Mandarin (green)

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.

Data sheet
Natural raw material
Extraction Method
Cold expression
Used parts
Rind, fruit zest


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.


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.

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Iconic Fragrance


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.

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