Nizan I cannot help you with Benzyl Salicylate; on a smelling strip this chemical is odourless to me. However, I can smell its effect in a fragrance. I used Benzyl Salicylate as a Back note material. It is a fixative and provided a light floral quality which pervades the entire composition. Slapping some into a sample of Ylang isn't necessarily the best way of using it.