Allyl hexanoate

Rated 5.00 out of 5 based on 3 customer ratings
(3 customer reviews)


CAS No. 123-68-2

Odour (decreasing): Sweet, Fruity-pineapple, juicy, fresh, Arak

Solvent: -none added

Main synonyms: allyl caproate; allyl-n-hexoate; allyl hexylate; vinyl carbinyl hexanoate, 

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Description and usage notes:

One of the key character components in the smell of fresh pineapple, this material is also useful to brighten floral and mossy fragrances and add realism to peach accords.

According to Arctander  it has a “Slightly pungent, fatty-fruity odor reminiscent of Pineapple, Rum, Arak, remotely of Peach. Less ethereal, but more natural Pineapple-like than Methyl caproate.” 

He goes on to explain that although originally a flavour material allyl hexanoate has become widely used in fragrances “as part of a fruity topnote complex in fragrance types such as Miss Dior, Intimate, Cabochard, Ma Griffe, etc. In combination with green and mossy notes, it may form a characteristic part of such fragrance types. It also tends to round off the predominant Aldehyde-notes in combination with Styrallyl esters.”

Jean Claude Elena, in his book Diary of a Nose, suggests that in combination with ethyl maltol this material can produce an effective illusion of the smell of fresh pineapple.  He says “This exotic fruit needs few elements to express itself.  A simple molecule called allyl hexanoate smells of pineapple, but also evokes some kinds of apple; there are sometimes tenuous differences between two smells.  To get the pineapple smell just right it is important to add ethyl maltol.” 

He also suggest it for the Red Apple in his “colorful basket of apples” :

3 reviews for Allyl hexanoate

  1. Rated 5 out of 5

    Ivan (verified owner)

    I love this one. It’s addictive. So fruity, sweet and yummy that you can’t stop smelling it. To me this is how Ally Amyl Glycolate smells at 1% when really dry. One or two days past.

    I was looking for a true pineapple smell, natural, fresh and juicy, that doesn’t have the typical galbanum or butiric notes associated, and definitely this is the right one. More natural to me than the Heptanoate, (which I found a little bit more green), and definitely stronger than Allyl Cyclohexyl Propionate. Top note for sure, and almost edible in combination with Ethyl Maltol 🙂

  2. Rated 5 out of 5

    localjshop (verified owner)

    Delicious. Powerful juicy pineapple smell. Very nice.

  3. Rated 5 out of 5

    focus (verified owner)

    A great fruit note from a heavy sweet juicy pineapple, which is fully ripe. In addition, allyl hexanoate has a slight cool note of an ice-candy, giving the weight of a heavy sweet pineapple a lightness and volatility to establish itself as a top note.

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