Petitgrain bigarade (Citrus aurantium var. amara) essential oil/Paraquay

Petitgrain bigarade (Citrus aurantium var. amara) essential oil/Paraquay

Some plants yield more than one odor, which are quite distinct and characteristic. The orange tree, for instance, gives three—from the leaves one called petit grain; from the flowers we procure neroli; and from the rind of the fruit, essential oil of orange, essence of Portugal. On this account, perhaps, this tree is the most valuable of all to the operative perfumer.
The Art of Perfumery, by G. W. Septimus Piesse


Images of Petitgrain trees-fruity, flower, leaves

Petigrain essential oil from Paraquay is a pale yellow liquid displaying a potent, fresh, bitter-sweet, green leafy bouquet with a woody-floral undertone

In natural perfumeyr it is used in Oriental blends, floral bouquets, citrus accords, green notes, colognes

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