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    Aroma Chemicals



    CAS: 65405-84-7
    Regular price $6.50 USD
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    Cetonal is a fascinating material with nuances of tobacco, leather, iris, animals and wood. It has a low odour profile but is surprisingly long lasting and quite profound in its effects at even very low doses (below one percent).

    According to Givaudan, “Orris, Woody, Powerful. Cetonal is an elegant ingredient used in woody, orris accords as well as with leather, tobacco and animal notes where it acts as an excellent blending agent and adds to the harmony of a fragrance.”

    In high demand with low availability, we are currently one of the the only suppliers of this material in retail quantities.

    Appearance: Colourless liquid
    Longevity: Lasts > 24 hours on a smelling strip.

    ⓘ Note
    This is neither a perfume nor a foodstuff; it is a raw material for use in manufacturing. Do not consume. Do not apply to skin. Keep away from children.

    General Information

    Like most suppliers and makers of quality raw materials for fragrances, we do not filter many of our products. This ensures that no odiferous matter is lost prior to use but can result in the appearance of small particles or slight clouding.

    All alcoholic fragrances should be macerated for up to a month and then chilled in a moderate freezer overnight before being filtered fine. This will remove all cloudiness or detritus and is the industry norm.

    IFRA Standards

    Permitted amounts in finished product:

    IFRA 49: 100%
    IFRA 51: 100%

    These are derived from calculated concentrations which do not replace chromatographic quantification on individual lots. Disclaimer...

    Label Requirements

    Ingredients may need to be listed as per your local legislation based on data found in the EU allergens report.

    Additional Requirements

    For Trade Use Only

    Our products are intended as building blocks in the perfume creation process; they are not to be applied to the skin undiluted.

    These raw materials are for use by the perfumery trade only.

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    “If Violiff and methyl furyl butanal are violently green violet, cetonal is delicately and velvety floral green. Cetonal has as methyl furyl butanal shades of frankincense. It is the heart of my base Incentsia in which I use some of the chemicals mentioned before, including galbanum and unusual juniper berry odorants[…], in addition to dihydro-ionone, boronal, boronia absolute and other strange and rare new ingredients.

    Cetonal is extremely soft, and its accords with Cashmeran, dihydro-ionone and other amber odorants are paramount. Cetonal is fantastic in an accord with norlimbanol, ambrocenide, Ysamber K (Symrise), ambrinoloxide and Somalian frankincense oil (which is different than the Omani frankincense, yet still imparts interesting effects). I could spend hours mentioning the accords achieved with cetonal, but this would go beyond the bounds of this already long work. Suffice it to say that the material is impressive and one of my favorites.”

    A. B. Camps. Perfumery: Techniques in Evolution, Carol Stream: Allured Publishing Corporation, 2009, p. 247.

    Customer Reviews

    Based on 1 review
    Mark Sage
    Not what I’d expected

    It’s fairly rare that I simply don’t click with an aromachemical based on it not matching the description, but in this case I find the description so far off as to be misleading and the material not particularly compelling. This is so much not a tobacco-esque material, it’s closer to an iris-adjacent muguet to my nose, somewhat similar to florhydral but far more artificial-orris/a-ionone. Most significantly, it lacks the richness, warm or earthy qualities I associate with tobacco. I’m also not coming up with any obvious uses for it that would make it a necessary material in any context.

    While we do endeavour to ensure that expectations are always met with our product descriptions, it can be very difficult to put scents into words. Reviews like yours are very helpful to buyers because they give further nuance and perspective, so thank you Mark! We hope the rest of your order left you satisfied nonetheless.

    • Regulations

      All of our products are compliant with EU 1223/2009 and the NZCPGS. None of our bases contain prohibited materials and regulatory compliance is possible depending on usage.

    • IFRA Conformity

      All of our bases can be used in products requiring conformity with the latest IFRA standards. Check the use levels under the Usage Restrictions section above.

    • Nitro Musks

      Some of our products may contain small amounts of EU and IFRA compliant musk ketone. We never use musk xylene, musk ambrette or any other prohibited materials.