Fragrance raw material

Galaxolide 50% in IPM (IFF)

 4,95 incl. VAT  2,44excl. VAT


Galaxolide 50% in IPM (IFF) is a solution of an aromachemical for use in, for example, perfume, cosmetics, soap, candles and air fresheners.


Please read all information below and general product information before purchase.
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.


Galaxolide 50% in IPM (IFF) has a musky scent with floral notes. It is the most widely used musk fragrance available worldwide for decades. The scent is not particularly strong and this product is already a solution (of 50 %) in IPM. Further dilution is therefore not necessary, but if you do it, IPM is the most suitable solvent. Typical use is in musk accords. You usually use between 5% and 50% of this substance in the fragrance composition. It combines well with almost everything: it is incredibly versatile and widely applicable. It adds a sweet, warm musky scent to the compositions. In perfumes it is mainly a base note, it is stable in most products, including soap. As a base note, it is also more or less suitable as a fixative. It can be used in candles, but it is not very strong in scent in candles.

We supply the 50% solution of Galaxolide in IPM, pure Galaxolide is much less easy to process and IPM is a solvent that is suitable for many fragrance applications.

Keep cool, dry, dark and out of the reach of children.


Galaxolide 50% in IPM (IFF) is a colourless to pale yellow liquid at room temperature. It contains around 50% Galaxolide (by volume), aka HHCB. It does not occur in nature. The solvent IPM does occur in nature, and is largely based on vegetable raw materials. The manufacturer is IFF, who also makes the dilution. In Europe, this fragrance is often associated with clean laundry, as it is widely used as a fragrance in laundry detergent.

Anosmia (not being able to smell (certain scents)) is relatively common for many base notes and certainly also for musk fragrances. It is always possible that you do not perceive Galaxolide, or that you perceive it in a different way than others. It can vary from day to day.

Galaxolide was developed by doctor Muus Gerrit Jan Beets in the laboratories of IFF, around 1957, and has developed into the most widely used musk fragrance.

Technical details

Density: 0,945
Logp: 5,9
Vapor pressure: 0,02 Pa


The 10 and 50 ml packaging is made of brown glass with a black (PP) cap. The 250 g and 1 kg packaging is aluminium with a white cap. The 4,8 kg packaging is an HDPE jerry can with a black PP cap. Closure is always with normal sealing caps, for dosing small amounts we recommend the use of plastic pipettes.


This fragrance is made from petrochemicals such as petroleum. The degradability in the environment is poor. Unfortunately, this applies to many musk fragrances.


Galaxolide 50% in IPM (IFF) is classified as a hazardous mixture, with the following characteristics:

H400 - Very toxic to aquatic life.
H410 - Very toxic to aquatic life with long lasting effects.

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


Article number: 23014
Dutch name: Galaxolide 50% in IPM (IFF)
UN number: 3082


10 ml, 50 ml, 250 g, 1 kg, 4,8 kg