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

1.5564462205222
Love Spell Victoria`s Secret
1.5043388901576
Life Is Pink Shine Pink Victoria`s Secret
1.5042627692776
Peche Jaune Yves Rocher
1.5028925934384
Malizia Bon Bons Pesca Pop Mirato
1.5022075055188
Baby Doll Magic Yves Saint Laurent
1.5011418131994
Georgia Peach Fruits & Passion
1.5009134505595
Near Gap
1.5007612087996
Pêche Outremer
1.5006850879196
Fuzzy Navel Demeter Fragrance
1.5006089670397
Make me Happy Juiceful Peach Canmake
1.5003806043998
Peach Demeter Fragrance
1.50007612088
Orchard Neil Morris
1.5
Peche Sublime Seveline Nature
1.4918512637588
The Babes Sweet Peach Oriflame
1.4745974505595
Rosy Sky Love Passport
1.4546972417599
Mediterranean Peach Krigler
1.4291038461597
U Black Mujer Adolfo Dominguez
1.4176565714394
Body Fantasies Signature Raspberry Parfums de Coeur
1.4171998461597
Peach Obsession Fruits & Passion
1.4050834095303
The One Dolce&Gabbana
1.4003044835198
Love & Peace Limited Expand
1.40007612088
Arabian Rose Arabian Oud
1.3978163552561
J`adore Dior
1.3969838351983
Que sais je? Jean Patou
1.3940194506356
Flower of Immortality By Kilian
1.3847672417599
Pink Fruits & Passion
1.38469112088
Golden Dream Lulu Castagnette
1.3817893296795
Mercedes Benz L`Eau Mercedes-Benz
1.3807442748725
Peau de Peche Keiko Mecheri
1.3794963333333
Coco Chanel
1.3766746593591
Suede Edition Women Etienne Aigner
1.3757612087996
Jelly Belly Wild Blackberry Peach Cobbler Demeter Fragrance
1.3756850879196
Tuberoli Space NK
1.3752377255081
Charlie White Revlon
1.3726287583162
Far Away Paradise Avon
1.3715118131994
Lily Prune Love Story Ulric de Varens
1.3608373296795
Fun Desigual
1.3564375384791
Arielle Fragonard
1.3426378461597
Patchouli Princesse Hippie Des Filles a la Vanille
1.3421734191977
Burberry Women Burberry
1.3354643846388
Fraiche Passiflore Maitre Parfumeur et Gantier
1.335015804141
Allure eau de parfum Chanel
1.3344748131994
Boheme Eau Jeune
1.3340180879196
Tapage Avon
1.3337897252797
Signature Women Otto Kern
1.3337136043998
Be Bop Kesling
1.3335613626399
Miss Chi Chi
1.3335613626399
East Coast Club Woman Tom Tailor
1.3334852417599
Boum Muscat Jeanne Arthes
1.33340912088
Maila Syed Junaid Alam
1.333333
Juicy Jewel Juicy Jewel
1.3327728823932
Acqua di Gio Giorgio Armani
1.3310301886275
Guilty Gucci
1.3208354398264
Dreaming Tommy Hilfiger
1.3199102087996
Dangerous Desires Sammi Sweetheart
1.317539780239
Aqua Allegoria Rosa Blanca Guerlain
1.3118786483977
Sexiest Fantasies Fireworks Parfums de Coeur
1.309921067367
Gucci Rush Gucci
1.3096711428789
Sync Woman Puma
1.3081487252797
Capricho Night O Boticario
1.3075351428789
Fatale Gloria Vanderbilt
1.3072431319175
Vanille Peach Comptoir Sud Pacifique
1.306607681358
Liliana Tocca
1.3055659340793
Animale Animale Animale
1.3039453516785
Vanille Fleur M. Micallef
1.3021313846388
Perhaps Bob Mackie
1.3019791428789
Head Over Heels Revlon
1.3006850879196
Young Sexy Lovely Spring / Summer Collection 2008 Yves Saint Laurent
1.3004567252797
Kun Mukthalifan Women Rasasi
1.3002283626399
Faith Swiss Arabian
1.3002283626399
Funky Sexy Cool Paul Sebastian
1.3001522417599
Tuberose and Jasmine Nougat
1.3001522417599
Chevignon Heritage for Women Chevignon
1.30007612088
Hugs & Kisses Judith Williams
1.2972855714394
Red Rose and Peach Blossom Gandini 1896
1.296723100784
Mitsouko Eau de Toilette Guerlain
1.2966004835198
Al Nourus Al-Rehab
