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A Rose By Any Other Name

“That which we call a rose by any other name would smell just as sweet’ – William Shakespeare

Maybe the great dramatist was wrong after all. Many roses these days have no no smell at all. The smell of the rose we are familiar with and identify as the smell of rose is from one species the Damask rose. There are hundreds of other species of roses and cultivars.

The one chemical in the rose known as rose oxide  produces a floral note, a sweet smell, a minty smell and a citrusy smell. Rose oxide isn’t apparently one chemical but four. Though all the four have the same molecular formula and the same chemical connections between the atoms but when arranged differential  in space they come up with varied smells.

So the rose may not smell as sweet when these atoms are arranged even  a wee bit slightly different.

  • Question of

    Have you ever thought that each rose smells differently?

    • Yes
    • No
  • Question of

    Do you have roses with so smell at all?

    • Yes
    • No

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Written by Dawn

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