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Cinnamaldehyde: Leading the Way in Modern Fragrance

Some people say that the aldehyde in perfume is formaldehyde? Aldehydes in fragrance notes often scare beginner perfumers. Isn’t this air pollution? Isn’t it decoration waste gas? Wouldn’t it cause cancer? How can you spray it on yourself?


The first choice needs to be clear. Modern perfumes are all complex chemical synthesis, not from the deep forest wilderness, but from the chemical laboratory. Most of those beautiful plant or animal names you see in the fragrance list are “chemical compounds that can simulate this smell”. Aldehydes in perfumes refer to organic compounds containing aldehyde groups.


In 1921, perfumer Ernest Bewkes introduced aldehydes into the perfume industry when he created Chanel No. 5. Chanel No. 5 is considered to be the first “modern perfume” in the industry to use aldehydes. One of the reasons for its fame. But strictly speaking, in 1906, Guerlain’s After the Shower perfume was the real first perfume to use aldehyde.


Chemical components such as aldehydes are usually one of the main parts of perfumes, which not only make the fragrances stronger, but also make all the ingredients in the perfumes more compatible and last longer. The extensive use of aldehydes has forever changed the history of perfumes. Since then, the world of perfumes has added a unique fragrance, because it is usually combined with floral fragrances, generally known as “aldehydic floral fragrances”, which is an important branch of floral fragrances. The smell of excessive aldehydes is often annoying, but the combination with floral fragrance can smooth its edges and corners, and at the same time make the originally low-brow and pleasing floral fragrance solid and majestic. The combination of cinnamaldehyde and floral fragrance is soft and artistic, so cinnamaldehyde is often used in floral fragrances.


Cinnamaldehyde, used in perfumes, often gives the impression of soapy, metallic, icy or watery. Long before Chanel No. 5, Guerlain was already using small amounts of aldehydes to create the image of sparkling water in the classic “After the Shower.” In the new millennium, people’s taste in perfume has changed a lot, and refreshing and neutral have become the mainstream in the market. Many clever perfumers have reactivated the “outdated actor” of aldehyde, and even let it play the leading role, no longer trying to cover up its “flaws”, and even intentionally amplified them, thus obtaining a silver spoon with the smell of extinguished candles Scent of… and more A playful, modern aldehydic fragrance for men and women.


		
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