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Patent Pick: Novel Leather Note

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Patent picks are chosen by the editors from publicly available sources. Today's invention relates to a new fragrance composition to impart a complex leathery note to perfumes.

3-methyl-benzofuran-5-ol and its use in perfume compositions
U.S. Patent 9212336
Publication date: Dec. 15, 2015
Assignee: International Flavors & Fragrances, Inc. (IFF)

This invention is directed to a novel fragrance compound, 3-methyl-benzofuran-5-ol, and a method of improving, enhancing or modifying a fragrance formulation through its addition.

According to the inventors, 3-methyl-benzofuran-5-ol has unexpectedly been found to possess a powerful and complex leathery note with a natural leather feel.

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