I'm looking for advice on storage, scent containment and work flow.
I've been buying some new essential oils and setting up my work space. My collection of oils is so aromatic that the collective smell of them all fills the room even with bottles tightly capped and inside of a cardboard box. It is dawning on me that this collective smell being so strong will effect how I smell fragrances when I want to isolate a single note, accords, etc - it will confuse what I'm smelling and effect my ability to blend. How does anyone isolate a smell with a full perfumers organ on their work bench? I'm considering storing the oils in lidded plastic boxes such as these on my work space, this will allow me to label the boxes and have ready access http://www.officemax.com/office-furniture/storage/general-storage-bins-totes/product-prod3490252#top I've also been considering an air tight cabinet with stepped shelving inside or I can store the boxes in there too. Is there an SOP for storing scents and isolating? I'm wanting to organize my collection, keep the smells contained while having ready/easy access while I'm creating. I know that I will have the oils I'm currently working with on my bench but I don't want to smell the rest of them when I'm working on a particular blend.