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  1. Re: Landysheva? Russian translated name for a common flower, but which one?

    I think I have figured it out by context, as Lily of the Valley... Correct?
  2. Landysheva? Russian translated name for a common flower, but which one?

    I'm translating from a Russian Website, and have this word: "Landysheva" that I can't figure out what flower it is... Can anyone tell me?

    :-)

    PK
  3. Re: Different effects in a mix of ISO E SUPER and TIMBERSILK

    No I actually meant the odor profile. It's kind of a cross between woody, slightly ambery, but also ionone-ic too.

    PK
  4. Esterification Charts for reference - TERRRIFFIC!

    http://www.basenotes.net/attachment.php?attachmentid=46785&stc=1
    http://www.basenotes.net/attachment.php?attachmentid=46786&stc=1
    http://www.basenotes.net/attachment.php?attachmentid=46787&stc=1...
  5. Thread: Schiff's bases

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    Re: Schiff's bases

    The Lyral MA Schiff base I have, a sample from Vigon, is so thick, that now, a bit cool in the laboratory, if I remove the cap, and turn the bottle upside down, it would take several minutes for any...
  6. Re: Different effects in a mix of ISO E SUPER and TIMBERSILK

    Surprisingly, Madranol seems much more like an ionone...

    PK
  7. Re: What does the "proof" value on labels mean?

    I read this as having 10 and 12.5% concentrations, diuted with 96% alcohol. The remaining 4% of the dilutant portion is water. But they are still diluted at 10 and 12.5%...

    It is not 'proof'...
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    Re: Are you allowed to sell home made perfumes?

    Not all US States allow the 190 Proof Everclear or 192 Spirytus.

    California does not. Best you can buy in the store is 151 Everclear, and no Spirytus.

    For So Cal perfumers, it really isn't an...
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    Re: Question about Royal Hawaiian Sandalwood

    OH! I thought it WAS a root, since commonly called such, Thanks David for the clarification!

    PK

    PS, I just remembered, Hinoki root is also distilled, as well as Hinoki wood.
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    Re: Olfactory darkness and its ingredients

    The darkness that you mention in some of these naturals like Vanilla abs., that you think is not found in synthetics, are the phenols. Hence, my comment about pure phenol above.

    But pure Phenol,...
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    Re: Question about Royal Hawaiian Sandalwood

    David is surely forgetting Orris Root, :-) but also, I use Pemou root. I've seen other rarer woods distilled from roots, like Spanish Cedar.
    But there are certainly not very many.

    PK
  12. Re: Getting the very last bits of an absolute out of the jar…

    Tried to post this last night, but the site was down...

    Yes, likely alcohol as solvent...

    You can weigh the tool before, weigh the alcohol before, weigh alcohol after, and come up with the...
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    Re: Tips to maintain your substances

    Only store materials with phenolic black caps. Do not use dropper bottles, as has been said, perhaps unless you can obtain Silicone dropper nipples instead. anytime you get a bottle with those euro...
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    Re: Animalid replacement?

    Oh Sorry! Silly me for misquoting you, Thanks for the correction! Thanks, I have plenty of the para-cresyl phenyl acetate now... I'm going to correct my previous post so that someone later...
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    Re: Puzzled with ionones.

    Beta Methyl Ionone will soon be coming to PSH, BTW...

    The Kg comes today, and will wangle it's way to Christine a week's+ time...

    :-)

    PK
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    Re: Animalid replacement?

    Yes, except gone are the affordable GC's from PA. Don't know where presently that is affordable...

    PK
  17. Re: A question on flash points to the scientists and mathematicians here.

    Very good, Thanks...
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    Re: Animalid replacement?

    Update: The New owners of the Co. are investigating how to obtain more. They said that Polarome seems like they bought it somewhere else, and sold it to PA. So it wasn't even made by Polarome to...
  19. Re: A question on flash points to the scientists and mathematicians here.

    My apologies, what is MMB?

    PK
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    Re: Animalid replacement?

