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

1.5506395262291
Love Spell Victoria`s Secret
1.5044695365796
Life Is Pink Shine Pink Victoria`s Secret
1.5043127107347
Peche Jaune Yves Rocher
1.5029012781306
Malizia Bon Bons Pesca Pop Mirato
1.502273974751
Baby Doll Magic Yves Saint Laurent
1.5010193679918
Georgia Peach Fruits & Passion
1.5009409550694
Near Gap
1.500705716302
Pêche Outremer
1.500705716302
Fuzzy Navel Demeter Fragrance
1.5006273033796
Make me Happy Juiceful Peach Canmake
1.5003920646122
Peach Demeter Fragrance
1.5000784129224
Orchard Neil Morris
1.5
Peche Sublime Seveline Nature
1.4919131489061
The Babes Sweet Peach Oriflame
1.4746249550694
Rosy Sky Love Passport
1.4547018258449
Mediterranean Peach Krigler
1.4291198904571
U Black Mujer Adolfo Dominguez
1.4223860196816
Arielle Fragonard
1.4172158904571
Peach Obsession Fruits & Passion
1.4100041049165
The One Dolce&Gabbana
1.402273974751
The One Gold Limited Edition Dolce&Gabbana
1.4003136516898
Love & Peace Limited Expand
1.3988172742884
J`adore Dior
1.3966050393633
Que sais je? Jean Patou
1.3939418793225
Flower of Immortality By Kilian
1.3847718258449
Pink Fruits & Passion
1.3846934129224
Golden Dream Lulu Castagnette
1.3771193333333
Coco Chanel
1.3767250842939
Suede Edition Women Etienne Aigner
1.3760340312083
Charlie White Revlon
1.3757841292245
Jelly Belly Wild Blackberry Peach Cobbler Demeter Fragrance
1.375705716302
Tuberoli Space NK
1.3727543371756
Far Away Paradise Avon
1.3715461938367
Lily Prune Love Story Ulric de Varens
1.3705295451266
Peau de Peche Keiko Mecheri
1.3610193679918
Fun Desigual
1.3454553033796
Patchouli Princesse Hippie Des Filles a la Vanille
1.3450379009645
Burberry Women Burberry
1.3424647359837
Sync Woman Puma
1.335606974751
Fraiche Passiflore Maitre Parfumeur et Gantier
1.3355601118952
Guilty Gucci
1.3345718367443
Allure eau de parfum Chanel
1.3345091938367
Boheme Eau Jeune
1.3338034775347
Signature Women Otto Kern
1.3337250646122
Be Bop Kesling
1.3335682387673
Miss Chi Chi
1.3334898258449
East Coast Club Woman Tom Tailor
1.3334898258449
Boum Muscat Jeanne Arthes
1.3334114129224
Maila Syed Junaid Alam
1.3334114129224
Star Intense Violet Seajewels
1.333333
Juicy Jewel Juicy Jewel
1.3325619114718
Acqua di Gio Giorgio Armani
1.3208815481063
Dreaming Tommy Hilfiger
1.3202352387673
Al Nourus Al-Rehab
1.3174356713714
Aqua Allegoria Rosa Blanca Guerlain
1.3121615365796
Sexiest Fantasies Fireworks Parfums de Coeur
1.3094363866541
Gucci Rush Gucci
1.3081624775347
Capricho Night O Boticario
1.3074379101388
Fatale Gloria Vanderbilt
1.3073783624245
Vanille Peach Comptoir Sud Pacifique
1.3021955618286
Perhaps Bob Mackie
1.3019603230612
Head Over Heels Revlon
1.300705716302
Young Sexy Lovely Spring / Summer Collection 2008 Yves Saint Laurent
1.3006595782953
Mitsouko Eau de Toilette Guerlain
1.3002352387673
Faith Swiss Arabian
1.3002352387673
Funky Sexy Cool Paul Sebastian
1.3001568258449
Tuberose and Jasmine Nougat
1.3000784129224
Chevignon Heritage for Women Chevignon
1.3000784129224
Hugs & Kisses Judith Williams
1.2973153679918
Red Rose and Peach Blossom Gandini 1896
1.2968497556653
Liliana Tocca
1.2966518793225
Le Mimosa Annick Goutal
1.2963175421469
Animale Animale Animale
1.2961558652082
Vanille Fleur M. Micallef
1.2934020141143
Believe Oriflame
1.2933103033796
Dangerous Desires Sammi Sweetheart
1.2928061492982
Boss Nuit Pour Femme Hugo Boss
1.2909660464989
