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

1.5064120179537
Neroli Eau de Parfum L`Occitane en Provence
1.5020152056426
Givenchy Harvest 2010 Organza Neroli Givenchy
1.5017404048731
Lemon and Neroli Eau Fraiche Bronnley
1.5010992030778
Marrakech Neroli E Cardamomo Tesori d`Oriente
1.5006412017954
Neroli Demeter Fragrance
1.5003664010259
Pluie de Pétales de Fleurs d'Oranger Cinq Mondes
1.5003664010259
Gold Benetton
1.500183200513
Le Neroli Roger Vivier
1.4929440076944
Neroli L`Erbolario
1.4779304048731
Neroli Annick Goutal
1.4556442030778
Marbert Man Pure Marbert
1.4551862017954
Pink Victoria`s Secret
1.454728200513
Malmaison JoAnne Bassett
1.4297618033342
Fuel For Life She Summer Diesel
1.428754200513
Neroli 36 Perfume Oil Le Labo
1.428754200513
Azar Fueguia 1833
1.4224270038472
Orange Blossom Ortigia Sicilia
1.4212716087753
Fleur du Mâle Jean Paul Gaultier
1.4132926143629
Cologne Summer Flash Thierry Mugler
1.4121314010259
Verveine Le Jardin Retrouve
1.4102818033342
Calacas Lush
1.4062348418064
Breathless Victoria`s Secret
1.392534006412
Day of the Dead Lush
1.3864750115416
Wish of Happiness Avon
1.3752748007694
Dawn Project D by Dannii and Tabitha
1.3750916002565
White Winter Flower 40 Notes Perfume
1.3732094164148
Armani Prive Cologne Spray Eau de Jade Giorgio Armani
1.3723583313181
Neroli Jasmin The Body Shop
1.3712606079509
Coeur Joie Nina Ricci
1.3700698046167
Portfolio Green for Men Perry Ellis
1.3695202030778
LOBITT Santi Burgas
1.3656628366767
Neroli Annick Goutal
1.3652848046167
Adidas Woman Citrus Energy Adidas
1.3622102030778
Velvet Sublime Dolce&Gabbana
1.3587918046167
Gold Medal Atkinsons
1.3581026079509
Mandarin Tea Love & Toast
1.3533990012824
Bergamotto e Mirto Marino Dr. Vranjes Firenze
1.3504580012824
No. 10 Lemongrass & Neroli Rituals
1.3492000038472
Debonair Smell Bent
1.3488336028213
Happy Baby House of Matriarch
1.3426694946414
Just Cavalli Roberto Cavalli
1.342315772465
Versace Pour Homme Versace
1.3420263333333
Acqua di Gio Giorgio Armani
1.3412182563891
Allure Homme Sport Chanel
1.3395986797655
Miss Dior Eau De Toilette Dior
1.3358978071815
Bodytalk Woman Tom Tailor
1.335250731428
Chanel N°5 Eau Premiere Chanel
1.3348233347073
Mugler Cologne Thierry Mugler
1.3345238033342
Classic Mimosa Von Eusersdorff
1.3340658020518
English Promenade Krigler
1.3338826015389
La Reine Margot Maitre Parfumeur et Gantier
1.333516200513
Neroli Chamomile Elizabeth W
1.333516200513
Widow Queen Teufels Kuche
1.333333
Galatea Strange Invisible Perfumes
1.3332413997435
Gaucho Ayala Moriel
1.3274678110287
Fleur d`Oranger 2007 L`Artisan Parfumeur
1.3236760256481
Eau de Fleurs Neroli Chloe
1.3215572043602
Muguet Fragonard
1.3197392043602
Big Lush
1.3169351230191
Infusion d'Iris Prada
1.3145146259046
Orange Blossom Lush
1.3094324048731
Neroli Profumum Roma
1.3082416015389
Fiori d`Arancio Tsi-La Organic
1.3024842274434
Armani Prive Rose Alexandrie Giorgio Armani
1.302473206925
Sparrow Tokyo Milk Parfumarie Curiosite
1.3015572043602
Wellington Cologne Geo. F. Trumper
1.300183200513
Jardin du Néroli Maitre Parfumeur et Gantier
1.3000916002565
Neroli Absolute Washington Tremlett
1.2953304137584
Egoiste Platinum Chanel
1.2935906053861
Pleats Please L`Eau Issey Miyake
1.2904146002565
Shalini Shalini
1.2889200089768
La Collection Couturier Parfumeur Cologne Royale Dior
1.2866582223138
Aqua Allegoria Flora Nerolia Guerlain
1.2856223997435
Burlesque: Starlet Opus Oils
1.2775034394064
Chanel N°5 Chanel
1.2743758046167
