Peach

lat. Prunus persica

Group: FRUITS, VEGETABLES AND NUTS

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






Peach Perfumes

1.5554975396415
Love Spell Victoria`s Secret
1.5040657919054
Peche Jaune Yves Rocher
1.5038809831824
Life Is Pink Shine Pink Victoria`s Secret
1.5028337337522
Malizia Bon Bons Pesca Pop Mirato
1.502156101768
Love Spell Victoria`s Secret
1.5020944988603
Vineyard Peach The Body Shop
1.5011088523378
Georgia Peach Fruits & Passion
1.5009240436149
Addison Hollister
1.5009240436149
Fuzzy Navel Demeter Fragrance
1.5008008377995
Pêche Outremer
1.5006776319842
Peach Demeter Fragrance
1.5004928232613
Make me Happy Juiceful Peach Canmake
1.5001232058153
Mexx Amsterdam Spring Edition Man Mexx
1.5000616029077
Amour TouJours Paris Elysees
1.5000616029077
Eau Jeune L`Orientale Novaya Zarya
1.5000616029077
No. 2 Notes of Riesling Kelly & Jones
1.5000616029077
Orchard Neil Morris
1.5000616029077
Limitless Pour Homme Asgharali
1.5
Paris - Saint-Germain-des-Pres Stephanie de Bruijn - Parfum sur Mesure
1.5
Watt Red Cofinluxe
1.5
Peche Sublime Seveline Nature
1.5
Peach Star Nature
1.5
Summer Rain TianDe
1.5
Summer Paradise Ana Hickmann
1.5
Remember Me Grasse Au Parfum
1.5
Pretty Peach Avon
1.5
Sonata 2 Dzintars
1.4882108814144
The Babes Sweet Peach Oriflame
1.4708344116306
Mediterranean Peach Krigler
1.4501232058153
East Coast Club Man Tom Tailor
1.4465522058153
Pêche Abricot Adopt` by Reserve Naturelle
1.444628808723
Zillion Herbalife
1.444628808723
A.R.T. Eudora
1.4290022203536
U Black Mujer Adolfo Dominguez
1.4286942058153
Ibtisamaat Asgharali
1.4211146029077
Ariadna Les Contes
1.4172214261689
Peach Obsession Fruits & Passion
1.4137539772685
The One Dolce&Gabbana
1.4002464116306
Love & Peace Limited Expand
1.4000616029077
Giraffe John Mac Steed
1.4
Colonia Morada Fuller Cosmetics®
1.3990728768558
Flower of Immortality By Kilian
1.3950403210744
J`adore Christian Dior
1.3934506610608
Near Gap
1.3933926978377
Peau de Peche Keiko Mecheri
1.3904923366599
Boss Nuit Pour Femme Intense Hugo Boss
1.3884989395675
Que sais je? Jean Patou
1.3879673333333
Coco Eau de Parfum Chanel
1.387097
Ghuroob Oil Syed Junaid Alam
1.3856006465225
Sun (original) Oriflame
1.3847382058153
Pink Fruits & Passion
1.3847382058153
Pêche Mandarine Adopt` by Reserve Naturelle
1.3752464116306
Far Away Fantasy Avon
1.3751232058153
Creme de Peche Voluspa
1.3751232058153
Aubusson Couleurs Aubusson
1.3750616029077
Holly Koto Parfums
1.3750616029077
What Else Women A.P. Durand Parfums
1.375
Amarige Majid Muzaffar Iterji
1.375
A Sports Man Classic Estiara
1.3642520290766
Apple Blossom Korres
1.3577184843221
Baby Doll Magic Yves Saint Laurent
1.3564463075833
Dreaming Pearl Tommy Hilfiger
1.3530642058153
Ame Toscane Renaissance ID Parfums
1.352941
Naturel Kaloo
1.350135012259
Reve d'Escapade Givenchy
1.3501232058153
Tropical Summer Bi-es
1.35
Talbots Eau de Parfum Talbots
1.3481094552455
Boheme Eau Jeune
1.347826
In Between Lengling
1.3467084261689
Zara Woman Peach & Blooming Rose Zara
1.3450008629335
Gucci Guilty Gucci
1.3440925069303
Acqua di Gio Giorgio Armani
1.3416045860901
Vanille Peach Comptoir Sud Pacifique
1.3411188814144
Animale Animale Animale
1.3408624407072
I Want Candy Tokyo Milk Parfumarie Curiosite
1.3407340145383
