Description and usage notes:
This material is sold under a variety of names of which Anther is probably most widely used, listed here as Pommerol (because that’s the name by which this perfumer first encountered the material) as well as the Givaudan name Anther, but please note that this material is a generic, manufactured to a very high purity (>99%), but not by Givaudan.
Description from Givaudan: “Odor: Green, Fresh, Floral, Hyacinth. Use: Anther is a powerful ingredient with a green, fruity and fresh character. It is a strong modifier of tropical notes and hyacinth freshness. Used primarily in soaps and detergents, Anther gives great power to floral and green-floral creations.”
Arctander describes the odour as: “Powerful Rose-Hyacinth-like odor, some-what earthy-green, not really pleasant in the pure state, but quite attractive and interesting when diluted.” and he suggests that it is suitable for “use in floral fragrance types: Rose, Lilac, Gardenia, Hyacinth, Lily, Narcisse, etc.” and further points out that it is “Stable in soap and other mild alkali, very stable on storage under normal conditions.”
In addition to the floral qualities it has a distinctly chocolatey aspect that can be exploited to help integrate a cocoa accord into a floral fragrance.
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