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

1.5600794664095
Love Spell Victoria`s Secret
1.5041144326583
Peche Jaune Yves Rocher
1.5039215686275
Life Is Pink Shine Pink Victoria`s Secret
1.5029572484732
Malizia Bon Bons Pesca Pop Mirato
1.5011571841851
Georgia Peach Fruits & Passion
1.5008357441337
Fuzzy Navel Demeter Fragrance
1.5008357441337
Pêche Outremer
1.5008357441337
Addison Hollister
1.5005785920926
Peach Demeter Fragrance
1.5005143040823
Make me Happy Juiceful Peach Canmake
1.5001928640309
East Coast Club Man Tom Tailor
1.5001285760206
Mexx Amsterdam Spring Edition Man Mexx
1.5000642880103
Orchard Neil Morris
1.5
Peche Sublime Seveline Nature
1.5
Summer Paradise Ana Hickmann
1.5
Summer Rain TianDe
1.488286064288
The Babes Sweet Peach Oriflame
1.454545
Mediterranean Peach Krigler
1.4314372880103
Pêche Abricot Adopt` by Reserve Naturelle
1.429021016072
U Black Mujer Adolfo Dominguez
1.4286995760206
Ibtisamaat Asgharali
1.4211172880103
Ariadna Les Contes
1.418017048216
Near Gap
1.4172455920926
Peach Obsession Fruits & Passion
1.4148216081646
Sun (original) Oriflame
1.4140918174221
The One Dolce&Gabbana
1.4002571520411
Love & Peace Limited Expand
1.3995286502732
Peau de Peche Keiko Mecheri
1.3992238932819
J`adore Christian Dior
1.3965759135326
Flower of Immortality By Kilian
1.3941318640309
A.R.T. Eudora
1.3877543333333
Coco Eau de Parfum Chanel
1.3860935760206
Ghuroob Oil Syed Junaid Alam
1.3852459604629
Que sais je? Jean Patou
1.3847435760206
Pêche Mandarine Adopt` by Reserve Naturelle
1.3847435760206
Pink Fruits & Passion
1.3826722324012
Boss Nuit Pour Femme Intense Hugo Boss
1.3751928640309
Zillion Herbalife
1.3751285760206
Creme de Peche Voluspa
1.3750642880103
What Else Women A.P. Durand Parfums
1.375
A Sports Man Classic Estiara
1.375
Holly Koto Parfums
1.375
Amarige Majid Muzaffar Iterji
1.3642145920926
Apple Blossom Korres
1.3577963522983
Baby Doll Magic Yves Saint Laurent
1.3576573040823
Ibda'a Syed Junaid Alam
1.3565456563806
Dreaming Pearl Tommy Hilfiger
1.3499357119897
Talbots Eau de Parfum Talbots
1.3488138566377
Vanille Peach Comptoir Sud Pacifique
1.3481604721954
Boheme Eau Jeune
1.3469312594021
Gucci Guilty Gucci
1.3455562002572
Animale Animale Animale
1.3437415297332
Acqua di Gio Giorgio Armani
1.3420085760206
Ame Toscane Renaissance ID Parfums
1.3407474400514
Patchouli Princesse Hippie Des Filles a la Vanille
1.3406188640309
Maila Syed Junaid Alam
1.3380354882674
Up To You for Her Avon
1.3363972966892
Reve d'Escapade Givenchy
1.3350132272581
Allure eau de parfum Chanel
1.3342973201543
Fun Desigual
1.3341687441337
I Want Candy Tokyo Milk Parfumarie Curiosite
1.3340401681131
Jelly Belly Wild Blackberry Peach Cobbler Demeter Fragrance
1.3335258640309
Miss Chi Chi
1.3335258640309
Saijo Persimmon Voluspa
1.3334615760206
Tropical Summer Bi-es
1.3334615760206
Boum Muscat Jeanne Arthes
1.3334615760206
Sherpa Kaloo
1.333333
Juicy Jewel Juicy Jewel
1.333333
Nuage Spicy Evaflor
1.3319374631951
Burberry Women Burberry
1.3260703635487
Dreaming Tommy Hilfiger
1.324429032144
Rosy Sky Love Passport
1.3212498171006
DKNY Delicious Delights Dreamsicle Donna Karan
1.3205011372549
Le Mimosa Annick Goutal
1.320450016072
Tuberoli Space NK
1.3197275920926
Dangerous Desires Sammi Sweetheart
1.3183748640309
Lomani Temptation Lomani
1.3094258961749
