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Record 1 2012-10-19


Subject field(s)
  • Perfume and Cosmetics Industry

Colorless liquid obtained by the addition of water to citronellol. Used as a fixative and a fragrance in perfumery for its sweet lilylike odour.


hydroxycitronellal has not been found in nature and is entirely a development of the laboratory. It duplicates with remarkable fidelity the odour of lily of the valley. When blended with other compounds, it imparts a floral note to perfumes which cannot otherwise be obtained.


Laurine® is a registered trademark.

Key term(s)
  • Laurine


  • Parfumerie

Ce composé résulte de la fixation d'une molécule d'eau sur la double liaison éthylénique du citronellal. C'est un liquide incolore d'aspect sirupeux.


L'hydroxycitronellal, que l'on ne retrouve pas dans la nature, a une odeur fleurie qui rappelle le muguet. Un parfum contenant un bon pourcentage d'hydroxycitronellal se révélera plus riche et plus naturel qu'un parfum qui en est dépourvu.


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