Patent Pick: Smell Like a Sage


While it may not make you think like a sage, this patent from Firmenich can make you smell like one—the plant, that is. Here, a novel composition to confer sage, floral and spicy notes is disclosed.

Sage odorant
U.S. Patent 9284513
Publication date: March 15, 2016
Assignee: Firmenich SA

This invention describes a composition of at least 85% w/w (Z)-4,8-dimethyl-2,7-nonadien-4-ol and up to 15% w/w (E)-4,8-dimethyl-2,7-nonadien-4-ol for use as a perfuming ingredient to the confer sage, floral and spicy notes.

According to the patent, the composition is applicable for perfume, fabric care, body care, air care and home care. It also can serve as the base in a fine perfume, cologne, after-shave lotion, liquid or solid detergents, fabric softeners or refreshers, shampoo, hair spray, deodorants or antiperspirants and more.

Patent accessed April 8, 2016.

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