    Well, to start with, Laurie at Sonoma Scent Studio, sent me two ounces of Animalid that she wasn't using. So the pressing need has been met.
    Next, I need to call the Co. that bought up Polarome to...
  21. Re: Recreating Green, Watery, and Fruity notes using Essentials, Absolutes, and CO2's

    Problem solved... :-)
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    Re: Olfactory darkness and its ingredients

    Is it to be worn or simply smelled?

    If not worn, then try pure phenol, and make sure you handle it wearing gloves, always.

    If to be worn, then ditch the phenol.

    Try Eden Botanicals Dry...
  23. Re: Recreating Green, Watery, and Fruity notes using Essentials, Absolutes, and CO2's

    So called "Isolates" are single molecules, as I said. With single molecules, you can build darn near anything.
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    Re: Fragranced Products

    Having been researching long chain fatty acids recently, they are it seems what is used in combinations, to make soaps...

    You can see Soapcalc for ideas like this...

    PK
  25. Re: Getting the very last bits of an absolute out of the jar…

    Oh, Sorry, WHERE? the top two on ebay/amazon.
    the pick at the 99cents store.
    the second to bottom is inherited from my Grandfather.
    the last bottom is probably Amazon or online or ebay.
  26. Re: Getting the very last bits of an absolute out of the jar…

    The top two are ear cleaner tools.
    The middle one is really cheap, I think it is a snail/shrimp/muscle pick type eating tool or something like that, VERRY HANDY!
    The next to bottom is a dental...
  27. Re: Recreating Green, Watery, and Fruity notes using Essentials, Absolutes, and CO2's

    No, NOT saying that EO's and Abs's are too complex for Perfumery, at all.

    You asked specifically for Green watery, and fruity.

    They are too complex to make those odors.
  28. Re: Recreating Green, Watery, and Fruity notes using Essentials, Absolutes, and CO2's

    You'll need to use single molecules instead of full spectrum naturals to accomplish most of your goals. Single molecules, some people call the single molecules obtained by extraction from natural...
  29. Re: Getting the very last bits of an absolute out of the jar…

    These are some of my collected tools for the PK Perfumarium Lab.

    http://www.basenotes.net/attachment.php?attachmentid=46457&stc=1

    http://www.basenotes.net/attachment.php?attachmentid=46458&stc=1
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    Re: Making Sandalwood Stand Out

    Yes, all the time...

    Do you have the sandalwood topnotes?

    PK
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    Re: IFRA standards question

    For any %'s posted in the fragrance concentrate, read a bit more but I have read many times that the assumption is that the final product would be at a 20% dilution for fine fragrance.

    PK
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    Re: Fragranced Products

    Would be interested in Body Cream / Lotion ..
    PK
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    Re: Animalid replacement?

    mmmm, Arcadi didn't know that Polarome had closed, when he responded to me last night. But he *might* have some ideas that occur to him today or so...
    :-)

    PK
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    Re: Animalid replacement?

    Needing to replace Animalid in Rhinoceros now, anyone have any thoughts for this question now...?

    Thanks, PK
  35. Re: Help with diluting Mushroom (Cepes) Absolute!

    Weigh out your alcohol, expecting your anticipated addition and final ratio of dilution.

    If 5-10 ml Alcohol, in a sealed capped bottle. Heat in the microwave 5 seconds.
    It should not boil at 5...
  36. Re: Help with diluting Mushroom (Cepes) Absolute!

    Have you heated the alcohol before insertion?
  37. Re: Liquid fragrance from early 1940s 'Tabu' body-powder.

    I'd bet that somewhere in my now 9000+ Vintage Perfume Formula collection, I would find a Tabu Formula, that could be made up. if someone desired... For a price.

    PK
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    Re: Ethanol with bitrex

    For USA Standards of Denatured Alcohol:

    Specially Denatured Alcohol (SDA) usage chart




    commonly used SDA ethyl alcohols
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    Re: Papyrus Flower Fragrance

    So Yes Legolas, Cypriol EO would come from the plant, But never heard of the Flower as an extracted product. That's why I called it a fantasy note. It is not that unusual to have something mocked...
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    Re: Papyrus Flower Fragrance

    Dear legolas, Since we cannot smell your perfume, we cannot tell what is in it. I have not heard of this flower, to have ever smelled it. But if I had to guess, I might venture to say that this...
  41. Re: Liquid fragrance from early 1940s 'Tabu' body-powder.

