Mojito Chypre

Aldehydes for a glossy fruit skin effect


Aldehydes can be found in many places in nature including the rind of citruses and the glossy skin of berries. In Mojito Chypre the perfumer introduces ‘strawberry aldehydes’ to give the imaginary strawberry mojito a very convincing life like touch.

Mojito Chypre by Pierre Guillaume Cruise/Croisiere


Aldehydes for a leather touch


Rien is a case when aldehydic compounds help perfumers to create smooth leather accords. When leather gets treated to become a product, very often these chemicals are used to stop the processes of decay and thus for us, aldehydes are part of the leather smell.

Rien by Etat Libre d'Orange


Aldehydes for vintage florals glory


A classic chypre with a vintage vibe, a case when aldehydes remind us of grand sophisticated formulas of the last century. In combination with complex floral materials such as roses (and in Nevemore you have the unsurpassed rose de Mai) certain aldehydes give the formula a certain fizzy, sparkling (some call this effect ‘boozy’) nuance.

Nevermore by Frapin

Fleur de Louis

A Perfect example of an aldehydic white floral



This perfume was included in this selection because it is a perfect example of an aldehydic white floral nuance. Neroli, orange blossom, ylang-ylang and jasmine all naturally have a high content of these compounds (again the nature working to preserve their beautiful blooms for longer with the help of these molecules). In Fleur de Louis all of these flowers combine into a clean, strong aldehydic nuance.

Fleur de Louis by Arquiste


Aldehydes disguised as 'salt'


The ‘salt’ accord in this leather formula is made with the use of different aldehydes.

Ducalis by Angela Ciampagna

Fathom V

Salt, sea grass, and fruity nuances made with various aldehydes


The powerful sharp greenness in this perfume is achieved with the help of a mix of many aldehydic compounds. Naturally citruses have them in their rind, so do waxy green leaves and adding a drop of aldehydes to a formula with a big green theme makes the imaginary leaves much more lifelike, you can almost feel them.

Fathom V by Beaufort

5.1 Suede Osmanthe

Smooth, iridescent leather


A cozy smooth suede: a combination of leather, dried apricots, black tea and cashmeran, all contriving to smell like a smoky honeyed osmanthus. Aldehydes in this formula enhance both fruity and leathery nuances. 

PG5.1 Suede Osmanthe by Parfumerie Générale by Pierre Guillaume


Aldehydes for fog particles effect


A haze-over-a-pond illusion produced with white musks, heliotropin, aquatic nuances and fresh woody notes of iris, papyrus and lotus.


Dragonfly by Zoologist

Pure Azure

Salt and sun (but really aldehydes)


A perfume blended to remind of the height of summer somewhere in the Mediterranean with an accord of salty breeze in the formula and bright blue sky in the title.

Pure Azure by Phaedon Paris