Yves Rocher Secrets D’Essences Neroli

Yves Rocher Secrets D’Essences Neroli


The bitter orange tree is what you would call the “eierlegende Wollmilchsau” in German. It’s one tree that produces many different things for perfumery: neroli, orange blossom, petitgrain and orange oil.

Yves Rocher Neroli includes many of these notes: orange blossom, neroli, petitgrain and then some bergamot. There’s nothing in this scent that doesn’t come from some sort of citrus tree.

Okay, that’s a very technical description. Orange blossom/neroli also happens to be my favorite flower scent. Hot or cold, orange blossom is always in season. 🙂

Secrets D’Essences Neroli starts with a tart, zesty smell. The blossoms come out later, 15-30 minutes in. But it never really gets sweet. It always stays a little zesty, a little greenish. After that I don’t detect a lot of change anymore. Sillage is low; I think it stays close to the body. Longevity could be better, but I get five hours out of it. It’s just that sometimes the perfume is so soft you don’t notice it, but then you move and there it is.*

In a nutshell: for the Neroli lover aka me. 😀


*if you want this scent, but amped up to eleven, you’re looking for Tom Ford Neroli Portofino. 😉

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