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BITTER ORANGE

Citrus aurantium amara

  • History

    Flowers of bitter orange are gathered exclusively by hand in the morning, before the flowers have opened completely. They are also called "Neroli", named after the enchanting princess Nerola of Rome, who loved the scent of bitter orange and began using it as a fragrance in the 16th century.

  • Location

    Neroli flowers used in flower water and in the combination come from Morocco. Those used in essential oil comes from Egypt

  • Melvita's Commitment

    The flower water of Neroli is renowned for its soothing, softening and refreshing properties. The essential oil of Neroli is renowned for its regenerating properties, to prevent the appearance of wrinkles and restore skin's elasticity. The combination between the beneficial effects of flower water and the properties of essential oil is particularly beneficial for fragile and delicate skin.