CITRUS

Type
Natural raw material
Parts used
Rind, fruit zest
Extraction method
Cold expression

Tangy, fresh, soft, joyful.

A sunny, joyful scent that pops in top notes with a citrus vibrancy. This lively note has a fuller character than bergamot and dances delightfully alongside citrus notes. It is tangy yet soft and adds an acidic sparkle to hesperidic accords.

Production

The mandarin tree is native to China and grows as tall as 3-6 m. It was introduced to Europe at the end of the 18th century, and now grows in all Mediterranean countries. Italy and Brazil are primary producers of mandarin essence, which is obtained through cold expression of the fruit peel.
Origin
Argentina, brazil, people's republic of china, spain, italy
Iconic perfume
Rochas
EAU DE ROCHAS

If Eau de Roche was its first name, it is renamed Eau de Rochas in 1972. Built on a blend of citrus and floral notes, it is a pioneer in the eau fraîche family. Thanks to its success it became trans-generational, almost a family fragrance.

CITRUS / CHYPRE

History

Originating in China, the mandarin is said to have been named for the color of the robes worn by Mandarins, the senior civil servants in the Chinese Empire. The fruit is also offered as gifts to Mandarins during festivities. It was introduced to Europe and American at the end of the 18th century.

Did you know

Clementine trees were created as a hybrid of mandarins and bitter oranges. Brother Clément, from the White Fathers in Algeria, was the first to create this new species of seedless fruit, and named it after himself.
Although the tree flowers in abundance, these flowers are not used in perfumery. The scent of mandarin inspires imagination and creativity. It also combats depression with soothing and relaxing effects.

Some fragrances related to the ingredient

The Merchant of Venice | Murano

MANDARIN CARNIVAL

CITRUS
FLORAL / CITRUS
CITRUS
CITRUS
Acca Kappa

GREEN MANDARIN

CITRUS
Laboratorio Olfattivo

MANDARINO

CITRUS
FLORAL / AMBERY (ORIENTAL)
CITRUS
Escentric Molecules

MOLECULE 01 + MANDARIN

CITRUS
L'Artisan Parfumeur | Les Paysages

MANDARINA CORSICA

CITRUS / AMBERY (ORIENTAL)
Prada | Infusions

INFUSION DE MANDARINE

CITRUS / FLORAL
Serge Lutens | Palais Royal

MANDARINE-MANDARIN

CITRUS / CHYPRE
L'Occitane | 86 Champs Collection

MANDARINE & IMMORTELLE

FLORAL / AMBERY (ORIENTAL)
Jo Malone London | A Sardinian Summer

BITTER MANDARIN

CITRUS / GREEN
Jo Malone London

LIME BASIL & MANDARIN

CITRUS / CHYPRE
LEATHER / WOODY
FLORAL / GREEN

Musk

Bergamot

Sandalwood

Patchouli

Amber

Vanilla

Jasmine

Cedarwood

Rose

Vetiver

Lemon

Tonka Bean

Iris / Orris

Orange Blossom

Cardamom

Pink Pepper

Lavender

Grapefruit

Woody Notes

Leather

The perfumes that captivate you and the ingredients that brings them to life shape your olfactory profile. Here you can develop it. And because scents reveal your essence, you'll receive recommendations that fit your olfactory personality like a glove.

Sign up to save your searches, findings and our recommendations.