Oils from zests like lemon, bergamot, lime, tangerine, grapefruit or bitter orange fruits are characterized by a refreshing, tangy scent. Citrus ingredients impart clean and bright notes when added to the top notes of a fragrance. Citrus essential oils are most often obtained by a process called expression where the skin is pressed to extract the oil encapsulated in each bump you can see at the surface of the fruit. Citrus oils are fragile and easily deteriorated by heat. Great quality essences are expensive but they provide an unmatched freshness and natural touch to the blends and are well worth the expense.
Parisian by birth, American by choice, Fred Jacques was trained at the renowned Roure School of Perfumery in Grasse (now Givaudan). An evaluator by passion and by trade, Fred has managed the Fine Fragrance divisions of some recognized Fragrance Houses before deciding to start his own venture with a group of friends and former colleagues: The Society of Scent with its own Fragrance Creation Laboratory and perfumery team. Totally passionate about fragrances and Scent in general, Fred sees the challenges that the industry is currently facing as an incredible opportunity for innovation and for a new narrative based on transparency, education, and products that deliver against the promise of emotion and elevation.