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- n. An olefinic natural organic compound, a hydrocarbon and monoterpene, important in perfumery.
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The aroma of ordinary hops is characterized by the terpene myrcene, which is also found in bay leaf and verbena, and is woody and resinous.
Its fruits have a more resinous aroma thanks to myrcene, with less irritant cardanol.
The main aromatic components of the gum are two terpenes, pine-like pinene and woody myrcene.
Limonene and menthol are distinctive, while myrcene provides a background note in a number of spices and herbs.
The primary aromas in gin come from the terpene aromatics (p. 390) in the spices and herbs, especially notes of pine, citrus, flowers, and wood (pinene, limonene, linalool, myrcene).
The mango's sweet taste is caused by the presence of some 400 fragrant compounds from the terpenes family, particularly delta-3-carene, ocimene, myrcene and terpinolene, which give the mango a unique and very distinct flavour.