Neroli

Other names: Orange Oil, Bitter Orange Oil, Orange Blossom Water, Orange Flower Water

Group: CITRUS SMELLS

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

Neroli Perfumes

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Neroli Eau de Parfum L`Occitane en Provence
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Givenchy Harvest 2010 Organza Neroli Givenchy
1.5010796221323
Marrakech Neroli E Cardamomo Tesori d`Oriente
1.501012145749
Neroli Demeter Fragrance
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Essence No. 7 Neroli Elie Saab
1.5007422402159
Lovely Betty Oriflame
1.5003373819163
Cherubin Detaille
1.5002699055331
Pluie de Pétales de Fleurs d'Oranger Cinq Mondes
1.5001349527665
Pompeii DSH Perfumes
1.5001349527665
Le Neroli Roger Vivier
1.5
Francis Excelsis
1.5
Neroli Les Sens de Marrakech
1.5
Neroli CB I Hate Perfume
1.5
Bambini La Via del Profumo
1.4999325236167
L de Loewe Eau de Toilette Loewe
1.4670593036437
Neroli Annick Goutal
1.4559620040486
Marbert Man Pure Marbert
1.4556246221323
Cologne Sologne Nicolai Parfumeur Createur
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Orange Blossom Illuminum
1.4449163346829
Adieu Sagesse Jean Patou
1.4416194331984
Orange Blossom Ortigia Sicilia
1.4411948663968
Neroli L`Erbolario
1.4364409352227
Fleur du Mâle Jean Paul Gaultier
1.4287734291498
Azar Fueguia 1833
1.4287059527665
Neroli 36 Perfume Oil Le Labo
1.4263495276653
Velvet Sublime Dolce&Gabbana
1.4231444763833
Malmaison JoAnne Bassett
1.4120349055331
Verveine Le Jardin Retrouve
1.4068220040486
Debonair Smell Bent
1.4014396072874
Breathless Victoria`s Secret
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Rose & Neroli Accord Parfait
1.3952885276653
Gold Medal Atkinsons
1.3892938582996
English Promenade Krigler
1.385672708502
Mugler Cologne Thierry Mugler
1.3853574251012
Versace Pour Homme Versace
1.384191585695
Neroli Jasmin The Body Shop
1.3836415128205
Neroli Annick Goutal
1.3752024291498
Dawn Project D by Dannii and Tabitha
1.3710447638327
Neroli Castle Forbes
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LOBITT Santi Burgas
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White Winter Flower 40 Notes Perfume
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L’eau DSH Perfumes
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Allure Homme Sport Chanel
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Just Cavalli Roberto Cavalli
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Happy Baby House of Matriarch
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Bergamotto e Mirto Marino Dr. Vranjes Firenze
1.3523616734143
Sparrow Tokyo Milk Parfumarie Curiosite
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Acqua di Gio Giorgio Armani
1.3495803859649
Day of the Dead Lush
1.3474024925776
Cologne Summer Flash Thierry Mugler
1.3408013495277
Secret d`Essences Neroli Yves Rocher
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Fleur d`Oranger 2007 L`Artisan Parfumeur
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Pink Victoria`s Secret
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Wellington Cologne Geo. F. Trumper
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Rose L'Orange April Aromatics
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Néroli Originel Givenchy
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Australian Copperhead Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab
1.3334759986505
Chanel N°5 Eau Premiere Chanel
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Neroli Chamomile Elizabeth W
1.333333
Neroli Flor I Profumi di Firenze
1.333333
Galatea Strange Invisible Perfumes
1.333333
Sunny Yellow DSH Perfumes
1.333333
Bed Perfume Oil Bobbi Brown
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Lavanda Fizz Esperienze Olfattive
1.3285213022942
Miss Dior Eau De Toilette Christian Dior
1.3237883859649
Mountain Water for Her Victorinox Swiss Army
1.3197825006748
Eau de Fleurs Neroli Chloe
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Gardenia Santa Maria Novella
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Infusion d'Iris Prada
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Poppy Rouge D.S. & Durga
1.3154660958165
Néroli & Orchidée L`Occitane en Provence
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Italian Bergamot Ermenegildo Zegna
1.3131119527665
ORANGERIE Neroli Faberlic
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Love Me Victoria`s Secret
1.3114799608637
Mandarin Tea Love & Toast
1.3103988110661
Nitesurf Regime des Fleurs
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Fuel For Life She Summer Diesel
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Aqua Allegoria Flora Nerolia Guerlain
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La Collection Couturier Parfumeur Cologne Royale Christian Dior
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Neroli Boheme Carolina Herrera
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Aqua Allegoria Nerolia Bianca Guerlain
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Armani Prive Rose Alexandrie Giorgio Armani
1.2953401619433
Living Grace Philosophy
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Rose L’Orange April Aromatics
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Armani Prive Cologne Spray Eau de Jade Giorgio Armani
