Glen O. Brechbill - Free Reference Books - Aroma Ingredients

    Glen O. Brechbill - Free Reference Books - Aroma Ingredients

    post #1 of 17
    Thread Starter 

    I think this is a great source of information for DIY perfumers.

     

    This online publication by Glen O. Brechbill, was mentioned on a recent post to the "Fragrance Industry and General Fragrance Discussion" forum under the heading "Perfumerbook."

     

    Link to the webpage: http://www.perfumerbook.com/index.html


    Edited by purplebird7 - 7/30/13 at 1:58pm
    post #2 of 17

    The Spicy is missing...what happened to it?

    post #3 of 17
    Thread Starter 

    Broken link.  I can't find an address to write to him, either.  Can you?

    post #4 of 17

    As Far As Glen O. Brechbill goes, I have to tell you that I have spent several hours trying to contact him, did some detective work, and I think even called some telephone numbers I rooted out, but have never suceeded in reaching him.

     

    I thought I would like to virtually meet him and form some sort of professional relationship,

    maybe talk on the phone, and make a friend,...  

    but I have utterly failed in this endeavor.

     

    Updated,    OK, I have just left two more phone messages on two different telephone answering machines for Glen, but I don't expect any return calls...  as I've not had in the past.


    Edited by pkiler - 8/1/13 at 10:01am
    post #5 of 17
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by SylviaG View Post

    The Spicy is missing...what happened to it?

    I would suspect that the link got wonky or the file misplaced, but there isn't a way to contact him and tell him so.

    post #6 of 17

    Hm-m-m-m...I wonder if anyone has a copy on their computer...?

     

    huh.gif

    post #7 of 17

    I did download a few of his works, but have to say that a lot of it contents are copied in different books. Apart from that, it's most listings. It probably contains another arrangement of previous sum ups from www.perfumerbook.com/The%20Spice%20Notes%20of%20Fragrance.pdf

     

    I did not download the spicy book with the broken link, and as far as Google can tell, it's not on his website; check for yourself huh.gif

    post #8 of 17
    post #9 of 17
    Thread Starter 

    Thanks.  Although the file named "Arranging Fine Perfume Compositions - The Spicy" is missing, there is probably information to compensate for its absence in these other files, "The Spice Notes" and "Classifying Aroma Chemicals."

     

    Kudos to you, pkiler. thumbsup.gif  You did a fine investigation.  I'll bet Mr. Brechbill is still active on the Internet.  He published this material out of revenge for being used for his talents and then dismissed from his job.   Possibly, he has enemies and doesn't want to be found. He certainly would be an interesting person with which to have a conversation.

     

    I wish he would realize that many like-minded people exist here for establishing professional relationships.  I'd hate for the industry to drive him out of perfumery completely.  Many independent perfumers have started small and succeeded with the help of online communities for collaboration and publicity.

     

    At least we have called attention to his books.    

     

    Mr. Brechbill, are you reading this?  smiley.gif  Maybe you will find our forum thread by searching the internet under your name.  If so, welcome.   May I speak for the community?  We wish you luck, we think you deserve better treatment, and we hope that you succeed as a perfumer some day.


    Edited by purplebird7 - 8/3/13 at 6:46am
    post #10 of 17
    I would guess that Mr. Brechbill is aware of Basenotes.
    post #11 of 17
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    Originally Posted by Curly11 View Post

    I would guess that Mr. Brechbill is aware of Basenotes.

    He Might indeed be so, but in all of the other online forums that I've been in, including moderating the largest one that encompasses all of perfumery - Yahoo Perfumemaking, Google groups, LinkedIn, Just about everywhere...   I've never come across his name outside of his website.

    post #12 of 17
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by pkiler View Post

    He Might indeed be so, but in all of the other online forums that I've been in, including moderating the largest one that encompasses all of perfumery - Yahoo Perfumemaking, Google groups, LinkedIn, Just about everywhere...   I've never come across his name outside of his website.
    . Perhaps he uses a created name (like most of us) if he actually does participate in the online perfume forums and blogs.
    post #13 of 17
    The perfumer is certainly aware of Basenotes. One of his references to Basenotes (p. 20 of the Fougere essay) is how I found this forum.
    post #14 of 17
    Thread Starter 

    You're right.  He mentions Basenotes.

    I sure wish I knew Part 2 to his story. 

    It seems a shame if he doesn't use all his knowledge and ability to create fragrances.

    post #15 of 17
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by purplebird7 View Post

    You're right.  He mentions Basenotes.

    I sure wish I knew Part 2 to his story. 

    It seems a shame if he doesn't use all his knowledge and ability to create fragrances.

    Yes indeed, that's part of why I wanted to form a relationship with him and explore his life and exploration in Perfumery...

    post #16 of 17

    He should be a member, I think it was he that sent a reply to my first basenotes thread ever (post 7):

     

    http://www.basenotes.net/t/290564/handbook-any-suggestions

    post #17 of 17
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    Originally Posted by Oveis View Post

    He should be a member, I think it was he that sent a reply to my first basenotes thread ever (post 7):

     

    http://www.basenotes.net/t/290564/handbook-any-suggestions

    Reading post #7 by Boom Boom, Boom Boom does not claim to be the author, just that they are giving the gift of this resource to the list for a Christmas present.

    Boom Boom also resides in Texas, while all info I have for Glen says New Jersey.

    7/30/13 at 7:31am

    purplebird7 said:



    I think this is a great source of information for DIY perfumers.

