Description and usage notes:
Original Givaudan manufactured material, very interesting material with aspects of orris combined with tobacco and an animalic quality as well. Useful in orris, ambergris, woody, incense and leather accords among others.
Givaudan describe it as: “Orris, Woody, Powerful. Cetonal is an elegant ingredient used in woody, orris accords as well as with leather, tobacco and animal notes where it acts as an excellent blending agent and adds to the harmony of a fragrance.”
Arcadi Boix Camps says that “If Violiff and methyl furyl butanal are violently green violet, cetonal is delicately and velvety floral green. Cetonal … has shades of frankincense.” He goes on to add that: “Cetonal is extremely soft, and its accords with Cashmeran, dihydro-alpha-ionone and other amber odourants are paramount … [it] is fantastic in an accord with norlimbanol…” and concludes that ” … the material is impressive and one of my favourites“.