Ginger Root Essential Oil CAS 8007-08-7

Ginger Oil is a pale yellow to light amber- colored mobile liquid. Its viscosity increases upon ageing or exposure to air (resinification). The odor is warm, but fresh-woody, spicy and with a peculiar resemblance to orange, lemon, lemon- grass, coriander seed oil, etc. in the initial, fresh topnotes. The sweet and heavy undertone is tenacious, sweet and rich, almost balsamicfloral.

There is no pungency in the flavor of any of the ginger oils. The flavor is warm and spicy, slightly bitter at high concentration, but pleasant-aromatic at ordinary use level.
Arctander, Steffen . Perfume and Flavor Materials of Natural Origin