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  1. Re: Do anyone knows about mechanism of accord(s)?

    For a more scientific answer, i recommend reading this short paper: https://www.researchgate.net/publication/6233174_The_scent_of_life

    A nice slide deck with some more graphic info is here:...
  2. Signature Honey Friminich based formula with an overdose

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    As promised in one of my other blogposts, i have created a formula showing an overdose of Honey Signature, that beautiful Firmenich “really special material that captures the scent,...
  3. Re: Non American members - Where do you buy your materials from?

    Not to my knowledge, i am not the kind of guy that duplicates content #lol You must have read it somewhere else.
    Nonetheless, all the best.
  4. Re: Non American members - Where do you buy your materials from?

    I am from Europe, The Netherlands and can recommend https://www.hekserij.nl (use Google translate, or their 1980 webdesign (sorry Jan Meutgeert), http://www.hexapus.nl for English). Good value for...
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    Re: Name the 3 most beautiful material you know

    I second Faceless, use trace amounts. I have diluted Butter CO2 to 1% in ethanol and use like 10 milligram of the dilution in compositions with like 1000 milligram of perfume materials in total.
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    Re: Primer on How to Make Perfume (Version 1.0)

    Yes! Perfume.sparla.com ;-)
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    Re: Name the 3 most beautiful material you know

    - honey signature (https://www.creatingperfume.com/honeysignature50.aspx)
    - agarwood AG1 (https://sites.google.com/site/perfumerecipes/vietnamese-oudh-agarwood-temporarily-for-sale)
    - dorinea SA E...
  8. Re: Who here has used red, yellow and/or green mandarin in a formula?

    I did many times, and generously share the formula with you: :coolold:

    https://841362.wixsite.com/perfumeformulas/formulas/lx-a-punchy-but-elegant-mandarin-themed-perfume-with-a-powdery-dry-down
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    Re: Musk Ketone - Nobody can smell it.

    Try this: take two vials, and add to
    vial 1: 10% Musk ketone + 1% vanillin
    vial 2: 1% vanillin
    After 3 days, does vial 1 smell different to you compared to vial 2?
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    Re: Super smelly materials storage . . ?

    I think so, it looks like it a lot. However i use .1 mm teflon PTFE from the plumber store and @PSH and @CP seem to use a little bit thicker tape.
    I wouldn't recommend re-use, since best results are...
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    Re: Top notes from Ellena

    Ha, that's a coincidence! I am working on a perfume inspired by Eau d'orange verte for a client, who was searching for more depth and more long lived.
    And just imagine i am -as we speak- running the...
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    Re: Super smelly materials storage . . ?

    Hi Paul,

    After diluting portions of my mercaptans and sulfurs to well below 1%, i keep the pure materials in a sealed aluminium container, wrapped with Griffon PTFE thread sealing tape. The sealed...
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    Re: Visiting Jakarta, Indonesia

    Thank you Paul!!! Valuable advice, much appreciated:)
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    Visiting Jakarta, Indonesia

    Dear perfume friends,
    I will be visiting Jakarta this month and it seems I will have a spare day to stroll the city. I was thinking to go look for some essential oil or raisin specialities from...
  15. Thread: Paul Kiler!

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    Re: Paul Kiler!

    Hi Paul! @pkiler
    Congratulations :tekst-toppie:, that is a huge recognition of all your hard work!
    I am really glad for you! I saw a picture of you on Facebook the other day, so you are actually...
  16. Re: Just posted a new formula, tropical driftwood on the beach

    Send me a DM
  17. Just posted a new formula, tropical driftwood on the beach

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    A tropical island, tropical fruits, an ocean breeze and simmering driftwood on the beach. Let’s bottle this ;-) The perfume is a typical unisex one, not too sweet, the tropical fruits are...
  18. Re: MELYSFLOR FIRMENICH - Anyone familiar with it?

    Took the sample out the lab, since I wanted to double check for myself. I also have the Mellis accord, from Creatingperfume, and compared to that, Melysflor is a bit less sweet, more longevity, and...
  19. Re: MELYSFLOR FIRMENICH - Anyone familiar with it?

    I have Creatingperfume's Melysflor. It's a long time ago i actually used it, from what i remember top of mind, it's not strong as stated on the site and it didn't have the typical mellis-accord (as...
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    Re: "Today I gift my fragrance formula!"