    *One* of the issues of course, is the pitiful amount of aromatics placed into the powder when manufactured...
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    Re: Which formula composition software do you use?

    There is of course "real" formulation software. But the cost is quite prohibitive, and many are proprietary to the big Houses

    Possibly you could use the paid version from Perfumers World.
    ...
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    Re: Which formula composition software do you use?

    Yes, Linux use would be a barrier to almost any normal person operating a computer. Linux is basically for a tiny fraction of Computer fanatics, not the general Pop.

    Parfum Pro and the PW...
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    Re: Karmawood vs. Norlimbanol

    I have Timberol, Karmawood, and Nor Limbanol, and while I have not made a direct comparison, they are so very similar, really, I'd just buy which you can easily and learn it well, and not worry...
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    Re: How many oils to start making perfumes?

    Yes, you can make nice perfumes with those oils, in the right amounts.

    Start here:
    http://www.amazon.com/Essence-Alchemy-A-Book-Perfume-ebook/dp/B004VMWJDE

    Enjoy yourself.
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    Re: Can't smell isolates?

    These, you definitely should be able to smell undiluted from the bottle, without any issue at all:

    Rum ether ethyl oxyhydrate
    Leather base specialty
    Citronellol
    Cyclamen aldehyde
    Patchoulyl...
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    Re: Can't smell isolates?

    Hmmm, Offhand, if you can't smell the Leather and Citrus items from PSH, then I'm gonna say that your nose is out of whack...

    Do you smell an orange when you peel it? Do you smell Orange juice?...
  48. Thread: Hello

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    Re: Hello

    Usually, Until they are clear, at room temp.

    Sillage, Don't think it will help any...

    PK
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    Re: Biolandes Artessence Bases

    But, making a really good neroli replacer isn't actually that hard...

    PK
  50. Thread: Cucumber scent?

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    Re: Cucumber scent?

    I am sorry, I have not analyzed the scent enough for that yet...

    PK
  51. Thread: The diy lab

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    Re: The diy lab

    Oh, and the baskets are also nice to contain collected small sheets of formulas, thoughts on materials usage, or whatever other notes I want to keep there.

    PK
  52. Thread: The diy lab

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    Re: The diy lab

    Faraway spices, As I said in a Yahoo Perfumemaking thread two days ago, organization to me is personal, based on the way your brain thinks, conceptualizes, and/or associates.

    Also, Organization...
  53. Thread: Cucumber scent?

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    Re: Cucumber scent?

    The Green/Cucumber odor is not the first attribute I smell, but the TGSC description is spot on:
    green cucumber melon cantaloupe waxy

    I would however reorder the attributes this way, in terms of...
  54. Thread: The diy lab

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    Re: The diy lab

    Hi, Not really interested in paying for bottle shipping internationally, plus, I already have thousands of 1/2oz and 1oz bottles anyway.

    Do you think they'd happily supply only dropper and bulb...
  55. Re: Compiling a List of Perfume Classes and Workshops

    I will be starting some workshops in my new lab this Spring... must get a schedule worked out...
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    Re: Leather, tobacco, and whiskey scent?

    Tobacco:

    http://perfumersupplyhouse.com/product/tobacarol-iff/
    http://perfumersupplyhouse.com/product/tabanon-symrise/ in miniscule amounts...
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    Re: Civettone and Muscone

    Yes...
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    Re: How to strengthen a fragrance?

    Brian, usually, the topnotes are not really capable of being made to last longer. they are topnotes, after all. If it is the pear that you seek, anyway, that indeed does not last, and can't be...
  59. Thread: Mastic Oil

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    Re: Mastic Oil

    http://www.apothecary-shoppe.com/products/mastic-essential-oil

    Starts out more Sichuan/Green Pepper than Galbanum, in seconds, moves quickly to piney.

    What may work out well for you is to...
  60. Thread: Mastic Oil

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    Re: Mastic Oil

    Mastic is quite strong...

