Our Neroli from France is our most refreshing and uplifting Neroli, combining luscious white floral with a vibrant citrus note. Its sweet, etheric aroma speaks of the delicate orange blossom from where is comes.
The blossoms come from the bitter orange tree, a resilient evergreen which belongs to the Rutaceae family, and are the same flowers that are used to extract Orange Blossom Absolute. Oils and absolutes are produced using very different processes, rendering oils with somewhat different aromas and textures. The absolute is solvent extracted, amber-colored and more viscous than Neroli essential oil, which tends to be lighter in color with a more delicate aroma.
Neroli was first introduced as a fashionable scent near the end of the 17th century by the duchess of Bracciano, princess of Nerola. It was said that she used it to perfume her gloves and in the water used for bathing, and this beautiful oil has been known as Neroli ever since. Today Neroli essential oil is widely used in perfumery, skincare, and in blends to help promote relaxation and relieve stress.
If you are unsure of which Neroli to order, we offer a sampler pack so you can experience each one prior to committing to purchase.
Aromatic Profile: Delicate, sweet, etheric white floral with fresh citrus notes. A radiant top note.
Appearance: Yellow to golden-orange colored liquid.
Use: In fine natural perfumery, in skincare for balancing oil – especially dry, irritated or sensitive skin – and for its ability to calm the mind and ease nervous tension.
Blending Suggestions: Add drop by drop to add a white floral, top note to your blends. For a pre-blended and affordable dilution of this oil, see our Neroli, France - 10%
Safety Considerations: Dilute before using. A patch test should be performed before use for those with sensitive skin.
- A little goes a long way! Review by Golden Potion
- This is a glorious, rich, floral. It makes a beautiful middle note and is full of complexity. It has a dry, bitter orange quality to it--typical of neroli. Just a drop of this can lend depth to any citrus-rich scent. This is my go-to scent when I've created something that is too top-note heavy. (Posted on 5/3/13)