Monoscent G is a denatured alcohol solution of Galaxolide S molecule. This newer S type is an evolution of the eponymous synthetic musk known for its clean, woody, floral nuances.
The original Galaxolide™ has been a must-have standard ingredient in perfumery for decades, due to its intimate yet powerful, and immediately memorable odor, at least for *those who can smell the musk.
*According to a 1986 odor survey conducted by the National Geographic Society on a population of 1.5 million people in the United States, three in ten could not smell Galaxolide. It is a well-known fact that some people are anosmic to certain types of aroma chemicals.
There are a few reasons why the original Galaxolide, discovered in 1957 is regarded as a molecular masterpiece by some of the most respected perfumers of all time.
Apart from its very good price-performance ratio, Galaxolide has been one of the most frequently used raw materials both in fragrances and household products for decades because of its exceptional versatility, which allows perfumers to use it in any fragrance accord where designed to evoke bloom, lift and longevity are desired.
In 2007, half a century after the introduction of the original galaxolide, a new version with a “cleaner” molecular structure was discreetly launched and a few chemists started calling it "Galaxolide Super". Almost no one had heard of this new generation of Galaxolide until A Lab On Fire launched it as a single-ingredient scent.
According to a small number of perfumers who are familiar with this raw material, this new “Super” version is more powerful, radiant and animalic than the original.