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Educate Me: What Creates The Lactic/cream Smell

Discussion in 'Sandalwood' started by Singularious, Jul 20, 2020.

  1. Singularious

    Singularious Whats this Oud About?

    I am down a rabbit hole today. My first real day off this year and actually relaxing.

    Anyway, I'm curious about any info on what makes creamy sandalwood...creamy.

    In researching, I understand that alpha-santalol imparts one constituent and beta-santalol another.

    But even within this those classifications, there are subs. e.g. paniculatum has almost as high marks in alpha and beta as album, but they seem to be in "epi alpha" vs "cis.

    Likewise in beta composition, paniculatum includes high "trans beta" vs album's "cis beta".

    All that and I don't even know if santalol is what makes it creamy.
  2. Sublunacy

    Sublunacy Just Arrived

    In short it can be many things or interactive combinations. But what I can add is that elements play a role since it is the base ingredient, and the nose tries to find locations to send them, some oils are in the vitamin family; and others are Just great base elements. The classes of hydrocarbons contained is layered into Many fields of study.
    To answer the question think of the skunk and the sulphur contained. And the combinations and possible Outcomes.

    Hope that helps some. Seems like mostly esters,alc,vinegars are prevalent as flavonoids and aroma.
    I am trying to find info on ironwood hearts if you are on east coast :)
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  3. DubOudh

    DubOudh Aster Oudh

    What is remarkable about this Oudh and oil business, or so I am finding out, is just what has my nose been doing all my life!!
    I thought I knew....but it would appear the more I educate myself about these olfactory experiences...the more I wonder where my nose has been (contextuly speaking of course)
    Smells, odors, scents, fragrances etc....have been a big part of my life...I always knew that...but to the level that this forum can take it...well this is just bizarre at times..So for me a sort of re-education is going on with my nose.
    How strange and extraordinary life is...alhamdulallah.....
  4. Mr.P

    Mr.P Evoloudtionary Bioudlogist

    somewhere I have a file with just this information. A breakdown of a sandalwood GCMS by an EO chemist with notes on the specific contribution of different santalols and their oxidized products. If I can find it I will post. If not rest assured that the information you're looking for is out there and readily available if you can find someone with experience.

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