Description and usage notes:
This base by Firmenich is unusual and interesting. It is named for the mirabelle plum which is mainly used in preserves and distilling. Firmenich imply they are going for the scent of the flowers rather than the fruit (see below), but as this perfumer has never smelt said flowers I can’t comment on whether it’s an accurate recreation or not.
The odour is distinctly lactonic, both fruity and floral so they may have set out to capture both aspects. The base will give very interesting effects in any composition where such notes are desired and will soften aldehydic fragrances significantly. Could be used as a more complex and natural alternative to many of the fruity lactones.
Description from Firmenich: “This speciality possesses a fruity and rather fatty odour reminiscent of the mirabelle flower. This product may be used with original effects in numerous compounds such as floral bouquets, chypre and aldehydic notes. Well balanced association of ingredients, some of which are captives, blended together to create an inspiring specialty.
The composition may be a unique technical solution to create natural reconstitutions. They are the result of a close collaboration between Firmenich perfumers and specialists from our Natural Ingredients Center of Expertise.”
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