Description and usage notes:
Fruity-apple and sweet tropical-fruit note, more tenacious than many of the fruity acetates, sometimes described as wine-like or having a cooked strawberries odour.
This is what Arctander says of this material: “This ketal type of chemical has found some use in perfume compositions where a certain deep-fruity note is desirable along with a floral complex. Jasmin, Tuberose, Gardenia and many other floral bases, spicy fragrances, etc. can achieve new and interesting ‘lifts’ from this material, which has an overall effect resembling that of the alkyl-substituted Cyclo-pentenones and their homologues.”
Jean Claude Elena, in his book Diary of a Nose, suggests that in combination with Ethyl Maltol and, optionally, methyl anthranilate, this material can create the illusion of the smell of strawberries.
He says “As an apprentice perfumer, I learned that the smell of strawberries could be made with C-16 aldehyde, which is known as ‘strawberry’ – both terms are misnomers because chemically it is in fact acetone[*], and it smells mainly of apples. I would suggest another combination:
- ethyl maltol
And for wild strawberries:
- ethyl maltol
- methyl anthranilate”
* – presumably this is a misprint, as clearly strawberry glycidate isn’t acetone any more than it is an aldehyde.
In the same work he also recommends this materials in combination with frambinone and beta-ionone 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.”
He further recommends this material for each of his “colorful basket of apples” :
The material offered here is a high-purity generic, not from IFF.