Neroli

Other names: Orange Oil, Bitter Orange Oil, Orange Blossom Water, Orange Flower Water

Group: Flowers

Neroli
Neroli
Neroli
Odor profile: citrusy, light, slightly bitter, hints of orange and honey blossom floral facets, purifying, aromatic, romantic.


Orange Blossom is a fragrant distillation of fresh bitter-orange flower. This orange, also known as sour orange, is usually too sour to be enjoyed out of hand, but this very same bitterness makes this type of orange much more aromatic than the rest of the orange varieties. Almost all parts of bitter orange are used to produce beautiful and aromatic materials for the fragrance industry: the essential oil is derived from peel of a fruit, orange leaves are used in production of Petitgrain oil, while delicate white flowers serve in production of Neroli and Orange Blossom absolute.
 

The bitter orange tree (Citrus aurantium) is widely grown in the western parts of India, eastern Africa and Himalayas. Spaniards brought sour orange into St. Augustine, Florida, in the mid-1500s. By 1763, sour oranges were being exported from St. Augustine to England, setting the grounds for what is Florida today - one of the world’s largest producers of oranges. This state even uses the orange blossom as the official state symbol since May 5, 1909. During the orange blossom time, in spring, millions of delicate waxy white flowers scent the air throughout central and south Florida. Being one of the most fragrant flowers, orange blossoms are an indispensible material in perfume industry.

Orange flowers have been used in wedding traditions since the times of ancient China. In Chinese tradition, orange flowers were omens of purity, innocence and moral virtue, but also a symbol of fruitfulness and fertility. Brides of all nations have always worn some kind of a floral embellishment on their wedding day, and the tradition of using orange flowers has spread from the East to Europe, during the times of the Crusaders. Maidens have used fresh orange blossoms to decorate their hair on a wedding day, and this custom was so widespread that that the expression "to gather orange blossoms" took completely different connotation by starting to mean "to seek a wife".

Fragrant flowers of bitter orange are used in production of Orange Blossom and Neroli extracts. Even though these fragrant notes possess different olfactory characteristics, the only thing that distinguishes them one from another is a different process of extraction. This example clearly illustrates the importance of technology used in production of raw materials since these two materials, even they originate from the same type of flower, have completely different properties. Orange blossom absolute is obtained by solvent extraction as a concrete, and using alcohol washing and filtering in the form of an absolute. Neroli is obtained by steam-distillation of freshly picked flowers.


Neroli oil has beautiful aromatic fragrance that leans a bit towards fresh and green petitgrain. Orange blossom absolute, on the other hand, has deeper and sweet fragrance that strongly reminds of the heady scent of fresh flowers, intoxicating and overwhelming, it feels close to the scent of jasmine (as it actually shares some of the common chemical components with this flower, Methyl anthranilate, for example).
 

Orange blossom absolute is used in many different types of fragrances and especially in colognes, chypres, ambers, floral bouquets, and heavy orientals. It beautifully complements all other citrusy notes and acts as a natural fixative, allowing the original composition to last longer while keeping its true fragrance.


An amazing orange blossom fragrance is Fleurs D'Oranger by Serge Lutens. Sweet, delicate, soft and feminine, this fragrance offers an intoxicating bouquet of white flowers coupled with a single fresh greeny rose. Jo Malone's Orange Blossom cologne, with its heart of orange blossom and water lily, is another great example of this note, while Yardley’s Orange Blossom, designed to highlight modern notes of fragrances inspired by English flowers, offers wonderful and sophisticated combination of orange blossom and sensual musk. Fleur du Mâle by Jean Paul Gaultier, named after the Baudelaire’s collection of poems, uses orange blossom in a decadent and flowery, slightly feminine composition, designed especially for men.
 

To find more amazing fragrances with Orange Blossom note, please use our search by notes. To learn more about neroli and orange blossom raw materials, check out Sandra’s informative article Orange Flower or Neroli.
 


