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

1.5648092065415
Love Spell Victoria`s Secret
1.5045090517531
Peche Jaune Yves Rocher
1.5040379567939
Life Is Pink Shine Pink Victoria`s Secret
1.5028265697557
Malizia Bon Bons Pesca Pop Mirato
1.5018170805572
Baby Doll Magic Yves Saint Laurent
1.5010094891985
Near Gap
1.5010094891985
Georgia Peach Fruits & Passion
1.5009421899186
Addison Hollister
1.5007402920789
Fuzzy Navel Demeter Fragrance
1.5007402920789
Pêche Outremer
1.5006056935191
Peach Demeter Fragrance
1.5005383942392
Make me Happy Juiceful Peach Canmake
1.5002018978397
East Coast Club Man Tom Tailor
1.5001345985598
Chant Du Coeur Shiseido
1.5001345985598
Ame Toscane Renaissance Isabel Derroisne
1.5000672992799
Twinkle Rasasi
1.5
Peche Sublime Seveline Nature
1.4915457812773
The Babes Sweet Peach Oriflame
1.4746261899186
Rosy Sky Love Passport
1.4546795985598
Mediterranean Peach Krigler
1.4445112992799
Orchard Neil Morris
1.4290420949593
U Black Mujer Adolfo Dominguez
1.4287728978397
Pêle-mêle Galimard
1.4286382992799
Elitis Lomani
1.4171380949593
Peach Obsession Fruits & Passion
1.4168688978397
Lomani Temptation Lomani
1.411765
Talbots Eau de Parfum Talbots
1.4002691971196
Love & Peace Limited Expand
1.4000672992799
L`Important C`Est La Rose Histoires D`Eaux
1.3993437240057
The One Dolce&Gabbana
1.3961104197456
J`adore Christian Dior
1.3959478559795
Peau de Peche Keiko Mecheri
1.3856917884784
Fun Desigual
1.3849514963995
Chevignon Heritage for Women Chevignon
1.3848168978397
East Coast Club Woman Tom Tailor
1.3847495985598
Pink Fruits & Passion
1.3846822992799
Golden Dream Lulu Castagnette
1.3808723333333
Coco Chanel
1.3766151827175
Suede Edition Women Etienne Aigner
1.375672992799
Jelly Belly Wild Blackberry Peach Cobbler Demeter Fragrance
1.3750672992799
A Sports Man Classic Estiara
1.375
Holly Koto Parfums
1.3715813870382
Lily Prune Love Story Ulric de Varens
1.371259008547
Flower of Immortality By Kilian
1.3688247956794
Folklory Al Ward Pink Rasasi
1.3653857812773
Today Tomorrow Always Together Avon
1.3635687007201
Jack Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab
1.363047985598
Animale Animale Animale
1.3629548861296
Charlie White Revlon
1.3564541827175
Arielle Fragonard
1.3536268330305
Far Away Paradise Avon
1.35
Ghuroob Oil Syed Junaid Alam
1.3489027884784
Boheme Eau Jeune
1.3459047884784
Note Poudree M. Micallef
1.3432127812773
Fatale Gloria Vanderbilt
1.341581992799
Tuberoli Space NK
1.3369798820244
Burberry Women Burberry
1.3368325625547
Clean Skin Demeter Fragrance
1.3362941683155
Que sais je? Jean Patou
1.3358903726361
Dreaming Pearl Tommy Hilfiger
1.3342641335891
Guilty Gucci
1.334005992799
360° Purple Perry Ellis
1.3337367956794
Signature Women Otto Kern
1.3336694963995
Genny Shine Diana De Silva
1.3335348978397
Miss Chi Chi
1.3335348978397
Maila Syed Junaid Alam
1.3335348978397
Saijo Persimmon Voluspa
1.3334675985598
Boum Muscat Jeanne Arthes
1.3334002992799
A.R.T. Eudora
1.3334002992799
Malena Dream Yves de Sistelle
1.3334002992799
Mini Magic Ulric de Varens
1.333333
Juicy Jewel Juicy Jewel
1.3332657007201
Intemporel Faberlic
1.3316258171479
Acqua di Gio Giorgio Armani
1.3295611755165
Fraiche Passiflore Maitre Parfumeur et Gantier
1.3281176083855
Allure eau de parfum Chanel
1.3267784603944
Liliana Tocca
1.3266253942392
La Reine des Fleurs DSH Perfumes
1.3226219567939
