Botanicals are important to us. They form the cornerstone of everything we do here at CRANBOURN®. We are constantly seeking inspiration from the natural world, discovering new ingredients from all across the globe. In our Botanical Spotlight series, we will delve into the scientific, cultural and olfactory roots of the key botanicals from our fragrance collections.
Vibrant, sweet and small, mandarins are from the family Rutaceae, genus Citrus and species C. reticulate.
The cousin of tangerines, clementines and satsumas, this well-loved fruit is a hybrid citrus. Sensitive to the cold, the trees flourish in tropical regions, and the fruit they produce is remarkably sweet.
This regal fruit is thought to be named after the vibrant robes worn by Mandarin officials and dignitaries. Gifting a mandarin at Chinese New Year is seen as a symbol of prosperity, fortune and wealth.