    For the Basenotes visitors that didn't know yet, i'll throw in a few dozen of formula's and add some new every month:

    https://841362.wixsite.com/perfumeformulas/formulas

    95589
  21. Impressions of Vetiver, Grapefruit and Agarwood like Terre d'Hermes

    Terre d'Hermes is probably one of my favorites expressing the grapefruit-vetiver-agarwood accord with that tart undertone found in Paradisamide. As usual, I like to seek extremes, so, here is an...
  22. Re: What are the 3 fragrances you have tried to imitate more often?

    I never had the urge to replicate existing perfumes. On the other hand i like to get inspired by existing themes, or even perfumes. I love to work without GC/MS (although i used them for study...
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    Re: Sun and beach: a new free perfume formula

    Yes they are, but some of them I have only small amounts left, like AG1 only 2 milliliter.
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    Re: Sun and beach: a new free perfume formula

    I’ve contacted Susan of CreatingPerfume and she is working on Aquaflor. :)
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    Re: Natural Patchouli Perfume - problem

    Hard to evaluate without knowing the amber accord and quality of the naturals; but for a first glance i would think double or even tripple the top notes *). I can imagine it will become 'clogged' by...
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    Re: Sun and beach: a new free perfume formula

    Seems i got the aquaflor directly from Bedoukian. I will ask Susan from CP if she can stock it.Thank you Sober for finding an alternative source. It truly is a remarkable and useful aroma chemical.
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    Re: Sun and beach: a new free perfume formula

    @RSG, @bsouthers : I thought i got the Aquaflor at CP, but I have to look it up in my lab. I can’t find it at the CP website now indeed...
    However, the material including its synonyms is...
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    Re: Sun and beach: a new free perfume formula

    Thank you Matt, much appreciated :smiley:
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    Re: Help me with using Musks?

    Somewhat on topic: i've found this overview of different musks very helpful in deciding which one to use:
    https://www.creatingperfume.com/musk.aspx
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    Re: Sun and beach: a new free perfume formula

    Hi Pobeto; I am so sorry to hear this. I have switched to Wix since Google is not supporting Google Sites anymore. I did not hear of any browsers with problems, I use Safari myself and works fine. I...
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    Sun and beach: a new free perfume formula

    This perfume shouts sun and beach. Picture a day sun bathing on the beach in the hot sun where the smell of sun tanning oil on your skin mixes with the salty aspects of the sea, some drift wood...
  32. Thread: Making perfume

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    Re: Making perfume

    Yep, on average you are totally right. See https://841362.wixsite.com/perfumeformulas/formulas/strength. There will be always edge cases, where the combination of high impact materials combined with...
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    Re: White Oud Formula? Help very appreciated!

    Regarding you could try Ambrocenide. Did wonders for me.
    Happy perfuming,
    Jeroen.
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    Re: Looking for a citrus perfume GCMS

    No CGMS but a free formula that demonstrates a long lasting citrus:
    https://sites.google.com/site/perfumerecipes/perfume-recipes-and-formulations/if-myrtle-and-citrus-freshness-explosion
  35. Re: amount of dorinia sa e in a rose based perfume

    Take the 4ml batch and add a few milligrams a time every couple of days evaluating in between, until you rate it perfect.... no waste.
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    Re: Industry standard for wholesale pricing?

    B2B:

    Could be different for different countries. As a rule of thumb a breakdown ex VAT:
    20% production costs
    30% profit for indie
    50% profit for seller

    So a perfume, that sells for $121 inc...
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    Re: GCMS Cuban cigars?

    Even there is Paul, http://www.thegoodscentscompany.com/data/rw1072621.html
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    Bald men and Sandalore

    Fun read: https://www.independent.co.uk/news/health/baldness-cure-hair-loss-treatment-sandalwood-perfume-sandalore-smell-a8543391.html
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    Re: GCMS Cuban cigars?

