We’ve noticed yuzu turning up in quite a few fragrance compositions lately. It’s a citrus note, often found as part of a zesty blend in colognes. (Latin name: Citrus junos.) The extract comes from the peel of the fruit, and is grapefruit-y and ‘green’ at the same time. Quite aside from its uplifting qualities, yuzu is very useful to perfumers because it prolongs the life of other citrus notes, whose delicious freshness doesn’t tend to linger for long.
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