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Woody Notes in Perfumery: Patchouli in Fragrances, Part II

Danute Pajaujis Anonis

Patchouli has points in common with camphor, cedarwood, vetiver, calamus, oakmoss and orris.  Among modifiers of patchouli odor are:


  • Cedrol
  • Cedrenyl acetate
  • Longifolene
  • Methyl chavicol
  • Sandalwood

For Lift and Freshness

  • Amyl salicylate
  • Bergamot
  • Cadinene
  • Dimethyl hydroquinone
  • Ginger
  • Isobutyl salicylate
  • Linalyl acetate
  • Menthol

For the Floral Note

  • Diphenyl oxide
  • Geraniol
  • Geranium
  • Linalol
  • Phenyl ethyl alcohol

For Nuances

  • Aldehyde C-10
  • Aldehyde C-11
  • Aldehyde C-12 (MNA)
  • Cinnamic aldehyde
  • Cuminic aldehyde
  • Oil cumin
  • Guaiyl acetate
  • Ionone
  • Methylionone


  • Amber
  • Civet
  • Myrrh resinoid
  • Opoponax resinoid
  • Synthetic musks

Other topics discussed: Patchouli in Traditional Fragrances, Patchouli in Traditional Soap Perfumes, Application, Conclusion

This is only an excerpt of the full article that appeared in P&F Magazine. The full content is not currently available online.

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