Oil of Litsea Cubeba is a pale yellow, mobile oil of
intensely lemon-like, fresh and sweet odor, with a soft and sweet-fruity,
uniform dryout. There are few or no “fatty-grassy” methyl eptenone notes
detectable. This is where the oil of litsea cubeba has a definite advantage
over lemongrass oil. The citral contents of the two oils are almost equal.
However, lemongrass oil has a superior odor-tenacity
due to its “heavy” sesqui - terpene-part, with a tone-out of sweet and
moderately pleasant notes. Furthermore, the oil of Litsea Cubeba
has also a pleasant taste. and a rectified oil could be used in flavor work as a modifier
for lemon and lime flavors, and as a general freshener in fruit flavors. For use in perfumes,
litsea cubeba oil could replace lemongrass oil to a certain degree, but the Chinese oil would
probably find better use in artificial verbena type bases, colognes, household sprays, air
It blends well with all the citrus oils, petitgrain
oils, rosemary oil, Iavandin, camphor sassafras oils, ocotea pretiosa oil, bois de rose oil, decyl
alcohol, geraniol, citronellol, nerol and countless other natural and synthetic perfume materials.
The oil has very little fixative power and needs clever blending and fixation for successful use
in soap perfumes.
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