    Kephalis (i think Givaudan, lasts >80 hours on a blotter) could help you reconstructing a fresh cigar scent.
    Also take a look at 5-iso propyl-3-nonene-2,8-diol, if you are able to find a seller,...
  40. Thread: DPG vs DEP

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    Re: DPG vs DEP

    Hi JHL,
    The phthalates (...in DEP...) are seen by most as a health concern.
    Regarding polarity, this is a short read:...
  41. Thread: DPG vs DEP

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    Re: DPG vs DEP

    The answer is in the treads already. To quote David for example, we still miss him everyday on this forum:

    "DEP is less volatile than DPG, and less suited as a solvent for those ingredients that...
  42. Re: Anyone has an idea how to make those into a scent?

    I wonder if this is the same family of Myrtle I once smelled when visiting the island of Corse, delightful :)
    I tried tincturing a lot of aromatic stuff, including beans, herbs, leaves and roots....
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    Re: Light bulb moments and epic discoveries!

    Amen!
  44. Re: Firmenich, IFF, Givaudan & other producers mixtures

    I wouldn’t classify them in terms of good and bad, in general.
    All materials you’ve mentioned possess great qualities for the right job.
    For instance, I consider Blackwood as unusable for an...
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    Re: Jpg - hyper sweet notes?

    IMHO Hyper sweet is not achieved by adding more and more sweetness. It's more like the combination of materials that will boost the perceived sweetness.
    It's like the coffee metaphor blind test...
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    Re: Light bulb moments and epic discoveries!

    My biggest turning point was realizing the impact of adding lots of trace amounts. ;)
    That day i started to dilute minute quantities of almost all my materials to 1%, 0.1% or even less in case of...
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    Re: Am I wrong....?

    I second Paul; even remaking my own formulas can obtain different results. Especially when naturals are involved and I have to use different batches, from different countries or different harvests....
  48. Re: Long quest to develop a product with a specific scent...not sure where to turn

    You might have lots of advice if you are willing to share your thoughts about the scent and performance of the members of this platform.
    If you can’t share with this group, what is understandable,...
  49. Re: Benzyl alcohol: please help me understand. Struggling with it from the beginning

    Exactly the two options that came to my mind @Renegade
  50. Thread: Pommerol

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    Re: Pommerol

    It's called Anther by Givaudan. For characteristics and all synonyms see here: http://www.thegoodscentscompany.com/data/rw1019291.html

    Floral-hyacinth, rose, fresh, earthy-green. Powerful

    ...
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    Re: Designing a Perfume Organ (Beginner)

    If i remember correctly, Chris from Pell Wall did a post on this forum in the past with the top-100 ingredients that he considered 'must haves' in a perfume organ. The search tool will be your friend...
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    Re: Cyclamen aldehyde - dry, chalky aspect?

    I use it at 10% and can relate to the chalky dry aspect especially in higher concentrations. It's always difficult to find the right words to describe a scent, but when you put it that way, yes i...
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    Re: Cheap Alternatives to Oud/Agarwood

    If it must be natural try spikenard with natural woods like cedar and sandal.
    if it can be synthetic try Firmenich Oud 10760E
  54. Re: Formula of a punchy but elegant mandarin themed perfume with a powdery dry down

    Thanx :) you’re welcome.
    Always nice to hear ;)
  55. Thread: Labdanum

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    Re: Labdanum

    A very good source for inspiration is always the 'Potential Blenders section' of a material at TGSC.
    For Labdanum, scroll down on this page to the 'Blenders':...
  56. Re: Formula of a punchy but elegant mandarin themed perfume with a powdery dry down

    Thank you Matt, much appreciated and keep up the good work! :coolold:
  57. Formula of a punchy but elegant mandarin themed perfume with a powdery dry down

    Do you like to start with an utterly fresh straight-from-the-shower smell in the morning that evolves to an elegant modern woody and powdery dry down?
    Then this might the perfume for you. As an...
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    Re: Can you use home made alcohol?

    No idea about issues and if you are allowed to sell it, but it's absolutely usable and far better than vodka or any lower alcohol percentage products.
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    Re: Glue/Acetone accord

    I would try methyl ethyl ketone, 3-pentanone maybe combined with rum ether.
    Happy perfuming
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    Re: Ambrain... how do I work with it?

