Description and usage notes:
One of the strongest and most diffusive of the many sandalwood materials. Manufactured by Firmenich as a mixture of two isomers, it gives an immediately recognisable sandalwood note with very little else to distract from it. In the view of this perfumer, it has even higher impact than Javanol.
According to Arcadi Boix Camps, writing in 1999, Polysantol “is one of the best available sandalwood chemicals. It is strong with an impressive character possessing important segments of the natural oil, but imparting a fruity nuance that is missing in the same.
He goes on to say that: “Polysantol has been used in many fragrances such as XS for Men, Safari for Men, Samsara and many others … It is also used with great success in bases such as sandalwood 77125B.”
Description from Firmenich: “A rich and diffusive sandalwood note of superb quality and great strength POLYSANTOL® is a very substantive material. It gives wonderful diffusive sandalwood effects wherever it is used. A real sandalwood character can be obtained throughout the whole perfume in top, middle and base notes.” See also their description of Dartanol.
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