A CITRUS AROMA TO MESMERIZE YOUR SENSES
The Bergamot is a citrus fruit native to the region of Southern Italy. Production of this fresh fruit is limited to the Ionian Sea coast areas, encompassing Reggio di Calabria in Italy. Almost eighty percent of the world’s Bergamot comes from southern Italy. It is so important to the region that it is has become a symbol of the area. Citrus Bergamot is commercially grown in the area of Calabria as the weather and climate offer favorable conditions for this fruit to survive in.
Bergamot is often referred to as the subtle fruit associated with a robust citrus aroma. Although it has this bitter orange scent, its aroma maintains a gentle yet complex nature. Citrus Bergamot offers a scent that is readily distinguishable from the multitude of other citrus aromas. The enchanting scent that can be discerned from the Bergamot is not only full of a vigorous citrus essence but also emits a floral, mild, and spicy aroma that’s not dissimilar to lavender. What exactly does Bergamot smell like? Close your eyes and imagine wondering through a golden lit citrus grove in the region of southern Italy; an abstract picture that will help you understand why Bergamot is such an evocative scent. Mugler’s ALIEN GODDESS fragrance makes use of the distinct version found in Italy. In addition, Citrus Bergamot is often used to create Bergamot essential oil.
THE BENEFITS OF BERGAMOT ESSENTIAL OILBergamot essential oil is the result of the mechanical manipulation process referred to as cold pressing. Citrus Bergamot are cold pressed to release their natural origin contents. These contents are then turned into Bergamot essential oil. In modern times the essential oil is extracted mechanically by machines that are the called peelers. Peelers take the Bergamot and scrape their outsides under running water to get an emulsion channeled into centrifuges for separating the essence from the water. As a result of this process, a water is obtained and a water-dispersed extract.
Did you know that it takes approximately one hundred Bergamot oranges to produce approximately eighty-five grams of Bergamot essential oil? Bergamot essential oil is also a key ingredient in skin care products as well as many wonderful perfumes. While it is used in cosmetics as well, it is a go-to ingredient in fragrances thanks to its strong citrus scent. Additionally, Bergamot essential oil is highly regarded by perfumers for its unique ability to add freshness and brightness to perfumes. The versatile nature of its scent enables it to pair seamlessly with most of the classic perfume notes.