Almond Essential Oil Bitter CAS 8013-76-1

Bitter Almond Oil is a colorless liquid of strong, but sweet and clean odor, reminiscent of crushed, wet bitter almonds or of a very high grade of benzaldehyde (which it might well be!). The odor is also familiar to those who prepare or enjoy the European candy known as “Marcipan” (panis marci is Latin for “marcus’ loaf of bread”) or “Almond Paste”. This is probably an old Italian specialty, now a popular candy- and pastry-filling in many European countries.

Arctander, Steffen . Perfume and Flavor Materials of Natural Origin (p. 64).

Prunus amygladus amara.