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

1.5541067415531
Love Spell Victoria`s Secret
1.5044639421227
Peche Jaune Yves Rocher
1.5043869776033
Life Is Pink Shine Pink Victoria`s Secret
1.5029246517355
Malizia Bon Bons Pesca Pop Mirato
1.5022319710613
Baby Doll Magic Yves Saint Laurent
1.5011544677903
Georgia Peach Fruits & Passion
1.5010005387516
Near Gap
1.5006926806742
Pêche Outremer
1.5006926806742
Fuzzy Navel Demeter Fragrance
1.5006157161549
Make me Happy Juiceful Peach Canmake
1.5003848225968
Peach Demeter Fragrance
1.5000769645194
Orchard Neil Morris
1.5
Peche Sublime Seveline Nature
1.4918740420226
The Babes Sweet Peach Oriflame
1.4746075742323
Rosy Sky Love Passport
1.4546989290387
Mediterranean Peach Krigler
1.4291097516355
U Black Mujer Adolfo Dominguez
1.4176675387516
Body Fantasies Signature Raspberry Parfums de Coeur
1.4172057516355
Peach Obsession Fruits & Passion
1.4068881725545
The One Dolce&Gabbana
1.4003078580774
Love & Peace Limited Expand
1.4000769645194
Arabian Rose Arabian Oud
1.3982672492881
J`adore Dior
1.3968636517355
Que sais je? Jean Patou
1.3941063454937
Flower of Immortality By Kilian
1.3847689290387
Pink Fruits & Passion
1.3846919645194
Golden Dream Lulu Castagnette
1.3817216451936
Mercedes Benz L`Eau Mercedes-Benz
1.3792123333333
Coco Chanel
1.3766932194258
Suede Edition Women Etienne Aigner
1.3757696451936
Jelly Belly Wild Blackberry Peach Cobbler Demeter Fragrance
1.3757039944586
Charlie White Revlon
1.3756926806742
Tuberoli Space NK
1.3727038422227
Far Away Paradise Avon
1.3715244677903
Lily Prune Love Story Ulric de Varens
1.3707508973293
Peau de Peche Keiko Mecheri
1.3608466097129
Fun Desigual
1.3564552549065
Arielle Fragonard
1.3554808291388
The One Gold Limited Edition Dolce&Gabbana
1.3426437516355
Patchouli Princesse Hippie Des Filles a la Vanille
1.3423961255291
Burberry Women Burberry
1.3355649710613
Fraiche Passiflore Maitre Parfumeur et Gantier
1.3344874677903
Boheme Eau Jeune
1.3343798912491
Allure eau de parfum Chanel
1.3340256806742
Tapage Avon
1.3337947871161
Signature Women Otto Kern
1.3337752641422
Acqua di Gio Giorgio Armani
1.3337178225968
Be Bop Kesling
1.3335638935581
East Coast Club Woman Tom Tailor
1.3335638935581
Miss Chi Chi
1.3334869290387
Boum Muscat Jeanne Arthes
1.3334099645194
Maila Syed Junaid Alam
1.3334099645194
Star Intense Violet Seajewels
1.333333
Juicy Jewel Juicy Jewel
1.3322705037328
Guilty Gucci
1.3221565397522
Dreaming Tommy Hilfiger
1.3199186451936
Dangerous Desires Sammi Sweetheart
1.3175591839452
Aqua Allegoria Rosa Blanca Guerlain
1.312002013084
Sexiest Fantasies Fireworks Parfums de Coeur
1.3096930775033
Sync Woman Puma
1.30938389579
Gucci Rush Gucci
1.3081537871161
Capricho Night O Boticario
1.3075570775033
Fatale Gloria Vanderbilt
1.3071389776033
Vanille Peach Comptoir Sud Pacifique
1.302155006542
Perhaps Bob Mackie
1.3018471484646
Head Over Heels Revlon
1.3006926806742
Young Sexy Lovely Spring / Summer Collection 2008 Yves Saint Laurent
1.3002308935581
Faith Swiss Arabian
1.3002308935581
Funky Sexy Cool Paul Sebastian
1.3001539290387
Kun Mukthalifan Women Rasasi
1.3001539290387
Tuberose and Jasmine Nougat
1.3001539290387
Chevignon Heritage for Women Chevignon
1.3000769645194
Hugs & Kisses Judith Williams
1.2980404169168
Mitsouko Eau de Toilette Guerlain
1.297373503271
Red Rose and Peach Blossom Gandini 1896
1.2970953324098
Liliana Tocca
1.2966864323097
