True Love lives forever even if we are physically apart…
Chulalongkorn rose is a hybrid perpetual thorn-free pink rose originating in 1867 in England. It blooms a big pink flower that reaches up to 15 cm in size and diffuses a remarkably loving scent. This vintage rose was primarily cultivated in Chiang Mai by Princess Dara Rasamee with her very first intention to lay the foundation of commercial-based rose cultivation in the north of Thailand.
We traveled up north to Darabhirom Palace in Chiang Mai province, the capital of northern Thailand with numerous cultural heritages, to discover a love story between King Chulalongkorn of Siam and the Princess Dara Rasamee of Chiang Mai. As an avid member of The Royal National Rose Society (RNSS), Princess Dara Rasamee had obtained new rose species every year. Among many roses, there was one large pink thorn-free rose with a characteristic fragrance, which became her favorite flower.
She named the rose ‘Chulalongkorn’ and cultivated her rose around her residence on Mae-rim hill in Chiang Mai and handpicked her rose every day to put it before her husband’s image to show her loyalty—until her final day.
True Love lives forever even if we are physically apart; that’s what Sabai-arom feels for this romance tale, and the princess of Chiang Mai had already portrayed the idealism in her own way. We used Chulalongkorn rose essential oil for its delicate fragrance that imparts the scent of romance and endless love of two royal hearts.