Author: Marina Milojević (Mary)
Fragrantica Writer, Translator & Editor

 

 

 

 

 

 

Perfumes and Colognes With Neroli

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Neroli Eau de Parfum L`Occitane en Provence
1.5021189894051
Givenchy Harvest 2010 Organza Neroli Givenchy
1.5008964955175
Marrakech Neroli E Cardamomo Tesori d`Oriente
1.5007334963325
Neroli Demeter Fragrance
1.5004074979625
Lovely Betty Oriflame
1.50032599837
Pluie de Pétales de Fleurs d'Oranger Cinq Mondes
1.5002444987775
Adieu Sagesse Jean Patou
1.500162999185
Pompeii DSH Perfumes
1.500162999185
Le Neroli Roger Vivier
1.5
Francis Excelsis
1.5
Neroli CB I Hate Perfume
1.4822144832926
Neroli L`Erbolario
1.4787164873676
Neroli Annick Goutal
1.4718104938875
Pink Victoria`s Secret
1.4670744979625
Nitesurf Regime des Fleurs
1.455685994295
Marbert Man Pure Marbert
1.4546264995925
Malmaison JoAnne Bassett
1.4299564930725
Fuel For Life She Summer Diesel
1.429059997555
Azar Fueguia 1833
1.4286524995925
Venus & Cupid (Siena) DSH Perfumes
1.4286524995925
Neroli 36 Perfume Oil Le Labo
1.422193994295
Orange Blossom Ortigia Sicilia
1.4202514955175
Happy Baby House of Matriarch
1.4135419731051
Cologne Summer Flash Thierry Mugler
1.4126614955175
Cologne Sologne Nicolai Parfumeur Createur
1.41209099837
Verveine Le Jardin Retrouve
1.4038141149144
Fleur du Mâle Jean Paul Gaultier
1.4015484922575
Debonair Smell Bent
1.4004074979625
Néroli Originel Givenchy
1.4002444987775
Tuberosa Les Voiles Depliees
1.3992574303178
Breathless Victoria`s Secret
1.3922814898126
Day of the Dead Lush
1.3863464800326
Wish of Happiness Avon
1.37662999185
Wellington Cologne Geo. F. Trumper
1.3752444987775
Dawn Project D by Dannii and Tabitha
1.3750814995925
White Winter Flower 40 Notes Perfume
1.3712734857376
Coeur Joie Nina Ricci
1.3699694922575
Portfolio Green for Men Perry Ellis
1.36939899511
LOBITT Santi Burgas
1.3690577832111
Neroli Jasmin The Body Shop
1.3677994376528
Neroli Annick Goutal
1.365102992665
Adidas Woman Citrus Energy Adidas
1.358609992665
Gold Medal Atkinsons
1.3551559127954
Versace Pour Homme Versace
1.353429997555
Bergamotto e Mirto Marino Dr. Vranjes Firenze
1.3534123545232
Mugler Cologne Thierry Mugler
1.3521379665852
Armani Prive Cologne Spray Eau de Jade Giorgio Armani
1.35097799511
No. 10 Lemongrass & Neroli Rituals
1.3505704971475
Neroli Castle Forbes
1.3482649625102
Allure Homme Sport Chanel
1.3467244971475
United Dreams Stay Positive Benetton
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Acqua di Gio Giorgio Armani
1.34276699348
Velvet Sublime Dolce&Gabbana
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Néroli & Orchidée L`Occitane en Provence
1.3355305313773
Chanel N°5 Eau Premiere Chanel
1.334147995925
Rodin RODIN Olio Lusso
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English Promenade Krigler
1.3337404979625
La Reine Margot Maitre Parfumeur et Gantier
1.33365899837
Orange Blossom Illuminum
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Widow Queen Teufels Kuche
1.333495999185
Neroli Chamomile Elizabeth W
1.333333
Galatea Strange Invisible Perfumes
1.333333
Bed Perfume Oil Bobbi Brown
1.3332515004075
Gaucho Ayala Moriel
1.3324464841076
Mandarin Tea Love & Toast
1.3310788386308
Miss Dior Eau De Toilette Christian Dior
1.3285213162184
Just Cavalli Roberto Cavalli
1.3271964816626
Fleur d`Oranger 2007 L`Artisan Parfumeur
1.3238069535452
Eau de Fleurs Neroli Chloe
1.322895992665
Calacas Lush
1.3213854930725
Muguet Fragonard
1.31981199185
Big Lush
1.318400202119
Infusion d'Iris Prada
1.3151079869601
Paris Premieres Roses 2014 Yves Saint Laurent
1.308506995925
Fiori d`Arancio Tsi-La Organic
1.3050459796251
Italian Bergamot Ermenegildo Zegna
1.3023634881826
Sparrow Tokyo Milk Parfumarie Curiosite
1.300162999185
Jardin du Néroli Maitre Parfumeur et Gantier
1.3000814995925
Neroli Absolute Washington Tremlett
1.2996139535452
Orange Blossom Lush
1.2979484808476
