Amyl salicylate

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Amyl salicylate is an aromachemical for use in, for example, perfume, cosmetics, soap, candles and air fresheners.


Before purchasing, read all the information below and the general product information.
Not intended for use in food, vape liquids or other internal use.
Intended to be mixed with other fragrances: on its own the scent can be dull or even unpleasant.
Do not use undiluted on the skin: it is a raw material, not a finished product.


Amyl salicylate has a scent reminiscent of flowers, with sweet, balsamic, spicy and green aspects. It also has the characteristic sweet metallic odour of salicylates. The scent is not particularly strong, undiluted use is common. Typical use is in fougères and certain floral accords. For the latter, a non-complete list is: clover, orchid, azalea, hyacinth, poppy, broom, heliotrope, daffodil, wallflower and carnation. You usually use between 0,1% and 10% of this substance in the fragrance composition, but a little more is possible without any problems. It combines well with fruit, citrus, herbs and aldehydes. It adds warmth and sweetness to the scent. In perfumes it is mainly a heart to base note, it is stable in most products, including soaps. It can be used well in scented candles.

Store in a cool, dry, dark place and out of the reach of children.


Amyl salicylate is a colourless to pale yellow liquid at room temperature. It is a mixture of mainly three isomers:
n-Pentyl salicylate 50-75%
2-Methylbutyl salicylate 25-50%
Isopentyl salicylate 5-8%

Please note: this applies to the product we sell. Products with a different ratio of these isomers can also be traded under the same names, so the scent may differ slightly.

The substance has a fairly long shelf life and occurs in nature, but the synthetic version is used for use as a fragrance.

Technical details

Density: 1,05
Log p: 4,4
Vapor pressure: 0,2 Pa
Melting point: - 12 °C
Boiling point: 282 °C
Molar mass: 208


The 10 and 50 ml packaging is made of brown glass with a black cap. The 250 g package is made of aluminium with a white cap. Closing is always with regular caps, for dosing small quantities we recommend the use of plastic pipettes.


This fragrance is made from petrochemicals such as petroleum. That's actually a shame, because it can easily be made from vegetable substances. The degradability in the environment is poor.


Amyl salicylate is classified as a hazardous substance, with the following characteristics:

H302 - Harmful if swallowed.
H400 - Very toxic to aquatic organisms.
H410 - Very toxic to aquatic life with long lasting effects.

An allergic reaction to this substance is unusual, but cannot be ruled out.


Item number: 23048
Dutch name: Amyl salicylate
EC number: 911-280-7
EU CAS number: 2050-08-0
CAS number TSCA: 2050-08-0
UN number: 3082


10 ml, 50 ml, 250 g