The chemistry of roses and why they smell so good

Have you ever wondered where does the scent of roses come from?

There’s a long list of chemical components that are responsible for this, including 2-phenylethanol, β-ionone, β-damascone, β-damascenone, citronellol, rose oxide, geraniol, and nerol.

For each of these compounds there is a correlation between molecular structure and fragrance. Want to find out how? Read this interesting article!

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