Originally Posted by Chris Bartlett
I dont know a good source of a ready-made cyclamen accord. Cyclamen aldehyde is certainly part of the scent but it isnt all of it.
The following accord is taken from my 1959 edition of Poucher
(with modernised names by me):
150 Methyl ionone
100 Cinnamic alcohol
30 Musk ketone
30 Jasmine absolute
20 Rose absolute
5 Cyclamen aldehyde
1 Aldehyde C12 lauric
1 Methyl octine carbonate
1 Phenyl acetaldehyde
Please note that if you make that up and dilute it at 10% it will not
be compliant with IFRA standards as most of the things in it now have restrictions on them.
Just thinking a bit more about this, heliotropine is a bit difficult to get hold of in Europe now so you could substitute veratraldehyde, which is easier to buy.
Similarly if you dont like nitro musks you could substitute another one for the musk ketone - ambrettolide would be my choice I think, though musk ketone is still probably better.
To cut down on the vast amount of hydroxycitronellal in it you could add some lilial and lyral in place of some of it.
In place of the methyl octine carbonate you could use some calone or melonal or perhaps a trace of cucumber aldehyde.
And to cut down the cost both the rose and the jasmine absolutes could be replaced with accords although personally I would keep the rose absolute in to add some welcome complexity.