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
1.5019126310152
Givenchy Harvest 2010 Organza Neroli Givenchy
1.5009945681279
Marrakech Neroli E Cardamomo Tesori d`Oriente
1.5008415576467
Neroli Demeter Fragrance
1.5005355366843
Lovely Betty Oriflame
1.5003060209624
Orange Blossom Illuminum
1.5003060209624
Pluie de Pétales de Fleurs d'Oranger Cinq Mondes
1.5002295157218
Pompeii DSH Perfumes
1.5002295157218
L’eau DSH Perfumes
1.5001530104812
Le Neroli Roger Vivier
1.5000765052406
Adieu Sagesse Jean Patou
1.5
Bambini La Via del Profumo
1.5
Francis Excelsis
1.5
Neroli CB I Hate Perfume
1.482009714865
Neroli L`Erbolario
1.4790206939025
Neroli Annick Goutal
1.4718885890904
Pink Victoria`s Secret
1.4556160733685
Marbert Man Pure Marbert
1.4546215052406
Malmaison JoAnne Bassett
1.4300245995716
Fuel For Life She Summer Diesel
1.4290300314437
Azar Fueguia 1833
1.4288770209624
Orange Blossom Honey Providence Perfume Co.
1.4286475052406
Neroli 36 Perfume Oil Le Labo
1.4258415576467
Happy Baby House of Matriarch
1.4240715681279
Cologne Sologne Nicolai Parfumeur Createur
1.4223535890904
Orange Blossom Ortigia Sicilia
1.4135948720832
Cologne Summer Flash Thierry Mugler
1.4120710209624
Verveine Le Jardin Retrouve
1.4020542615714
Fleur du Mâle Jean Paul Gaultier
1.4013005890904
Debonair Smell Bent
1.4012240838497
Mountain Water for Her Victorinox Swiss Army
1.3932334171066
Breathless Victoria`s Secret
1.3921566310152
Day of the Dead Lush
1.3863312725117
Wish of Happiness Avon
1.3764535995716
Wellington Cologne Geo. F. Trumper
1.3752295157218
Dawn Project D by Dannii and Tabitha
1.3750765052406
White Winter Flower 40 Notes Perfume
1.375
XVII Cuir De Russie Mad et Len
1.3746618804223
Neroli Annick Goutal
1.3713281991431
Coeur Joie Nina Ricci
1.3708579137786
Neroli Jasmin The Body Shop
1.3693390628873
LOBITT Santi Burgas
1.365013094331
Adidas Woman Citrus Energy Adidas
1.3641413492464
Mugler Cologne Thierry Mugler
1.363636
Golden Hemisphere Wild Eden Natural Perfume
1.3629134912401
Versace Pour Homme Versace
1.358520094331
Gold Medal Atkinsons
1.3535530419249
Bergamotto e Mirto Marino Dr. Vranjes Firenze
1.3505355366843
Neroli Castle Forbes
1.3484410882105
Allure Homme Sport Chanel
1.3463823333333
Acqua di Gio Giorgio Armani
1.3426870838497
Velvet Sublime Dolce&Gabbana
1.3365057535001
Chanel N°5 Eau Premiere Chanel
1.3342510628873
Rodin RODIN Olio Lusso
1.3340215471655
Nitesurf Regime des Fleurs
1.3339450419249
English Promenade Krigler
1.3335625157218
Neroli Chamomile Elizabeth W
1.333333
Bed Perfume Oil Bobbi Brown
1.333333
Galatea Strange Invisible Perfumes
1.3332564947594
Gaucho Ayala Moriel
1.3332564947594
Burlesque: Starlet Opus Oils
1.32707716747
Just Cavalli Roberto Cavalli
1.3269717358274
Fleur d`Oranger 2007 L`Artisan Parfumeur
1.3225363966797
Infusion d'Iris Prada
1.3216831152934
Muguet Fragonard
1.320941955933
Armani Prive Cologne Spray Eau de Jade Giorgio Armani
1.320783714865
Mandarin Tea Love & Toast
1.3198651152934
Big Lush
1.3159616079106
Eau de Fleurs Neroli Chloe
1.3159420104812
Jardin du Néroli Maitre Parfumeur et Gantier
1.3108893039553
Italian Bergamot Ermenegildo Zegna
1.3092986100528
Calacas Lush
1.3087630733685
No. 10 Lemongrass & Neroli Rituals
1.3079215157218
Neroli Absolute Washington Tremlett
1.3069048635147
Miss Dior Eau De Toilette Christian Dior
1.3023716624589
Sparrow Tokyo Milk Parfumarie Curiosite
1.2985553039553
La Collection Couturier Parfumeur Cologne Royale Christian Dior
