The Glory of Citrus

Citrus in Perfume

Citrus style fragrances have had a rich and colourful history, dating back to Alexander the Great. When Alexander returned from an Asian expedition, he brought with him citron plants to Greece. The first citrus notes were used in perfumery back in 1370, with the creation of the Queen of Hungary water. Citrus as a scent emerged in the 17th century with the birth of the world’s first eau de cologne – containing lemon, bergamot, petit-grain and neroli. Citrus style perfumes are known to be zesty and fresh and are desired in the warmer months and sunnier climates.