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
1.5018900733348
Givenchy Harvest 2010 Organza Neroli Givenchy
1.5010584410675
Marrakech Neroli E Cardamomo Tesori d`Oriente
1.5009828381341
Neroli Demeter Fragrance
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Cherubin Detaille
1.5005292205338
Lovely Betty Oriflame
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Pluie de Pétales de Fleurs d'Oranger Cinq Mondes
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Orange Blossom Illuminum
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Adieu Sagesse Jean Patou
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Pompeii DSH Perfumes
1.5002268088002
L’eau DSH Perfumes
1.5001512058668
Le Neroli Roger Vivier
1.5
Neroli CB I Hate Perfume
1.5
Francis Excelsis
1.5
Bambini La Via del Profumo
1.4820483232025
Neroli L`Erbolario
1.4673101173358
Neroli Annick Goutal
1.4598450586679
Pink Victoria`s Secret
1.4556034410675
Marbert Man Pure Marbert
1.4546206029334
Malmaison JoAnne Bassett
1.4300074557345
Fuel For Life She Summer Diesel
1.4290246176004
Azar Fueguia 1833
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Neroli 36 Perfume Oil Le Labo
1.4258316322673
Happy Baby House of Matriarch
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Cologne Sologne Nicolai Parfumeur Createur
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Orange Blossom Ortigia Sicilia
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Verveine Le Jardin Retrouve
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Fleur du Mâle Jean Paul Gaultier
1.4012852498677
Debonair Smell Bent
1.4012096469343
Mountain Water for Her Victorinox Swiss Army
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Breathless Victoria`s Secret
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Day of the Dead Lush
1.3902096170711
Cologne Summer Flash Thierry Mugler
1.3862843525365
Wish of Happiness Avon
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Coeur Joie Nina Ricci
1.3765120586679
Wellington Cologne Geo. F. Trumper
1.3752268088002
Dawn Project D by Dannii and Tabitha
1.3750756029334
White Winter Flower 40 Notes Perfume
1.370356230967
Neroli Jasmin The Body Shop
1.3693282352007
LOBITT Santi Burgas
1.365711118243
Mugler Cologne Thierry Mugler
1.3649968528011
Adidas Woman Citrus Energy Adidas
1.363636
Golden Hemisphere Wild Eden Natural Perfume
1.363483241249
Versace Pour Homme Versace
1.3619919104105
Neroli Annick Goutal
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Gold Medal Atkinsons
1.3535458234672
Bergamotto e Mirto Marino Dr. Vranjes Firenze
1.3505292205338
Neroli Castle Forbes
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Allure Homme Sport Chanel
1.3463173333333
Acqua di Gio Giorgio Armani
1.344566661072
Armani Prive Cologne Spray Eau de Jade Giorgio Armani
1.3427482498677
Velvet Sublime Dolce&Gabbana
1.3349638918878
Chanel N°5 Eau Premiere Chanel
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Rodin RODIN Olio Lusso
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English Promenade Krigler
1.3335598088002
Neroli Chamomile Elizabeth W
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Bed Perfume Oil Bobbi Brown
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Galatea Strange Invisible Perfumes
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Gaucho Ayala Moriel
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Burlesque: Starlet Opus Oils
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Just Cavalli Roberto Cavalli
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Fleur d`Oranger 2007 L`Artisan Parfumeur
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Orange Blossom Honey Providence Perfume Co.
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Muguet Fragonard
1.3207467202691
Mandarin Tea Love & Toast
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Infusion d'Iris Prada
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Big Lush
1.3175131760036
Italian Bergamot Ermenegildo Zegna
1.3159402058668
Jardin du Néroli Maitre Parfumeur et Gantier
1.3092796616013
Calacas Lush
1.3087504410675
No. 10 Lemongrass & Neroli Rituals
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Neroli Absolute Washington Tremlett
1.3061608234672
Nitesurf Regime des Fleurs
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Eau de Fleurs Neroli Chloe
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Miss Dior Eau De Toilette Christian Dior
1.3023436909352
Sparrow Tokyo Milk Parfumarie Curiosite
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Lemon & Neroli Bronnley
1.2986541760036
La Collection Couturier Parfumeur Cologne Royale Christian Dior
1.2946246458759
Armani Prive Rose Alexandrie Giorgio Armani
1.2929854117336
Poppy Rouge D.S. & Durga
1.290701014667
Shalini Shalini
1.2896192423074
Egoiste Platinum Chanel
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Organza Fleur d'Oranger de Nabeul 2006 Givenchy
1.2859408088002
Cologne Precieuse La Manufacture
1.2858357904287
Secret d`Essences Neroli Yves Rocher
1.2816787197399
Aqua Allegoria Flora Nerolia Guerlain
1.2810356762682
Eau de Portugal Geo. F. Trumper
1.2803484997354
Bodytalk Woman Tom Tailor
1.2789777485446
Néroli & Orchidée L`Occitane en Provence
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Orange Blossom Lush
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man.aubusson Aubusson
1.2738105714826
Love Story Chloe
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Gold Benetton
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Australian Copperhead Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab
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United Dreams Stay Positive Benetton
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Britto Man Romero Britto
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Coeur Couronne Herve Gambs Paris
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Summer Splash Lancaster
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Trance Essence Abbey Rose C.O.Bigelow
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Neroli Profumum Roma
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Les 4 Saisons: Red Sea M. Micallef
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Aqva Amara Bvlgari
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Fiori d`Arancio Tsi-La Organic
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Citrus Bigarrade Creed
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Rose L'Orange April Aromatics
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MNG Cut for Woman Mango
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Sudestada Fueguia 1833
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Inspiration from the Sea Coeur d’Esprit Natural Perfumes
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Chanel N°5 Chanel
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Under the Orange Tree Maoli
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La Reine Margot Maitre Parfumeur et Gantier
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Naranjo en Flor Fueguia 1833
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Grand Neroli Atelier Cologne
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Néroli Originel Givenchy
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Rose L’Orange April Aromatics
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Verg Slumberhouse
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Aleksandr Arquiste
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Infusion d`Homme Prada
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Neroli Czech & Speake
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Eau de Fleurs d'Oranger du Roi (The Perfumed Court; Natural) DSH Perfumes
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Fire Island Bond No 9
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Lady Million Paco Rabanne
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United Colors of Benetton Unisex Benetton
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Soleil d`Issey Issey Miyake
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Phoenix MCMC Fragrances
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Vetivera Herbacea Parfums Berdoues
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Vintage Ana Salazar
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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
1.25
Neroli Wood Tulip
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No. 3 Enchanted + Lily Crow
1.25
Yujin Pour Homme Ella Mikao
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Chrome Azzaro
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PG19 Louanges Profanes Parfumerie Generale
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Fleur d'Oranger Evody Parfums
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George Jardins d’Ecrivains
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Portfolio Green for Men Perry Ellis
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Givenchy Harvest 2007 Amarige Mimosa Givenchy
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A Scent Soleil de Neroli Issey Miyake
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Mojo Qonai Fragrances
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Nerola Orange Blossom Pacifica
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J`adore L`eau Cologne Florale Christian Dior
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Cologne Intense Rose Water & Vanilla Jo Malone
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Colonia Toscana Torre of Tuscany
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Adri Essence Adrien Arpel
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Aqua Nobile Nobile 1942
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Dior Addict Eau de Toilette Christian Dior
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