Despite being inedible, the bergamot orange is widely cultivated thanks to its skin, which is cold-pressed for its scented oil. Bergamot has the same odour characteristics as other citrus fruits, but is celebrated for its complex structure which makes it a great addition to bold, full-bodied fragrances. Bergamot fragrances first came into fashion in the 16th century and today, it is a popular note in perfume and is noted for its freshness. It is frequently paired with lavender, thyme, rosemary, lemon and orange. Take a look at the top bergamot perfumes here including top offerings from Tom Ford, Byredo and Guerlain.