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

1.5547243892034
Love Spell Victoria`s Secret
1.5046763475265
Life Is Pink Shine Pink Victoria`s Secret
1.5042661416031
Peche Jaune Yves Rocher
1.503035523833
Malizia Bon Bons Pesca Pop Mirato
1.5022971531709
Baby Doll Magic Yves Saint Laurent
1.5010665354008
Georgia Peach Fruits & Passion
1.5009844942161
Near Gap
1.5007383706621
Fuzzy Navel Demeter Fragrance
1.5006563294774
Make me Happy Juiceful Peach Canmake
1.5006563294774
Pêche Outremer
1.5005742882927
Peach Demeter Fragrance
1.5001640823693
Star Intense Violet Seajewels
1.5000820411847
Orchard Neil Morris
1.5
Peche Sublime Seveline Nature
1.4920111119862
The Babes Sweet Peach Oriflame
1.4746684942161
Rosy Sky Love Passport
1.4547090823693
Mediterranean Peach Krigler
1.4291452882927
U Black Mujer Adolfo Dominguez
1.4223656589548
Arielle Fragonard
1.4172412882927
Peach Obsession Fruits & Passion
1.4126306507507
The One Dolce&Gabbana
1.4061879949134
Flower of Immortality By Kilian
1.4046073333333
J`adore Dior
1.4018869472475
Mexx Amsterdam Spring Edition Woman Mexx
1.4003281647387
Love & Peace Limited Expand
1.3954823179096
Que sais je? Jean Patou
1.384861123554
Pink Fruits & Passion
1.3846970411847
Golden Dream Lulu Castagnette
1.384615
East Coast Club Woman Tom Tailor
1.3798054493396
Charlie White Revlon
1.3768049060628
Suede Edition Women Etienne Aigner
1.3757383706621
Jelly Belly Wild Blackberry Peach Cobbler Demeter Fragrance
1.3757383706621
Tuberoli Space NK
1.3755750038559
Coco Chanel
1.3729915830667
Far Away Paradise Avon
1.3717647001395
Lily Prune Love Story Ulric de Varens
1.3709233424399
Peau de Peche Keiko Mecheri
1.3656049884322
Sync Woman Puma
1.3506563294774
Patchouli Princesse Hippie Des Filles a la Vanille
1.345245203216
Burberry Women Burberry
1.3422524697678
Guilty Gucci
1.3355481119862
Fraiche Passiflore Maitre Parfumeur et Gantier
1.3353840296169
The One Gold Limited Edition Dolce&Gabbana
1.3348223707441
Allure eau de parfum Chanel
1.3345636177701
Boheme Eau Jeune
1.3343669122159
Acqua di Gio Giorgio Armani
1.333825247108
Signature Women Otto Kern
1.3337432059234
Be Bop Kesling
1.333579123554
Miss Chi Chi
1.3334970823693
Boum Muscat Jeanne Arthes
1.3334150411847
Chevignon Heritage for Women Chevignon
1.3334150411847
No Matter What Liaison de Parfum
1.3334150411847
Maila Syed Junaid Alam
1.333333
Juicy Jewel Juicy Jewel
1.320246123554
Al Nourus Al-Rehab
1.3199869060628
Nature Franck Olivier
1.3173477825088
Aqua Allegoria Rosa Blanca Guerlain
1.3119581416031
Sexiest Fantasies Fireworks Parfums de Coeur
1.3088508830093
Mitsouko Guerlain
1.3085529731725
Dreaming Tommy Hilfiger
1.308184247108
Capricho Night O Boticario
1.3073205248175
Gucci Rush Gucci
1.3055622832062
Rock Me! Anna Sui
1.3022971531709
Perhaps Bob Mackie
1.3022151119862
Head Over Heels Revlon
1.3007383706621
Young Sexy Lovely Spring / Summer Collection 2008 Yves Saint Laurent
1.300246123554
Funky Sexy Cool Paul Sebastian
1.3001640823693
Tuberose and Jasmine Nougat
1.3000820411847
Hugs & Kisses Judith Williams
1.2991019060628
Fatale Gloria Vanderbilt
1.2982248676676
Boss Nuit Pour Femme Hugo Boss
1.2971984530314
Red Rose and Peach Blossom Gandini 1896
1.2962754118467
Animale Animale Animale
1.2961224002789
Vanille Fleur M. Micallef
1.2960203887111
Vanille Peach Comptoir Sud Pacifique
1.2933393294774
Dangerous Desires Sammi Sweetheart
