Rose Retreat 2019
Rose Retreat 2019
Take your nose on a trip this Spring and enjoy a fragrant experience in the Bulgarian Rose Valley during the Rose-picking period, from May 20th to 24th of May, 2019.
Race with the sun and participate in the centuries-old tradition of rose-picking at dawn. As the sun rises, roses gradually yield their essential oils in the air around so much that by midday they are only half as potent as they were at sunrise.
The rose harvest gives you a chance to learn more about roses, get to know the different oil yielding roses – Rosa Damascena, Rosa Centifolia & Rosa Alba and examine the subtleties in their odor profiles.
Take part in a perfume making workshop and create rose accords lending even more fragrance to this sensory journey. The guest perfumer for the rose accords is Victoria Frolova - the author of the Bois de Jasmin perfume blog. Victoria is a well-known journalist and a fragrance specialist who had the opportunity to learn the art of perfumery at its heart - at the International Flavors & Fragrances, where she worked before starting her independent career. With the help of Victoria, you will have the chance to study some of the most iconic rose perfumes in their original formulations as well as practice creating your own accords.
Visit a rose distillery and see for yourself how rose essential oil and rose water are produced. If you are eager to refine your sense of smell, this experience will take you to the next level.
Check out the local Rose Museum and explore the history & the culture behind the famous Bulgarian Rose. Sourcing natural ingredients has always been an adventure with educational aspects.
Say “Yes” to self-love and mindfulness by joining the yoga practice plunged in rose petals. The Rose Retreat is not a yoga retreat but this recreational favorite of ours brings us a step further on our trip of the senses.
Get naturally high with rose-infused food and drinks at the special rose-flavored dinner. You will be surprised to know that raw materials like rose water, rose oil and dried roses can be used not only in perfume & cosmetic formulas but also in food & cocktail recipes.
Besides the visit to our enchanting gardens, you will also have the chance to visit the Valley of Thracian Kings and see the ancient Thracian Tombs, the magnificent churches and other places of historical & cultural importance in the area.
To keep the memory of your perfumed experience alive, we have also prepared a fragrant gift for you - our Rosewater Face Toner.
You will be accommodated in a small family hotel, centrally located, close to restaurants, shops and art galleries. Your transfers from Sofia to the Rose Valley and back are also covered.
Is the Rose Retreat for you?
If you love traveling and exploring new cultures
If you love flowers and especially roses
If you work with fragrance and flavor
If you enjoy meeting new people and making new friends
If you are a perfumer who wants to know more about roses
If you are a chef who is not afraid to experiment with new flavors
If you are an artist who looks for inspiration
If aromatherapy is your best friend
If you are a photographer who loves shooting nature and humanity or ...
If you are just curious where Rose Oil and Rose Water come from, how are they produced, what are they for and how you can use them in your daily routines...
....then this Rose Retreat is for you! 🚀👃🌹🎈❤️
What is covered
All of the above plus accommodation in the Rose Valley and transport arrangements from/to Sofia.
What is not covered
Flight tickets, travel insurance, your stay in Sofia and some meals are not included in the Rose Retreat package. The Rose Dinner on the 22rd of May and all lunches & breakfasts are included.
Online or bank transfer - details can be provided upon request, just contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
You can block your spot by sending a non-refundable deposit of EUR 250.
EARLY BLOOMER ROSE RETREAT’19: by 15th of January 2019
STANDARD ROSE RETREAT’19: by 1st of April 2019
If you decide to join us with a friend and occupy the same hotel room, both of you will receive a 10% discount of the total amount. Contact us at email@example.com to arrange the details.
Claim your spot by 1st of April 2019.