Coumarin

A plant-based fragrant compound that occurs in sweet-smelling grass, sweet woodruff, and sweet clover. It has a sweet and vanilla-like scent in high concentrations and a similar scent to freshly mowed grass in low concentrations.
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Overview

Coumarin is a plant-based fragrant compound that occurs naturally in several species of sweet-smelling grass, sweet woodruff, and sweet clover. All of these are called ‘sweet’ because of the pleasant scent of coumarin – sweet and vanilla-like in high concentrations and similar to freshly mowed grass in low concentrations.

Coumarin is used as a fragrance. As is the case with all fragrances, some people may have a sensitivity to it which can result in an allergic reaction. It is therefore crucial to patch-test before using.