Sweet Orange is one of the ultimate pick-me-ups. And, a scent that eradicates the other scents. Sweet orange cultivars can be categorized into four distinct groups: round oranges, navel oranges, blood oranges, and acid-less oranges. Navel orange history suggests that the navel orange has been grown in the Mediterranean region for several hundred years.
The Portuguese probably introduced navel oranges to Brazil. 'Washington', the most economically important navel cultivar, is believed to have originated as a mutation in Brazil during the nineteenth century prior to its introduction to the United States in 1870.
It is this Washington Navel that is the basis for Demeter's Sweet Orange, a bright, sweet citrus scent based upon essential oil pressed from the peel of the fruit. Imagine peeling a beautiful enormous navel orange in the winter and that cloud of zest that sprays into the air when you tear the peel; that is Demeter Fragrance Library Sweet Orange.