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

1.5557579438471
Love Spell Victoria`s Secret
1.5044056152927
Peche Jaune Yves Rocher
1.5043309438471
Life Is Pink Shine Pink Victoria`s Secret
1.5029121863799
Malizia Bon Bons Pesca Pop Mirato
1.5021654719235
Baby Doll Magic Yves Saint Laurent
1.5011200716846
Georgia Peach Fruits & Passion
1.5008960573477
Near Gap
1.500821385902
Pêche Outremer
1.5006720430108
Fuzzy Navel Demeter Fragrance
1.5005973715651
Make me Happy Juiceful Peach Canmake
1.5002986857826
Peach Demeter Fragrance
1.5002240143369
East Coast Club Man Tom Tailor
1.5001493428913
Chant Du Coeur Shiseido
1.5
Peche Sublime Seveline Nature
1.4918121290323
The Babes Sweet Peach Oriflame
1.4745800573477
Rosy Sky Love Passport
1.4546943428913
Mediterranean Peach Krigler
1.4445186714456
Orchard Neil Morris
1.4290937001195
U Black Mujer Adolfo Dominguez
1.4176377287933
Body Fantasies Signature Raspberry Parfums de Coeur
1.4171897001195
Peach Obsession Fruits & Passion
1.4041770752688
The One Dolce&Gabbana
1.4002986857826
Love & Peace Limited Expand
1.4000746714456
Arabian Rose Arabian Oud
1.3970005292712
Que sais je? Jean Patou
1.3946015029869
J`adore Dior
1.3921545017921
Flower of Immortality By Kilian
1.3847643428913
Pink Fruits & Passion
1.3846896714456
Golden Dream Lulu Castagnette
1.381773385902
Mercedes Benz L`Eau Mercedes-Benz
1.3805638458781
Peau de Peche Keiko Mecheri
1.3797533333333
Coco Chanel
1.3774327586619
Far Away Paradise Avon
1.3766427718041
Suede Edition Women Etienne Aigner
1.3757467144564
Jelly Belly Wild Blackberry Peach Cobbler Demeter Fragrance
1.3756720430108
Tuberoli Space NK
1.3749826762246
Charlie White Revlon
1.3714900716846
Lily Prune Love Story Ulric de Varens
1.360821385902
Fun Desigual
1.3564071003584
Arielle Fragonard
1.3427023715651
Patchouli Princesse Hippie Des Filles a la Vanille
1.3396473333333
Burberry Women Burberry
1.3354238004779
Fraiche Passiflore Maitre Parfumeur et Gantier
1.3344530716846
Boheme Eau Jeune
1.3340050430108
Tapage Avon
1.3337810286738
Signature Women Otto Kern
1.3337063572282
Be Bop Kesling
1.3335570143369
Miss Chi Chi
1.3335570143369
East Coast Club Woman Tom Tailor
1.3334823428913
Boum Muscat Jeanne Arthes
1.3334076714456
Mini Magic Ulric de Varens
1.3334076714456
Maila Syed Junaid Alam
1.333333
Juicy Jewel Juicy Jewel
1.3328578829152
Allure eau de parfum Chanel
1.3312983249701
Acqua di Gio Giorgio Armani
1.3298898375149
Guilty Gucci
1.3233704575866
Sync Woman Puma
1.323077
Jack Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab
1.3198957144564
Dangerous Desires Sammi Sweetheart
1.3175064432497
Aqua Allegoria Rosa Blanca Guerlain
1.3136431911589
Dreaming Tommy Hilfiger
1.3106306152927
Gucci Rush Gucci
1.3081400286738
Capricho Night O Boticario
1.3074974575866
Fatale Gloria Vanderbilt
1.3072322867384
Vanille Peach Comptoir Sud Pacifique
1.3055427431302
Animale Animale Animale
1.303893172043
Vanille Fleur M. Micallef
1.3020161290323
Head Over Heels Revlon
1.3004480286738
Kun Mukthalifan Women Rasasi
1.3003733572282
Faith Swiss Arabian
1.3002535866189
Sexiest Fantasies Fireworks Parfums de Coeur
1.3002240143369
Funky Sexy Cool Paul Sebastian
1.3001493428913
Chevignon Heritage for Women Chevignon
1.3001493428913
Tuberose and Jasmine Nougat
1.3000746714456
Hugs & Kisses Judith Williams
1.297851572282
Liliana Tocca
1.2973414002389