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Big Lush
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Leo CnR Create
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Wish of Happiness Avon
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No. 10 Lemongrass & Neroli Rituals
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Orange Blossom Honey Providence Perfume Co.
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Freeworld Regime des Fleurs
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Bright Neroli Ferrari
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Blossom Robert Piguet
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Neroli Czech & Speake
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Burlesque: Starlet Opus Oils
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Egoiste Platinum Chanel
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Bodytalk Woman Tom Tailor
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Eau de Portugal Geo. F. Trumper
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Mister Marvelous Eau de Cologne Byredo
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Ain't she cute Betty Boop
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Trance Essence Abbey Rose C.O.Bigelow
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Le Charmeur 12 Parfumeurs Francais
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A Scent Soleil de Neroli Issey Miyake
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Nerola Orange Blossom Pacifica
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Chanel N°5 Chanel
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Fiori d`Arancio Tsi-La Organic
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Neroli Profumum Roma
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10th Avenue Nice Red 10th Avenue Karl Antony
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Inspiration from the Sea Coeur d’Esprit Natural Perfumes
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Givenchy Harvest 2007 Amarige Mimosa Givenchy
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No 17 Cognoscenti
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Under the Orange Tree Maoli
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Naranjo en Flor Fueguia 1833
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Fire Island Bond No 9
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Blu Men Enjoy Byblos
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Verg Slumberhouse
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La Fille de l`Air Courreges
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Grand Neroli Atelier Cologne
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Infusion d`Homme Prada
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Eau de Fleurs d'Oranger du Roi (The Perfumed Court; Natural) DSH Perfumes
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Orange Blossom Lush
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Pleats Please L`Eau Issey Miyake
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J`adore L`eau Cologne Florale Christian Dior
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Aqva Amara Bvlgari
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Soleil d`Issey Issey Miyake
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PG19 Louanges Profanes Parfumerie Generale
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Bergamot Noir Berkeley Square
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Fleurs d'Oranger DSH Perfumes
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Mandarin Neroli Donna Karan
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Tristano Onofri Homme Onofri
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Isis Deep Marks and Spencer
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Tuberosa Les Voiles Depliees
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Snake Anoint Oil Santa Fe Botanical Natural Fragrance Collection
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No. 3 Enchanted + Lily Crow
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Warm Thrill Mirum
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Wild Glam Yoppy
1.25
Neroli Wood Tulip
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United Dreams Stay Positive Benetton
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Fleur D'Oranger L`Artisan Parfumeur
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Lady Million Paco Rabanne
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Puro Neroli Officina delle Essenze
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Summer Splash Lancaster
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Phoenix MCMC Fragrances
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Citrus Bigarrade Creed
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Lemon & Neroli Bronnley
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Love Story Chloe
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Glamstone Coral Dzintars
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Kenzo Amour Florale Kenzo
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Mojo Qonai Fragrances
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