Erik Kormann's most popular scent was the original September, a gorgeous orange sandalwood scent that is no longer available. Borobudur is a variation on September. Chemist Philip Kraft of Givaudan produced a remix initially just for himself but then worked on the Borobudur project with Erik Kormann and Givaudan perfumer, Alain Alchenberger.
Borobudur blends orange and sandalwood with geranium. Dr. Kraft noted that while the scent of orange is a bright initial note, it does not last and sandalwood Javanol lasts for a long time. In order to keep the notes together through the drydown of the fragrance, aldehydes were used - two special molecules isolated from oranges: natural juicy Sinensal aldehyde and captive Givaudan flavor molecule Anjeruk. This way the orange note stays with the sandalwood and musk sillage derived from Givaudan's sandalwood Javanol and Pashminol and Sylkolide and Serenolide musk molecules. Borobudur is an eau de toilette, edt.
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