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COLLECTION EXTRAORDINAIRE
NEROLI AMARA

The Néroli Amara spirit

Nicknamed “the perfumer’s tree“, bitter orange issues several essential fragrance ingredients, including neroli. This is named after Anne-Marie Orsini, Duchess of Bracciano in the 17th century, known as Princess of Nerola, a town near Rome. Totally in love with the perfume of Amara orange blossom (bitter orange), she began using it to perfume her gloves and her bath.

The Néroli Amara spirit

Nicknamed “the perfumer’s tree“, bitter orange issues several essential fragrance ingredients, including neroli. This is named after Anne-Marie Orsini, Duchess of Bracciano in the 17th century, known as Princess of Nerola, a town near Rome. Totally in love with the perfume of Amara orange blossom (bitter orange), she began using it to perfume her gloves and her bath.

The intention

For this creation, I tried to intensify all the emblematic facets that make neroli so exceptional. That’s why I combined orange blossom absolute with a trio of citrus fruits – Italian lemon, mandarin and bergamot.
Quentin Bisch, Perfumer.

The intention

« Pour cette création, j’ai cherché à intensifier toutes les facettes emblématiques du néroli qui font sa grandeur. C’est pourquoi, j’ai combiné l’absolu de fleur d’oranger avec un trio d’agrumes – citron d’Italie, mandarine et bergamote. »
Quentin Bisch, Parfumeur.

The fragrance

Olfactory family: woody floral citrus

Top notes: Italian lemon, mandarin, bergamot
Middle notes: pink peppercorn, cypress
Base notes: orange blossom absolute

The fragrance

Olfactory family: woody floral citrus

Top notes: Italian lemon, mandarin, bergamot
Middle notes: pink peppercorn, cypress
Base notes: orange blossom absolute

About the fragrance