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Many olfactory formulas combine natural ingredients and synthetic compounds.
Indeed, perfumery does not result solely from the creativity of perfumers.
It also requires a lot of knowledge in terms of chemistry.
In addition, many natural ingredients today cannot be extracted directly via distillation or conventional extraction techniques.
This is why they are either reproduced by the combination of various natural products or completely recreated in a synthetic form.
As such, damascone is one of the complex ingredients used in our fragrances.
It is a compound created from scratch by the expert hands of perfume chemists.

Damascone is a chemical compound related to an essential oil.

It appeared for the first time in 1970, belonging to a family of molecules combining a fruity and a floral facet.
This is mainly used in the development of fragrances and is a synthetic product belonging to the ketone family, a category also including damascenone and ionones.
Ketones are obtained by gentle oxidation of a secondary alcohol.
This requires a strong oxidizing agent but does not entail any subsequent risk for the skin.
Damascone is a synthetic product whose main aroma is generally rose.
However, there are different types with very identifiable trails.
In fact, it is a molecule present in this plant and contributing 70% to its odor.
Likewise, damascone is also present in certain wines.
In addition to its very feminine scent, damascone is also known for its therapeutic effects.
In this case, it has the ability to protect the skin from sunburn by activating the sebaceous glands.

Damascone in our perfumes.

Most often, damascone is present in feminine and fresh perfumes.

It is mainly associated with fruity tones such as those of apricot, pineapple or banana. Likewise, it goes wonderfully with blackcurrant bud.

Damascona fits into all types of perfumes such as Lagarfeld Femme by Karl Lagarfeld which is a citrus, Aquaman by Rochas which is rather woody or Acteur by Azzaro known for its chypre scent.
For example, know that the Paris perfume by Yves Saint-Laurent from 1983 contains Beta damascone, a molecule with concise writing and essentially derived from the essential oil of the Bulgarian rose.
Likewise, this same type of damascone is also present in the perfume Les Jardins de Bagatelle by Guerlain, also developed in 1983.
Nevertheless, note that this is a complex ingredient, most often reserved for fine perfumery and luxury design houses.

Written by: Keevans
Category: Perfumes
Published: May 19, 2024
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