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Perfume Rose Harvest Tours 2017

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Deluxe Gourmet Perfume Rose Harvest Tours
May 20 & May 21  10am-1pm
By Reservation ONLY. See below.


Gather with us in the garden for the ULTIMATE Rose Experience. The Deluxe Perfume Tour is designed for those who wish to ignite all the senses and emmerse; yourselves in the glory of Spring!


"You will never forget this beautiful day in the Wine - and Rose! - Country."

TOURS INCLUDE:

Delicious Rose Infused Menu 
Surrounded by an elegant array of fresh cut flowers, you can experience how RRRCo incorporates rose water into our specifically designed light nibble 'Tea' menu...   Enjoy elegant samplings of handmade delicacies infused with rose water that includes rose hip jam, Turkish delight, baklava and rose water sorbet. The chef will introduce the menu and give some ideas on how to use our estate produced 'Rose Water' in your own recipes at home.   As a special treat, we will have a rose champagne toast, we call it the 'rose sparkler'. Yum!

The Secrets of the Rose Harvest
For the Deluxe Tour, we will be offering an 'insider' version of the Classic Perfume Tour. As you enjoy the delightful rose menu, the perfumer will guide you through the secrets of rosewater distilling process and give a brief history of perfume, rose oil, and rose fragrance. Our Russian River Rose 'Deluxe Tour' offers a unique, tranquil, and social place where our guests can enjoy the Perfume Harvest Tour in a new way.

"Roses always make people better,  happier,  and more helpful;  they are sunshine,  food,  and medicine for the soul"- Luther Burbank


Rare Scents from History 
In addition to the scents from the rose petal distillation we offer "Perfumes of the Royals".  Experience yourself the scents enjoyed by Marie Antionette, Napoleon Bonapart and Cleopatra VII. These recreations are hand crafted using the techniques characteristic of those bygone periods.  Each perfume is extremely rare but to have all 3 together is pure magic.  First, is a sample of a limited edition perfume, "M.A. Sillage de le Reine", commissioned by France's Versaille Museum.  This is a first of its kind perfume  -- -created 2007 from a lost perfumers recipe for Marie Antoinette, by noted perfumer Francis Kurkdijan and and was painstakenly made only with 100 percent natural ingredients.  Second, is a colonge created by an manservant to smelling exotic perfumesNapoleon Bonapart when he was banished to the island of St. Helene in 1815.  Cosmalia recently recreated this home-made  imperial cologne with the authorization  from the  owner of this original manservant's diary .  Third, is the scent called 'Susinon' that Cleopatra Ptylomy most likely used.  This fabulous fragrance was purportedly used by Cleopatra  on the purple sails of her royal barge, perfuming the air, when she successfully seduced Mark Anthony.  Our Susinon is the very same as created for Denver Art Museum's KING TUT exhibit of 2010.  As added interest, you can examine coins with Cleopatra's image.

Exclusive viewing of 'Atomizer Museum' Collection
In addition to sights of the perfume rose fields and baskets of your picked roses we offer "The Atomizer Museum".  You can peruse and delight in a our collection of purse size atomizers, several are 110 years old and some truly works of art. Many of these atomizers were used by the 'flappers' in the 20's and the 'chic' during the art deco 30's.  Nostalgic and fascinating trinkets of the decades.

 



 

COST: $75 per person and includes: Perfume Tour, Rose Menu, Rose Champagne, Exclusive viewing of rare perfumes and Atomizers, and entry to our Display Garden of over 650 Varieties of Roses at the peak of bloom.

RESERVATIONS are required to secure your spot. 

As of March 15th both May seatings are still available for EITHER May 20th and 21st. Select your date below:

Deluxe Tours:
ALSO, we are open to the public both Saturday and Sunday (May 20 & 21) to enjoy the garden. Come and delight in the glorious springtime rose garden.

DRESS: You will need some nice walking shoes to help with the harvest and it will last about 3 hours. Bring a large be-flowered hat if you wish, such a charming opportunity!

ARRIVAL TIME: Tours will start promptly at 10:00 am. Please Arrive at least 15 minutes early to sign-in and find your reserved seat. 

 
CANCELLATION POLICY FOR 2017: Your Tour registration fees are non-refundable. However, for cancellations made up to 4 days prior to date of tour, a store credit is given (good until December 2017). Within 4 days of tour date, no refunds or exchanges.

Photos courtesy of Mikala Kennan.