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  1. Re: received some amazing rare absolutes from hermitage oils!!!!

    i haven't found a use for the seaweed yet.. far too fishy for me, tho i havne't diluted it down yet. The honey abs I found too sticky and too mild in a blend, but the others, with a lot of heating...
  2. Re: had serious health probs this year and have lost my creative flow.. help!!!

    It is wierd though, I look blankly at the 5 lovley perfumes I created , photoshopped the labels and bottled,
    before i got sick.. incredulous as to how I got there! .. I think it is true not to try...
  3. Re: had serious health probs this year and have lost my creative flow.. help!!!

    Thank you soo much everyone forall your lovley comments :).. it's so nice to visit here again :) and i've not tried cardamon at all in a blend.. thank you:).. I might just start wafting a few scent...
  4. had serious health probs this year and have lost my creative flow.. help!!!

    Hi guys, I was realy in the grip of perfume study and passion but in may this year I suffered a colon perforation but it was missed in hospital for 5 days and I had full blown septicaemia by the time...
  5. Re: Where to buy glass / plastic atomizers? (UK shipping)

    http://www.plushfolly.com/products-view.php?id=379&category=24&subcategory=42

    they sell diff bottles but these are my faves!
  6. Re: nagarmotha EO (cyperus rotundus) anyone familiar with using it? its my newest oil

    hi cacio, oh that's great;) is it in one of his books? ive got the oerfumes a to z book.
    I think it will be a really great oil to have and it wasnt expensive either. bluebell
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    Re: Incense accord

    hi scott, i just posted about a new oil i've just bought.. its called nagarmotha eo and it is very incensey!! i am going to try and play around with that and some other oils for an incesne accord, so...
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    Re: Recommended base for real tuberose

    i would go with a light base such as benzoin , copaipa balsum, amyris or peru balsum and you could boost the slightly dirty earthy smell of tuberose with a iny bit of diluted vetiver posibly....
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    Re: Any advice on labelling fragrances?

    hi there, i have some perfumes in sprays and some in the 3 ml roll ons and i do the labels in photoshop( i'm a beginner so it's quite basic! i tend to downloada lot of brushes and put an image or...
  10. nagarmotha EO (cyperus rotundus) anyone familiar with using it? its my newest oil

    it arrived today along with a sample of mitti attar( i can't smell a thing with the attar, bit dissapointed) but the nagaramotha i think will be an interesting addition to my oil palate.
    It is very...
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    Re: any ideas for a bluebell accord??:)

    or a hyasthent accord???
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    any ideas for a bluebell accord??:)

    hi guys, i want to make a signature secent for me as my username is bluebell and bluebell season is my fave!

    I'm thinking hyasthent( sorry can't spell that) abs violet leaf gardinia,, narcisis,,...
  13. Re: How do you come up with ideas for you fragrances?

    I have so many ideas and they're all from memory or fantasy as im ill mostly in bed with me/cfs so i dont get out much:)
    i realised i have made 10 perfumes so far, a few based on notes or a single...
  14. Re: DIY Amber - from scratch - no premixes blend - help!

    i would reccomend mandy aftels amber accord too

    I bought an "amber absolute" blend from eby recently and i would love to know what they have made it with and what quantity cos it is the best amber...
  15. Re: Tincturing strength questions. Enlightenment needed please.

    i sment my ceps yesterday and its really strong already!! and i quite like it in a wierd way.. very forrest multvchy floor:)
    the ones doing the best atm are my agarwood( bliss!! and i have used a...
  16. Re: Tincturing strength questions. Enlightenment needed please.

    hiya:) no idea about industry standards, i have just started a ceps tincture brew and will leave it and see. have you tested yours on your skin left to see how strong it is on skin? sounds like it...
  17. where to buy natural isolates in uk??

    anyone have any idea where in the uk i can buy natural isolates from? i've searched the net and it seems its just usa, and i'm low on money so would like to find a uk supplier. many thanks, bluebell
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    Re: Pumpkin Pie anyone?

    hi mumsy, i just got my kit for my course and it has butter co2 in it but yes it did come from eden botanical, but it is very buttery:) bluebell x
  19. Thread: Tuberose

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    Re: Tuberose

    i have some but not used it yet.. to me it smells dirty, fecal, sickly, rooty and earthy, but would like to be brave enough to try itout! it is so diff to the florals i am used to!
  20. Thread: Tobacco

