Description and usage notes:
A good quality, ordinary, sweet orange oil. 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 fleeting elements, typically lasting only a few minutes on the skin. To increase longevity and counter the sweetness of this oil, think about adding a touch of Citrolate or Citroasis base.
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 California, USA is mechanically expressed from the fruit prior to juice extraction and is a light orange-yellow colour.