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The qualities, valuable secrets and benefits of rose water were discovered through an ancient romantic story that relates as follows.
An emperor in ancient Persia, for his royal wedding to a princess, once ordered rose water to be filled in his imperial fountains. After their marriage, as the royal couple was taking a walk through the lovely gardens, tiny drops were seen on the surface of the rose water fountain.
These tiny drops were( rose oil droplets that had been formed under the warm streaming sunshine. )
The curious empress was intrigued to find that the droplets, when touched, had an oily feel and a beautiful scent emitted from them. Thus,( the benefits ) of rose water, along with rose oil, were first discovered in Persia.