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    Re: Tobacco

    one of my faves,strong, deep, sexy, earthy, tenatious,works so well with rose for a dirtyer, deeper rose, but like oakmoss can grow and overpower so more of an acessory note.
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    Re: Peru Balsam

    i love balsum of peru mixed with benzoin, vanilla and sometimes a touch of labdanum, it extends the vanilla well and anchers the benzoin, but i heat it on a radiator or in hot water to use it as it...
  22. Thread: Opoponax

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    Re: Opoponax

    I dislike the opoponax eo I have , it is really strange, but the abs I love.. it is treakly, balsamic, benzoiny/vanilliary and very toffee like,and a touch of jammy fruit, so different to the eo i...
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    Re: Olibanum / Frankincense

    I have yet to find a frankinsence eo that smells like the resin tears burnt on charcoal, so i am tincturing some quality frankinsense atm. it does smell much more "spiritual" and incensey but it is...
  24. Thread: Oakmoss

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    Re: Oakmoss

    I adore oakmoss and agree it is like nature in a bottle! but i have found it does grow and grow and overpower my blends when i have been too heavyhanded with it!, but def a great fixative and it's so...
  25. Thread: Myrrh

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    Re: Myrrh

    really want to like mhyrrh, but i find it so medicinal, I haven't learnt how to use it yet, so i will diulte it down and experiment
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    Re: Massaia Bark

    I hated this and i gave it away, it is very fatty, but I didnt dilute it, or mix it , just decided i hated it!
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    Re: Marigold / Tagetes / Tagette

    i've got some and I don't like it alone but it works well in low concentration with citrus oils, it rounds the citrus off somewhat
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    Re: Immortelle

    imortelle is one of my fave oils.. hay nd honeyed and very soothing
  29. Thread: Hay

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    Re: Hay

    I have 2 diff lots of hay abs.. one is pure haystack, and the other is more coumariny and sticky basey, not so hay like:)
  30. Thread: Ginger

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    Re: Ginger

    I like the idea of ginger and a floral, the only floral i have married it with is ylang ylang and that worked, but not tried any other florals.
    i have a small amount of eden bot fresh ginger and its...
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    Re: Frangipani / Plumeria

    I have frangipani. abs from amphora aromatics and it smells really fake, like cheap perfume, so don't know what the good stuff smells like:)
  32. Thread: Fenugreek

    by bluebellgirl
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    Re: Fenugreek

    i just got some fenugreek abs and it is lovley.. sweet toffee, can see the maple syrup in it, and slightly woody spicy but without the harsh top note from the eo
  33. Thread: Chamomile

    by bluebellgirl
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    Re: Chamomile

    I really dislike the smell of blue chammomile: and haven't used it in a blend) but in a low dose i like chamomile, it is hay like and apply for me
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    Re: Cepes (mushroom)

    thanks for that, there are no supliers of ceps abs in uk so i think i might tincture some:)
  35. Thread: Angelica

    by bluebellgirl
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    Re: Angelica

    I've just got some angelica root eo and its a wierd one! earthy, animalic, slightly celery seedy, i'm going to make a dilution and see how it is then, cosmi think i will like it more diluted, bluebell
  36. Re: advice on a ginger vanillia perfume im making for a friends mum

    hanks guys.. just got lemon mytle.. its lovley!! but this perfume has mellowed so nicely i am happy with the outcome and not going to add anything more, she loved it and i saved some for myself, but...
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    Re: add "sparkle" to green scent

    ime would be lovley with mint,.. zingy!
  38. Re: had a desaster with white birch!!!dont know what to do with mix now

    thanks for that, i am just realising that diluting some of the high odor intensity oils is a good thing!! .. will def dilute this one! bluebell:)
  39. Re: just booked on a cheap online course for some basic perfume knowlege:)

    hiya, sorry for late reply, am in the throes of flu! i'm on the edge of bankruptcy anyway so a course is nout compared to my debts!!
    i'm also laid up with chronic illness and ithought a good...
  40. Re: So I created something I think is wonderful.

    aww it sounds lovley, don't be nervous:) bluebell:)
  41. Re: just booked on a cheap online course for some basic perfume knowlege:)

    hi there:) there are a few options for the usa online one.. i'll send you the link..
    http://perfumeclasses.com/

    I chose the most expensive on my credit card:) but you can pay in 2 halfs or do a...
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    Re: What do I do with it?

