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
1.5020218729896
Givenchy Harvest 2010 Organza Neroli Givenchy
1.5017461630365
Lemon and Neroli Eau Fraiche Bronnley
1.5011028398125
Marrakech Neroli E Cardamomo Tesori d`Oriente
1.500643323224
Neroli Demeter Fragrance
1.5003676132708
Gold Benetton
1.5003676132708
Pluie de Pétales de Fleurs d'Oranger Cinq Mondes
1.5001838066354
Le Neroli Roger Vivier
1.4929530995313
Neroli L`Erbolario
1.4779361630365
Neroli Annick Goutal
1.4556478398125
Marbert Man Pure Marbert
1.455188323224
Pink Victoria`s Secret
1.4547288066354
Malmaison JoAnne Bassett
1.4297657431302
Fuel For Life She Summer Diesel
1.4287548066354
Neroli 36 Perfume Oil Le Labo
1.4287548066354
Azar Fueguia 1833
1.4224315497656
Orange Blossom Ortigia Sicilia
1.4217086873449
Fleur du Mâle Jean Paul Gaultier
1.4133095857917
Cologne Summer Flash Thierry Mugler
1.4121326132708
Verveine Le Jardin Retrouve
1.4102857431302
Calacas Lush
1.4062842407867
Breathless Victoria`s Secret
1.3925415829427
Day of the Dead Lush
1.3864886492969
Wish of Happiness Avon
1.3752757099531
Dawn Project D by Dannii and Tabitha
1.3750919033177
White Winter Flower 40 Notes Perfume
1.3732288123334
Armani Prive Cologne Spray Eau de Jade Giorgio Armani
1.3725134986674
Neroli Jasmin The Body Shop
1.371270002849
Coeur Joie Nina Ricci
1.3700752597188
Portfolio Green for Men Perry Ellis
1.3695238398125
LOBITT Santi Burgas
1.3657061744325
Neroli Annick Goutal
1.3652902597188
Adidas Woman Citrus Energy Adidas
1.3622138398125
Velvet Sublime Dolce&Gabbana
1.3587972597188
Gold Medal Atkinsons
1.358112002849
Mandarin Tea Love & Toast
1.3534005165885
Bergamotto e Mirto Marino Dr. Vranjes Firenze
1.3504595165885
No. 10 Lemongrass & Neroli Rituals
1.3492045497656
Debonair Smell Bent
1.3488369364948
Happy Baby House of Matriarch
1.3428732275526
Just Cavalli Roberto Cavalli
1.3420463711975
Allure Homme Sport Chanel
1.3420453333333
Acqua di Gio Giorgio Armani
1.3418548819042
Versace Pour Homme Versace
1.3364350229758
Mugler Cologne Thierry Mugler
1.3359062928959
Bodytalk Woman Tom Tailor
1.3354161251723
Miss Dior Eau De Toilette Dior
1.3349803510707
Chanel N°5 Eau Premiere Chanel
1.3345277431302
Classic Mimosa Von Eusersdorff
1.3340682265417
English Promenade Krigler
1.3338844199063
La Reine Margot Maitre Parfumeur et Gantier
1.3335168066354
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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Fleur d`Oranger 2007 L`Artisan Parfumeur
1.323706331771
Eau de Fleurs Neroli Chloe
1.3215623564011
Muguet Fragonard
1.3197443564011
Big Lush
1.3171461293999
Infusion d'Iris Prada
1.3145452350887
Orange Blossom Lush
1.3094381630365
Neroli Profumum Roma
1.3082434199063
Fiori d`Arancio Tsi-La Organic
1.3025166549949
Armani Prive Rose Alexandrie Giorgio Armani
1.3024813895782
Sparrow Tokyo Milk Parfumarie Curiosite
1.3015623564011
Wellington Cologne Geo. F. Trumper
1.3001838066354
Jardin du Néroli Maitre Parfumeur et Gantier
1.3000919033177
Neroli Absolute Washington Tremlett
1.2957066061024
Egoiste Platinum Chanel
1.2935969696719
Pleats Please L`Eau Issey Miyake
1.2904149033177
Shalini Shalini
1.2889306161198
La Collection Couturier Parfumeur Cologne Royale Dior
1.2866845886407
Aqua Allegoria Flora Nerolia Guerlain
1.2856220966823
Burlesque: Starlet Opus Oils
1.2806389118647
Aqva Amara Bvlgari
1.2780702610973
Chanel N°5 Chanel
1.2743812597188
Organza Fleur d'Oranger de Nabeul 2006 Givenchy
