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    Aroma Chemicals



    CAS: 107-75-5
    Synonyms: Cyclosia, Laurinal
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    Hydroxycitronellal (since 1905) in its most radiant form is Cyclosia® (which we also stock) but its cost puts it far out of budget for most perfumery projects. On the other hand, BASF produces a spectacular quality at a price that fits most budgets. Luxury fragrance houses frequently use the BASF version while Cyclosia® is relegated to speciality use as a showpiece in much the same way as we now use other treasures such as Rhodinol isolated from Bourbon Geranium and Geraniol ex Palmarosa.

    Today, Hydroxycitronellal remains one of the few elegant lily of the valley aldehydes that can be used in fairly generous amounts (up to 2.1% of the finished perfume) whilst retaining IFRA 51 compliance.

    Discovered around the same time as the orris / violet chemical Iralia, Hydroxycitronellal formed a substantial part of the midcentury masterpiece Muguet des Bois, the lily of the valley perfume and then base created by Henri Robert for Coty.

    Appearance: Colourless liquid
    Longevity: Lasts > 200 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 51: 2.1%
    IFRA 49: 2.1%

    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

    No additional labelling 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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    “[Hydroxycitronellal is] sweet-floral, at first delicate and refreshingly mild, but often increasing in odor strength after short olfactory study. The floral notes are mild, light and resemble Lily of the Valley. The tenacity is good, and the odor diffusion increases significantly when the material is properly blended with lower boiling odorants or modifiers.

    It is one of the most frequently used floralizing perfume materials. Originally introduced as a 'Muguet' material, it finds its way into almost every type of floral fragrance, and a great many nonfloral ones. Its concentration in perfumes may vary from about 1% (which rarely gives effect unless supported by parallel materials) up to 30 or 40% in straight floral types. It is almost a 'must' in Muguet (at certain price levels) and Peony, Lily, Sweet Pea, Narcisse, Lindenblossom, etc. and it had a monopoly on these types for more than 40 years during which period not one material appeared that could truly replace Hydroxycitronellal.”

    Steffen Arctander.

    Demonstration Formulas

    Fraterworks demonstration formulas give you real-world examples of how our products are used. See the complete index.

    Blend Five 711328 — Floral Aldehyde

    Shocking — Amber Floral

    Arpège — Aldehydic Floral

    Tabu — Amber Floral Fragrance

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    • 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.