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
1.5021420332839
Givenchy Harvest 2010 Organza Neroli Givenchy
1.5009062448509
Marrakech Neroli E Cardamomo Tesori d`Oriente
1.5006590871643
Neroli Demeter Fragrance
1.5003295435821
Lovely Betty Oriflame
1.5003295435821
Pluie de Pétales de Fleurs d'Oranger Cinq Mondes
1.5002471576866
Adieu Sagesse Jean Patou
1.5001647717911
Pompeii DSH Perfumes
1.5001647717911
Le Neroli Roger Vivier
1.5
Francis Excelsis
1.5
Neroli CB I Hate Perfume
1.4822508217169
Neroli L`Erbolario
1.478661576866
Neroli Annick Goutal
1.471823788433
Pink Victoria`s Secret
1.4670789294777
Nitesurf Regime des Fleurs
1.4556984025375
Marbert Man Pure Marbert
1.4546273858955
Malmaison JoAnne Bassett
1.429806788433
Fuel For Life She Summer Diesel
1.4290653153732
Azar Fueguia 1833
1.4286533858955
Venus & Cupid (Siena) DSH Perfumes
1.4286533858955
Neroli 36 Perfume Oil Le Labo
1.4222064025375
Orange Blossom Ortigia Sicilia
1.4202612448509
Happy Baby House of Matriarch
1.4137652408964
Cologne Summer Flash Thierry Mugler
1.4126712448509
Cologne Sologne Nicolai Parfumeur Createur
1.4120945435821
Verveine Le Jardin Retrouve
1.4039179700115
Fleur du Mâle Jean Paul Gaultier
1.4014829461196
Debonair Smell Bent
1.4002471576866
Tuberosa Les Voiles Depliees
1.3992442163454
Breathless Victoria`s Secret
1.3923036473884
Day of the Dead Lush
1.3863899088812
Wish of Happiness Avon
1.3766477179107
Wellington Cologne Geo. F. Trumper
1.3752471576866
Dawn Project D by Dannii and Tabitha
1.3750823858955
White Winter Flower 40 Notes Perfume
1.3711397345526
Coeur Joie Nina Ricci
1.3699863320152
Portfolio Green for Men Perry Ellis
1.3694096307464
LOBITT Santi Burgas
1.3690349810512
Neroli Jasmin The Body Shop
1.3679350420168
Neroli Annick Goutal
1.3651189461196
Adidas Woman Citrus Energy Adidas
1.3586259461196
Gold Medal Atkinsons
1.3555832039875
Versace Pour Homme Versace
1.3534353153732
Bergamotto e Mirto Marino Dr. Vranjes Firenze
1.3533443829296
Mugler Cologne Thierry Mugler
1.3521282575383
Armani Prive Cologne Spray Eau de Jade Giorgio Armani
1.3509886307464
No. 10 Lemongrass & Neroli Rituals
1.3505767012687
Neroli Castle Forbes
1.3478306019114
Allure Homme Sport Chanel
1.3454263333333
Acqua di Gio Giorgio Armani
1.3428635602241
Velvet Sublime Dolce&Gabbana
1.3382480626133
Néroli & Orchidée L`Occitane en Provence
1.3366509250288
Chanel N°5 Eau Premiere Chanel
1.3341568589553
Rodin RODIN Olio Lusso
1.3339920871643
English Promenade Krigler
1.3337449294777
La Reine Margot Maitre Parfumeur et Gantier
1.3336625435821
Orange Blossom Illuminum
1.3335801576866
United Dreams Stay Positive Benetton
1.3334977717911
Neroli Chamomile Elizabeth W
1.3334977717911
Widow Queen Teufels Kuche
1.333333
Galatea Strange Invisible Perfumes
1.333333
Bed Perfume Oil Bobbi Brown
1.3332506141045
Gaucho Ayala Moriel
1.3322338922392
Mandarin Tea Love & Toast
1.3309354992585
Miss Dior Eau De Toilette Christian Dior
1.3272363652991
Fleur d`Oranger 2007 L`Artisan Parfumeur
1.3257978811995
Just Cavalli Roberto Cavalli
1.3238256061954
Eau de Fleurs Neroli Chloe
1.3228295602241
Calacas Lush
1.3214005602241
Muguet Fragonard
1.3198297179107
Big Lush
1.3181271145164
Infusion d'Iris Prada
1.314971576866
Paris Premieres Roses 2014 Yves Saint Laurent
1.3085158589553
Fiori d`Arancio Tsi-La Organic
