Originally Posted by Abu Ayoob
Hi - I am just starting out in the business and am trying to get hold of some galaxolide. I emailed IFF who hold the patent, but no reply. Do the big fragrance co's sell directly to small-scale perfumers, or do we have to go through middle-men like the perfumers apprentice? They are fine if you want a few grams, but how about if you need to buy a kg of something? Thanks.
1Kg of something like Galaxolide is, ironically, about the hardest quantity to buy: small amounts you can get from PA or Hekserij
easily, 25Kg or more you can get from the big re-sellers easily - including all those Chinese suppliers youll find through Alibaba. Youd need to be buying by the tonne for IFF to want to trade with you direct with a material like Galaxolide where the patent is out and the material is produced in very large amounts.
However if you live in the US you could try Vigon
, who have a 1Kg minimum on almost everything. In the UK Id be looking to Azelis
for it. However all that being said, Galaxolide is probably the most controversial of the synthetic musks still in widespread use, so you might want to consider one of the alternatives - personally Im phasing out Galaxolide in favour of Romandolide in all my formulas.