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
1.5020607934055
Givenchy Harvest 2010 Organza Neroli Givenchy
1.5010303967027
Marrakech Neroli E Cardamomo Tesori d`Oriente
1.5008586639189
Neroli Demeter Fragrance
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Gold Benetton
1.5003434655676
Pluie de Pétales de Fleurs d'Oranger Cinq Mondes
1.5001717327838
Le Neroli Roger Vivier
1.5001717327838
Pompeii DSH Perfumes
1.4802717892839
Neroli L`Erbolario
1.478594258973
Neroli Annick Goutal
1.4717901294865
Pink Victoria`s Secret
1.4555753967027
Marbert Man Pure Marbert
1.4546308663919
Malmaison JoAnne Bassett
1.4296872630946
Fuel For Life She Summer Diesel
1.4287427327838
Neroli 36 Perfume Oil Le Labo
1.4287427327838
Azar Fueguia 1833
1.4224268622703
Orange Blossom Ortigia Sicilia
1.4134867162974
Cologne Summer Flash Thierry Mugler
1.4129436149751
Fleur du Mâle Jean Paul Gaultier
1.4127095303108
Cologne Sologne Parfums de Nicolaï
1.4121084655676
Verveine Le Jardin Retrouve
1.3997465538382
Breathless Victoria`s Secret
1.3923906597974
Day of the Dead Lush
1.3864745868109
Wish of Happiness Avon
1.3752575991757
Dawn Project D by Dannii and Tabitha
1.3750858663919
White Winter Flower 40 Notes Perfume
1.3711687245406
Coeur Joie Nina Ricci
1.3698807286622
Portfolio Green for Men Perry Ellis
1.3694513967027
LOBITT Santi Burgas
1.368295825176
Neroli Annick Goutal
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Neroli Jasmin The Body Shop
1.3651815950541
Adidas Woman Citrus Energy Adidas
1.3586885950541
Gold Medal Atkinsons
1.3557896477761
Versace Pour Homme Versace
1.3533703319595
Bergamotto e Mirto Marino Dr. Vranjes Firenze
1.3524101777434
Armani Prive Cologne Spray Eau de Jade Giorgio Armani
1.351097743603
Allure Homme Sport Chanel
1.350772797527
No. 10 Lemongrass & Neroli Rituals
1.350304264125
Mugler Cologne Thierry Mugler
1.3493715950541
Debonair Smell Bent
1.3487705303108
Happy Baby House of Matriarch
1.3429053333333
Acqua di Gio Giorgio Armani
1.3427509958784
Velvet Sublime Dolce&Gabbana
1.3360807245406
Bodytalk Woman Tom Tailor
1.3340814547484
Chanel N°5 Eau Premiere Chanel
1.3340199311352
English Promenade Krigler
1.3338481983514
La Reine Margot Maitre Parfumeur et Gantier
1.3335047327838
Widow Queen Teufels Kuche
1.3335047327838
Neroli Chamomile Elizabeth W
1.333333
Galatea Strange Invisible Perfumes
1.3332471336081
Gaucho Ayala Moriel
1.3322733237163
Mandarin Tea Love & Toast
1.3318234355143
Miss Dior Eau De Toilette Dior
1.3273929876352
Fleur d`Oranger 2007 L`Artisan Parfumeur
1.3268396215009
Just Cavalli Roberto Cavalli
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Eau de Fleurs Neroli Chloe
1.3228028622703
Calacas Lush
1.3215455950541
Muguet Fragonard
1.319813461446
Big Lush
1.3185671026962
Infusion d'Iris Prada
1.3085506639189
Fiori d`Arancio Tsi-La Organic
1.3033915703246
Orange Blossom Lush
1.302404258973
Sparrow Tokyo Milk Parfumarie Curiosite
1.3017173278379
Wellington Cologne Geo. F. Trumper
1.3001717327838
Jardin du Néroli Maitre Parfumeur et Gantier
1.3000858663919
Neroli Absolute Washington Tremlett
1.2977243884596
La Collection Couturier Parfumeur Cologne Royale Dior
1.2959211942298
Lemon and Neroli Eau Fraiche Bronnley
1.2924184329383
Egoiste Platinum Chanel
1.2904088663919
Shalini Shalini
1.2876802218788
Aqva Amara Bvlgari
1.2872756391894
Aqua Allegoria Flora Nerolia Guerlain
1.2856281336081
Burlesque: Starlet Opus Oils
1.2835461653787
Armani Prive Rose Alexandrie Giorgio Armani
1.2772897934055
Neroli Profumum Roma
1.2753419426413
Chanel N°5 Chanel
1.2742725950541
Organza Fleur d'Oranger de Nabeul 2006 Givenchy
1.2728128663919
Coeur Couronne Herve Gambs Paris
1.272727
Trance Essence Abbey Rose C.O.Bigelow
1.2724901253649
Summer Splash Lancaster
1.270970698609
Secret d`Essences Neroli Yves Rocher
1.2700103278379
Les 4 Saisons: Red Sea M. Micallef
1.2688879835137
Aleksandr Arquiste
1.2676115303108
MNG Cut for Woman Mango
1.2669245991757
Naranjo en Flor Fueguia 1833
1.2667528663919
Inspiration from the Sea Coeur d’Esprit Natural Perfumes