Note Poudree M. Micallef
1.3068417602057
Lily Prune Love Story Ulric de Varens
1.3063443127612
Believe Oriflame
1.3059144969463
Far Away Paradise Avon
1.3053359048537
Sexiest Fantasies Fireworks Parfums de Coeur
1.3049673963356
Gucci Rush Gucci
1.3034154487303
Sexiest Fantasies Love Struck Parfums de Coeur
1.3031942002572
Head Over Heels Revlon
1.3028187923497
Today Tomorrow Always Together Avon
1.3020798640309
Ghuroob Syed Junaid Alam
1.300450016072
Escapade Vanille des Illes L`Arc
1.3001928640309
Funky Sexy Cool Paul Sebastian
1.3
Arabian Jewel Arabian Oud
1.2996580266795
Tresor Lancome
1.294118
Jardin de Genty Blanc Parfums Genty
1.294118
Inizzio L`acqua Di Fiori
1.2919241520411
Genny Shine Diana De Silva
1.2917836403086
Arielle Fragonard
1.2915432645452
Clean Skin Demeter Fragrance
1.2885905760206
East Coast Club Woman Tom Tailor
1.2859711520411
De La Marque Rouge Armaf
1.2858425760206
Star Intense Violet Seajewels
1.2856497119897
Malena Dream Yves de Sistelle
1.2855298691739
Boss Nuit Pour Femme Hugo Boss
1.2813316081646
Feel Good Woman Sergio Tacchini
1.2803857280617
Pêle-mêle Galimard
1.2800891690775
Mitsouko Eau de Toilette Guerlain
1.2798358977821
Angel Thierry Mugler
1.2797834165863
Folies de Saisons Ivresse d'Ete Yves Rocher
1.2796423522983
Fatale Gloria Vanderbilt
1.2793209122469
Park Avenue South Bond No 9
1.2789917711347
Dolce Vita Christian Dior
1.2779065760206
Moxie Woman Perfume and Skin
1.2773674561234
No Matter What Liaison de Parfum
1.2762901356477
Narciso Rodriguez for Her Eau de Parfum Narciso Rodriguez
1.2753214400514
Chevignon Heritage for Women Chevignon
1.2753214400514
Happy Life Gabriela Sabatini
1.2750413683703
Perhaps Bob Mackie
1.2734341681131
Go Girl! Carolina Gynning
1.27265616072
Peach Blossom L`Occitane en Provence
1.2712634561234
Mercedes Benz L`Eau Mercedes-Benz
1.270482096432
Vanille Fleur M. Micallef
1.2701177762777
Flowerparty Limited Edition 2011 Yves Rocher
1.269231
Bois Enchanté Les Contes
1.2691667119897
Saddle Warmer Smell Bent
1.269077908711
Samsara Eau de Parfum Guerlain
1.2675638466731
Allure Pour Homme Chanel
1.2674297110254
Nectarine Blossom and Honey Jo Malone
1.2668598640309
No. 85 Sucre Frau Tonis Parfum
1.2657988961749
Miss Fiorucci Only Love Fiorucci
1.2652872156863
Tresor In Love Lancome
1.2645176242366
L'Eau Par Kenzo Colors Pour Femme Kenzo
1.2639716910961
Charlie White Revlon
1.2636957367406
Lancome Tresor Eau Legere Sheer Lancome
1.2626839549984
Purr Katy Perry
1.2618343201543
Pretty Eau de Cologne Elizabeth Arden
1.2614485364834
Fairy Juice NafNaf
1.2610628640309
Hello Kitty Spring Demeter Fragrance
1.2603111211829
Rock`n Dreams Valentino
1.260087208936
Elixir Charnel Chypre Fatal Guerlain
1.2597316563806
Femme Individuelle Soul & Senses Montblanc
1.2573743201543
Red Rose and Peach Blossom Gandini 1896
1.2567635043394
Sync Woman Puma
1.2549662880103
Ose Il Profvmo
1.2538229945355
Wonderstruck Taylor Swift
1.2524429443909
Fraiche Passiflore Maitre Parfumeur et Gantier
1.2514143362263
Sur Un Nuage Jeanne Arthes
1.2509902475088
Petite Cherie Annick Goutal
1.250450016072
Mini Varens 08 Ulric de Varens
1.250450016072
Signature Women Otto Kern
1.2503315528769
Live Luxe Jennifer Lopez
1.2503209942141
Heat Beyonce
1.2502571520411
Arabian Fashion New York Arabian Oud

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