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
1.5017262213016
Givenchy Harvest 2010 Organza Neroli Givenchy
1.5010357327809
Marrakech Neroli E Cardamomo Tesori d`Oriente
1.5007767995857
Neroli Demeter Fragrance
1.5003452442603
Pluie de Pétales de Fleurs d'Oranger Cinq Mondes
1.5003452442603
Gold Benetton
1.5001726221302
Le Neroli Roger Vivier
1.5001726221302
Pompeii DSH Perfumes
1.4802891315381
Neroli L`Erbolario
1.4786067098222
Neroli Annick Goutal
1.4717963549111
Pink Victoria`s Secret
1.4555807327809
Marbert Man Pure Marbert
1.4546313110651
Malmaison JoAnne Bassett
1.429693043846
Fuel For Life She Summer Diesel
1.4287436221302
Neroli 36 Perfume Oil Le Labo
1.4287436221302
Azar Fueguia 1833
1.4224339770413
Orange Blossom Ortigia Sicilia
1.4147880692215
Fleur du Mâle Jean Paul Gaultier
1.4136005970999
Cologne Summer Flash Thierry Mugler
1.4127144217159
Cologne Sologne Parfums de Nicolaï
1.4121102442603
Verveine Le Jardin Retrouve
1.4105582881063
Calacas Lush
1.3999075699983
Breathless Victoria`s Secret
1.392401776627
Day of the Dead Lush
1.3864959311238
Wish of Happiness Avon
1.3752589331952
Dawn Project D by Dannii and Tabitha
1.3750863110651
White Winter Flower 40 Notes Perfume
1.3711829540825
Coeur Joie Nina Ricci
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Portfolio Green for Men Perry Ellis
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LOBITT Santi Burgas
1.3681903486967
Neroli Annick Goutal
1.366849332125
Neroli Jasmin The Body Shop
1.3651895991714
Adidas Woman Citrus Energy Adidas
1.3587568852063
Armani Prive Cologne Spray Eau de Jade Giorgio Armani
1.3586965991714
Gold Medal Atkinsons
1.3533725553254
Bergamotto e Mirto Marino Dr. Vranjes Firenze
1.3528622639392
Versace Pour Homme Versace
1.3507767995857
No. 10 Lemongrass & Neroli Rituals
1.3501441015018
Allure Homme Sport Chanel
1.3493795991714
Debonair Smell Bent
1.3487754217159
Happy Baby House of Matriarch
1.3476945996893
Mugler Cologne Thierry Mugler
1.3427576659762
Velvet Sublime Dolce&Gabbana
1.3421403333333
Acqua di Gio Giorgio Armani
1.3360949540825
Bodytalk Woman Tom Tailor
1.334455043846
Classic Mimosa Von Eusersdorff
1.3340234885206
English Promenade Krigler
1.3338508663905
La Reine Margot Maitre Parfumeur et Gantier
1.3336534976696
Chanel N°5 Eau Premiere Chanel
1.3335056221302
Neroli Chamomile Elizabeth W
1.3335056221302
Widow Queen Teufels Kuche
1.333333
Galatea Strange Invisible Perfumes
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Gaucho Ayala Moriel
1.3322888872777
Mandarin Tea Love & Toast
1.3314638727775
Miss Dior Eau De Toilette Dior
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Fleur d`Oranger 2007 L`Artisan Parfumeur
1.3268479813568
Just Cavalli Roberto Cavalli
1.3236649728983
Eau de Fleurs Neroli Chloe
1.3215535991714
Muguet Fragonard
1.3197355991714
Big Lush
1.3190616837563
Infusion d'Iris Prada
1.3085551106508
Fiori d`Arancio Tsi-La Organic
1.3034395950285
Orange Blossom Lush
1.3024167098222
Sparrow Tokyo Milk Parfumarie Curiosite
1.3017262213016
Wellington Cologne Geo. F. Trumper
1.3001726221302
Jardin du Néroli Maitre Parfumeur et Gantier
1.3000863110651
Neroli Absolute Washington Tremlett
1.2977430647333
La Collection Couturier Parfumeur Cologne Royale Dior
1.2959305323666
Lemon and Neroli Eau Fraiche Bronnley
1.2934494163646
Egoiste Platinum Chanel
1.2904093110651
Shalini Shalini
1.2883530814776
Aqva Amara Bvlgari
1.2871474843777
Aqua Allegoria Flora Nerolia Guerlain
1.2856276889349
Burlesque: Starlet Opus Oils
1.2832569499396
Armani Prive Rose Alexandrie Giorgio Armani
1.2766399102365
Neroli Profumum Roma
1.2759168568963
