Perfumer’s Notes: Javanol

Contact Author Jerzy Bajgrowicz and Antoine Gaillard, Givaudan
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The growing scarcity—and resulting increased price—of sandalwood oil explains the fragrance industry’s continuous search for synthetic substitutes. Javanol (Givaudan), prepared from naturally occurring α-pinene, represents a new tool in terms of performance and naturalness of scent.

In addition, Antoine Gaillard (senior perfumer Givaudan) discusses the challenges in formulating sandalwood notes, javanol applications beyond sandalwood and common application examples.

Sandalwood Oil

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