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

1.5572051295676
Love Spell Victoria`s Secret
1.5043908610553
Peche Jaune Yves Rocher
1.5043164396815
Life Is Pink Shine Pink Victoria`s Secret
1.5029024335789
Malizia Bon Bons Pesca Pop Mirato
1.5021582198407
Baby Doll Magic Yves Saint Laurent
1.5011163206073
Georgia Peach Fruits & Passion
1.5008930564858
Near Gap
1.500818635112
Pêche Outremer
1.5006697923644
Fuzzy Navel Demeter Fragrance
1.5005953709905
Make me Happy Juiceful Peach Canmake
1.5002976854953
Peach Demeter Fragrance
1.5002232641215
East Coast Club Man Tom Tailor
1.5001488427476
Chant Du Coeur Shiseido
1.5
Peche Sublime Seveline Nature
1.4918053770931
The Babes Sweet Peach Oriflame
1.4745770564858
Rosy Sky Love Passport
1.4546938427476
Mediterranean Peach Krigler
1.4445184213738
Orchard Neil Morris
1.4290919496167
U Black Mujer Adolfo Dominguez
1.4176344778596
Body Fantasies Signature Raspberry Parfums de Coeur
1.4171879496167
Peach Obsession Fruits & Passion
1.4038409396443
The One Dolce&Gabbana
1.4002976854953
Love & Peace Limited Expand
1.4000744213738
Arabian Rose Arabian Oud
1.3969902763266
Que sais je? Jean Patou
1.3939147684751
J`adore Dior
1.3921282442509
Flower of Immortality By Kilian
1.3847638427476
Pink Fruits & Passion
1.3846894213738
Golden Dream Lulu Castagnette
1.381770635112
Mercedes Benz L`Eau Mercedes-Benz
1.3805195831659
Peau de Peche Keiko Mecheri
1.3800153333333
Coco Chanel
1.3774105022699
Far Away Paradise Avon
1.376637270224
Suede Edition Women Etienne Aigner
1.3756697923644
Tuberoli Space NK
1.3756697923644
Jelly Belly Wild Blackberry Peach Cobbler Demeter Fragrance
1.374912406043
Charlie White Revlon
1.3714863206073
Lily Prune Love Story Ulric de Varens
1.360818635112
Fun Desigual
1.3564018488502
Arielle Fragonard
1.3427003709905
Patchouli Princesse Hippie Des Filles a la Vanille
1.33901010032
Burberry Women Burberry
1.3354167984669
Fraiche Passiflore Maitre Parfumeur et Gantier
1.3344493206073
Boheme Eau Jeune
1.3340027923644
Tapage Avon
1.3337795282429
Signature Women Otto Kern
1.3337051068691
Be Bop Kesling
1.3335562641215
Miss Chi Chi
1.3335562641215
East Coast Club Woman Tom Tailor
1.3334818427476
Boum Muscat Jeanne Arthes
1.3334074213738
Mini Magic Ulric de Varens
1.3334074213738
Maila Syed Junaid Alam
1.333333
Juicy Jewel Juicy Jewel
1.3324942284736
Allure eau de parfum Chanel
1.3309233319193
Acqua di Gio Giorgio Armani
1.328925601027
Guilty Gucci
1.3234383770931
Sync Woman Puma
1.323077
Jack Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab
1.3198932137382
Dangerous Desires Sammi Sweetheart
1.3175006915978
Aqua Allegoria Rosa Blanca Guerlain
1.3135634182481
Dreaming Tommy Hilfiger
1.3101972408276
Gucci Rush Gucci
1.3082129496167
Capricho Night O Boticario
1.3074909557193
Fatale Gloria Vanderbilt
1.3072172824291
Vanille Peach Comptoir Sud Pacifique
1.3055387419811
Animale Animale Animale
1.3038841694575
Vanille Fleur M. Micallef
1.3020093770931
Head Over Heels Revlon
1.3004465282429
Kun Mukthalifan Women Rasasi
1.3003721068691
Faith Swiss Arabian
1.3003147541862
Sexiest Fantasies Fireworks Parfums de Coeur
1.3002232641215
Funky Sexy Cool Paul Sebastian
1.3001488427476
Tuberose and Jasmine Nougat
1.3001488427476
Chevignon Heritage for Women Chevignon
1.3000744213738
Hugs & Kisses Judith Williams
1.2979879114386
Liliana Tocca
1.2973378992335
