Centifolia Rose

Handpicked from Nature

The Centifolia Rose, also called “hundred-petaled rose”, is a shrub with an open airy growth habit, with large and small thorns and large rounded leaves. It has big pink flowers, lots of rounded petals that open into a cup shape and a strong, inebriating scent. The flowers tend to recline due to their weight, giving the plant a very graceful, romantic appearance.

Excellent for your skin

The Centifolia Rose extract used in Phytorelax products has moisturizing properties, alleviates skin reddening and repairs and renews the skin. Its petals are rich in vitamins and fatty acids, enabling renewal of the cellular process. The scent of this rose also gives harmony and wellbeing, and has an aphrodisiac effect.

Where on Earth does it come from?

Holland is known for its intense, fruitful research in the field of botany; it was there that, in the mid-17th century, nursery farmers and hybridizers created the Centifolia Rose, ancestor of its group, originating from the crossing of two roses: Alba and Damascena. The big, full, globular flowers of this rose were extensively represented in Flemish still life paintings in the 17th century, so much so that it was commonly called the Painters’ Rose or the Holland Rose. At present the Centifolia Rose is grown mainly in Provence and Morocco for extraction of the precious essence.

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