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Bergamot

Definition: Bergamot

I am not sure why, but I have been under the impression that bergamot — an ingredient I often come across in fragrances — is a spiny flower. Indeed it is, but did you know that the Italian and Ivory Coast-based plant also produces a pear-shaped yellow citrus fruit? (It is not, however, related to the bergamot herb.)

The skin of the fruit yields a delicate, yet spicy, essential oil that is found in one-third of all fragrances. It is also used to treat acne, eczema, and sebhorrhea. When it's not being used for its aroma, it can be found in Earl Grey tea (it aids digestion), insect repellent, and medications that treat urinary tract infections and depression.

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creepupmytee creepupmytee 8 years
it's really essential! :D
creepupmytee creepupmytee 8 years
it's really essential! :D
Baby-Girl Baby-Girl 8 years
I love the smell of bergamont. It's cozy and warm.
asilgrif asilgrif 8 years
It is the reason I drink Earl Grey on occasion. It is wonderfully uplifting and relaxing.
bailaoragaditana bailaoragaditana 8 years
I just know it from Earl Grey - I drink waaay too much tea. But I do like the way it smells :-D
ModernGraceKelly ModernGraceKelly 8 years
I know it's in a ton of perfumes...I love it. I always knew it was some kind of citrus fruit. I imagine somewhere between a lemon and a grapefruit? Only more intense in scent and taste.
LaU* LaU* 8 years
Even Marie Antoinette's perfumer used it.
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