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

1.5659391534392
Love Spell Victoria`s Secret
1.5044312169312
Peche Jaune Yves Rocher
1.5039682539683
Life Is Pink Shine Pink Victoria`s Secret
1.5029100529101
Malizia Bon Bons Pesca Pop Mirato
1.5011904761905
Near Gap
1.5011243386243
Georgia Peach Fruits & Passion
1.5009259259259
Fuzzy Navel Demeter Fragrance
1.5007275132275
Pêche Outremer
1.5005952380952
Make me Happy Juiceful Peach Canmake
1.5005952380952
Peach Demeter Fragrance
1.5001984126984
East Coast Club Man Tom Tailor
1.5001322751323
Chant Du Coeur Shiseido
1.5001322751323
Ame Toscane Renaissance Isabel Derroisne
1.5001322751323
Emeshel X Emeshel
1.5
Peche Sublime Seveline Nature
1.4915155767196
The Babes Sweet Peach Oriflame
1.4746099259259
Rosy Sky Love Passport
1.456462989418
Baby Doll Magic Yves Saint Laurent
1.4546772751323
Mediterranean Peach Krigler
1.4546111375661
Ariadna Les Contes
1.4445101375661
Orchard Neil Morris
1.429033962963
U Black Mujer Adolfo Dominguez
1.4286371375661
Elitis Lomani
1.417129962963
Peach Obsession Fruits & Passion
1.4168654126984
Lomani Temptation Lomani
1.4167331375661
Mini Magic Ulric de Varens
1.411765
Talbots Eau de Parfum Talbots
1.4013415978836
The One Dolce&Gabbana
1.4008597883598
Addison Hollister
1.4002645502646
Love & Peace Limited Expand
1.4001984126984
L`Important C`Est La Rose Histoires D`Eaux
1.3980493280423
J`adore Christian Dior
1.3849456878307
Chevignon Heritage for Women Chevignon
1.3848134126984
East Coast Club Woman Tom Tailor
1.3847472751323
Pink Fruits & Passion
1.3846811375661
Golden Dream Lulu Castagnette
1.3816533333333
Coco Eau de Parfum Chanel
1.3783500634921
Fun Desigual
1.3765873015873
Suede Edition Women Etienne Aigner
1.3761408518519
Peau de Peche Keiko Mecheri
1.3750691904762
Que sais je? Jean Patou
1.3750661375661
A Sports Man Classic Estiara
1.375
Holly Koto Parfums
1.375
Amarige Majid Muzaffar Iterji
1.3715604761905
Lily Prune Love Story Ulric de Varens
1.3657524021164
Today Tomorrow Always Together Avon
1.3635698624339
Jack Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab
1.3632231640212
Animale Animale Animale
1.3587735714286
Flower of Immortality By Kilian
1.357605962963
Apple Blossom Korres
1.357473989418
Fatale Gloria Vanderbilt
1.3568231269841
Arielle Fragonard
1.3535187936508
Far Away Paradise Avon
1.3520297830688
Charlie White Revlon
1.35
Ghuroob Oil Syed Junaid Alam
1.3488842010582
Boheme Eau Jeune
1.3415703756614
Tuberoli Space NK
1.3397421428571
Acqua di Gio Giorgio Armani
1.3391612063492
Burberry Women Burberry
1.3367188941799
Gucci Guilty Gucci
1.336706015873
Clean Skin Demeter Fragrance
1.3358462275132
Dreaming Pearl Tommy Hilfiger
1.3339943756614
360° Purple Perry Ellis
1.333795962963
Signature Women Otto Kern
1.3336636878307
Genny Shine Diana De Silva
1.3335314126984
Miss Chi Chi
1.3335314126984
Maila Syed Junaid Alam
1.3334652751323
Tropical Summer Bi-es
1.3334652751323
Saijo Persimmon Voluspa
1.3334652751323
Boum Muscat Jeanne Arthes
1.3333991375661
A.R.T. Eudora
1.333333
Bonheur Les Contes
1.333333
Juicy Jewel Juicy Jewel
1.3332668624339
Intemporel Faberlic
1.3332668624339
Malena Dream Yves de Sistelle
1.3291256137566
Note Poudree M. Micallef
1.3281852063492
Allure eau de parfum Chanel
1.3197442380952
Dangerous Desires Sammi Sweetheart
1.3195764021164
Boss Nuit Pour Femme Intense Hugo Boss
