Phenyl Ethyl Alcohol (PEA)
Odour (decreasing): Floral-rose, fresh, rosewater, honey
Uses: This is one of the most useful synthetics for any perfumer: PEA, first identified in rose, is present in the natural scent of many flowers. Unlike most perfumery materials this one is slightly soluble in water, particularly hot water, which means that when natural rose otto is distilled most of the PEA is lost in the water and does not make it into the oil, so perfumers normally add it back when rose otto is being used - about four times as much as the otto. It has a lovely mild, fresh floral-rose scent that can be easily pushed in the direction of other flowers when used in combination with other materials.
For external use only
Keep away from children and eyes