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Timbersilk

SKU: 518-10

Timbersilk

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CAS No.
68155-66-8, 54464-57-2, 68155-67-9, 915-730-3

Odour (decreasing):
(decreasing): Amber, velvety, woody, dry. Voluminous and diffusive

Solvent:
-none added

Main Synonyms:
OTNE, Octahydrotetramethyl Acetophenone, Patchouli ethanone, Tetramethyl acetyloctahydronaphthalenes

Manufacturer:
IFF


Description and usage notes:

A superior, higher impact version of Iso E Super. Higher in the desirable gamma isomer than Iso E Super, Timbersilk has also been enhanced with another high-impact material by IFF. Exceptional in candles but great in almost all applications. Description from the IFF Compendium: “Smooth and spacious natural woody note with refined cedar and amber facets. Timbersilk™ is an excellent foundation for producing strength, volume and tenacity for the majority of end use applications.”

IFF also featured Timbersilk as one of their promoted ingredients for 2017, describing it like this: “A rich Cedarwood foundation ingredient, Timbersilk has a slightly fresh amber top which evolves into a sensual soft woody dry down. Its complexity leads many to believe that it is a fragrance in its own. Utilized in high percentage for woody types, sets the foundation for Masculine and Feminine fragrances. Timbersilk is also widely used in deep florals, chypre, oriental, spicy, amber and vanilla types and has a very good substantivity on skin and fabric.” They go on to recommend some harmonies with other ingredients including:

In which they say it “provides the masculine foundation for this classic cologne accord that can be expanded into many fragrance types” Now that it has been released, Edenolide would be a better alternative in the above accord in the view of this perfumer. Describing this accord they say: “The combination of Timbersilk and Zenolide provides the foundation for this powdery soft white floral note. In addition to the small amount of Indole perfecting the white floralcy, Timbersilk minimizes the traditional harsh animalic character often encountered when using Indole.” The current batch has just over 15% of the gamma isomer (compared with a typical 8% in generic Iso E Super). One of a range of materials with similar properties, the weakest being Isocyclemone E (which we don’t sell) with a lower impact form available as Iso E Super (from IFF) and a higher impact form as Sylvamber (from DRT), both of which are available from Pell Wall.

  amber, Aroma Chemicals, dry, Fixatives, Ingredients for Perfumery, Liquids, Molecules, velvety, voluminous, woody,

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Acknowledgements

Descriptions

Each entry contains a short list of scent notes with occasionally other short commentary to assist those who may not have encountered the material previously to decide whether it is of interest: I recommend you make your own assessment of each and every perfumery material you use however.

After pricing, quantity options and other basic details scroll down for narative descriptions: these are intended to assit interested readers as well as potential purchasers to assess the uses and potential of the material in question.

Many of the descriptions contain quotations from the manufacturer of the product and in addition I have quoted fairly extensively from Arctander[1] and from Arcadi Boix Camps[2] – both independent writers and both highly experienced perfumers.

There are also some quotes from Bedoukian[3] where details of the chemistry of a material are significant and from Scent & Chemistry[4] the authors of which have taken an analytical approach to the art of perfumery that is unusual and very useful. Quotations have been included from the extremely useful teaching books by Calkin & Jellinek[5] and Curtis & Williams[6] and Surburg and Panten [7] as well.

Anything not identified as a quotation is my own opinion of the material in question and it’s uses, but I am grateful to many other sources and perfumers as well as the expert authors named here.  Please note that these descriptions are copyright of the author and, other than properly achnowledged fair use quoations as defined in English Law, republication in any form is not permitted.


[1] Steffen Arctander: quotations are taken from Perfume and Flavor Chemicals published in 1969 and Perfume and Flavor Materials of Natural Origin published in 1961

[2] Arcadi Boix Camps: quotations are taken from Perfumery: Techniques in Evolution, 2nd Edition published in 2009, but containing material written in 1978, 1985, and 1999 as well – where relevant the date of writing is noted with the quotations.

[3] Bedoukian: quotations are taken from Perfume and Flavoring Synthetics, 3rd, Revised Edition by Paul Z. Bedoukian, Ch.E., Ph.D. Published in 1986.

[4] Scent & Chemistry by Ohloff, Pickenhagen and Kraft, published as a book of that name in 2012, from which I have quoted, but also referencing updates on their maintained Facebook page . In addition this tag is used in the descriptions for other works involving the same authors, including:

  • Felker, I., Pupo, G., Kraft, P. and List, B. (2015), Design and Enantioselective Synthesis of Cashmeran Odorants by Using “Enol Catalysis”. Angewandte Chemie Int. Ed., 54: 1960–1964.
  • Kraft, P. and Popaj, K. (2008), Unexpected Tethering in the Synthesis of Methyl-Substituted Acetyl-1-oxaspiro[4.5]­decanes: Novel Woody–Ambery Odorants with Improved Bioavailability. Eur. J. Org. Chem., 2008: 261–268.
  • Kraft, P. (2004) Aroma Chemicals IV: Musks, in Chemistry and Technology of Flavors and Fragrances (ed D. J. Rowe), Blackwell Publishing Ltd., Oxford, UK.

[5] Calkin & Jellinek: quotations are taken from Perfumery: practice and principles by Robert R. Calkin, J. Stephan Jellinek, published in 1994.

[6] Curtis & Williams: quotations are taken from An Introduction to Perfumery 2nd Edition, by Tony Curtis and David G Williams, published in 2001

[7] Surburg and Panten: quotations are taken from Common Fragrance and Flavor Materials. Preparation, Properties and Uses. 5th Edition by Horst Surburg and Johannes Panten (Copyright 2006 WILEY-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim), published in 2006


Spelling

A quick note about spellings: this website is primarily written in British English - it is after all written by an English Perfumer - however most of the authors mentioned here and many of the manufacturers were writing for American audiences and published using American English: where that is the case I have, as far as possible, preserved the spelling used in the source material.  As a result there may be inconsistencies on any given page, but that seemed to me better than arbitrarily changing material in the process of quotation.


Quantity Options

We’ve recently had a change of policy - and bought some new containers - so now all ingredients are sold by weight whether they are solids or liquids.  Only the 10ml and 5ml sizes incorporated in kits, and a few inexpensive materials such as solvents, are still done by volume.  Even the 5ml and 10ml sizes will now be filled to contain 5g or 10g regardless of whether the material is solid or liquid.

Liquids up to 10g in glass bottles (where the fill level may vary as illustrated above), 30g and 50g in HDPE Plastic.

Those materials available in 1Kg are normally supplied in aluminium flasks similar to those used for the 500g size, though we do supply a few materials in HDPE bottles as well.

Finally please note that, with some 500 different materials and so many size options we don’t hold ready-to-sell stocks: when you buy perfumery ingredients we will prepare them to order for you.  This means that large orders can sometimes take a few days to prepare and also that we don’t offer refunds on ingredients, unless of course there is a fault of some kind.

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