Perhaps it is impossible to imagine modern perfumery without the use of citrus notes in it. The arsenal of specialists includes a variety of citrus aromas: lemon, orange, bergamot, tangerine, grapefruit and their variations. Usually citrus notes are used in the top chords, where a bright, short opening is needed. Their aromas are light, fresh, pleasant to smell. Citrus notes are a part of any perfume: both expensive and budget, and concentrated, and very light. But even taking into account the fact that natural citrus oils are mostly inexpensive, they are often replaced with synthetic analogues — aromatic substances, fragrances. Buying them is also not difficult and much cheaper. But this is not the only reason for their popularity.
Synthetic fragrances successfully mimic the diverse scents of nature. Moreover, they can have a smell that simply does not exist in the natural environment. So, sometimes we come across a description of the aroma that is difficult to imagine even. For example, the smell of earth, amber, freshness, air, etc. In this case, various aldehydes and other fragrances are very helpful. But now we are talking about citrus aromas that are familiar to all of us and are quite real in nature. Why replace them when citrus essential oils are readily available and not that expensive? Their main drawback is the fragrance instability in the perfume composition. Also oils have their own biological activity. Their aroma is multifaceted, it can have significant differences of the same species, depending on the place and climate of growth of raw plants. Also, natural ingredients are much more allergenic, since their composition is often not studied and is not fully known. Unlike SDV, which have a very specific formula and studied properties.
What replaces the citrus aromas we are used to? The orange peel odor is formed by a number of components. The combination of substances creates an aromatic composition that is almost indistinguishable from the smell of a natural orange. Some of the fragrances are more like their natural counterpart, others are less, some have only a hint of orange. The most similar of the substances is Mandarin aldehyde. A whole cocktail of aromas is mixed in it, which, however, in the aggregate, create a pleasant, most natural orange aroma. It consists of citrus, aldehyde, tangerine, herbal, orange notes, and other shades. The persistence of the scent is relatively low — 72 hours, although this is more than enough for the top notes of the aromatic pyramid.
Another aldehyde, Clonal, has a drier citrus scent, reminiscent of the scent of orange peels. Ozone notes, grapefruit, piquant, aldehyde, spicy, with a hint of lemon, wax, rose are felt in it. The durability is quite high — 240 hours.
D-Limonene has a similar aroma, which reproduces the aroma of orange peel, lemon, has a hint of celery, while being quite sweet. Substativity is rather small — 4 hours.
Octanol has a pronounced green and citrus aroma, aldehyde, oily, waxy, with floral nuances. It can last up to 92 hours on the blotter.
Aldehyde C-10 very accurately conveys the aroma of orange peel and the citrus itself, has a waxy, greasy aroma, quite strong, the durability of which is 36 hours.
A slightly different profile has the Nootkatone fragrance. It has a very bright aroma with notes of grapefruit peel, orange, gardenia, cedar, wood. The duration of the sound of the perfume is up to 236 hours.
Aldehyde C-8 has an aldehyde citrus aroma, combining notes of orange, lime, lemon, greenery. Has a waxy oily shade.
This list is far from complete. Many fragrances have citrus flavor variations. On their basis, perfume compositions and fragrances are made, which are so liked by perfume lovers. On the Kema Club website, you can order and buy both fragrances and individual fragrant synthetic substances.