Grapefruit (Citrus Paradisi) fragrance note or essential oil is one of the most commonly used in perfume making. Although the grapefruit comes from the citrus family, its aroma is somewhat different and, apart from the freshness that citruses are known for, it offers an energetic yet elegant feel that sets it apart from other hesperidic fruits. Its fragrant note is a lively and sparkling, sweet – bitter mix that gives a feeling of opulence and luxury. Like other citrus fruits, grapefr is often used in the production of perfume as a top note if it is a naturally extracted grapefr essential oil, or as a middle and bottom if it is a synthetic substitute that can last longer. As a top note, it gives a fresh, crisp, and exciting start to the whole blend of notes, providing a seductive and juicy moment to familiarize yourself with the fragrant composition. One fascinating thing aromachology has discovered for us is that women who smell like grapefruit are perceived 5 to 10 years younger in the eyes of men. Beat that anti-aging creams.
Grapefruit is the only citrus fruit that doesn’t have a long history. Unlike lemons, oranges, and tangerines, grapefr is a relatively young species, originally from the Caribbean, originated in the late eighteenth century. Grapefr was first grown in Barbados and is most likely a natural hybrid of pomelos and oranges. Interestingly, this hybrid fruit from Barbados is also known as one of the “Seven Wonders of Barbados”. It owes its title to the Reverend Griffith Hughes, a lover of nature who in the eighteenth century was in search of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, that is, the tree from the Garden of Eden. The unusual grapefruit fruits hanging from lush green branches reminded him of the famous, biblical Golden Apple – a fruit of wisdom, and knowing good and evil. This intriguing claim of Reverend Griffith led to the popularity of grapefruit and the belief that it was a sort of fruit from the Garden of Eden.
Grapefruit was first brought to Florida in the 1920s, where it is still actively cultivated. Today, one-third of this fantastic fruit is grown in Florida, while the United States is the world’s largest producer of grapefruit. This beautiful fruit comes in many colors, from pale yellow to ruby red. What is common to all varieties is that they are rich in juice and taste different, from sour-sweet to bitter. Grapefrt is considered one of the healthiest foods in the world, filled with useful nutrients, antioxidants, and phytochemicals.
Grapefruit essential oil is extracted from the peel of the fruit. It is historically known for its aromatic scent and is therefore widely used in aromatherapy. The composition of the oil and its olfactory properties may vary by species. The extraction method involves cold extraction of the peel of the fruit and gives a distinctly colored greenish-yellow liquid with a sharp citrus scent. The scent is reminiscent of sweet orange oil, but with a bit of bitterness. Grapefrt essential oil is one of the main ingredients of various citrus mixtures, as well as woody aromatic and generally summer compositions. Depending on the grapefrt color, fragrant notes range from the bitter and sharp notes present with white grapefrt to the sweet and sensual tones of pink and red grapefrt.
LEARN MORE ABOUT THE BEST PERFUMES WITH GRAPEFRUIT NOTE: The perfectly measured and distinctly masculine Terre d’Hermes by Hermes brand and the juicy, refreshing, and captivating Pamplelune by Guerlain House and the elegant and sophisticated L’Homme Ideal Cologne.
Other examples of perfumes with grapefruit note are: Jo Malone Grapefruit and Assam and Grapefruit from Tea Collection. The creators of these perfumes were inspired by the British tradition of drinking tea and bring a refreshing and invigorating scent of grapefrt. A sweeter, more delicate grapefrt note is present in the dazzling Pink Grapefruit composition by Floris. This unisex perfume balances beautifully with notes of pink grapefrt, grapefrt blossom, and sandalwood. If you are looking for a pure grapefrt note with no additional flavors, there is Antica Farmacista Grapefruit. This fresh, pure, and spicy perfume for women will awaken all your senses and encourage you to enjoy it and revel in it. Also, worth mentioning are D.S. & Durga Grapefruit, Creed Himalaya, Chanel Bleu de Chanel, and Hermes Jour d’Hermes.