CITRUS

Type
Natural raw material
Parts used
Fruit rind
Extraction method
Cold expression

Grapefruit peel, sparkling, and bitter.

A delightfully uplifting, summery scent, grapefruit is known for adding its characteristically sharp, fresh notes to citrus fragrances. Sparkling and vibrant, grapefruit has a slightly bitter undertone that sets it apart from other hesperidic fruits. It is an elegant, energetic scent often used as a top note to add a refreshing burst of life to juicy accords.

Production

The succulent citrus grows in large, golden bunches, not dissimilar to grapes (hence its name, “grapefruit”). Today, grapefruit is most commonly grown and produced in the United States (Florida and California), Israel and Argentina. Its essence is obtained by cold expression of the peel.
Origin
Argentina, israel, united states of america
Iconic perfume
Guerlain
PAMPLELUNE

Pamplelune, which poetically claims grapefruit as its main ingredient, is part of Guerlain's Aqua Allegoria collection, the first collection of intensely fresh waters, created in 1999.

Guerlain | Aqua Allegoria

PAMPLELUNE

CITRUS / CHYPRE

History

Legend has it that a certain “Captain Phillip Shaddock” of the East India Company left the seeds of a large, green citrus fruit (otherwise known as a pomelo or Citrus maxima) in Barbados during his global meanderings. Thereafter, the fruit was known as “Shaddock” to the locals of Barbados. In the mid-eighteenth century, the fruit’s modern predecessor, Citrus paradisi, spread beyond Barbados and was found in a more petite variation throughout the Caribbean and Bahamas. Soon after, the juicy citrus made its way to the warm climate of Florida, where it continued to thrive—growing in large clusters of golden orbs and thus earning its common name, “grapefruit.”
Grapefruit is known for its rather robust size—standing tall as the largest of all citrus fruit. Its benefits extend well-beyond its fragrant aroma and delicious taste: the grapefruit is known to guard against lethargy, soothe sore throats and improve concentration. A few drops of grapefruit essence in a bath is thought to renew confidence and improve memory.

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Comptoir Sud Pacifique

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Angel Schlesser | Les Eaux d'Un Instant

BLOOMING GRAPEFRUIT

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Guerlain | Aqua Allegoria

PAMPLELUNE

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The Merchant of Venice | Museum Collection

PINK GRAPEFRUIT

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CITRUS / GREEN
CITRUS / GREEN
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Jo Loves

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Atelier des Ors

POMELO RIVIERA

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4711 | Acqua Colonia

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Solinotes

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Jo Malone London

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The 7 Virtues

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Bath & Body Works | Fragrance Mist

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Atelier Cologne

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