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

1.5644721597492
Love Spell Victoria`s Secret
1.5045662100457
Peche Jaune Yves Rocher
1.5040891433245
Life Is Pink Shine Pink Victoria`s Secret
1.5027260955496
Malizia Bon Bons Pesca Pop Mirato
1.501840114496
Baby Doll Magic Yves Saint Laurent
1.5010222858311
Georgia Peach Fruits & Passion
1.5010222858311
Near Gap
1.5009541334424
Addison Hollister
1.5007496762762
Pêche Outremer
1.5007496762762
Fuzzy Navel Demeter Fragrance
1.5005452191099
Make me Happy Juiceful Peach Canmake
1.5005452191099
Peach Demeter Fragrance
1.5002044571662
East Coast Club Man Tom Tailor
1.5001363047775
Ame Toscane Renaissance Isabel Derroisne
1.5001363047775
Chant Du Coeur Shiseido
1.5000681523887
Twinkle Rasasi
1.5
Peche Sublime Seveline Nature
1.4915679621073
The Babes Sweet Peach Oriflame
1.4745018286649
Rosy Sky Love Passport
1.4546813047775
Mediterranean Peach Krigler
1.4445121523887
Orchard Neil Morris
1.4290480667212
U Black Mujer Adolfo Dominguez
1.4286391523887
Elitis Lomani
1.4171440667212
Peach Obsession Fruits & Passion
1.4168714571662
Lomani Temptation Lomani
1.400272609555
Love & Peace Limited Expand
1.4001011249915
The One Dolce&Gabbana
1.4000681523887
L`Important C`Est La Rose Histoires D`Eaux
1.4
Vanity Femme Armaf
1.4
Talbots Eau de Parfum Talbots
1.3968695527159
Que sais je? Jean Patou
1.3940081512983
J`adore Christian Dior
1.3902381729708
Peau de Peche Keiko Mecheri
1.3849557619437
Chevignon Heritage for Women Chevignon
1.384887609555
East Coast Club Woman Tom Tailor
1.3847513047775
Pink Fruits & Passion
1.3846831523887
Golden Dream Lulu Castagnette
1.3811973333333
Coco Chanel
1.3766356573298
Suede Edition Women Etienne Aigner
1.3756133714987
Tuberoli Space NK
1.3756133714987
Jelly Belly Wild Blackberry Peach Cobbler Demeter Fragrance
1.3751363047775
A Sports Man Classic Estiara
1.375
Holly Koto Parfums
1.3718012001636
Ballerina No 1 Les Parfums de Rosine
1.3715967429973
Lily Prune Love Story Ulric de Varens
1.3710265914264
Flower of Immortality By Kilian
1.3654079621073
Today Tomorrow Always Together Avon
1.3643856762762
Fun Desigual
1.3635678476113
Jack Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab
1.3630598022899
Charlie White Revlon
1.3563383525523
Arielle Fragonard
1.3537743245417
Far Away Paradise Avon
1.3489164382199
Boheme Eau Jeune
1.3432349621073
Fatale Gloria Vanderbilt
1.3368769242145
Clean Skin Demeter Fragrance
1.3356029685817
Burberry Women Burberry
1.3339463714987
360° Purple Perry Ellis
1.3337419143324
Signature Women Otto Kern
1.3336737619437
Genny Shine Diana De Silva
1.3335374571662
Miss Chi Chi
1.3335374571662
Maila Syed Junaid Alam
1.3334693047775
Boum Muscat Jeanne Arthes
1.3334693047775
Pêle-mêle Galimard
1.3334011523887
Malena Dream Yves de Sistelle
1.3334011523887
A.R.T. Eudora
1.3334011523887
Mini Magic Ulric de Varens
1.333333
Juicy Jewel Juicy Jewel
1.3332648476113
Intemporel Faberlic
1.3313430766033
Liliana Tocca
1.3311830188101
Guilty Gucci
1.328824757582
Acqua di Gio Giorgio Armani
1.3266114858584
Allure eau de parfum Chanel
1.325654448102
Vanille Peach Comptoir Sud Pacifique
1.3197623714987
Dangerous Desires Sammi Sweetheart
1.3193682668848
Boss Nuit Pour Femme Intense Hugo Boss
1.3152260955496
Vanille Fleur M. Micallef
1.3151038286649
Mercedes Benz L`Eau Mercedes-Benz
1.3133534142302
Gucci Rush Gucci
