Phenyl Propyl Aldehyde

CAS No. 104-53-0

Odour (decreasing): Green, fresh, dead-leaves, aldehydic, floral, watery

Solvent: -none added

Main synonyms: 3-phenylpropanal; benzylacetaldehyde; dihydrocinnamaldehyde; Phenyl Propyl Aldehyde; phenyl propionaldehyde; phenyl propional



Description and usage notes:

Unusual fresh, clean ‘dead-leaves’ note of surprising persistence. Best used in low doses this once popular material has rather fallen out of fashion and is therefore rarely offered.

Arctander offers this: “Balsamic-green, oily-earthy odor with warm-spicy undertones and moderate tenanacity…  This aldehyde is used quite commonly in perfume compositions, including soap pefumes. As a modifier in Hyacinth, Rose, Lilac, Heliotrope, Sweet Pea, Frangipanni, etc. or as a novel note in Fougere-spice or Bay-spice odors, it may enter a formulation at the rate of several percent. It does not have the penetrating, pungent power of Phenylacetaldehyde, but it has more of a warm-spicy, deep sweetness, and it is considerably more stable than Phenylacetaldehyde. The aldehyde is of special interest as an undertone in Rose bases. Traces are used in various berry compositions, Cherry, Almond, Cinnamon, Peach, Plum, etc. to lend a modified and more attractive ‘Bitter Almond’ note than the one supplied by Benzaldehyde alone.“


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