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  1. Re: Oils that improve with age - how, which, when?

    I have 4 ounces of Mysore Sandalwood that was packed by Dodge & Olcott in June of 1911... making it 100 yrs. old! It is beyond sublime. I also have some Spearmint that was packed by MM&R -probably in...
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    Re: im looking for a nose.

    I have no doubt that Chris' nose is very good, however, in my experience, a GC/MS analysis when coupled with a really good database ( and that last part is essential) will give you a pretty good idea...
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    Re: im looking for a nose.

    Why not do a GC/MS shot and see what the trace says is in it? Linda Andrews at Perfumers Apprentice offers the service at a very reasonable 100 bucks AND....she's got the database to decipher the...
  4. Thread: Organ

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    Re: Organ

    Ed, I end up using the "floor" of the organ as well as another bench that is not in the picture as I have totally run out of space. I am contemplating having a "7 shelf monster" built at some point....
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    Re: Everclear: Why and why not?

    Incidentally... "200 Proof" or 100% pure Alcohol would not stay at 100% percent for long when exposed to the air etc as it would very quickly start scavenging water molecules out of the air. 190...
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    Re: Everclear: Why and why not?

    Everclear's 190 Proof Alcohol is just fine for use in perfumes. Everclear is also, I believe, also sold in lesser concentrations in order to satisfy various State requirements etc. hence...the...
  7. Thread: Organ

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    Re: Organ

    p.s. Thanks again for the kind words, Chris!
  8. Thread: Organ

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    Re: Organ

    Chris, I usually work out the basic sketch on paper also, however as I'm starting to "fill in the gaps" I find it to be extremely useful to be at the organ for exactly the reasons I noted earlier....
  9. Thread: Organ

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    Re: Organ

    I am not sure if it's because of my "day job" of studio musician, but I have my organ arranged basically from lowest vapor pressure (left) to highest (right). This pretty much works out to base notes...
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    Re: What does sex smell like?

    Well... reading the responses to this thread, I would say that the overall replies are more a response to the un-posed question: "What do you think smells sexy?".

    In reply to: What does sex smell...
  11. Re: Interested in trying Mysore Sandalwood oil as a fragrance, what to expect?

    Real East Indian (Mysore) Sandalwood Oil has a very sublime, woody fragrance that is tenacious and complex. I have some from several sources, the newest being from Polarome, and the oldest being some...
  12. Re: Interested in trying Mysore Sandalwood oil as a fragrance, what to expect?

    See next post ... couldn't seem to delete the one that was in this field...
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    Re: Woody base recipes

    The ultimate natural woody base material is (in my opinion) East Indian ( Mysore) Sandalwood Oil. You can tweak Australian Sandalwood oil with a bit of Cedar, Javanol, Ebanol etc. & a whisper of...
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    Re: Perfume recipes

    BTW....you may get better search results by looking for "formulas" rather than "recipes"
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    Re: Perfume recipes

    There is a website from a Russian aromatics Co. that has a LOT of commercial type perfume formulas, however they are most assuredly "knock-offs" or "smell-a-likes"of the brands that they reference.
    ...
  16. Thread: Perfume Organ

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    Re: Perfume Organ

    @ Bcarter: The wood probably retain a bit of odor, however I am maniacal about keeping my weighing scale on a small, footed, round stone base, so in theory...no fragrance materials ever actually...
  17. Thread: Perfume Organ

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    Re: Perfume Organ

    Thanks for the kind words everyone but as you can see... when it's not "gussied up" for a glamor photo, it's a fairly cramped work space! It only holds about half of my stuff (albeit things that I...
  18. Thread: Perfume Organ

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    Re: Perfume Organ

    Hi Bill,

    You just caught me,...I don't check in here at BN very often.

    I bought those bottles several years ago from a perfumer that was retiring. I have since taken to using Wheaton style...
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    Re: Woody base recipes

    Hmmm...Looks like you're working with things that should give you a nice woody note. You might try reducing the patchouli just a little ... also adding a bit of Javanol to your juice would probably...
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    Re: Dissolving jojoba oil

    Jojoba does not dissolve well at all in alcohol (SDA). If you are wishing to use jojoba because you wish a more "luxurious" base ( by that I mean a thicker, more viscous end product, you would...
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    Re: Cheapest Essential Oils

    Hi Woody, Looking for the cheapest essential oils may very well turn out to be looking for trouble. There are bargains to be had at times for sure, but, all of the true essential oils have a "market...
  22. Re: What's with these videos? “Adulteration of essential oils”

    These videos by "Borris the Perfumer" have a valuable lesson for any beginning perfumer ( or armotherapist etc.) to know about , presented in a funny video.

    The Oils video outlines a serious...
  23. Re: IFRA restrictions - which has you most worried/stocking up?

    IFRA will surely place water on their restricted list before too long at the rate things are going ( OK just kidding as I don't wish to get sued )
    Look............If you happen to be stupid enough...
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    Re: Is Luca Turin right about the sense of smell?

