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Sweet Pea (Pois de Senteur) in Perfumery

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Sweet Pea is a late comer to perfumery, compared with jasmin, rose, violet and other florals.

No natural sweet pea flower oil is available, and therefore only synthetic sweet pea compounds are used in perfumery.

Early sweet pea compounds were built on a base of benzylidene acetone and contained bromstyrol which was later replaced by cinnamic alcohol. Civet and musk tinctures were used as fixatives.

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Sweet pea compounds have many variations. In some, a rose-honey complex is added. In others, a floral base comprising jasmin, lily of the valley and orange flower compounds or their components, as well as a small amount of violet component is used, Aurantiol sometimes replaces the orange flower compound. Amyl salicylate, benzyl salicylate and benzophenone may be included.

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