1.2965772088757
Le Mimosa Annick Goutal
1.2943689014235
Boss Nuit Pour Femme Hugo Boss
1.2932576154373
Believe Oriflame
1.2888234176753
Rock Me! Anna Sui
1.2878721550582
Tresor Lancome
1.2876078242369
Peach Blossom L`Occitane en Provence
1.287464780239
Mexx Amsterdam Spring Edition Woman Mexx
1.2870080549593
Tokyo Smile Masaki Matsushima
1.2860946043998
Air de Fio No 6 Pupa
1.2860946043998
Sweet Treats Polly Ted Baker
1.2859423626399
Ternata Corine de Farme
1.28579012088
Star Intense Violet Seajewels
1.2843556283017
Dolce Vita Dior
1.2812940549593
Note Poudree M. Micallef
1.2809773846388
Up To You for Her Avon
1.2808373296795
Rose de Courreges Courreges
1.2789378352744
Hilfiger Woman Peach Blossom Tommy Hilfiger
1.2771826841745
Angel Thierry Mugler
1.2768017363173
Elixir Charnel Chypre Fatal Guerlain
1.275392704651
Purr Katy Perry
1.2745612749486
Maybe Baby Benefit
1.2735770670625
Tresor In Love Lancome
1.2733359670397
Go Girl! Carolina Gynning
1.2731837252797
Poule de Luxe Vanilla Ganache Crazylibellule and the Poppies
1.2729143187181
Fairy Juice NafNaf
1.2718357803151
Rock`n Dreams Valentino
1.2697879560783
Clean Skin Demeter Fragrance
1.269534681358
Mandarina Duck Man Mandarina Duck
1.2673520879196
Agent XX LR
1.2672179890386
The One Gold Limited Edition Dolce&Gabbana
1.2670476043998
XXY Xerjoff
1.2657276490066
Live Luxe Jennifer Lopez
1.2653185617721
Wonderstruck Taylor Swift
1.2635386043998
No Matter What Liaison de Parfum
1.262620780239
Flowerparty Limited Edition 2011 Yves Rocher
1.2623162967192
Pretty Eau de Cologne Elizabeth Arden
1.2619232307985
Tribute for Women Mary Kay
1.2612938355789
Nectarine Blossom and Honey Jo Malone
1.2608285055188
Adventuress Boadicea the Victorious
1.2601724505595
Fuzzy Teacup Smell Bent
1.2598156948314
Samsara Eau de Parfum Guerlain
1.2587500879196
Sweet Zara
1.2583259890386
Amor Amor Eau Fraiche 2005 Cacharel
1.2582470350156
Allure Pour Homme Chanel
1.2570950879196
True Delight American Beauty
1.254396286519
Heiress Paris Hilton
1.2542627692776
Cool Water Woman Summer Fizz Davidoff
1.2536560557205
Heat Beyonce
1.2530448351983
Mon Bouquet Princesse Marina De Bourbon
1.2521313846388
Sparkling Peach Bath and Body Works
1.2517457265738
Reb'l Fleur Rihanna
1.2515985384791
Premier Jour Soleil Nina Ricci
1.2514462967192
Orientalia Kristel Saint Martin
1.2512940549593
Betty Barclay Women Betty Barclay
1.2509134505595
Demon Eau Jeune
1.2506089670397
Mousseline Pêche Providence Perfume Co.
1.2505328461597
Mini Varens 08 Ulric de Varens
1.2504567252797
So...? Sensual So...?
1.2503806043998
Groovy Life by Esprit Summer Edition Woman Esprit
1.2502283626399
Hello Kitty Spring Demeter Fragrance
1.2500886483977
Folies de Saisons Ivresse d'Ete Yves Rocher
1.24992387912
Pêle-mêle Galimard
1.2447076263987
Jewels of Blu Aqaba
1.2444031428789
GRG Garage
1.242135780239
Un Bateau pour Capri Eau D`Italie
1.2409134505595
Miss Marisa Tropical Ebba Los Angeles
1.2406089670397
Strenesse Gabriele Strehle Strenesse
1.2405762967192
L'Eau Par Kenzo Colors Pour Femme Kenzo
1.2401522417599
Zippo Feelzone for Her Zippo Fragrances
1.2401195714394
L'Eau de Franck Olivier Franck Olivier
1.2388629355256
Narciso Rodriguez for Her Eau de Parfum Narciso Rodriguez
1.2373083516785
Femme Individuelle Soul & Senses Mont Blanc
1.2354100664535
Petite Cherie Annick Goutal

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