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

1.564135568111
Love Spell Victoria`s Secret
1.5044604927782
Peche Jaune Yves Rocher
1.5041772868876
Life Is Pink Shine Pink Victoria`s Secret
1.5026904559615
Malizia Bon Bons Pesca Pop Mirato
1.5020532427074
Baby Doll Magic Yves Saint Laurent
1.5010620220901
Georgia Peach Fruits & Passion
1.5009912206174
Near Gap
1.5009912206174
Addison Hollister
1.5007788161994
Pêche Outremer
1.500637213254
Fuzzy Navel Demeter Fragrance
1.5005664117814
Make me Happy Juiceful Peach Canmake
1.500424808836
Peach Demeter Fragrance
1.500212404418
East Coast Club Man Tom Tailor
1.5001416029453
Chant Du Coeur Shiseido
1.5000708014727
Twinkle Rasasi
1.5
Peche Sublime Seveline Nature
1.4916368382894
The Babes Sweet Peach Oriflame
1.474533617672
Rosy Sky Love Passport
1.4546866029453
Mediterranean Peach Krigler
1.4445148014727
Orchard Neil Morris
1.4290666103087
U Black Mujer Adolfo Dominguez
1.4287126029453
Ame Toscane Renaissance Isabel Derroisne
1.4175874191447
Body Fantasies Signature Raspberry Parfums de Coeur
1.4171626103087
Peach Obsession Fruits & Passion
1.416879404418
Lomani Temptation Lomani
1.4081858161994
Fun Desigual
1.4038827210422
The One Dolce&Gabbana
1.4002832058907
Love & Peace Limited Expand
1.4002832058907
Arabian Rose Arabian Oud
1.4000708014727
L`Important C`Est La Rose Histoires D`Eaux
1.4
Talbots Eau de Parfum Talbots
1.3969834633248
Que sais je? Jean Patou
1.3952043698669
J`adore Christian Dior
1.3903378827528
Peau de Peche Keiko Mecheri
1.3877039634664
Flower of Immortality By Kilian
1.384827404418
Chevignon Heritage for Women Chevignon
1.3847566029453
Pink Fruits & Passion
1.3846858014727
Golden Dream Lulu Castagnette
1.381801617672
Mercedes Benz L`Eau Mercedes-Benz
1.3802923333333
Coco Chanel
1.377229934013
Far Away Paradise Avon
1.3766284338714
Suede Edition Women Etienne Aigner
1.3764160294534
Today Tomorrow Always Together Avon
1.375637213254
Tuberoli Space NK
1.375637213254
Jelly Belly Wild Blackberry Peach Cobbler Demeter Fragrance
1.3751416029453
A Sports Man Classic Estiara
1.3719276323988
Ballerina No 1 Les Parfums de Rosine
1.3716444265081
Lily Prune Love Story Ulric de Varens
1.3658814197111
Charlie White Revlon
1.3634943970547
Jack Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab
1.3563966323988
Arielle Fragonard
1.3489588235627
Boheme Eau Jeune
1.3394612101388
Burberry Women Burberry
1.3366606692155
Clean Skin Demeter Fragrance
1.333970213254
Tapage Avon
1.3337862475219
Guilty Gucci
1.333757808836
Signature Women Otto Kern
1.333757808836
360° Purple Perry Ellis
1.3336870073634
Be Bop Kesling
1.3336870073634
Genny Shine Diana De Silva
1.333545404418
East Coast Club Woman Tom Tailor
1.333545404418
Miss Chi Chi
1.3334746029453
A.R.T. Eudora
1.3334746029453
Boum Muscat Jeanne Arthes
1.3334746029453
Malena Dream Yves de Sistelle
1.3334746029453
That’s Me Helene Fischer
1.3334746029453
Paul Smith Sunshine Edition for Women 2014 Paul Smith
1.3334038014727
Maila Syed Junaid Alam
1.3334038014727
Mini Magic Ulric de Varens
1.333333
Juicy Jewel Juicy Jewel
1.3332621985273
Intemporel Faberlic
1.3314009866893
Acqua di Gio Giorgio Armani
1.3312710736335
Liliana Tocca
1.3294429388275
Allure eau de parfum Chanel
1.3258186913056
Vanille Peach Comptoir Sud Pacifique
1.3198570147267
Dangerous Desires Sammi Sweetheart
1.318606808836
La Reine des Fleurs DSH Perfumes
