Description and usage notes:
Typically used in small amounts as a modifier for the green notes in fine fragrance, it can also contribute realism to ‘forest floor’ type fragrance notes and naturalism to woody and leather compositions.
Description from Givaudan: “Odor: Green, Carrot, Galbanum. Use: Verdoracine has a green note with aspects of freshly peeled carrots and dry earthy qualities of galbanum. It is used in detergents at up to 3% to support the green, particularly galbanic heart of a fragrance. It is also used in toiletries and fine fragrances as a 10% dilution at 1% to support earthy, herbaceous notes.”
Arctander writes of what was then a new material: “Green-earthy odor. The green being almost root-like green with vegetable and dry undertones, reminiscent of Galbanum, Vetiver, Asparagus, Tomato-leaves, etc. and a pleasant, somewhat sweeter, Pine-Savin-like and balsamic terminal note.”
He goes on to say that “This relatively new chemical has been suggested for use in modern fragrances as a modifier to the very popular ‘green’ theme with Oakmoss, Galbanum, Vetiver, Styrallyl-esters, etc. to create fresh and natural-woody nuances, dry-green notes in Men’s fragrances, Citrus colognes, ‘Tabac’ notes, etc. It is also an excellent additive in new variations of the ‘leather’ theme.”