Paler and less discoloring than other birch tar variants, Birch Tar Rectified retains the same phenolic, penetrating odor. Easily soluble in alcohol, this fragrant material is a common addition to phenolic perfumery, often included alongside ingredients such as vetiver, patchouli, and balsam. Its aroma is slightly sweet and somewhat reminiscent of leather, which also makes it a popular component of masculine fragrances such as colognes, aftershaves, and body lotions.