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FROZEN ROSES

FROZEN ROSES

Love roses, but hate to see them die? Well fret no more, as Oliver Giugni's "freezing" process creates floral spheres that retain their color and fragrance for well over one entire year! How is it possible, you ask? Well, simply put, all of the flower's water is extracted: 

It’s a complicated process that requires a lot of professional skill…[and] the most modern machines, which are operated by unique software. The machine consists of two chambers: the condenser chamber and the specimen chamber. Once all the roses have been placed in the specimen chamber, the machine is started and the freezing program begins, whereby the roses are frozen to -40 degrees. Then the vacuum pump comes into operation and the actual drying process commences. Because the condenser chamber is colder than the specimen chamber… the vapor is extracted from the roses under a deep vacuum and converted into ice-crystals..[which] quickly form a layer of ice in the condenser chamber. The ice is removed by defrosting [and] when no more ice forms, the process is complete.

At $360 a pop, you can grab yours just in time for Mother's Day (*wink wink*) right over at the AHAlife shop.

Roses

[via PSFK]

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