    Good old David explained before: http://www.basenotes.net/threads/442351-Polarity-of-SOLVENTS and http://www.basenotes.net/threads/412712-Understanding-solvents-diluents-alcohol
    You can do a search...
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    Re: using cognac an an alcoholic base

    I agree with @pavomi, Cognac will have too much water...
    However, i used hard liquor for it's scent once.
    I used Whiskey, but you can of course use Cognac, Armagnac, whatever hard liquor scents...
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    Re: Acqua Di Parma Colonia

    Hi Chris,

    Welcome in the perfume formulation DIY community ;)
    IF you are looking for copycat formula's i would advice to conduct a GC/MS analyses from an ADPCE sample, and start working from that...
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    Re: Is there really no such thing as "fixative"?

    Some perfumers report of obtaining good results with Glucam P20 (https://www.creatingperfume.com/GlucamP-20humectant.aspx).
    However, it does not only act as fixative, but tends to dampen top notes...
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    Re: An approach to mimic Molecule 01 perfume

    Indeed, it doesn't compare at all... depends on the level you look at it. For some people 20% ISO E Super compares to Molecule 01 already. If that's the starting point, this formula is an...
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    An approach to mimic Molecule 01 perfume

    Molecule 01 from Escentric Molecules is discussed on numerous DIY perfume boards. From what we know from Escentric Molecules is they have marketed the perfume as a single aroma chemical perfume....
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    Re: Long lasting pineapple note??

    Maybe Cyclabute from IFF, 348 hours, if you pump up the pineapple with the shorter lived usual suspects, it could be a candidate...
    http://www.creatingperfume.com/cyclabuteiff.aspx
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    Re: Long lasting pineapple note??

    Probably in this list of 131 pineapple notes: http://www.thegoodscentscompany.com/search3.php?qOdor=Pineapple&submit.x=0&submit.y=0 ;)
  68. Re: Why do ultraniche fragrances not smell expensive?

    #LOL :grin:
  69. Re: Why do ultraniche fragrances not smell expensive?

    There are a lot of good reasons given already in this thread, and besides them i think there are a few other that can be added. Especially in the field of 'Quality Control'. I'll give you two...
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    Re: Fragrance DIY collaborative Excel sheet?

    Nice one and nice suggestions about impact & vapour pressure of the materials :)
    It could very well be the start of a nice overview of materials.
    Thank you for your kind efforts.
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    Re: Help Basenotes become awesomer

    Done; of course. Thank you for keeping this community alive! :vrolijk_26:
  72. Re: A basic spring perfume based on Creed Green Irish Tweed

    Hi Matt,
    Thank you for the compliment :) much appreciated!
    Yes, the perfume structure is very basic and will do as a base too.
    In fact, I used it this way too and had very nice results especially...
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    Re: oils from hexapus.nl

    I Can second Pavomi, I am a cliënt of Hexapus for About eight years now and never had any issue regarding the quality of the materials and always received great service. The owner Jan has also great...
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    Re: 2 GC-MS analyses

    Sorry to warn you, spoiler alert: these diagrams are not going to bring you anywhere near the real stuff.
    Sure they are both Ambroxan bombs, but that’s about the only thing you will learn from these...
  75. Thread: Cologne

    by jsparla
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    Re: Cologne

    Instead of Basil EO, i gave Eau Sauvage herbal type a go some time ago with Aphermate (340), Kephalis (125), Herbac (20), Anethol (6) and Ivybase (1). Amounts given for this specific herbal accord.
    ...
  76. Re: A basic spring perfume based on Creed Green Irish Tweed

    Hi Paul, yes I am. I ended up with this huge amount to create the transparency I was aiming for.
    i made another version where I used ‘only’ 840 mg Hedione and basically doubled all other...
  77. Re: A basic spring perfume based on Creed Green Irish Tweed

    Thank you Geco and JHL, but please be aware this is NOT a copy formula of GIT, it’s my basic interpretation of the violet-lemon-herb thing going on that reminds me of GIT. As you can read on my blog,...
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    Re: How long can a DIY fragrance last?

    Take a look at the 200+ Hours aroma chemicals for a long lasting scent: http://www.creatingperfume.com/aromachemicalprofilesbyjanetprice.aspx
    Quite easy.
  79. A basic spring perfume based on Creed Green Irish Tweed

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    A basic spring perfume based on Creed Green Irish Tweed

    This perfume composition is based on the famous Green Irish Tweed perfume from Creed, tuned down to it's very basics.
    It aims at...
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    Re: Recreating a Cedar Chest Scent?

