Rated 5.00 out of 5 based on 2 customer ratings
(2 customer reviews)


CAS No. 37609-25-9

Odour (decreasing): Musk, sweet, powdery, animalic. Powerful

Solvent: -none added

Manufacturer (if known): Givaudan

Main Synonyms: Ambretone; 5-cyclohexadecenone; (5Z)-cyclohexadec-5-en-1-one; cyclohexadec-5-enone;  Musk TM II

See below for more description and documentation



Description and usage notes:

This is a highly effective musk even in small doses, velvety smooth with a distinctive powdery dry-down and ability to add volume to a fragrance.

Like Ambrettolide or Exaltone it can be used to enhance other musks and is great with Romandolide and Ethylene brassylate.

Description from Givaudan: “Velvione is an exceptional product: a powdery macrocyclic musk that is powerful, highly substantive and stable, as well as biodegradable. Velvione has a nitro-musk aspect that is not found either in other commonly used macrocyclic musks, nor in polycyclic musks. Velvione is excellent in all applications, including fine fragrance, where it adds a powdery volume and musky softness.”

Typical use level can vary from as little as 0.1% in the fragrance compound right up to 100% as for example in Velviona from Helmut Lang in 2001, which contains no other fragrance ingredients at all.

If you’re considering buying this material you may like to look at the reviews tab and we would particularly draw your attention to the detailed review by EM.

Velvione will solidify at lower room temperatures but requires only gentle warming to return it to a liquid state.

Note that this 16 carbon ring, macrocyclic musk is the same molecule as Ambretone (by Takasago) but although very similar to Globanone (by Symrise) the latter is a different isomer, less intense and lacking the nitro-musk character typical of Velvione, which is however also present in the related Cosmone.


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2 reviews for Velvione

  1. Rated 5 out of 5

    EM (verified owner)

    One of the finest musk products available.

    Relatively expensive but a little goes a long way. I always have Velvione in my stick as I feel it is indispensable.

    Not as expensive as some other musk products and as such, adding even a small % (0.5%) can transform a formula and helps create a luxe sensation.

    The applications for Velvione are extensive; Amber accords, green accords, floral, white musk, citrus pretty much any accord imaginable can be helped along a little with even a small amount of Velvione.

    Buy this… You won’t be disappointed!!

  2. Rated 5 out of 5

    thefragrantmind (verified owner)

    Luxury, velvet, powder, elegance, musk…just a few adjectives to describe the profile of this truly irreplaceable material.
    Just like the previous reviewer, I always try to have it in stock as even a few drops will transform the composition.

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