Comparing Notes: Woody Notes and Perfumery Puzzles
By: Jeb Gleason-Allured, Editor
Posted: April 10, 2009, from the May 2009 issue of P&F magazine.
Perfumer Maurice Roucel of Symrise sees many threads of the lineage of woody materials in Ysamber K (Symrise), the ethylene ketal of isolongifolanone. On this day, he and colleague David Apel are smelling blotters of a 20% dilution in alcohol. “It’s a humid woody note,” says Apel. “At the same time it has a very sharp, almost Cedramber (IFF) character to it, too—a sharp, linear woodiness. I love it with clary sage and patchouli;
those bring out the more natural aspect of the woodiness.”
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