Description and usage notes:
A soft, long-lasting neroli/orange-flower note, nerolin bromelia (beta-naphthyl ethyl ether) is closely related to nerolin yara yara (beta-naphthyl methyl ether), but with less of the harsh naphthyl note, it is also more easily soluble in alcohol. Its drydown is fresher in comparison to oranger crystals’ honeyed warmth.
Arctander describes its usage: “As a sweetener and floralizer, it is used frequently with methyl naphthyl ketone (oranger crystals), methyl anthranilate and petitgrain. It blends well with linalool and terpineol and their esters.” It is used most frequently in orange-flower, neroli and acacia accords, but is also a component of some synthetic civet blends.
Due to its extreme tenacity, it creates interesting effects with other base-note materials, and can be used to add more interest to a straightforward musk base. Especially in a citrus, floral or eau-de-cologne composition.
Like oranger crystals and nerolin yara yara, this material exists as a white, or off-white, crystalline powder. Typical usage is 2-8%