Aldehydes are a class of organic compound that can be found naturally in many places, such as fruits and other foods, but are more commonly produced synthetically these days. Often blended with other molecules to create complex fruity accords, Aldehydes and Lactones are also essential components in recreating exotic flower fragrances such as jasmine.
Long gone are the days of synthetic snobbery. Synthetics are here to stay and in the hands of a expert inspire greater creativity. Indeed using the term aldehydic to describe a scent has almost become synonymous with alchemy. Aldehydes at their best have the power to really add that something special to a fragrance. Whether it be that feeling of effervescence or a subtle 'sparkle' around a note, they create their own special magic, truly a synergy that is best experienced first-hand.