Le Bigaradier and its fragrant gifts
Explore the gifts from "Le bigaradier" also known as Citrus Aurantium or the bitter orange tree - the source of neroli, orange blossom, petitgrain and bigarade in perfumery. All these materials come from the same plant.
Neroli oil is the product of steam distillation of the flowers. Orange blossom absolute also comes from flowers but via a much more gentle volatile chemicals extraction. Even though both materials come from the same part of the plant they smell very different. Neroli has a bitter green floral profile, whereas orange blossom is a honeyed heady floral story.
Petitgrain is the product of steam distillation of the twigs and leaves. The bigarade oil comes from cold mechanical extraction of the fruit.
For this edit we selected perfumes that perfectly illustrate these wonderful gifts from Citrus Aurantium and which ill take you on a fragrant journey through the Le Bigaradier kingdom.