26 april 2018


Orange Blossoms

Our Eau Fraiche is perfect for this gorgeous period, as it is based on an accord of Tomato leaves and Orange blossoms.

It’s easy to see the orange tree in the gardens or also in the city balconies, not only for its delicious aroma, but also because it is a decorative plant that doesn't need particular care, and that can be cultivated anywhere because it doesn't fear the cold, though it is a typical Mediterranean plant. Many don't know that the tree of orange flowers was born from an intersection, probably between the grapefruit and the mandarin, but later it affirmed as an autonomous kind, the citrus sinensis of the Rutaceae family.

The flowers of the orange tree, as other inflorescences, are formed by differentiation of the apex of a spring whose leaves lost the “photosintetic” ability.
During this exact period the tree shows the marvelous flowers constituted by the white little petals. Often known as "the brides' flowers" because they symbolize purity and innocence, the flowers of orange tree release an intense and pleasant perfume. It seems that back to the times of the crusades the flowers were employed for decorating the suits of the brides and it is narrated that they were gifted to the brides as wish of prosperity. The flowers of the orange tree are used in perfumes and have also therapeutic properties, since from the flowers it is drawn a water known for being soothing and calming, a perfect remedy for stress and insomnia.

The flowers of the bitter orange tree are also used in phitotherapy for their digestive properties. Finally, only bitter orange flowers are commonly used in confectionery preparations to perfume and to make even more tasty cakes and sweets. Have yourself a Happy Spring!

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