What does bergamot smell like?
Bergamot has a citrus-like fragrance with a distinctive spicy-floral quality and is a prized perfumery ingredient.
Production is mostly limited to the Ionian coastal areas in the province of Reggio di Calabria in Italy, to such an extent that it is a symbol of the entire city.
More than 80% of bergamot comes from a short stretch of land there, where the temperature is favourable.
Bergamot is the colour of lime and comes as part of the orange family with a taste between a grapefruit and a lemon. It is slightly bitter and full of zest. Its fame as a food comes from the addition to tea that makes Earl Grey.
Bergamot in perfume
Its use as a perfume ingredient appears in some of the world most iconic perfumes that are usually in the fresh floral category.
Bergamot is used in perfumes such as Aqua di Parma, Byredo Palermo, Joe Malone Oud & Bergamot and Bergamote 22 by Le Labo
Le Labo Bergamote 22, 50ml - £127