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Benzyl salicylate is a salicylic acid benzyl ester, a chemical compound most frequently used in cosmetics. It appears as an almost colorless liquid with a mild odor described as "very faint, sweet-floral, slightly balsamic" by those who can smell it, but many people either can't smell it at all or describe its smell as "musky". Trace impurities can have a significant influence on the odour. It occurs naturally in a variety of plants and plant extracts and is widely used in blends of fragrance materials.
There is some evidence that people can become sensitized to this material and as a result there is a restriction standard concerning the use of this material in fragrances by the International Fragrance Association.
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- "Benzyl salicylate". The Good Scents Company.
- "Toxicologic and Dermatologic Assessments for Three Groups of Fragrance Ingredients: 1) Related Esters and Alcohols of Cinnamic Acid and Cinnamic Alcohol, 2) Ionones, 3) Salicylates". Food and Chemical Technology 45 (Supplement 1). 2007.
- "Standards Restricted". International Fragrance Association.
- An Introduction to Perfumery by Curtis & Williams 2nd Edition, 2009, ISBN 978-0-9608752-8-3, ISBN 978-1-870228-24-4