La Collection Couturier Parfumeur Cologne Royale Christian Dior
1.2959924906275
Lemon and Neroli Eau Fraiche Bronnley
1.2920294115729
Egoiste Platinum Chanel
1.2905674987775
Shalini Shalini
1.2898094433578
Armani Prive Rose Alexandrie Giorgio Armani
1.2874254914425
Organza Fleur d'Oranger de Nabeul 2006 Givenchy
1.2859584987775
Cologne Precieuse La Manufacture
1.2856325004075
Burlesque: Starlet Opus Oils
1.28130399348
Phoenix MCMC Fragrances
1.2804674865526
Bodytalk Woman Tom Tailor
1.2803129584352
Aqua Allegoria Flora Nerolia Guerlain
1.2771263259984
Secret d`Essences Neroli Yves Rocher
1.2743263667482
Chanel N°5 Chanel
1.273215997555
Gold Benetton
1.27305299837
Britto Man Romero Britto
1.2728084995925
Sublime Ulric de Varens
1.2728084995925
Coeur Couronne Herve Gambs Paris
1.272727
Trance Essence Abbey Rose C.O.Bigelow
1.2725264873676
Summer Splash Lancaster
1.270085991035
Les 4 Saisons: Red Sea M. Micallef
1.2687564164629
Aqva Amara Bvlgari
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Rose L'Orange April Aromatics
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MNG Cut for Woman Mango
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Inspiration from the Sea Coeur d’Esprit Natural Perfumes
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Aleksandr Arquiste
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Classic Mimosa Von Eusersdorff
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Under the Orange Tree Maoli
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Naranjo en Flor Fueguia 1833
1.2622064881826
Neroli Profumum Roma
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Lady Million Paco Rabanne
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Grand Neroli Atelier Cologne
1.25958499837
Verg Slumberhouse
1.2575494262429
Fire Island Bond No 9
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Neroli Czech & Speake
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Citrus Bigarrade Creed
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Infusion d`Homme Prada
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United Colors of Benetton Unisex Benetton
1.2518744906275
Eau de Portugal Geo. F. Trumper
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Living Grace Philosophy
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Soleil d`Issey Issey Miyake
1.25097799511
Vintage Ana Salazar
1.2508964955175
Vetivera Herbacea Parfums Berdoues
1.2505704971475
Bergamot Blossom Illuminum
1.2504074979625
Mandarin Neroli Donna Karan
1.2504074979625
Nuance Roberto Capucci
1.2502444987775
Jeans Woman Versace
1.2500814995925
No. 3 Enchanted + Lily Crow
1.25
Yujin Pour Homme Ella Mikao
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Chrome Azzaro
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Follow Me Day Novaya Zarya
1.2432769861451
Collection Extraordinaire California Reverie Van Cleef & Arpels
1.2430154849226
Givenchy Harvest 2007 Amarige Mimosa Givenchy
1.2405189771801
A Scent Soleil de Neroli Issey Miyake
1.24
Mojo Qonai Fragrances
1.2396579633252
Nerola Orange Blossom Pacifica
1.2393174938875
Eau Pour Le Jeune Homme Maitre Parfumeur et Gantier
1.2381764995925
Adri Essence Adrien Arpel
1.236760992665
Aqua Nobile Nobile 1942
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Langa Jo Wood Organics
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Nuvola Farfalla
1.2349754588427
PG19 Louanges Profanes Parfumerie Generale
1.2338659845151
Acqua Nobile Gelsomino Acqua di Parma
1.2330394955175
Fleur d'Oranger Evody Parfums
1.2329384506927
Dior Addict Eau de Toilette Christian Dior
1.2322868573757
J`adore L`eau Cologne Florale Christian Dior
1.2313394971475
Hyde Park Boadicea the Victorious
1.2312143439283
Musk Jovan
1.2311764979625
Fleur Sauvage Tsi-La Organic
1.2310134987775
Jardin Neroli Comptoir Sud Pacifique
1.2309871279544
L'Heure Bleue Guerlain

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