Description and usage notes:
One of this perfumer’s favourite materials for adding lift to a fragrance. Neat it isn’t pleasant though – dilute to appreciate – it is also easy to overdose, resulting in a synthetic, plastic kind of effect so this is a material worth practicing with to understand its usefulness.
Floralozone can be used to give a subtle, fresh lift to almost any fragrance when used in small amounts but it is especially useful in floral compositions – in moderation it is ideal for adding a ‘fresh-air’ note to fragrances.
Description from IFF: “Powerful, clean, green, fresh air note reminiscent of ocean breezes. Gives lift to fragrances without dominating due to its neutral nature.”
According to Arcadi Boix Camps, writing in 1978, “Melon-fruity products are playing a decisive role in the current evolution of perfumery. Let us mention cis-6-nonenol, with an absolutely natural and intense melon character, which could lead to important innovations in the future.
Moreover, dimethyl heptenal, called Melonal, has a very interesting fresh, tart odor of melon. It should be treated with care because its effects are very intense. Ethyl-alpha-dimethyl hydrocynamic aldehyde, called Floralozone, imparts an unusual body in perfumes for fabric softeners, where it enhances the whole perfume in a very surprising way. It is interesting in rose-muguet blends with a top note of rose oxide.”