The citrus fragrance family is a popular category of perfumes that is characterized by bright, fresh, and uplifting scents that evoke the essence of sun-kissed citrus fruits like lemons, oranges, limes, and grapefruits. These fragrances are often associated with summer, warmth, and energy, and are perfect for those who love a light and refreshing scent. Citrus notes are usually derived from the peel or zest of the fruit, which contains high concentrations of fragrant oils. These oils are extracted through a process of cold pressing, in which the fruit is mechanically pressed to release its essential oils. The resulting oil is then distilled to remove any impurities and blended with other fragrance notes to create a harmonious scent.
Citrus fragrances has notes that provide an immediate burst of freshness and brightness, but can be fleeting, fading quickly after application. To extend the life of the fragrance, perfumers often incorporate other floral, herbal, or woody notes in the heart and base of the scent. These scents are perfect for everyday wear and are particularly well-suited for summer months and warm climates.
Some citrus fragrances to check out: