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Without aldehydes, “Chanel N°5” would not exist…

Indeed, the first use of aldehydes in luxury perfumery was made in 1921, to give one of the most beautiful perfume creations “Chanel N°5”…
Aldehydes don't have a poetic name, but they are full of particular and different olfactory notes. Aldehydes are classified by number of carbon atoms, so we find aldehydes from C6 to C12. Thus, we note that aldehyde C10 smells like orange, C11 smells like candle wax, C12 smells like a hot iron…
Aldehydes give flight and power to a composition…
They are undeniably characterful!
Many designers subsequently followed “Chanel N°5” by incorporating aldehydes, as in “L'aimant” by Coty, “Liu” by Guerlain or even “Calèche” by Hermès.
Aldehyde accords.
Due to the numerous fragrances they offer, aldehydes can be associated with all olfactory families.
Aldehydes very often accompany flowers, to which they give a magical effect and exceptional radiance.
Floral-aldehyde perfumes are very numerous today and very popular with women, because they are essentially feminine perfumes.
As for the “Arpège” perfume by Lanvin, created in 1927 and yet still so modern.
“Arpège” immediately brings freshness with bergamot, neroli and honeysuckle. In heart notes, Bulgarian roses combined with jasmine and ylang-ylang offer a sumptuous, irresistibly floral side.
It must be said that this perfume was created by Jeanne Lanvin for the 30th birthday of her daughter Marie-Blanche, to whom she wanted to offer “The most beautiful perfume in the world”.
Aldehydes are also available in chypre-floral-aldehyde, which offer perfumes for elegant, self-confident women, such as “Mitsouko” by Guerlain, or “Eau du soir” by Sisley.
Aldehydes are chemical molecules used in fine perfumery since 1921, with the creation of the very legendary “Chanel N°5”.
Classified by number of atoms, aldehydes offer many olfactory notes.
Sources of inspiration for perfume creators, aldehydes have considerably expanded their palette of scents.
Aldehyde molecules combine perfectly well with other olfactory families, especially floral ones, which today include some very great feminine perfumes.

Written by: Keevans
Category: Perfumes
Published: May 15, 2024
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