What does Bergamot Smell Like? and other FAQs

What does Bergamot Smell Like? and other FAQs

By Damon Routzhan

What does Bergamot Smell Like? and other FAQs

You might have never tasted bergamot orange, considering their bitter and acidic taste. Perhaps, you might have seen a few of you have visited Italy’s southern region, as they are widely produced in the said region. It’s pretty much possible; you might have smelled Bergamot’s citrus scent before in various candles and perfumes. Read on to know what Bergamot is, how it smells, and from where it comes from.


WHAT IS BERGAMOT?

Technically speaking, Bergamot is orange, and it belongs to the citrus family. The pear-shaped Bergamot with green to yellow peel and yellow flesh distinguishes itself from other common oranges such as mandarins, navels, and clementines in appearance, bitter, and acidic taste makes it completely inedible. It is widely produced for its peel, which is used in various fragrances.


WHAT DOES BERGAMOT SMELL LIKE?

The Bergamot does have that familiar sweet yet tart smell like other fruits from the citrus family. However, its highly fragrant and acidic scent makes it very distinct and unique. The unique scent of earl Grey Tea comes from Bergamot itself. The ability of Bergamot to pair with other fragrances such as sandalwood, rosemary, vetiver, jasmine, and ylang-ylang makes it highly versatile. Furthermore, to enhance other citrus fragrances, you may also use them alongside different citrus scents, including lime, grapefruit, lemon, and orange.

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WHERE DOES BERGAMOT ORIGINATE?

Although the bergamot orange is primarily produced around the coast of Calabria in southern Italy, it originally comes from southeast Asia.


HOW ELSE IS BERGAMOT USED?

Thanks to its distinct, complex, and strong scent profile, the Bergamot is the most commonly used fragrance in candles and perfumes. The peel of bergamot orange is an essential ingredient used in Earl Grey Tea for its taste and scent. And for various applications, the Bergamot also comes in basic oil form. Some people use it topically on their hair or skin and add a few drops to their beauty products, and some people like to ingest a few drops in their beverages.


WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF BERGAMOT?

Due to its nature and variety of usages in various forms, it has become essential and relevant in recent years. Firstly, due to its citrus properties, it helps to boost your energy. Add it as an essential oil or burn a candle of it, thus helping in improving your mood. For some people, it’s essential oil topically and massages directly to help relieve muscular aches and tension. All in all, it helps in improving your overall health in so many ways.

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