Fresh, Sweet, & Sensual
“Neroli - noble and refined. At once fresh, sweet, and indolent - it induces a sense of serenity and contentment.” - Roja Dove.
Neroli is the name for the essential oil of the Bitter Orange tree, also known as the Bigarade Tree. The oil took its name in the seventeenth century when the Duchess of Bracciano, Princess of Nerola, used it in her bath water and to scent her gloves. It is invaluable, and is used in more than 10% of all creations. Native to Southeast Asia, today, the main production areas are in Lebanon, Tunisia, and Morocco. At daybreak, once the dew forms, the flower buds are carefully hand-picked. The blooms are processed immediately after picking to fully preserve their freshness. The fruits and green twigs can also be distilled to obtain an oil.