Description and usage notes:
This is a powerful material, best used at less than 1%. Traces will add fresh, green top-notes to almost any fragrance type, slightly more will give an exotic, fruity-tropical tone to your composition
Description from Givaudan: “Melonal offers a powerful and unique note. It is effective in all types of fragrances and is invaluable in the creation of natural smelling marine and fruity-melon notes.”
According to Arcadi Boix Camps, writing in 1978, “Melon-fruity products are playing a decisive role in the current evolution of perfumery. Let us mention cis-6-nonenol, with an absolutely natural and intense melon character, which could lead to important innovations in the future.
Moreover, dimethyl heptenal, called Melonal, has a very interesting fresh, tart odor of melon. It should be treated with care because its effects are very intense. Ethyl-alpha-dimethyl hydrodynamic aldehyde, called Floralozone, imparts an unusual body in perfumes for fabric softeners, where it enhances the whole perfume in a very surprising way. It is interesting in rose-muguet blends with a top note of rose oxide.”
Also try this material in a 1:100 proportion with Isobutylthiazole (so 1 part of the 0.1% dilution of isobutylthiazole to 1 part of a 10% solution of Melonal) to get a very good illusion of the smell of ripe Cantaloupe melons. For even more veracity, add a little cis-6-nonenol as well.