Calabrian Bergamot

"Half Lemon, Half Orange"

Kalabrische Bergamotte - halb Zitrone, halb Orange

Bergamot (Citrus bergamia) is a hybrid of citron and bitter orange. Its shape looks like a lemon, and it's the size of an orange. The tree grows up to 3m high, and is partly beset with thorns. The blossoms are completey white. The bergamot fruit is harvested between late november and march - when it's color is bright yellow. The main area of cultivation is on the South Italian coast between the Tyrrhenian and Ionian Sea.
Bergamot is mainly cultivated to extract its scent, not, as one could think, to harvest edible fruit. Actually the fruit of the bergamot is hardly inedible. The essence of the bergamot is won by squeezing its peel. It contains over 350 aromas, and is higher in complexity than many other fragrances. To extract one liter of bergamot essential oil, 200kg fruit need to be picked.


The scent of the bergamot is clear, fresh, tangy and lemon-like. Its fruity-sweet accent has a refreshing aroma and activates body and soul. It can be used for male and female perfumes.


Bergamot was first cultivated in 1750. From that time, perfume industry was unimaginable without it. Its oil is, for example, a crucial ingredient of Eau de Cologne ("Kölnisch Wasser"). It is considered to have an enlightening, soothening and harmonising effect . It is anxiolytic, encourages confidence and liberates one from strong feeling of pressure.

Bergamot blends well with:

  • Rose
  • Orange Blossom
  • Lavender
  • Lemon
  • Musk
  • Ambra
  • Orange
  • Mandarin
  • Vanilla
An exciting perfume with the scent of the Calabrian Bergamot

The Calabrian Bergamot is the perfect fragrance for a summer flirt or holiday romance. It is an attractive fragrance, which gives you and your surroundings plenty of energy. It is impossible to withdraw from its fascination, and its diverse aromas makes it perfect for male and female fragrances. With its fruity-sweet accent it sets everyone in a good mood, and has a soothing and harmonising effect. It strenghthens your confidence and reliefs you from pressure.