Monthly Archives: November 2012

The Secret of Neroli: Aromessence Neroli

Essential Oil of Neroli is derived from the blossom of the Seville orange tree. Its feminine, fresh, youthful and pure fragrance is named after a noblewoman, the Duchess of Neroli. It stimulates cell regeneration and is said to promote restful sleep, primarily due to its soothing effect on the nervous system. A symbol of purity and at the same time reputed to be an aphrodisiac. This might explain why orange tree blossom is used in boutiques and garlands at weddings.

In Sicily, when the orange trees are in blossom, the island’s inhabitants are said to become “drunk on love!” Its yield is low: it takes one entire ton of orange blossom to produce just 2.2 lbs. of pure Neroli Essential Oil!

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The Secret of Rose: Aromessence Rose d’Orient

Marvellous, captivating and romantic, the Rose is the queen of flowers and has been revered and admired for centuries. With more than 250 different species of Roses, there are thousands of varieties to choose from. It represents beauty and perfection.

There are many ‘legends’ telling the story of the Rose. According to a Turkish legend, a nightingale, overcome with passion for the fragrance of a white Rose, leaned so hard on the Rose bush that the thorns pierced his skin and the little bird’s blood turned the white flowers red.

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