Well, maybe I shouldn't have said "won't work as well," what I meant was "will be different."
The passage in the Hops book talks about a study of beer brewed with coriander compared to beer with Citra hops. Both had a lot of geraniol and linalool, but neither had citronellol. In both beers, the geraniol was converted to citronellol, and tasters perceived the beers as similar. "The results suggested the importance of citronellol and an excess of linalool in the hop-derived citrus flavor of beer, but because there was little citronellol in raw hops, the generation of citronellol depended on the geraniol metabolism by yeast."