Peach

lat. Prunus persica

Group: Fruits and Vegetables

Peach Prunus persica
Peach Prunus persica
Peach Prunus persica
Odor profile: very popular fruity note, fleshy, sweet, nectarous, its skin scent can be recreated via undecalactone (commonly referenced as aldehyde C14).

Peach, Prunus persica, is a deciduous tree that belongs to the subfamily Prunoideae of the family Rosaceae. It is famous all around the globe thanks to the juicy edible fruits called peach. This plant is native to China, and it has been widely cultivated in Persia, from where it arrived to Europe. Even the species name bears a reminiscence of the ancient kingdom of Persia – Persica.

Peaches are first mentioned in ancient Chinese scriptures from the 10th century BC, where they were regarded as the most precious fruit, favored by emperors and nobles. The peach entered the Europe after the Alexander Great conquered the Persians and brought into his homeland what was then called “Persian apple.” French word for apple is “pêche,” and this is how the modern English name for peach came to life.

The people of the Americas have become acquainted with the peach in 17th century, thanks to the Spanish explorers. The plant was for long time regarded as a rare delicacy, until the commercial production of peaches begun in the 19th century. The fruit of a peach has yellowish flesh full of fresh juices and delicate aroma that is typically sweet with just a little bit of acidity. Depending on the sort, the exact aroma may vary greatly, being more or less sugary, savory or juicy. There are more than 700 varieties of peaches, and some of them are even completely flat, shaped like hockey pucks! The most popular variants are, however, round ones – especially nectarines, a cultivar group of peaches distinguished by smooth fuzzy-less peach.

Even today, China is the largest producer of peaches, followed by Italy. Traditionally, peach blossoms are very much appreciated among Chinese people. The ancient Chinese believed that peach wood branches and blossoms protect against evil and bad luck. Peach kernels are also used as a natural remedy to reduce allergies and suppress inflammation. For Chinese people, peach is a symbol of longevity, as it blossoms even before the leaves sprout.

Today we use peach for its sweet lusciousness, and it is usually eaten out of hand, dried, canned, used as fillings for deserts, and made into jams or beverages. Aromatic and sweet taste of peaches has been a source of inspiration for many perfumes. The rich flavor of ripe peach stems from its high contents of lactones, especially gamma- and delta-decalactone, and combines very well with fruity and floral compositions. Peach note adds a hit of velvety suppleness to an olfactory harmony, and it is commonly used to ground chypre-based compositions. This unique flavor naturally develops in picked fruits, and especially in fruits fallen from the tree, having a creamy, milky and often coconut undertones. However, since there is no way to extract the essential oil from peaches, this note is reproduced synthetically using lactones to deliver fresh and fruity nuances to countless aromatic symphonies, ranging from high-end perfumes to various body-care products.

Aromatic white peach emanates from Guerlain’s Mitsouko, a warm and spicy type of fragrance beautifully rounded with sparkling fruity and floral notes. Another beautiful example is Chanel’s Coco, that delivers a creamy burst of peach, vanilla and clove. Gucci’s Rush, smelling of a luscious exotic flowers cocktail, uses peach to emphasize the impulsive and irresistible uniqueness of this fragrance.

Beyonce choose peach as a dominant note of a fragrance that truly represents herself, the Heat; while Taylor Swift’s also uses peaches in Wonderstruck, to ground her floral fragrance with sparkling fruity tones.

Other fragrances that contain peach note can be found listed below this article.