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Italian Bergamot Ermenegildo Zegna
1.2643601294865
Classic Mimosa Von Eusersdorff
1.2638449311352
Australian Copperhead Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab
1.2638449311352
Under the Orange Tree Maoli
1.2608537425726
Lady Million Paco Rabanne
1.2596024655676
Verg Slumberhouse
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Infusion d`Homme Prada
1.2568061859866
Neroli Czech & Speake
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Grand Neroli Atelier Cologne
1.2560182630946
Citrus Bigarrade Creed
1.2533488857977
Fire Island Bond No 9
1.2526608499055
United Colors of Benetton Unisex Benetton
1.2519749270136
Eau de Portugal Geo. F. Trumper
1.2511162630946
Soleil d`Issey Issey Miyake
1.2510303967027
Vintage Ana Salazar
1.2509445303108
Vetivera Herbacea Parfums Berdoues
1.2506869311352
Rodin RODIN Olio Lusso
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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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No. 3 Enchanted + Lily Crow
1.25
Yujin Pour Homme Ella Mikao
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Follow Me Day Novaya Zarya
1.2435277544221
Chrome Azzaro
1.2410661212433
Pleats Please L`Eau Issey Miyake
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A Scent Soleil de Neroli Issey Miyake
1.2401603967027
Phoenix MCMC Fragrances
1.24
Mojo Qonai Fragrances
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Eau Pour Le Jeune Homme Maitre Parfumeur et Gantier
1.2381808663919
Adri Essence Adrien Arpel
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Nerola Orange Blossom Pacifica
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Aqua Nobile Nobile 1942
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Acqua Nobile Gelsomino Acqua di Parma
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Langa Jo Wood Organics
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Nuvola Farfalla
1.2340005691224
Musk Jovan
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J`adore L`eau Cologne Florale Dior
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Fleur d'Oranger Evody Parfums
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L'Heure Bleue Guerlain
1.2311983319595
Fleur Sauvage Tsi-La Organic
1.2309407327838
Project D Project D by Dannii and Tabitha
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Les Bohemes: Giggle Water Opus Oils
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Classique X L'Eau Jean Paul Gaultier
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Givenchy Harvest 2007 Amarige Mimosa Givenchy
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Amelia Grossmith
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L´eau (Natural) DSH Perfumes
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Trance Essence Pink Kat C.O.Bigelow
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Black XS L'Exces for Her Paco Rabanne
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Nio Xerjoff
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Cool Water Davidoff
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Palazzo Fendi Eau de Toilette Fendi
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Cologne Intense Rose Water & Vanilla Jo Malone
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L`Homme DSH Perfumes
1.2216249864331
Clair de Musc Serge Lutens
1.2202913295552
Reflection Man Amouage
1.2202107810407
Living Grace Philosophy
1.2186527563112
Notre Flore Neroli L`Occitane en Provence
1.218540922892
George Jardins d’Ecrivains
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Comme des Garcons Series 4 Cologne : Citrico Comme des Garcons
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Marrakech Jouany Perfumes
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PG19 Louanges Profanes Parfumerie Generale
1.2165446639189
L´eau d´Iris DSH Perfumes
1.2164724547484
L'Instant de Guerlain pour Homme Eau Extreme Guerlain

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