    I find that balancing the jar or bottle on top of a radiator with a cloth to stop it falling down usually worls for me for heating it, but i have diuted some abs i just bought a tiny bit with alcohol...
  43. Re: just booked on a cheap online course for some basic perfume knowlege:)

    hi there, well it is really short and not that great tbh! but the kit she sent was handy, especially q natural coconut oild derivitive that emulsifies oil and water or amcohol and water, but i read...
  44. Re: had a desaster with white birch!!!dont know what to do with mix now

    oh no, im so scared of knocking bottles over! well ive abandoned ship and remade it with much less birch with a pipette but its got a really medicinal note to it.. i cant work out where its come...
  45. had a desaster with white birch!!!dont know what to do with mix now

    i was making a male perfume for a friend and its my 1st attempt at a male scent.
    I wanted to invoke a lovley night a had in spring sitting around a camp fire.
    it was all going well until i used...
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    Re: add "sparkle" to green scent

    i dont use aldehides but i have a mint leaf abslute and it is lovley so maybe that would help,just a suggestion:) bluebell
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    Re: Hay absolute, YUM!

    ive got 1 ml of hay abs nd i love smelling it out of the bottle! but i havent got around to experimenting yet, but your blend sounds lovley:)
    bluebell
  48. received some amazing rare absolutes from hermitage oils!!!!

    hi guys.. judt received lots of abs today.
    linden abs
    mint ;leaf abs. so diff to the Eo.. i can actually imagine using it in a perfume blend in a tiny amount,
    laurel abs
    clary sage abs
    fenugreek...
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    Re: need some advice about tincturing:)

    thanks guys, that is good advice:) i dont have the feeling the agarwood will take:) but the others should . I just got my frankinsence resin today and that seems amazing so i will be tincturing...
  50. Re: advice on a ginger vanillia perfume im making for a friends mum

    i dont know any company in uk that sell co2 oils:( and no idea where to get vanillin from either:(
  51. Re: advice on a ginger vanillia perfume im making for a friends mum

    oh wow thats great suggentions:) i live in the uk and i dont know where to get co2 oils and cant afford to buy from usa, so not got any. ur right ginger eo is pretty harsh. i also dont have any...
  52. Re: advice on a ginger vanillia perfume im making for a friends mum

    hi there, thank you;) i was going to avoid lab cos i use that with all my others, but a touch might work. actually ive just rechecked it after a good shke and its actually pretty nice! and the...
  53. advice on a ginger vanillia perfume im making for a friends mum

    my friend wants it for her mum at xmas. i explained that it wont be fully brewedas i only started it 4 days ago.
    Its got


    10 drops Tonka tincture from a bought...
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    need some advice about tincturing:)

    mhi guys, well i've blown my credit card on oils galore so decided to make some tinctures for the 1st time.
    I'm doing orris root, an anber paste , raw cacao chips and mixed agarwoods.
    i'm not sure...
  55. Re: Source of tobacco leaf absolute anyone please?

    hermatige oils now wells it and his oils are amazing:)
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    Re: Symrise Chemicals Summary

    wowsa! what a comprehensive list:) thanks for posting:) bluebell
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    Re: The Reckless Novice

    i would wait too. i made a gung ho ambery orange blossom one and used expensive oils. it went really messy but a month later i loved it:) keep us posted.. it sounds lovley to me:) bluebell
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    Re: scent of salt

    hiya, i got my deaweed absolute 20% alcohol dilution today with some others, and i put 2 drops of the seaweed tincture stright on my wrist with a drop each of clary sage ab tincture and mimosa and...
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    Re: Need help with composing my perfume...

    hi there, i'm new at this too:) my one tip is not to mix in water as it def doesn't mix with the alcohol and goes clody and seperates:)
    Personally, I think ylang ylang would be lovely in your...
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    Re: scent of salt

    i've just ordered some seaweed abs in alcohol from essentially me.. ill let you know what its like:)
  61. Re: has anyone ordered ols from this co? they sell so many rare oils but they dont have descriptions

    the oils are def top quality:) and they said next time i could order a tiny sample of oils i don't know, so they are a good company and have a huge variety of oils, but i think i will swap mine:)
  62. Re: bought oils that not mad on, am happy to give away or swap)

    thanks so much mumsy.. ive pmed you:)
  63. bought oils that not mad on, am happy to give away or swap)

    out of the batch i boought , I got 5mls kaffir lime peel, massoia , rhodedendron leaf 1ml fire tree and paulo santo holy wood oil i think thats 5 mls.
    I don't like them at all so if anyone either...
  64. Sticky: Re: DIY Suppliers List

