Description and usage notes:
This is a very powerful material that we’ve used at Pell Wall for some years but have only recently bought in enough to sell. It’s a highly unusual floral modifier that can be used in a variety of florals particularly tuberose, ylang and jasmine. It is included in the Pell Wall Jasmine Accord. Cyclopidene is typically used in traces and almost never above 0.5% of the fragrance concentrate.
Firmenich describe it as: “A very powerful floral modifier related to ylang. Use: CYCLOPIDENE gives diffusion and lift. It combines the salicylate/cresyl harmony that exists in many white florals.”
Arcadi Boix Camps says this of it: “… makes for important important floral notes and creates great bases.”
On Ed Shepps Scent Spectacular there is this clourful description: “It’s floral, sweet, strong and slightly minty. It definitely has a tuberose-ylang type smell. If any of you ever smelled that tuberose oil they had at Sephora when they had the perfume organ, it smells a bit like that, like candy. Smarteez candy, to be specific. It has a fruitiness to it too. But what’s most interesting about it is the mintiness, specifically a wintergreen (methyl salicylate) type mintiness. Have you ever smelled a flower that had a wintergreen note? I’ve smelled a fragrant orchid once, and it had that aspect. It’s sort of like that. Imagine ylang with wintergreen. Take that and make it brighter, louder and simpler (remove the softness and the creaminess). Add in the smell of Smarteez candy. Then you have Cyclopidene.”
Firmenich suggest that this material lasts for 2 days on a smelling strip, but this perfumer considers that to be significantly overstated: while traces of scent may be detectable after a day, the characteristic odour of this material has diminished to the point it’s not really there after about 6 hours, making this a top-to-middle note material.