Citrus fragrances for men

In this section, I would like to talk about the perfumes of the hesperidia family. These are very fresh and light perfumes. They are ideal for summer since they give off very pleasant citrus, lemon and bergamot notes.

We find the hesperidic family in what is commonly called Eaux de Cologne. They are easy to wear, subtle perfumes that will suit all male personalities who are looking for elegance and discretion in their fragrance.

Where does the term “Hesperide” come from?

If I tell you the garden of the Hesperides? It will surely remind you of your youthful years when you were introduced to Greek mythology.

Indeed, the term hesperide comes from these nymphs, the Hesperides, whose mission was to watch over the gardens of the Gods and in particular over the famous Golden Apple (which was an orange in reality). Thus, under the term hesperide, we find all the citrus fragrances, lemon and all the fruity, fresh and acidic smells.

The Greeks used to burn citrus and aromatic essences during festivals and ceremonies. They are at the origin of the perfume of the hesperidia family.

The composition of a citrus perfume

Citrus fragrances are fresh, dynamic and tonic. As said above, the main fragrance comes from the essence of citrus, but not only. Indeed, this family of perfumes includes bergamot which offers a very refined and green note. It also has a round and sweet scent.

Sweet orange, bigarade orange, tangerine, clementine, yuzu (a citrus fruit of Asian origin), as well as lemon and grapefruit are frequently used in the composition of the citrus family.

To soften the scent and bring balance, perfumers will add notes of verbena and citron.

The citrus perfume is definitely a concentrate of pep’s and dynamism, perfect for the active men.

The marriage of citrus perfumes with other olfactory families

Since the fragrance of the citrus perfume is quite fleeting, it is often associated with sub-categories: woody, floral, leathery …

It includes aromatic plants such as lavender, mint, marjoram, thyme or rosemary. This addition allows this volatile perfume to have a better holding.

The citrus scent blends perfectly with woody notes. We will find extracts of sandalwood, patchouli, oak that will give character.

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