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CITRUS SMELLS

Most often by citrus in perfumery we describe the whole spectrum of hesperidin fruits (Hesperidina), named after the Hesperides, nymphs from Greek mythology. These are fruits or citrus-smelling raw materials (notably verbena and lemongrass) and a few are among the most ancient ingredients in perfumery alongside resins. The more modern variations, such as pomelo, grapefruit, yuzu and hassaku, are relatively recent developments in the area of perfume extraction.

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The citrus essences are expressed or cold-expressed in most cases to preserve their inherent freshness. Petitgrain is an exception, as it comes from the steam distillation of the twigs and leaves of the bitter orange tree.Citruses provide a refreshing and effervescent quality to fragrances, accounting for the top note which tickles our noses with pleasure. They're helpful for clearing one's mind and feel sunny and optimistic, lending an air of easy elegance and cleanness. Bergamot especially is an integral part of the classic Eau de Cologne formula. Citruses are a classic companion to more tenacious floral and resinous notes in oriental fragrances and they also provide a good companion to other fruity notes, cutting the sugar and injecting tartness.



Bitter Orange
Bitter Orange
Blood Orange
Blood Orange
Calamansi
Calamansi
Chinotto
Chinotto
Citron
Citron
Citruses
Citruses
Clementine
Clementine
Finger Lime
Finger Lime
Grapefruit
Grapefruit
Hassaku
Hassaku
Hatkora lemon
Hatkora lemon
Lemon Zest
Lemon Zest
Lemon Verbena
Lemon Verbena
Lemon tree
Lemon tree
Lemon Balm
Lemon Balm
Kumquat
Kumquat
Kaffir Lime
Kaffir Lime
Lemon
Lemon
Lemongrass
Lemongrass
Limetta
Limetta
Litsea Cubeba
Litsea Cubeba
Lime
Lime
Mandarin Orange
Mandarin Orange
Mandora
Mandora
Methyl Pamplemousse
Methyl Pamplemousse
Orange
Orange
Petitgrain
Petitgrain
Petitgrain
Petitgrain
Tangelo
Tangelo
Tangerine
Methyl Pamplemousse
Yuzu
Neroli