Neroli

Other names: Orange Oil, Bitter Orange Oil, Orange Blossom Water, Orange Flower Water

Group: CITRUS SMELLS

Neroli
Neroli
Neroli
Odor profile: citrusy, light, slightly bitter, hints of orange and honey blossom floral facets, purifying, aromatic, romantic.


Orange Blossom is a fragrant distillation of fresh bitter-orange flower. This orange, also known as sour orange, is usually too sour to be enjoyed out of hand, but this very same bitterness makes this type of orange much more aromatic than the rest of the orange varieties. Almost all parts of bitter orange are used to produce beautiful and aromatic materials for the fragrance industry: the essential oil is derived from peel of a fruit, orange leaves are used in production of Petitgrain oil, while delicate white flowers serve in production of Neroli and Orange Blossom absolute.
 

The bitter orange tree (Citrus aurantium) is widely grown in the western parts of India, eastern Africa and Himalayas. Spaniards brought sour orange into St. Augustine, Florida, in the mid-1500s. By 1763, sour oranges were being exported from St. Augustine to England, setting the grounds for what is Florida today - one of the world’s largest producers of oranges. This state even uses the orange blossom as the official state symbol since May 5, 1909. During the orange blossom time, in spring, millions of delicate waxy white flowers scent the air throughout central and south Florida. Being one of the most fragrant flowers, orange blossoms are an indispensible material in perfume industry.

Orange flowers have been used in wedding traditions since the times of ancient China. In Chinese tradition, orange flowers were omens of purity, innocence and moral virtue, but also a symbol of fruitfulness and fertility. Brides of all nations have always worn some kind of a floral embellishment on their wedding day, and the tradition of using orange flowers has spread from the East to Europe, during the times of the Crusaders. Maidens have used fresh orange blossoms to decorate their hair on a wedding day, and this custom was so widespread that that the expression "to gather orange blossoms" took completely different connotation by starting to mean "to seek a wife".

Fragrant flowers of bitter orange are used in production of Orange Blossom and Neroli extracts. Even though these fragrant notes possess different olfactory characteristics, the only thing that distinguishes them one from another is a different process of extraction. This example clearly illustrates the importance of technology used in production of raw materials since these two materials, even they originate from the same type of flower, have completely different properties. Orange blossom absolute is obtained by solvent extraction as a concrete, and using alcohol washing and filtering in the form of an absolute. Neroli is obtained by steam-distillation of freshly picked flowers.


Neroli oil has beautiful aromatic fragrance that leans a bit towards fresh and green petitgrain. Orange blossom absolute, on the other hand, has deeper and sweet fragrance that strongly reminds of the heady scent of fresh flowers, intoxicating and overwhelming, it feels close to the scent of jasmine (as it actually shares some of the common chemical components with this flower, Methyl anthranilate, for example).
 

Orange blossom absolute is used in many different types of fragrances and especially in colognes, chypres, ambers, floral bouquets, and heavy orientals. It beautifully complements all other citrusy notes and acts as a natural fixative, allowing the original composition to last longer while keeping its true fragrance.


An amazing orange blossom fragrance is Fleurs D'Oranger by Serge Lutens. Sweet, delicate, soft and feminine, this fragrance offers an intoxicating bouquet of white flowers coupled with a single fresh greeny rose. Jo Malone's Orange Blossom cologne, with its heart of orange blossom and water lily, is another great example of this note, while Yardley’s Orange Blossom, designed to highlight modern notes of fragrances inspired by English flowers, offers wonderful and sophisticated combination of orange blossom and sensual musk. Fleur du Mâle by Jean Paul Gaultier, named after the Baudelaire’s collection of poems, uses orange blossom in a decadent and flowery, slightly feminine composition, designed especially for men.
 

To find more amazing fragrances with Orange Blossom note, please use our search by notes. To learn more about neroli and orange blossom raw materials, check out Sandra’s informative article Orange Flower or Neroli.
 


Author: Marina Milojević (Mary)
Fragrantica Writer, Translator & Editor

 

 

 

 

 

 

