Orange, mandarin, bergamot, grapefruit, lemon, lime, pomelo, yuzu - citrus notes in the aromas are characterized by bright, fresh, transparent and light accords. Also, to create citrus notes, ingredients are used that have a pronounced and dominant citrus aroma - melissa, lemongrass, verbena, petitgrain.
Citrus notes have a tonic effect, which was actively used long before the appearance of perfumes, in aromatherapy. Some of the essential oils are classified as aphrodisiacs.
Three essential oils of different chemical composition are obtained from the orange tree and its fruits: from the peel of the fruit - orange; from orange blossom - neroli; from the leaves of the orange tree - petitgrain.
Most often, perfumers place citrus fruits at the top of the perfume pyramid, which are heard from the first notes with a fresh, clean and energetic accord. The bright ingredient helps the heart notes open up. Citrus combines perfectly with all groups of aromatic ingredients - warm oriental, oriental or pure natural notes. Citrus notes are indispensable in marine aromas - the traditional chypre construction and classic wine glass are impossible without bergamot.
Despite the extreme volatility of citrus notes, perfumers create fragrances where a bright accord not only plays a major role, but can also be persistent.
The orange tree provides three varieties of essential oil, each of which has its own unique scent. To produce 500 ml of neroli oil, from orange blossom, it takes about a ton of petals to be processed.
Tomboy Neroli / 65, Parle Moi de Parfum
Neroli - Orange Blossom - Ambergris
14 900 rubles
Aoud Lemon Mint, Mancera
Lemon - Coriander - Pepper - Almond - Mandarin - Egyptian Jasmine - Patchouli - Oud - Leather - Ambergris - Vetiver - Musk - Vanilla
Moscow Mule, Juliette Has a Gun
Bergamot - Lemon - Lime - Ginger - Apple - Hedione - Woody notes - Woody amber - Ambrette - White musk
10 600 rubles
Lime Basil & Mandarin Cologne, Jo Malone London
Lime - Mandarin - Bergamot - Basil - Lilac - Iris - Thyme - Patchouli - Vetiver
5 600 rubles
Virgin Island Water, Creed
Lime - Coconut - Sicilian Mandarin - White Bergamot - Ginger - Indian Jasmine - Hibiscus - Ylang Ylang - Musk - Sugarcane - White Rum
Oligarch, Roja Parfums
Lemon - Bergamot - Lime - Lavender - Thyme - Orange blossom - Lily - Champaca - Apple - Jasmine - Black currant - Coconut - Mate - Anise - Pink pepper - Patchouli - Oakmoss - White cedar - Juniper fruit - Tonka beans - Vanilla - Ambergris - Birch - Violet Root - Leather - Musk
Chance Eau Tendre, Chanel
Grapefruit - Quince - Jasmine - Hyacinth - Musk - Iris - Virginia Cedar - Ambergris
4 400 rubles
Orange Sanguine, Atelier Cologne
Red orange - Bitter orange - Jasmine - Geranium - Tonka beans - Sandalwood - Ambergris
4 800 rubles
Aqua Allegoria Pamplelune Guerlain
Grapefoot - Bergamot - Petitgrain - Neroli - Blackcurrant Leaf - Patchouli - Vanilla
4 496 rubles