Animale Animale Animale
1.296662416455
Le Mimosa Annick Goutal
1.2966038580774
Al Nourus Al-Rehab
1.2961037226968
Vanille Fleur M. Micallef
1.2958502335104
Boss Nuit Pour Femme Hugo Boss
1.2933107647195
Believe Oriflame
1.2889170616486
Rock Me! Anna Sui
1.2882769433541
Tresor Lancome
1.287669409913
Peach Blossom L`Occitane en Provence
1.2874841839452
Mexx Amsterdam Spring Edition Woman Mexx
1.2870223968291
Tokyo Smile Masaki Matsushima
1.2865597138459
Dolce Vita Dior
1.2861757871161
Sweet Treats Polly Ted Baker
1.2860988225968
Air de Fio No 6 Pupa
1.2859448935581
Ternata Corine de Farme
1.2813083968291
Note Poudree M. Micallef
1.281001006542
Up To You for Her Avon
1.2808466097129
Rose de Courreges Courreges
1.2789713875164
Hilfiger Woman Peach Blossom Tommy Hilfiger
1.2780558270607
Angel Thierry Mugler
1.2754501600092
Purr Katy Perry
1.2749494914185
Tresor In Love Lancome
1.2748595976295
Maybe Baby Benefit
1.2732657516355
Go Girl! Carolina Gynning
1.2731887871161
Poule de Luxe Vanilla Ganache Crazylibellule and the Poppies
1.2729514388517
Fairy Juice NafNaf
1.2719319552066
Rock`n Dreams Valentino
1.2697455807743
Clean Skin Demeter Fragrance
1.2695743324098
Mandarina Duck Man Mandarina Duck
1.2674893019318
Wonderstruck Taylor Swift
1.2673596806742
Agent XX LR
1.2669748580774
XXY Xerjoff
1.2665421476949
Live Luxe Jennifer Lopez
1.2633888935581
No Matter What Liaison de Parfum
1.2627171484646
Flowerparty Limited Edition 2011 Yves Rocher
1.2623323258678
Pretty Eau de Cologne Elizabeth Arden
1.2620205790041
Nectarine Blossom and Honey Jo Malone
1.2617988291388
Tribute for Women Mary Kay
1.2611145225891
Samsara Eau de Parfum Guerlain
1.2608529710613
Adventuress Boadicea the Victorious
1.2601825742323
Fuzzy Teacup Smell Bent
1.2597743562688
Allure Pour Homme Chanel
1.2593168002001
Elixir Charnel Chypre Fatal Guerlain
1.2587576806742
Sweet Zara
1.2583538291388
Amor Amor Eau Fraiche 2005 Cacharel
1.2571026806742
True Delight American Beauty
1.255409974063
Heiress Paris Hilton
1.254310013084
Cool Water Woman Summer Fizz Davidoff
1.2542072158855
Heat Beyonce
1.2530785807743
Mon Bouquet Princesse Marina De Bourbon
1.2522654307704
Reb'l Fleur Rihanna
1.252155006542
Sparkling Peach Bath and Body Works
1.2516162549065
Premier Jour Soleil Nina Ricci
1.2513853613484
Orientalia Kristel Saint Martin
1.2513083968291
Betty Barclay Women Betty Barclay
1.2506157161549
Mousseline Pêche Providence Perfume Co.
1.2505387516355
Mini Varens 08 Ulric de Varens
1.2504617871161
So...? Sensual So...?
1.2503848225968
Groovy Life by Esprit Summer Edition Woman Esprit
1.2502308935581
Hello Kitty Spring Demeter Fragrance
1.2501350485646
Folies de Saisons Ivresse d'Ete Yves Rocher
1.2499230354806
Pêle-mêle Galimard
1.2450519290387
Jack Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab
1.2447329355807
Jewels of Blu Aqaba
1.2444250775033
GRG Garage
1.2422321484646
Un Bateau pour Capri Eau D`Italie
1.2409235742323
Miss Marisa Tropical Ebba Los Angeles
1.2406157161549
Strenesse Gabriele Strehle Strenesse
1.2405923258678
L'Eau Par Kenzo Colors Pour Femme Kenzo
1.2401305387516
L'Eau de Franck Olivier Franck Olivier
1.24
Zippo Feelzone for Her Zippo Fragrances
1.2394021439237
Petite Cherie Annick Goutal
1.2374156872162
Femme Individuelle Soul & Senses Mont Blanc
1.236183902332
Narciso Rodriguez for Her Eau de Parfum Narciso Rodriguez

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