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

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Neroli Portofino Acqua Tom Ford
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Givenchy Harvest 2010 Organza Neroli Givenchy
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Neroli Demeter Fragrance
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Marrakech Neroli E Cardamomo Tesori d`Oriente
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Lovely Betty Oriflame
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Essence No. 7 Neroli Elie Saab
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Rain Day Derek Lam 10 Crosby
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Cherubin Detaille
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Pluie de Pétales de Fleurs d'Oranger Cinq Mondes
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Pompeii DSH Perfumes
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Le Neroli Roger Vivier
1.5001317523057
Zagara di Sicilia Zuma
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Rose & Neroli Accord Parfait
1.5
Neroli Les Sens de Marrakech
1.5
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Bambini La Via del Profumo
1.5
Francis Excelsis
1.5
Neroli CB I Hate Perfume
1.5
Jardin de Vie Grenade Weleda
1.5
Crystal Silk Oil Neroli M. Micallef
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L de Loewe Eau de Toilette Loewe
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Musc Gold Bruno Acampora
1.4569717391304
Neroli Annick Goutal
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Marbert Man Pure Marbert
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Cologne Sologne Nicolai Parfumeur Createur
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Orange Blossom Illuminum
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Fleur du Mâle Jean Paul Gaultier
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Neroli L`Erbolario
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Azar Fueguia 1833
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Neroli 36 Perfume Oil Le Labo
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Sicilian Orange M. Asam
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Orange Blossom Ortigia Sicilia
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Breathless Victoria`s Secret
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Malmaison JoAnne Bassett
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Un Chant D’Amour Prada
1.4120285046113
Verveine Le Jardin Retrouve
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Velvet Sublime Dolce&Gabbana
1.4
Jadiss Ésika
1.4
Orange Blossom N°15 The Master Perfumer
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Eau de Néroli Doré Hermes
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Gold Medal Atkinsons
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Versace Pour Homme Versace
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Mugler Cologne Thierry Mugler
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English Promenade Krigler
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Jasmin Immortelle Neroli L`Occitane en Provence
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Neroli Jasmin The Body Shop
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Neroli Annick Goutal
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Debonair Smell Bent
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Dawn Project D by Dannii and Tabitha
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Gold Louis Cardin
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Neroli Castle Forbes
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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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Bergamotto e Mirto Marino Dr. Vranjes Firenze
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Sparrow Tokyo Milk Parfumarie Curiosite
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Acqua di Gio Giorgio Armani
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Day of the Dead Lush
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Cologne Summer Flash Thierry Mugler
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Secret d`Essences Neroli Yves Rocher
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Wellington Cologne Geo. F. Trumper
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Rose L'Orange April Aromatics
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Infusion de Neroli Acorelle
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Bed Perfume Oil Bobbi Brown
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Sunny Yellow DSH Perfumes
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Neroli Flor I Profumi di Firenze
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Galatea Strange Invisible Perfumes
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Lavanda Fizz Esperienze Olfattive
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Chanel N°5 Eau Premiere Chanel
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Happy Baby House of Matriarch
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Miss Dior Eau De Toilette Christian Dior
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Mountain Water for Her Victorinox Swiss Army
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Big Lush
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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
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Italian Bergamot Ermenegildo Zegna
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Eau de Fleurs Neroli Chloe
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Mandarin Tea Love & Toast
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Néroli Originel Givenchy
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LOBITT Santi Burgas
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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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Living Grace Philosophy
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Aqua Allegoria Nerolia Bianca Guerlain
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La Collection Couturier Parfumeur Cologne Royale Christian Dior
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Armani Prive Rose Alexandrie Giorgio Armani
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Fleur d`Oranger 2007 L`Artisan Parfumeur
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Australian Copperhead Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab
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Rose L’Orange April Aromatics
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Love Me Victoria`s Secret
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Leo CnR Create
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Mandarin Gold H&M
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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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Sudestada Fueguia 1833
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Blossom Robert Piguet
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La Fille de l`Air Courreges
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Pink Victoria`s Secret
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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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Mister Marvelous Eau de Cologne Byredo
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Iris Horseball
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Le Charmeur 12 Parfumeurs Francais
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Trance Essence Abbey Rose C.O.Bigelow
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A Scent Soleil de Neroli Issey Miyake
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Nerola Orange Blossom Pacifica
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Fiori d`Arancio Tsi-La Organic
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Chanel N°5 Chanel
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Troynoy Odekolon ot Napoleona No.3 Novaya Zarya
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Néroli Adopt` by Reserve Naturelle
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No 17 Cognoscenti
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Eau de Portugal Geo. F. Trumper
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Neroli Profumum Roma
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Under the Orange Tree Maoli
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Shanti M. Micallef
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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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Bright Neroli Ferrari
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Orange Blossom Lush
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Infusion d`Homme Prada
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PG19 Louanges Profanes Parfumerie Generale
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J`adore L`eau Cologne Florale Christian Dior
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Grand Neroli Atelier Cologne
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Pleats Please L`Eau Issey Miyake
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Fleurs d'Oranger DSH Perfumes
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