An essential oil derived from the flowers of the Seville orange, neroli has a sweet and honeyed fragrance. Celebrated for its distinctive light and spicy notes, neroli is used by many brands in unisex perfumes. Although a relatively fresh and tangy fragrance, when combined with sandalwood and other citrus notes such as grapefruit and lemon, it can be surprisingly enduring.
Why not get in the festive spirit with a neroli fragrance this winter? Part of Christmas tradition, oranges can be used as decorative ornaments around the home and their citrus scent features in Christmas candles and wreaths. Combined with warm and intense notes such as jasmine and lavender, neroli is perfect for dark winter evenings.
Those wishing for a zestier version, more reminiscent of summer, should opt for Tom Ford’s Neroli Portofino perfume or Bottega Veneta’s Knot fragrance which instantly conjures up the lush hills of the Italian Riviera.