Description and usage notes:
As well as being vital for natural leafy-green accords and useful in fruity accords such as pineapple, pear, banana and apple this staple of the perfumer’s palette is also used in jasmine and other floral fragrances where it contributes to the green aspect of the flower and lends naturalness to the composition. For an even more powerful and naturalistic alternative, you could also consider Montaverdi.
Arctander: describes the odour like this: “Intensely green, sharp-fruity and very diffusive odor, in dilution reminiscent of unripe Banana peel.”
He goes on to explain that “this ester finds considerable use in perfumes, where it may lend pleasant and natural freshness to delicate florals (Muguet, Lilac, Narcisse, etc.) and participate in creating true-to-Nature, foliage-green topnotes in other fragrance types. The ester is most likely to supersede the less stable and less natural smelling Alkyl acetylenic esters, slowly being abandoned in modem perfumery.”