The Rose Festival is an event that gathers lots of tourists from all over the world- mainly Japan and France ,as these countries also celebrate the beauty and the aroma of the rose.
The rose smell is amazing and really strong.This type of rose looks nothing like the regular roses, it's pink and smells much different.
Me in the rose gardens with my rose necklace on :)
This is our Queen of Roses 2012 - her name is Neli Slavova and she's going to represent our town and traditions during the rose festival in Fukuyama ,Japan.
These rose necklaces were a hit
Here's a photo of the rose oil itself.I got three of these glass things last summer.I managed to get a good price but they still cost me a lot as one of these contains only a gram of oil.The oil is liquid at room temperature but if it gets a bit colder (like under 19 C ) it starts to form crystals - kinda like frozen olive oil.And this is how you know you've got the real thing!
I use it mainly for my face as it has good anti-bacterial and anti-ageing properties and a calming effect on the skin.It works wonders on rashes ,pimples and allergies.I put a tiny amount in my face cream (usually at night) and this is how I keep the breakouts in check.Another great product is the rose water ,which is more common, quite affordable and really refreshing.
and an evening rose after the rain....