Hi, I'm new here and enjoyed to join this forum.
First of all, I must say my english is just... terrible so I hope you'll understand me. I'll try to do my best.
Well I would like to make a perfume. I'm in love with Indochine by Parfumerie Generale and would like to try to "copy" this.
Here are the notes : http://www.fragrantica.com/perfume/Parfumerie-Generale/No-25-Indochine-13183.html
I ordered natural ingredients : benzoin, beeswax absolute, "honey fragrance", sandalwood, black pepper and cardamom. The mix is a disaster. I was hoping for something sweet & smooth. This is not sweet at all, I add vanillin to it, but it doesn't work. The beeswax absolute and the "honey fragrance" doesn't smell honey but very animalic and dirty.
Do you know this perfume (Indochine) ? What kind of natural and synthetic ingredients should I use to make a real comfortable honeyed fragrance ?
Secondly I ordered quality Sandalwood from Sri Lanka (Santalum Album) from a great seller, but I don't smell the sandalwood I expected. This is very dry, like cedar, a tiny bit green, a tiny bit spicy. There isn't any milkyness. I diluted pure essential oil in 10% in DPG and the smell is veeeery light. Low sillage and longevity. What's wrong with it ? Should I use synthetic ingredients to make it more powerfull ?
Edited by Encens - 9/26/13 at 1:12pm