known as the Grasse Rose or May Rose.


The rose is distilled to produce the essential oil, which has softening, purifying, astringent and toning properties. It is used for its incomparable sweet and flowery perfume. The floral water, also extensively used, produces a sensation of freshness and comfort without irritating the skin.

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