Garden of secret paradise

Turkiye Halfeti

Botanic: Rosa odorata 'Louis XIV'


The only genuine black rose that actually exists in the world

 

These black and mysterious roses are extremely rare

The "black rose" of Halfeti, a tiny village in the southeastern province of Şanlıurfa, is renowned for its unique color and smell.


Only turns this black color in Halfeti,” stressing that in experiments conducted outside of Halfeti the roses did change in color but not to the black shade seen here.




 

Incredibly rare rose that refuses to grow elsewhere except in a remote and small town in Turkey called Halfeti. Its crimson is so dark (perhaps the most intense in nature) that it appears to be black. The dark or black color is due to the special conditions of the soil, which has a high density and anthocyanins (water-soluble pigments) that react to pH. In addition some claim that the water of the Euphrates River is also due to quality.




When the roses reach full bloom, a richer, wine-colored red starts to show through in the rose's petals, but as buds, they are as black as the very dark eggplant purple


After they are hung and completely dry, the roses are packaged as gift boxes and tea, while Turkish delight and perfume are made from its blossoms.



Penhaligon's company, UK-based perfume brand, produced the enchanting scent of black rose.




Turkey black rose is already a trending topic on social media in Brazil, Chile, Ecuador and Indonesia. The rose also has its own sanctity in these societies; Halfeti has become a symbol turkısh there. This perfume brand has gained much success.


If you travel to Turkey in the summer, don't miss this mysterious beauty.

Black rose’s symbolism

  • Black has always been associated with negativity, sadness, grief, farewells and endings, even the end of a relationship.

  • The colour black has always been synonymous with death and mourning. It is thus the colour of sadness and farewell. So, many people consider black roses to symbolize bereavement, loss and mortality.

  • They are often used at funerals. A single black rose might be sent by a close friend and/or loved one leaving for a war or on a journey from which he did not expect to return.

  • It is true that black is the colour of death. But death does not always cause mourning. It can also be the beginning of new things, a journey into unexplored territory.

  • The black rose, because it symbolizes death and passing away, also indicates a major change or upheaval in the future. In that sense, the black rose also means the death of old habits and the old order. It inspires confidence and enthusiasm by signalling the birth of a new era of hope and joy.

  • Many anarchist and antiauthoritarian groups have also adopted the black rose as a symbol of mutiny and strength. Therefore, the meaning of the black rose also includes courage and resistance.


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