1.2960306310152
Lemon & Neroli Bronnley
1.2905525157218
Shalini Shalini
1.2891403676077
Egoiste Platinum Chanel
1.2871675995716
Organza Fleur d'Oranger de Nabeul 2006 Givenchy
1.2860174421238
Secret d`Essences Neroli Yves Rocher
1.2859435157218
Cologne Precieuse La Manufacture
1.2857127756101
Armani Prive Rose Alexandrie Giorgio Armani
1.2843336393543
Orange Blossom Lush
1.2810591362558
Eau de Portugal Geo. F. Trumper
1.2803791781807
Bodytalk Woman Tom Tailor
1.2803328909035
Néroli & Orchidée L`Occitane en Provence
1.2801860607452
Aqua Allegoria Flora Nerolia Guerlain
1.2795290314437
United Dreams Stay Positive Benetton
1.2781261048122
Rose L’Orange April Aromatics
1.2747161362558
man.aubusson Aubusson
1.2734155471655
Gold Benetton
1.2733390419249
Australian Copperhead Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab
1.2730330209624
Britto Man Romero Britto
1.2728035052406
Coeur Couronne Herve Gambs Paris
1.272727
Trance Essence Abbey Rose C.O.Bigelow
1.2725246729401
Summer Splash Lancaster
1.271164920205
Aqva Amara Bvlgari
1.270052620534
Les 4 Saisons: Red Sea M. Micallef
1.2699195471655
Fiori d`Arancio Tsi-La Organic
1.2683076401193
Chanel N°5 Chanel
1.2681971048122
Rose L'Orange April Aromatics
1.2681205995716
Citrus Bigarrade Creed
1.2678145786091
MNG Cut for Woman Mango
1.2668965157218
Sudestada Fueguia 1833
1.2667435052406
Inspiration from the Sea Coeur d’Esprit Natural Perfumes
1.2663452891898
Grand Neroli Atelier Cologne
1.2661061948588
Love Story Chloe
1.2637700419249
Under the Orange Tree Maoli
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La Reine Margot Maitre Parfumeur et Gantier
1.2634640209624
Naranjo en Flor Fueguia 1833
1.2633646519777
Neroli Profumum Roma
1.2615585471655
Néroli Originel Givenchy
1.2595650209624
Verg Slumberhouse
1.2579353773238
Aleksandr Arquiste
1.2563399045215
Lady Million Paco Rabanne
1.2563287672711
Neroli Czech & Speake
1.2556250209624
Eau de Fleurs d'Oranger du Roi (The Perfumed Court; Natural) DSH Perfumes
1.2541083809196
Infusion d`Homme Prada
1.2531275428812
Fire Island Bond No 9
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United Colors of Benetton Unisex Benetton
1.2511475786091
Soleil d`Issey Issey Miyake
1.2509945681279
Phoenix MCMC Fragrances
1.2509180628873
Vetivera Herbacea Parfums Berdoues
1.2509180628873
Vintage Ana Salazar
1.2505355366843
Bergamot Blossom Illuminum
1.250382526203
Nuance Roberto Capucci
1.2503060209624
Mandarin Neroli Donna Karan
1.2502295157218
Moon Fever Memo
1.2502295157218
Jeans Woman Versace
1.25
Yujin Pour Homme Ella Mikao
1.25
Neroli Wood Tulip
1.25
No. 3 Enchanted + Lily Crow
1.2486038923571
Chrome Azzaro
1.2475160817076
PG19 Louanges Profanes Parfumerie Generale
1.2464555576467
Fleur d'Oranger Evody Parfums
1.2456552620304
George Jardins d’Ecrivains
1.2446965995716
Portfolio Green for Men Perry Ellis
1.2429071991431
Givenchy Harvest 2007 Amarige Mimosa Givenchy
1.2403923039553
A Scent Soleil de Neroli Issey Miyake
1.2400765052406
Mojo Qonai Fragrances
1.2395909978579
Nerola Orange Blossom Pacifica
1.2385508866192
J`adore L`eau Cologne Florale Christian Dior
1.2385253122944
Dior Addict Eau de Toilette Christian Dior
1.2382480104812
Colonia Toscana Torre of Tuscany
1.2381715052406
Adri Essence Adrien Arpel
1.236671094331
Aqua Nobile Nobile 1942
1.2354470104812
Langa Jo Wood Organics
1.2353705052406
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