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

1.5544435669628
Love Spell Victoria`s Secret
1.5046890424482
Life Is Pink Shine Pink Victoria`s Secret
1.5042777229352
Peche Jaune Yves Rocher
1.5031260282988
Malizia Bon Bons Pesca Pop Mirato
1.5023033892728
Baby Doll Magic Yves Saint Laurent
1.5010694307338
Georgia Peach Fruits & Passion
1.5009871668312
Near Gap
1.5007403751234
Fuzzy Navel Demeter Fragrance
1.5006581112208
Pêche Outremer
1.5006581112208
Make me Happy Juiceful Peach Canmake
1.5005758473182
Peach Demeter Fragrance
1.5001645278052
Star Intense Violet Seajewels
1.5000822639026
Orchard Neil Morris
1.5
Peche Sublime Seveline Nature
1.4920171253702
The Babes Sweet Peach Oriflame
1.4746711668312
Rosy Sky Love Passport
1.4547095278052
Mediterranean Peach Krigler
1.4291468473182
U Black Mujer Adolfo Dominguez
1.4223692224416
Arielle Fragonard
1.4172428473182
Peach Obsession Fruits & Passion
1.4134561010201
The One Dolce&Gabbana
1.406045070747
Flower of Immortality By Kilian
1.4050203333333
J`adore Dior
1.4018920697598
Mexx Amsterdam Spring Edition Woman Mexx
1.4003290556104
Love & Peace Limited Expand
1.3954894448832
Que sais je? Jean Patou
1.3848617917078
Pink Fruits & Passion
1.3846972639026
Golden Dream Lulu Castagnette
1.384615
East Coast Club Woman Tom Tailor
1.3822392234288
Far Away Paradise Avon
1.3797851010201
Charlie White Revlon
1.3768098058572
Suede Edition Women Etienne Aigner
1.3757403751234
Tuberoli Space NK
1.3757403751234
Jelly Belly Wild Blackberry Peach Cobbler Demeter Fragrance
1.3752746386969
Coco Chanel
1.3717684863442
Lily Prune Love Story Ulric de Varens
1.3709576410003
Peau de Peche Keiko Mecheri
1.3656103336624
Sync Woman Puma
1.3506581112208
Patchouli Princesse Hippie Des Filles a la Vanille
1.3456318861468
Burberry Women Burberry
1.3406542086213
Guilty Gucci
1.3354718614676
Fraiche Passiflore Maitre Parfumeur et Gantier
1.335389597565
The One Gold Limited Edition Dolce&Gabbana
1.3348898213228
Allure eau de parfum Chanel
1.334566958539
Boheme Eau Jeune
1.3338265834156
Signature Women Otto Kern
1.333744319513
Be Bop Kesling
1.3335797917078
Miss Chi Chi
1.3334975278052
Boum Muscat Jeanne Arthes
1.3334975278052
Chevignon Heritage for Women Chevignon
1.3334152639026
No Matter What Liaison de Parfum
1.3334152639026
Maila Syed Junaid Alam
1.333333
Juicy Jewel Juicy Jewel
1.3331257996051
Acqua di Gio Giorgio Armani
1.3202467917078
Al Nourus Al-Rehab
1.3199918058572
Nature Franck Olivier
1.3173520141494
Aqua Allegoria Rosa Blanca Guerlain
1.3120519868378
Sexiest Fantasies Fireworks Parfums de Coeur
1.3091659193814
Mitsouko Guerlain
1.3085408654163
Dreaming Tommy Hilfiger
1.3081855834156
Capricho Night O Boticario
1.3067917578151
Gucci Rush Gucci
1.3058287502468
Tokyo Smile Masaki Matsushima
1.3055031819678
Rock Me! Anna Sui
1.3023033892728
Perhaps Bob Mackie
1.3022211253702
Head Over Heels Revlon
1.3007403751234
Young Sexy Lovely Spring / Summer Collection 2008 Yves Saint Laurent
1.3002467917078
Funky Sexy Cool Paul Sebastian
1.3001645278052
Tuberose and Jasmine Nougat
1.3000822639026
Hugs & Kisses Judith Williams
1.2991068058572
Fatale Gloria Vanderbilt
1.2975424771306
Boss Nuit Pour Femme Hugo Boss
1.2972009029286
Red Rose and Peach Blossom Gandini 1896
1.296277639026
Animale Animale Animale
1.2961299726884
Vanille Fleur M. Micallef
1.2960333063508
Vanille Peach Comptoir Sud Pacifique
