Hedione is also called Methyl dihydrojasmonate. It is one of the most popular perfume materials.
Methyl dihydrojasmonate has a light jasmine smell but also something citrusy.
Hedione’s real name is methyl dihydrojasmonate, and it was first isolated in 1958 by Dr Edouard Demole, who worked for the giant Swiss perfume company Firmenich.
Methyl dihydrojasmonate, like that other larger molecule material, possesses not only high diffusion, but also great tenacity. It has a very useful fixative effect and great radiance: it has been described as bringing a ray of sunshine into a fragrance.
Firmenich trade name, is derived from the Greek word hedone, which means pleasure: a fitting choice for this luminous and fascinating material.
Full chemical name: methyl 3-oxo-2-pentylcyclopentaneacetate.
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