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Everything you need to know about harvesting orange blossom

The story of orange blossom

A bit of history about the orange blossom harvest: the bitter orange tree, also known as the Seville orange tree, is a tree native to Asia.

Did you know that in the 20th century, hundreds of hectares in the Alpes-Maritimes region were dedicated to orange tree harvests? Today, in the south of France, notably in Grasse, the orange blossom is still harvested in May.

The orange blossom quickly made a name for itself in the perfume industry. Indeed, this tree, whose fruits are edible but bitter, produces highly fragrant flowers that have the power to satisfy perfumers.

As a delicate raw material, the orange blossom, whose buds are hand-picked one by one, is transformed into an essential oil called "neroli."

Its fragrance delivers notes that are at once vegetal, sweet, powdery, and floral, evoking childhood, femininity, and the sweetness of a summer afternoon.

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The benefits of orange blossom

Although orange blossom is prized for its fragrance, we especially appreciate it in aromatherapy because it has many benefits.

Indeed, the essential oil of orange blossom (or neroli) is known for its calming and relaxing properties.

At 100BON, we particularly like to use it for its sweet and gentle scent that reminds us of beautiful memories. You can find it in our fragrance "Neroli and Petitgrain".

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