Organza Fleur d'Oranger de Nabeul 2006 Givenchy
1.2740372248786
Aqva Amara Bvlgari
1.272727
Trance Essence Abbey Rose C.O.Bigelow
1.2725686759183
Secret d`Essences Neroli Yves Rocher
1.2700334048731
Les 4 Saisons: Red Sea M. Micallef
1.2683158046167
Classique X L'Eau Jean Paul Gaultier
1.2675830025648
Phoenix MCMC Fragrances
1.2674914023083
MNG Cut for Woman Mango
1.2669418007694
Naranjo en Flor Fueguia 1833
1.2667586002565
Inspiration from the Sea Coeur d’Esprit Natural Perfumes
1.2663640089768
Givenchy Harvest 2007 Amarige Mimosa Givenchy
1.2661868418064
Fire Island Bond No 9
1.2651829242466
Lady Million Paco Rabanne
1.2644404035907
Rose L’Orange April Aromatics
1.2638908020518
Under the Orange Tree Maoli
1.2637076015389
Australian Copperhead Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab
1.2630684061555
Summer Splash Lancaster
1.2627936053861
Rose L'Orange April Aromatics
1.260861213337
Aleksandr Arquiste
1.2596254010259
Verg Slumberhouse
1.2590068759733
Infusion d`Homme Prada
1.2587978020518
L'Eau De Rose Ramon Monegal
1.2580598148759
United Colors of Benetton Unisex Benetton
1.2573342056426
Italian Bergamot Ermenegildo Zegna
1.2560928033342
Citrus Bigarrade Creed
1.2541180179537
Shooting Stars Collection: Kobe Xerjoff
1.2519452364203
Grand Neroli Atelier Cologne
1.2511908033342
Soleil d`Issey Issey Miyake
1.2510992030778
Vintage Ana Salazar
1.2509160025648
Cologne Sologne Parfums de Nicolaï
1.2508244023083
Vetivera Herbacea Parfums Berdoues
1.2504580012824
Bergamot Blossom Illuminum
1.2502748007694
Jeans Woman Versace
1.2502748007694
Mandarin Neroli Donna Karan
1.2500916002565
No. 3 Enchanted + Lily Crow
1.25
Coeur Couronne Herve Gambs Paris
1.25
Yujin Pour Homme Ella Mikao
1.2484205313731
Chrome Azzaro
1.2435178007694
Follow Me Day Novaya Zarya
1.2421068058991
Eau de Portugal Geo. F. Trumper
1.2403518123111
A Scent Soleil de Neroli Issey Miyake
1.24
Mojo Qonai Fragrances
1.2394690038472
Eau Pour Le Jeune Homme Maitre Parfumeur et Gantier
1.2388278020518
Fleur d'Oranger Evody Parfums
1.2381976951543
Black XS L'Exces for Her Paco Rabanne
1.2381866002565
Adri Essence Adrien Arpel
1.2381030833562
Musk Jovan
1.235477200513
Langa Jo Wood Organics
1.2353856002565
Nuvola Farfalla
1.2350742120546
Neroli Czech & Speake
1.234633085921
J`adore L`eau Cologne Florale Dior
1.2340250926995
L'Heure Bleue Guerlain
1.2312270012824
Fleur Sauvage Tsi-La Organic
1.230952200513
Project D Project D by Dannii and Tabitha
1.2306773997435
Les Bohemes: Giggle Water Opus Oils
1.2284638033342
Amelia Grossmith
1.2251458636072
Clair de Musc Serge Lutens
1.2247868071815
Sweet Dreams 2003 A Lab on Fire
1.2241836130805
Living Grace Philosophy
1.223524365027
Cool Water Davidoff
1.2235044035907
Pure Custo Barcelona Man Custo Barcelona
1.222405200513
L`Homme DSH Perfumes
1.2222308097463
Ines de la Fressange 2004 Ines de la Fressange
1.2218320051296
Acqua Nobile Gelsomino Acqua di Parma
1.2213740038472
Aqua Nobile Nobile 1942
1.2206736053861
Eau de Lit Guerlain
1.2203988046167
Eau sOleil Parfums de Nicolaï
1.219736420262
Nerola Orange Blossom Pacifica
1.2196784382156
Notre Flore Neroli L`Occitane en Provence
1.2172236028213
Soleil Liquide Memoire Liquide
1.2155837327105
L'Instant de Guerlain pour Homme Eau Extreme Guerlain
1.2151104023083
Eau de Cologne Penhaligon`s
1.2148808943849
Kenzo Amour Florale Kenzo
1.2146524010259
Colonia Toscana Torre of Tuscany
1.2140916310342
Cologne Intense Rose Water & Vanilla Jo Malone

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