Description and usage notes:
Sweet, floral (as in lilac), herbal, woody. Similar to linalool but very stable and does not have to be declared on labels. Less rosewood and more lilac in character.
Arctander points out that this material has been around for a very long time but, in the late 1960s, was only just begining to be appreciated: “After many years of rather unsuccessful existence, the material has finally caught the interest of perfumers to a greater extent, and the price of the title material has reached a more attractive level. As a major component in delicate floral fragrance types, Muguet, Lily, Lilac, Mimosa, variations of Rose and Jasmin, etc. it has repeatedly confirmed its pleasant effects and good stability. It is also used in Lavender compositions, Chypres, Fougeres, etc. as a modifier/blender, and its mild odor makes it almost universally applicable.”