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
1.5018742791234
Givenchy Harvest 2010 Organza Neroli Givenchy
1.5010813148789
Marrakech Neroli E Cardamomo Tesori d`Oriente
1.5010813148789
Neroli Demeter Fragrance
1.5007208765859
Lovely Betty Oriflame
1.5005046136101
Cherubin Detaille
1.5002883506344
Orange Blossom Illuminum
1.5002883506344
Pluie de Pétales de Fleurs d'Oranger Cinq Mondes
1.5002162629758
L’eau DSH Perfumes
1.5001441753172
Le Neroli Roger Vivier
1.5001441753172
Pompeii DSH Perfumes
1.5001441753172
Essence No. 7 Neroli Elie Saab
1.5001441753172
Emeshel X Emeshel
1.5
Francis Excelsis
1.5
Bambini La Via del Profumo
1.5
Neroli CB I Hate Perfume
1.4819727693195
Neroli L`Erbolario
1.4601351914648
Pink Victoria`s Secret
1.4558425778547
Marbert Man Pure Marbert
1.4546170876586
Malmaison JoAnne Bassett
1.4447323506344
Adieu Sagesse Jean Patou
1.4321753829296
Neroli Annick Goutal
1.4299406655133
Fuel For Life She Summer Diesel
1.4290035259516
Azar Fueguia 1833
1.428931438293
Mandarin, Neroli & Cedar Dame Perfumery Scottsdale
1.4286430876586
Neroli 36 Perfume Oil Le Labo
1.4257929642445
Happy Baby House of Matriarch
1.4240862272203
Cologne Sologne Nicolai Parfumeur Createur
1.4224226655133
Orange Blossom Ortigia Sicilia
1.4134977946943
Fleur du Mâle Jean Paul Gaultier
1.4120533506344
Verveine Le Jardin Retrouve
1.4067025778547
Debonair Smell Bent
1.4014417531719
Mountain Water for Her Victorinox Swiss Army
1.4001441753172
Message in a Bottle Mark Buxton
1.3936448662053
Breathless Victoria`s Secret
1.3920461914648
Day of the Dead Lush
1.3861736459054
Wish of Happiness Avon
1.3839075940023
Coeur Joie Nina Ricci
1.3826718373702
Cologne Summer Flash Thierry Mugler
1.3764417531719
Wellington Cologne Geo. F. Trumper
1.3752162629758
Dawn Project D by Dannii and Tabitha
1.3703077231834
Mugler Cologne Thierry Mugler
1.3695730495963
Versace Pour Homme Versace
1.3694740011534
Neroli Jasmin The Body Shop
1.3692860519031
LOBITT Santi Burgas
1.3649335778547
Adidas Woman Citrus Energy Adidas
1.3647179538639
Neroli Annick Goutal
1.3637080876586
White Winter Flower 40 Notes Perfume
1.363636
Golden Hemisphere Wild Eden Natural Perfume
1.3628114186851
Love Me Victoria`s Secret
1.3584405778547
Gold Medal Atkinsons
1.3535177012687
Bergamotto e Mirto Marino Dr. Vranjes Firenze
1.3521270230681
Allure Homme Sport Chanel
1.3507208765859
Neroli Castle Forbes
1.3479508892734
Armani Prive Cologne Spray Eau de Jade Giorgio Armani
1.3461343333333
Acqua di Gio Giorgio Armani
1.3428932283737
Just Cavalli Roberto Cavalli
1.3427605778547
Velvet Sublime Dolce&Gabbana
1.3342701395617
Rodin RODIN Olio Lusso
1.333693438293
Varensia White Ulric de Varens
1.3335492629758
Neroli Chamomile Elizabeth W
1.3334050876586
Glamstone Coral Dzintars
1.333333
27 Fevrier 1950 Pozzo di Borgo
1.333333
Bed Perfume Oil Bobbi Brown
1.333333
Galatea Strange Invisible Perfumes
1.333333
Sunny Yellow DSH Perfumes
1.3332609123414
Burlesque: Starlet Opus Oils
1.3332609123414
Gaucho Ayala Moriel
1.3286776655133
Chanel N°5 Eau Premiere Chanel
1.3267729446367
Fleur d`Oranger 2007 L`Artisan Parfumeur
1.3218615259516
Orange Blossom Honey Providence Perfume Co.