Author: Marina Milojević (Mary)
Fragrantica Writer, Translator & Editor






Perfumes and Colognes With Peach

1.5646870207723
Love Spell Victoria`s Secret
1.5045308796877
Peche Jaune Yves Rocher
1.504182350481
Life Is Pink Shine Pink Victoria`s Secret
1.5026488219713
Malizia Bon Bons Pesca Pop Mirato
1.5018820577164
Baby Doll Magic Yves Saint Laurent
1.5010455876202
Georgia Peach Fruits & Passion
1.5009758817789
Near Gap
1.5009758817789
Addison Hollister
1.5007667642548
Fuzzy Navel Demeter Fragrance
1.5007667642548
Pêche Outremer
1.5005576467308
Make me Happy Juiceful Peach Canmake
1.5004182350481
Peach Demeter Fragrance
1.500209117524
East Coast Club Man Tom Tailor
1.5001394116827
Ame Toscane Renaissance Isabel Derroisne
1.5001394116827
Chant Du Coeur Shiseido
1.5000697058413
Twinkle Rasasi
1.5
Peche Sublime Seveline Nature
1.4916083518751
The Babes Sweet Peach Oriflame
1.4745204700962
Rosy Sky Love Passport
1.4546844116827
Mediterranean Peach Krigler
1.4445137058413
Orchard Neil Morris
1.4290589408894
U Black Mujer Adolfo Dominguez
1.4286407058413
Elitis Lomani
1.4175731759375
Body Fantasies Signature Raspberry Parfums de Coeur
1.4171549408894
Peach Obsession Fruits & Passion
1.416876117524
Lomani Temptation Lomani
1.4026986686184
The One Dolce&Gabbana
1.4002788233654
Love & Peace Limited Expand
1.4002788233654
Arabian Rose Arabian Oud
1.4000697058413
L`Important C`Est La Rose Histoires D`Eaux
1.4
Talbots Eau de Parfum Talbots
1.396936351178
Que sais je? Jean Patou
1.3939781622752
J`adore Christian Dior
1.3901972273805
Peau de Peche Keiko Mecheri
1.3877914659138
Flower of Immortality By Kilian
1.3848938233654
East Coast Club Woman Tom Tailor
1.384824117524
Chevignon Heritage for Women Chevignon
1.3847544116827
Pink Fruits & Passion
1.3846847058413
Golden Dream Lulu Castagnette
1.3807233333333
Coco Chanel
1.3772696432455
Far Away Paradise Avon
1.376603234351
Today Tomorrow Always Together Avon
1.376603234351
Suede Edition Women Etienne Aigner
1.3756273525721
Tuberoli Space NK
1.3756273525721
Jelly Belly Wild Blackberry Peach Cobbler Demeter Fragrance
1.3751394116827
A Sports Man Classic Estiara
1.371764116827
Ballerina No 1 Les Parfums de Rosine
1.3716247051443
Lily Prune Love Story Ulric de Varens
1.3657782823087
Charlie White Revlon
1.3644027642548
Fun Desigual
1.3634965883173
Jack Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab
1.3563725285097
Arielle Fragonard
1.3489412934616
Boheme Eau Jeune
1.3432753518751
Fatale Gloria Vanderbilt
1.3367485862261
Clean Skin Demeter Fragrance
1.3366737988289
Burberry Women Burberry
1.3339603525721
Tapage Avon
1.3337512350481
360° Purple Perry Ellis
1.3337512350481
Signature Women Otto Kern
1.3336815292067
Genny Shine Diana De Silva
1.333542117524
Miss Chi Chi
1.3334724116827
Malena Dream Yves de Sistelle
1.3334724116827
Boum Muscat Jeanne Arthes
1.3334724116827
Pêle-mêle Galimard
1.3334027058413
Maila Syed Junaid Alam
1.3334027058413
A.R.T. Eudora
1.3334027058413
Mini Magic Ulric de Varens
1.333333
Juicy Jewel Juicy Jewel
1.3332632941587
Intemporel Faberlic
1.3313557037502
Liliana Tocca
1.3312296089502
Guilty Gucci
1.3302354140527
Acqua di Gio Giorgio Armani
1.3280951944793
Allure eau de parfum Chanel
1.3257507621637
Vanille Peach Comptoir Sud Pacifique
1.3254469986059
The One Collector For Women Dolce&Gabbana
1.3198460584135
Dangerous Desires Sammi Sweetheart
1.315288233654
