BackgroundGalaxolide® was discovered by IFF’s Dr. Beets in 1957. Trying to simulate the odor of Nitro-musks it took many years of research to get from an idea to a commercial ingredient. The resulting Galaxolide® proved to be an outstanding musk with a very good price performance ratio.
Fun factThe 1990s launch of Trésor, which marked a turning point for the personalization of perfume, kickstarted galaxolide’s worldwide success.
Great combinationsIso E Super®, Bergamal, Cashmeran®, Timbersilk™, Nectarate™.
Useful in creatingJust about any fragrance accord where bloom, lift and longevity are desired.
Why we love it“Galaxolide® is a must have standard musk ingredient, it’s long lasting, powerful, soft and sensual.”“It’s the undefeated champion, it has all the qualities to fit with every accord from freshness to woody and animalic.”
What about Galaxolide S?An evolution of the eponymously named synthetic musk: An IFF captive, the Galaxolide S molecule is an evolution the long-lasting and clean properties that made the original the most popular fragrance in the world. It boosts product quality by offering tremendous performance in all categories. Particularly in fragrance, it is able to fill out fragrances.
Performance reactions“Galaxolide S is stronger, the hedonics are similar but it is a little bit sharper”“Galaxolide S is more animalic than Galaxolide”“Galaxolide S is warmer and more radiant than Galaxolide”
*Galaxolide® is a registered trademark of International Flavors & Fragrances, Inc. for their synthetic musk.