    Here are my reccomended uk suppliers:)
    http://www.aromantic.co.uk/buy-natural-perfumes-concentrates-uk.htm
    the magnnolia and the olive are lovely:)
    http://www.makeyourowncosmetics.co.uk/ ( online...
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    Re: aldehydes and acetals

    thanks for thart.. its realy helpful:) bluebell.
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    Re: Pink Pepper vs Green Pepper

    hi there, i have just bought some pink pepper for the 1st time and i love it!! i can see how it can lift perfume blend! i havent tried green pepper but the pink is very different from the blqck.. i...
  67. Re: has anyone ordered ols from this co? they sell so many rare oils but they dont have descriptions

    got my oils today( wierd as its sun!) and some of them i love.. the hay abs, tonka,magnolia, and some others, but i really don't like fire tree, massoia, kaffir lime peel or holy wood and im hoping...
  68. Re: does anyone know a good quaity tuberose abs in uk?

    thank you:) i bought some wild rose abs from aqua oleum and it is absolutley gorgeous:) bluebell x
  69. Re: has anyone ordered ols from this co? they sell so many rare oils but they dont have descriptions

    thanks for the reply.. yep they do have the botanical names, but i m not aquainted with a lot of the oils, so it would be handy to have more info on them:) they are expensive, but i have set up a...
  70. has anyone ordered ols from this co? they sell so many rare oils but they dont have descriptions!

    http://www.oshadhi.co.uk/
  71. Re: does anyone know a good quaity tuberose abs in uk?

    i ordered some from hermatage oils so i look forward to receiving it:)
  72. just booked on a cheap online course for some basic perfume knowlege:)

    http://www.makeyourowncosmetics.co.uk/products-view.php?id=214&category=4&subcategory=0

    its 100 quid and not bad considering most online courses are sooo expensive:) im looking forwarsd to getting...
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    Re: My first Creation

    how is it smelling now and have you added any more oils?
  74. Re: anyone know supliers of uk small glass atomisor perfume bottles in small bulk? cant find any!

    thank you:) i found some vials and i now have some to experiment with')
  75. Re: just recieved my absolutes in perfumers alcohol.. has anyone worked with these? plus my rough id

    I've got some vials now so i can experiment with small amounts:)
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    Re: Looking for some help with Ozone scent

    what about a tiny amount of seaweed abs and I reacon a drop of oakmoss too? i've ordered a tincture of seaweed sp ill let ypou know as i will be experimenting;) take care, bluebell x
  77. Re: anyone know supliers of uk small glass atomisor perfume bottles in small bulk? cant find any!

    thanks so much for all the info.. all sorted now:)
  78. anyone know supliers of uk small glass atomisor perfume bottles in small bulk? cant find any!

    hi guys, i can only find them in usa!
    i need 10 /12 or 15 ml bottles with spray atomisor caps, and im not having any luck, the only site i found you have to buy thousands!!!
    cheers, bluebell x
  79. Re: also where can i get small vials in uk?

    thanks guys but are there any uk websites? bluebell
  80. Re: does anyone know a good quaity tuberose abs in uk?

    oh great:) which oils did you order? can you let me know the quality when you get them please. bluebell
  81. also where can i get small vials in uk?

    i can only see a few on ebay and i want to get aquainted with perfume making in small quantities unlike the last time!
  82. Re: just recieved my absolutes in perfumers alcohol.. has anyone worked with these? plus my rough id

    thank you vincent thats a real help:) actually, the ambery one and an oriental floral one have actually settled into a nce perfume, i like them, and its interesting cos they kept changing every day,...
  83. does anyone know a good quaity tuberose abs in uk?

