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

1.5527393300485
Love Spell Victoria`s Secret
1.5044580009385
Life Is Pink Shine Pink Victoria`s Secret
1.5043797903957
Peche Jaune Yves Rocher
1.5028937900829
Malizia Bon Bons Pesca Pop Mirato
1.5022681057407
Baby Doll Magic Yves Saint Laurent
1.5010167370562
Georgia Peach Fruits & Passion
1.5010167370562
Near Gap
1.500703894885
Pêche Outremer
1.500703894885
Fuzzy Navel Demeter Fragrance
1.5006256843422
Make me Happy Juiceful Peach Canmake
1.5003910527139
Peach Demeter Fragrance
1.5000782105428
Orchard Neil Morris
1.5
Peche Sublime Seveline Nature
1.4919076846551
The Babes Sweet Peach Oriflame
1.4746225265134
Rosy Sky Love Passport
1.4547014210856
Mediterranean Peach Krigler
1.4291184737995
U Black Mujer Adolfo Dominguez
1.4225390003128
Arielle Fragonard
1.4172144737995
Peach Obsession Fruits & Passion
1.4091506882528
The One Dolce&Gabbana
1.4022681057407
The One Gold Limited Edition Dolce&Gabbana
1.4003128421711
Love & Peace Limited Expand
1.3987493851087
J`adore Dior
1.3965981584546
Que sais je? Jean Patou
1.3940000542781
Flower of Immortality By Kilian
1.3847714210856
Pink Fruits & Passion
1.3846932105428
Golden Dream Lulu Castagnette
1.3771013333333
Coco Chanel
1.3767206319412
Suede Edition Women Etienne Aigner
1.3759771625215
Charlie White Revlon
1.3757821054278
Jelly Belly Wild Blackberry Peach Cobbler Demeter Fragrance
1.375703894885
Tuberoli Space NK
1.3727365277647
Far Away Paradise Avon
1.3715431581417
Lily Prune Love Story Ulric de Varens
1.3704959501017
Peau de Peche Keiko Mecheri
1.3610167370562
Fun Desigual
1.3446541891131
Burberry Women Burberry
1.3427306843422
Patchouli Princesse Hippie Des Filles a la Vanille
1.3424594741123
Sync Woman Puma
1.3356011057407
Fraiche Passiflore Maitre Parfumeur et Gantier
1.334921298295
Guilty Gucci
1.3348991950571
Allure eau de parfum Chanel
1.3345061581417
Boheme Eau Jeune
1.3338022632567
Signature Women Otto Kern
1.3337240527139
Be Bop Kesling
1.3335676316283
Miss Chi Chi
1.3334894210856
East Coast Club Woman Tom Tailor
1.3334894210856
Boum Muscat Jeanne Arthes
1.3334112105428
Maila Syed Junaid Alam
1.3334112105428
Star Intense Violet Seajewels
1.333333
Juicy Jewel Juicy Jewel
1.3332036941968
Acqua di Gio Giorgio Armani
1.3224807947755
Dreaming Tommy Hilfiger
1.3203128421711
Al Nourus Al-Rehab
1.317587842484
Aqua Allegoria Rosa Blanca Guerlain
1.3121500009385
Sexiest Fantasies Fireworks Parfums de Coeur
1.310198290474
Gucci Rush Gucci
1.3081612632567
Capricho Night O Boticario
1.3075894741123
Fatale Gloria Vanderbilt
1.3073664220241
Vanille Peach Comptoir Sud Pacifique
1.3021898951979
Perhaps Bob Mackie
1.3019552635695
Head Over Heels Revlon
1.3007357736587
Mitsouko Eau de Toilette Guerlain
1.300703894885
Young Sexy Lovely Spring / Summer Collection 2008 Yves Saint Laurent
1.3002346316283
Funky Sexy Cool Paul Sebastian
1.3002346316283
Faith Swiss Arabian
1.3001564210856
Tuberose and Jasmine Nougat
1.3000782105428
Hugs & Kisses Judith Williams
1.3000782105428
Chevignon Heritage for Women Chevignon
1.2973127370562
Red Rose and Peach Blossom Gandini 1896
1.2970756849679
Liliana Tocca
1.2966318437353
Le Mimosa Annick Goutal
1.2964717370562
Animale Animale Animale
1.2961485795401
Vanille Fleur M. Micallef
1.2933892641952
Believe Oriflame
1.2933086843422
Dangerous Desires Sammi Sweetheart
1.2926504273424
Boss Nuit Pour Femme Hugo Boss