Tresor Lancome
1.2889994214695
Rock Me! Anna Sui
1.2877751433388
Peach Blossom L`Occitane en Provence
1.2875174972163
Mexx Amsterdam Spring Edition Woman Mexx
1.2871254326041
Tokyo Smile Masaki Matsushima
1.2867333679918
Body Fantasies Signature Raspberry Parfums de Coeur
1.2861060646122
Air de Fio No 6 Pupa
1.2859492387673
Cashmere Iris Dr. Taffi
1.2859492387673
Ternata Corine de Farme
1.2852551204422
Dolce Vita Dior
1.2813330196816
Note Poudree M. Micallef
1.2810415618286
Up To You for Her Avon
1.2789244411511
Hilfiger Woman Peach Blossom Tommy Hilfiger
1.2776697283776
Angel Thierry Mugler
1.2756948303928
Purr Katy Perry
1.2750865986043
Maybe Baby Benefit
1.2747225351682
Tresor In Love Lancome
1.2732758904571
Go Girl! Carolina Gynning
1.2731974775347
Poule de Luxe Vanilla Ganache Crazylibellule and the Poppies
1.2719402473144
Rock`n Dreams Valentino
1.2697251039755
Clean Skin Demeter Fragrance
1.2682130494786
Wonderstruck Taylor Swift
1.267372716302
Agent XX LR
1.2670861685878
Fairy Juice NafNaf
1.2669806516898
XJ XXY Eau de Parfum Xerjoff
1.2659189053556
Live Luxe Jennifer Lopez
1.2633148258449
No Matter What Liaison de Parfum
1.2628303230612
Flowerparty Limited Edition 2011 Yves Rocher
1.2624309944327
Mandarina Duck Man Mandarina Duck
1.2623598455265
Pretty Eau de Cologne Elizabeth Arden
1.2621653033796
Mousseline Pêche Providence Perfume Co.
1.2619250393633
Tribute for Women Mary Kay
1.2609138178468
Samsara Eau de Parfum Guerlain
1.260894974751
Adventuress Boadicea the Victorious
1.2602157252411
Nectarine Blossom and Honey Jo Malone
1.2601999550694
Fuzzy Teacup Smell Bent
1.259902297577
Allure Pour Homme Chanel
1.2593281882694
Elixir Charnel Chypre Fatal Guerlain
1.258770716302
Sweet Zara
1.2584016264408
Amor Amor Eau Fraiche 2005 Cacharel
1.2578214326041
Orientalia Kristel Saint Martin
1.257115716302
True Delight American Beauty
1.2565637538618
Heiress Paris Hilton
1.2547834560496
Heat Beyonce
1.2543127107347
Cool Water Woman Summer Fizz Davidoff
1.2530581039755
Mon Bouquet Princesse Marina De Bourbon
1.2527281645887
Reb'l Fleur Rihanna
1.2521955618286
Sparkling Peach Bath and Body Works
1.2516466713714
Premier Jour Soleil Nina Ricci
1.2513330196816
Betty Barclay Women Betty Barclay
1.2507841292245
Tapage Avon
1.2505488904571
Mini Varens 08 Ulric de Varens
1.2504704775347
So...? Sensual So...?
1.2503920646122
Groovy Life by Esprit Summer Edition Woman Esprit
1.2502352387673
Hello Kitty Spring Demeter Fragrance
1.2502147107347
Folies de Saisons Ivresse d'Ete Yves Rocher
1.25
Pêle-mêle Galimard
1.2450548258449
Jack Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab
1.2447763876735
Jewels of Blu Aqaba
1.2444627359837
GRG Garage
1.2441839550694
Axis Pink Caviar Sense of Space Creations
1.2424237359837
Un Bateau pour Capri Eau D`Italie
1.2406198455265
L'Eau Par Kenzo Colors Pour Femme Kenzo
1.2401493679918
L'Eau de Franck Olivier Franck Olivier
1.24
Zippo Feelzone for Her Zippo Fragrances
1.2376962310045
Petite Cherie Annick Goutal
1.2374693033796
Strenesse Gabriele Strehle Strenesse
1.2373908652082
Femme Individuelle Soul & Senses Mont Blanc
1.235294
Ghuroob Oil Syed Junaid Alam
1.2350672135184
Nokomis Coty
1.2341192978123
Thinking of You Mary Kay
1.2334106451031
Narciso Rodriguez for Her Eau de Parfum Narciso Rodriguez
1.2319671827021
In The Mood For Love Pure Gianfranco Ferre

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