Green, floral, fruity, citrus, leaf. Petitgrain from Paraguay has typical green notes.
It is especially used with floral, white flowers and orange blossom accords.
Obtained by distillation of the biomass with water, or steam. The essential oil is physically separated from the aqueous phase by decantation.
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Extracted part: twigs and leaves and historically, immature fruits (small grain.. in french "petit grain"). Standard yield: 0.4-0.6%. This ingredient is both convenient for perfumery and flavor applications.