Petitgrain sur Fleurs - Organic EO

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

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Our unusual certified organic Petitgrain sur Fleurs essential oil has a distinct, fresh, green floral, linalyl acetate-like, somewhat sharp, terpene-like aroma with a soft, sweet-woody, tenacious undertone. This oil is also called Petitgrain Neroli in the States, but the true designation is Petitgrain sur Fleurs,

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Selected size SKU:815-016 - Petitgrain sur Fleurs - Organic 15 ml (1/2 oz) (w/ orifice reducer)

Sample 1 ml (1/30 oz)
$2.00
5 ml (1/6 oz)
$10.25
15 ml (1/2 oz)
$16.50
30 ml (1 oz)
$27.75
59.14 ml (2 oz)
$43.00
118.29 ml (4 oz)
$77.75
236.58 ml (8 oz)
$139.75
473.17 ml (16 oz)
$235.75
1 kg (2 1/5 lb)
$413.25
$2.00
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Our unusual certified organic Petitgrain sur Fleurs essential oil has a distinct, fresh, green floral, linalyl acetate-like, somewhat sharp, terpene-like aroma with a soft, sweet-woody, tenacious undertone. This oil is also called Petitgrain Neroli in the States, but the true designation is Petitgrain sur Fleurs, meaning ‘Petitgrain over flowers’. It is produced from the leaves and twigs that are separated from the blossoms both during the height of Neroli season and at its close when many blossoms remain on the tree. It is these 'yearling' leaves along with the remaining blossoms that impart the softer, more floral character to this Petitgrain oil.[1] There are only a select few distillers making this oil and, as far as we know, this is the only one that is certified organic.

Petitgrain sur Fleurs is one of the better known co-distillations with plant material sourced from the same type of tree, Citrus aurantium var. amara.[2] This specific evergreen tree also provides five other oils; from the blossoms: steamed distilled Neroli and solvent extracted Orange Blossom Absolute; from the leaves: solvent extracted Petitgrain Absolute; from the leaves and twigs: steam distilled Petitgrain Bigarade; and expressed from the fruit peels: Bitter Orange oil.

Since the 1860s when nearly all citrus orchards, except for Bitter Orange trees, were destroyed due to root rot and gum disease, it has been the practice to use the highly resistant root stock of this specific citrus, Citrus aurantium var. amara, to propagate Lemon, Sweet Orange, Mandarin, Grapefruit, and Bergamot trees.[3] Petitgrain Bigarade is a subspecies of the sour or Bitter Orange, Citrus x aurantium L., with 'bigarade' denoting it as the true sour, true bitter (bigarade) or Seville Orange subspecies.[4] Please note that Petitgrain Paraguay essential oil is from a hybrid developed from a cross of Sweet Orange, Citrus sinensis, and (sour) Bitter Orange Citrus aurantium var. amara (or is possibly a mutation of Citrus aurantium var. amara) with a chemical profile and aroma that differs from that of Petitgrain Bigarade.[5]

Petitgrain has been called “poor man’s Neroli” as it is less expensive than Neroli essential oil yet offers many of the same benefits and uses. Due to its high linalyl acetate content, the aroma of Petitgrain is often used in calming massage blends, nighttime sprays and diffuser blends, after-shaves, and preparations for oily and congested skin.

1 Industry communication.

2 Arctander, Steffen. Perfume and Flavor Materials of Natural Origin, 1960, p. 526.

3 Guenther, Ernest. The Essential Oils, Vol. III, 1949, pp. 89, 228.

4 Ibid, p. 203.

5 Ibid, pp. 89, 203, 228.

6 Arctander, Steffen. Perfume and Flavor Materials of Natural Origin, 1960, p. 527.

7 Tisserand, Robert and Rodney Young. Essential Oil Safety, 2nd ed., 2014, p. 375.

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Customer Reviews

It's ok

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The first petitgrain sur fleurs had a distinct neroli note to it. The recent offerings do not have this. I wish they would bring back the neroli note batch. This is a good petitgrain, just not a lot different from regular petitgrain.

Review by Dale 10/14/2023

Beautiful Oil

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I have some Tunisian Neroli and the Petitgrain Sur Fleurs is not too far away at a small fraction of the price.

Review by Lawrence 5/8/2023

Not what it used to be

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My first experience with this was sublime. That hint of sweet neroli and petitgrain made it my favorite for awhile. The last two bottles I got of this do not smell as nice. More of a burnt smell without the note of neroli. Disappointing.

Review by Dale 3/13/2023

Ethereal

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This is my favorite of all petitgrain oils to use in my blends. It imparts a sweeter, less harsh quality to top notes, with fewer green nuances, and enhances orange flower notes with a hint of lush neroli. I can't recommend it enough!

Review by Eliza 8/30/2022

Love This - What are the % of petitgrain - neroli

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Hi, I Absolutely love this, I normally mix more neroli and less petitgrain however this is the first time sampling Petitgrain sur fleurs and I like it better even with the much less neroli (fleurs). I am wondering what the percentages are for flowers vs twigs/leaves in this for future comparisons and replica of blends, I assume with each batch different ratios? Thanks x

Review by Rose 11/14/2019

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