Myrcene is an important average acclimated in the perfumery industry. It has a affable odor, but is rarely acclimated directly. It is aswell ambiguous in air, disposed to polymerize. Samples are counterbalanced by the accession of alkylphenols or tocopherol. It is appropriately added awful admired as an average for the alertness of acidity and aroma chemicals such as menthol, citral, citronellol, citronellal, geraniol, nerol, and linalool. Treatment of myrcene with hydrogen chloride gives geranyl chloride, neryl chloride, and linalyl chloride. Treatment of these compounds with acerb acerbic gives geranyl acetate, neryl acetate, and linalyl acetate, respectively. These esters are again anatomize to the agnate alcohols. Myrcene is aswell adapted to myrcenol, addition aroma begin in lavender, via uncatalyzed hydroamination of the 1,3-diene followed by hydrolysis and Pd-catalyzed abatement of the amine.
As 1,3-dienes, both myrcene and mycenol abide Diels-Alder reactions with several dienophiles such as acrolein to accord cyclohexene derivatives that are aswell advantageous fragrances.