It used to be that the powerful and heady scent of the rose was something only the extremely wealthy could afford, not surprising given that it takes anywhere between 1,500 to 10,000 pounds of rose petals to make only one ounce of oil. There are more than 300 compounds that can be found in a rose but the key flavor compounds that contribute to the distinctive scent of rose oil, are beta-damascenone, beta-damascone, beta-ionone, and rose oxide. Even though these compounds exist in less than 1% quantity of rose oil, they make up for slightly more than 90% of the odor content. Inspired while on a trip to India by founder Marla Steuer, The Duchess Marden skincare collection harnesses the calming & curative essence of the rose in a suite of products designed to engage all the senses in a state of well-being, while impacting the skin to soothe, restore and revitalize. Derived from only pure and natural plant based ingredients, Duchess Marden is stunningly simple, effective and holds not just one, but several of the most ancient secrets to beautiful skin. Duchess Marden are doing a spectacular holiday offer: 15% off all products plus a FREE travel kit (retails for $30) with $100 purchase at DuchessMarden.com. Simply enter the code ‘organic’ during checkout & be quick… the offer is open until the 28th December! Writer :: Emma Pezzack – www.futurenatural.com: the best organic beauty products in the world.