Chanel N°5 Chanel
1.2742805991714
Organza Fleur d'Oranger de Nabeul 2006 Givenchy
1.2728133110651
Coeur Couronne Herve Gambs Paris
1.272727
Trance Essence Abbey Rose C.O.Bigelow
1.2725129834283
Secret d`Essences Neroli Yves Rocher
1.2725030208873
Summer Splash Lancaster
1.2700192213016
Les 4 Saisons: Red Sea M. Micallef
1.2676164217159
MNG Cut for Woman Mango
1.2669259331952
Naranjo en Flor Fueguia 1833
1.2667533110651
Inspiration from the Sea Coeur d’Esprit Natural Perfumes
1.2660486639047
Aleksandr Arquiste
1.2651756430174
Italian Bergamot Ermenegildo Zegna
1.2638484885206
Australian Copperhead Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab
1.2638484885206
Under the Orange Tree Maoli
1.2619815456586
Lady Million Paco Rabanne
1.2596042442603
Verg Slumberhouse
1.2585284137752
Infusion d`Homme Prada
1.256828864319
Neroli Czech & Speake
1.256024043846
Citrus Bigarrade Creed
1.2534258142586
Fire Island Bond No 9
1.2526879749698
United Colors of Benetton Unisex Benetton
1.2519851544968
Eau de Portugal Geo. F. Trumper
1.251122043846
Soleil d`Issey Issey Miyake
1.2510357327809
Vintage Ana Salazar
1.2509494217159
Vetivera Herbacea Parfums Berdoues
1.2506904885206
Rodin RODIN Olio Lusso
1.2506041774555
Bergamot Blossom Illuminum
1.2504315553254
Mandarin Neroli Donna Karan
1.2502589331952
Jeans Woman Versace
1.2502589331952
Nuance Roberto Capucci
1.2502555699983
Grand Neroli Atelier Cologne
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No. 3 Enchanted + Lily Crow
1.25
Yujin Pour Homme Ella Mikao
1.243795714483
Chrome Azzaro
1.2436745553254
Follow Me Day Novaya Zarya
1.2409993757984
Pleats Please L`Eau Issey Miyake
1.2407021085793
A Scent Soleil de Neroli Issey Miyake
1.2401657327809
Phoenix MCMC Fragrances
1.24
Mojo Qonai Fragrances
1.2395622881063
Eau Pour Le Jeune Homme Maitre Parfumeur et Gantier
1.2381813110651
Adri Essence Adrien Arpel
1.2373077515968
Nerola Orange Blossom Pacifica
1.2367612881063
Aqua Nobile Nobile 1942
1.2355526430174
Acqua Nobile Gelsomino Acqua di Parma
1.2354666221302
Langa Jo Wood Organics
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Nuvola Farfalla
1.2338969395823
J`adore L`eau Cologne Florale Dior
1.2336001170378
Musk Jovan
1.2333943284999
L'Heure Bleue Guerlain
1.2330924217159
Fleur d'Oranger Evody Parfums
1.2312005553254
Fleur Sauvage Tsi-La Organic
1.2309416221302
Project D Project D by Dannii and Tabitha
1.2306826889349
Les Bohemes: Giggle Water Opus Oils
1.2306424655619
Classique X L'Eau Jean Paul Gaultier
1.2302938872777
Givenchy Harvest 2007 Amarige Mimosa Givenchy
1.2282224217159
Amelia Grossmith
1.2278771774555
L´eau (Natural) DSH Perfumes
1.227273
Trance Essence Pink Kat C.O.Bigelow
1.2265310043156
Black XS L'Exces for Her Paco Rabanne
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Cool Water Davidoff
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Nio Xerjoff
1.224466087692
Palazzo Fendi Eau de Toilette Fendi
1.2238930605904
Cologne Intense Rose Water & Vanilla Jo Malone
1.2223946221302
L`Homme DSH Perfumes
1.2218813737269
PG19 Louanges Profanes Parfumerie Generale
1.2214095867426
Clair de Musc Serge Lutens
1.2200688413603
Living Grace Philosophy
1.2197534593475
Notre Flore Neroli L`Occitane en Provence
1.218557820473
George Jardins d’Ecrivains
1.218460087692
Comme des Garcons Series 4 Cologne : Citrico Comme des Garcons
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Marrakech Jouany Perfumes
1.217403599344
Reflection Man Amouage
1.2165491106508
L´eau d´Iris DSH Perfumes
1.2162031712412
Animale for Men Animale

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