Raw Material Bulletin
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During the 2012 World Perfumery Congress, Firmenich
displayed its trademarked molecules, including Delphol HC,
a green, floral/jasmine, fruity molecule with a slight cis
-jas-mone note. The molecule is reminiscent of magnolia and tea
with slightly fruity undertones. The company’s Splendione is
a note reminiscent of the floral heart of jasmine. It is petal-soft and natural and possesses tealike aspects. This material
imparts rich, soft effects in jasmine and other profiles in its
family, as well as in lily of the valley scents. At 1% Splendione
provides floralizing effects, but can be used at levels of 20%
and more. Delphone is a powerful, diffusive and complex
floral note that is predominantly jasmine with
celery seed and lactonic undertones. Mainly
used as a white floral booster, its lactonic aspect
gives interesting effects in fruity notes such
as peach, mango and other succulent fruits.
Veloutone is a jasmine, lactonic and fruity
note reminiscent of peach and apricot with
a hint of lavender. The material has strong
stability and imparts a soft floral note in jasmine, tuberose and honeysuckle creations
as well as muguet, lilac and fruity notes.
The company’s Fructalate is a long-lasting
fruity, berry note that is powerful and stable. The product
works well in air care and liquid applications for bloom and
is used frequently for its boosting effects on fruity, citrus and
herbal notes. Sclareolate is a very clean, natural white floral, clary sage note between linalool and linalyl acetate. The
material can be used in large amounts as a building block to
add freshness to a composition without any allergen restrictions. Romandolide is a very clean, delicate, fruity musk
note with good volatility for top-note effects. This molecule
imparts the olfactory benefits of polycyclic musks while also
being readily biodegradable. Norlimbanol is an extremely
powerful woody and animal amber note that has a dry woody
aspect in the patchouli direction. Described by the company
as a “vertical” woody note, the molecule gives both top and
middle note effects, in addition to its long-lasting and substantive properties in the dry down. Koumalactone 10%
TEC is an extremely powerful coumarin, lactonic tonka
note with natural tobacco effects. It can be used to enhance
or replace coumarin, but can also give interesting edible
coconut notes and tobacco and fig aspects to a composition.
Dartanol is a sandalwood molecule with a creamy, natural
milky aspect, giving a cosmetic character. It imparts body to
The company also displayed a range of naturals, including
neroli leaves SFE (Citrus aurantium, Tunisia), a flower concrete produced by supercritical carbon dioxide. The material
is markedly floral, with green and sharp top notes contrasted
by a sweet and floral effect of orange flower. It adds depth
and a feminine edge to fragrance compositions.
Tiare absolute decolorized ( Gardenia tahitensis, French
Polynesia) is powerful, offering perfumers characteristic,
exotic floral notes with a solar effect and fresh white flower
profile. This lightly colored absolute has good solubility and
Periploca sepium essential oil/TEC
(China) is distilled from the plant’s dried roots.
The resulting material is warm, gourmand,
sweet and vanillic, and contains aspects of
mimosa, cassia, heliotrope and orchid. The
slight natural green on top offers a basmati
rice and sandalwood creaminess underneath.
Evodia essential oil (Evodia rutaecarpa,
China) is distilled from the dried fruit and
is powerfully fruity, green and aromatic.
The ingredient is reminiscent of tagete and
petitgrain, though notably more intense. The
material’s sharp greenness on top is similar to hot chilies or
pimento. Evodia also has a natural aspect, similar to papaya
Cedarwood super rectified (Juniperus virginiana,
United States) essential oil provides a woody profile that
concentrates the noble woody and slightly ambery notes of
The company’s FirEco treemoss and oakmoss
compositions of natural extracts and synthetic molecules contain
no trace of the named natural and are IFRA-compliant.
The oakmoss product offers a slight seaweed effect typical
of traditional oakmoss. The treemoss product is woody and
Mimosa pays SigNature is floral and honeyed, inspired
by mimosa blooming in the South of France. This falls into
the category of floral, contrary to its traditional green notes
Jasmin sambac Sig Nature is light and distinctively orange
blossomlike. Its petal-like effect is reminiscent of the flowers
of Tamil Nadu, India.
Oud SigNature is a new interpretation of traditional oud
as composed by a western master perfumer.