Linalool is a colourless liquid with a soft, sweet odour. It occurs naturally in many essential oils, such as ho wood oil, tangerine, spearmint, rose, neroli, mandarin, lemon, lime, lavender, cypress, grapefruit, cinnamon, chamomile, palmarossa and ylang ylang.
Some people have allergic responses to specific fragrance materials, such as linalool. Whether an ingredient or a naturally occurring fragrance constituent, we have to include them on quantitative ingredients lists by law. This enables these people to identify which products they can safely use.
As an ingredient, linalool is used in floral fragrances. It occurs naturally in many of the essential oils we use. We use ho wood oil, which is linalool in its natural form, for the woody, sweet note it gives.