What is Yuzu

Yuzu is a citrus fruit and plant of East-Asian origin that recently has been cultivated mainly in Australia, Spain, Italy and France. Yuzu is generally more popular for its kitchen and medicinal uses, however in terms of perfume it is loved by royals and celebrities. Yuzu oozes a classy fruity scent that stays behind long after you have left the room.

One unique attribute about yuzu fragrances is the ability to linger in the mind and memory of its inhale thus creating an impression on the mind. Together, we will look at what yuzu is, the origin behind it, and what you need to know about yuzu.

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WHAT IS YUZU?

Yuzu is a circle shaped and thick yellowish skinned citrus fruit with sour and acidic juice that is commonly used as flavoring due to its strong mint aromatic fragrance. Yuzu, which is also known as yuja, is a hybrid fruit known scientifically as Citrus junos. It belongs to rutaceae family and is cultivated in East Asia mainly in Japan, China and Korea. In recent times, due to it health and economic benefits, it is now being cultivated in other countries like America, Spain, UK, France and Australia.  

WHAT IS YUZU GOOD FOR?

Traditionally, Yuzu is a popular ingredient used in serving East Asian cuisines as gourmet flavorings in seasonings, marmalades, vinegars, pasteries, sweets, desserts, powders, jellies, beverage, tea, and sauces making. Yuzu oil is also used in perfume, cosmetics, and aromatherapy.

HOW DO YOU PRONOUNCE YUZU?

Yuzu is pronounced /ˈjuːzuː/

WHAT DOES YUZU MEAN IN JAPAN?

As a fruit Yuzu simply mean "citrus fruit, however as a male given name Yuzu means “superiority" or "long life".

WHERE DOES YUZU FRUIT ORIGINATE FROM?

Yuzu is a winter citrus fruit, widely cultivated and revered in Japan, for its variety uses in medicine and kitchen cuisines. It is recorded to have originated from the upper river basin of the Yangtze River in China and may have reached Japan through the Korean Peninsula about 1300 years ago before the Nara period.

WHAT IS THE SCENT OF YUZU?

Yuzu scent oozes a mix of orange and grapefruit with sweet and warm fragrance that is fresh, and light. This guaranties a zingy, juicy and sublime scent that will make a top pick for a perfect summer if you want to standout in the crowd and take the spot light.

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WHAT DOES YUZU MEAN IN PERFUMES?

Yuzu is a scarce commodity when it comes to commercial quantity. It is also one of the world's most expensive and sought-after perfume components with its mix of orange and grapefruit fragrance. Today, it is used as a top noye, middle or base note by many perfumers all over the world to produce fresh scents for men and women.

IS YUZU FRAGRANCE GOOD?

Yes, it is good, not just for its uniqueness or long-lasting fragrance but also for its mood soothing quality. Several studies have shown that yuzu oil has soothing effects that helps in reducing tension and anxiety. One study showed that, 20 women experienced a decrease in stress markers, mood disturbance, tension, depression, anger, and confusion for 30 minutes after inhaling yuzu scent for 10 minutes.  Another study showed that 60 mothers who were at the hospital with their sick child found that an aromatherapy room diffused with yuzu oil significantly reduced their anxiety levels.

WHAT ARE THE INGREDIENTS IN A YUZU PERFUME?

The common ingredients that are use in making yuzu perfume include: yuzu, organic grape alcohol, fragrance/parfum (all-natural and whole botanicals), yuzu (citrus junos), coriander seed (coriandrum sativum), orange blossom (citrus aurantium var. amara), jasmine sambac (jasminum sambac), frankincense (boswellia sacra flueck) and sandalwood (santalum album). It also include: Geraniol, citronellol, , citral, , eugenol, farnesol, linalool, alcohol, limonene.

For safety purpose, it is important to note that some of the citrus oils used in some yuzu high-quality perfumes can cause photosensitivity, so it is not wise to apply it to the skin before direct sun exposure. Such exposure may be cancerous and can damage the skin. As a matter of fact, the same caution should be apply to all perfumes since they are usually skin reactive under sun and so hazardous to the user's health. Perfume users are therefore advised to apply their perfumes only on their cloths or fabrics no matter the occasion and keep away from flammable positions.

Yuzu remains one of the best perfume scents the world has come to know.

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IS YUZU SCENT ATTRACTIVE?

Yuzu has an attractive and fruity scent with strong seductive aura. Its orange and grapefruit fragrances bring a soothing sense of companionship to its inhalers that send the wearer straight to the spotlight, leaving all eyes on him/her. Yuzu is not just a regular perfume; it embodies charisma.

WHY IS YUZU BANNED IN US? 

If we are referring to fresh yuzu, then yes it is banned in the US and therefore illegal to import into the US in order to protect American agriculture from crop diseases that are found in Asian. Regardless of the ban, those who need yuzu in the US can purchase it as it is now grown domestically within the country. However supply is scarce and yuzu expensive.

CONCLUSION

Yuzu is a unique and wonderful scent with its orange and grapefruit fragrance that exdues grace, class and charisma.  Its scarcity has made it one of the most expensive perfume notes in the world.  Yuzu can be used as a top notes of mandarin, tangerine, lemon satsuma, and ruby red grapefruit, middle notes of bergamot, and base notes of oakmoss; depending on the type of fragrance the perfumer wants to achieve.  Yuzu is used and loved by people of all works of life. Your fragrance collection won't be complete without it! 







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