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Lemon in perfumery

Lemon, a citrus fruit from the citrus family

Like all other citrus fruits, lemon is part of the citrus olfactory family. Lemon offers surprisingly fresh fragrances, but also tangy, acidic. However the lemon notes are light, even volatile, they will therefore be found mainly in the top note. Lemon was initially mainly used in perfumes for women, but it is increasingly appealing to men. Lemon is part of many colognes and colognes. This is the case for Allure Homme Sport Cologne by Chanel. Here, the top notes are entirely citrus (lemon, grapefruit, bergamot, mandarins), therefore light and wasteland. The base notes (cedar wood, musk) bring a woody trail… For a surge of well-being.

The association of lemon and other olfactory families

Lemon is in fact present in citrus fragrances and in colognes. We can nevertheless find lemon associated with many fragrances, especially floral. As in Ange ou Démon, le Secret by Givenchy. Here, the lemon, always in top note is accompanied, in heart note by peony and jasmine. This perfume is intended for young innocent women, more angel than demon. Lemon also integrates perfectly with oriental fragrances, where it is always positioned as a top note. This is the case for Thierry Mugler's perfume Alien Sunessence. Here, the lemon is alone in the top note, which is very rare. It is accompanied by floral notes and frangipani flowers in heart notes, as well as white amber and woody notes in base notes… An ultra sparkling and solar fragrance.Lemon is also integrated into woody and chypre scents, where it likes to associate with vetiver and patchouli, as in Bel ami by Hermès.

A small yellow or green citrus fruit, lemon is an integral part of our cuisine. Thanks to its many therapeutic virtues, it is widely used, especially in essential oil. In perfumery, lemon is part of the citrus family. Initially, it was used extensively for colognes and colognes. Fresh and tangy, lemon blends in wonderfully with floral, fruity, oriental, woody or chypre scents.

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