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

1.5562267211546
Love Spell Victoria`s Secret
1.5045218177707
Peche Jaune Yves Rocher
1.5043710905117
Life Is Pink Shine Pink Victoria`s Secret
1.5028638179215
Malizia Bon Bons Pesca Pop Mirato
1.5021855452559
Baby Doll Magic Yves Saint Laurent
1.5011304544427
Georgia Peach Fruits & Passion
1.5009043635541
Near Gap
1.5008289999246
Pêche Outremer
1.5006782726656
Fuzzy Navel Demeter Fragrance
1.5006029090361
Make me Happy Juiceful Peach Canmake
1.500301454518
Peach Demeter Fragrance
1.5002260908885
East Coast Club Man Tom Tailor
1.500150727259
Chant Du Coeur Shiseido
1.5000753636295
Orchard Neil Morris
1.5
Peche Sublime Seveline Nature
1.4918308179968
The Babes Sweet Peach Oriflame
1.4745883635541
Rosy Sky Love Passport
1.454695727259
Mediterranean Peach Krigler
1.4290985454066
U Black Mujer Adolfo Dominguez
1.4176467271837
Body Fantasies Signature Raspberry Parfums de Coeur
1.4171945454066
Peach Obsession Fruits & Passion
1.4047693393624
The One Dolce&Gabbana
1.400301454518
Love & Peace Limited Expand
1.4000753636295
Arabian Rose Arabian Oud
1.3969535451805
Que sais je? Jean Patou
1.3950416067526
J`adore Dior
1.3939414538398
Flower of Immortality By Kilian
1.384765727259
Pink Fruits & Passion
1.3846903636295
Golden Dream Lulu Castagnette
1.3817809999246
Mercedes Benz L`Eau Mercedes-Benz
1.3803095442761
Peau de Peche Keiko Mecheri
1.3794433333333
Coco Chanel
1.3766579998493
Suede Edition Women Etienne Aigner
1.3757536362951
Jelly Belly Wild Blackberry Peach Cobbler Demeter Fragrance
1.3756782726656
Tuberoli Space NK
1.3751018162635
Charlie White Revlon
1.3725613630266
Far Away Paradise Avon
1.3715004544427
Lily Prune Love Story Ulric de Varens
1.3608289999246
Fun Desigual
1.3564216362198
Arielle Fragonard
1.3427079090361
Patchouli Princesse Hippie Des Filles a la Vanille
1.3415869866606
Burberry Women Burberry
1.3354431816263
Fraiche Passiflore Maitre Parfumeur et Gantier
1.3344634544427
Boheme Eau Jeune
1.334236438541
Allure eau de parfum Chanel
1.3340112726656
Tapage Avon
1.3337851817771
Signature Women Otto Kern
1.3337098181476
Be Bop Kesling
1.3335590908885
Miss Chi Chi
1.3335590908885
East Coast Club Woman Tom Tailor
1.333483727259
Boum Muscat Jeanne Arthes
1.3334083636295
Mini Magic Ulric de Varens
1.3334083636295
Maila Syed Junaid Alam
1.333333
Juicy Jewel Juicy Jewel
1.3312061548723
Acqua di Gio Giorgio Armani
1.3303561668551
Guilty Gucci
1.3233884543673
Sync Woman Puma
1.3199026362951
Dangerous Desires Sammi Sweetheart
1.3175223634788
Aqua Allegoria Rosa Blanca Guerlain
1.3137886341849
Dreaming Tommy Hilfiger
1.3117616359937
Sexiest Fantasies Fireworks Parfums de Coeur
1.3100538063908
Gucci Rush Gucci
1.3081441817771
Capricho Night O Boticario
1.3075154543673
Fatale Gloria Vanderbilt
1.3072738177707
Vanille Peach Comptoir Sud Pacifique
1.3055538180722
Animale Animale Animale
1.3039180906624
Vanille Fleur M. Micallef
1.3019594543673
Head Over Heels Revlon
1.3006782726656
Young Sexy Lovely Spring / Summer Collection 2008 Yves Saint Laurent
1.3004521817771
Kun Mukthalifan Women Rasasi
1.3002260908885
Faith Swiss Arabian
1.3002260908885
Funky Sexy Cool Paul Sebastian
1.300150727259
Chevignon Heritage for Women Chevignon
1.300150727259
Tuberose and Jasmine Nougat
1.3000753636295
Hugs & Kisses Judith Williams
1.2984707265808
Le Mimosa Annick Goutal
1.2978861814756
