'terpy' as organoleptic property

    'terpy' as organoleptic property

    post #1 of 3
    Thread Starter 

    Forgive my ignorance, but when a material, e.g. linalyl acetate is described as having a 'terpy' quality, what does that mean ?

    According to Wikipedia, 'terpy' is an abbreviation of terpyridine. Is that what is specifically being referred to ?

    Or is 'terpy' used more or less as a synonym for 'piney / coniferous' (thinking here of terpene compounds) ?

    Thanks.

    post #2 of 3

    Terpenic (relating to terpenes), I would say. Frankincense oil would be a good example. That sharp, paint-like, turpentine smell.

    post #3 of 3
    Thread Starter 

    ^ Thanks for clarifying, Renegade. That makes sense.

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    7/4/13 at 5:01am

    gandhajala said:



    Forgive my ignorance, but when a material, e.g. linalyl acetate is described as having a 'terpy' quality, what does that mean ?

    According to Wikipedia, 'terpy' is an abbreviation of terpyridine. Is that what is specifically being referred to ?

    Or is 'terpy' used more or less as a synonym for 'piney / coniferous' (thinking here of terpene compounds) ?

    Thanks.

    7/4/13 at 5:27am

    Renegade said:



    Terpenic (relating to terpenes), I would say. Frankincense oil would be a good example. That sharp, paint-like, turpentine smell.

    7/4/13 at 5:55am

    gandhajala said:



    ^ Thanks for clarifying, Renegade. That makes sense.