    i bought some from ebay, i emailed them to check it was p[ure and they assured me, but it was soo adulterated! i put some on a smelling strip and also used a copple drops in a blend.
    When i opened...
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    Re: Plum Essential Oil

    hi, I've just received some lovely wild rose absolute and it smells like litely spiced plums:) I think it would work as a natural plumb hint as it smells more plummy than rosy
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    Re: My first Creation

    sounds lovley:)
  86. Re: just recieved my absolutes in perfumers alcohol.. has anyone worked with these? plus my rough id

    omg, thank you so much.. that is so helpful:) im so glad ive joined here:) im def a newbe in perfume .its much harder than aromatherapy:) do u know where i can buy the aldehydes in uk? again, thank...
  87. Re: just recieved my absolutes in perfumers alcohol.. has anyone worked with these? plus my rough id

    i really apreciate your advice.. you are sooo right.. it is horrid!!!!!!! im going to start again and cut back loads:)
    i want an amber theme with orange blossom and a little touch of incense and...
  88. Sticky: Re: DIY Suppliers List

    is there any sites in the uk for perfume bottles other than vintage ones with squeexy atomisers?
    am looking for cheap, nice bottles:)
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    Re: best base for conifers?

    i agree, oakmoss is a good choice for a woody accord:)
  90. Re: just recieved my absolutes in perfumers alcohol.. has anyone worked with these? plus my rough id

    hi mumsy yes thats a good point.. i bought a small bottle of pure perfumers alcohol and it smelled a bit like sandalwood and frankincense, but thats just my noses guess:)
  91. Re: just recieved my absolutes in perfumers alcohol.. has anyone worked with these? plus my rough id

    hi guys..elly.. the ones in alcohol that i lidsted are pre diluted in lcohol, 20% absolute, 80% alcohol,
    gwperfumer.. i got them from

    http://www.essentially-me.co.uk/ under extraits.. they are...
  92. Re: just recieved my absolutes in perfumers alcohol.. has anyone worked with these? plus my rough id

    sorry posted my blend in a diff post..

    oil and perfumers alcohol tinctures tinctures..
    labdanum
    ,cedarwood
    ,tonka bean,
    balsum peru,
    opoponax,
    vanilla,
    tobacco leaf
  93. Re: newbie here wanting to try my hand at creating a blend like l'occitaine amber:) any tips?

    so here's my rough idea..
    in proportion order
    oil and perfumers alcohol tinctures tinctures..
    labdanum
    ,cedarwood
    ,tonka bean,
    balsum peru,
    opoponax,
    vanilla,
    tobacco leaf
  94. just recieved my absolutes in perfumers alcohol.. has anyone worked with these? plus my rough ideas.

    they are 10 ml bottles with 2mls absolutes in. my faves are the tonka bean, oakmoss, tobbacco leaf and labdanum.. the tonka smells like sugary marzipan, the oakmoss annd tobacco are awesome:)

    Has...
  95. just recieved my absolutes in perfumers alcohol.. has anyone worked with these? plus my rough ideas.

    sorry double post:)
  96. Re: newbie here wanting to try my hand at creating a blend like l'occitaine amber:) any tips?

    thank you so much for thatamber accord recipe:)
    It's keeping me occupied planning the perfume on my lappy, cosi'm marooned in bed with m.e/cfs, 3 breaks in m,y foot and arthritis in my spine:)
    ...
  97. Re: newbie here wanting to try my hand at creating a blend like l'occitaine amber:) any tips?

    ps . i tend to be drawn to mostly natural perfumes and they keep discontinuing them! i loved aveda sacral chakra purfume but that has gone too, and i cant find any details on the net of the notes it...
  98. Re: newbie here wanting to try my hand at creating a blend like l'occitaine amber:) any tips?

    hi doc elly;) yep i'm from the uk.. i would like ambrette but i ran out ofmcash.. one for the list:)
    Perfume making is so much trickier than aromatherepay treatment blends in that for treatment i...
  99. Re: newbie here wanting to try my hand at creating a blend like l'occitaine amber:) any tips?

    thank you fpor the reply:) i've on;ly used rose, jasmin, neroli and oakmoss absolutes before.
    the musk bled i bought was from essentially me...
  100. newbie here wanting to try my hand at creating a blend like l'occitaine amber:) any tips?

    hi guys, i'm bluebell, I'm a lapsed aromatherapist( been off work 10 years due to illness).
    I am gutted that my fave perfume has been discontin ued, so i want to try and make a similar blend.
    I've...
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