Material Review: Woody Notes in Perfumery


In the first part of this article (Perfumer & Flavorist, May 2004), I discussed various vetiver types, the composition of vetiver oils of different origin, showed a few early vetiver imitations and illustrated a number of traditional perfume compounds. In this article, I shall exemplify additional types of traditional perfume compounds containing vetiver or its derivatives.

Vetiver oil and derivatives are valuable perfume materials used in many women’s and men’s fragrances and in various cosmetic and soap perfumes.

A number of popular fragrances contain vetiver or its derivatives, including Chanel No. 5 (Chanel)

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