Yuzu(Citrus junos) essential oil/Japan




Olfactory Properties of Yuzu(Citus junos)/Japan

The light green oil of the yuzu fruit displays a unique green, dry, bitter, yet sweet, juicy citrus odor which has some punguent/bitter grapefruit-like characteristics coupled with the sweeter aroma of the green mandarin peel oil. The combination of sweet, dry, bitter and juicy is what gives to yuzu its unique and distinct aromatic profile amongst citrus fruits. Even though yuzu is considered a top-note oil it has a finely balanced bitter/sweet dry-out that lasts for almost an hour.

Blends well with allspice eo, co2 and abs; anise, star eo; anise, sweet eo; artemisia annua eo; basil eo's co2 and abs; bay leaf eo; benzoin abs; birch sweet eo; bucchuu leaf eo and abs; cananga eo; cardamon eo, co2 and abs; carnation abs; champaca, golden abs and attar; cistus eo; citrus oils; coriander eo and co2; davana eo; fir oils; frangipani abs; frankincense eo, co2 and abs; galangal eo; geranium eo and abs; ginger eo, co2 and abs; jasmin absolutes; jonquil abs; juniper berry eo, co2 and abs; labdanum eo and abs; laurel leaf eo and abs; lavender eo, co2 and abs; lemongrass eo; litsea cubeba eo; melissa/lemonbalm eo, co2 and abs; magnolia lily co2; marjoram, sweet eo; narcissus abs; night queen abs; orange flower abs; pennyroyal eo; peppermint eo, co2 and abs; osmanthus abs; pine oils, petitgrain oils, neroli eo; ruh kewda; sage, clary eo and abs; spearmine eo; styrax eo and abs; tagetes eo and attar(genada); verbena, lemon eo and abs; violet leaf abs; wintergreen eo; ylang eo, co2 and abs

In perfumery would serve well in geographical/historical perfume, colognes, high class florals, culinary perfumes, winter season perfume, sacred perfumes




Interesting facts about Yuzu(Citrus Juno)

1. Yuzu (Citrus junos) is a highly prized citrus favored by the Japanese. It is about the size of a Mandarin orange, yellow and quite sour with a very fragrant rind, which is the part used in cooking.
2. The Yuzu tree was introduced to Japan from China over 1000 years ago
3. t is unusual among citrus fruits in being relatively frost-hardy, due to its cold-hardy C. ichangensis ancestry, and can be grown in regions with winters as low as -5°C where more sensitive citrus would not thrive. In Japan, an ornamental version of yuzu called hana yuzu (花ゆず, 花柚子?) "flower yuzu" is also grown for its flowers rather than its fruit.
4. The fruit looks like a bulgy tangerine and the leaf is interestingly compound, the larger leaflet being connected to the stem by a smaller one. Yuzu fruits are normally harvested in autumn while still green, although the fruits eventually turn into an orange yellow colour. Their aroma is clearly different from those of other citrus fruits - a characteristic tart, dry aroma reminiscent of green grapefruit with definite overtones of mandarin orange.
5.A traditional hot bath is enjoyed in Japan in which many whole fruits, most often wrapped in cheesecloth, float in the water. This "yuzu-yu", or yuzu bath is taken on the evening of the winter solstice. One of the most popular fruits in Japan, this citrus scent is said to inspire optimism and promote a sense of well-being.
6.This sour fruit is used almost exclusively for its aromatic rind and snappy zest. Use as a decorative garnish for clear soups. Add small slivers to a variety of dishes to enhance flavor. Simmered dishes love the presence of its shredded peel. Its astringent juice makes a very tasty contribution when used in sauces, beverages, confections and vinegar. Offering many subtle tropical flavors, this fruit creates a complex taste when sweetened to make a fruit flavored drink. Dried yuzu is sometimes combined with other spices. Its striking tree makes a lovely garden ornamental.
7. The body of the taepyeongso, a Korean traditional oboe, is often made from yuzu wood.