2-phenylethanol is a primary alcohol that is ethanol substituted by a phenyl group at position 2. It has a role as a fragrance, a Saccharomyces cerevisiae metabolite, a plant metabolite, an Aspergillus metabolite and a plant growth retardant. It is a primary alcohol and a member of benzenes.
2-Phenylethanol is found in almond. 2-Phenylethanol is a component of ylang-ylang oil.
2-Phenylethanol is a flavouring ingredient.