Neroli oil - from an Italian Princess to Spanish Prostitutes

Neroli, the orange blossom oil has a long a twisting legacy fitting with its exotic, yet citrusy scent.

The name Neroli comes from Anna Maria de La Trémoill, the 17th century Italian princess of Nerola, who made it her signature scent. She was said to have used it to scent her gloves and bathwater. In Victorian times, the main ingredient in ‘eau de cologne’ was Neroli along with lavender, bergamot, lemon and rosemary. This eau de cologne was considered a general tonic for the nervous system.

Furthermore, Neroli is said to be an euphoric and hypnotic scent. This may explain why it is said to have been warn as a scent for prostitutes in Spain. They wore it so they could be easily distinguished by prospective clients.  

And last but not least, it has wonderful healing properties for the skin as it helps with regeneration of skin cells and improving skin elasticity. So many layer to our ‘Neroli Forever Botanical Body Cream. 

Resources : The Directory of Essential Oils, Wanda Sellar & Aromatherapy, Daniele Ryman. 

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