Patchouli Princesse Hippie Des Filles a la Vanille
1.3349962785067
Up To You for Her Avon
1.3347506861948
Allure eau de parfum Chanel
1.3338258232613
Jelly Belly Wild Blackberry Peach Cobbler Demeter Fragrance
1.3337026174459
Enigma Parfum d'Or Roja Dove
1.3335794116306
A Toi Charrier Parfums
1.333517808723
Istanbul Abdul Karim Al Faransi
1.333517808723
Saijo Persimmon Voluspa
1.333517808723
Miss Chi Chi
1.3334562058153
Sherpa Kaloo
1.3334562058153
Boum Muscat Jeanne Arthes
1.3333946029077
Love Spell Victoria`s Secret
1.3333946029077
Nuage Spicy Evaflor
1.333333
Juicy Jewel Juicy Jewel
1.333333
Talisman Lyubvi Novaya Zarya
1.333333
Madame L'or Jequiti
1.333333
Arabian Jewel Arabian Oud
1.333333
Águas e Brisas Ivete Sangalo Estrela Poderosa Avon
1.3274439515801
Burberry Women Burberry
1.3254559372882
DKNY Delicious Delights Dreamsicle Donna Karan
1.3251424002341
Dreaming Tommy Hilfiger
1.3243914407072
Rosy Sky Love Passport
1.322581
Butterfly Byblos
1.3198752203536
Ibda'a Syed Junaid Alam
1.3197034261689
Dangerous Desires Sammi Sweetheart
1.318366808723
Lomani Temptation Lomani
1.314286
Be My Valentine Divage
1.312684808723
Maila Syed Junaid Alam
1.3125616029077
Boss Nuit Pour Femme Runway Edition Hugo Boss
1.3117498500585
Sexiest Fantasies Fireworks Parfums de Coeur
1.3091353634572
Le Mimosa Annick Goutal
1.307692
Forever Diamonds Mary Kay
1.3067880581531
Lily Prune Love Story Ulric de Varens
1.3057290704121
Far Away Paradise Avon
1.3052777192139
Today Tomorrow Always Together Avon
1.3050837984969
Gucci Rush Gucci
1.3034096151666
Sexiest Fantasies Love Struck Parfums de Coeur
1.3023798232613
Tuberoli Space NK
1.3004312203536
Escapade Vanille des Illes L`Arc
1.300184808723
Funky Sexy Cool Paul Sebastian
1.3001232058153
Summer Afternoon A Wing & A Prayer Perfumes
1.3
III Altea Nobile 1942
1.2976552315037
Tresor Lancome
1.2975654407072
Fun Desigual
1.2946346151666
Believe Oriflame
1.294118
Jardin de Genty Blanc Parfums Genty
1.294118
Soleil № 3 CIEL Parfum
1.2927057628288
Clean Skin Demeter Fragrance
1.2925460872297
Arielle Fragonard
1.2919134116306
Genny Shine Diana De Silva
1.291667
Fig and Peach Nimere Parfums
1.2906310145383
Boss The Scent For Her Hugo Boss
1.2888316174459
East Coast Club Woman Tom Tailor
1.2873661294277
Boss Nuit Pour Femme Hugo Boss
1.2859604116306
De La Marque Rouge Armaf
1.2858372058153
Star Intense Violet Seajewels
1.2858372058153
Rose d`Amour Les Parfums de Rosine
1.2857756029077
Lace Noir Romane
1.285714
White Musk Giardino Benessere
1.285714
Tuberosa Musk Il Profumiere
1.2856523970923
Malena Dream Yves de Sistelle
1.2854442546048
Narciso Rodriguez for Her Eau de Parfum Narciso Rodriguez
1.2847382058153
The Queen of Sheba Attar Collection
1.2845185860901
Folies de Saisons Ivresse d'Ete Yves Rocher
1.2833052494302
Note Poudree M. Micallef
1.2827168814144
Head Over Heels Revlon
1.2821740436149
Pretty Eau de Cologne Elizabeth Arden
1.2818044261689
Touch of Woman La Rive
1.2814118523378
Feel Good Woman Sergio Tacchini
1.2804618377995
Al Nourus Al-Rehab
1.2803696174459
Pêle-mêle Galimard
1.2801114093513
Peach Blossom L`Occitane en Provence
1.2800616029077
Patchouly Vanille Adopt` by Reserve Naturelle
1.2795644843221
Fatale Gloria Vanderbilt
1.2785174470523
Angel Thierry Mugler

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