Olfactory family: Citrus

Hesperides are one of the 6 original families (Floral, Hesperide, Woody, Oriental, Fern, Chypre) according to the SFP (Société Française des Parfumeurs).

Are you familiar with the name "Cologne"? That's normal, as it's one of the oldest types of perfume. Its concentration is very low (between 3-6%) and it doesn't last long on the skin. On the other hand, its scent is much appreciated during the summer months, as Colognes give a feeling of cleanliness, freshness and summer! Napoleon was a fan.

Citrus fruits are the only fruits (with the exception of blackcurrant buds) that can be extracted naturally by cold expression of the zest.

The scent is fresh, invigorating, sparkling and full of vitamins. They combine perfectly with almost all the other olfactory families (woods, flowers, aromatics, etc.).

Most of the citrus notes are top notes, the ones that give you pep at first smell. Here are some raw materials, the natural notes are followed by a *:

Bergamot Essence*: zesty.tea.acid

Grapefruit Essence*: orange.aldehyde.fresh

Orange Essence*: fruity.zesty.acid

Lemon Essence*: zesty.acid.fresh

Tangerine Essence*: bitter.tangy.orange

Limette Essence*: coca.bleach.lemon

Litsea Cubeba Essence*: citral.spicy.aromatic

Citral: verbena.lemongrass.fresh

Dihydromyrcenol: detergent.floral.fresh

Methyl Grapefruit: grapefruit.fruity.rosy

D-Limonene: orange.tangy.vitaminized

Some emblematic perfumes:

"Imperial Cologne" - Guerlain 1860 - Pierre-François-Pascal Guerlain / Citrus Aromatic

"Wild Water" - Dior 1966 - Edmond Roudnitska / Citrus Aromatic

"Poison" - Dior 1985 - Edouard Fléchier / Floral Tuberose

"CK one" - Calvin Klein 1994 - Alberto Morillas / Citrus Aromatic

"Light blue" - D&G 2001 - Olivier Cresp / Floral Citrus

"Green Orange Water" - Hermès 2009 - Jean-Claude Ellena / Citrus

"Neroli Portofino" - Tom Ford 2011 - Rodrigo Flores-Roux / Citrus Aromatic

cool waters Roger & Gallet

The Hermes gardens

Jo Malone Colognes

This list is not exhaustive because there are a lot of beautiful launches: some emblematic, some more commercial.

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