However a drop on the skin and we experience a different aromatic party – one that sparkles, delights, makes us feel good, delivers floral euphoric highs and leaves us pleading for more of the same. Applied to the skin, the initial top notes are very edgy, rebellious, confused, lost and misleading, baring little to no resemblance to the Rose Otto produced in the countries mentioned above. However, when this oil comes to life you are greeted with bursts of fresh, light floral rose notes that are infused with milky tea sweetness. As time progresses the rose accord becomes heavier, showcasing musk notes of an oriental nature that are really polished, sophisticated, opulent and just plain lovely.
My assessment of Moldovan Rose Otto is this – if you seek instant floral rose impact then this is not for you. If you intend to substitute this material with Turkish, Bulgarian, Iranian or Syrian Rose Otto for reasons of a therapeutic nature, then this oil is not for you either. This material is solely for the rose connoisseur, the discerning oil collector or individual who is trying to create a thought provoking yet seemingly effortless and beautiful rose perfume. And this is where Moldovan Rose Otto excels – because whilst rose is the harmoniser of many other fragrance types, its actually this rose oil that is the natural harmoniser for the rose, effortlessly marrying the sweetness of a Moroccan centifolia with the deeper elements found in a Bulgarian or Turkish damascena, whilst imparting a gorgeous unique rose warmth and vastly improving the tenacity at the same time.