Red Rose and Peach Blossom Gandini 1896
1.2971446656248
Le Mimosa Annick Goutal
1.2965936854953
Al Nourus Al-Rehab
1.2951974681849
Mitsouko Eau de Toilette Guerlain
1.2942304426583
Boss Nuit Pour Femme Hugo Boss
1.2932249679244
Believe Oriflame
1.2886347724939
Rock Me! Anna Sui
1.2879466412146
Perhaps Bob Mackie
1.2875581816626
Peach Blossom L`Occitane en Provence
1.2874256915978
Mexx Amsterdam Spring Edition Woman Mexx
1.2869791633549
Tokyo Smile Masaki Matsushima
1.2869681050086
Tresor Lancome
1.2860861068691
Air de Fio No 6 Pupa
1.2859372641215
Ternata Corine de Farme
1.2857884213738
Star Intense Violet Seajewels
1.2833269582496
Dolce Vita Dior
1.2812651633549
Note Poudree M. Micallef
1.2809297984669
Up To You for Her Avon
1.280818635112
Rose de Courreges Courreges
1.278789621344
Hilfiger Woman Peach Blossom Tommy Hilfiger
1.2767673892982
Elixir Charnel Chypre Fatal Guerlain
1.2742563495572
Maybe Baby Benefit
1.2736140530624
Purr Katy Perry
1.2733223709905
Go Girl! Carolina Gynning
1.2731735282429
Elena Al-Rehab
1.2731735282429
Poule de Luxe Vanilla Ganache Crazylibellule and the Poppies
1.2730246854953
Jade Yardley
1.2729139618218
Fairy Juice NafNaf
1.2724587335715
Angel Thierry Mugler
1.2715676152415
Rock`n Dreams Valentino
1.2709438042718
Tresor In Love Lancome
1.2695694335789
Clean Skin Demeter Fragrance
1.2695292259433
Mandarina Duck Man Mandarina Duck
1.2673367923644
Agent XX LR
1.267161905336
The One Gold Limited Edition Dolce&Gabbana
1.2669646854953
XXY Xerjoff
1.2646946211952
Live Luxe Jennifer Lopez
1.2646585908313
Femme Individuelle Soul & Senses Mont Blanc
1.2635301068691
No Matter What Liaison de Parfum
1.2625816915978
Flowerparty Limited Edition 2011 Yves Rocher
1.2621351633549
Pretty Eau de Cologne Elizabeth Arden
1.2621195126144
Wonderstruck Taylor Swift
1.2607792198407
Adventuress Boadicea the Victorious
1.2603520075166
Nectarine Blossom and Honey Jo Malone
1.2601520564858
Fuzzy Teacup Smell Bent
1.2587670389968
Samsara Eau de Parfum Guerlain
1.2587347923644
Sweet Zara
1.2584931694575
Amor Amor Eau Fraiche 2005 Cacharel
1.2563649463422
Heiress Paris Hilton
1.2554612208082
Allure Pour Homme Chanel
1.2543164396815
Cool Water Woman Summer Fizz Davidoff
1.2529768549527
Mon Bouquet Princesse Marina De Bourbon
1.2520837984669
Sparkling Peach Bath and Body Works
1.2515628488502
Premier Jour Soleil Nina Ricci
1.2514140061026
Orientalia Kristel Saint Martin
1.2512651633549
Betty Barclay Women Betty Barclay
1.2512531417727
Heat Beyonce
1.2508930564858
Demon Eau Jeune
1.2506621355213
Reb'l Fleur Rihanna
1.2505953709905
Mousseline Pêche Providence Perfume Co.
1.2505209496167
Mini Varens 08 Ulric de Varens
1.2504465282429
So...? Sensual So...?
1.2503721068691
Groovy Life by Esprit Summer Edition Woman Esprit
1.2502232641215
Hello Kitty Spring Demeter Fragrance
1.2500744213738
Pêle-mêle Galimard
1.24999517556
Folies de Saisons Ivresse d'Ete Yves Rocher
1.2445822198407
Jewels of Blu Aqaba
1.2443589557193
GRG Garage
1.2439837480836
Tribute for Women Mary Kay
1.242022270224
Un Bateau pour Capri Eau D`Italie
1.2416197430974
Narciso Rodriguez for Her Eau de Parfum Narciso Rodriguez
1.2405953709905
Strenesse Gabriele Strehle Strenesse
1.2405440061026
L'Eau Par Kenzo Colors Pour Femme Kenzo
1.2400974778596
L'Eau de Franck Olivier Franck Olivier

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