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

1.5569683703704
Love Spell Victoria`s Secret
1.5043703703704
Peche Jaune Yves Rocher
1.5042962962963
Life Is Pink Shine Pink Victoria`s Secret
1.5028888888889
Malizia Bon Bons Pesca Pop Mirato
1.5021481481481
Baby Doll Magic Yves Saint Laurent
1.5011111111111
Georgia Peach Fruits & Passion
1.501037037037
Near Gap
1.5008148148148
Pêche Outremer
1.5006666666667
Fuzzy Navel Demeter Fragrance
1.5005925925926
Make me Happy Juiceful Peach Canmake
1.5002962962963
Peach Demeter Fragrance
1.5002222222222
East Coast Club Man Tom Tailor
1.5001481481481
Chant Du Coeur Shiseido
1.5
Peche Sublime Seveline Nature
1.491796
The Babes Sweet Peach Oriflame
1.4745728888889
Rosy Sky Love Passport
1.4546931481481
Mediterranean Peach Krigler
1.4445180740741
Orchard Neil Morris
1.4290895185185
U Black Mujer Adolfo Dominguez
1.417629962963
Body Fantasies Signature Raspberry Parfums de Coeur
1.4171855185185
Peach Obsession Fruits & Passion
1.4082958888889
Fun Desigual
1.4032050740741
The One Dolce&Gabbana
1.4002962962963
Love & Peace Limited Expand
1.4000740740741
Arabian Rose Arabian Oud
1.3970501111111
Que sais je? Jean Patou
1.3935400740741
J`adore Dior
1.3921658518519
Flower of Immortality By Kilian
1.3847631481481
Pink Fruits & Passion
1.3846890740741
Golden Dream Lulu Castagnette
1.3818408888889
Mercedes Benz L`Eau Mercedes-Benz
1.3805321851852
Peau de Peche Keiko Mecheri
1.3801643333333
Coco Chanel
1.3773795925926
Far Away Paradise Avon
1.3766296296296
Suede Edition Women Etienne Aigner
1.3756666666667
Tuberoli Space NK
1.3756666666667
Jelly Belly Wild Blackberry Peach Cobbler Demeter Fragrance
1.3748888888889
Charlie White Revlon
1.3714811111111
Lily Prune Love Story Ulric de Varens
1.3564686296296
Arielle Fragonard
1.3426975925926
Patchouli Princesse Hippie Des Filles a la Vanille
1.3392954814815
Burberry Women Burberry
1.3354070740741
Fraiche Passiflore Maitre Parfumeur et Gantier
1.3344441111111
Boheme Eau Jeune
1.3339996666667
Tapage Avon
1.3337774444444
Signature Women Otto Kern
1.3337033703704
Be Bop Kesling
1.3335552222222
East Coast Club Woman Tom Tailor
1.3335552222222
Miss Chi Chi
1.3334811481481
Boum Muscat Jeanne Arthes
1.3334070740741
Maila Syed Junaid Alam
1.3334070740741
Mini Magic Ulric de Varens
1.333333
Juicy Jewel Juicy Jewel
1.3313891481481
Allure eau de parfum Chanel
1.3307433703704
Acqua di Gio Giorgio Armani
1.3296959259259
Guilty Gucci
1.323429
Sync Woman Puma
1.3231510740741
Jack Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab
1.3198897407407
Dangerous Desires Sammi Sweetheart
1.3181378518519
Liliana Tocca
1.3174927037037
Aqua Allegoria Rosa Blanca Guerlain
1.3135267037037
Dreaming Tommy Hilfiger
1.3100645185185
Gucci Rush Gucci
1.3082105185185
Capricho Night O Boticario
1.3074819259259
Fatale Gloria Vanderbilt
1.3071964444444
Vanille Peach Comptoir Sud Pacifique
1.3055331851852
Animale Animale Animale
1.3040198148148
Vanille Fleur M. Micallef
1.302
Head Over Heels Revlon
1.3004444444444
Kun Mukthalifan Women Rasasi
1.3003703703704
Faith Swiss Arabian
1.300296
Sexiest Fantasies Fireworks Parfums de Coeur
1.3002222222222
Funky Sexy Cool Paul Sebastian
1.3001481481481
Tuberose and Jasmine Nougat
1.3001481481481
Chevignon Heritage for Women Chevignon
1.3000740740741
Hugs & Kisses Judith Williams
1.297333037037
