Odour (decreasing): Floral-rose, phenolic, balsamic, mild and with only a very slight almond note.
Benzyl alcohol is a natural constituent of several essential oils, including ylang ylang, jasmine and styrax. This fragrance material also has antiseptic and antibacterial properties which means it can be used as a preservative, even in its synthetic form.
Uses: Benzyl alcohol prolongs the freshness of a formula by stopping bacteria from forming a cell wall around itself. This means a second generation of microbes can’t form. It can also act as a natural fixative and blending agent in flower scents.