What’s in a fragrance? Spotlight on Orange Blossom and Neroli

Do you find that you are drawn to the same sort of fragrances? That while the fragrances you love may differ slightly, there is always a common theme? The chances are that these fragrances share a specific ingredient, one that works beautifully on your skin.

Today, in the first of a series of blog posts focussing on ingredients, we are looking at fragrances featuring orange blossom and neroli.

Both orange blossom and neroli come from the flowers of the bitter orange tree but with different methods of extraction and with different scent characteristics. They each give airy, citrussy notes with hints of honey and orange but while orange blossom tends to be a little sweeter and headier, neroli is fresh, green, and floral. They are among the most important ingredients in perfumery and are found in a myriad of different fragrances. Here are a few of our favourites:

Histoires de Parfum – This is Not a Blue Bottle 1.6

Citrussy, juicy and utterly mouth-watering this fragrance is bursting with freshness. Top notes of sweet orange, grapefruit, and yuzu lead to a heart of orange blossom, neroli and lotus on a base of white musk, vanilla, and vetiver.

Bohoboco – Sandalwood Neroli

This sensual unisex eau de parfum combines the cocooning warmth of sandalwood with neroli and jasmine in a subtle yet unforgettable scent.


Eight & Bob – Champs de Provence

Capturing the essence of Provence in a bottle, this fresh, green, citrussy scent has an elegant heart of orange blossom, absolute of jasmine and rose.


Salvatorre Ferragamo – Tuscan Creations Calimala

Calimala is a bewitching olfactive creation from master perfumer Fabrice Pellegrin. Rich and opulent, fall in love with the voluptuous heart of rose and orange blossom.


L’Orchestre Parfum – Flamenco Neroli

Be transported to the gardens of the Alcazar Palace in Seville for an evening walk accompanied by the beautiful sound of a flamenco guitar….. Flamenco Néroli is a luminous citrus-woody fragrance with notes of neroli, bergamot, ginger, and jasmine.

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