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
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Givenchy Harvest 2010 Organza Neroli Givenchy
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Marrakech Neroli E Cardamomo Tesori d`Oriente
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Neroli Demeter Fragrance
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Pluie de Pétales de Fleurs d'Oranger Cinq Mondes
1.5001667500417
Pompeii DSH Perfumes
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Le Neroli Roger Vivier
1.4803413758546
Neroli L`Erbolario
1.4786078756045
Neroli Annick Goutal
1.4717552502918
Pink Victoria`s Secret
1.4557122502918
Marbert Man Pure Marbert
1.4546283750208
Malmaison JoAnne Bassett
1.4298216253127
Fuel For Life She Summer Diesel
1.4289045000834
Azar Fueguia 1833
1.4286543750208
Venus & Cupid (Siena) DSH Perfumes
1.4286543750208
Neroli 36 Perfume Oil Le Labo
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Orange Blossom Ortigia Sicilia
1.4201053751876
Happy Baby House of Matriarch
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Cologne Summer Flash Thierry Mugler
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Cologne Sologne Parfums de Nicolaï
1.4120985000834
Verveine Le Jardin Retrouve
1.4106678944472
Fleur du Mâle Jean Paul Gaultier
1.4089077503752
Debonair Smell Bent
1.3995781285643
Breathless Victoria`s Secret
1.3923283755211
Day of the Dead Lush
1.3863550010005
Wish of Happiness Avon
1.3766675004169
Wellington Cologne Geo. F. Trumper
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Dawn Project D by Dannii and Tabitha
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White Winter Flower 40 Notes Perfume
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Coeur Joie Nina Ricci
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Portfolio Green for Men Perry Ellis
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LOBITT Santi Burgas
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Neroli Jasmin The Body Shop
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Neroli Annick Goutal
1.3651367503752
Adidas Woman Citrus Energy Adidas
1.3586437503752
Gold Medal Atkinsons
1.3544670535268
Versace Pour Homme Versace
1.3534412501251
Bergamotto e Mirto Marino Dr. Vranjes Firenze
1.3517646568284
Mugler Cologne Thierry Mugler
1.3510005002501
No. 10 Lemongrass & Neroli Rituals
1.3492243268301
Allure Homme Sport Chanel
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Acqua di Gio Giorgio Armani
1.3427970003335
Velvet Sublime Dolce&Gabbana
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Armani Prive Cologne Spray Eau de Jade Giorgio Armani
1.3359636731699
Chanel N°5 Eau Premiere Chanel
1.3354932579623
Miss Dior Eau De Toilette Dior
1.3340000001668
English Promenade Krigler
1.3337498751042
La Reine Margot Maitre Parfumeur et Gantier
1.3336665000834
Orange Blossom Illuminum
1.3334997500417
Neroli Chamomile Elizabeth W
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Widow Queen Teufels Kuche
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Galatea Strange Invisible Perfumes
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Gaucho Ayala Moriel
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Mandarin Tea Love & Toast
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Fleur d`Oranger 2007 L`Artisan Parfumeur
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Eau de Fleurs Neroli Chloe
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Calacas Lush
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Muguet Fragonard
1.3202560090045
Just Cavalli Roberto Cavalli
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Big Lush
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Infusion d'Iris Prada
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Fiori d`Arancio Tsi-La Organic
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Sparrow Tokyo Milk Parfumarie Curiosite
1.3001667500417
Jardin du Néroli Maitre Parfumeur et Gantier
1.3000833750208
Neroli Absolute Washington Tremlett
1.2997443773553
Orange Blossom Lush
1.2977031258963
La Collection Couturier Parfumeur Cologne Royale Dior
1.2960356254794
Lemon and Neroli Eau Fraiche Bronnley
1.2905731250625
Shalini Shalini
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Egoiste Platinum Chanel
1.2892837528764
Armani Prive Rose Alexandrie Giorgio Armani
1.287298125396
Organza Fleur d'Oranger de Nabeul 2006 Givenchy
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Burlesque: Starlet Opus Oils
1.2821548757712
Italian Bergamot Ermenegildo Zegna
1.2810005002501
Phoenix MCMC Fragrances
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Bodytalk Woman Tom Tailor
1.2805042521261
Aqua Allegoria Flora Nerolia Guerlain
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Secret d`Essences Neroli Yves Rocher
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Chanel N°5 Chanel
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Gold Benetton
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Coeur Couronne Herve Gambs Paris
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Trance Essence Abbey Rose C.O.Bigelow
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Summer Splash Lancaster
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Aqva Amara Bvlgari
1.2699605004169
Les 4 Saisons: Red Sea M. Micallef
1.2684635005836
Neroli Profumum Roma
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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
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Lady Million Paco Rabanne
1.2595925000834
Verg Slumberhouse
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Fire Island Bond No 9
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Grand Neroli Atelier Cologne
1.2565957510422
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
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Eau de Portugal Geo. F. Trumper
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Living Grace Philosophy
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Soleil d`Issey Issey Miyake
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Vintage Ana Salazar
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Vetivera Herbacea Parfums Berdoues
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Rodin RODIN Olio Lusso
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Bergamot Blossom Illuminum
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Mandarin Neroli Donna Karan
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Nuance Roberto Capucci
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Jeans Woman Versace
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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
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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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Eau Pour Le Jeune Homme Maitre Parfumeur et Gantier
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Adri Essence Adrien Arpel
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Nerola Orange Blossom Pacifica
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Aqua Nobile Nobile 1942
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Nuvola Farfalla
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Langa Jo Wood Organics
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PG19 Louanges Profanes Parfumerie Generale
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Musk Jovan
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Acqua Nobile Gelsomino Acqua di Parma
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Fleur d'Oranger Evody Parfums
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L'Heure Bleue Guerlain
1.2311858751042
Fleur Sauvage Tsi-La Organic
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Project D Project D by Dannii and Tabitha
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Les Bohemes: Giggle Water Opus Oils
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J`adore L`eau Cologne Florale Dior
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Amelia Grossmith
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Australian Copperhead Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab
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L´eau (Natural) DSH Perfumes
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Cool Water Davidoff
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Palazzo Fendi Eau de Toilette Fendi
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L`Homme DSH Perfumes
1.2223887500417
Poppy Rouge D.S. & Durga
1.2220843755211
Classique X L'Eau Jean Paul Gaultier
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Animale for Men Animale
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Comme des Garcons Series 4 Cologne : Citrico Comme des Garcons
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Notre Flore Neroli L`Occitane en Provence
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L´eau d´Iris DSH Perfumes
1.2154086728364
L'Instant de Guerlain pour Homme Eau Extreme Guerlain
1.2151197502084
Eau de Cologne Penhaligon`s

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