Odour (decreasing): Floral-cyclamen, fresh, linden-blossom, green, rhubarb
Unlike many aldehydes it is stable in most media and its substantivity makes it very useful. Not quite as strong as most of the saturated aliphatic aldehydes, it is still best used in dilution.
Uses: Widely used in compositions where a sweet, floral character is desired. It is more stable than hydroxycitronellal and has a more powerful odour, although it lacks somewhat the tonality of the latter. It is highly resistant to alkalis and is not irritating to the skin.
For external use only
Keep away from children and eyes