Single Material Study Kit - Backbone Materials

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This single material study kit contains some of the most widely used ingredients in perfumery. Each sample in the study kit is 2 ml and comes with 10 fragrance testing strips.

 

Iso E Super

Dilution: 20%

Longevity: Middle to base note

Profile: Woody, ambergris

One of the most important materials in modern perfumery. First discovered in 1973, Iso E did not see mainstream usage until the late 1980s. Iso E is sort of an enigmatic odor, containing facets of cedar, ambergris, patchouli, vetiver, and an olfactive aura and texture that is uniquely its own.

 

Galaxolide

Dilution: 20%

Longevity: Base note

Profile: Sweet, soft, clean

Galaxolide is a white musk. Galaxolide first saw widespread use in laundry detergent and fabric softeners, hence the association with clean linen and laundry. Galaxolide is a soft, sweet and almost neutral white musk. It has nuances of florals and wood.

 

Cetalox

Dilution: 10%

Longevity: Base note

Profile: Sweet, musky, ambergris, dry, woody

Cetalox is a relatively new synthetic ambergris material. First discovered in the 1930 as part of natural ambergris, Cetalox was not easily produced until the late 2010s, when a biotech process let production scale upwards. It can be considered a cousin to Ambroxan but Cetalox is much softer and sweeter.

 

Hedione

Dilution: 20%

Longevity: Middle note

Profile: Transparent, jasmine, green, citrus, fruity

Hedione is another material that has become of utmost importance in modern perfumery. It’s usage grew in popularity starting in the late 1970s and has become used in almost all perfumes since. Hedione (aka Methyl dihydrojasmonate) occurs naturally in tea, jasmine, osmanthus, and honey.

 

Linalool

Dilution: 20%

Longevity: Top note

Profile: Citrus, herbal, floral

Linalool is naturally found in everything from florals (jasmine, lavender) to fruits and berries (blueberries, pomegranate, bergamot, lemon) to herbs and spices (clove, oregano, black pepper, cannabis). On its own, linalool has facets of citrus and bergamot.