Iso E Super

Rated 5.00 out of 5 based on 12 customer ratings
(12 customer reviews)


CAS No. 54464-57-2

Odour (decreasing): Velvety, woody, dry, ambergris, old-wood, lemony. Extremely diffusive.

Solvent: -none added,

Manufacturer: IFF

Main Synonyms: OTNE, Octahydrotetramethyl Acetophenone, Patchouli ethanone, Tetramethyl acetyloctahydronaphthalenes

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Description and usage notes:

Original IFF manufactured material. Thanks to the iconic Molecule 01 from Escentric Molecules, Iso E Super is probably the most widely recognised perfumery chemical in the world. It is also incredibly versatile and widely used in fragrances of all kinds and applications.

Besides supplying its own odour, it aids diffusion and gives body and a thickening, velvety quality to a fragrance. Used in simple blends it can help almost any material to ‘smell more like itself’ enhancing the odour quality. This has led to a widespread belief that it has pheromone effects, though this is not supported by research evidence.

Can be used in relatively high proportions and may constitute as much as 20% of the finished product in some cases.

Iso E Super is one of a range of materials with similar properties, the weakest being Isocyclemone E (which we don’t sell) with higher impact forms available as Timbersilk (from IFF) and Sylvamber (from DRT), both of which are available from Pell Wall.


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12 reviews for Iso E Super

  1. Rated 5 out of 5

    jacques.blanchart (verified owner)

    We didn’t know about iso E super and were rather skeptical when puchasing it.
    It’s a fantastic molecule, revealing/enhancing the aromas of other components like musk .

  2. Rated 5 out of 5

    jacques.blanchart (verified owner)

    Using ISO together with hexenyl salicylate since 2 months.
    In melt and pour soaps and cosmetics.
    Gives a fantastic scent of white lily.
    Friends and family love it !

  3. Rated 5 out of 5

    cristoforimaurizio (verified owner)

    ISO and Super now is at the top because it’s his duty. Always. I congratulate Pell Wall because it is able to offer both commercial materials such as Iso E Super at great prices but also molecules that hardly can be bought in small quantities.

  4. Rated 5 out of 5

    cristoforimaurizio (verified owner)

    I love to play chess…and in the famous Grosjman accord I always like to think that Iso E Super is the KING, and Hedione, the Queen. So, Pell Wall, offering everyone the opportunity to give a checkmate of quality, economic and accessible to all

  5. Rated 5 out of 5

    DH (verified owner)

    Classic versatile material, of almost universal application. Multi faceted and perhaps somewhat indescribable, but, to me, ambery, woody, peppery, and balsamic.

    Reassuring to know that it’s IFF material too.

  6. Rated 5 out of 5

    Aboubakr Achraf El Ghazi (verified owner)

    The delivery was fast and the customer services was great. I was really impressed by the beauty of the samples presentation.

    Iso E Super is an other great aroma chemical.

    Ok, in order better use and understand this review, I am a scent lover but a very beginner in the natural perfumery –so far only as a hobby.

    To me, Iso E Super smells like a clean and elegant Vetiver EO. However, more woodsy and citrusy than earthy.

    So fare, I have the impression that it has more longevity that Vetiver EO, so, I like to add it to Vetiver blends.

    I also, like, to blend it with: Vetiver EO (< 4%), Ambroxan, , Hedione and some clean and diffusive musk like Ambrettolide or Exaltolide. This creates a, to me, great fresh air scent.

    The prise of this material is, to my opinion, very competitive. I bought a 100 ml bottle, it was a good idea.

    And yes, in 10% dilution it smells very very close to molecules 01 (from escentric molecules). Much more closer than a 1% Ambrofix dilution to molecules 02.

    PS: I am not an native English speaker. When using more that one word, I mean something around them.

  7. Rated 5 out of 5

    Ben (verified owner)

    Interesting stuff! Nice to play around with in compositions or added to oils. Created almost a pine wood smell when added to frankincense. Ordering timbersilk next for comparison!

  8. Rated 5 out of 5

    Philippe (verified owner)

    Very popular. I’ve smelt this many many times on people in the underground without realising it, but you simply can’t miss it once enlightened. The scent is that of human skin – a natural presence, not an adornment. In itself, vaguely peppery but still bland yet strongly present. Unknown in perfumery product before, I should think. Not even musks did this. Astonishing.

  9. Rated 5 out of 5

    Wincy (verified owner)

    Iso E super (alone)is smell very light and soft I had add with woody note after give to smell pop up very nicely ~ ?love it ~?

  10. Rated 5 out of 5

    wincynw (verified owner)

    Iso E super (alone)is smell very light and soft I had add with woody note after give to smell pop up very nicely ~ ?love it ~?

  11. Rated 5 out of 5

    christinerushphotography (verified owner)

    WOW. not only is this amazing value for money, but I no longer have to spend huge amounts of cash on Molecule 01! The scent lasts longer too. Today is my first day wearing it work and already 3 people have come up to me asking what the amazing smell is! Also thanks for the free sample you sent of another perfume which I also love. Amazing value for money and fab service!! Thank you 🙂

  12. Rated 5 out of 5

    dulcie (verified owner)

    First time ordering from this site and as an avid lover and wearer of Molecule for many years….well….I will not be buying Molecule 01 again but sticking to this simple aroma, love the quality of the Pell Wall product. Mixed a batch of it for myself transferred to an atomiser and wore it once before being hospitalised, after my operation and still in the hospital 5 days later, I was haunted by a beautiful smell it was intoxicating couldn’t figure it but drew comfort from it, it perfumed my room lol. Getting packed to leave on discharge day and grabbed my hoody …. yes it was me well the ISO E SUPER!! It only kept getting better with each day. 5 stars!

    Also excellent service from Pellwall. Thanks

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