Definitions

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  • n. An essential oil that is extracted from the green twigs of the bitter orange plant.

Etymologies

French (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Entirely handcrafted to order—your name will be inscribed on the label of the bottle—perfumer Le Labo's Orange Blossom is at the heart of three of their best fragrances: Fleur D'Oranger 27, with jasmine and sunny bergamot; Neroli 36, a flirtatious mix of watermelon, salt, rose, mandarin and musk; and in Tubereuse 40, an energetic blend of tuberose, cedar, mimosa and petitgrain $200, store.lelabofragrances.com .

    Orange Blossoms

  • Cold-pressing the fruit peel yields bigarade, the essential oil of the bitter orange; distilling the twigs gives you petitgrain; and the orange blossoms provide you with neroli.

    Orange Blossoms

  • That's not all: Distill the leaves, twigs and flowers together and you have "petitgrain sur le fleur."

    Orange Blossoms

  • Of course the main ingredient is the neroli, freshened by the petitgrain Paraguay which is also tender and green and petitgrain citronnier.

    Orange Blossoms

  • I would love be included in the draw please...oooooh petitgrain!

    DSH Perfumes Part Five: Palace of The Sun King (And a Prize Draw)

  • He likes petitgrain, though I smell something in it akin to an ashtray.

    Frederick Malle Geranium Pour Monsieur: Perfume Review

  • For me, re-smelling it after years of not having it is kind of an olfactory time-machine: one whiff of the lemons and petitgrain and I am almost that teenager trekking to Hadley on his Raleigh ready to plunk down $20.

    Perfume Review: Christian Dior Eau Sauvage

  • However, on lesser scales, other petitgrains are also produced, which have a unique aroma: petitgrain lemon, petitgrain cedrat (citron) and petitgrain combarva (kaffir lime).

    Archive 2007-05-01

  • Other petitgrain essential oils are available in far lesser quantities, such as: petitgrain lemon, petitgrain combarva from the kaffir lime tree and petitgrain cedrat.

    Archive 2007-05-01

  • The petitgrain oils are often used in green compositions and in many cologne type fragrances.

    Archive 2007-05-01

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