Description and usage notes:
An extremely useful booster or substitute for natural lime oil: it actually smells more like natural limes than the distilled oil of limes does and it has been identified as a component of that oil.
From Givaudan: “Citrus, Lime, Fresh, Green, Agrestic, Powerful. Lime Oxide adds freshness and intensity to perfumes designed for functional products. It is also a powerful citrus booster with excellent stability in many applications, including bleach.”
Arcadi Boix Camps first mentions this material in 1975, at that point finding it less useful than geranic oxide, but by the time he’s writing about it again in 1999 he appears much more enthusiastic: “Lime Oxide, already described in my past works as herbal-citrus, is very different when smelled pure or when seeing its effects. Lime oxide, which is a reaction product mixed with terpenes and whose soul is what is called ocimenquintoxide, is an extremely interesting chemical unknown by most perfumers. It boosts all accords where citralva and other nitriles are used. It is extremely important in toilet soap, detergent fragrances and fine toiletries. It combines very well with lime oils, demethlyl-octenone and with cineoles (mainly 1,4-cineole). It imparts a natural freshness that is highly sought-after and adds uncommon strength to those compounds.”