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

1.5538633503977
Love Spell Victoria`s Secret
1.5044784186549
Peche Jaune Yves Rocher
1.5044012045402
Life Is Pink Shine Pink Victoria`s Secret
1.5029341363601
Malizia Bon Bons Pesca Pop Mirato
1.5022392093275
Baby Doll Magic Yves Saint Laurent
1.5011582117211
Georgia Peach Fruits & Passion
1.5010037834916
Near Gap
1.5006949270327
Fuzzy Navel Demeter Fragrance
1.5006949270327
Pêche Outremer
1.5006177129179
Make me Happy Juiceful Peach Canmake
1.5005404988032
Mercedes Benz L`Eau Mercedes-Benz
1.5003860705737
Peach Demeter Fragrance
1.5000772141147
Orchard Neil Morris
1.5
Peche Sublime Seveline Nature
1.491880781098
The Babes Sweet Peach Oriflame
1.4746105693769
Rosy Sky Love Passport
1.4546994282295
Mediterranean Peach Krigler
1.4291114988032
U Black Mujer Adolfo Dominguez
1.4176707834916
Body Fantasies Signature Raspberry Parfums de Coeur
1.4172074988032
Peach Obsession Fruits & Passion
1.4075941898695
The One Dolce&Gabbana
1.400308856459
Love & Peace Limited Expand
1.4000772141147
Arabian Rose Arabian Oud
1.3980667005637
J`adore Dior
1.3967187081306
Que sais je? Jean Patou
1.3940548397035
Flower of Immortality By Kilian
1.3847694282295
Pink Fruits & Passion
1.3846922141147
Golden Dream Lulu Castagnette
1.3776693333333
Coco Chanel
1.3766987105243
Suede Edition Women Etienne Aigner
1.3758515944715
Charlie White Revlon
1.3757721411474
Jelly Belly Wild Blackberry Peach Cobbler Demeter Fragrance
1.3756949270327
Tuberoli Space NK
1.3726488420971
Far Away Paradise Avon
1.3715282117211
Lily Prune Love Story Ulric de Varens
1.3705621853911
Peau de Peche Keiko Mecheri
1.3609265693769
Fun Desigual
1.3564604964095
Arielle Fragonard
1.3554118516717
The One Gold Limited Edition Dolce&Gabbana
1.343205601498
Burberry Women Burberry
1.3427227129179
Patchouli Princesse Hippie Des Filles a la Vanille
1.3355722093275
Fraiche Passiflore Maitre Parfumeur et Gantier
1.3344912117211
Boheme Eau Jeune
1.3337962846884
Signature Women Otto Kern
1.3337551110339
Allure eau de parfum Chanel
1.3337190705737
Be Bop Kesling
1.3335984828971
Acqua di Gio Giorgio Armani
1.3335646423442
East Coast Club Woman Tom Tailor
1.3335646423442
Miss Chi Chi
1.3334874282295
Boum Muscat Jeanne Arthes
1.3334139890356
Guilty Gucci
1.3334102141147
Maila Syed Junaid Alam
1.3334102141147
Star Intense Violet Seajewels
1.333333
Juicy Jewel Juicy Jewel
1.3221599449463
Dreaming Tommy Hilfiger
1.317564924639
Aqua Allegoria Rosa Blanca Guerlain
1.3120932045402
Sexiest Fantasies Fireworks Parfums de Coeur
1.309776781098
Sync Woman Puma
1.3094978539109
Gucci Rush Gucci
1.3081552846884
Capricho Night O Boticario
1.3075635669832
Fatale Gloria Vanderbilt
1.3073076327697
Vanille Peach Comptoir Sud Pacifique
1.3021619952127
Perhaps Bob Mackie
1.3019303528685
Head Over Heels Revlon
1.3006949270327
Young Sexy Lovely Spring / Summer Collection 2008 Yves Saint Laurent
1.3002316423442
Faith Swiss Arabian
1.3002316423442
Funky Sexy Cool Paul Sebastian
1.3001544282295
Tuberose and Jasmine Nougat
1.3000772141147
Hugs & Kisses Judith Williams
1.3000772141147
Chevignon Heritage for Women Chevignon
1.299121473477
Mitsouko Eau de Toilette Guerlain
1.2972997834916
Red Rose and Peach Blossom Gandini 1896
1.2971070633928
Liliana Tocca
1.296604856459
Al Nourus Al-Rehab
1.2965359976064
Animale Animale Animale
1.2965331973593
Le Mimosa Annick Goutal
1.2961127081306
Vanille Fleur M. Micallef
