What Is Bergamot?
Bergamot is a fruity citrus scent with mild spicy and floral undertones.
Bergamot is the oil expression product from the citrus rinds of the Citrus Bergamia tree. The word “bergamot” has origins rooted in the Turkish word “beg-armudi”, meaning the prince’s pear, as well as origins from the city of Bergamo in Italy.
Bergamot is commonly used as a top note to add vibrance to the fragrance.
As bergamot oil is a scent derived from the rinds of the bergamot fruit, it is a natural raw material.
Bergamot has a fresh and citrus scent profile, similar to the scent of orange with the roundness and floral notes of lemon.
Variations of Bergamot in Perfumery:
What Fragrance Family is Bergamot in?
Bergamot is found in the Fresh fragrance family, but more specifically the Citrus fragrance sub-family.