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
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Givenchy Harvest 2010 Organza Neroli Givenchy
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Marrakech Neroli E Cardamomo Tesori d`Oriente
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Neroli Demeter Fragrance
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Gold Benetton
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Pluie de Pétales de Fleurs d'Oranger Cinq Mondes
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Le Neroli Roger Vivier
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Pompeii DSH Perfumes
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Neroli L`Erbolario
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Neroli Annick Goutal
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Pink Victoria`s Secret
1.4555943179433
Marbert Man Pure Marbert
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Malmaison JoAnne Bassett
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Fuel For Life She Summer Diesel
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Azar Fueguia 1833
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Neroli 36 Perfume Oil Le Labo
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Orange Blossom Ortigia Sicilia
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Fleur du Mâle Jean Paul Gaultier
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Cologne Summer Flash Thierry Mugler
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Verveine Le Jardin Retrouve
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Calacas Lush
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Breathless Victoria`s Secret
1.3924300790486
Day of the Dead Lush
1.3865502717733
Wish of Happiness Avon
1.3790615879678
Neroli Annick Goutal
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Dawn Project D by Dannii and Tabitha
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White Winter Flower 40 Notes Perfume
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Coeur Joie Nina Ricci
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Portfolio Green for Men Perry Ellis
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LOBITT Santi Burgas
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Neroli Jasmin The Body Shop
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Adidas Woman Citrus Energy Adidas
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Velvet Sublime Dolce&Gabbana
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Gold Medal Atkinsons
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Armani Prive Cologne Spray Eau de Jade Giorgio Armani
1.3542893151452
Versace Pour Homme Versace
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Bergamotto e Mirto Marino Dr. Vranjes Firenze
1.3507869884575
No. 10 Lemongrass & Neroli Rituals
1.3496055659321
Allure Homme Sport Chanel
1.349399976915
Debonair Smell Bent
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Happy Baby House of Matriarch
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Mugler Cologne Thierry Mugler
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Acqua di Gio Giorgio Armani
1.3359562948583
Bodytalk Woman Tom Tailor
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Classic Mimosa Von Eusersdorff
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Chanel N°5 Eau Premiere Chanel
1.3342074316194
Cologne Sologne Parfums de Nicolaï
1.3340325452956
English Promenade Krigler
1.3338576589717
La Reine Margot Maitre Parfumeur et Gantier
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Widow Queen Teufels Kuche
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Neroli Chamomile Elizabeth W
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Galatea Strange Invisible Perfumes
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Gaucho Ayala Moriel
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Mandarin Tea Love & Toast
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Miss Dior Eau De Toilette Dior
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Just Cavalli Roberto Cavalli
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Fleur d`Oranger 2007 L`Artisan Parfumeur
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Eau de Fleurs Neroli Chloe
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Muguet Fragonard
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Big Lush
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Infusion d'Iris Prada
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Fiori d`Arancio Tsi-La Organic
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Orange Blossom Lush
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Sparrow Tokyo Milk Parfumarie Curiosite
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Wellington Cologne Geo. F. Trumper
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Jardin du Néroli Maitre Parfumeur et Gantier
1.3000874431619
Neroli Absolute Washington Tremlett
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La Collection Couturier Parfumeur Cologne Royale Dior
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Armani Prive Rose Alexandrie Giorgio Armani
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Lemon and Neroli Eau Fraiche Bronnley
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Egoiste Platinum Chanel
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Shalini Shalini
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Aqva Amara Bvlgari
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Aqua Allegoria Flora Nerolia Guerlain
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Burlesque: Starlet Opus Oils
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Neroli Profumum Roma
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Chanel N°5 Chanel
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Secret d`Essences Neroli Yves Rocher
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Organza Fleur d'Oranger de Nabeul 2006 Givenchy
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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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Italian Bergamot Ermenegildo Zegna
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Les 4 Saisons: Red Sea M. Micallef
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MNG Cut for Woman Mango
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Naranjo en Flor Fueguia 1833
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Inspiration from the Sea Coeur d’Esprit Natural Perfumes
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Aleksandr Arquiste
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Lady Million Paco Rabanne
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Australian Copperhead Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab
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Fire Island Bond No 9
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Under the Orange Tree Maoli
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Infusion d`Homme Prada
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Verg Slumberhouse
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Neroli Czech & Speake
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Citrus Bigarrade Creed
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United Colors of Benetton Unisex Benetton
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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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Rodin RODIN Olio Lusso
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Bergamot Blossom Illuminum
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Nuance Roberto Capucci
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Jeans Woman Versace
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Yujin Pour Homme Ella Mikao
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Grand Neroli Atelier Cologne
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Chrome Azzaro
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Follow Me Day Novaya Zarya
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Pleats Please L`Eau Issey Miyake
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A Scent Soleil de Neroli Issey Miyake
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Phoenix MCMC Fragrances
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Mojo Qonai Fragrances
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Adri Essence Adrien Arpel
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Aqua Nobile Nobile 1942
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Acqua Nobile Gelsomino Acqua di Parma
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Nuvola Farfalla
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L'Heure Bleue Guerlain
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J`adore L`eau Cologne Florale Dior
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Musk Jovan
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Fleur d'Oranger Evody Parfums
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Living Grace Philosophy
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Fleur Sauvage Tsi-La Organic
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Project D Project D by Dannii and Tabitha
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Les Bohemes: Giggle Water Opus Oils
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Classique X L'Eau Jean Paul Gaultier
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Givenchy Harvest 2007 Amarige Mimosa Givenchy
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Amelia Grossmith
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L´eau (Natural) DSH Perfumes
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Cool Water Davidoff
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Palazzo Fendi Eau de Toilette Fendi
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L`Homme DSH Perfumes
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Reflection Man Amouage
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PG19 Louanges Profanes Parfumerie Generale
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Iris Nobile Sublime Acqua di Parma
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Clair de Musc Serge Lutens
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Notre Flore Neroli L`Occitane en Provence
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George Jardins d’Ecrivains
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L´eau d´Iris DSH Perfumes
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Animale for Men Animale
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L'Instant de Guerlain pour Homme Eau Extreme Guerlain
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Nio Xerjoff
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Colonia Toscana Torre of Tuscany

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