Hydroxycitronellal is a colourless, viscous, oily liquid.
Its strong odour is sweet and is reminiscent of linden or lime blossom.
Hydroxycitronellal occurs naturally in lime, lemon, sweet orange, petitgrain, sandalwood, tangerine and ylang ylang essential oils.
It can be used as a fragrance material itself in many types of fragrances, floral or fresh.
It occurs naturally in some of the essential oils we use.
We use it as a fragrance compound.