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
1.5019434079602
Givenchy Harvest 2010 Organza Neroli Givenchy
1.5010105721393
Marrakech Neroli E Cardamomo Tesori d`Oriente
1.5008550995025
Neroli Demeter Fragrance
1.5005441542289
Lovely Betty Oriflame
1.5003109452736
Pluie de Pétales de Fleurs d'Oranger Cinq Mondes
1.5003109452736
Orange Blossom Illuminum
1.5002332089552
L’eau DSH Perfumes
1.5001554726368
Le Neroli Roger Vivier
1.5001554726368
Adieu Sagesse Jean Patou
1.5001554726368
Pompeii DSH Perfumes
1.5
Bambini La Via del Profumo
1.5
Neroli CB I Hate Perfume
1.5
Francis Excelsis
1.4820601890547
Neroli L`Erbolario
1.4787552985075
Neroli Annick Goutal
1.4718317810945
Pink Victoria`s Secret
1.4556333084577
Marbert Man Pure Marbert
1.4546227363184
Malmaison JoAnne Bassett
1.4300479900498
Fuel For Life She Summer Diesel
1.4290374179104
Azar Fueguia 1833
1.4288819452736
Orange Blossom Honey Providence Perfume Co.
1.4286487363184
Neroli 36 Perfume Oil Le Labo
1.4255441542289
Happy Baby House of Matriarch
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Cologne Sologne Nicolai Parfumeur Createur
1.4223745174129
Orange Blossom Ortigia Sicilia
1.413682278607
Cologne Summer Flash Thierry Mugler
1.4120759452736
Verveine Le Jardin Retrouve
1.4028612189055
Fleur du Mâle Jean Paul Gaultier
1.4014769900498
Debonair Smell Bent
1.4011660447761
Mountain Water for Her Victorinox Swiss Army
1.393371119403
Breathless Victoria`s Secret
1.3921874079602
Day of the Dead Lush
1.3918481542289
Nitesurf Regime des Fleurs
1.3863952885572
Wish of Happiness Avon
1.3764769900498
Wellington Cologne Geo. F. Trumper
1.3752332089552
Dawn Project D by Dannii and Tabitha
1.3750777363184
White Winter Flower 40 Notes Perfume
1.3744800199005
Neroli Annick Goutal
1.3712972437811
Coeur Joie Nina Ricci
1.3712314477612
Neroli Jasmin The Body Shop
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LOBITT Santi Burgas
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Adidas Woman Citrus Energy Adidas
1.363636
Golden Hemisphere Wild Eden Natural Perfume
1.362700641791
Versace Pour Homme Versace
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Mugler Cologne Thierry Mugler
1.3585422537313
Gold Medal Atkinsons
1.3535628905473
Bergamotto e Mirto Marino Dr. Vranjes Firenze
1.3505755472637
Allure Homme Sport Chanel
1.3505441542289
Neroli Castle Forbes
1.3461843333333
Acqua di Gio Giorgio Armani
1.3427067810945
Velvet Sublime Dolce&Gabbana
1.3400960597015
Armani Prive Cologne Spray Eau de Jade Giorgio Armani
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Chanel N°5 Eau Premiere Chanel
1.3342658358209
Rodin RODIN Olio Lusso
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English Promenade Krigler
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Neroli Chamomile Elizabeth W
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Sudestada Fueguia 1833
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Galatea Strange Invisible Perfumes
1.333333
Bed Perfume Oil Bobbi Brown
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Gaucho Ayala Moriel
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Fleur d`Oranger 2007 L`Artisan Parfumeur
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Infusion d'Iris Prada
1.3216324626866
Muguet Fragonard
1.3208341890547
Mandarin Tea Love & Toast
1.3203549502488
Just Cavalli Roberto Cavalli
1.3197367263682
Big Lush
1.3161044129353
Eau de Fleurs Neroli Chloe
1.3159444726368
Jardin du Néroli Maitre Parfumeur et Gantier
1.3108052338308
Italian Bergamot Ermenegildo Zegna
1.3099546616915
Miss Dior Eau De Toilette Christian Dior
1.3093244626866
Calacas Lush
1.3087803084577
No. 10 Lemongrass & Neroli Rituals
1.3083916268657
Fiori d`Arancio Tsi-La Organic
1.3079252089552
Neroli Absolute Washington Tremlett
1.3024098258706
Sparrow Tokyo Milk Parfumarie Curiosite
1.2981602885572
La Collection Couturier Parfumeur Cologne Royale Christian Dior
1.2960614079602
Lemon & Neroli Bronnley
1.2905562089552
Shalini Shalini
1.2901629004975
Egoiste Platinum Chanel
1.2872784129353
Orange Blossom Lush
1.2871909900498
Organza Fleur d'Oranger de Nabeul 2006 Givenchy
1.2859472089552
Cologne Precieuse La Manufacture
1.2856362636816
Burlesque: Starlet Opus Oils
1.2855840298507
Armani Prive Rose Alexandrie Giorgio Armani
1.2844081791045
Secret d`Essences Neroli Yves Rocher
1.2829776567164
Néroli & Orchidée L`Occitane en Provence
1.2810911442786
Eau de Portugal Geo. F. Trumper
1.2804210348259
Bodytalk Woman Tom Tailor
1.2800845771144
Aqua Allegoria Flora Nerolia Guerlain
1.278166681592
United Dreams Stay Positive Benetton
1.274825880597
man.aubusson Aubusson
1.2734266268657
Gold Benetton
1.2733488905473
Australian Copperhead Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab
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Britto Man Romero Britto
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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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Chanel N°5 Chanel
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Les 4 Saisons: Red Sea M. Micallef
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Rose L'Orange April Aromatics
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Aqva Amara Bvlgari
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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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Grand Neroli Atelier Cologne
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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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Neroli Profumum Roma
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Néroli Originel Givenchy
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Love Story Chloe
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Verg Slumberhouse
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Lady Million Paco Rabanne
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Aleksandr Arquiste
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Neroli Czech & Speake
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Citrus Bigarrade Creed
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Eau de Fleurs d'Oranger du Roi (The Perfumed Court; Natural) DSH Perfumes
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Infusion d`Homme Prada
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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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Vintage Ana Salazar
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Vetivera Herbacea Parfums Berdoues
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Bergamot Blossom Illuminum
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Chrome Azzaro
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Nuance Roberto Capucci
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Mandarin Neroli Donna Karan
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Moon Fever Memo
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Jeans Woman Versace
1.25
No. 3 Enchanted + Lily Crow
1.25
Yujin Pour Homme Ella Mikao
1.25
Neroli Wood Tulip
1.2464690995025
Fleur d'Oranger Evody Parfums
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PG19 Louanges Profanes Parfumerie Generale
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Portfolio Green for Men Perry Ellis
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Givenchy Harvest 2007 Amarige Mimosa Givenchy
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Palazzo Fendi Eau de Toilette Fendi
1.2404637064677
A Scent Soleil de Neroli Issey Miyake
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Mojo Qonai Fragrances
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Living Grace Philosophy
1.2393970049751
Nerola Orange Blossom Pacifica
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J`adore L`eau Cologne Florale Christian Dior
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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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Langa Jo Wood Organics
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Nuvola Farfalla
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Superuomo Re Profumo
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Dior Addict Eau de Toilette Christian Dior

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