Orange Blossom, Amber, Vanilla
High above the lush Italian countryside, splashed with vineyards and windy roads, Marie-Anne de Tremoille, princess of Nerola, Italy, wrote letters in the castle garden, under the graceful shade of an orange tree. She adored the spicy refreshing scent of the tree’s angel-white blossoms, and collected a basket to bring to the local distiller. Once the oil was ready, the Princess of Nerola joyfully anointed her white gloves with the fragrance. Neroli oil became so popular that it dominated the fashionable perfumes of the 18th century.