Description and usage notes:
Description from Givaudan: “Ambrofix is a highly powerful, highly substantive and highly stable ambery note for use in all applications. The most suitable material for obtaining an authentic ambergris note.
Produced from a natural starting material, this chiral product contains one main high impact isomer.”
Effective from the smallest traces, through to 2% or even more and lasts for over a month on a smelling strip. One of the most useful chemicals in modern perfumery.
It comes in the form of fine crystals that will dissolve in ethanol and other perfume materials. Note however that at concentrations above about 5% in ethanol it tends crystallise out at lower temperatures.
Ambrofix will dissolve reliably in ethanol up to about 10% in a warm room, but it takes a lot of agitation: we don’t heat the solution (heating alcohol creates a fire risk) but we do use an automatic stirrer because it takes so long: be prepared to do a lot of shaking or stirring if you don’t have a machine to do it for you.