Red Rose and Peach Blossom Gandini 1896
1.2971711732378
Le Mimosa Annick Goutal
1.2965946857826
Al Nourus Al-Rehab
1.2953361959379
Mitsouko Eau de Toilette Guerlain
1.2942545495818
Boss Nuit Pour Femme Hugo Boss
1.2932409725209
Believe Oriflame
1.288662530466
Rock Me! Anna Sui
1.2879541433692
Perhaps Bob Mackie
1.2875766869773
Peach Blossom L`Occitane en Provence
1.2874314432497
Mexx Amsterdam Spring Edition Woman Mexx
1.2869834145759
Tokyo Smile Masaki Matsushima
1.286920339307
Tresor Lancome
1.2860873572282
Air de Fio No 6 Pupa
1.2859380143369
Ternata Corine de Farme
1.2857886714456
Star Intense Violet Seajewels
1.2821124109916
Dolce Vita Dior
1.2812694145759
Note Poudree M. Micallef
1.2809368004779
Up To You for Her Avon
1.280821385902
Rose de Courreges Courreges
1.2788226308244
Hilfiger Woman Peach Blossom Tommy Hilfiger
1.2767836439665
Elixir Charnel Chypre Fatal Guerlain
1.2742489474313
Maybe Baby Benefit
1.2737254850657
Purr Katy Perry
1.2733243715651
Go Girl! Carolina Gynning
1.2732043870968
Angel Thierry Mugler
1.2731750286738
Poule de Luxe Vanilla Ganache Crazylibellule and the Poppies
1.2731750286738
Elena Al-Rehab
1.2730256857826
Jade Yardley
1.2729252150538
Fairy Juice NafNaf
1.2715958733572
Rock`n Dreams Valentino
1.2711338088411
Tresor In Love Lancome
1.2695791863799
Clean Skin Demeter Fragrance
1.2695412293907
Mandarina Duck Man Mandarina Duck
1.2673390430108
Agent XX LR
1.2671701577061
The One Gold Limited Edition Dolce&Gabbana
1.2669656857826
XXY Xerjoff
1.2648167562724
Live Luxe Jennifer Lopez
1.2635313572282
No Matter What Liaison de Parfum
1.2625874432497
Flowerparty Limited Edition 2011 Yves Rocher
1.2622887574671
Pretty Eau de Cologne Elizabeth Arden
1.2621612986858
Wonderstruck Taylor Swift
1.2619951230585
Nectarine Blossom and Honey Jo Malone
1.2607864719235
Adventuress Boadicea the Victorious
1.2601550573477
Fuzzy Teacup Smell Bent
1.2591833237754
Samsara Eau de Parfum Guerlain
1.2587370430108
Sweet Zara
1.258502172043
Amor Amor Eau Fraiche 2005 Cacharel
1.2566100167264
Heiress Paris Hilton
1.2559461995221
Allure Pour Homme Chanel
1.2543309438471
Cool Water Woman Summer Fizz Davidoff
1.2529868578256
Mon Bouquet Princesse Marina De Bourbon
1.2520908004779
Sparkling Peach Bath and Body Works
1.2515681003584
Premier Jour Soleil Nina Ricci
1.2514864587814
Heat Beyonce
1.2514187574671
Orientalia Kristel Saint Martin
1.2512694145759
Betty Barclay Women Betty Barclay
1.2508960573477
Demon Eau Jeune
1.2505973715651
Mousseline Pêche Providence Perfume Co.
1.2505571553166
Reb'l Fleur Rihanna
1.2505227001195
Mini Varens 08 Ulric de Varens
1.2504480286738
So...? Sensual So...?
1.2503733572282
Groovy Life by Esprit Summer Edition Woman Esprit
1.2502240143369
Hello Kitty Spring Demeter Fragrance
1.2500746714456
Pêle-mêle Galimard
1.2500089295102
Folies de Saisons Ivresse d'Ete Yves Rocher
1.2445894719235
Jewels of Blu Aqaba
1.2443654575866
GRG Garage
1.2439925005974
Tribute for Women Mary Kay
1.2420277718041
Un Bateau pour Capri Eau D`Italie
1.2412646594982
Narciso Rodriguez for Her Eau de Parfum Narciso Rodriguez
1.2405973715651
Strenesse Gabriele Strehle Strenesse
1.2405487574671
L'Eau Par Kenzo Colors Pour Femme Kenzo
1.2401007287933
L'Eau de Franck Olivier Franck Olivier
1.237256172043
Femme Individuelle Soul & Senses Mont Blanc

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