1.3153320589068
Vanille Fleur M. Micallef
1.3139966581705
Gucci Rush Gucci
1.3108516771453
Dreaming Tommy Hilfiger
1.310557404418
Tuberose and Jasmine Nougat
1.3102238235627
Note Poudree M. Micallef
1.3081876103087
Patchouli Princesse Hippie Des Filles a la Vanille
1.3080336397621
The One Collector For Women Dolce&Gabbana
1.3073968382894
Fatale Gloria Vanderbilt
1.3057640294534
Animale Animale Animale
1.3021240441801
Head Over Heels Revlon
1.3003540073634
Faith Swiss Arabian
1.3003540073634
Kun Mukthalifan Women Rasasi
1.300212404418
Funky Sexy Cool Paul Sebastian
1.3000708014727
Hugs & Kisses Judith Williams
1.2972164191447
Red Rose and Peach Blossom Gandini 1896
1.296720808836
Al Nourus Al-Rehab
1.2952292942509
Sexiest Fantasies Fireworks Parfums de Coeur
1.2932056986689
Believe Oriflame
1.2913742254319
Mitsouko Eau de Toilette Guerlain
1.2883037649391
Rock Me! Anna Sui
1.2878380441801
Perhaps Bob Mackie
1.287650412631
Boss Nuit Pour Femme Hugo Boss
1.2873424338714
Mexx Amsterdam Spring Edition Woman Mexx
1.2872903089776
Peach Blossom L`Occitane en Provence
1.2870431619938
Le Mimosa Annick Goutal
1.2869176250354
Tokyo Smile Masaki Matsushima
1.2860680073634
Air de Fio No 6 Pupa
1.285926404418
Ternata Corine de Farme
1.2857848014727
Star Intense Violet Seajewels
1.2852402752761
Tresor Lancome
1.2839556471255
Sync Woman Puma
1.2817494706882
Mandarina Duck Man Mandarina Duck
1.280849617672
Rose de Courreges Courreges
1.2808284412348
Up To You for Her Avon
1.2786617476636
Dolce Vita Christian Dior
1.2779378824696
Folies de Saisons Ivresse d'Ete Yves Rocher
1.2745678382894
Boss Nuit Pour Femme Intense Hugo Boss
1.2738490079298
Maybe Baby Benefit
1.2734451138488
Purr Katy Perry
1.2732934117814
Go Girl! Carolina Gynning
1.273151808836
Poule de Luxe Vanilla Ganache Crazylibellule and the Poppies
1.2730173237043
Angel Thierry Mugler
1.2727510662702
Fairy Juice NafNaf
1.2710877649391
Rock`n Dreams Valentino
1.2707512602662
Tresor In Love Lancome
1.2675206188049
Nectarine Blossom and Honey Jo Malone
1.267304213254
Agent XX LR
1.2671840515435
The One Gold Limited Edition Dolce&Gabbana
1.2670210073634
XXY Xerjoff
1.2661220294534
Reve d'Escapade Givenchy
1.265672507505
Elixir Charnel Chypre Fatal Guerlain
1.2645246544888
Femme Individuelle Soul & Senses Mont Blanc
1.2640290441801
Fraiche Passiflore Maitre Parfumeur et Gantier
1.2637244117814
Like A Day In Paradise essence
1.2636536103087
No Matter What Liaison de Parfum
1.2625692353441
Flowerparty Limited Edition 2011 Yves Rocher
1.262329808836
Fae Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab
1.2620736250354
Pretty Eau de Cologne Elizabeth Arden
1.2606742427074
Adventuress Boadicea the Victorious
1.2606614225432
Wonderstruck Taylor Swift
1.2594561854999
Live Luxe Jennifer Lopez
1.2583971464174
Samsara Eau de Parfum Guerlain
1.2583628530161
Amor Amor Eau Fraiche 2005 Cacharel
1.2551368770886
Heiress Paris Hilton
1.2548008510337
Allure Pour Homme Chanel
1.2542480883602
Cool Water Woman Summer Fizz Davidoff
1.2529028603795
Mon Bouquet Princesse Marina De Bourbon
1.2513452279807
Orientalia Kristel Saint Martin
1.2512036250354
Betty Barclay Women Betty Barclay
1.250849617672
Demon Eau Jeune
1.2508228108185
Heat Beyonce
1.2505664117814
Eclipse Oriflame
1.2504956103087
Mini Varens 08 Ulric de Varens

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