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Grapefruit

Grapefruit (Citrus Paradisi) is the only citrus fruit that doesn’t originate from the Old World. Grapefruit is a relatively young specie, originated from the late 18th-century Caribbean, is most probably a natural hybrid between the pomelo and the orange, first bred in Barbados. This hybrid fruit is today listed as one of the “Seven Wonders of Barbados,” where Citrus Paradisi is still mentioned as the “Forbidden Fruit.”

This wonderful fruit comes in many colors, ranging from pale white to ruby red. What is common for all of the varieties is that they are rich in juice and have a tangy-sweet to bitter flavor. Grapefruit is mostly eaten out-of-hand or in the form of a fruit juice. It holds as one of the world’s healthiest foods, loaded with beneficial nutrients, antioxidants and phytochemicals.

 

Grapefruit is one of the most commonly used essential oils in perfumery. Extracted from the peel of the fruit. It is historically known for its aromatic scent and widely used in aromatherapy. 

 

A grapefruit smelling perfume comes across as a happy smell that’s very up lifting with its fruitiness quality. Although grapefruit is considered a citrus fragrance, it has a much more calming effect compared to other citrus’ like orange and lime. The tart, tangy, and bitterness of grapefruit gives off a dynamic scent. The smell leaves one feeling extremely sumptuous.

It is one of the main ingredients in a range of perfumes with a fine citrusy accord. Same as the rest of the citrus notes, grapefruit is predominately powerful in top notes, it lends a zesty and fresh start to the composition, and provides lively introduction to the middle and base notes. Depending on the sort of the grapefruit, the olfactory properties of the oil may very from bitter and sharp notes of white grape, to sweet, delicate and milder nuances of red and pink sorts. Recently, the grapefruit 'bitter-green-woody' nuance has become popular in perfumery as a variation of the classical Eau de Cologne theme and it is used for creation of both female and male perfumes.

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