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Muguet Fragonard
1.3198400161476
Big Lush
1.3194198535179
Infusion d'Iris Prada
1.3186145259516
Nitesurf Regime des Fleurs
1.3159331753172
Jardin du Néroli Maitre Parfumeur et Gantier
1.3124075063437
Mandarin Tea Love & Toast
1.3097402629758
Poppy Rouge D.S. & Durga
1.3092058408304
Calacas Lush
1.3088454025375
No. 10 Lemongrass & Neroli Rituals
1.3079082629758
Neroli Absolute Washington Tremlett
1.305707355248
Miss Dior Eau De Toilette Christian Dior
1.3038307820069
Eau de Fleurs Neroli Chloe
1.3030983471742
Italian Bergamot Ermenegildo Zegna
1.3022347174164
Sparrow Tokyo Milk Parfumarie Curiosite
1.3005767012687
English Promenade Krigler
1.2953885513264
Armani Prive Rose Alexandrie Giorgio Armani
1.2933317889273
Néroli Originel Givenchy
1.2908322237601
La Collection Couturier Parfumeur Cologne Royale Christian Dior
1.2906911914648
Lemon & Neroli Bronnley
1.2899976539792
Secret d`Essences Neroli Yves Rocher
1.2871968719723
Egoiste Platinum Chanel
1.2862688177624
Aqua Allegoria Flora Nerolia Guerlain
1.2809442791234
Eau de Portugal Geo. F. Trumper
1.2808719700115
Néroli & Orchidée L`Occitane en Provence
1.2802289803922
Bodytalk Woman Tom Tailor
1.2758928373702
Living Grace Philosophy
1.2744084694348
Aqva Amara Bvlgari
1.2733757889273
Gold Benetton
1.2733037012687
Australian Copperhead Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab
1.2730997693195
Summer Splash Lancaster
1.2729432629758
Coeur Couronne Herve Gambs Paris
1.2728682814302
Grand Neroli Atelier Cologne
1.272727
Trance Essence Abbey Rose C.O.Bigelow
1.2699510161476
Les 4 Saisons: Red Sea M. Micallef
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Fiori d`Arancio Tsi-La Organic
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Infusion de Fleur d'Oranger (2015) Prada
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Orange Blossom Lush
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Rose L’Orange April Aromatics
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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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Inspiration from the Sea Coeur d’Esprit Natural Perfumes
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Love Story Chloe
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Neroli Profumum Roma
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Under the Orange Tree Maoli
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La Reine Margot Maitre Parfumeur et Gantier
1.2634463506344
Naranjo en Flor Fueguia 1833
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Organza Fleur d'Oranger de Nabeul 2006 Givenchy
1.2616307324106
Chanel N°5 Chanel
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Classic Mimosa Von Eusersdorff
1.2595473506344
Verg Slumberhouse
1.2571760369089
Infusion d`Homme Prada
1.2561034705882
Neroli Czech & Speake
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Eau de Fleurs d'Oranger du Roi (The Perfumed Court; Natural) DSH Perfumes
1.2552623990773
Aleksandr Arquiste
1.2534602076125
Acqua Nobile Gelsomino Acqua di Parma
1.2523482329873
Fire Island Bond No 9
1.2521807854671
United Colors of Benetton Unisex Benetton
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Phoenix MCMC Fragrances
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Vetivera Herbacea Parfums Berdoues
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Soleil d`Issey Issey Miyake
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Lady Million Paco Rabanne
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Vintage Ana Salazar
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No 17 Cognoscenti
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Fleurs d'Oranger DSH Perfumes
1.250360438293
Nuance Roberto Capucci
1.250360438293
Mandarin Neroli Donna Karan
1.2502883506344
Britto Man Romero Britto
1.2502162629758
Jeans Woman Versace
1.2501441753172
Agrumi di Sicilia I Profumi di Firenze
1.25
No. 3 Enchanted + Lily Crow
1.25
Neroli Wood Tulip
1.25
Yujin Pour Homme Ella Mikao
1.2464069642445
Fleur d'Oranger Evody Parfums
1.2447568408304
Portfolio Green for Men Perry Ellis
1.244143727797
Chrome Azzaro
1.2428114186851
Givenchy Harvest 2007 Amarige Mimosa Givenchy
1.2407208765859
United Dreams Stay Positive Benetton
1.2401360841984
A Scent Soleil de Neroli Issey Miyake

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