1.2933024298958
Believe Oriflame
1.2927335354008
Fuzzy Teacup Smell Bent
1.2922151119862
Up To You for Her Avon
1.2899524345722
Tresor Lancome
1.2886065766675
Dolce Vita Dior
1.2879579652966
Peach Blossom L`Occitane en Provence
1.2871907413241
Tokyo Smile Masaki Matsushima
1.2867805354008
Body Fantasies Signature Raspberry Parfums de Coeur
1.2864627478054
Le Mimosa Annick Goutal
1.2861242059234
Air de Fio No 6 Pupa
1.285960123554
Ternata Corine de Farme
1.2857960411847
Cashmere Iris Dr. Taffi
1.2790657909591
Angel Thierry Mugler
1.279057065715
Peach Blossom Tommy Hilfiger
1.2785984118467
Fun Desigual
1.2763854692756
Tresor In Love Lancome
1.2763164771515
Purr Katy Perry
1.2753024609074
Maybe Baby Benefit
1.2739608769382
Live Luxe Jennifer Lopez
1.2734653706621
Momoberry Sanrio
1.273219247108
Poule de Luxe Vanilla Ganache Crazylibellule and the Poppies
1.273219247108
Go Girl! Carolina Gynning
1.2728910823693
In White Lulu Castagnette
1.2712193535975
Wonderstruck Taylor Swift
1.2690461943556
Clean Skin Demeter Fragrance
1.2674053706621
Agent XX LR
1.2670817297563
Fairy Juice NafNaf
1.2669951647387
XJ XXY Eau de Parfum Xerjoff
1.2661942651571
Elixir Charnel Chypre Fatal Guerlain
1.2660531176471
Samsara Guerlain
1.2656996062023
Liliana Tocca
1.2650449472475
Un Bateau pour Capri Eau D`Italie
1.264952123554
Darling Boutique Perfumery
1.2644984891295
Rock`n Dreams Valentino
1.2628389884322
Flowerparty Limited Edition 2011 Yves Rocher
1.2624338121257
Mandarina Duck Man Mandarina Duck
1.2622647001395
Pretty Eau de Cologne Elizabeth Arden
1.2621943294774
Mousseline Pêche Providence Perfume Co.
1.2597903271802
Nectarine Blossom and Honey Jo Malone
1.2588033706621
Sweet Zara
1.2587241370088
Heiress Paris Hilton
1.2585213590943
Amor Amor Eau Fraiche 2005 Cacharel
1.2574859954057
Heat Beyonce
1.2571483706621
True Delight American Beauty
1.2554443244729
Allure Pour Homme Chanel
1.2545122651571
Cool Water Woman Summer Fizz Davidoff
1.2541841004184
Folies de Saisons Ivresse d'Ete Yves Rocher
1.2531996062023
Mon Bouquet Princesse Marina De Bourbon
1.2528714414636
Tribute for Women Mary Kay
1.2528012531791
Reb'l Fleur Rihanna
1.2523791943556
Sparkling Peach Bath and Body Works
1.2517228648782
Premier Jour Soleil Nina Ricci
1.2513126589548
Betty Barclay Women Betty Barclay
1.2508204118467
Miss Marisa Tropical Ebba Los Angeles
1.2508204118467
Tapage Avon
1.2505742882927
Mini Varens 08 Ulric de Varens
1.250492247108
So...? Sensual So...?
1.2504102059234
Groovy Life by Esprit Summer Edition Woman Esprit
1.250246123554
Hello Kitty Spring Demeter Fragrance
1.2500820411847
Pêle-mêle Galimard
1.249429770941
Ame Toscane Isabel Derroisne
1.2456746177701
Note Poudree M. Micallef
1.2446391119862
Jewels of Blu Aqaba
1.2445570708015
GRG Garage
1.2444415122652
Desperate Housewives Forbidden Fruit Coty
1.2440634118467
Axis Pink Caviar Sense of Space Creations
1.2423611416031
Thinking of You Mary Kay
1.2422814530314
Inis Moonlight Fragrances of Ireland
1.2417920930347
Petite Cherie Annick Goutal
1.2407708236935
L'Eau Par Kenzo Colors Pour Femme Kenzo
1.2401144942161
L'Eau de Franck Olivier Franck Olivier
1.2400553243908
In The Mood For Love Pure Gianfranco Ferre
1.2399179588153
Zippo Feelzone for Her Zippo Fragrances
1.2381654414636
Femme Individuelle Soul & Senses Mont Blanc

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