Tangerine

How did the tangerine get its name?  This is, after all, a kind of mandarin:  sweet, honeyed and with lots of uplifting zest in its bright orange skin.  Tangerine was named after Tangier in Morocco, which has been exporting tangerines since 1841.  Tangerine and mandarin are basically interchangeable:  their zestiness is instantly cheering – sweet, fruity, citrussy, with hints of neroli – and just what perfumers often look for to ‘lift’ the overture of a scent.  As perfumer Christine Nagel explains, ‘I like to use tangerine in many different structures for its fizzy, joyful, luminous effect in a fragrance.’

Smell tangerine in:

Boucheron Boucheron
Frederic Malle Musc Ravageur
Givenchy Eaudemoiselle de Givenchy
Viktor & Rolf Flowerbomb

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