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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Pluie de Pétales de Fleurs d'Oranger Cinq Mondes
1.5001648532806
Le Neroli Roger Vivier
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Pompeii DSH Perfumes
1.4822524922519
Neroli L`Erbolario
1.4786627992087
Neroli Annick Goutal
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Pink Victoria`s Secret
1.4556989729641
Marbert Man Pure Marbert
1.4546274266403
Malmaison JoAnne Bassett
1.4298073996044
Fuel For Life She Summer Diesel
1.4290655598417
Azar Fueguia 1833
1.4286534266403
Neroli 36 Perfume Oil Le Labo
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Venus & Cupid (Siena) DSH Perfumes
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Orange Blossom Ortigia Sicilia
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Happy Baby House of Matriarch
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Cologne Summer Flash Thierry Mugler
1.4126716930432
Cologne Sologne Nicolai Parfumeur Createur
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Verveine Le Jardin Retrouve
1.4038737619519
Fleur du Mâle Jean Paul Gaultier
1.4014836795252
Debonair Smell Bent
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Breathless Victoria`s Secret
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Day of the Dead Lush
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Wish of Happiness Avon
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Wellington Cologne Geo. F. Trumper
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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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Neroli Annick Goutal
1.3651196795252
Adidas Woman Citrus Energy Adidas
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Gold Medal Atkinsons
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Versace Pour Homme Versace
1.3534355598417
Bergamotto e Mirto Marino Dr. Vranjes Firenze
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Mugler Cologne Thierry Mugler
1.3521315578635
Armani Prive Cologne Spray Eau de Jade Giorgio Armani
1.3509891196835
No. 10 Lemongrass & Neroli Rituals
1.3482292485987
Allure Homme Sport Chanel
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Acqua di Gio Giorgio Armani
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Velvet Sublime Dolce&Gabbana
1.3364991915595
Chanel N°5 Eau Premiere Chanel
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Rodin RODIN Olio Lusso
1.3339924131223
English Promenade Krigler
1.3337451332015
La Reine Margot Maitre Parfumeur et Gantier
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Orange Blossom Illuminum
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Neroli Chamomile Elizabeth W
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Widow Queen Teufels Kuche
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Galatea Strange Invisible Perfumes
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Bed Perfume Oil Bobbi Brown
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Gaucho Ayala Moriel
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Mandarin Tea Love & Toast
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Miss Dior Eau De Toilette Christian Dior
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Fleur d`Oranger 2007 L`Artisan Parfumeur
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Just Cavalli Roberto Cavalli
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Eau de Fleurs Neroli Chloe
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Calacas Lush
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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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Sparrow Tokyo Milk Parfumarie Curiosite
1.3001648532806
Jardin du Néroli Maitre Parfumeur et Gantier
1.3000824266403
Neroli Absolute Washington Tremlett
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Orange Blossom Lush
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Italian Bergamot Ermenegildo Zegna
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La Collection Couturier Parfumeur Cologne Royale Christian Dior
1.2960138127267
Lemon and Neroli Eau Fraiche Bronnley
1.2914573030003
Armani Prive Rose Alexandrie Giorgio Armani
1.2905702799209
Shalini Shalini
1.2883536643587
Egoiste Platinum Chanel
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Organza Fleur d'Oranger de Nabeul 2006 Givenchy
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Burlesque: Starlet Opus Oils
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Phoenix MCMC Fragrances
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Bodytalk Woman Tom Tailor
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Aqua Allegoria Flora Nerolia Guerlain
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Secret d`Essences Neroli Yves Rocher
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Chanel N°5 Chanel
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Gold Benetton
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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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Les 4 Saisons: Red Sea M. Micallef
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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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Aleksandr Arquiste
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Classic Mimosa Von Eusersdorff
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Under the Orange Tree Maoli
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Naranjo en Flor Fueguia 1833
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Neroli Profumum Roma
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Lady Million Paco Rabanne
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Verg Slumberhouse
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Grand Neroli Atelier Cologne
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Fire Island Bond No 9
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Infusion d`Homme Prada
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United Colors of Benetton Unisex Benetton
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Living Grace Philosophy
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Vintage Ana Salazar
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Vetivera Herbacea Parfums Berdoues
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Mandarin Neroli Donna Karan
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Nuance Roberto Capucci
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Jeans Woman Versace
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No. 3 Enchanted + Lily Crow
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Yujin Pour Homme Ella Mikao
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Chrome Azzaro
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Follow Me Day Novaya Zarya
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Givenchy Harvest 2007 Amarige Mimosa Givenchy
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A Scent Soleil de Neroli Issey Miyake
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Mojo Qonai Fragrances
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Eau Pour Le Jeune Homme Maitre Parfumeur et Gantier
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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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PG19 Louanges Profanes Parfumerie Generale
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Acqua Nobile Gelsomino Acqua di Parma
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Fleur d'Oranger Evody Parfums
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L'Heure Bleue Guerlain
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J`adore L`eau Cologne Florale Christian Dior
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George Jardins d’Ecrivains
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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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Musk Jovan
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Les Bohemes: Giggle Water Opus Oils
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Amelia Grossmith
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Australian Copperhead Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab
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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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Poppy Rouge D.S. & Durga
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L`Homme DSH Perfumes
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Animale for Men Animale
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Notre Flore Neroli L`Occitane en Provence
1.2165102664029
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