ner·o·li oil ˈner-ə-lē-
: a fragrant pale yellow essential oil obtained from flowers chiefly of the sour orange and used especially in cologne and as a flavoring
Recent Examples on the Web Spiced pink pepper carries this warm fragrance, followed by a swirl of neroli oil, rum, vanilla, and smoky tobacco leaf that meld to create a round, complex scent. —Cai Cramer, Peoplemag, 29 Sep. 2022 Conversely, there’s the unexpectedly spicy Tom Ford Lost Cherry, or Maison Margiela’s Jazz Club, which features notes of pepper, neroli oil, and rum. —Kiana Murden, Vogue, 1 Apr. 2022 After the girls spelled two words correctly each — fidibus, haltere, nepeta and fewtrils — Thummala faltered on neroli oil, leaving Avant-garde the opportunity to claim the title. —Victoria Albert, CBS News, 9 July 2021
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