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  1. Narciso Rodriguez For Her EDT and EDP

    I wore the EDT yesterday and am wearing the EDP today. They are both lovely scents -- especially the EDP -- but I'm finding that when I wear them, I generally wish they were a little more substantial. (And a bit less sweet.) I was hovering between the For Her EDP and Mitsouko EDP this morning. Very different moods. In retrospect, I should have gone with the Mitsouko. It has a wonderful depth and solidity to it. It feels grounding, anchoring. For Her just floats around me in a soft, somewhat powdery ...
  2. A place for all this to go

    My dear partner dislikes fragrance and is allergic to many things, and most of the people in my life aren't terribly fussed about fragrance. This means my recent enthusiasm has no outlet. It's going to have to all go here.

    The first perfume I ever owned was Angel. In 1996, a family friend gave me two 5mL bottles of the parfum just after it had launched. I didn't wear Angel much -- it was too strong for me -- but as a little girl the chocolatey-foody scent was delicious. A few years ...
  3. MIA Review: Eternity Eau de Parfum for Men by Calvin Klein (2019)

    This is a review for a perfume not yet in the Basenotes Directory. I will move the review to the directory and hide this blog entry once the perfume is added to the database.


    Calvin Klein seems to be having trouble with where to go next concerning some of its largest and best-selling lines. Eternity for Men (1989) was a watershed release that not only rekindled interest in the fougère genre beyond the tired barbershop varieties and the overbearing musky powerhouses ...
    Here and Now
  4. Fregrence Formulation


    I am new in this field as i am learning to understand perfumery as a hobby. So far since last one year finally i have bought some essential oils to create fregrence for perfume.

    If any one can help me for batter formulation along with below mentioned ingredients.

    1- ISO E SUPER
    2- HEDION
  5. IFRA Standards - a summary

    Quote Originally Posted by Chris Bartlett View Post
    No problem. I can’t say how much was in Channel Pour Monsieur but I can say that when I’m making a masculine fragrance to a commission and don’t need to worry about the standards I will typically want to use in the region of 1%. So ten times as much as is now permitted.

    Actually it’s the Eugenol and Geraniol standards that is the most problematic though:

    Here is the IFRA list of oils containing Eugenol:
    Clove bud/leaf/stem oil < 90
    Cinnamon leaf oil
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