Van Cleef & Arpels Néroli Amara
Nicknamed “the perfumer’s tree“, bitter orange issues several essential fragrance ingredients, including neroli. This is named after Anne-Marie Orsini, Duchess of Bracciano in the 17th century, known as Princess of Nerola, a town near Rome. Totally in love with the perfume of Amara orange blossom (bitter orange), she began using it to perfume her gloves and her bath.
“For this creation, I tried to intensify all the emblematic facets that make neroli so exceptional. That’s why I combined orange blossom absolute with a trio of citrus fruits – Italian lemon, mandarin and bergamot."
Quentin Bisch, Perfumer.