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  1. 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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  2. Need help with a Tuberose accord

    Quote Originally Posted by David Ruskin View Post
    Use Methyl Tuberate

    Here is a simple Tuberose base for you to play with.

    Benzyl Acetate 10.0
    Methyl Benzoate 4.0
    Linalol 7.0
    Methyl Salicylate 4.0
    Benzyl Salicylate 10.0
    Methyl Helptine Carbonate (or Undecavertol, or Methyl Octine Carbonate) 1.0
    Methyl ANthrnilate 20.0
    Ylang (Oil or Base) 4.0
    Aurantiol 1.0
    Methyl Tubrate 0.5
    gamma Octalactone 0.5
    Celery Seed Oil 0.9
    Hydroxycitronellal
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  3. Andron has been resurrected!

    I gave up on finding my favorite 80s fragrances years ago, but a recent blind buy has returned Andron to me. I hope others who loved it get to use it again.
    I purchased a bottle of Charm Fresh Breeze Aroma by Bioaqua on Amazon, and have been transported to 1982, just like Uncle Rico!

    Updated 30th October 2019 at 06:41 PM by dreese

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  4. 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 ...
  5. La fougère est morte, vive la fougère

    Fougère Royale was of course the original fougère. It was not only the first example of the genre but also one of the first fantasy perfumes - abstract creations that don't draw their inspiration from nature.

    Paul Parquet's great and novel idea was to create a perfume structure based on the contrasts and harmonies of three different materials : the fresh aromatic smell of lavender, the sweet and powdery hay-like odour of coumarin and the resinous dark orange of bergamot.
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    Updated 7th December 2019 at 09:16 AM by Wild Gardener

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