Description and usage notes:
This unique speciality ingredient derived from Cistus ladaniferus gum-resin, has been produced by the Synarome company (now part of NACTIS) since 1926, when it was introduced as an alternative to Ambergris Tincture.
Invaluable in many types of fragrance especially amber, incense and chypre types it contains a material similar in odour to that present in ambergris but is much more strongly animalic than the plain labdanum absolute.
Although this is quite an expensive product, it’s economical in use because very little is needed to get a large effect. It is very rarely used above 1% of the fragrance concentrate.
This is Synarome’s usage description: “Replaces ambergris tincture. A 1% solution of Ambrarome is equivalent to a 2.5% ambergris tincture. Very widely used as a fixative, this product also contributes to the development of fragrance notes. It can be used at 0.5% – 3% in a compound. 1gr per 40 litres of ethanol gives to ethanol a round note”
This extract contains the following materials that are subject to IFRA Standards at the levels indicated:
As a result it may be used in the various IFRA defined classes of product up to the levels indicated:
|Class 1||25,39%||Class 6||Not restricted|
|Class 2||33,01%||Class 7A||68,56%|
|Class 3A||Not restricted||Class 7B||68,56%|
|Class 3B||Not restricted||Class 8A||Not restricted|
|Class 3C||Not restricted||Class 8B||Not restricted|
|Class 3D||Not restricted||Class 9A||Not restricted|
|Class 4A||Not restricted||Class 9B||Not restricted|
|Class 4B||Not restricted||Class 9C||Not restricted|
|Class 4C||Not restricted||Class 10A||Not restricted|
|Class 4D||Not restricted||Class 10B||Not restricted|
|Class 5||Not restricted||Class 11||Not restricted|
Given the power of the material, in practice this means that there are no practical limitations on its use from these regulations. However if you are using other products containing the same IFRA restricted components it could be important to know what is there. In particular Toluene, which is prohibited from use in perfumes as such, must not be present at greater than 100 parts per million in the finished product.