Ionone beta

Rated 5.00 out of 5 based on 1 customer rating
(1 customer review)


CAS No. 14901-07-6

Odour (decreasing): Floral-violet, woody, sweet, fruity-raspberry, green

Solvent: -none added

Manufacturer:  Givaudan

Main Synonyms: 4-(2,6,6-trimethylcyclohexen-1-yl)but-3-en-2-one, beta-Ionone 

See below for more description and documentation



Description and usage notes:

Still very violet but also distinctively fruity. As Arctander points out “There is some degree of disagreement between perfumers as to the ‘fruity’ note. Not all perfumers find it fruity, and the general preference for one Ionone over the other as a perfume material also seems to vary. The common viewpoint is that bera-Ionone resembles Cedarwood and has a Raspberry-like undertone, while alpha-Ionone is the more typical Violet odor, sweeter, and less green than the beta-isomer.” 

The beta isomer can be used instead, or more commonly alongside the alpha in many circumstances and appears in the headspace of many flowers, though in most cases as a minor constituent.

Arctander suggests other uses: “It finds its way more into fragrances rich in woody notes, including those employing newer derivatives of Cyclohexanol, etc. It is also more widely used in lipstick fragrances on account of its compatibility with fruity fragrance materials.” 

Jean Claude Elena, in his book Diary of a Nose, suggests that in combination with frambinone and fructone this material can produce an effective illusion of the smell of raspberries.  He says “Unlike cherries, which have more taste than smell, raspberries are all about smell … Adding cis-3-hexenol gives a sour, green quality, while geraniol will give a taste of lipstick.” 


Safety Data Sheet

1 review for Ionone beta

  1. Rated 5 out of 5

    cristoforimaurizio (verified owner)

    Of Ionones, in perfumery, are many, with the quality of the Isomers more or less pure. Beta-Jonone is a material that is very important. It has a floral, woody is very useful and also valuable when there is a need to add a slight touch of Berry fruitiness. Very good price for a material should always be in our “organ of Scents”

Add a review

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

You may also like…

  • Hexalon Product Image


    Rated 5.00 out of 5
    Select options
  • Koavone Product Image


    Select options
  • Dihydro Ionone Beta Product Image

    Dihydro Ionone Beta

    Select options