    There have been a number of folks in the scientific/ fragrance communities slashing at Luca's theory as being : simply daft , unscientific, implausable etc. , but no one, to my knowledge has PROVED ...
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    Re: Video tour of my Perfumer's Organ

    I am located up in Northwesten Connecticut....Litchfield, County......sometimes Woodbury, sometimes Winsted.
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    Re: Video tour of my Perfumer's Organ

    I had this organ built for me.... my last one ( also 5 shelves ) got a bit tired and it was also smaller than this one. It was made of birch, which in some ways was not the best choice of woods as it...
  27. Need help dating Patou -JOY packaging (Unopened)

    I just bought this "new , old stock" bottle of JOY.
    I am guessing it's late 60's-early 70's
    Never opened! Still has the original cellophane outer wrapper & seals.

    I would love some help...
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    Video tour of my Perfumer's Organ

    Here's a link to a short vidoe that I put on Youtube of a quick "tour" of my perfumer's organ. Enjoy!! -Gordon

    YouTube - Perfumer's Organ
  29. Re: 10 releases a year - the culprit: Guerlain

    Fantastically interesting post, Thank you.
    I've spent most of my life working in the music industry and have seen decidedly clear parallel as it relates to recorded music. It seems apparent to me...
  30. Re: Interested in trying Mysore Sandalwood oil as a fragrance, what to expect?

    Duckfinder & Evogel are 100% right.... All of the aromatics, but especially the really valuable ones such as Mysore change ( read that as : usually increase) on an almost daily basis. A while ago I...
  31. Re: Interested in trying Mysore Sandalwood oil as a fragrance, what to expect?

    One other note RE: Mysore Sandalwood. It has the highest concentration of Santalols ( Alpha & Beta) of any of the Santalum species. Besides smelling like a whiff of God's own private cologne,...
  32. Re: Interested in trying Mysore Sandalwood oil as a fragrance, what to expect?

    True , pure Mysore Sandalwood oil possesses a really heavenly scent. Expect to pay handsomely for it, and make double sure that you buy it from a super trustworthy vendor. There is more adulteration...
  33. Re: Remember the violet candies wrapped in purple tinfoil?

    Oh yes....and Choward's Scented Gum!!
  34. Thread: leather scents

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    Re: leather scents

    An aromatic called Safraleine ( Givaudan) will take you RIGHT there.
    I think you can buy it from Linda at the perfumer's apprentice.
    I would agree with a comment above RE some Labdanum in the mix ,...
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    Re: Mixing fragrance oils and essential oils

    Hi ...Your question is a good one. The problem lies in exactly WHAT Musk you are thinking about using. Musks lie everywhere from naturally sourced animal Tonquin Musk, to the various chemical Musks...
  36. Re: Making a one-note perfume out of gardenia absolute

    The Glucam seems effective at about 3 percent (weight) of total "juice".
    I think it can be used up to 5%,
    I'll have to check that again though...
  37. Re: Making a one-note perfume out of gardenia absolute

    I have recently started using Glucam P-20 and find that it is ia very good fixative indeed for mid-high notes. It does not seem to alter the blend much at all and really holds some of the more...
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    Re: Synthetic v. natural

    I have no bias RE: the use of synthetics VS. naturals. I use both and find them both indispensable. One important aspect of synths. is that they are extremely consistent. "Naturals" vary to an...
  39. Re: "Shiva Exports" aka "Wholesale - Essential Oils" - Prices too good to be true?

    Chez:
    Thanks for your diligence in ferreting out the story here.
    It seems that there are more places selling adulterated or just plain junk oils than you can shake a stik at.
    It's always such a...
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    Re: Resource for fragrance notes

    Pouchers book has an exhaustive list of these things.
    The book is really worthwhile and really ( unfortunately!) expensive.
    Heres a link to veiw some of the info from it on Googles book search:...
  41. Re: Does Anyone Want to Share Their Secret Formulas?

    There are about a million formulas online in various places and they are interesting to recreate in that you will be able to smell and understand the changes that take place as each new ingredient,...
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    Perfumers Organ

    My old Perfumer's Organ died several months ago and so I designed and had a new one built for me. It holds aprox 200 15ml size bottles ( most of my naturals)
    I am considering having them produced to...
  43. Thread: Perfume Organ

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    Re: Perfume Organ

    Hi RuRu,

    Good question RE cost...
    It depends on a couple of things: How many we're going to make, and what materials we use to make them.
    My guess is that doing ultra-deluxe models like the one...
  44. Thread: Perfume Organ

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    Re: Perfume Organ

    Thank you for the compliment!

    I have been a "lurker" at this website for quite a while and finally joined a couple of months ago.
    I'm afraid that they would be rather expensive to ship overseas...
  45. Thread: Perfume Organ

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    Perfume Organ

    Hi,
    This is my first post here. I just retired my old perfume organ which was past being on it's last legs.
    I had this new on made and am finding inspiration from just looking at the wood! It is...
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