     

    This online publication by Glen O. Brechbill, was mentioned on a recent post to the "Fragrance Industry and General Fragrance Discussion" forum under the heading "Perfumerbook."

     

    Link to the webpage: http://www.perfumerbook.com/index.html


    Edited by purplebird7 - 7/30/13 at 1:58pm

    7/31/13 at 1:42pm

    SylviaG said:



    The Spicy is missing...what happened to it?

    8/1/13 at 6:17am

    purplebird7 said:



    Broken link.  I can't find an address to write to him, either.  Can you?

    8/1/13 at 9:43am

    pkiler said:



    As Far As Glen O. Brechbill goes, I have to tell you that I have spent several hours trying to contact him, did some detective work, and I think even called some telephone numbers I rooted out, but have never suceeded in reaching him.

     

    I thought I would like to virtually meet him and form some sort of professional relationship,

    maybe talk on the phone, and make a friend,...  

    but I have utterly failed in this endeavor.

     

    Updated,    OK, I have just left two more phone messages on two different telephone answering machines for Glen, but I don't expect any return calls...  as I've not had in the past.


    Edited by pkiler - 8/1/13 at 10:01am

    8/1/13 at 9:46am

    pkiler said:



    Quote:
    Originally Posted by SylviaG View Post

    The Spicy is missing...what happened to it?

    I would suspect that the link got wonky or the file misplaced, but there isn't a way to contact him and tell him so.

    8/1/13 at 10:19am

    SylviaG said:



    Hm-m-m-m...I wonder if anyone has a copy on their computer...?

     

    huh.gif

    8/2/13 at 3:27am

    jsparla said:



    I did download a few of his works, but have to say that a lot of it contents are copied in different books. Apart from that, it's most listings. It probably contains another arrangement of previous sum ups from www.perfumerbook.com/The%20Spice%20Notes%20of%20Fragrance.pdf

     

    I did not download the spicy book with the broken link, and as far as Google can tell, it's not on his website; check for yourself huh.gif

    8/2/13 at 6:07am

    purplebird7 said:



    Thanks.  Although the file named "Arranging Fine Perfume Compositions - The Spicy" is missing, there is probably information to compensate for its absence in these other files, "The Spice Notes" and "Classifying Aroma Chemicals."

     

    Kudos to you, pkiler. thumbsup.gif  You did a fine investigation.  I'll bet Mr. Brechbill is still active on the Internet.  He published this material out of revenge for being used for his talents and then dismissed from his job.   Possibly, he has enemies and doesn't want to be found. He certainly would be an interesting person with which to have a conversation.

     

    I wish he would realize that many like-minded people exist here for establishing professional relationships.  I'd hate for the industry to drive him out of perfumery completely.  Many independent perfumers have started small and succeeded with the help of online communities for collaboration and publicity.

     

    At least we have called attention to his books.    

     

    Mr. Brechbill, are you reading this?  smiley.gif  Maybe you will find our forum thread by searching the internet under your name.  If so, welcome.   May I speak for the community?  We wish you luck, we think you deserve better treatment, and we hope that you succeed as a perfumer some day.


    Edited by purplebird7 - 8/3/13 at 6:46am

    8/3/13 at 2:24pm

    Curly11 said:



    I would guess that Mr. Brechbill is aware of Basenotes.

    8/3/13 at 2:33pm

    pkiler said:



    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Curly11 View Post

    I would guess that Mr. Brechbill is aware of Basenotes.

    He Might indeed be so, but in all of the other online forums that I've been in, including moderating the largest one that encompasses all of perfumery - Yahoo Perfumemaking, Google groups, LinkedIn, Just about everywhere...   I've never come across his name outside of his website.

    8/3/13 at 2:51pm

    Curly11 said:



    Quote:
    Originally Posted by pkiler View Post

    He Might indeed be so, but in all of the other online forums that I've been in, including moderating the largest one that encompasses all of perfumery - Yahoo Perfumemaking, Google groups, LinkedIn, Just about everywhere...   I've never come across his name outside of his website.
    . Perhaps he uses a created name (like most of us) if he actually does participate in the online perfume forums and blogs.

    8/5/13 at 9:20am

    johnnyangel said:



    The perfumer is certainly aware of Basenotes. One of his references to Basenotes (p. 20 of the Fougere essay) is how I found this forum.

    8/5/13 at 9:34am

    purplebird7 said:



    You're right.  He mentions Basenotes.

    I sure wish I knew Part 2 to his story. 

    It seems a shame if he doesn't use all his knowledge and ability to create fragrances.

    8/5/13 at 10:09am

    pkiler said:



    Quote:
    Originally Posted by purplebird7 View Post

    You're right.  He mentions Basenotes.

    I sure wish I knew Part 2 to his story. 

    It seems a shame if he doesn't use all his knowledge and ability to create fragrances.

    Yes indeed, that's part of why I wanted to form a relationship with him and explore his life and exploration in Perfumery...

    8/6/13 at 9:32am

    Oveis said:



    He should be a member, I think it was he that sent a reply to my first basenotes thread ever (post 7):

     

    http://www.basenotes.net/t/290564/handbook-any-suggestions

    8/6/13 at 9:46am

    pkiler said:



    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Oveis View Post

    He should be a member, I think it was he that sent a reply to my first basenotes thread ever (post 7):

     

    http://www.basenotes.net/t/290564/handbook-any-suggestions

    Reading post #7 by Boom Boom, Boom Boom does not claim to be the author, just that they are giving the gift of this resource to the list for a Christmas present.

    Boom Boom also resides in Texas, while all info I have for Glen says New Jersey.