1.272727
Trance Essence Abbey Rose C.O.Bigelow
1.2700391630365
Les 4 Saisons: Red Sea M. Micallef
1.2683212597188
Classique X L'Eau Jean Paul Gaultier
1.2675860331771
Phoenix MCMC Fragrances
1.2674941298594
MNG Cut for Woman Mango
1.2669427099531
Naranjo en Flor Fueguia 1833
1.2667589033177
Inspiration from the Sea Coeur d’Esprit Natural Perfumes
1.2663746161198
Givenchy Harvest 2007 Amarige Mimosa Givenchy
1.266263672089
Secret d`Essences Neroli Yves Rocher
1.2662362407867
Fire Island Bond No 9
1.2658023813988
Lady Million Paco Rabanne
1.2644446464479
Rose L’Orange April Aromatics
1.2638932265417
Under the Orange Tree Maoli
1.2637094199063
Australian Copperhead Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab
1.263075679625
Summer Splash Lancaster
1.2627999696719
Rose L'Orange April Aromatics
1.2608769725209
Aleksandr Arquiste
1.2596266132708
Verg Slumberhouse
1.2593329698557
Infusion d`Homme Prada
1.2588002265417
L'Eau De Rose Ramon Monegal
1.2580773924272
United Colors of Benetton Unisex Benetton
1.2573408729896
Italian Bergamot Ermenegildo Zegna
1.2560967431302
Citrus Bigarrade Creed
1.254047328922
Shooting Stars Collection: Kobe Xerjoff
1.2519882711148
Grand Neroli Atelier Cologne
1.2511947431302
Soleil d`Issey Issey Miyake
1.2511028398125
Vintage Ana Salazar
1.2509190331771
Cologne Sologne Parfums de Nicolaï
1.2508271298594
Vetivera Herbacea Parfums Berdoues
1.2504595165885
Bergamot Blossom Illuminum
1.2502757099531
Mandarin Neroli Donna Karan
1.2502757099531
Jeans Woman Versace
1.2500919033177
No. 3 Enchanted + Lily Crow
1.25
Coeur Couronne Herve Gambs Paris
1.25
Yujin Pour Homme Ella Mikao
1.2487201831633
Chrome Azzaro
1.2435187099531
Follow Me Day Novaya Zarya
1.2421137763073
Eau de Portugal Geo. F. Trumper
1.2403663592501
A Scent Soleil de Neroli Issey Miyake
1.24
Mojo Qonai Fragrances
1.2394735497656
Eau Pour Le Jeune Homme Maitre Parfumeur et Gantier
1.2388302265417
Fleur d'Oranger Evody Parfums
1.2382015782557
Musk Jovan
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Adri Essence Adrien Arpel
1.2381263242349
Black XS L'Exces for Her Paco Rabanne
1.2354778066354
Langa Jo Wood Organics
1.2353859033177
Nuvola Farfalla
1.2350884559324
Neroli Czech & Speake
1.2347346114328
J`adore L`eau Cologne Florale Dior
1.234423466685
L'Heure Bleue Guerlain
1.2319637431302
Just Free Luciano Soprani
1.2312285165885
Fleur Sauvage Tsi-La Organic
1.2309528066354
Project D Project D by Dannii and Tabitha
1.2306770966823
Les Bohemes: Giggle Water Opus Oils
1.2284677431302
Amelia Grossmith
1.225221022792
Clair de Musc Serge Lutens
1.2247952928959
Sweet Dreams 2003 A Lab on Fire
1.2239233592501
Living Grace Philosophy
1.2235086464479
Pure Custo Barcelona Man Custo Barcelona
1.2224365890084
Cool Water Davidoff
1.2224058066354
L`Homme DSH Perfumes
1.222242326073
Ines de la Fressange 2004 Ines de la Fressange
1.2218380663542
Acqua Nobile Gelsomino Acqua di Parma
1.2213785497656
Aqua Nobile Nobile 1942
1.2206799696719
Eau de Lit Guerlain
1.2204042597188
Eau sOleil Parfums de Nicolaï
1.2197603620991
Nerola Orange Blossom Pacifica
1.2197235943388
Notre Flore Neroli L`Occitane en Provence
1.2172269364948
Soleil Liquide Memoire Liquide
1.2166687109641
Kenzo Amour Florale Kenzo
1.2159016742946
L'Instant de Guerlain pour Homme Eau Extreme Guerlain
1.2151131298594
Eau de Cologne Penhaligon`s
1.2146536132708
Colonia Toscana Torre of Tuscany

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