In standard conditions, benzyl benzoate is a colorless or pale yellow viscous transparent liquid. In temperature conditions of 17 degrees centigrade or lower, it will be solidified into white solid. Benzyl benzoate of high-purity would send out slight fragrance.
Benzyl benzoate is insoluble in water but soluble in organic solvents. Benzyl benzoate itself，a high-temperature solvent, is the only solvent of Musk. Benzyl benzoate has applications to pharmacy and perfume industry just because of its characters of low volatilization and relative stability.
Benzyl benzoate has good performance of plasticity.
For its good performance of plasticity, solvent, safety and environmental protection, benzyl benzoate has been widely used into synthesis of lead agent, leveling agent, repair agent, and so on.