Description and usage notes:
This is the natural isolate of Linalyl Acetate obtained by fractional distillation of Petitgrain Essential Oil.
Versatile top-note, very fresh, clean and slightly herbal. Linalyl acetate is a lighter, and fresher than Linalool, present in a wide range of herbs, flowers and essential oils and forming a significant proportion of Lavender oil, it is used for adding a fresh top-note to a fragrance. It blends easily into almost all compositions adding brightness and lift without altering the character of the blend too much. Very easy to use.
Arctander tells us that: “This ester is very widely used in perfume compositions as a fresh and sweet modifier/ blender, as an additive to compositions rich in Bergamot, Lavender, Lavandin, Petitgrain, etc. and in fruity topnote complexes, etc. With esters of Citronellol and Geraniol it may emphasize the effect of Bergamot oil, or it supports the fresh notes of Citrus oils.”
One of the most useful of the aroma chemicals and cheap enough that large amounts can be used in applications such as reed diffusers, giving an excellent freshness particularly when used alongside the ethers.