A class of fragrances that are fresh, sour, and sometimes bitter; bearing the aromas of the cultivars that they are created out of. This particular olfactory group stretches back to ancient times, and still features a host of frequently used compounds and extracts in modern perfumery. Most of the fragrances from this group are based off of orange, bergamot, lemon, grapefruit, and tangerine, and any derivative that hails from these plants.

Often the hesperid fragrances are parted to specifically cater to one group or another, in the process capitalizing on traits to further satisfy said group. Tart and intense citrus are more often used in men’s scents, with floral notes being more prevailing in those made for women.