Bon Parfumeur X Orange
Bon Parfumeur is a company that offers products 100% made in France. Although we don't yet offer an orange fragrance, we do have one in green orange, a primitive form of the citrus fruit.
This is eau de parfum 104 with green orange, hyacinth and ivy. A great plant freshness, like the scent of an ivy-covered vacation home. The liveliness of green orange is then softened by touches of jasmine and hyacinth. These flowers give the creation a green, watery effect. A racy, rich smell that ends with the trio of patchouli, amber and vetiver.
What does the word orange mean ?
Orange derives its name from the Persian word "narang", which has been passed down through various languages to arrive at its current name in many European languages. The etymology of the word in turn derives from the Sanskrit "naranga". This name reflects the long history and cultural exchanges associated with this juicy, fragrant fruit. As a symbol of vitality and wealth, the orange has conquered palates and imaginations over the centuries, spreading from East to West to become one of the most appreciated and well-known fruits worldwide.
In the beginning…
The history of the orange goes back thousands of years. Originating in eastern Asia, this citrus fruit was cultivated in China as early as 2500 BC, before spreading to India, Persia and finally the Mediterranean thanks to the conquests of Alexander the Great.
The Romans played a crucial role in the spread of the orange in Europe, introducing its cultivation to their vast territories. Over the centuries, the orange became a symbol of wealth, prestige and exoticism, sought after for its delicious taste and medicinal properties. Its trade intensified during the Great Discoveries, when Portuguese and Spanish navigators introduced it to the Americas and other parts of the world. Today, the orange is one of the most popular and widespread fruits, offering an explosion of flavors and vitamins in many countries across the globe.
The orange has its origins in Southeast Asia, where wild varieties have been cultivated for thousands of years. Its closest ancestor is Citrus maxima, also known as pomelo. Over time, natural hybridizations between different citrus species gave rise to the orange as we know it today. Its history dates back to ancient China, where it was cultivated for almost 4,000 years. From there, it was introduced to India, Persia and the Mediterranean basin, gradually spreading across continents thanks to explorers and trade.
Oranges are mainly grown in regions with Mediterranean, subtropical and tropical climates. Orange trees require abundant sunshine, well-drained soil and a regular supply of water. They are generally planted from seed or grafted onto suitable rootstocks. Tree pruning, pest and disease management are essential to ensure good production. Oranges are harvested when ripe, usually by hand, and can be stored or marketed immediately to take advantage of their freshness.
Oranges are grown in many parts of the world, mainly in areas with Mediterranean, subtropical and tropical climates. The main orange-producing countries include Brazil, the United States (especially Florida and California), India, Mexico, Spain, Italy, China, Egypt and Turkey. These regions enjoy favorable climatic conditions, with mild winters and hot summers, enabling orange trees to thrive and produce quality fruit. These countries are major producers both for local consumption and for export to other parts of the world where oranges are in great demand.
The orange planting process generally begins with the selection of suitable rootstocks, which are orange plants resistant to disease and specific environmental conditions. Orange seeds or scions are then planted in nurseries for propagation. After a period of initial growth, the plants are transferred to orchards where the soil must be well-drained and fertile. Trees are adequately spaced to allow good air circulation and easy harvesting. Regular care includes adequate irrigation, fertilization, pruning to maintain proper shape and pest and disease control. Oranges can be harvested from 3 to 5 years after planting, depending on the variety.
The orange development process begins with the flowering of the trees, usually in spring. The fragrant white flowers turn into small green fruits which, over time, develop and ripen. During this period, the trees require regular watering to ensure good fruit growth. As oranges ripen, their color changes from green to bright yellow or orange, depending on the variety. Ripening can take several months, and harvesting takes place when the fruit has reached its optimum size, color and flavor. The oranges are then harvested by hand to minimize damage, and are ready to be tasted and enjoyed.
The orange harvesting process generally takes place when the fruit has reached maturity. The oranges are picked by hand to avoid damage. The oranges are then gently detached from the tree and carefully placed in harvest baskets or bags.
Once the oranges have been harvested, they are sorted to eliminate damaged or poor-quality fruit. Quality oranges are then packed and prepared for transport to local markets or for export. Rapid harvesting is essential to preserve the freshness and flavor of the oranges, so that they can be enjoyed at their best.
What do you know about oranges in perfumery?
The process of treating and transforming oranges for perfumery begins with the extraction of the essential oil from the peel. Oranges are generally harvested when fully ripe, then the peel is carefully separated from the pulp. The peel is then pressed or distilled to extract the orange essential oil, which contains the precious aromatic compounds. This essential oil is then filtered and purified to remove impurities. Once obtained, orange essential oil can be used in the composition of perfumes, personal care products and household products, bringing its characteristic fresh, citrus notes. It can also be used as a base ingredient for the creation of new fragrances in perfumery. It can be used in perfumes to bring fresh, citrus notes, as well as in personal care and other products to give them a lively, energizing fragrance.
