Description and usage notes:
A very useful material of great power, best used in high dilution to give a boost to citrus and especially floral notes. It lasts around two days on a smelling strip with impact in a blend being highest in the top-notes but persisting through the heart of the fragrance and into the dry-down.
This material from IFF is described by them as “Odor: Concentrated fresh cyclamen floral note with intense power. Recommended uses: Fine fragrance, personal care, fabric care, home care, candles”.
Arcadi Boix Camps, writing in 1999 says that “Floral Super and geraldehyde … are extremely strong aldehydes and, as usual in chemicals with this structure, have strong citrussy floral notes that combine very well with other aldehydes, especially aliphatic, but also with products such as 4-decenal. I personally love these products and use them in small traces in all kinds of fragrances because they increase the power, radiance and elegance of them.” He goes on to assert that they are “far better than the aliphatic aldehydes” but also that those aldehydes are improved by blending with products such as Floral Super.
Typical usage levels are from bare traces up to about 1% but it has occasionally been used in ‘overdose’ at higher levels with success.