Neroli, Egypt EO

Citrus aurantium var. amara L. (synonym of Citrus x aurantium L.)



Selected size SKU:630-10 - Neroli, Egypt 4 oz

100 grams (3 8/17 oz)
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Product Overview

Our extraordinary Neroli essential oil from Egypt has a very powerful, yet light and uplifting floral aroma with an unusual fresh, sweet, terpene-like, subtle bitter green top note; it is our most complex Neroli and displays exquisite fresh white floral notes. Arctander points out that Neroli essential oil is probably one of the most frequently used florals in perfume compounding[1], cost not withstanding due to the fact that it takes 2.2 pounds (1 kilo) of blossoms to yield only 1 gram (about 1 milliliter) of essential oil.[2] It is found in the top notes of some of the most famous classic perfumes.[3] Precious oils like Neroli are the most likely to be adulterated, therefore we now verify the chemical analysis through a third-party testing lab.

The blossoms come from the Bitter Orange tree (Citrus aurantium var. amara), a resilient evergreen that belongs to the Rutaceae family; these are the same flowers that are used to extract Orange Blossom Absolute. The Bitter Orange is also the source of expressed oil from the peel, and Petitgrain essential oil steam distilled from the leaves. Two constituents present in Neroli in minute amounts are worth noting: N-methyl anthranilate - with its sweet and fruity nuances, and indole - a compound found in animal feces that perfumers use in imperceptible amounts for its erotic nature.[4] Flower oils truly represent the highest expression of beauty the botanical world has to offer.

Orange Blossom (Neroli) was first introduced as a fashionable scent near the end of the 17th century by Marie-Anne de La Trémoille, Duchess of Bracciano, later known as the Princess of Nerola. She loved the scent of orange blossoms and used it to perfume her clothes, gloves and bath; since then, this beautiful essence has been known as Neroli.[5] Today Neroli essential oil is widely used in perfumery and skincare, particularly in formulations for dry and mature skin. The comforting aroma is lovely in nighttime sprays, relaxing baths, massage blends and diffusers.

1 Arctander, Steffen. Perfume and Flavor Materials of Natural Origin, 1960, p. 436.

2 Rhind, Jennifer Peace. Fragrance and Wellbeing - Plant Aromatics and Their Influence on the Psyche, 2014, p. 297.

3 Calkin, Robert and J. Stephan Jellinek. Perfumery - Practice and Principles, 1994, pp. 116, 124, 134.

4 Ibid, p. 80.

5 Mojay, Gabriel. Aromatherapy for Healing the Spirit, 1996, p. 100.

6 Arctander, Steffen. Perfume and Flavor Materials of Natural Origin, 1960, p. 436.

7 Tisserand, Robert and Rodney Young. Essential Oil Safety, 2nd ed., 2014, p. 363.


4 Reviews


Customer Reviews



This is so, so lovely ! I ordered a small sample and will be ordering a larger size. I'll be adding this to serums . The quality of the oils I received is wonderful. So pure. Very impressed by not only quality but efficacy of answering questions to the packaging & quick shipping. Thank you again !

Review by Danica 4/9/2015

Lovely haunting smell


This neroli kind of reminds me of the smell left on your hands after peeling an orange or grapefruit. It's not the sharp sweet/tangy smell of orange pieces, but rather the softer smell of the peel and white pith, combined with a floral note as well. Gorgeous!

Review by T. 1/7/2015



This is possibly the most intoxicating fragrance ever! Oh the sweetness of the orange, the jasmine like floral, the mingling mysterious middle notes. It petitions for constant attention. very seducing and voluptious. Recommended very highly!

Review by lisa 5/24/2013

Not as delicate as organic Neroli


This Neroli from Egypt is okay, but not as fine or delicate as the organic version. This is fine in a blend though I wouldn't wear it on its own like the organic Neroli. I say spend a little more and splurge on the organic.

Review by L2013 2/14/2013

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