Hi there. New here and first time posting. Hope I am doing this right. I searched the forum, couldnīt find a thread on it, only hints and bits and pieces.
Some lovely or helpful comments on what Norlimbanol can do for/with others. But what can the others do for/with Norlimbanol?
I am obsessed about solinotes, base notes (no pun intended), accords or just random single molecules aided by small doses of other molecules, emphasizing on an aspect -a real or imaginary one- of the protagonist. But most of all, I am obsessed about Norlimbanol, my ecstatic nose actually smells dry wood trunks lying half-buried in the desert sand for years, and I also smell "sun", I find Norimbanol essentially "luminous", itīs my type of Hedione (famous quote about Hedione "bringing light into a fragrance"...hope I got that right and promise to work on my English).
I tried a bit of Ambrettolide, just to get an initial impression: not bad, but no statement there. Norlimbanol is animalic enough on its own. To me it smells magnificently "sunny/luminous", but I remain conscious about the fact: itīs wild, itīs just outdoorsy-"letīs get the hell out of here"-wild: most of my friends hate it. I tried a drop of pure Lyral: the animalic luminosity got a bit watered down, but I hate shampoo and Lyral reminds me of shampoo. In absence of an alternative: I would wear it, no questions asked! As long as itīs wearable and there are no casualties: works for me! I tried it with Santaliff along with a bit of Cedryl Acetate. Santaliff swallowed it! Santaliff was 25%, Norlimbanol was 50%. Later on, I tried this on my skin, my hand 2 drops Norlimbanol 50% with 4 drops Iso-E-Super 25%. Smelled good. Clogged, but good, could be the overdose, not properly diluted and so on.
I know: I am an olfactic caveman, ignorant, and I must dilute further. But I still just need an initial impression, I donīt work for Givaudan and I sell nothing. Iīve bought 250ml Norlimbanol in two months time. I worship this molecule and its extreme complexity, have no words for it, at least not in English. But what do I do with it?! What do you do with a meditative woodiness? In the longrun, Its neutral radiance will become tiresome on its own. Thatīs the molecule they should have named Nirvanolide in the first place and no musk!
- Is there a way to keep Norlimbanol woody and still modify? I guess that means: is there another note/molecule/whatever, which would work with and for Norlimbanol?
- What am I doing wrong, besides everything?!
Thanx a lot and relaxed warm summer days to you all!