    Your go to aroma chemical should be Cedrenol IMHO.
    See http://www.creatingperfume.com/cedrenol.aspx
  81. Re: Adding sandalwood oil to modern Égoïste?

    Might work, might not. Nobody knows until you try.
    I would advise to dilute a drop of good quality sandalwood to 1% dilution in alcohol.
    Use a milliliter or so of your perfume and add a drop of...
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    Re: Accords or direct formula

    Normally speaking, you will get the same results (in time anyways).
    Some exceptions i can think of, when Schiff Base reactions are occurring in an accord for example... or in other words, where...
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    Re: Newb question on note classification

    After 7 years in perfumery I left the common idea of top, base and heart notes. It’s a fair approach when starting perfume formulations, but only an approximation for what is really going on when...
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    Re: the "flattening" effect

    I totally recognize this effect, mostly from my early years of experiments with blending oils and chemicals without any knowhow about vapor pressure, molecular weight, and so on. In terms of...
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    Re: The Allure of Aventus

    Thank you @sober, @andrecsr and @pkiler for the insights!
    Didn't know that! :)
    Happy perfuming,
    Jeroen
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    Re: The Allure of Aventus

    Right, off topic, that's true, but it intrigues me regarding this question:



    This question raised another question for me: i have always learned that the detected peaks of aroma chemicals in a...
  87. Re: how can i increase diffusion longevity and silage on my perfumes ??

    Just spit my coffee all over my keyboard! #LOL
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    Re: Sillage & longivity

    Dear Vinay Kumar,

    i don't think you will get many replies, because this subject has been discussed many, many times in the past already on this basenotes DIY forum.
    (For example:...
  89. Thread: Esterly

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    Re: Esterly

    Thank you for this post Julian35!
    Sounds nice to give it a try.
    Do we already know small volume suppliers who stock it by any chance?
    :tekst-toppie:
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    Re: Need Help Adjusting Recipe

    Explicit tip: don't dilute all of your 100% raw material supplies at once; yes dilute all of your materials, but keep a fair amount at 100% for future use.
  91. Re: Anyone familiar with Chinese chrysanthemum tea and know anything that smells similar?

    I think i've had chrysanthemum tea on one of my travels to Beijing and from what i remember it was balsamic sweet, spiced with some remarkable dusty dry aspects.
    There are a few aroma chemicals i'd...
  92. Re: Starting "open source" perfume formula's; donate yours!

    On the other hand, if you are disappointed in the ability to copy brand name perfumes, yeah, you should be.
    #sorry #lol
    I second Paul and Gandhalaja.
  93. Re: Interview/Chat--building a concept for a customized perfume

    I just ask the reference perfumes they like and try to understand why they liked exactly.
    Memories, childhood, dreams, all 'sound good' because the way we memorize smells, but i doubt if you will...
  94. Re: Dragoco report 1/1982 the novice and his perfume palette roudnitska

    Same molecule, different isomer, see http://www.basenotes.net/threads/379971-Limonene and https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Limonene
  95. Thread: Terranol

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    Re: Terranol

    Yup, https://sites.google.com/site/perfumerecipes/perfume-recipes-and-formulations/jp-permafrost-in-a-bottle :laugh:
  96. Re: Dragoco report 1/1982 the novice and his perfume palette roudnitska

    The internet says: "Dipentene (also called D-Limonene), is a terpene liquid found in various volatile oils such as cardamon, mace, nutmeg , turpentine oil. Dipentene is mainly composed of Limonene,...
  97. Re: Starting "open source" perfume formula's; donate yours!

    True! :thumbsup:
  98. Re: Starting "open source" perfume formula's; donate yours!

    True, but not the issue here. We are able to produce excellent perfumes without access to captives and isomer varieties.
    The issue is: can we create the same Molecule 1 with only 2 ingredients:...
  99. Re: Starting "open source" perfume formula's; donate yours!

    I could write a long reply, but lack the time now and boil it down to the most relevant conclusions i drew the last years:
    - yes, isomers are an important factor, and we can not get our hands on...
  100. Re: something I don't get about musk formulations

    That's not correct, it isn't sandalwood at all. It's a musk. See http://www.thegoodscentscompany.com/data/pb1052301.html#toorgano for the synonyms section. ;-)
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