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

1.5624061180931
Love Spell Victoria`s Secret
1.5042264901485
Peche Jaune Yves Rocher
1.5039157188141
Life Is Pink Shine Pink Victoria`s Secret
1.502859096277
Malizia Bon Bons Pesca Pop Mirato
1.501118776804
Georgia Peach Fruits & Passion
1.5009323140034
Fuzzy Navel Demeter Fragrance
1.5008080054696
Pêche Outremer
1.5008080054696
Addison Hollister
1.5006836969358
Peach Demeter Fragrance
1.5004972341351
Make me Happy Juiceful Peach Canmake
1.5001243085338
Mexx Amsterdam Spring Edition Man Mexx
1.5000621542669
Limitless Pour Homme Asgharali
1.5000621542669
Orchard Neil Morris
1.5
Remember Me Grasse Au Parfum
1.5
Summer Paradise Ana Hickmann
1.5
Peche Sublime Seveline Nature
1.5
Summer Rain TianDe
1.4999378457331
Watt Red Cofinluxe
1.4882263194729
The Babes Sweet Peach Oriflame
1.4708366170676
Mediterranean Peach Krigler
1.4501243085338
East Coast Club Man Tom Tailor
1.4464911542669
Pêche Abricot Adopt` by Reserve Naturelle
1.4446304628007
A.R.T. Eudora
1.4446304628007
Zillion Herbalife
1.4290060798682
U Black Mujer Adolfo Dominguez
1.4286953085338
Ibtisamaat Asgharali
1.4211151542669
Ariadna Les Contes
1.417226388402
Peach Obsession Fruits & Passion
1.4147881331966
The One Dolce&Gabbana
1.4002486170676
Love & Peace Limited Expand
1.3979683741687
Flower of Immortality By Kilian
1.3958370773199
J`adore Christian Dior
1.3941068697868
Peau de Peche Keiko Mecheri
1.3934000853378
Near Gap
1.3922927877432
Boss Nuit Pour Femme Intense Hugo Boss
1.3885875590776
Que sais je? Jean Patou
1.3877373333333
Coco Eau de Parfum Chanel
1.385965
Ghuroob Oil Syed Junaid Alam
1.3856094682702
Sun (original) Oriflame
1.3847393085338
Pêche Mandarine Adopt` by Reserve Naturelle
1.3847393085338
Pink Fruits & Passion
1.3751243085338
Aubusson Couleurs Aubusson
1.3751243085338
Creme de Peche Voluspa
1.3750621542669
What Else Women A.P. Durand Parfums
1.375
A Sports Man Classic Estiara
1.375
Amarige Majid Muzaffar Iterji
1.375
Holly Koto Parfums
1.3642575426689
Apple Blossom Korres
1.3577344737398
Baby Doll Magic Yves Saint Laurent
1.3564667078749
Dreaming Pearl Tommy Hilfiger
1.3530653085338
Ame Toscane Renaissance ID Parfums
1.3501243085338
Tropical Summer Bi-es
1.3499887986823
Reve d'Escapade Givenchy
1.3499378457331
Talbots Eau de Parfum Talbots
1.3481199310709
Boheme Eau Jeune
1.3452786912798
Gucci Guilty Gucci
1.3432727173845
Acqua di Gio Giorgio Armani
1.341639873081
Vanille Peach Comptoir Sud Pacifique
1.3411343194729
Animale Animale Animale
1.3408701597365
I Want Candy Tokyo Milk Parfumarie Curiosite
1.3407367713345
Patchouli Princesse Hippie Des Filles a la Vanille
1.3406124628007
Maila Syed Junaid Alam
1.335011165206
Up To You for Her Avon
1.3340166969358
Jelly Belly Wild Blackberry Peach Cobbler Demeter Fragrance
1.3335816170676
A Toi Charrier Parfums
1.3335194628007
Miss Chi Chi
1.3335194628007
Saijo Persimmon Voluspa
1.3334573085338
Sherpa Kaloo
1.3334573085338
Boum Muscat Jeanne Arthes
1.3333951542669
Nuage Spicy Evaflor
1.333333
Juicy Jewel Juicy Jewel
1.333333
Arabian Jewel Arabian Oud
1.3331708455466
Allure eau de parfum Chanel
1.3299694321586
DKNY Delicious Delights Dreamsicle Donna Karan
1.3291051278513
Burberry Women Burberry
1.3259500678103
Dreaming Tommy Hilfiger
1.3243991597365
Rosy Sky Love Passport
1.322581