Neroli Perfumes

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Givenchy Harvest 2010 Organza Neroli Givenchy
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Marrakech Neroli E Cardamomo Tesori d`Oriente
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Neroli Demeter Fragrance
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Rain Day Derek Lam 10 Crosby
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Lovely Betty Oriflame
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Essence No. 7 Neroli Elie Saab
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Pluie de Pétales de Fleurs d'Oranger Cinq Mondes
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Zagara di Sicilia Zuma
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Cherubin Detaille
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Pompeii DSH Perfumes
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Le Neroli Roger Vivier
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Rose & Neroli Accord Parfait
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Neroli Amygdala
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Francis Excelsis
1.5
Crystal Silk Oil Neroli M. Micallef
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Neroli CB I Hate Perfume
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Jardin de Vie Grenade Weleda
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Uptown Funk Lush
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Musc Gold Bruno Acampora
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Bambini La Via del Profumo
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Neroli Annick Goutal
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Cologne Sologne Nicolai Parfumeur Createur
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iloreN Gallagher Fragrances
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Fleur du Mâle Jean Paul Gaultier
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Orange Blossom Ortigia Sicilia
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Neroli Portofino Acqua Tom Ford
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Azar Fueguia 1833
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Neroli 36 Perfume Oil Le Labo
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Basil & Neroli Jo Malone London
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Sicilian Orange M. Asam
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Neroli L`Erbolario
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Malmaison JoAnne Bassett
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Breathless Victoria`s Secret
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Velvet Sublime Dolce&Gabbana
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Un Chant D’Amour Prada
1.4104636975342
Versace Pour Homme Versace
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Neroli Boheme Carolina Herrera
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Eau de Néroli Doré Hermes
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Jadiss Ésika
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Glow Maison Martin Margiela
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Mugler Cologne Mugler
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Gold Medal Atkinsons
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Neroli Annick Goutal
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Jasmin Immortelle Neroli L`Occitane en Provence
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Neroli Jasmin The Body Shop
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Debonair Smell Bent
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Dawn Project D by Dannii and Tabitha
1.375
Gold Louis Cardin
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Neroli Castle Forbes
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Orange Blossom Illuminum
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White Neroli Mizensir
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L’eau DSH Perfumes
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Fuel For Life She Summer Diesel
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White Winter Flower 40 Notes Perfume
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Allure Homme Sport Chanel
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Bergamotto e Mirto Marino Dr. Vranjes Firenze
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Scilly Neroli Atkinsons
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Sparrow Tokyo Milk Parfumarie Curiosite
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Acqua di Gio Giorgio Armani
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Just Cavalli Roberto Cavalli
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Day of the Dead Lush
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Secret d`Essences Neroli Yves Rocher
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Wellington Cologne Geo. F. Trumper
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Rose L'Orange April Aromatics
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Cologne Summer Flash Mugler
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Infusion de Neroli Acorelle
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L'Ombre du Lys Mizensir
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No 308 Neroli Toujours Leitmotiv
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Eau Fugace Astier de Villatte
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Bed Perfume Oil Bobbi Brown
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Galatea Strange Invisible Perfumes
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Sunny Yellow DSH Perfumes
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Neroli Flor I Profumi di Firenze
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Lavanda Fizz Esperienze Olfattive
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Happy Baby House of Matriarch
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Miss Dior Eau De Toilette Christian Dior
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Néroli Originel Givenchy
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Chanel N°5 Eau Premiere Chanel
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Big Lush
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Gardenia Santa Maria Novella
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English Promenade 19 Krigler
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Marbert Man Pure Marbert
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Italian Bergamot Ermenegildo Zegna
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Love Me Victoria`s Secret
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La Collection Couturier Parfumeur Cologne Royale Christian Dior
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Nitesurf Regime des Fleurs
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Néroli & Orchidée L`Occitane en Provence
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Eau de Fleurs Neroli Chloe
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Infusion d'Iris Prada
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Siren's Song Aziza World Fragrances
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Aqua Allegoria Flora Nerolia Guerlain
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Living Grace Philosophy
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Aqua Allegoria Nerolia Bianca Guerlain
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Bodytalk Woman Tom Tailor
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Armani Prive Rose Alexandrie Giorgio Armani
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Le Troisieme Parfum Coolife
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A Scent Soleil de Neroli Issey Miyake
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Leo CnR Create
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Mandarin Gold H&M
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No. 10 Lemongrass & Neroli Rituals
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Sudestada Fueguia 1833
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Eau de Cologne Astier de Villatte
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Freeworld Regime des Fleurs
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Artefact Nikkos-Oskol Fragrance
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Fleur d`Oranger 2007 L`Artisan Parfumeur
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Armani Prive Cologne Spray Eau de Jade Giorgio Armani
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Mandarin Tea Love & Toast
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Neroli Czech & Speake
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Poppy Rouge D.S. & Durga
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Australian Copperhead Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab
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Burlesque: Starlet Opus Oils
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Pleats Please L`Eau Issey Miyake
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Efflor-esce Nomenclature
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Blossom Robert Piguet
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Mister Marvelous Eau de Cologne Byredo
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Tupelo Lemongrass Thymes
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Egoiste Platinum Chanel
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Neroli Profumum Roma
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Pink Victoria`s Secret
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Aqva Amara Bvlgari
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Fiori d`Arancio Tsi-La Organic
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Fire Island Bond No 9
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Néroli Adopt` by Reserve Naturelle
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No 17 Cognoscenti
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LOBITT Santi Burgas
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Nerola Orange Blossom Pacifica
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Eau de Portugal Geo. F. Trumper
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Mountain Water for Her Victorinox Swiss Army
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Under the Orange Tree Maoli
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Bergamot Noir Berkeley Square
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Jardin Neroli Comptoir Sud Pacifique
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Wish of Happiness Avon
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Inspiration from the Sea Coeur d’Esprit Natural Perfumes
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Orange Blossom Lush
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Chanel N°5 Chanel
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PG19 Louanges Profanes Pierre Guillaume
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Grand Neroli Atelier Cologne
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Infusion d`Homme Prada
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Infusion de Fleur d'Oranger (2015) Prada
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Fleurs d'Oranger DSH Perfumes
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