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
1.5020392156863
Givenchy Harvest 2010 Organza Neroli Givenchy
1.5010196078431
Marrakech Neroli E Cardamomo Tesori d`Oriente
1.500862745098
Neroli Demeter Fragrance
1.5005490196078
Nitesurf Regime des Fleurs
1.5004705882353
Lovely Betty Oriflame
1.5003137254902
Orange Blossom Illuminum
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Pluie de Pétales de Fleurs d'Oranger Cinq Mondes
1.5002352941176
Adieu Sagesse Jean Patou
1.5001568627451
Pompeii DSH Perfumes
1.5001568627451
Le Neroli Roger Vivier
1.5
Neroli CB I Hate Perfume
1.5
Francis Excelsis
1.5
Bambini La Via del Profumo
1.4820886862745
Neroli L`Erbolario
1.4787782352941
Neroli Annick Goutal
1.4718429019608
Pink Victoria`s Secret
1.4556430392157
Marbert Man Pure Marbert
1.4546234313725
Malmaison JoAnne Bassett
1.430139627451
Fuel For Life She Summer Diesel
1.4290415882353
Azar Fueguia 1833
1.4289631568627
Orange Blossom Honey Providence Perfume Co.
1.4286494313725
Neroli 36 Perfume Oil Le Labo
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Deco Diamonds DSH Perfumes
1.4256274509804
Happy Baby House of Matriarch
1.4240966078431
Cologne Sologne Nicolai Parfumeur Createur
1.4223863333333
Orange Blossom Ortigia Sicilia
1.4136531960784
Cologne Summer Flash Thierry Mugler
1.4120787254902
Verveine Le Jardin Retrouve
1.4014901960784
Debonair Smell Bent
1.4011764705882
Mountain Water for Her Victorinox Swiss Army
1.3992561568627
Fleur du Mâle Jean Paul Gaultier
1.3922047843137
Day of the Dead Lush
1.3906960588235
Breathless Victoria`s Secret
1.3862745686275
Wish of Happiness Avon
1.3764901960784
Wellington Cologne Geo. F. Trumper
1.3752352941176
Dawn Project D by Dannii and Tabitha
1.3750784313725
White Winter Flower 40 Notes Perfume
1.3713229607843
Coeur Joie Nina Ricci
1.3709092352941
Neroli Jasmin The Body Shop
1.3693621764706
LOBITT Santi Burgas
1.3678005882353
Neroli Annick Goutal
1.3650477647059
Adidas Woman Citrus Energy Adidas
1.363636
Golden Hemisphere Wild Eden Natural Perfume
1.3610505490196
Versace Pour Homme Versace
1.3585547647059
Gold Medal Atkinsons
1.357893
Mugler Cologne Thierry Mugler
1.354509627451
Calacas Lush
1.3536468823529
Néroli Originel Givenchy
1.3534115882353
Bergamotto e Mirto Marino Dr. Vranjes Firenze
1.350862745098
No. 10 Lemongrass & Neroli Rituals
1.3505490196078
Neroli Castle Forbes
1.3494842941176
Allure Homme Sport Chanel
1.3458913333333
Acqua di Gio Giorgio Armani
1.3427179019608
Velvet Sublime Dolce&Gabbana
1.3402349607843
Armani Prive Cologne Spray Eau de Jade Giorgio Armani
1.3375845098039
Chanel N°5 Eau Premiere Chanel
1.3342741764706
Rodin RODIN Olio Lusso
1.3339604509804
English Promenade Krigler
1.3334898627451
Neroli Chamomile Elizabeth W
1.333333
Galatea Strange Invisible Perfumes
1.333333
Bed Perfume Oil Bobbi Brown
1.3332545686275
Gaucho Ayala Moriel
1.3324836862745
Mandarin Tea Love & Toast
1.3270584117647
Fleur d`Oranger 2007 L`Artisan Parfumeur
1.3264256470588
Miss Dior Eau De Toilette Christian Dior
1.3214901960784
Muguet Fragonard
1.321138745098
Infusion d'Iris Prada
1.319750627451
Big Lush
1.3164697843137
Just Cavalli Roberto Cavalli
1.3161066078431
Eau de Fleurs Neroli Chloe
1.3159458627451
Jardin du Néroli Maitre Parfumeur et Gantier
1.3125784313725
Neroli Absolute Washington Tremlett
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Italian Bergamot Ermenegildo Zegna
1.3083978823529
Fiori d`Arancio Tsi-La Organic
1.302431372549
Sparrow Tokyo Milk Parfumarie Curiosite
1.2981964313725
La Collection Couturier Parfumeur Cologne Royale Christian Dior
1.2960787843137
Lemon & Neroli Bronnley
1.2905582941176
Shalini Shalini
1.2887458823529
Egoiste Platinum Chanel
1.2874374705882
Orange Blossom Lush
1.2873610588235
Organza Fleur d'Oranger de Nabeul 2006 Givenchy
1.2859492941176
Cologne Precieuse La Manufacture
1.2856355686275
Burlesque: Starlet Opus Oils
1.2854488235294
Armani Prive Rose Alexandrie Giorgio Armani
1.2804446666667
Bodytalk Woman Tom Tailor
1.2803797058824
Secret d`Essences Neroli Yves Rocher
1.2800784313725
Aqua Allegoria Flora Nerolia Guerlain
1.2782485882353
United Dreams Stay Positive Benetton
1.2746877843137
man.aubusson Aubusson
1.2734328823529
Gold Benetton
1.2733544509804
Australian Copperhead Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab
1.2730407254902
Britto Man Romero Britto
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Coeur Couronne Herve Gambs Paris
1.272727
Trance Essence Abbey Rose C.O.Bigelow
1.2725098039216
Summer Splash Lancaster
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Chanel N°5 Chanel
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Les 4 Saisons: Red Sea M. Micallef
1.2695244901961
Aqva Amara Bvlgari
1.2684371176471
Néroli & Orchidée L`Occitane en Provence
1.268235627451
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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Eau de Portugal Geo. F. Trumper
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Grand Neroli Atelier Cologne
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Neroli Profumum Roma
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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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Lady Million Paco Rabanne
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Verg Slumberhouse
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Aleksandr Arquiste
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Neroli Czech & Speake
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Citrus Bigarrade Creed
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Infusion d`Homme Prada
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Eau de Fleurs d'Oranger du Roi (The Perfumed Court; Natural) DSH Perfumes
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Love Story Chloe
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Fire Island Bond No 9
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United Colors of Benetton Unisex Benetton
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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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Mandarin Neroli Donna Karan
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Nuance Roberto Capucci
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Jeans Woman Versace
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Sublime Ulric de Varens
1.25
No. 3 Enchanted + Lily Crow
1.25
Neroli Wood Tulip
1.25
Yujin Pour Homme Ella Mikao
1.249447
Chrome Azzaro
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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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Colonia Toscana Torre of Tuscany
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Adri Essence Adrien Arpel
1.2367057647059
Aqua Nobile Nobile 1942
1.2354508627451
Langa Jo Wood Organics
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Nuvola Farfalla
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Dior Addict Eau de Toilette Christian Dior
1.233005745098
Fleur d'Oranger Evody Parfums
1.2313180196078
Hyde Park Boadicea the Victorious
1.2311611568627
Fleur Sauvage Tsi-La Organic
1.2310827254902
Poppy Rouge D.S. & Durga
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Jardin Neroli Comptoir Sud Pacifique

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