1.3023891909705
Sparrow Tokyo Milk Parfumarie Curiosite
1.3001647717911
Jardin du Néroli Maitre Parfumeur et Gantier
1.3000823858955
Neroli Absolute Washington Tremlett
1.2996326061954
Orange Blossom Lush
1.2984443652991
Italian Bergamot Ermenegildo Zegna
1.2979077511946
La Collection Couturier Parfumeur Cologne Royale Christian Dior
1.2960128755973
Lemon and Neroli Eau Fraiche Bronnley
1.2954050253749
Armani Prive Rose Alexandrie Giorgio Armani
1.2905701576866
Shalini Shalini
1.2888238180919
Egoiste Platinum Chanel
1.2874441038062
Organza Fleur d'Oranger de Nabeul 2006 Givenchy
1.2859611576866
Cologne Precieuse La Manufacture
1.2856316141045
Burlesque: Starlet Opus Oils
1.2813181743286
Phoenix MCMC Fragrances
1.2804967345526
Bodytalk Woman Tom Tailor
1.2804033613445
Aqua Allegoria Flora Nerolia Guerlain
1.2775287607514
Secret d`Essences Neroli Yves Rocher
1.2757308434668
Chanel N°5 Chanel
1.2732213153732
Gold Benetton
1.2730565435821
Britto Man Romero Britto
1.2728093858955
Coeur Couronne Herve Gambs Paris
1.2728093858955
Sublime Ulric de Varens
1.272727
Trance Essence Abbey Rose C.O.Bigelow
1.2725539627616
Summer Splash Lancaster
1.2701054897018
Les 4 Saisons: Red Sea M. Micallef
1.2684720919427
Aqva Amara Bvlgari
1.2683147179107
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
1.262149805075
Neroli Profumum Roma
1.2608780214203
Grand Neroli Atelier Cologne
1.2602222150272
Lady Million Paco Rabanne
1.2595885435821
Verg Slumberhouse
1.2573803035096
Fire Island Bond No 9
1.2566286806723
Neroli Czech & Speake
1.256137788433
Citrus Bigarrade Creed
1.2524485396276
United Colors of Benetton Unisex Benetton
1.2521942156863
Infusion d`Homme Prada
1.2518948755973
Eau de Portugal Geo. F. Trumper
1.2513394691053
Living Grace Philosophy
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Soleil d`Issey Issey Miyake
1.2509886307464
Vintage Ana Salazar
1.2509062448509
Vetivera Herbacea Parfums Berdoues
1.2505767012687
Bergamot Blossom Illuminum
1.2504119294777
Nuance Roberto Capucci
1.2504119294777
Mandarin Neroli Donna Karan
1.2502471576866
Jeans Woman Versace
1.2500823858955
No. 3 Enchanted + Lily Crow
1.25
Yujin Pour Homme Ella Mikao
1.2474552870325
Chrome Azzaro
1.2460514025375
Chang Samkhan King`s Palace Perfumery
1.2436549294777
Follow Me Day Novaya Zarya
1.2430482781348
Givenchy Harvest 2007 Amarige Mimosa Givenchy
1.2405686101499
A Scent Soleil de Neroli Issey Miyake
1.24
Mojo Qonai Fragrances
1.239330788433
Eau Pour Le Jeune Homme Maitre Parfumeur et Gantier
1.2381773858955
Adri Essence Adrien Arpel
1.2374645023892
Nerola Orange Blossom Pacifica
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Aqua Nobile Nobile 1942
1.2354587717911
Langa Jo Wood Organics
1.2353763858955
Nuvola Farfalla
1.2349002036579
PG19 Louanges Profanes Parfumerie Generale
1.2337348922392
Acqua Nobile Gelsomino Acqua di Parma
1.2330492448509
Fleur d'Oranger Evody Parfums
1.2329294139067
L'Heure Bleue Guerlain
1.2323499057505
J`adore L`eau Cologne Florale Christian Dior
1.2315194152249
Love Story Chloe
1.2314010499259
George Jardins d’Ecrivains
1.2313457012687
Hyde Park Boadicea the Victorious
1.2311809294777
Fleur Sauvage Tsi-La Organic
1.2310594826166
Musk Jovan
1.2310161576866
Jardin Neroli Comptoir Sud Pacifique

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