Description and usage notes:
Can be used in all product types and at relatively high levels. From toiletries to all-purpose cleaners and fine fragrances is has a strong, complex odour now distinctively associated with masculine fragrances and cosmetics.
Works extremely well in support of citrus, especially lime and can be used in large amounts to good effect. Excellent for masking strong base-product odours.
Drakkar Noir is one example of a fine fragrance that contains a characteristic note of dihydromyrcenol.
Arctander is quite enthusiastic about this material: “Powerful, fresh Lime-like, overall citrusy-floral and sweet odor with little or no terpenic undertones.
The material shows some tendency to polymerization, whereby it loses odor and increases in viscosity. With proper inhibitor added, it is fairly stable against such deterioration
Useful in soap perfumes and as a powerful supporting note under Lime oils in Citrus and Lime-type fragrances. It belongs to a very small group of chemicals that have typical Lime notes without being a hydrocarbon.