Description and usage notes:
Very mild and delicate floral odour with excellent fixative effect on many floral notes. Present in, and associated with, the oil of Chamomile, among others, it is often attributed similar soothing effects to those ascribed to that oil.
Recommended usage levels are from traces to 8% of the perfume concentrate, typically much less as an active ingredient in cosmetics, where it is used because of its anti-inflammatory and anti-bacterial properties.
Arctander describes it as “Sweet and very mild, delicately floral odor.” and goes on to point out that at that time “Although not regularly available or generally offered as a synthetic material yet, this sesquiterpene alcohol should soon become known and possibly find use as a blender / fixative of very versatile use. Its acceptability and popularity will, of course, largely depend upon the cost level. But with the enormous drop in the cost of synthetic Nerolidol over a period of less than 10 years to a level where this alcohol can be used in almost any type of fragrance, there may be good hope that Bisabolol can achieve a similar level of popuIarity.”