Description and usage notes:
A superior, higher impact version of Iso E Super. Higher in the desirable gamma isomer than Iso E Super, Timbersilk has also been enhanced with another high-impact material by IFF. Exceptional in candles but great in almost all applications.
Description from the IFF Compendium: “Smooth and spacious natural woody note with refined cedar and amber facets. Timbersilk™ is an excellent foundation for producing strength, volume and tenacity for the majority of end use applications.”
IFF also featured Timbersilk as one of their promoted ingredients for 2017, describing it like this: “A rich Cedarwood foundation ingredient, Timbersilk has a slightly fresh amber top which evolves into a sensual soft woody dry down. Its complexity leads many to believe that it is a fragrance in its own. Utilized in high percentage for woody types, sets the foundation for Masculine and Feminine fragrances. Timbersilk is also widely used in deep florals, chypre, oriental, spicy, amber and vanilla types and has a very good substantivity on skin and fabric.” They go on to recommend some harmonies with other ingredients including:
In which they say it “provides the masculine foundation for this classic cologne accord that can be expanded into many fragrance types” Now that it has been released, Edenolide would be a better alternative in the above accord in the view of this perfumer.
Describing this accord they say: “The combination of Timbersilk and Zenolide provides the foundation for this powdery soft white floral note. In addition to the small amount of Indole perfecting the white floralcy, Timbersilk minimizes the traditional harsh animalic character often encountered when using Indole.”
The current batch has just over 15% of the gamma isomer (compared with a typical 8% in generic Iso E Super).
One of a range of materials with similar properties, the weakest being Isocyclemone E (which we don’t sell) with a lower impact form available as Iso E Super (from IFF) and a higher impact form as Sylvamber (from DRT), both of which are available from Pell Wall.