Bergamot essence varies according to its origin (Calabria being the favorite) and is the well-known scent of Earl Grey tea. "Bergamot boxes" are representative of 18th century popular art from the region of Grasse. They were made from bergamot rind, covered with a light cardboard skin, then painted with motifs and varnished. Women loved these precious, very fragrant containers, which would adorn boudoirs and dressing tables.
Bergamot essential oil is greatly valued in perfumery for its fresh and delicate scent. In aromatherapy, it has sedative and anti-inflammatory properties.