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    Re: The Perfume Of Tutankamen

    I was able to obtain some premium Spikenard Essential Oil from J Steele via Perfumers
    Apprentice.

    I am waiting for some Frankincense essential oil to arrive internationally from Plant Therapy.
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    Re: Are Oils From India Really Not Genuine

    I am located in Central America.

    The only options as per countries are USA. Canada, and India, or any European
    country that can ship economically, which I do not think so.

    I already have a...
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    Re: Are Oils From India Really Not Genuine

    neroli1970: I will email Deve Herbes and ask if they have third party GC-MS reports available. I am
    really doubting it however.

    needaname, Bergamot and V. Cedarwood will be the first on my list...
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    Are Oils From India Really Not Genuine

    I have encountered the mentioning in old posts, by some members of the forum,
    the probability that essential oils from India are not genuine.

    I wish that I had known that before investing a few...
  5. Re: Weight Of Fractionated Coconut Oil In Grams per mL

    Alright, so 1.051 mL/gram it is.

    I have notated the figure, and will now use
    my scale for fractionated coconut oil,
    rather than a graduated cylinder.
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  7. Re: Weight Of Fractionated Coconut Oil In Grams per mL

    Thanks for the correct info.

    I deleted my post above, which contained incorrect info.
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  9. Weight Of Fractionated Coconut Oil In Grams per mL

    Does anyone know the weight of fractionated coconut oil in grams per mL ?

    There is an online Coconut Oil Converter, but I believe it is for regular virgin coconut oil.
    Regular virgin coconut oil...
  10. Thread: Alcohol

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    Re: Alcohol

    My 11 emails had been sent in Spanish and I received replies in Spanish.

    I do not think that was an issue, but possibly it was, as I am not a native
    Spanish speaker, but do have 32 years...
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    Re: Ambrette Seed EO and Absolute

    I would like to thank that last 2 posters for their information on this.

    Now that you have informed me, I think I will be using the Ambrette
    sold by the reputable USA dealer and manufactured by...
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    Re: Ambrette Seed EO and Absolute

    All I was saying was that the Robertet odor faded to nothing after 2 weeks
    on a test strip, and the Bangota odor was still smelling strong on the test
    strip after 2 weeks.

    That might lead one...
  13. Thread: Alcohol

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    Re: Alcohol

    I have not opened the bottle of liquor store cane alcohol yet,
    so I have not smelled it for: "the odor".

    However, thanks for your reply PKiler. I will take your word
    about the sweetness, and...
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    Ambrette Seed EO and Absolute

    I would like to report on 2 Ambrette Seed Oils I recently purchased.

    One, the steam distilled EO, was from Amazon USA, and a seller
    in India named Bangota.

    The other, the absolute, was from a...
  15. Thread: Alcohol

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    Re: Alcohol

    I thought that my alcohol problems were solved, but upon emailing
    the Amazon Mexico seller of the alcohol I purchased there, with
    some questions I have found out some new information.

    I asked...
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    Re: Alcohol

    UPDATE:

    I was able to order 1 liter of 99.5% pure Grain Ethyl Alcohol from Amazon Mexico for
    the equivalent of US$16 plus US$4.25 shipping, arriving Jan. 30th.

    It took several days of...
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    Re: Working With A Paste

    I tried warming it and I ended up wasting a lot.

    Could not draw it into the pipette, then when a little went in the drops
    were huge, and it sputtered out with most of it sticking into and onto ...
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    Re: Working With A Paste

    Hello Pkiler,

    I checked those at your link and they will not ship to me.
    Half of what Amazon USA sells won't ship internationally.
    Very frustrating.

    However I found these that will ship and...
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    Working With A Paste

    I have now discovered upon close examination that I have purchased an absolute
    that is a paste. I could not tell at first as it was dispensed to me in a no-see-through
    black glass vial. At first I...
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    Re: Alcohol

    Hello Finelikeanoyster and thank you for your reply.

    If I understand you correctly,

    • 96 G.L. = 96%
    • the cheap alcohol from Latin America is probably cane alcohol,
    rather than grain...
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    Re: Alcohol

    I have been googling on this off and on all day.

