Personal Work: Liquid Rose Gold: Bulgarian_Rose_021

Engin Dzhan, 17, rests on bags of roses awaiting distillation at the Damascena Ethnographic Complex in the village of Skobelevo, Bulgaria - situated at the foot of Stara Planina (Old Mountain) - on May 23, 2018. Damascena is the first private distillery in Bulgaria, established in 1991 as a family firm. It produces and sells Bulgarian rose oil and rose water distilled from the Rose Damascena blossoms, as well as lavender oil, lavender water, and other essential oils - in organic and regular form. Photo by: Yana Paskova for National Geographic Traveler

Engin Dzhan, 17, rests on bags of roses awaiting distillation at the Damascena Ethnographic Complex in the village of Skobelevo, Bulgaria - situated at the foot of Stara Planina (Old Mountain) - on May 23, 2018. Damascena is the first private distillery in Bulgaria, established in 1991 as a family firm. It produces and sells Bulgarian rose oil and rose water distilled from the Rose Damascena blossoms, as well as lavender oil, lavender water, and other essential oils - in organic and regular form.

Photo by: Yana Paskova for National Geographic Traveler