Peach

lat. Prunus persica

Group: FRUITS, VEGETABLES AND NUTS

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






Peach Perfumes

1.5633651213887
Love Spell Victoria`s Secret
1.5043241210754
Peche Jaune Yves Rocher
1.5039481105471
Life Is Pink Shine Pink Victoria`s Secret
1.5028827473836
Malizia Bon Bons Pesca Pop Mirato
1.5011280315849
Georgia Peach Fruits & Passion
1.5009400263207
Fuzzy Navel Demeter Fragrance
1.500814689478
Addison Hollister
1.500814689478
Pêche Outremer
1.5006266842138
Peach Demeter Fragrance
1.5005013473711
Make me Happy Juiceful Peach Canmake
1.5001253368428
Mexx Amsterdam Spring Edition Man Mexx
1.5000626684214
Limitless Pour Homme Asgharali
1.5000626684214
Orchard Neil Morris
1.5
Peche Sublime Seveline Nature
1.5
Summer Rain TianDe
1.5
Summer Paradise Ana Hickmann
1.4999373315786
Watt Red Cofinluxe
1.4882407157987
The Babes Sweet Peach Oriflame
1.4707133368428
Mediterranean Peach Krigler
1.4501253368428
East Coast Club Man Tom Tailor
1.4464916684214
Pêche Abricot Adopt` by Reserve Naturelle
1.4446320052641
Zillion Herbalife
1.4290096789497
U Black Mujer Adolfo Dominguez
1.4286963368428
Ibtisamaat Asgharali
1.4211156684214
Ariadna Les Contes
1.4172310157924
Peach Obsession Fruits & Passion
1.4151992539951
The One Dolce&Gabbana
1.4147956947421
Sun (original) Oriflame
1.4002506736855
Love & Peace Limited Expand
1.3979242737357
Flower of Immortality By Kilian
1.396764084289
Peau de Peche Keiko Mecheri
1.3958245754214
J`adore Christian Dior
1.3949627526477
Que sais je? Jean Patou
1.3941270052641
A.R.T. Eudora
1.3934103684276
Near Gap
1.3903870736981
Boss Nuit Pour Femme Intense Hugo Boss
1.3876513333333
Coco Eau de Parfum Chanel
1.385965
Ghuroob Oil Syed Junaid Alam
1.3847403368428
Pêche Mandarine Adopt` by Reserve Naturelle
1.3847403368428
Pink Fruits & Passion
1.3751253368428
Aubusson Couleurs Aubusson
1.3751253368428
Creme de Peche Voluspa
1.3750626684214
What Else Women A.P. Durand Parfums
1.375
Holly Koto Parfums
1.375
A Sports Man Classic Estiara
1.375
Amarige Majid Muzaffar Iterji
1.3642000157924
Apple Blossom Korres
1.3577493842201
Baby Doll Magic Yves Saint Laurent
1.3564857315912
Dreaming Pearl Tommy Hilfiger
1.3501253368428
Tropical Summer Bi-es
1.3499373315786
Talbots Eau de Parfum Talbots
1.3481297000063
Boheme Eau Jeune
1.3456837894968
Reve d'Escapade Givenchy
1.3443507640534
Gucci Guilty Gucci
1.3420153226797
Acqua di Gio Giorgio Armani
1.3420053368428
Ame Toscane Renaissance ID Parfums
1.3416727789685
Vanille Peach Comptoir Sud Pacifique
1.3411487157987
Animale Animale Animale
1.340814689478
I Want Candy Tokyo Milk Parfumarie Curiosite
1.3407393421069
Patchouli Princesse Hippie Des Filles a la Vanille
1.3406140052641
Maila Syed Junaid Alam
1.3350250473773
Up To You for Her Avon
1.3341977640534
Allure eau de parfum Chanel
1.3340223526352
Jelly Belly Wild Blackberry Peach Cobbler Demeter Fragrance
1.3335836736855
A Toi Charrier Parfums
1.3335210052641
Saijo Persimmon Voluspa
1.3335210052641
Miss Chi Chi
1.3334583368428
Sherpa Kaloo
1.3334583368428
Boum Muscat Jeanne Arthes
1.333333
Nuage Spicy Evaflor
1.333333
Juicy Jewel Juicy Jewel
1.333333
Arabian Jewel Arabian Oud
1.3299970323369
Burberry Women Burberry
1.3299648631948
DKNY Delicious Delights Dreamsicle Donna Karan
1.326189605377
Dreaming Tommy Hilfiger
1.3244063578994
Rosy Sky Love Passport
1.3198826789497
