CAS No. 70788-30-6

Odour (decreasing): Dry-wood, driftwood, animal, amber, sandalwood

Solvent: – ethanol 50%, but see below for option to have the pure product.

Manufacturer: IFF

Main Synonyms: 1-(2,2,6-trimethylcyclohexyl)hexan-3-olTimber propanol; Timberol 

See below for more description and documentation



Description and usage notes:

Recently released by IFF Karmawood shares a CAS number with the very similar Norlimbanol, though it isn’t quite as powerful it has the advantage of being somewhat cheaper (depending on quantity less than half the price).  Although it is the same molecule and produced to a similar purity, while Norlimbanol is 95% the trans isomer, Karmawood is 65%, which also makes it a bit easier to melt if it solidifies and fractionally more floral in odour.

More detail on usage is given in the Norlimbanol entry, however IFF describe their product like this: “A substantive woody, powdery amber, creamy sandalwood note that adds strength and tenacity to fragrances.”  They recommend usage levels from traces up to 3% and suggest it gives good performance in candles, very good in detergents, fabric conditioners, soaps, shower gels and the like, with excellent performance in fine fragrance.  Some demonstration formulae are included in the linked pdf.

This is solid at room temperature but melts at about 50 Centigrade – so by default it is supplied at 50% in ethanol – if you prefer pure we make a small additional charge to melt it for you but the price of the material itself is the same – please indicate your preference in the box at checkout.  Note that you only need to pay the melting charge once however much Karmawood you’re buying.


Demonstration Formulae – this document contains several demo formulae that were presented by IFF at the World Perfumery Congress in 2014 where Karmawood and Bergamal were showcased.

Safety Data Sheet


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