Rose Otto petals (Rosa damascena) Rose Absolute ? petals (Rosa centifolia) The ?Otto? is distilled from the damask rose and the ?Absolute? is solvent extracted from the cabbage rose. Both oils are associated for their qualities in skin care. They are an ingredients for the finest of perfumes and expensive skin care products. They have a soothing action on the emotions, provide comfort in times of turbulence and instil a feeling of peace and happiness. They are associated with spirituality of the heart and have the quality of being sensual and romantic. Both oils smell absolutely delicious and share very similar properties. Our Bulgarian Otto (which is the very best quality available) has a much smoother and exquisite aroma and this is reflected in the price.