Orange offers a dynamic, refreshing olfactory profile, characterized by its bright, fruity notes. At first glance, its zest gives off a lively, sparkling scent, with energetic citrus accents and a hint of acidity. Then, the sweet, juicy nuances of its pulp reveal themselves, bringing a gourmand sweetness to the olfactory composition. Orange also gives off delicate floral facets, evoking white flowers and fresh petals. Its fragrance evokes a feeling of vitality and lightness, recalling sunny days and moments of joy. Overall, orange offers a pleasant, dynamic and sunny olfactory experience, bringing a lively, invigorating touch to fragrance compositions.
Orange is widely used in perfumery for its refreshing and invigorating olfactory properties. Orange essential oil, extracted from its peel, is appreciated for its bright, sunny citrus notes, which add a dynamic dimension to fragrance compositions. Its fragrance evokes freshness, vitality and joie de vivre. Orange is often used to create fruity accords, sparkling notes and gourmand touches in perfumes, body lotions and bath products. It can be used alone or combined with other ingredients to bring an energizing dimension and sunny character to a wide range of fragrance creations.
The olfactory accord of orange is a veritable ray of sunshine in the world of perfumery. Its sparkling, invigorating essence brings a pleasant freshness and fruity note to perfume compositions. Orange evokes vitality, energy and joie de vivre. Whether sweet or juicy, its luminous scent adds a touch of dynamism and luminosity to fragrances. Whether as a top note, bringing an initial radiance, or as a deeper, more sustained accord, orange offers a refreshing, sunny dimension, often evoking sunny Mediterranean landscapes and moments of relaxation under citrus trees.
Oranges are packed with health benefits. It's rich in vitamin C, which boosts the immune system and helps fight infection. Thanks to its fiber content, it aids digestion and prevents constipation. The antioxidants present in oranges help neutralize free radicals, reducing the risk of chronic disease. In addition, its vitamin A content is beneficial for eye health. Oranges also contain anti-inflammatory compounds, which can help reduce joint pain. Finally, its moisturizing and revitalizing properties make it an ally for skin health, helping to maintain a radiant, healthy appearance.
Orange has a multitude of uses. In the culinary field, it is eaten fresh, squeezed into juice, used to flavor sweet and savory dishes, or processed into jams, marmalades and desserts. In cosmetics, orange is used for its revitalizing and toning properties in skin care products such as lotions, creams and masks. Orange essential oil is also used in perfumery to create fresh, citrus fragrances. In addition, orange is used in the household products industry, such as cleaners, air fresheners and home care products, for its fresh scent and antimicrobial properties. Finally, orange is often used for decorative purposes at festivals and events, bringing a touch of color and freshness to various arrangements and presentations.
Popular orange perfumes...
• Orange Soleia by Guerlain: Orange Soleia is a fragrance by French perfume house Guerlain, released in 2019. This creation is part of the Aqua Allegoria collection, which focuses on fresh, light fragrances inspired by nature.
In Orange Soleia, orange is the central protagonist, bringing a bright freshness to the composition. The fragrance opens with notes of sparkling blood orange and bitter orange, which instantly give a feeling of vitality and cheerfulness. Next, the heart unveils floral accords of jasmine and neroli, reinforcing the luminous dimension of the whole. Finally, the fragrance rests on a base of cedarwood and musk, offering a touch of softness and hold.It's a fresh, sunny eau de toilette, ideal for warm days. It captures the bright, cheerful spirit of orange, while adding Guerlain's signature touch of elegance and sophistication.
• Orange Santal by Essential Parfums: Orange Santal is a fragrance by French brand Essential Parfums, launched in 2019. As its name suggests, this fragrance features a harmonious combination of orange and sandalwood.In Orange Santal, orange offers a lively, sparkling opening. Notes of sweet orange and bitter orange intertwine to create a fresh, sweet sensation. The heart then reveals delicate floral accords of orange blossom, while sandalwood takes center stage, adding a creamy, woody dimension to the fragrance. The fragrance finally melts into a warm trail of vanilla and musk.It's a bewitching, comforting fragrance, skillfully blending the freshness of orange with the enveloping sweetness of sandalwood. It's a fragrance that brings a sense of well-being and cocooning.
• Eau d'Orange Verte by Hermès: Eau d'Orange Verte is a creation of the French luxury house Hermès, released in 1979. The fragrance was designed by perfumer Françoise Caron.
As its name suggests, Eau d'Orange Verte features the green orange, which lends a unique, lively freshness to the composition. Lime and orange notes are combined with mandarin and mint, creating an energizing, refreshing opening. The heart reveals floral accords of jasmine and neroli, while the base is composed of patchouli and oak wood, adding an earthy, sophisticated dimension.
This is an iconic, classic orange perfume that has remained popular since its creation. It offers a revitalizing olfactory experience, ideal for lovers of citrus and citrusy fragrances.
• Orange Peel Cologne by Jo Malone London: Jo Malone London Orange Peel Eau de Cologne is a citrus aromatic fragrance suitable for both women and men. Launched in 2021, it features a top note of vibrant orange peel, a middle note of bitter orange, and a base note of cashmere wood. This refreshing blend captures the essence of freshly peeled oranges with a sophisticated twist, making it an invigorating and versatile cologne that you may like to wear for any occasion.