The bergamot is a small and roughly pear shaped citrus fruit indigenous to and grown mainly in Calabria Italy. Bergamot grow on small evergreen trees known as bergamots, which are produced from a cross of the pear lemon and the Seville orange or grapefruit.

Bergamot peel is used in perfumery for its ability to combine with an array of scents to form a bouquet of aromas which compliment each other.

Approximately one third of all men's perfumes contain bergamot essential  oil and about half of women's. Bergamot was a component of the original Eau de Cologne developed in 17th century Germany - in 1704 the bergamot was first used to make the now famous "Eau de toilette" from the bergamot fruit by scooping out the pulp and squeezing the peel into sponges.

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