1.3105494571662
Tuberose and Jasmine Nougat
1.3103011358959
Dreaming Tommy Hilfiger
1.3101814382199
Note Poudree M. Micallef
1.3087824382199
Body Fantasies Signature Raspberry Parfums de Coeur
1.3081690667212
Patchouli Princesse Hippie Des Filles a la Vanille
1.3056428953861
Animale Animale Animale
1.3034389143324
La Reine des Fleurs DSH Perfumes
1.3019082668848
Head Over Heels Revlon
1.3003407619437
Faith Swiss Arabian
1.3003407619437
Kun Mukthalifan Women Rasasi
1.3003407619437
Be Bop Kesling
1.3002044571662
Funky Sexy Cool Paul Sebastian
1.2973182858311
Red Rose and Peach Blossom Gandini 1896
1.2969775238874
Al Nourus Al-Rehab
1.2929600576569
Believe Oriflame
1.2903911523887
That’s Me Helene Fischer
1.2903483624344
Sexiest Fantasies Fireworks Parfums de Coeur
1.2880993336059
The One Collector For Women Dolce&Gabbana
1.2880311812172
Fraiche Passiflore Maitre Parfumeur et Gantier
1.28792437477
Boss Nuit Pour Femme Hugo Boss
1.2878948764397
Perhaps Bob Mackie
1.2876222668848
Up To You for Her Avon
1.2873651342602
Le Mimosa Annick Goutal
1.2873496573298
Mexx Amsterdam Spring Edition Woman Mexx
1.2870942767669
Peach Blossom L`Occitane en Provence
1.2868725906086
Tokyo Smile Masaki Matsushima
1.2860547619437
Air de Fio No 6 Pupa
1.2859184571662
Ternata Corine de Farme
1.2857821523887
Star Intense Violet Seajewels
1.2854275707081
Mitsouko Eau de Toilette Guerlain
1.284898602876
Tresor Lancome
1.2815541622708
Mandarina Duck Man Mandarina Duck
1.2804282199278
Rock Me! Anna Sui
1.2787321334424
Lapis Lazuli Galimard
1.2751204866081
Angel Thierry Mugler
1.2750773334696
Dolce Vita Christian Dior
1.2745468863218
Elixir Charnel Chypre Fatal Guerlain
1.2738648879575
Maybe Baby Benefit
1.2736270098821
Fairy Juice NafNaf
1.2732722191099
Go Girl! Carolina Gynning
1.2731359143324
Poule de Luxe Vanilla Ganache Crazylibellule and the Poppies
1.2708666573298
L'Eau Par Kenzo Colors Pour Femme Kenzo
1.2704835337695
Folies de Saisons Ivresse d'Ete Yves Rocher
1.2701549183534
Purr Katy Perry
1.2691628476113
Saddle Warmer Smell Bent
1.2686337619437
Fae Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab
1.267164677094
Rock`n Dreams Valentino
1.266667
LR Classics Antigua LR
1.2663879159
Tresor In Love Lancome
1.2643584859947
Femme Individuelle Soul & Senses Mont Blanc
1.2636350667212
No Matter What Liaison de Parfum
1.2635931474136
Nectarine Blossom and Honey Jo Malone
1.2629145716622
Reve d'Escapade Givenchy
1.2625056573298
Flowerparty Limited Edition 2011 Yves Rocher
1.2620285906086
Pretty Eau de Cologne Elizabeth Arden
1.2608018764397
Adventuress Boadicea the Victorious
1.2606187718258
Sweet Pea Forever Bath and Body Works
1.2584037907722
Amor Amor Eau Fraiche 2005 Cacharel
1.2580663845839
Wonderstruck Taylor Swift
1.2571596762762
Like A Day In Paradise essence
1.2561847115109
Samsara Eau de Parfum Guerlain
1.254225448102
Cool Water Woman Summer Fizz Davidoff
1.2540178400463
Allure Pour Homme Chanel
1.2527260955496
Mon Bouquet Princesse Marina De Bourbon
1.2512948953861
Orientalia Kristel Saint Martin
1.2511585906086
Betty Barclay Women Betty Barclay
1.2508178286649
Demon Eau Jeune
1.2506133714987
Mini Varens 08 Ulric de Varens
1.2506133714987
Tapage Avon
1.2504089143324
Eclipse Oriflame
1.2504089143324
Folklory Al Ward Pink Rasasi
1.2503806646902
Heat Beyonce

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