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    Re: Can you use too many naturals?

    in this little theory of mine their are no 'reactions' - not that I am knowledgeable enough to leave them out entirely - therefore there will always be 'leftovers'. So 'a' and 'b' will dance and...
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    Re: Can you use too many naturals?

    I'd be curious to know if these 'compounding order' experiments yield different results when blending chemicals of similar molecular weight only. My mind wanders to images of molecules, many a shape...
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    Re: Can you use too many naturals?

    I mean no disrespect in saying this but.. 125 EOs and Absolutes sounds crazy to me.. that is a lot of molecules! That being said, I'm still a rookie, and have not smelled this fragrance!

    Mix too...
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    Re: Best way to dirty up a fragrance?

    mumsy, wow! does that mean... people are selling the stuff??

    hehe...cabbage sort of rings a bell in distant memory... but i definitely don't remember making as many rotten veggie comparisons as...
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    Re: Best way to dirty up a fragrance?

    Definitely had some experience with skunk over the years!

    I am wholeheartedly interested in it's perfumery applications and I've thought about it more than once! But god would I want SOMEBODY ELSE...
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    Re: Cannabis in perfumery

    Thanks! Could be perfect for enhancing inferior oils, and 'revitalizing' oils whose characteristic aromas have been damaged or lost. Somebody mentioned Hops... very close botanical cousin of MJ I...
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    Re: How to tame patchouli

    +1!
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    Re: Storing Aroma Chemicals (Freezer?)

    thought i responded to this but i guess i forgot... good to know guys thanks for the info! Shame I can't keep really extend the shelf-life of these chemicals that way. I've at least purchased some...
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    Storing Aroma Chemicals (Freezer?)

    I fear for the shelf-life of chemicals I use infrequently. Is there any harm in storing them in a freezer?

    On a similar note, are there any groups of chemicals (or particular ones) that DO NOT...
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    Re: Warm sand accord?

    Got my hands on some Ambrettolide today. Perfect. Ambrette Seed without the 'baggage' and much cheaper!

    Synthetic musks are new to me but I'm with Chris on trying some combinations... + a touch of...
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    Re: Getting guaiac warmth without the smoke

    +1 on the retailer for a good Guaiyl Acetate... mine is lovely but far too faint. Purchased from PA. Same goes for my Eugenyl Acetate.
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    Re: Amber (fossilised)

    Just applied on skin @ 5%

    Very very old wood, leather, bone-dry resin, dusty/old book, touch of clay and dirt, rubber/latex...

    ..and vaseline. Much less so on my skin, mind you.

    It makes...
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    Re: Amber (fossilised)

    I have the Eden fossilized amber too... I like it quite a bit but I'm curious, has anybody else ever made the Vaseline (petroleum jelly) connection in the aroma? I never hear that mentioned and it's...
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    Re: Diluting Aldehydes and other Chemicals?

    wowza!

    Ya, currently working mostly in the realm of essential oils and 'whole' naturals. Aroma consistency is part of the pull toward aromachems for me, so it's good to hear about the purity...
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    Good to know! Thanks David.

    P.S. I learned about quenching from 'Perfumery: Practice and Principles' by Calkin and Jellinek, this copy published in 1994... I'm not sure if they've updated since,...
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    Re: Diluting Aldehydes and other Chemicals?

    yeesh...well...good to know. Admittedly I've yet to get around to most of that nitty-gritty.

    Another nail in the coffin for my all-natural ideals.

    At least this will help me justify the...
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    Re: Warm sand accord?

    IMO Ambrette Seed is the EPITOME of 'skin' once the nutty top notes fade.
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    Re: Cannabis in perfumery

    I know 'vaporization' of marijuana is used to extract the active ingredients without actually combusting any plant material. I'm curious to know how tincturing the leftover material would go (in...
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    I am no expert here but I recently learned about "quenching". I can not speak to the effectiveness of such a technique, but apparently, irritation from certain chemicals can be reduced by including a...
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    Re: Diluting Aldehydes and other Chemicals?

    I should clarify that last bit: I have no intention of labeling the candles as all-natural until we replace the nature-identical chemicals with true naturals. If we manage to formulate candles that...
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    Re: Diluting Aldehydes and other Chemicals?

    Thanks David you are very helpful!

    Great to know about the benzyl mix.. might I ask about the mechanism here? More aromachem polarity = more need for the Benzyl Alcohol?

    As for wax we're...
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    Re: Diluting Aldehydes and other Chemicals?

    Thanks David!

    Good to know coconut oil will affect projection in candles.

    I can't say 'natural' is my absolute priority, but it might be a shame to lose out on the option of labeling these...
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    Re: Diluting Aldehydes and other Chemicals?

    hey guys,

    I'm beginning to venture into the world of of aroma chemicals and had a question about solubility...

    If I'm working with fractionated coconut oil, will acids, aldehydes, alcohols,...
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