Orange blossom and neroli are extracted from the bitter orange tree flowers. Orange blossom can smell very sweet and rich, similar to jasmine, while neroli has more of a spicy greenness.
These notes are essential in the perfume world, radiating freshness and making oriental fragrances sparkle.
There is an entire family of oriental fragrances that are developed on the pairing of orange blossom or neroli with a deep vanilla or musk base, named oriental balsams. Interestingly, orange blossom acts as a natural fixative. This means that it extends the wearability of the perfume and allows it to keep its true aroma for longer.
These versatile notes feature in both men’s and women’s fragrances. Brit Sheer by Burberry is the perfect every day fragrance. This citrus fruity Eau de Toilette has summery orange blossom and neroli notes with a heart of pretty peony.
The dry down is just as delicious, featuring warm woods and musk. Best suited for a chic, modern woman - the fragrance is feminine, easy to wear and sophisticated.
Gucci Guilty Intense Pour Homme is a truly arresting, woods fragrance. This fragrance has traditional masculine charm achieved through deep woods notes, but a dash of fresh orange blossom allows the fragrance to be firmly in the here and now.
The universe of fragrances is difficult to imagine without spirited sparks of orange blossom and neroli.