Description and usage notes:
Extremely useful and powerful woody-amber-animal note that is highly persistent. This isn’t like most woody chemicals that evoke the smell of freshly cut woods of various kinds: Norlimbanol is more like the smell you get from a piece of driftwood that has been sitting in the sun. Very useful alongside the various amber materials, with labdanum and as part of a sandalwood accord. Norlimbanol is more powerful than the similar Karmaawood, with which it shares a CAS number.
Description from Firmenich: “Extremely powerful woody and animal amber note. NORLIMBANOL™ has a dry woody note in the patchouli direction”.
As described by Chandler Burr: “Norlimbanol is one of the most amazing scents around, a genius molecule that should be worth its weight in gold; Norlimbanol gives you, quite simply, the smell of extreme dryness, absolute desiccation, and if you smell it, you’ll understand that instantly—the molecule is, by itself, a multi-sensory Disney ride.”
According to the analysis of Scent and Chemistry, Norlimbanol is featured in extreme overdose in a number of Alessandro Gualtieri’s creations, including around 5% in Viride (Orto Parisi, 2014) and around 11% in Boccanera (Orto Parisi, 2014).
This is solid at room temperature but melts at about 60 Centigrade so it is sold by us pre diluted in DPG, so producing a manageable pourable liquid.