Vanille Peach Comptoir Sud Pacifique
1.3197546935191
Dangerous Desires Sammi Sweetheart
1.319411679117
Boss Nuit Pour Femme Intense Hugo Boss
1.3153265697557
Vanille Fleur M. Micallef
1.3137531714113
Gucci Rush Gucci
1.3111576602059
Dreaming Tommy Hilfiger
1.3105468978397
Tuberose and Jasmine Nougat
1.3087014891985
Body Fantasies Signature Raspberry Parfums de Coeur
1.3081630949593
Patchouli Princesse Hippie Des Filles a la Vanille
1.3020079495928
Sexiest Fantasies Fireworks Parfums de Coeur
1.3003364963995
Faith Swiss Arabian
1.3003364963995
Kun Mukthalifan Women Rasasi
1.3003364963995
Be Bop Kesling
1.3002018978397
Funky Sexy Cool Paul Sebastian
1.3001345985598
Queen of Love Elysees Fashion
1.2972381899186
Red Rose and Peach Blossom Gandini 1896
1.2970362920789
Al Nourus Al-Rehab
1.2945673798371
Head Over Heels Revlon
1.2929037524732
Believe Oriflame
1.2894827596743
Folies de Saisons Ivresse d'Ete Yves Rocher
1.2878675769567
Perhaps Bob Mackie
1.2876124860354
Boss Nuit Pour Femme Hugo Boss
1.2875983798371
Up To You for Her Avon
1.2873309135877
Le Mimosa Annick Goutal
1.2873291827175
Mexx Amsterdam Spring Edition Woman Mexx
1.2871272848779
Ballerina No 1 Les Parfums de Rosine
1.2870311467124
Peach Blossom L`Occitane en Provence
1.2868580877583
Tokyo Smile Masaki Matsushima
1.2864542920789
Elena Al-Rehab
1.2864542920789
Mercedes Benz L`Eau Mercedes-Benz
1.2860504963995
Air de Fio No 6 Pupa
1.2859158978397
Ternata Corine de Farme
1.2857812992799
Star Intense Violet Seajewels
1.284803789757
Mitsouko Eau de Toilette Guerlain
1.284747417592
Tresor Lancome
1.2838876863181
Orientalia Kristel Saint Martin
1.2830574747964
Reve d'Escapade Givenchy
1.2815140661552
Mandarina Duck Man Mandarina Duck
1.2787201899186
Lapis Lazuli Galimard
1.2762938618346
Sweet Pea Forever Bath and Body Works
1.2759980376876
Angel Thierry Mugler
1.2737503163066
Dolce Vita Christian Dior
1.2736550661552
Fairy Juice NafNaf
1.2736191926105
Maybe Baby Benefit
1.2734672920789
Go Girl! Carolina Gynning
1.2731307956794
Poule de Luxe Vanilla Ganache Crazylibellule and the Poppies
1.2727618402315
Elixir Charnel Chypre Fatal Guerlain
1.2711308203782
Purr Katy Perry
1.2708461827175
L'Eau Par Kenzo Colors Pour Femme Kenzo
1.2690964014402
Saddle Warmer Smell Bent
1.2686294963995
Fae Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab
1.2669311179083
Rock`n Dreams Valentino
1.266667
LR Classics Antigua LR
1.2649069630527
Tresor In Love Lancome
1.2643277740763
Femme Individuelle Soul & Senses Montblanc
1.2641001899186
I Want Candy Tokyo Milk Parfumarie Curiosite
1.2640821179083
Rock Me! Anna Sui
1.2636290949593
No Matter What Liaison de Parfum
1.2632445679386
Nectarine Blossom and Honey Jo Malone
1.2624851827175
Flowerparty Limited Edition 2011 Yves Rocher
1.2620140877583
Pretty Eau de Cologne Elizabeth Arden
1.2607745769567
Adventuress Boadicea the Victorious
1.2590988635844
Wonderstruck Taylor Swift
1.2584534747964
The One Collector For Women Dolce&Gabbana
1.2583713726361
Amor Amor Eau Fraiche 2005 Cacharel
1.2556582883774
Samsara Eau de Parfum Guerlain
1.2541725553537
Cool Water Woman Summer Fizz Davidoff
1.2530703406017
Allure Pour Homme Chanel
1.2526919711959
Mon Bouquet Princesse Marina De Bourbon
1.2511440877583
Betty Barclay Women Betty Barclay
1.2508075913588
Demon Eau Jeune
1.2506056935191
Tapage Avon

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