Vanille Fleur M. Micallef
1.3151224700962
Mercedes Benz L`Eau Mercedes-Benz
1.3122162195734
Gucci Rush Gucci
1.310554117524
Tuberose and Jasmine Nougat
1.3102062934616
Note Poudree M. Micallef
1.3081799408894
Patchouli Princesse Hippie Des Filles a la Vanille
1.3066799867559
Dreaming Tommy Hilfiger
1.305742116827
Animale Animale Animale
1.3034482350481
La Reine des Fleurs DSH Perfumes
1.3020214693991
Head Over Heels Revlon
1.3003485292067
Be Bop Kesling
1.3003485292067
Faith Swiss Arabian
1.3003485292067
Kun Mukthalifan Women Rasasi
1.300209117524
Funky Sexy Cool Paul Sebastian
1.3000697058413
Hugs & Kisses Judith Williams
1.2972718817789
Red Rose and Peach Blossom Gandini 1896
1.2969930584135
Al Nourus Al-Rehab
1.2930625855291
Believe Oriflame
1.2904624116827
That’s Me Helene Fischer
1.2893593161857
Mitsouko Eau de Toilette Guerlain
1.2881113483898
Rock Me! Anna Sui
1.2879029825735
Boss Nuit Pour Femme Hugo Boss
1.2878748810818
Perhaps Bob Mackie
1.2878051752405
Fraiche Passiflore Maitre Parfumeur et Gantier
1.2876657635578
Up To You for Her Avon
1.287317234351
Mexx Amsterdam Spring Edition Woman Mexx
1.2872092322599
Peach Blossom L`Occitane en Provence
1.2871317600725
Le Mimosa Annick Goutal
1.2868989993029
Tokyo Smile Masaki Matsushima
1.2860625292067
Air de Fio No 6 Pupa
1.285923117524
Ternata Corine de Farme
1.2857837058413
Star Intense Violet Seajewels
1.2837657008225
Tresor Lancome
1.2828818796877
Sexiest Fantasies Fireworks Parfums de Coeur
1.2816968803848
Mandarina Duck Man Mandarina Duck
1.2787538817789
Lapis Lazuli Galimard
1.2783760762582
Dolce Vita Christian Dior
1.2778765271156
Folies de Saisons Ivresse d'Ete Yves Rocher
1.2746090577164
Boss Nuit Pour Femme Intense Hugo Boss
1.2737546355779
Maybe Baby Benefit
1.2736287628607
Fairy Juice NafNaf
1.2732846467308
Go Girl! Carolina Gynning
1.2731452350481
Poule de Luxe Vanilla Ganache Crazylibellule and the Poppies
1.27298502607
Angel Thierry Mugler
1.2719672821692
Purr Katy Perry
1.2711044659138
Rock`n Dreams Valentino
1.2694013538269
Tresor In Love Lancome
1.2691612941587
Saddle Warmer Smell Bent
1.2672943525721
Agent XX LR
1.2671457044472
The One Gold Limited Edition Dolce&Gabbana
1.2669458233654
XXY Xerjoff
1.2666633886798
Nectarine Blossom and Honey Jo Malone
1.2653834088945
Elixir Charnel Chypre Fatal Guerlain
1.2644144102886
Femme Individuelle Soul & Senses Mont Blanc
1.2637156467308
Like A Day In Paradise essence
1.2636459408894
No Matter What Liaison de Parfum
1.2625429401924
Flowerparty Limited Edition 2011 Yves Rocher
1.2623232350481
Fae Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab
1.2620549993029
Pretty Eau de Cologne Elizabeth Arden
1.2606979979088
Sweet Pea Forever Bath and Body Works
1.2606424693991
Adventuress Boadicea the Victorious
1.2599560584135
Like a Bad Girl essence
1.2597261083229
Wonderstruck Taylor Swift
1.2589553518751
Reve d'Escapade Givenchy
1.2584628219713
Amor Amor Eau Fraiche 2005 Cacharel
1.2582556723825
Live Luxe Jennifer Lopez
1.2573842778475
Samsara Eau de Parfum Guerlain
1.2546484795762
Allure Pour Homme Chanel
1.254182350481
Cool Water Woman Summer Fizz Davidoff
1.252788233654
Mon Bouquet Princesse Marina De Bourbon
1.252716899763
Heiress Paris Hilton
1.2517157252196
Heat Beyonce
1.2513244109856
Orientalia Kristel Saint Martin
1.2511849993029
Betty Barclay Women Betty Barclay

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