Calamansi (Citrofortunella Microcarpa)

Citrus, sharp, bitter, mandarin orange, kumquat.

Origins

Calamansi (or Calamanzi) is a small citrus fruit that grows on a bush in the rutaceae family. The fruit is mouth-puckeringly tart. Calamondin (citrus mitis) is a very close cousin.

Extraction Method

Essential oil of calamansi is obtained by cold-pressing the peel.

Use

Calamansi is rarely used in fine fragrance, but when it is, it brings a dazzling citrus note to fragrant compositions.

Story

Native to southeast Asia, Calamansi, is most likely a cross between kumquat and mandarin orange.

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