Description and usage notes:
This product is a 50% dilution in ethanol, useful because this is otherwise a relatively sticky liquid that can gum up fine pipettes and also because this makes it more affordable. If you prefer the undiluted product that is also available here.
All the velvety-smooth character of the best vetiver, but without the harshness or smoky-notes that can be present in the natural oil. Produced from vetiver oil from Java. Creamy-smooth and softer than the Haiti derived variety. Note that in this product the vetiverol has been separated from the oil prior to acetylation, as opposed to acetylation of the whole oil, hence this has a different CAS number from the Haiti derived material.
Arctander speaks very highly of this material: “The beauty of the odor is only fully appreciated when the material is incorporated in a suitable perfume. The peculiar dry-sweet note does not appear with a woody tone, but it gives fresh lift, yet outstanding tenacity and warmth to a fragrance.
Although this ester can be used in almost any type of perfume, it has its most attractive effect in Chypres, modem aldehydic perfumes. compositions with Ionones, Opopanax, Olibanum, Orris, etc. and it is nearly perfect for powder perfumes.
Many world-wide known, very successful fashion-perfumes owe part of their success to this item, although the idea of using a very large proportion of this ester in a luxury perfume is older than most of the perfumers working in today’s laboratories. Which only confirms the success of the material – virtually unsurpassed through many decades.”
These are the IFRA restrictions by product class that apply to the use of this product. Note that these apply to the finished product rather than the fragrance concentrate and result from the restriction on acetylated vetiver oil.