- Oct 12, 2016
Well that's unexpected. It must be tiny impurities in the synthetic I would guess. The molecules should be exactly the same. I wonder if the synthetic PEA they are selling is not a high enough quality and might not truly be perfumer grade. (Though I can't say for sure)Note that there can be major differences in side- or off-notes of different PEA materials. For example, I have directly compared what Pell Wall sells as chemical synthetic PEA vs their biotechnology "natural" PEA & they are dramatically different. The latter is smooth radiant silky compared to the chemically somewhat harsh tone of the former. Now that I've worked with the latter, it's all I'll use. Of course, it is dramatically more expensive than chemical synthetic...
I do know that natural citronellol smells noticeably better than the synthetic.