WOODY

Type
Synthetic molecule

Woody, warm, balsamic, sweet, musky and sensual.

A dynamic ingredient with facets ranging from musky and woody to sweet and warm, cashmeran is the Pandora’s Box of perfume ingredients. Best known for its ability to “expand” floral notes, cashmeran serves as a malleable product in the hands of perfumers—melting into floral notes with its warmth and sensuality to create vibrantly layered accords.

Iconic perfume
Thierry Mugler
ALIEN EAU DE PARFUM

This floriental bouquet opens with jasmine sambac, develops a woody heart with an unequaled overdose of cashmeran, and leaves a trail of solar and ambery notes.

Thierry Mugler

ALIEN EAU DE PARFUM

FLORAL / AMBERY (ORIENTAL)

History

When compared with other perfume ingredients of considerable popularity, cashmeran is relatively new to the scene. First discovered by John Hall at International Flavors and Fragrances (IFF) in the 1970s, cashmeran has rocked the perfume world with its ability to melt into floral accords, adding a characteristically warm, smooth and cashmere-esque facet to complex fragrances. Cashmeran is loved by all—finding its way into scent compositions designed to delight both ladies and gents.
An ode to the softness and warmth of its vibrant facets, cashmeran derives its name from the delectably smooth wool of cashmere. Occasionally, you might hear cashmeran referred to as “blond wood”, despite its notable musk components. But one thing is for certain: either name is more poetic than its proper name (1,2,3,5,6,7-hexahydro-1,2,3,3-pentamethyl-4h-inden-4-one).

Some fragrances related to the ingredient

Alyssa Ashley

CASHMERAN VANILLA

AMBERY (ORIENTAL)
Paris Bleu

CHRONOMETER

WOODY
Bulgari | Splendida

JASMIN NOIR

WOODY
WOODY
WOODY
Xerjoff | Oud Stars

AL-KHATT

WOODY / AMBERY (ORIENTAL)
Officine del Profumo

VANILLA & PATCHOULI

WOODY / AMBERY (ORIENTAL)
Carolina Herrera | CH

CH MEN

WOODY / LEATHER
Thierry Mugler

ALIEN OUD MAJESTUEUX

WOODY / AMBERY (ORIENTAL)
Miller Harris

PEAU SANTAL

WOODY
Parfums de Marly

GREENLEY

WOODY / CITRUS
Roja | Semi-Bespoke

SEMI-BESPOKE NO. 14

WOODY
WOODY
WOODY / AMBERY (ORIENTAL)
Kelsey Berwin | Kelsey Berwin

MIDNIGHT OUD

WOODY / AMBERY (ORIENTAL)
Ben Sherman

BEN SHERMAN GOLD

WOODY / AMBERY (ORIENTAL)
Ajmal | Purely Orient

CASHMERE WOOD

WOODY
WOODY / AMBERY (ORIENTAL)
WOODY

Musk

Bergamot

Sandalwood

Patchouli

Amber

Vanilla

Jasmine

Cedarwood

Rose

Mandarin

Vetiver

Lemon

Tonka Bean

Orange Blossom

Iris / Orris

Cardamom

Pink Pepper

Lavender

Grapefruit

Woody Notes

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