The following formula can be evaluated on paper and skin at a 5% dilution in ethanol


Eight Minutes in the Cold Blue Sun


Benzyl Salicylate 420

Amyl Salicylate 160

cis-3-Hexenyl Salicylate 50

Isobutyl Salicylate 80

Methyl Salicylate 10

Habanolide 260

gamma-Nonalactone (so-called aldehyde C-18) 15

Calone 5


Total: 1000



This formula came about as a result of a discussion on solar notes. I attempted to create an experimental accord with a definitive sunscreen connotation while preserving the salicylates' cooling effect.



Discussion on BaseNotes

Applying sunscreen

A cooling, solar, sunscreen scent

Eight Minutes in the Cold Blue Sun