Description and usage notes:
A key component of rose and geranium, widely used in all florals. Note that this is the racemic form, usually used in commercial applications, but the laevo form occurs much more widely in nature, the dextro form being extremely rare in natural products. We also offer laevo-Citronellol.
Arctander describes the racemic product like this: “Colorless liquid. Very slightly soluble in water, soluble in alcohol, miscible with perfume and flavor oils. Soluble in Propylene glycol, but not in Glycerin. Sp.Gr. 0.86. B.P. 225 C.
Fresh rosy odor, variable according to purity, content of Dimethyoctanol, Geraniol, etc. Overall sweet, fresher, lighter rosy-floral than Geraniol.
Floral-rosy, but rather bitter taste in aqueous media.
Very extensively used in perfume compositions, not only for rosy fragrance types, but in general as a fresh-floral, chief ingredient of a multitude of soap fragrances, household product fragrances, low cost perfumes, etc. It may be a major ingredient in low-cost Muguet types, and together with Geraniol, Phenyl-ethyl alcohol, etc. form the basis of most Rose fragrances.”