When you think of a Bergamot fragrance, it can bring to mind some of the brightest and freshest fragrances and perfumes around. And although a staple in many perfumed products, it is still one people know little about.  So in today’s blog, we take a look at the spicy yet fragrant aroma of Bergamot, find out what Bergamot smells like, and take a look at the products that have that Bergamot zing.

what does bergamot smell likeFirstly, what is Bergamot?

Bergamot is a citrus fruit, native to southern Italy. Bergamot is found in teas, medicine, and as an essential oil. Due to its fresh citrus scent, it is found in a wide range of products, perfumes and formulations.

What does Bergamot smell like?

Bergamot has a fresh citrus smell. As a result, it adds a bright and fragrant element to perfumes and colognes. Bergamot is a classic note in colognes and is one of the key elements of one of the oldest-known colognes, 4711.

Created as a health drink, 4711 was very popular for its beneficial effects on the mind, body and soul. However, in 1810, Napoleon decreed that all compounds for medicinal use should list their ingredients publicly. The creator, Wilhelm Muelhens, did not want to disclose his secret recipe. As a result, he began to market his miracle water as a fragrance instead of medicine.

What products does a Bergamot fragrance work best in?

Bergamot is thought to be good for respiratory conditions. As a result, it is regularly found as a key fragrance in candles and diffusers.

Bergamot candles can offer an aromatic experience; lifting the senses and relaxing the mind. As a result, this bright and fragrant scent is great for creating an inviting room ambience. More and more people requesting fragrance compounds that include bergamot, especially in candle making.

In its essential oil form, it has been claimed that Bergamot can help keep skin looking youthful. Combining Bergamot with coconut oil can lead to softer skin. Several compounds in bergamot oil have antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties. Because of this, the use of bergamot in skin care products such as soaps, creams and lotions continues to increase.

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Our Favourite Perfumes which include a Bergamot fragrance*

We love a bit of Bergamot, so we thought we would share some of the best Bergamot perfumes that have benefited from a burst fruity fragrance.

L’Eau D’Hadrian by Anna Goutal

Eau d’Hadrien by Goutal is a Citrus Aromatic fragrance for women and men. Launched in 1980, this citrusy and woody fragrance was the winner of award FiFi Award Hall of Fame 2008.

Aqcua di Parma

Perfume house Acqua di Parma has been synonymous with Italian savoir-faire and refinement for over 100 years. With Blu Mediterraneo Bergamotto di Calabria, Acqua di Parma created an enchanting citrusy and woody fragrance celebrating the majestic Calabria and the Bergamot fruit found on its shores.

Jo Malone Oud & Bergamot

This perfume is proof that the versatile bergamot can produce a very different layered and opulent scent. Designed as a unisex fragrance, this fragrance has an aromatic profile of zesty citrus enhanced by warm wood notes.

Molton Brown Orange & Bergamot

Can there ever be too much of a good thing? In this example from Molton Brown, the fragrance is over-flowing with powerful citrus scents.  Perfect for reed diffusers, hand, bath and shower products and as a perfume.


Should you use a Bergamot fragrance?

As an essential oil, it is very versatile and blends well with a variety of other oils. For this reason, we suggest blending bergamot with rosemary, lavender or patchouli. These blends can create an opulent yet delicate aroma. This distinctive scent is one that our perfumers regularly use in both men’s and women’s fragrances. As a result, it is suitable for use in a wide range of different formulations and products.


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About Carvansons

Carvansons is a world-leading creator and compounder of bulk fragrance oil. We create fragrances for the cosmetic, personal care, household and industrial manufacturing sectors. As a global fragrance manufacturer, we create high-quality fragrance oil compounds, aromas and perfumes with a worldwide presence.

We are a member of the International Fragrance Association (IFRA) and committed to complying with all regulatory requirements. We apply the IFRA Code of Practice to the manufacturing and handling of all fragrance materials.

*Please note:  The perfumes mentioned within this article are just examples of products that contain this fragrance note. These are for reference only. We do not receive any commission for affiliated links/advertising.