ASSESSMENT OF PERFUME INGREDIENTS WITH APHRODISIAC
POTENTIAL BY GAS CHROMATOGRAPHY-MASS SPECTROMETRY

IOANA GAVRIȘ1, EDE BODOKI1*, PHILIPPE VERITE2, RADU OPREAN1
1Department of Analytical Chemistry, Faculty of Pharmacy, University of Medicine and Pharmacy, 4, Louis Pasteur St., Cluj-Napoca, Romania
2Department of Analytical Chemistry, EA 4651 ABTE Aliments Bioprocédés, Toxicologie Environnement, Faculty of
Pharmacy, Université de Rouen, 22, Gambetta St., Rouen, France
*corresponding author: bodokie@umfcluj.ro
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Abstract:
In the present study the composition of some of the best-selling perfumes of recent years has been evaluated, focusing on the
quantitative assessment of potential aphrodisiac ingredients of these fragrances, such as vanillin, ethylvanillin, trans- and cismethyl
dihydrojasmonate, muskolactone and muscone. Seven samples of different brands (three women’s and four men’s
fragrances) were analysed by gas chromatography-mass spectrometry. All the other major and minor constituents were
assigned based on MS spectra library (Wiley) matching, followed by pattern analysis using chemometric data-mining (PCA).
Trans-methyl dihydrojasmonate was found in all analyzed fragrances, with the highest concentration found in a perfume for
women. Based on the obtained data, it seems that a common pattern of “most wanted recipe” among both men and women
consumers is to be observed, based on some of the classical scents of vanilla, jasmine and musk.






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