1.2933264892286
Believe Oriflame
1.2933007129179
Dangerous Desires Sammi Sweetheart
1.2926558624044
Boss Nuit Pour Femme Hugo Boss
1.2895873981932
Tresor Lancome
1.2889447667362
Rock Me! Anna Sui
1.287687630376
Peach Blossom L`Occitane en Provence
1.287489924639
Mexx Amsterdam Spring Edition Woman Mexx
1.2871038540653
Tokyo Smile Masaki Matsushima
1.2861772846884
Sweet Treats Polly Ted Baker
1.2861000705737
Air de Fio No 6 Pupa
1.2860768969192
Dolce Vita Dior
1.2859456423442
Ternata Corine de Farme
1.2813126399506
Note Poudree M. Micallef
1.2810079952127
Up To You for Her Avon
1.279081049031
Hilfiger Woman Peach Blossom Tommy Hilfiger
1.2777244231333
Angel Thierry Mugler
1.275772797699
Purr Katy Perry
1.2748413419813
Tresor In Love Lancome
1.2747713121767
Maybe Baby Benefit
1.2732674988032
Go Girl! Carolina Gynning
1.2731902846884
Poule de Luxe Vanilla Ganache Crazylibellule and the Poppies
1.2729624210486
Fairy Juice NafNaf
1.2719604090804
Rock`n Dreams Valentino
1.2697555645896
Clean Skin Demeter Fragrance
1.2676565130106
Wonderstruck Taylor Swift
1.2673619270327
Agent XX LR
1.266975856459
XXY Xerjoff
1.265186080071
Live Luxe Jennifer Lopez
1.2633896423442
No Matter What Liaison de Parfum
1.2627231387538
Flowerparty Limited Edition 2011 Yves Rocher
1.262375849278
Mandarina Duck Man Mandarina Duck
1.2623370681801
Pretty Eau de Cologne Elizabeth Arden
1.2618342738785
Nectarine Blossom and Honey Jo Malone
1.2618070657864
Tribute for Women Mary Kay
1.2608602093275
Adventuress Boadicea the Victorious
1.2602357042699
Samsara Eau de Parfum Guerlain
1.2601855693769
Fuzzy Teacup Smell Bent
1.2596036564744
Allure Pour Homme Chanel
1.2593322751139
Elixir Charnel Chypre Fatal Guerlain
1.2587599270327
Sweet Zara
1.2583620657864
Amor Amor Eau Fraiche 2005 Cacharel
1.2571049270327
True Delight American Beauty
1.2553404795769
Heiress Paris Hilton
1.2543239904254
Cool Water Woman Summer Fizz Davidoff
1.2542061996757
Heat Beyonce
1.2530885645896
Mon Bouquet Princesse Marina De Bourbon
1.2530226661262
Reb'l Fleur Rihanna
1.2521619952127
Sparkling Peach Bath and Body Works
1.2516214964095
Premier Jour Soleil Nina Ricci
1.2513898540653
Orientalia Kristel Saint Martin
1.2513126399506
Betty Barclay Women Betty Barclay
1.2507721411474
Tapage Avon
1.2506949270327
Mousseline Pêche Providence Perfume Co.
1.2505404988032
Mini Varens 08 Ulric de Varens
1.2504632846884
So...? Sensual So...?
1.2503860705737
Groovy Life by Esprit Summer Edition Woman Esprit
1.2502316423442
Hello Kitty Spring Demeter Fragrance
1.2501487763107
Folies de Saisons Ivresse d'Ete Yves Rocher
1.2499227858853
Pêle-mêle Galimard
1.2450524282295
Jack Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab
1.2447404234422
Jewels of Blu Aqaba
1.2444315669832
GRG Garage
1.2441695693769
Axis Pink Caviar Sense of Space Creations
1.2422381387538
Un Bateau pour Capri Eau D`Italie
1.2409265693769
Miss Marisa Tropical Ebba Los Angeles
1.2405970681801
L'Eau Par Kenzo Colors Pour Femme Kenzo
1.2401337834916
L'Eau de Franck Olivier Franck Olivier
1.24
Zippo Feelzone for Her Zippo Fragrances
1.2390074664505
Petite Cherie Annick Goutal
1.2374597129179
Strenesse Gabriele Strehle Strenesse
1.2373477081306
Femme Individuelle Soul & Senses Mont Blanc
1.2358747785499
Narciso Rodriguez for Her Eau de Parfum Narciso Rodriguez
1.235294
Ghuroob Oil Syed Junaid Alam

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