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[*] posted on 17-3-2022 at 14:03


How about just making benzaldehyde from bensyl alcohol? Sure has a nice smell of Amaretto liquor :).
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[*] posted on 17-4-2022 at 10:50


combining HCl or NaOH with acetone and letting it sit for a while (maybe some sunlight for good luck)
forms an oily compound, phorone or something like it, i remember long ago i had wiped some of this off on a piece of paper towel and on a hot summer day it was drying near a window and as i woke back up again it was the most beautiful aroma ive ever come across

personally i really like the smell of resorcinol, but i believe its mostly made by extraction from exotic wood barks




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[*] posted on 18-4-2022 at 02:52


Quote: Originally posted by Antiswat  
combining HCl or NaOH with acetone and letting it sit for a while (maybe some sunlight for good luck)
forms an oily compound, phorone or something like it, i remember long ago i had wiped some of this off on a piece of paper towel and on a hot summer day it was drying near a window and as i woke back up again it was the most beautiful aroma ive ever come across

Sounds like a mixture of phorone and mesityl oxide, both products of acetone self-condensation. The former has a floral smell, the latter is more sweet.




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