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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Nitesurf Regime des Fleurs
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Lovely Betty Oriflame
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Orange Blossom Illuminum
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Pluie de Pétales de Fleurs d'Oranger Cinq Mondes
1.5002378686965
Adieu Sagesse Jean Patou
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Le Neroli Roger Vivier
1.500158579131
Pompeii DSH Perfumes
1.5
Francis Excelsis
1.5
Neroli CB I Hate Perfume
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Neroli L`Erbolario
1.4787272660958
Neroli Annick Goutal
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Pink Victoria`s Secret
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Marbert Man Pure Marbert
1.4546242895655
Malmaison JoAnne Bassett
1.4300775017444
Fuel For Life She Summer Diesel
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Azar Fueguia 1833
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Orange Blossom Honey Providence Perfume Co.
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Venus & Cupid (Siena) DSH Perfumes
1.4286502895655
Neroli 36 Perfume Oil Le Labo
1.4223216330479
Orange Blossom Ortigia Sicilia
1.41379255915
Cologne Summer Flash Thierry Mugler
1.412082158262
Verveine Le Jardin Retrouve
1.4015065017444
Debonair Smell Bent
1.401007535046
Fleur du Mâle Jean Paul Gaultier
1.4009455156993
Breathless Victoria`s Secret
1.4003964478275
Néroli Originel Givenchy
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Tuberosa Les Voiles Depliees
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Day of the Dead Lush
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Wish of Happiness Avon
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Happy Baby House of Matriarch
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Wellington Cologne Geo. F. Trumper
1.3752378686965
Dawn Project D by Dannii and Tabitha
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White Winter Flower 40 Notes Perfume
1.3711961347923
Coeur Joie Nina Ricci
1.3708994966698
Neroli Jasmin The Body Shop
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Portfolio Green for Men Perry Ellis
1.3693724747859
LOBITT Santi Burgas
1.3677784617824
Neroli Annick Goutal
1.3650632121789
Adidas Woman Citrus Energy Adidas
1.3585702121789
Gold Medal Atkinsons
1.3565765442436
Versace Pour Homme Versace
1.3540128874088
Mugler Cologne Thierry Mugler
1.353416737393
Bergamotto e Mirto Marino Dr. Vranjes Firenze
1.3508721852204
No. 10 Lemongrass & Neroli Rituals
1.3505550269585
Neroli Castle Forbes
1.3488567643514
Cologne Sologne Nicolai Parfumeur Createur
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Acqua di Gio Giorgio Armani
1.3451952210593
Allure Homme Sport Chanel
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Velvet Sublime Dolce&Gabbana
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Armani Prive Cologne Spray Eau de Jade Giorgio Armani
1.3366702232794
Chanel N°5 Eau Premiere Chanel
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Rodin RODIN Olio Lusso
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English Promenade Krigler
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Neroli Chamomile Elizabeth W
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Widow Queen Teufels Kuche
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Bed Perfume Oil Bobbi Brown
1.333333
Galatea Strange Invisible Perfumes
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Gaucho Ayala Moriel
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Miss Dior Eau De Toilette Christian Dior
1.3324395826197
Mandarin Tea Love & Toast
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Fleur d`Oranger 2007 L`Artisan Parfumeur
1.3252862540438
Just Cavalli Roberto Cavalli
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Eau de Fleurs Neroli Chloe
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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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Italian Bergamot Ermenegildo Zegna
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Sparrow Tokyo Milk Parfumarie Curiosite
1.300158579131
Jardin du Néroli Maitre Parfumeur et Gantier
1.3000792895655
Neroli Absolute Washington Tremlett
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La Collection Couturier Parfumeur Cologne Royale Christian Dior
1.2961002391373
Lemon & Neroli Bronnley
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Shalini Shalini
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Néroli & Orchidée L`Occitane en Provence
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Egoiste Platinum Chanel
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Orange Blossom Lush
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Organza Fleur d'Oranger de Nabeul 2006 Givenchy
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Cologne Precieuse La Manufacture
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Burlesque: Starlet Opus Oils
1.2854112496036
Armani Prive Rose Alexandrie Giorgio Armani
1.2804738452268
Bodytalk Woman Tom Tailor
1.2800875356803
Aqua Allegoria Flora Nerolia Guerlain
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Secret d`Essences Neroli Yves Rocher
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United Dreams Stay Positive Benetton
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man.aubusson Aubusson
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Gold Benetton
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Australian Copperhead Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab
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Britto Man Romero Britto
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Coeur Couronne Herve Gambs Paris
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Trance Essence Abbey Rose C.O.Bigelow
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Summer Splash Lancaster
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Chanel N°5 Chanel
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Aqva Amara Bvlgari
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Les 4 Saisons: Red Sea M. Micallef
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Rose L'Orange April Aromatics
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MNG Cut for Woman Mango
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Inspiration from the Sea Coeur d’Esprit Natural Perfumes
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Aleksandr Arquiste
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Under the Orange Tree Maoli
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Naranjo en Flor Fueguia 1833
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Grand Neroli Atelier Cologne
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Neroli Profumum Roma
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Lady Million Paco Rabanne
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Verg Slumberhouse
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Citrus Bigarrade Creed
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Infusion d`Homme Prada
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Fire Island Bond No 9
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United Colors of Benetton Unisex Benetton
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Eau de Portugal Geo. F. Trumper
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Living Grace Philosophy
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Phoenix MCMC Fragrances
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Soleil d`Issey Issey Miyake
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Vintage Ana Salazar
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Vetivera Herbacea Parfums Berdoues
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Bergamot Blossom Illuminum
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Nuance Roberto Capucci
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Mandarin Neroli Donna Karan
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Jeans Woman Versace
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Sublime Ulric de Varens
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No. 3 Enchanted + Lily Crow
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Yujin Pour Homme Ella Mikao
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Neroli Wood Tulip
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Chrome Azzaro
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Follow Me Day Novaya Zarya
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Givenchy Harvest 2007 Amarige Mimosa Givenchy
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Mojo Qonai Fragrances
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Eau Pour Le Jeune Homme Maitre Parfumeur et Gantier
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Dior Addict Eau de Toilette Christian Dior
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J`adore L`eau Cologne Florale Christian Dior
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Adri Essence Adrien Arpel
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Aqua Nobile Nobile 1942
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Love Story Chloe
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Langa Jo Wood Organics
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Nuvola Farfalla
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Acqua Nobile Gelsomino Acqua di Parma
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PG19 Louanges Profanes Parfumerie Generale
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Fleur d'Oranger Evody Parfums
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Hyde Park Boadicea the Victorious
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Fleur Sauvage Tsi-La Organic
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Jardin Neroli Comptoir Sud Pacifique
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