Bergamot, a cornerstone in perfumery, is a fragrant citrus fruit (similar to lime) predominantly grown in the Calabrian region of Italy.
With its distinct profile, bergamot captures the essence of sun-drenched Italian orchards, infusing perfumes with a refreshing yet complex aroma.
Bergamot is typically a Top Note in the fragrance pyramid, renowned for its ability to provide an immediate burst of freshness. It belongs to the citrus group of notes.
- Slightly Sweet
What Does Bergamot Smell Like?
The smell of bergamot has always struck me as a scent that perfectly balances opposites. It’s predominantly citrusy, yet there’s an unexpected earthy depth to it.
The slight sweetness and a subtle floral and spicy undertone make it intriguingly complex. Whenever I catch a hint of bergamot in a fragrance, it feels fresh and elegant.
Bergamot’s unique character allows it to blend seamlessly with various notes, adding a sophisticated freshness to any scent.
- Lavender: For a soothing, aromatic charm.
- Patchouli: Creating an earthy, rich base.
- Rose: Adding a soft, floral touch.
- Sandalwood: For a creamy, woody depth.
- Vetiver: Enhancing with a smoky, grassy edge.