    Have not smelled any but the Greek.
    But there's no likely too much difference.

    PK
  61. Thread: The diy lab

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    Re: The diy lab

    Yes, The Silicone Droppers are hard to find. I have a supplier, but they want a MOQ of 5000 for the order. This has stopped me from ordering so far.

    PK
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    Re: Tonka Bean Abs authenticity

    My last Tonka Abs Purchase has crystals, don;t know if I call them grains... Seems to go into Alcohol at a low %. Which is OK< because a little goes a long way...

    Oh, and "Pourable" doesn't mean...
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    Re: Question about Royal Hawaiian Sandalwood

    Julina, Making your chart into a Printable PDF file:

    Download it here:
    http://pkperfumes.com/?attachment_id=1703

    Thanks Julian,
    PK
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    Re: Chemically, what makes a note a "fixative?"

    Hi Pappy, I guess it's your first times posting here in the DIY...?

    Look up Things like Javanol and Vertofix here:
    http://www.perfumersearch.com/

    That's where you can learn about...
  65. Thread: Hello

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    Re: Hello

    http://store.clarksonlab.com/images/products/detail/HI324N.1.jpg

    A magnetic stirrer uses plastic coated metal stirring bars to rotate inside your beaker to stir your fluids for mixing your...
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    Re: Newbie presentation and question

    If your scents are alcohol based, the oil base is helping them last longer than your alcohol based fragrances.

    Your English was very good, do not worry about it...

    If you build your scent from...
  67. Thread: Merry Christmas

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    Re: Merry Christmas

    http://www.basenotes.net/attachment.php?attachmentid=45095&stc=1
    http://www.basenotes.net/attachment.php?attachmentid=45096&stc=1
    http://www.basenotes.net/attachment.php?attachmentid=45097&stc=1...
  68. Thread: Merry Christmas

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    Re: Merry Christmas

    I have done a few linoleum cuts... I'll post a few more from past Christmas cards..
  69. Thread: Merry Christmas

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    Re: Merry Christmas

    Merry Christmas from PK too.

    http://www.basenotes.net/attachment.php?attachmentid=45065&stc=1
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    Re: Now Foods Essential Oils - Any thoughts?

    Jamie, Virabhadra posted this 5 years ago, hasn't posted on BN since May 2010.
    I don't think he's even reading responses.
  71. Re: ISO used hand crimper + low quantity saver glass bottles

    http://mckernan.com/store/Glass-Bottles/?page=3
  72. Thread: Mmm... wee

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    Re: Mmm... wee

    Australian Sandalwood, Skatole.
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    Re: Aftelier Agarwood Oil?

    Emailed him directly recently, He's busy with his project presently...
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    Re: Headspace Analysis/GC

    If you are going to do your own headspace odor collection, then you'll need a SKC pocket pump and poropak receptacle filter trap to hold the molecules.
    ...
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    Re: Headspace Analysis/GC

    "In Andy Tauer's 'Sotto La Luna Gardenia' (Tauer Perfumes, 2014), we found some 3.75% of (3Z)-hex-3-enyl tiglate, which is dominating the scent and turns it into a tiny terrarium. Why is it so...
  76. Thread: Recipe Critique

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    Re: Recipe Critique

    Lapsang Souchong oil:
    http://www.whitelotusaromatics.com/product/lapsang-souchong-co2-select-smoked-tea

    Tobacco Absolute is not expensive. Your scale of what is expensive needs expansion.
    ...
  77. Thread: Schiff's bases

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    Re: Schiff's bases

    For some Schiffs bases made, the reaction is not driven to completion, to allow/retain some mobility, since it might become a solid. You could warm your material, to coax it a bit futher along, or...
  78. Re: Good source for large volume glass or aluminum bottles

    After having a one gallon bottle full of juice spontaneously break and spill, (into the living room and carpet), I can only recommend against glass, unless it is extra thick expensive lab glass. ...
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    Re: Removing scent from skin?

