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Bergamot

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Bergamot

Trending fragrance note: bergamot

Category: citrus

Olfactory description: With a more suave note than lemon, bergamot is a fresh, floral, soft and sparkling citrus scent with a hint of Earl Grey tea. It is less simplistic and identifiable than regular lemon.

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bergamot

Mood: uplifting and energetic

Looks like: a large orange or lemon. It is in fact, a grafted fruit tree that combines lemon, lime and bitter orange. The plant produces an inedible fruit with a wonderful citrus scent.

Fragrant rind: Perfumers use the fruit zest & rind in their fragrance blends.

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bergamot

Extraction method: cold expression of the fruit rind. The oil of the rind is forced under high mechanical pressure to produce a good quality essential oil.

Placement: top note. It is used in both men’s and women’s fragrances in Chypre & Oriental scents.

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bergamot

Locale: Italy (Calabria & Sicily), South Africa’s Ivory Coast, Guinea, & Brazil

History: In tropical Asia and Morocco, Bergamot’s zest was used for its healing properties. Hippocrates and the world’s first doctors used the small fruit as a miraculous remedy – as an antiseptic, antiviral, & antidepressant. Some say that Christopher Columbus rediscovered bergamot on a visit to the Canary Islands.

bergamot is the star ingredient in Earl Grey Tea
bergamot is the star ingredient in Earl Grey Tea

Bergamot-themed scents: Coach Floral, Montblanc Legend eau de toilette, Bvlgari Omnia Coral, Oscar by Oscar de la Renta, Versace Eros Pour Femme, Versace Dylan Blue, Bvlgari Pour Homme, Jimmy Choo L’Eau, Atkinsons Oud Save The Queen, Moschino Toy Boy,

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Bergamot remains one of the most beloved fragrance ingredients. It has a sophisticated character that can be used in hundreds of ways. And best of all, it is bright and uplifting.

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6 Comments

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    Cynthia Sacks
    June 22, 2021 at 12:46 pm

    I always love the notes of bergamot! Especially helps balance floral notes to me. @cindy_sacks

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    LInda L
    June 21, 2021 at 9:09 am

    I’m a bergamot fan!! Bright and uplifting is what I love about this note! 👌

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    Velma Sandry
    June 17, 2021 at 9:46 am

    I was introduced to bergamot through the beautiful descriptions you share and have been curious since. Thanks for this excellent read. Now I have to go back to Italy!

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    Anna Roszak-Robinson
    June 15, 2021 at 7:36 pm

    Great information!
    Thank you

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    September Dee
    June 15, 2021 at 4:07 pm

    Love this note!!

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    Roberta
    June 15, 2021 at 10:17 am

    Interesting information and photos of bergamot. I really like Bvlgari Omnia Coral. Now I know why.

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