The Citrus are part of the 6 original families (Floral, Citrus, Woody, Oriental, Fougère, Chyprée) according to the SFP (French Society of Perfumers).
Does the name "Cologne" sound familiar to you? It's normal, it is one of the oldest types of perfume. Its concentration is very low (between 3-6%) and it does not last long on the skin, on the other hand, its smell is very appreciated during the summer period because Colognes give a feeling of cleanliness, freshness and summer! Napoleon was a fan.
Citrus fruits are the only fruits (with the exception of the blackcurrant bud) that can be naturally extracted thanks to the cold expression of the zests.
Fresh, tonic, sparkling and vitaminized scents. They combine perfectly with almost all of the other olfactory families (woods, flowers, aromatics...).
Most of the citrus notes are top notes, those that give pep to the first nose. 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
Methyl Grapefruit: grapefruit.fruity.rosy
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.