Liliana Tocca
1.2973510908132
Red Rose and Peach Blossom Gandini 1896
1.296597454518
Al Nourus Al-Rehab
1.29573434818
Mitsouko Eau de Toilette Guerlain
1.2940750882508
Boss Nuit Pour Femme Hugo Boss
1.2931345450298
Believe Oriflame
1.2887393628759
Rock Me! Anna Sui
1.2878241816263
Perhaps Bob Mackie
1.2876279085839
Peach Blossom L`Occitane en Provence
1.2874473634788
Mexx Amsterdam Spring Edition Woman Mexx
1.2869951817017
Tokyo Smile Masaki Matsushima
1.2867748991635
Tresor Lancome
1.2860908181476
Air de Fio No 6 Pupa
1.2860908181476
Sweet Treats Polly Ted Baker
1.2859400908885
Ternata Corine de Farme
1.2857893636295
Star Intense Violet Seajewels
1.2826271659507
Dolce Vita Dior
1.2812811817017
Note Poudree M. Micallef
1.2809561816263
Up To You for Her Avon
1.2808289999246
Rose de Courreges Courreges
1.2789139990956
Hilfiger Woman Peach Blossom Tommy Hilfiger
1.2767532722888
Elixir Charnel Chypre Fatal Guerlain
1.2743947038963
Angel Thierry Mugler
1.2742837254503
Maybe Baby Benefit
1.2738769888462
Purr Katy Perry
1.2733299090361
Go Girl! Carolina Gynning
1.2731791817771
Poule de Luxe Vanilla Ganache Crazylibellule and the Poppies
1.2728809996985
Fairy Juice NafNaf
1.2721100816942
Tresor In Love Lancome
1.2716740901349
Rock`n Dreams Valentino
1.269606181551
Clean Skin Demeter Fragrance
1.2695744542166
Mandarina Duck Man Mandarina Duck
1.2673452726656
Agent XX LR
1.2671929997739
The One Gold Limited Edition Dolce&Gabbana
1.2670438181476
XXY Xerjoff
1.2652100855377
Live Luxe Jennifer Lopez
1.2636059890723
Wonderstruck Taylor Swift
1.2635348181476
No Matter What Liaison de Parfum
1.2626033634788
Flowerparty Limited Edition 2011 Yves Rocher
1.2623019089607
Pretty Eau de Cologne Elizabeth Arden
1.2618967270329
Tribute for Women Mary Kay
1.2615972692742
Nectarine Blossom and Honey Jo Malone
1.2608065452559
Adventuress Boadicea the Victorious
1.2601633635541
Fuzzy Teacup Smell Bent
1.2593467973472
Samsara Eau de Parfum Guerlain
1.2587432726656
Sweet Zara
1.2583763634034
Amor Amor Eau Fraiche 2005 Cacharel
1.2568609831939
Allure Pour Homme Chanel
1.2542203632527
Cool Water Woman Summer Fizz Davidoff
1.2541953569975
Heiress Paris Hilton
1.2530145451805
Mon Bouquet Princesse Marina De Bourbon
1.2525629936695
Heat Beyonce
1.2521101816263
Sparkling Peach Bath and Body Works
1.2515826362198
Premier Jour Soleil Nina Ricci
1.2514319089607
Orientalia Kristel Saint Martin
1.2512811817017
Betty Barclay Women Betty Barclay
1.2509043635541
Demon Eau Jeune
1.2506029090361
Mousseline Pêche Providence Perfume Co.
1.2505275454066
Mini Varens 08 Ulric de Varens
1.2504521817771
So...? Sensual So...?
1.2503768181476
Groovy Life by Esprit Summer Edition Woman Esprit
1.2503368984098
Reb'l Fleur Rihanna
1.2502260908885
Hello Kitty Spring Demeter Fragrance
1.2500469996232
Folies de Saisons Ivresse d'Ete Yves Rocher
1.25
Pêle-mêle Galimard
1.2446095452559
Jewels of Blu Aqaba
1.2443834543673
GRG Garage
1.2421183634788
Un Bateau pour Capri Eau D`Italie
1.2406029090361
Strenesse Gabriele Strehle Strenesse
1.2405619089607
L'Eau Par Kenzo Colors Pour Femme Kenzo
1.2402109878665
Narciso Rodriguez for Her Eau de Parfum Narciso Rodriguez
1.240150727259
Zippo Feelzone for Her Zippo Fragrances
1.2401097271837
L'Eau de Franck Olivier Franck Olivier
1.2372810906624
Femme Individuelle Soul & Senses Mont Blanc

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