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Petitgrain Mandarin essential oil / Fruity, Green, Tangy, Floral / $30 oz Citrus reticulata

  • Product # 1292
  • Part Distilled leaves, twigs
  • Process steam distilled
  • Growth Method conventional
  • Origin Corsica

Leaving the ferry boat, you mount into a carriage or an electric car, and you find yourself speeding along a flat peninsula, through a quadruple avenue of the most magnificent and graceful date and sago palms, on a broad and admirably kept road, edged with the loveliest turf and flowers beds of dazzling hue; and on each side of the palms, and exquisite fringe of golden poplars, locust trees and eucalyptus, sheltering a wilderness of scented mandarin-orange and lemon trees, bananas and bamboos, every imaginable delicious fruit tree, and sweet and brilliant flowering shrub and plant--in short, a veritable Garden of Paradise!
Journal of a Tour in the United States, Canada, and Mexico
Lady Howard Winefred of Glossop


The aromatic characteristics of Mandarin Petitgrain essential oil (Citrus reticulata) are highly variable in my experience. Over the years I have procured samples from S. Africa, Egypt, and Italy and all of them shared a delightful fruity/floral undertone but often displayed a rather uninteresting green slightly rubbery topnote. The Corsican organic Mandarin Petitgrain though immediately opens up with a fresh, tangy, intensely sweet, rich fruity-floral note. It has exceptional radiation. A clear sweet fruity, green, tangy note remains deep into the dry-out.

In natural perfumery it is used in colognes, fougeres, chypres, oriental bouquets, tropical perfumes, high class florals, neroli bases, forest notes, geographical perfumes.

"In perfumes, the mandarin petitgrain oil is equally interesting, e.g. in fougeres, Oriental bases; chypres and in modern aldehydic perfumes. It lends excllent body in neroli bases...In pine fragrances the mandarin petitgrain produces a most attractiver effect of natural forest sweetness with oakmoss, pine needle absolute, coumarin derivatives..." Steffen Arctander- Perfumes and Flavor Materials of Natural Origin

Blends well with  african blue grass eo; amryis eo; anise star eo and co2; apple melange; apricot melange; araucaria eo; balsam copaiba; balsam gurjun; basil eo and abs; benzoin abs; bergamot eo; blood orange eo; bay leaf eo and abs; bergamot mint eo; bois de rose eo; cabreuva eo; cassie abs; chamomile roman/enlish eo and abs; chamomile blue/german eo and co2; champaca abs; champa white flower eo; champa white leaf eo; clary sage eo and abs; cananga eo; black currant abs; citronella eo; cognac eo; coriander eo and co2; frankincense eo, co2 and abs; clover sweet abs; copal bark co2; cypress eo and abs; fir needle eo and abs; geranium eo and abs; davana eo and co2; elemi eoguiacawood eo; grapefruit eo; how wood eo; labdanum eo and abs;lavender eo co2 and abs; lavandin eo and abs; lime eo; lime essence eo; lemon essence eo; lemon balsm eo; litsea cubea eo; mace eo and co2; labdanum eo and abs; cistus eo; neroli eo; mimosa abs; orange flower abs; genet abs; ginger eo, co2 and abs; hiba eo; hinoki eo; mastic eo and abs; muhuhu eo; oakmoss abs; petitgrain eo; pine needle eo and abs; pineapple melange; opoponax eo and abs; orange eo; orange essence eo; bitter orange eo; osmanthus abs; patchouli eo, co2 and abs; poplar bud abs; raspberry melange; rosemary eo, co2 and abs;strawberry melange; siam wood eo; tangerine eo; tangerine essence eo; spruce eo and abs; tonka bean abs; violet leaf abs; vanilla co2 and abs; ylang absolute; yuzu eo

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