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
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Pompeii DSH Perfumes
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Le Neroli Roger Vivier
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Neroli L`Erbolario
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Neroli Annick Goutal
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Pink Victoria`s Secret
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Marbert Man Pure Marbert
1.4546286890116
Malmaison JoAnne Bassett
1.4298263351745
Fuel For Life She Summer Diesel
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Azar Fueguia 1833
1.4286546890116
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
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Cologne Sologne Parfums de Nicolaï
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Verveine Le Jardin Retrouve
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Fleur du Mâle Jean Paul Gaultier
1.4089134022094
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
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Adidas Woman Citrus Energy Adidas
1.3586494022094
Gold Medal Atkinsons
1.3549386258264
Versace Pour Homme Versace
1.3534431340698
Bergamotto e Mirto Marino Dr. Vranjes Firenze
1.3517419866934
Mugler Cologne Thierry Mugler
1.3510042681396
No. 10 Lemongrass & Neroli Rituals
1.3506736968784
Allure Homme Sport Chanel
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Acqua di Gio Giorgio Armani
1.3428020241861
Velvet Sublime Dolce&Gabbana
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Armani Prive Cologne Spray Eau de Jade Giorgio Armani
1.3365096597205
Chanel N°5 Eau Premiere Chanel
1.3351110683739
Miss Dior Eau De Toilette Dior
1.3340025120931
English Promenade Krigler
1.3337514450582
La Reine Margot Maitre Parfumeur et Gantier
1.3336677560465
Orange Blossom Illuminum
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Widow Queen Teufels Kuche
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Gaucho Ayala Moriel
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Mandarin Tea Love & Toast
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Fleur d`Oranger 2007 L`Artisan Parfumeur
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Eau de Fleurs Neroli Chloe
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Just Cavalli Roberto Cavalli
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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
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Jardin du Néroli Maitre Parfumeur et Gantier
1.3000836890116
Neroli Absolute Washington Tremlett
1.2997798583145
Orange Blossom Lush
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La Collection Couturier Parfumeur Cologne Royale Dior
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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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Armani Prive Rose Alexandrie Giorgio Armani
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Organza Fleur d'Oranger de Nabeul 2006 Givenchy
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Burlesque: Starlet Opus Oils
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Italian Bergamot Ermenegildo Zegna
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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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Aqva Amara Bvlgari
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Coeur Couronne Herve Gambs Paris
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Summer Splash Lancaster
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Les 4 Saisons: Red Sea M. Micallef
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Neroli Profumum Roma
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MNG Cut for Woman Mango
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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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Lady Million Paco Rabanne
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Verg Slumberhouse
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Fire Island Bond No 9
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Grand Neroli Atelier Cologne
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United Colors of Benetton Unisex Benetton
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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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No. 3 Enchanted + Lily Crow
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Chrome Azzaro
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Adri Essence Adrien Arpel
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Aqua Nobile Nobile 1942
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Musk Jovan
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Acqua Nobile Gelsomino Acqua di Parma
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Fleur d'Oranger Evody Parfums
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Project D Project D by Dannii and Tabitha
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L'Heure Bleue Guerlain
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Amelia Grossmith
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Classique X L'Eau Jean Paul Gaultier
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Animale for Men Animale
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Nio Xerjoff
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Comme des Garcons Series 4 Cologne : Citrico Comme des Garcons
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Notre Flore Neroli L`Occitane en Provence
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L'Instant de Guerlain pour Homme Eau Extreme Guerlain

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