Givaudan has announced the addition of a new precursor to its sustainable Scentaurus family of fragrance molecules. Scentaurus Melrose is a biodegradable molecule designed to deliver a long-lasting, floral, green effect with honey and linden blossom facets, and high-performance floral fresh rosy signals with powdery anisic undertones.
A fragrance precursor is designed to release fragrant molecules upon exposure to a natural external trigger such as oxygen, light or humidity in the air. It is a novel way of formulating that reinvents fragrance architecture by delivering some notes at later stages in order to satisfy consumer needs for performance and long-lastingness.
Scentaurus Melrose adds to the existing family of fragrance precursors first introduced in 2006 with Scentaurus Tonkarose, the first light cleavable precursor in the perfumer’s palette, and the first to release two different odorants. The palette has grown to currently include Scentaurus Tonkarose, Scentaurus Clean, Scentaurus Juicy and Scentaurus Berry.
The fragrance molecule was developed according to the Principles of Green Chemistry using Givaudan’s proprietary FiveCarbon Path. This research and development process brings an eco-minded approach to continuously improve the palette of fragrance ingredients by using materials based on renewable carbon while improving processes to reduce carbon and energy input.
Paolo Andriollo, Givaudan perfumer, said, “The first time I smelled Scentaurus Melrose, I found myself back on the French Riviera where I grew up, amidst the mimosa fields with their delicate combination of green, floral and powdery notes. In addition to its obvious green and honey notes, Melrose has a soft, powdery floral facet, making it an amazing precursor for adding a natural green floral character to any creation.”