Why We Love Neroli!
Neroli Citrus (Latin name for citron) aurantium (orange) essential oil is steam distilled from the fragrant flowering blossoms of the orange tree. It has a relaxing and uplifting scent that is light, citrusy and floral with a hint of honey. There are many theories as to where the word Neroli originated. One of the most popular though says that the name Neroli was coined in the 17th century by the princess of Nerola, Italy, who introduced the essence as a perfume for gloves and baths. Neroli has a beautiful aroma, highly sought after by the perfume industry, while also boasting healing properties for the skin.
A MODERN PERFUME INGREDIENT
Neroli is, along with petitgrain, one of the freshest of the orange blossom notes.
It is most often associated with citrus fragrances and eaux de Colognes. It is common to find it in the top notes of fresh floral scents. It acts as a counterpoint to the absolute. Neroli is fresh, floral, sparkling and has a lavender and green facet. It also brings a lot of tenderness to a composition as it echoes many perfumed products or eaux de toilette for babies and children.
Here is a list of some creations with neroli on it:
Atelier Cologne Grand Neroli
Chanel No. 5
Diptyque L’Eau de Neroli
Jennifer Lopez Glow
Laura Mercier Neroli Eau de Parfum
Le Labo Perfume Neroli 36
L’Occitane en Provence Neroli eau de parfum
Ortigia Sicilia Orange Blossom
Paco Rabanne Lady Million
HOW WE USE IT
Neroli is perfect in white floral formulations or in colognes because it accentuates its unusual citrus edge. Its properties render a tenderness to any formulation that cannot be found anywhere else. It is also a fragrance that both sexes find appealing.
Neroli combines really well with citrus notes like wild sweet orange and bergamot, spices, woods like cedarwood and floral notes of rosy geranium, sugary magnolia, sweet lavender and ylang ylang.
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