What we know as “geranium” in perfumery, is in fact one of over 200 varieties of pelargonium, Pelargonium Graveolens or rose-scented geranium.
Originating from South Africa this variety has been a major success for us at Parterre. We are very proud that it was one of the first perfume crops we grew at Keyneston Mill, our Dorset home. The oil we produced received a resounding 10 out of 10 from our team of perfume experts when they reviewed it. In fact, one team member suggested we grow 50 acres of geranium!
Geranium oil has a definite rose scent. But it also has a citrus, slightly minty freshness with additional earthiness.
As you would expect, geranium oil has a definite rose scent. But it also has a citrussy, slightly minty freshness with additional earthiness. This gives it a contemporary edge. And this is the reason why it is frequently used by perfumers, either on its own or blended with rose absolute.
Beautiful Rich Rose …
Why not try our Tribute to Edith eau de parfum, which features our home-grown geranium. It’s a rich sensuous fragrance with a modern twist. This seems to have caught the imagination of many perfume fans.