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

 

 

 

 

 

 

Perfumes and Colognes With Neroli

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Neroli Eau de Parfum L`Occitane en Provence
1.5020476068595
Givenchy Harvest 2010 Organza Neroli Givenchy
1.5010238034297
Marrakech Neroli E Cardamomo Tesori d`Oriente
1.5007678525723
Neroli Demeter Fragrance
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Gold Benetton
1.5003412678099
Pluie de Pétales de Fleurs d'Oranger Cinq Mondes
1.500170633905
Le Neroli Roger Vivier
1.500170633905
Pompeii DSH Perfumes
1.4802503611467
Neroli L`Erbolario
1.4785788746694
Neroli Annick Goutal
1.4717824373347
Pink Victoria`s Secret
1.4555688034297
Marbert Man Pure Marbert
1.4546303169525
Malmaison JoAnne Bassett
1.4296801203822
Fuel For Life She Summer Diesel
1.428741633905
Azar Fueguia 1833
1.4286563169525
Neroli 36 Perfume Oil Le Labo
1.4224180712397
Orange Blossom Ortigia Sicilia
1.4136232849586
Cologne Summer Flash Thierry Mugler
1.4126181695248
Cologne Sologne Parfums de Nicolaï
1.4121062678099
Verveine Le Jardin Retrouve
1.4116539623752
Fleur du Mâle Jean Paul Gaultier
1.4089427051446
Debonair Smell Bent
1.3996542480164
Breathless Victoria`s Secret
1.392376923812
Day of the Dead Lush
1.386448213719
Wish of Happiness Avon
1.3752559508574
Dawn Project D by Dannii and Tabitha
1.3750853169525
White Winter Flower 40 Notes Perfume
1.3711511424793
Coeur Joie Nina Ricci
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Portfolio Green for Men Perry Ellis
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LOBITT Santi Burgas
1.3686985474789
Neroli Jasmin The Body Shop
1.3682128598242
Neroli Annick Goutal
1.3651717051446
Adidas Woman Citrus Energy Adidas
1.3586787051446
Gold Medal Atkinsons
1.3540738185308
Versace Pour Homme Versace
1.3533675847624
Bergamotto e Mirto Marino Dr. Vranjes Firenze
1.3527069409607
Armani Prive Cologne Spray Eau de Jade Giorgio Armani
1.3526704883542
Allure Homme Sport Chanel
1.3520008930979
Mugler Cologne Thierry Mugler
1.3509384864773
No. 10 Lemongrass & Neroli Rituals
1.3487644864773
Happy Baby House of Matriarch
1.3429023333333
Acqua di Gio Giorgio Armani
1.3427427542872
Velvet Sublime Dolce&Gabbana
1.3360631424793
Bodytalk Woman Tom Tailor
1.3359872413617
Chanel N°5 Eau Premiere Chanel
1.3340155356198
English Promenade Krigler
1.3337595847624
La Reine Margot Maitre Parfumeur et Gantier
1.333503633905
Widow Queen Teufels Kuche
1.333503633905
Neroli Chamomile Elizabeth W
1.333333
Galatea Strange Invisible Perfumes
1.3332476830475
Gaucho Ayala Moriel
1.3322540933367
Mandarin Tea Love & Toast
1.3322250537497
Miss Dior Eau De Toilette Dior
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Fleur d`Oranger 2007 L`Artisan Parfumeur
1.3270425844211
Just Cavalli Roberto Cavalli
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Eau de Fleurs Neroli Chloe
1.3227940712397
Calacas Lush
1.3215357051446
Muguet Fragonard
1.3198559237266
Infusion d'Iris Prada
1.3198030220971
Big Lush
1.3085451695248
Fiori d`Arancio Tsi-La Organic
1.3034175478202
Orange Blossom Lush
1.3023888746694
Sparrow Tokyo Milk Parfumarie Curiosite
1.3017063390496
Wellington Cologne Geo. F. Trumper
1.300170633905
Jardin du Néroli Maitre Parfumeur et Gantier
1.3000853169525
Neroli Absolute Washington Tremlett
1.2996389360123
Armani Prive Rose Alexandrie Giorgio Armani
1.2977013120041
La Collection Couturier Parfumeur Cologne Royale Dior
1.296080289907
Lemon and Neroli Eau Fraiche Bronnley
1.2914803983449
Egoiste Platinum Chanel
1.2904083169525
Shalini Shalini
1.2856286830475
Burlesque: Starlet Opus Oils
1.2807023291528
Aqua Allegoria Flora Nerolia Guerlain
1.2784268819213
Aqva Amara Bvlgari
1.2765357051446
Organza Fleur d'Oranger de Nabeul 2006 Givenchy
1.2757254105452
Chanel N°5 Chanel
1.2728123169525
Coeur Couronne Herve Gambs Paris
1.272727