1.2908367074926
Tresor Lancome
1.2889771597059
Rock Me! Anna Sui
1.287760369623
Peach Blossom L`Occitane en Provence
1.287512842484
Mexx Amsterdam Spring Edition Woman Mexx
1.2871217897701
Tokyo Smile Masaki Matsushima
1.2867307370562
Body Fantasies Signature Raspberry Parfums de Coeur
1.2861050527139
Air de Fio No 6 Pupa
1.2859486316283
Cashmere Iris Dr. Taffi
1.2859486316283
Ternata Corine de Farme
1.2851150369154
Dolce Vita Dior
1.2813295792273
Note Poudree M. Micallef
1.2810358951979
Up To You for Her Avon
1.2788987389332
Hilfiger Woman Peach Blossom Tommy Hilfiger
1.2773364758329
Angel Thierry Mugler
1.2752332892226
Purr Katy Perry
1.2750333727514
Maybe Baby Benefit
1.2746106008134
Tresor In Love Lancome
1.2732744737995
Go Girl! Carolina Gynning
1.2731962632567
Poule de Luxe Vanilla Ganache Crazylibellule and the Poppies
1.2720740018771
Rock`n Dreams Valentino
1.2697172111685
Clean Skin Demeter Fragrance
1.2678379205381
Wonderstruck Taylor Swift
1.267370894885
Agent XX LR
1.2670772638824
Fairy Juice NafNaf
1.2669798421711
XJ XXY Eau de Parfum Xerjoff
1.2659170655404
Live Luxe Jennifer Lopez
1.2633144210856
No Matter What Liaison de Parfum
1.2628252635695
Flowerparty Limited Edition 2011 Yves Rocher
1.2624216849679
Mandarina Duck Man Mandarina Duck
1.2623560003128
Pretty Eau de Cologne Elizabeth Arden
1.2621636843422
Mousseline Pêche Providence Perfume Co.
1.2619181584546
Tribute for Women Mary Kay
1.2611594289066
Nectarine Blossom and Honey Jo Malone
1.2608891057407
Adventuress Boadicea the Victorious
1.2601975265134
Fuzzy Teacup Smell Bent
1.2601619957766
Samsara Eau de Parfum Guerlain
1.2594264605037
Allure Pour Homme Chanel
1.2593940536524
Elixir Charnel Chypre Fatal Guerlain
1.258768894885
Sweet Zara
1.2583949479118
Amor Amor Eau Fraiche 2005 Cacharel
1.257113894885
True Delight American Beauty
1.256292068356
Heiress Paris Hilton
1.2549137517597
Heat Beyonce
1.254301579853
Cool Water Woman Summer Fizz Davidoff
1.2530502111685
Mon Bouquet Princesse Marina De Bourbon
1.2528128144846
Reb'l Fleur Rihanna
1.2521898951979
Sparkling Peach Bath and Body Works
1.2516424213984
Premier Jour Soleil Nina Ricci
1.2514077897701
Orientalia Kristel Saint Martin
1.2513295792273
Betty Barclay Women Betty Barclay
1.2507821054278
Tapage Avon
1.2505474737995
Mini Varens 08 Ulric de Varens
1.2504692632567
So...? Sensual So...?
1.2503910527139
Groovy Life by Esprit Summer Edition Woman Esprit
1.2502346316283
Hello Kitty Spring Demeter Fragrance
1.250203579853
Folies de Saisons Ivresse d'Ete Yves Rocher
1.25
Pêle-mêle Galimard
1.2450544210856
Jack Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab
1.2447703162834
Jewels of Blu Aqaba
1.2444574741123
GRG Garage
1.2441815265134
Axis Pink Caviar Sense of Space Creations
1.2423402635695
Un Bateau pour Capri Eau D`Italie
1.2406160003128
L'Eau Par Kenzo Colors Pour Femme Kenzo
1.2401467370562
L'Eau de Franck Olivier Franck Olivier
1.24
Zippo Feelzone for Her Zippo Fragrances
1.2376517994682
Petite Cherie Annick Goutal
1.2374676843422
Strenesse Gabriele Strehle Strenesse
1.2373835795401
Femme Individuelle Soul & Senses Mont Blanc
1.235294
Ghuroob Oil Syed Junaid Alam
1.235060737369
Nokomis Coty
1.2341083693102
Thinking of You Mary Kay
1.2326593435007
Narciso Rodriguez for Her Eau de Parfum Narciso Rodriguez
1.2318124270296
In Bloom by Reese Witherspoon Avon

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