Red Rose and Peach Blossom Gandini 1896
1.297256
Le Mimosa Annick Goutal
1.2965922962963
Al Nourus Al-Rehab
1.2944198148148
Mitsouko Eau de Toilette Guerlain
1.2932027407407
Believe Oriflame
1.2930223333333
Boss Nuit Pour Femme Hugo Boss
1.2886702962963
Rock Me! Anna Sui
1.2879362222222
Perhaps Bob Mackie
1.2875324814815
Peach Blossom L`Occitane en Provence
1.2874177037037
Mexx Amsterdam Spring Edition Woman Mexx
1.287271
Tresor Lancome
1.2869732592593
Tokyo Smile Masaki Matsushima
1.2860843703704
Air de Fio No 6 Pupa
1.2859362222222
Ternata Corine de Farme
1.2857880740741
Star Intense Violet Seajewels
1.2827018148148
Dolce Vita Dior
1.2812592592593
Note Poudree M. Micallef
1.2809200740741
Up To You for Her Avon
1.2808148148148
Rose de Courreges Courreges
1.2788178518519
Hilfiger Woman Peach Blossom Tommy Hilfiger
1.2766707407407
Elixir Charnel Chypre Fatal Guerlain
1.2741629259259
Maybe Baby Benefit
1.2733195925926
Go Girl! Carolina Gynning
1.2731714444444
Poule de Luxe Vanilla Ganache Crazylibellule and the Poppies
1.2731714444444
Elena Al-Rehab
1.2730973703704
Jade Yardley
1.2729587777778
Purr Katy Perry
1.2728983333333
Fairy Juice NafNaf
1.2715283703704
Rock`n Dreams Valentino
1.2711651481481
Angel Thierry Mugler
1.2711125925926
Tresor In Love Lancome
1.2695558888889
Clean Skin Demeter Fragrance
1.2695125555556
Mandarina Duck Man Mandarina Duck
1.2673336666667
Agent XX LR
1.2671504444444
The One Gold Limited Edition Dolce&Gabbana
1.2669632962963
XXY Xerjoff
1.2646457407407
Femme Individuelle Soul & Senses Mont Blanc
1.2644212962963
Live Luxe Jennifer Lopez
1.2635283703704
No Matter What Liaison de Parfum
1.2625737037037
Flowerparty Limited Edition 2011 Yves Rocher
1.2621292592593
Pretty Eau de Cologne Elizabeth Arden
1.2614170740741
Wonderstruck Taylor Swift
1.2607691481481
Adventuress Boadicea the Victorious
1.2603212962963
Nectarine Blossom and Honey Jo Malone
1.2601478888889
Fuzzy Teacup Smell Bent
1.2588507407407
Samsara Eau de Parfum Guerlain
1.2587316666667
Sweet Zara
1.2584806666667
Amor Amor Eau Fraiche 2005 Cacharel
1.2560245925926
Heiress Paris Hilton
1.2545397407407
Allure Pour Homme Chanel
1.2542962962963
Cool Water Woman Summer Fizz Davidoff
1.252962962963
Mon Bouquet Princesse Marina De Bourbon
1.2520740740741
Sparkling Peach Bath and Body Works
1.2515555555556
Premier Jour Soleil Nina Ricci
1.2514074074074
Orientalia Kristel Saint Martin
1.2512592592593
Betty Barclay Women Betty Barclay
1.2510738148148
Reb'l Fleur Rihanna
1.2509883333333
Heat Beyonce
1.2508888888889
Demon Eau Jeune
1.2505925925926
Mousseline Pêche Providence Perfume Co.
1.2505185185185
Mini Varens 08 Ulric de Varens
1.2504444444444
So...? Sensual So...?
1.2503703703704
Groovy Life by Esprit Summer Edition Woman Esprit
1.2502222222222
Hello Kitty Spring Demeter Fragrance
1.2500740740741
Pêle-mêle Galimard
1.2499760740741
Folies de Saisons Ivresse d'Ete Yves Rocher
1.2445721481481
Jewels of Blu Aqaba
1.2443499259259
GRG Garage
1.2439715925926
Tribute for Women Mary Kay
1.2420146296296
Un Bateau pour Capri Eau D`Italie
1.2410572592593
Narciso Rodriguez for Her Eau de Parfum Narciso Rodriguez
1.2405925925926
Strenesse Gabriele Strehle Strenesse
1.2405374074074
L'Eau Par Kenzo Colors Pour Femme Kenzo
1.240092962963
L'Eau de Franck Olivier Franck Olivier

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