DICTIONARY: I - J


Indie

Independent usually small perfumers who create market and distribute their own perfumes.

Indolic

Over-ripe, animalic characteristics to perfumes due to chemicals called indoles.

Ionone

A series of closely related chemical substances that are part of a group of compounds known as Rose ketones, which also include damascones & damascenones Ionones are aroma compounds found in a variety of essential oils including rose oil B -Ionone is a significant contributor to the aroma of roses, despite its relatively low concentration is an important fragrance chemical in perfumery. Combination of Ionones is characteristic of the scent of violets, used with other components in perfumery to recreate their scent.

Iso E Super

Aroma chemical added to fragrances to impart smoothness, fullness and strength.

Jammy

When referenced in perfume usually refers to Rose or fruity scents which smell like jam.

Juice

Term used sometimes for perfume.