A molecule created by the Givaudan company as a replacement compound for chavicol. Intending to become a better, more invaluable asset than its predecessor, toscanol was developed primarily for the purpose of injecting the qualities of longevity and durability into compositions. It stabilizes the aromatic compounds in compositions, and improves the strength and vitality of the fragrances and aromas — leading to longer lifespans of aromas, providing a slowing effect on the degradation of the strength and virility in the scent. It is frequently used to modify delicate lavender aromas, and to refresh and reinvigorate spices that degrade over time if no adulterants are present to halt the natural process of decline.

Givaudan possesses aromas of its own, which are often described as being notably sweet and aromatic; carrying hints of spice and green, with smaller notes of anisic qualities subtly present. Due to both possessing a pleasant aroma in its own right, and for proving to be valuable for the vast array of positive properties it possesses, it is often used as a favored alternative ingredient over other more volatile and less hardy materials like basil and tarragon.