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Benzaldehyde is a natural fragrance that often appears in flowers. For example, in hyacinths. A chemical counterpart was developed for perfume production. This counterpart of the same name was first produced as early as 1866, making it one of the first industrially produced perfume substances.

Benzaldehyde has a characteristic bitter almond scent, which is underlined by a subtle cherry note. To achieve a more concise cherry scent, we recommend mixing Benzaldehyde with Beta Ionone and Heliotropine (or substitutes).

While Beta Ionone adds a slightly floral, fruity-berry scent, Heliotropine complements the accord with some sweetness. In our own experience, a ratio of 1:2:2 (Benzaldehydes, Beta Ionone, Heliotropine) works quite well. However, here you can try out as you like.

Benzaldehyde is particularly present in the top notes of perfumes and therefore requires careful blending so that it does not dominate the opening phase of a perfume too much.


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