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  1. evolution of an oil

    Greetings all,
    As part of my training for making perfume using naturals I am working through all my essential oils making notes on their characteristics and how they evolve on a smelling strip over a period of time - until they fade.
    I have completed about 70 up till now.
    This record is obviously subjective and I am keen to find out if there is a definitive directory, list or resource that has noted the evolution of essential oil scents on a smelling strip
    Thanks and ...
  2. Dionysis by Lord's Jester - Adam Gottschalk, Perfumer

    I'm wearing Dionysis this morning - in a few spots in various levels of development.

    This one opens intensely with a big plump wine note that is loaded with what seems like sticky balsam. It's heady and intoxicating - it's hard to pull your nose away from.

    That stage only lasts a few minutes on me. There's a transition next that speeds through a number of olfactory images to me - some good, some not so good. I get an herbal tea with milk shortly after the initial blast ...
  3. Love Affair with Vetiver

    Today I'm going to write about Vetiver. I've written about Vetiver before, it my regular magazine column on herbs and on my perfume website, but I thought it would be nice to look at it a bit more from a perfumers perspective.

    It's an amazingly useful plant, as well as a delightful oil, used for it's deep roots and incredible hardiness in all kinds of envirmments to preserve our precious topsoil, as well as clean ...



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