Description and usage notes:
A good quality, sweet orange oil. It differs from our Californian oil in being more aldehydic in character and slightly longer lasting.
Sweet orange oil is one of the most widely used natural products in perfumery and an essential of the palette. A classic top note, sweet orange oil is one of the most versatile, fresh top-note materials but, particularly on skin, it doesn’t last very long . To increase longevity and counter the sweetness of this oil, think about adding a touch of Citrolate or Citroasis base. For a very long lasting orange note the Givaudan base Orange Power Givco is also a good option.
Arctander: “Expressed sweet orange oil is a pale orange-yellow to dark orange or olive-orange, occasionally brownish-orange colored mobile liquid which has a sweet, light and fresh, fruity-aldehydic odor and flavor, distinctly reminiscent of the odor from a scratched sweet orange peel.”
This particular oil, from Brazil, is mechanically expressed from the fruit prior to juice extraction and is a light orange-yellow colour.