    IT'S BEEN 8 DAYS, AND EACH DAY, I've woken up hoping, that TODAY, I won't smell like Furfuryl Mercaptan. But Not Yet...!
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    Re: Clearwood™ Award

    I think it is better than the ill-fated Patchwood, which I can't get anymore, so I have had to sub out Patchwood with Clearwood in my Ere Perfume formula.
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    Re: Brief formula needed for scent sticks

    Oakmoss Abs is a great idea. Also galbascone/dynascone, galbanum resinoid, or galbanum resin dissolved, galbanolene super. Pinoacetaldehyde and Valerian root might up your alley too.


    PK
  82. Re: Siberian musk deer farm (looking for cooperation)

    I'd probably pick Reserve or Preserve....

    PK
  83. Re: sourcing atomizer & cap for crimp style bottles

    I just purchased 4000 bottles, and 5000 sprayers, no caps yet.
    15mm crimp.

    Will need to buy caps though...and likely have extra caps too.
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    Re: Grapefruit Chemical similar to Citronellal

    Now I just want to confirm that you are speaking of Citronell-al? Correct, and not -ol...?

    TGSC pegs citronell-al as having a 16 hr longevity, to me that is still mostly a topnote...

    PK
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    Re: Removing scent from skin?

    Faraway, I got a single drop on my finger of Furfuryl Marcaptan. Three days ago. I immediately wiped it on the grass. Soaked my hand in Alcohol. Washed repeatedly.

    It must have gotten into...
  86. Thread: Myrrh EO

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    Re: Myrrh EO

    Myrrh is difficult to buy a good one. A top to middle note for me.

    My advice for finding a good myrrh is to buy as good as you can, which means good money, too
    And buy a few of them...

    PK
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    Re: Birch Tar Challenge

    Or order my Red Leather perfume

    ;-)
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    Re: How can I get this aroma chemical?

    I think I should just send them some of my sample you just got me, Christine....

    (It's the stuff stinking up my whole garage and lab...)

    PK
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    Re: Birch Tar Challenge

    One note:
    When using a lot of Birch Tar, or other strong smoky products, when used in larger amounts, take several months, up to six months to blend into the mix and settle down. Conversely, this...
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    Re: Scary scale delivery

    All of my scales have come well packed in styrofoam,... I'd say, Don't worry, get it shipped.

    PK
  91. Thread: Grojsman Accord

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    Re: Grojsman Accord

    You posted two entries of Isoraldeine 95, while you discussed one entry of 95, and one entry of 70. It seemed to me that your formula probably shluld have read as one of each, instead of two of the...
  92. Thread: Grojsman Accord

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    Re: Grojsman Accord

    Jungle, just for the record, go ahead and correct your formula notation for us and future readers... :-)
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    Re: SuperGirl perfume making game: CLOSED

    :-) For the record, getting told "Toilet bowl cleaner" doesn't bother me,... :-)

    PK
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    Re: SuperGirl perfume making game: CLOSED

    My submission was Supergirl #5, Clearly I had not found my path yet. Irina and her hubby called mine toilet cleaning fluid... HAH! ;-)

    Needs more floralcy and softeners...

    PK
  95. Re: Hypernosmia and Aroma Materials that You Perceive Differently Than Most People

    Aldron is sweaty smelly Man armpit.
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    Re: Miel Blanc (White Honey Accord)

    comment removed.
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    Re: DIY perfume kit Christmas present

    http://www.hometrainingtools.com/perfume-science-kit
    http://www.hometrainingtools.com/media/reference/KT-PERFUME.pdf

    And add more accords from creatingperfume.com
    Print out all formulae from...
  98. Re: I see 2 types of glass pipettes in the market, are they making the same drops?

    Do they both fit on your bottle?
    Do they both fit IN your bottle?
  99. Re: I see 2 types of glass pipettes in the market, are they making the same drops?

    From what I see here, I would seriously doubt they would have the same drop weight.
    But since you are going to weigh every formulation, maybe it doesn't matter?

    PK
  100. Thread: Grojsman Accord

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    Re: Grojsman Accord

    What country are you in?
    Maybe I'll send you a vial of one I've made for you to smell yourself...?

    PK
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