    I do know that the "circle" is a degree symbol like what is used in temperatures, but this is not temperature.

    The G.L. stands for Gay-Lussac,...
  22. Thread: Alcohol

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    Alcohol

    I was recently forced to go shopping for alcohol because one of the several absolutes
    that I have recently received will not dissolve in fractionated coconut oil, my favorite
    carrier.

    Living...
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    Re: Formula With No Quantities Listed

    Yes, the Oakwood Absolute did come from Lvnea in Quebec, Canada. The country of origin is France,
    and the purity is supposed to be 100%. Note that I do have another Oakwood from Perfumers Supply...
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    Re: Formula With No Quantities Listed

    Thank you P. Kiler for your prompt reply.

    To clarify: I am using Oakwood made from wood, not Oakmoss
    made from a moss that grows on oak.

    3 of my ingredients are absolutes: The Jasmine,...
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    Re: Formula With No Quantities Listed

    UPDATE:

    Finally all of the supplies I needed for my formula arrived by slow mail as of
    yesterday.

    I regret to announce that I encountered 2 big problems with the Oakwood Absolute.

    First...
  26. Re: idea for cheaper accord that smells like cardamom

    I bought 10 mL Cardamom EO, steam distilled, 100% pure, from Deve Herbes in
    India for US$10.75 and I am very happy with it.

    The shipping from this seller is a flat US$3 per vial for any number...
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    Re: Blending Factors For Ambrette and Oakwood

    The numbers found in the charts are opinions. I am sure that they are not scientific fact.
    Some members here may have different opinions from whoever created the charts.

    As for the items in the...
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    Blending Factors For Ambrette and Oakwood

    I have contacted the sellers of the products and unbelievably never received replies.

    For the Oakwood I also contacted Mountain Rose Herbs, simply because they also
    sell it, and they replied as...
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    Re: The Perfume Of Tutankamen

    After reading through this thread I have decided to wait on trying to make the Tutankamen perfume until I can find a good source for the spikenard and frankincense.

    If anyone knows where to order...
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    The Perfume Of Tutankamen

    I recently came across an online article discussing Pharaoh Tutankhamen,
    with a section on his perfume and it's vase.

    Apparently the vase was discovered along with the rest of the contents of ...
  31. Using A Scale When The Formula Is In Drops and mL

    Well now I have received my new scale which was ordered without thinking that virtually all of the formulas I have kept are in drops of essential oils and mL of fractionated coconut oil. So how do I...
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    Re: Formula With No Quantities Listed

    Hello Myung,

    Due to the fact that I had to order some supplies from overseas that will take anywhere
    from 20 to 60 days to arrive, I have not started to work on the formula yet.

    But don't...
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    Re: Formula With No Quantities Listed

    Sharpless, I appreciate your concern and advice. I was not aware of these synthetics.
    (but now I am)

    However I have been a "natural fanatic" going all the way back to my teenage years,
    and...
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    Re: Formula With No Quantities Listed

    Pkiler, I forgot to mention that I took your advice and ordered a scale.

    It is something I should have done in the very beginning I guess.
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    Re: Formula With No Quantities Listed

    I ordered the Ambrette Seed Oil from 2 sources:
    1) Deve Herbes: 2 ml - very pricey (shipped for $3.00 from India)
    2) Amazon USA: Seller: Bangota: 10 ml - cheaper but not that cheap (shipped from...
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    Re: Formula With No Quantities Listed

    I have no idea what musk I used way back then. It was cheap and purchased
    in a local "head shop". That is all I remember.

    I mixed the two, musk and patchouli, and applied it directly undiluted,...
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    Re: Formula With No Quantities Listed

    What convinced me to buy these expensive materials was that many years ago in the early 1970's
    I wore a mixture of 2 essential oils, musk and patchouli, and I loved it.

    Now, after getting back...
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    Formula With No Quantities Listed

    Hi,

    I am new to this forum, and I am new as an amateur perfumer.

    I have come across a formula for a men's cologne, but it lacks the quantities of the ingredients.

    I would like to solicit...
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