Damask roses for Bulgaria’s rose oil that is so precious it’s called “liquid gold”. Photo: AFP
Damask roses for Bulgaria’s rose oil that is so precious it’s called “liquid gold”. Photo: AFP
Commodities

Designer perfumes hit by war and weather as vital ingredient becomes ‘liquid gold’

  • Fragrance by luxury brands, such as Christian Dior, Estee Lauder and Chanel, affected by global shortages and unusually hot temperatures that damaged roses
  • The distilleries making the products from rose oil run on natural gas, diesel and fuel – commodities whose prices have soared since Russia invaded Ukraine

Damask roses for Bulgaria’s rose oil that is so precious it’s called “liquid gold”. Photo: AFP
Damask roses for Bulgaria’s rose oil that is so precious it’s called “liquid gold”. Photo: AFP
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