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Coumarin In Plants And Fruits: Implication In Perfumery

By: François Floc’h, Frédéric Mauger, Jean-Roger Desmurs and Arielle Gard, Florence Bagneris and Betsy Carlton
Posted: May 30, 2006

Coumarin (1,2-benzopyrone, cis-o-coumarinic acid lactone) is a naturally occurring constituent of many plants and essential oils, including Tonka beans (Diepteryx odorata), sweet clover (Melilotus alba), sweet woodruff (Asperula odorata), galium (Galium odoratum) and lavender (Lavandula).

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