1.3191023915344
Liliana Tocca
1.3184842539683
Vanille Peach Comptoir Sud Pacifique
1.3152116402116
Vanille Fleur M. Micallef
1.3136261005291
Gucci Rush Gucci
1.3105434126984
Tuberose and Jasmine Nougat
1.3087276349206
Dreaming Tommy Hilfiger
1.308154962963
Patchouli Princesse Hippie Des Filles a la Vanille
1.305410952381
Fraiche Passiflore Maitre Parfumeur et Gantier
1.3011063809524
DKNY Delicious Delights Dreamsicle Donna Karan
1.300462962963
Be Bop Kesling
1.3003306878307
Kun Mukthalifan Women Rasasi
1.3003306878307
Faith Swiss Arabian
1.3001984126984
Funky Sexy Cool Paul Sebastian
1.2978171640212
L'Eau Par Kenzo Colors Pour Femme Kenzo
1.2972219259259
Red Rose and Peach Blossom Gandini 1896
1.2969573756614
Al Nourus Al-Rehab
1.2968251005291
Folklory Al Ward Pink Rasasi
1.2959322804233
Boss Nuit Pour Femme Hugo Boss
1.2944687142857
Head Over Heels Revlon
1.2935637407407
Reve d'Escapade Givenchy
1.293427005291
Sexiest Fantasies Fireworks Parfums de Coeur
1.2928932169312
Believe Oriflame
1.2920638253968
Maravilla Bvlgari
1.2893515661376
Folies de Saisons Ivresse d'Ete Yves Rocher
1.2879626772487
Perhaps Bob Mackie
1.2875658518519
Up To You for Her Avon
1.2873541005291
Tresor Lancome
1.2873013015873
Mexx Amsterdam Spring Edition Woman Mexx
1.2869451798942
Peach Blossom L`Occitane en Provence
1.2867722010582
Tokyo Smile Masaki Matsushima
1.2865737883598
Elena Al-Rehab
1.2865076507937
Mercedes Benz L`Eau Mercedes-Benz
1.2863753756614
Jelly Belly Wild Blackberry Peach Cobbler Demeter Fragrance
1.2860446878307
Air de Fio No 6 Pupa
1.2859124126984
Ternata Corine de Farme
1.2857801375661
Star Intense Violet Seajewels
1.2857126719577
Mitsouko Eau de Toilette Guerlain
1.2838656137566
Orientalia Kristel Saint Martin
1.2830685079365
Le Mimosa Annick Goutal
1.2814594656085
Mandarina Duck Man Mandarina Duck
1.2786377883598
Lapis Lazuli Galimard
1.2782945291005
Sexiest Fantasies Love Struck Parfums de Coeur
1.2778582592593
Angel Thierry Mugler
1.2770524761905
Miss Elite Model In Love Parfums Elite
1.2767879259259
Miss Fiorucci Only Love Fiorucci
1.2763911005291
Ananda Dolce M. Micallef
1.2761661534392
Sweet Pea Forever Bath and Body Works
1.2760272539683
Kiste Slumberhouse
1.2736814444444
Maybe Baby Benefit
1.2734545132275
Go Girl! Carolina Gynning
1.2731238253968
Poule de Luxe Vanilla Ganache Crazylibellule and the Poppies
1.2729743174603
Dolce Vita Christian Dior
1.2709318201058
Purr Katy Perry
1.2690987248677
Saddle Warmer Smell Bent
1.269047952381
Femme Individuelle Soul & Senses Montblanc
1.266947968254
Elixir Charnel Chypre Fatal Guerlain
1.2667325449735
Rock`n Dreams Valentino
1.2660878677249
Nectarine Blossom and Honey Jo Malone
1.2659486031746
Fairy Juice NafNaf
1.2652647089947
Tresor In Love Lancome
1.2639516507937
I Want Candy Tokyo Milk Parfumarie Curiosite
1.2634886878307
Play It Sexy Pin Up Playboy
1.2626557142857
Flowerparty Limited Edition 2011 Yves Rocher
1.2619943386243
Pretty Eau de Cologne Elizabeth Arden
1.2617766825397
Rock Me! Anna Sui
1.2608035396825
Adventuress Boadicea the Victorious
1.2598542380952
La Reine des Fleurs DSH Perfumes
1.2587435026455
The One Collector For Women Dolce&Gabbana
1.2583933650794
Amor Amor Eau Fraiche 2005 Cacharel
1.2582743650794
Samsara Eau de Parfum Guerlain
1.2570891164021
Wonderstruck Taylor Swift

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