Description and usage notes:
Described by IFF as a “Citrus grapefruit note reminiscent of the dry notes of bitter orange and melon. Useful in colognes as a freshener to overcome the candy-sweet notes of orange and lemon oil.” Citrolate is very versatile middle-note material, lasting 12 hours on a scent-strip.
At Pell Wall, we find it has a tart fruitiness in the direction of rhubarb-tinged materials like Styrallyl acetate, and Alicate, and also has something of the fresh, contemporary feel of Magnolan and Florol, but leans much more towards citrus than any of the above ingredients.
It has a soft, smooth, richness which supports a hesperidic or eau de cologne composition very well, but also adds modern, elegant body especially when used alongside Magnolan, Hedione and touches of Dihydro myrcenol. We can see it working extremely well alongside Vetiver and grapefuit ingredients like Khusinil and Methyl pamplemousse as well as a component of citrus-florals like Magnolia and Neroli.