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

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Neroli Eau de Parfum L`Occitane en Provence
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Givenchy Harvest 2010 Organza Neroli Givenchy
1.5011155734047
Marrakech Neroli E Cardamomo Tesori d`Oriente
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Neroli Demeter Fragrance
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Lovely Betty Oriflame
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Cherubin Detaille
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Pluie de Pétales de Fleurs d'Oranger Cinq Mondes
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Orange Blossom Illuminum
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L’eau DSH Perfumes
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Pompeii DSH Perfumes
1.5001487431206
Le Neroli Roger Vivier
1.5
Neroli CB I Hate Perfume
1.5
Bambini La Via del Profumo
1.5
Francis Excelsis
1.4819966055332
Neroli L`Erbolario
1.4719479770936
Neroli Annick Goutal
1.4599691743269
Pink Victoria`s Secret
1.455734944965
Marbert Man Pure Marbert
1.4546193715603
Malmaison JoAnne Bassett
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Adieu Sagesse Jean Patou
1.429984059646
Fuel For Life She Summer Diesel
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Azar Fueguia 1833
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Neroli 36 Perfume Oil Le Labo
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Happy Baby House of Matriarch
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Cologne Sologne Nicolai Parfumeur Createur
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Orange Blossom Ortigia Sicilia
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Verveine Le Jardin Retrouve
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Fleur du Mâle Jean Paul Gaultier
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Debonair Smell Bent
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Mountain Water for Her Victorinox Swiss Army
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Breathless Victoria`s Secret
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Day of the Dead Lush
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Wish of Happiness Avon
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Coeur Joie Nina Ricci
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Cologne Summer Flash Thierry Mugler
1.3764874312063
Wellington Cologne Geo. F. Trumper
1.3752231146809
Dawn Project D by Dannii and Tabitha
1.3750743715603
White Winter Flower 40 Notes Perfume
1.369820330656
Neroli Jasmin The Body Shop
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LOBITT Santi Burgas
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Versace Pour Homme Versace
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Adidas Woman Citrus Energy Adidas
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Neroli Annick Goutal
1.363636
Golden Hemisphere Wild Eden Natural Perfume
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Mugler Cologne Thierry Mugler
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Gold Medal Atkinsons
1.3535359724825
Bergamotto e Mirto Marino Dr. Vranjes Firenze
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Neroli Castle Forbes
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Allure Homme Sport Chanel
1.3461303333333
Acqua di Gio Giorgio Armani
1.3440424404284
Armani Prive Cologne Spray Eau de Jade Giorgio Armani
1.3428016880857
Velvet Sublime Dolce&Gabbana
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Just Cavalli Roberto Cavalli
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Rodin RODIN Olio Lusso
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English Promenade Krigler
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Neroli Chamomile Elizabeth W
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Chanel N°5 Eau Premiere Chanel
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Sunny Yellow DSH Perfumes
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Bed Perfume Oil Bobbi Brown
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Galatea Strange Invisible Perfumes
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Burlesque: Starlet Opus Oils
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Gaucho Ayala Moriel
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Fleur d`Oranger 2007 L`Artisan Parfumeur
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Orange Blossom Honey Providence Perfume Co.
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Muguet Fragonard
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Mandarin Tea Love & Toast
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Big Lush
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Infusion d'Iris Prada
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Jardin du Néroli Maitre Parfumeur et Gantier
1.3150682936189
Italian Bergamot Ermenegildo Zegna
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Calacas Lush
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No. 10 Lemongrass & Neroli Rituals
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Neroli Absolute Washington Tremlett
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Nitesurf Regime des Fleurs
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Eau de Fleurs Neroli Chloe
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Miss Dior Eau De Toilette Christian Dior
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Sparrow Tokyo Milk Parfumarie Curiosite
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Lemon & Neroli Bronnley
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La Collection Couturier Parfumeur Cologne Royale Christian Dior
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Armani Prive Rose Alexandrie Giorgio Armani
1.2929804862413
Poppy Rouge D.S. & Durga
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Shalini Shalini
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Egoiste Platinum Chanel
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Aqua Allegoria Flora Nerolia Guerlain
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Organza Fleur d'Oranger de Nabeul 2006 Givenchy
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Secret d`Essences Neroli Yves Rocher
1.2810036605682
Eau de Portugal Geo. F. Trumper
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Bodytalk Woman Tom Tailor
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Orange Blossom Lush
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man.aubusson Aubusson
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Gold Benetton
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Australian Copperhead Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab
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United Dreams Stay Positive Benetton
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Néroli & Orchidée L`Occitane en Provence
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Summer Splash Lancaster
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Coeur Couronne Herve Gambs Paris
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Trance Essence Abbey Rose C.O.Bigelow
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Aqva Amara Bvlgari
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Neroli Profumum Roma
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Les 4 Saisons: Red Sea M. Micallef
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Fiori d`Arancio Tsi-La Organic
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Citrus Bigarrade Creed
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Rose L’Orange April Aromatics
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MNG Cut for Woman Mango
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Sudestada Fueguia 1833
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Chanel N°5 Chanel
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Under the Orange Tree Maoli
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La Reine Margot Maitre Parfumeur et Gantier
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Naranjo en Flor Fueguia 1833
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Love Story Chloe
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Grand Neroli Atelier Cologne
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Classic Mimosa Von Eusersdorff
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Néroli Originel Givenchy
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Verg Slumberhouse
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Infusion d`Homme Prada
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Eau de Fleurs d'Oranger du Roi (The Perfumed Court; Natural) DSH Perfumes
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Aleksandr Arquiste
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Lady Million Paco Rabanne
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Fire Island Bond No 9
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United Colors of Benetton Unisex Benetton
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Phoenix MCMC Fragrances
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Soleil d`Issey Issey Miyake
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Vetivera Herbacea Parfums Berdoues
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Vintage Ana Salazar
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Nuance Roberto Capucci
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Britto Man Romero Britto
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Mandarin Neroli Donna Karan
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Jeans Woman Versace
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Yujin Pour Homme Ella Mikao
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Fleur d'Oranger Evody Parfums
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Chrome Azzaro
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Portfolio Green for Men Perry Ellis
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Givenchy Harvest 2007 Amarige Mimosa Givenchy
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A Scent Soleil de Neroli Issey Miyake
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Mojo Qonai Fragrances
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Nerola Orange Blossom Pacifica
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Cologne Intense Rose Water & Vanilla Jo Malone
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Colonia Toscana Torre of Tuscany
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Adri Essence Adrien Arpel
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Aqua Nobile Nobile 1942
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J`adore L`eau Cologne Florale Christian Dior
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Langa Jo Wood Organics
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