Ibda'a Syed Junaid Alam
1.3197130157924
Dangerous Desires Sammi Sweetheart
1.3183700052641
Lomani Temptation Lomani
1.3115908105534
Sexiest Fantasies Fireworks Parfums de Coeur
1.3112850263207
Pretty Eau de Cologne Elizabeth Arden
1.310345
Inizzio L`acqua Di Fiori
1.3081328842514
Le Mimosa Annick Goutal
1.3068093684276
Lily Prune Love Story Ulric de Varens
1.3062244631823
Believe Oriflame
1.3057654947672
Far Away Paradise Avon
1.3052587368553
Today Tomorrow Always Together Avon
1.3042682322492
Gucci Rush Gucci
1.3034257947609
Sexiest Fantasies Love Struck Parfums de Coeur
1.3033417157987
Head Over Heels Revlon
1.3022630105283
Tuberoli Space NK
1.3004386789497
Escapade Vanille des Illes L`Arc
1.3001880052641
Funky Sexy Cool Paul Sebastian
1.2987185795576
Tresor Lancome
1.2975803578994
Fun Desigual
1.295113763176
Clean Skin Demeter Fragrance
1.294118
Jardin de Genty Blanc Parfums Genty
1.2925780526415
Arielle Fragonard
1.2919176736855
Genny Shine Diana De Silva
1.2912287157987
Park Avenue South Bond No 9
1.2887126736855
East Coast Club Woman Tom Tailor
1.2869205738547
Boss Nuit Pour Femme Hugo Boss
1.2859646736855
De La Marque Rouge Armaf
1.2858393368428
Star Intense Violet Seajewels
1.2856513315786
Malena Dream Yves de Sistelle
1.2838639376449
Narciso Rodriguez for Her Eau de Parfum Narciso Rodriguez
1.2833233631635
Note Poudree M. Micallef
1.2813056947421
Feel Good Woman Sergio Tacchini
1.2803760105283
Pêle-mêle Galimard
1.2798791052829
Folies de Saisons Ivresse d'Ete Yves Rocher
1.2795953842201
Fatale Gloria Vanderbilt
1.2790942803158
Angel Thierry Mugler
1.2785763481857
Mitsouko Eau de Toilette Guerlain
1.2783403903616
Dolce Vita Christian Dior
1.2779033368428
Moxie Woman Perfume and Skin
1.2773480210566
No Matter What Liaison de Parfum
1.2753133421069
Chevignon Heritage for Women Chevignon
1.2750457315912
Perhaps Bob Mackie
1.2734163526352
Go Girl! Carolina Gynning
1.2728304105408
Fairy Juice NafNaf
1.2726054579182
Peach Blossom L`Occitane en Provence
1.2716486002381
Nectarine Blossom and Honey Jo Malone
1.2701367157987
Flowerparty Limited Edition 2011 Yves Rocher
1.269231
Bois Enchanté Les Contes
1.2691683315786
Saddle Warmer Smell Bent
1.2687304222598
Samsara Eau de Parfum Guerlain
1.2682453904869
Allure Pour Homme Chanel
1.2672204105408
Vanille Fleur M. Micallef
1.2668550052641
No. 85 Sucre Frau Tonis Parfum
1.2654580210566
Mercedes Benz L`Eau Mercedes-Benz
1.2653744110422
Tresor In Love Lancome
1.2648940052641
Ghuroob Syed Junaid Alam
1.2636417947609
Lancome Tresor Eau Legere Sheer Lancome
1.2626287105346
L'Eau Par Kenzo Colors Pour Femme Kenzo
1.2614149427211
Purr Katy Perry
1.2610580052641
Hello Kitty Spring Demeter Fragrance
1.2596717315912
Femme Individuelle Soul & Senses Montblanc
1.2596350105283
Happy Life Gabriela Sabatini
1.257224689478
Red Rose and Peach Blossom Gandini 1896
1.2567100579056
Sync Woman Puma
1.2553168685217
Charlie White Revlon
1.2541560052641
Ose Il Profvmo
1.2525067368553
Fraiche Passiflore Maitre Parfumeur et Gantier
1.2515725690293
Wonderstruck Taylor Swift
1.251212537131
Live Luxe Jennifer Lopez
1.2510653631635
Miss Fiorucci Only Love Fiorucci
1.2505013473711
Signature Women Otto Kern
1.2504386789497
Mini Varens 08 Ulric de Varens
1.2502506736855
Arabian Fashion New York Arabian Oud
1.2502506736855
Spirit of Shadow Milton Lloyd

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