Givaudan debuts Nympheal, a fragrance ingredient with a white floral profile

Givaudan Fragrance Ingredients business is launching Nympheal, a biodegradable molecule that is said to offer a bloom effect in water applications.
Givaudan’s latest fragrance ingredient builds on the company’s expertise in muguet aldehydes. According to Givaudan, Nympheal combines the best olfactive and technical qualities of other molecules in this category. It provides a fresh and opulent muguet fragrance with a hint of linden blossom, adding volume, floral creaminess, and excellent diffusion to fragrance compositions.

“Nympheal is an outstanding fresh and opulent muguet ingredient, with a linden blossom accent bringing tremendous volume and creaminess,” said Dominique Lelièvre, Ingredients Research Perfumer at Givaudan.

The new molecule [1] is a colourless liquid that can be used by perfumers in water applications. Its versatility will enable to bring a robust white floral note in various cross-category applications including shampoos and antiperspirants.

Givaudan also identified an interesting synergy of Nympheal and patchouli oil that creates a particular effect, since they do not overlay, but interact to bring a unique signature.

Biodegradable molecule
In alignment with the Givaudan’s sustainability goals, Nympheal is a biodegradable molecule that follows the guidelines set by the OECD.

It was developed according to the principles of green chemistry, and in line with the company’s Safe by Design approach with the aim to match the sustainability expectations of consumers’ today.

“It is a delight to share this molecule with customers, as it opens up new possibilities for creating memorable and long- lasting fragrances. Nympheal is the result of collaboration between Givaudan’s researchers, perfumers, and regulatory experts, showcasing their dedication and expertise in developing ingredients that make a difference to fragrance compounds,” said Paul-Erwan Camenen, Head of Fragrance Ingredients Business at Givaudan.