Trance Essence Abbey Rose C.O.Bigelow
1.2726861249893
Secret d`Essences Neroli Yves Rocher
1.2725595085744
Summer Splash Lancaster
1.2699993390496
Les 4 Saisons: Red Sea M. Micallef
1.2689403341012
Aleksandr Arquiste
1.2683472407644
Neroli Profumum Roma
1.2676054864773
MNG Cut for Woman Mango
1.2667523169525
Inspiration from the Sea Coeur d’Esprit Natural Perfumes
1.2654007763843
Italian Bergamot Ermenegildo Zegna
1.2643524373347
Classic Mimosa Von Eusersdorff
1.2638405356198
Under the Orange Tree Maoli
1.2637552186673
Australian Copperhead Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab
1.2634139508574
Naranjo en Flor Fueguia 1833
1.2603822512584
Lady Million Paco Rabanne
1.2597041513523
Infusion d`Homme Prada
1.2596002678099
Verg Slumberhouse
1.2567781645764
Neroli Czech & Speake
1.2563947836362
Grand Neroli Atelier Cologne
1.2561817542872
Citrus Bigarrade Creed
1.2537657344936
Fire Island Bond No 9
1.2526273341012
United Colors of Benetton Unisex Benetton
1.251962289907
Eau de Portugal Geo. F. Trumper
1.2511091203822
Soleil d`Issey Issey Miyake
1.2510238034297
Vintage Ana Salazar
1.2509384864773
Vetivera Herbacea Parfums Berdoues
1.2506825356198
Rodin RODIN Olio Lusso
1.2505972186673
Bergamot Blossom Illuminum
1.2504265847624
Mandarin Neroli Donna Karan
1.2502559508574
Jeans Woman Versace
1.2502559508574
Nuance Roberto Capucci
1.2500853169525
No. 3 Enchanted + Lily Crow
1.25
Yujin Pour Homme Ella Mikao
1.2467286622302
Chrome Azzaro
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Follow Me Day Novaya Zarya
1.2407327493388
A Scent Soleil de Neroli Issey Miyake
1.2401538034297
Phoenix MCMC Fragrances
1.24
Mojo Qonai Fragrances
1.2395453881921
Eau Pour Le Jeune Homme Maitre Parfumeur et Gantier
1.2381803169525
Adri Essence Adrien Arpel
1.2372222579131
Nerola Orange Blossom Pacifica
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Aqua Nobile Nobile 1942
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Acqua Nobile Gelsomino Acqua di Parma
1.235464633905
Langa Jo Wood Organics
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Nuvola Farfalla
1.2341467859398
Musk Jovan
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Pleats Please L`Eau Issey Miyake
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J`adore L`eau Cologne Florale Dior
1.2330814864773
Fleur d'Oranger Evody Parfums
1.2327013373432
L'Heure Bleue Guerlain
1.2311955847624
Fleur Sauvage Tsi-La Organic
1.230939633905
Project D Project D by Dannii and Tabitha
1.2306836830475
Les Bohemes: Giggle Water Opus Oils
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Classique X L'Eau Jean Paul Gaultier
1.2302590933367
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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Trance Essence Pink Kat C.O.Bigelow
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Black XS L'Exces for Her Paco Rabanne
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Cool Water Davidoff
1.2248770563945
Nio Xerjoff
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Palazzo Fendi Eau de Toilette Fendi
1.2240177885846
Cologne Intense Rose Water & Vanilla Jo Malone
1.222392633905
L`Homme DSH Perfumes
1.2216062750619
Animale for Men Animale
1.2203262552683
Clair de Musc Serge Lutens
1.2200875527685
Living Grace Philosophy
1.2185195577169
Comme des Garcons Series 4 Cologne : Citrico Comme des Garcons
1.2183947615391
Notre Flore Neroli L`Occitane en Provence
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Marrakech Jouany Perfumes
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PG19 Louanges Profanes Parfumerie Generale
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L´eau d´Iris DSH Perfumes
1.2160616565993
L'Instant de Guerlain pour Homme Eau Extreme Guerlain
1.2151391695248
Eau de Cologne Penhaligon`s

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