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Tuesday, August 3, 2010
Neroli Blossom & Orange
I admit it -- I love the fragrance of Neroli Blossom. Tonight is no exception. I am sitting outside at a birthday party. It is very warm & slightly breezy in Los Angeles, a typical summer night. All at once, I begin to smell orange blossoms in bloom. I look up and there are dozens of white blossoms overheard. For where we live, it is late in the season. My host tells me that this orange tree is a late-blooming variety. Now I am pulling the flowers off the trees and rolling them in my hands while I take in their fragrance -- my husband is pretending not to notice and the person next to me can not understand what the big deal is. Once home, I went straight to my studio to work on a blend to wear tomorrow. What struck me about the flowers tonight is how crisp and fresh they were - a very distinct citrus top note. Here is what I came up with.
2 parts Pink Grapefruit & Jasmine 1 part Neroli Blossom & Orange 1 part White Tea & Ginger 1/4 part Bergamot (optional)