Butterfly Byblos
1.3198790798682
Ibda'a Syed Junaid Alam
1.319708388402
Dangerous Desires Sammi Sweetheart
1.3183684628007
Lomani Temptation Lomani
1.3116729584188
Sexiest Fantasies Fireworks Parfums de Coeur
1.3092042833613
Le Mimosa Annick Goutal
1.3067990853378
Lily Prune Love Story Ulric de Varens
1.3061864157499
Believe Oriflame
1.3057803468208
Far Away Paradise Avon
1.3057403194729
Head Over Heels Revlon
1.3051760164087
Today Tomorrow Always Together Avon
1.3042177843247
Gucci Rush Gucci
1.303388261483
Sexiest Fantasies Love Struck Parfums de Coeur
1.3023220798682
Tuberoli Space NK
1.3004350798682
Escapade Vanille des Illes L`Arc
1.3001864628007
Funky Sexy Cool Paul Sebastian
1.29873524495
Tresor Lancome
1.2975731597365
Fun Desigual
1.2951476389459
Clean Skin Demeter Fragrance
1.294118
Jardin de Genty Blanc Parfums Genty
1.2925626280067
Arielle Fragonard
1.2919156170676
Genny Shine Diana De Silva
1.2888349256013
East Coast Club Woman Tom Tailor
1.2879776815837
Boss Nuit Pour Femme Hugo Boss
1.2859626170676
De La Marque Rouge Armaf
1.2858383085338
Star Intense Violet Seajewels
1.2858383085338
Lace Noir Romane
1.2856518457331
Malena Dream Yves de Sistelle
1.2849672678849
Narciso Rodriguez for Her Eau de Parfum Narciso Rodriguez
1.2844295645472
Folies de Saisons Ivresse d'Ete Yves Rocher
1.2833146225371
Note Poudree M. Micallef
1.2821823140034
Pretty Eau de Cologne Elizabeth Arden
1.2812974682702
Feel Good Woman Sergio Tacchini
1.2804690054696
Al Nourus Al-Rehab
1.2803729256013
Pêle-mêle Galimard
1.2800621542669
Patchouly Vanille Adopt` by Reserve Naturelle
1.2795804737398
Fatale Gloria Vanderbilt
1.2786532185344
Angel Thierry Mugler
1.2781593532227
Mitsouko Eau de Toilette Guerlain
1.2779023085338
Moxie Woman Perfume and Skin
1.277585674871
Dolce Vita Christian Dior
1.2773418512027
No Matter What Liaison de Parfum
1.2750267078749
Perhaps Bob Mackie
1.2734106969358
Go Girl! Carolina Gynning
1.2733453194729
Park Avenue South Bond No 9
1.27305461483
Nectarine Blossom & Honey Jo Malone
1.2729942505438
Fairy Juice NafNaf
1.2725689529492
Peach Blossom L`Occitane en Provence
1.27027
Inizzio L`acqua Di Fiori
1.2701223194729
Flowerparty Limited Edition 2011 Yves Rocher
1.269231
Bois Enchanté Les Contes
1.2691688457331
Saddle Warmer Smell Bent
1.2688405358941
Allure Pour Homme Chanel
1.2680663192243
Samsara Eau de Parfum Guerlain
1.2668534628007
No. 85 Sucre Frau Tonis Parfum
1.2654518512027
Mercedes Benz L`Eau Mercedes-Benz
1.2637788106159
Tresor In Love Lancome
1.2635421072161
Lancome Tresor Eau Legere Sheer Lancome
1.2628023194729
L'Eau par Kenzo Colors pour Femme Kenzo
1.2610564628007
Hello Kitty Spring Demeter Fragrance
1.2605467877432
Vanille Fleur M. Micallef
1.2602543302878
Purr Katy Perry
1.2596527078749
Femme Individuelle Soul & Senses Montblanc
1.258688822736
Charlie White Revlon
1.2572180054696
Red Rose and Peach Blossom Gandini 1896
1.2566930908074
Sync Woman Puma
1.2560988566723
Adventuress Boadicea the Victorious
1.2552127713345
Chevignon Heritage for Women Chevignon
1.2541544628007
Ose Il Profvmo
1.2525483249425
Fraiche Passiflore Maitre Parfumeur et Gantier
1.2510566225371
Miss Fiorucci Only Love Fiorucci
1.2510451650817
Wonderstruck Taylor Swift
1.2510351629685
Petite Cherie Annick Goutal

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