About National Orange Blossom Day
The orange blossom is the fragrant flower of the Citrus sinensis. It is used in perfume making, has been written about as an aphrodisiac and is the state flower of Florida. It is traditionally associated with good fortune and has been popular in bridal bouquets and head wreaths for weddings. Orange blossom essence is an important component in the making of perfume. The petals of orange blossom can also be made into the delicately scented orange flower water, a common part of both French cuisine and Middle Eastern cuisine.