New Aroma Chemicals: Thujone Alternatives

Perfumers often use the descriptor “thujone” to describe a particular note in fragrances. However, the odor of thujone itself seems to be inseparable from the character of the essential oils in which it is found. This article will examine the uses of thujone and thujone containing materials in perfumery, and describe some synthetic materials — old and new— that are intended to provide this note.

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