Rose Bulgarian...scent morphing over just a few months....

I have been using a 3% Rose Bulgarian (the balance is Jojoba)...to scent a face cream.  Within a few months, it no longer smells the same....and not for the better.

Is this morphing normal...or likely a reaction with another ingredient?

When I use a FO...or some citrus EO's...I do not seem to have this issue.  Is rose prone to this?

Aloha, and Merry Christmas.

Comments

  • PharmaPharma Member, Pharmacist
    The problem might be rose oxide, the main flavour component in essential rose oil. It has a very low scent threshold (one can already smell a ppb) coupled with it's low concentration = it may for example evaporate to a degree even if the bottle seems hermetically sealed.
    Store expensive EOs in the freezer.
  • Pharma said:
    The problem might be rose oxide, the main flavour component in essential rose oil. It has a very low scent threshold (one can already smell a ppb) coupled with it's low concentration = it may for example evaporate to a degree even if the bottle seems hermetically sealed.
    Store expensive EOs in the freezer.
    Sorry...I should have been more clear.  
    The scent only morphs...when included in a finished cream.

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