1.2933411112208
Dangerous Desires Sammi Sweetheart
1.2933155702534
Believe Oriflame
1.2927364307338
Fuzzy Teacup Smell Bent
1.2922211253702
Up To You for Her Avon
1.289705212899
Tresor Lancome
1.2880318213228
Dolce Vita Dior
1.2879740009872
Peach Blossom L`Occitane en Provence
1.2867834307338
Body Fantasies Signature Raspberry Parfums de Coeur
1.2864830151366
Le Mimosa Annick Goutal
1.286125319513
Air de Fio No 6 Pupa
1.2859607917078
Ternata Corine de Farme
1.2857962639026
Cashmere Iris Dr. Taffi
1.2790844600197
Peach Blossom Tommy Hilfiger
1.2786829029286
Fun Desigual
1.2785825297795
Angel Thierry Mugler
1.2768372290227
Purr Katy Perry
1.2753590312603
Maybe Baby Benefit
1.2738042050016
Live Luxe Jennifer Lopez
1.2736338923988
Tresor In Love Lancome
1.2736310697598
Un Bateau pour Capri Eau D`Italie
1.2734673751234
Momoberry Sanrio
1.2732205834156
Go Girl! Carolina Gynning
1.2732205834156
Poule de Luxe Vanilla Ganache Crazylibellule and the Poppies
1.2728915278052
In White Lulu Castagnette
1.2712009651201
Wonderstruck Taylor Swift
1.269134917078
Clean Skin Demeter Fragrance
1.2674073751234
Agent XX LR
1.2670910839092
Fairy Juice NafNaf
1.2669960556104
XJ XXY Eau de Parfum Xerjoff
1.266206514643
Elixir Charnel Chypre Fatal Guerlain
1.2657082922014
Liliana Tocca
1.2652619141165
Samsara Guerlain
1.2649527917078
Darling Boutique Perfumery
1.2645227653833
Rock`n Dreams Valentino
1.2628443336624
Flowerparty Limited Edition 2011 Yves Rocher
1.2624436117144
Mandarina Duck Man Mandarina Duck
1.2622684863442
Pretty Eau de Cologne Elizabeth Arden
1.2621961112208
Mousseline Pêche Providence Perfume Co.
1.260053964462
Nectarine Blossom and Honey Jo Malone
1.2588481099046
Heiress Paris Hilton
1.2588053751234
Sweet Zara
1.2585287087858
Amor Amor Eau Fraiche 2005 Cacharel
1.2571870674564
Heat Beyonce
1.2570681112208
True Delight American Beauty
1.2555571559724
Allure Pour Homme Chanel
1.254524514643
Cool Water Woman Summer Fizz Davidoff
1.2541954590326
Folies de Saisons Ivresse d'Ete Yves Rocher
1.2532082922014
Mon Bouquet Princesse Marina De Bourbon
1.252879236591
Tribute for Women Mary Kay
1.2523856531754
Sparkling Peach Bath and Body Works
1.2517275419546
Premier Jour Soleil Nina Ricci
1.2515623948667
Reb'l Fleur Rihanna
1.2513162224416
Betty Barclay Women Betty Barclay
1.250822639026
Tapage Avon
1.250822639026
Miss Marisa Tropical Ebba Los Angeles
1.2505758473182
Mini Varens 08 Ulric de Varens
1.2504935834156
So...? Sensual So...?
1.250411319513
Groovy Life by Esprit Summer Edition Woman Esprit
1.2502467917078
Hello Kitty Spring Demeter Fragrance
1.2500822639026
Pêle-mêle Galimard
1.2494393478118
Ame Toscane Isabel Derroisne
1.2455956946364
Note Poudree M. Micallef
1.2446451253702
Jewels of Blu Aqaba
1.2445628614676
GRG Garage
1.2444550980586
Desperate Housewives Forbidden Fruit Coty
1.244065639026
Axis Pink Caviar Sense of Space Creations
1.2425385913129
Petite Cherie Annick Goutal
1.2423727229352
Thinking of You Mary Kay
1.2422839029286
Inis Moonlight Fragrances of Ireland
1.240775278052
L'Eau Par Kenzo Colors Pour Femme Kenzo
1.2401171668312
L'Eau de Franck Olivier Franck Olivier
1.240078709773
In The Mood For Love Pure Gianfranco Ferre
1.2399177360974
Zippo Feelzone for Her Zippo Fragrances
1.238173236591
Femme Individuelle Soul & Senses Mont Blanc

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