5th June: Lots to discuss today. First by Friday of this week I am releasing – with introductory pricing - Costus Root E.O Signature Gold, Persian Royal Rose Otto, Wild Borneo Oud Kinabalu E.O and 4 year aged Buddha Wood E.O. If I get time I will also get the Tea-plantation Kenyan Rose scented Geranium E.O released as well. Also, I am waiting on delivery now of Cis 3 Hexanol N.I and as soon as it arrives it will be put back into stock.
Another priority job now is addressing the new SDS process and from Wednesday, I am going to spend an hour every evening on this task. Thanks btw to those who have volunteered to help with the testing phase. I will be in touch with you all nearer the time. Again, once set up properly, SDS will only be available to those who have purchased the product. Exceptions again will be wild oud, extraits, tinctures and resins. America is now switched on until 14th June at 3pm Italy time for this month. If the workload situation gets out of hand, all other countries will be put on pause. Written as the USA is a unique client – accounting for nearly half of our workload. Normally not an issue but due to circumstances I am without Eleonora and admit that I struggle running Hermitage alone. Lead-time currently stands at 8-10 working days. Thank you, Adam : )
Adam Michael has this to say “Benzyl Alcohol Natural Isolate is a water-like clear fluid material with a very mild, delicate scent, often described as phenolic, floral, and only faintly almond-like when fresh. Widely used in the cosmetic industry alongside perfumery, Benzyl Alcohol is completely soluble in alcohol and only partly soluble in water (4g/100ml, and requires a little patience), but it is also an useful solvent thanks to its polarity, low toxicity, and low vapour pressure. Upon ageing this material develops a quite strong bitter almond note (that is, when benzaldehyde starts to form), and usually that is the moment when the material gets replaced with a fresh batch.
For those who seek a bitter almond note however, purchasing some Benzyl Alcohol Natural Isolate and leaving it to age could be a useful way to obtain that note, especially when it proves challenging to obtain. Relatively tenacious and with a faint to medium odour strength, it is a widely used and relatively inexpensive material.”
Arctander has this to say “Used in perfumery as a blender, in some florals quite extensively. Jasmin, Gardenia and Lilac may often be composed using Benzyl alcohol although this material is really dispensable in most cases.”
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