The bitter orange tree (Citrus × aurantium L.), Grows as an evergreen tree and is up to 10m high. The first trees with the orange-colored fruit probably grew in the southern, tropical regions of the Himalayas or in the mountainous regions of China and have been cultivated for over 4000 years. Neroli is obtained from the flowers. Neroli 10% comes from Morocco.
The bitter orange has also been at home in Italy since the 11th century. Today, the bitter orange is mainly found in Egypt, Morocco, the south of France and Sicily.
Three different oils are obtained from the bitter orange tree, also known as pomeranian.