Bergamot fruit

What does bergamot smell like?

Bergamot has a citrus-like fragrance with a distinctive spicy-floral quality and is a prized ingredient in perfumery.

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 fruit tree

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

Bergamote 22 50ml eau de parfumIts 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

 

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