The reason - totally failed rose campaign because of unfavorable weather conditions during early spring. The situation is not only local for our company, but this is valid for the rest of the Bulgarian processors and rose growers.
Actually the price of flowers exceeded a 50% increase during the rose harvesting, which finally influenced the price of all kind of rose products.
In addition the total production of rose oil for whole Bulgaria is down 30% below what it has been during the last several years!!! We have been updated for a similar situation in Turkey, thus your decision to buy organic certified rose oil earlier this year turned to be a wise decision... :)
(He refers to an offer he made of some more of the 2014 certified organic Rose Otto. We bought not one but TWO kilos, and are grateful today for that (seemingly!) extravagant purchase.)
We hope to have enough on hand to meet all your aromatic needs until the 2016 harvest. This is one time that I will NOT sell out all of our stock without reserving some for my personal delight.