Price: $26.00 – $192.00
Styrallyl Acetate Natural Isolate
Adam Michael has this to say “First, Styrallyl Acetate Natural Isolate should not be evaluated neat. Why?, because it is too potent and will make you feel as though you have been punched inside your nose!
Now, at 10% strength, the aroma is musty, boozy and dry fruity. Reminiscent of smelling pear Schnapps. Further diluted at 1% which I strongly advise, the aroma resembles the heady aspects of smelling gardenia flowers but stripped of the white floral, waxy, ice cream sweet facets.
Without doubt this material represents excellent value for money as very little goes a long-way. A must for gardenia accords, a great modifier in many floral compositions, a wonderful study material and generally, styrallyl acetate natural isolate imparts dry fruity and slightly metallic qualities to top notes wherever used.”
Arctander has this to say “…it is conventionally classified as a Gardenia-green material, but its odor is typical only of certain stages of maturity of the Gardenia flower, and only of certain species. However, the ester finds use in numerous fragrance types,mostly those including fruity and green notes, and it plays an important role in top-note complexes including Oakmoss, Galbanum, Allyl ionone, Citrus oils, etc. In spite of its apparent harshness, it can be applied at comparatively high concentration, often exceeding 2 or 3%.
If benzyl acetate and citrus oils are present, the level of the title ester can be still higher. Care should be taken in evaluating the effect of this material too quickly, it will characteristically mellow-in the perfume composition very perceptibly after 24 hours, often more in several days or so. Smaller amounts are used in lilac, hyacinth, tuberose, muguet, etc.”
Extracted from mountain laurel aka spoonwood.