Ingredient focus : Bergamot

bergamot

Bergamot is one of those ingredients you might have seen in perfume descriptions without knowing exactly what it is. You would be surprised to learn it is one of the most often used notes in the perfumer’s palette.

Bergamot orange is the citrus fruit of the Citrus bergamia, a small tree which blossoms during winter.  The fruit is the size of an orange, with a yellow-green colour similar to a lemon.  Production of bergamot mostly comes from the province of Reggio Calabria in Italy, where the soil and climatic conditions are ideal for its cultivation. Its fragrant essence  is cold-pressed from the peel of unripe fruit.

Most people will probably associate its distinctive citrusy and peppery aroma with Earl Grey tea as it is one of its main ingredients.

Bergamot brings zesty freshness in a fragrance whether used as a main note or to add a fresh burst  to the top notes.

Bergamot is featured in the following fragrances:

HESPERIDES : a zesty mix of citrus fruits

SHOP HESPERIDES>

EARL GREY : a chypre fragrance inspired by the famous tea

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MELISSA : a soft and warm citrus scent

SHOP MELISSA>

ARTILLERY No 1 : inspired by the classic Eau de Cologne

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ARTILLERY No 2 : a luminous fragrance built featuring bitter orange

SHOP ARTILLERY No 2>

BOIS DE SEVILLE : citrus, woods and spices

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