Originally Posted by purplebird7
LOL. Oops. Asked the wrong person...
But if you found a few you can tolerate to use, okay! That's what I want to know.
Is the one from White Lotus called Bourbon Vanilla?
If so, does it differ from Eden Botanicals or any of the others?
I am wondering if I am being too picky about what is essentially a note without much variance.
So Sorry, the weekend has been a bit busy...
My Vanillic Basket overflows, like too many of my baskets, (time for a Perfumarium expansion again, I fear...)
I have both the Eden Vanilla Bourbon, and I also use the Nemat Vanilla Abs. the Nemat smells a little more like rum, than the bourbon (oddly enough, maybe the bourbon smells like bourbon, heh?)...
I guess I was wrong about having the White Lotus Vanilla, sorry.
I think that Vanilla Abs, since it is a natural, it is more prone to variations, just like any other natural, so buy a few and find what works in your juice.
For Vanillin, I find that there are also variations, grades even, and so I like the TGSC stock I have. I was working at my Friend's Lab, the Perfume Chemist in San Diego, and he showed me some industrial grade Vanillin that even though he discounted it as lower grade, it smelled better than the other vanillin's that I'd smelled before. This prompted me to buy more Vanillin to find out what I had been smelling before, and so now, I've mostly thrown out the other vanillins I had and stick with the product I bought from TGSC as better smelling and unpolluted from many of the others I had.
I've found that Vanillin is most susceptible to be both influenced by other odors around it, and an influencer on other odors around it. It willl both take on the odor of other chems if stored say in plastic bags in the same box, and also will GIVE it's odor to other things also stored in plastic bags.
When I first started, I went to a perfumers home, and she gave me about 150 bottles and bags of perfumery materials. The bagged powders I left in the box together for a month or more, not knowing much as a young learner... As I've grown and smelled, I've had to throw out all of those powders from that early day, as they all are cross polluted with each others's scents, and worthless now to me.