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  1. Re: First ever perfume finished with a crimped bottle......

    Congrats Mumsy! You are an inspiration!
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    Re: SuperGirl perfume making game

    Hi smelly peeps. I just got back from my vacay.... and the bits I had macerating for the past month changed in ways I don't totally love. I am back to the drawingboard.

    Hopefully I have...
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    Re: My new portable perfumer's organ

    Lovely!

    I am curious as to what 162 AC's you have decided to include in your traveling arsenal... care to share your list?
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    Re: Free Fragrance Composition Software

    Hey W&T.... I know not much in the ways of programming...

    But would it be possible to make this a cloud driven piece of software? Platform independent... open enough that we could each add things...
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    Re: Aqueous Compositions

    It isn't one particular scent.... rather the line of Christopher Broisus.

    He has an interesting bio/manifesto/view on scent.... check him out.

    I've got a couple that I bought when last in...
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    Re: SuperGirl perfume making game

    Thank you Nizan!

    I have a few of those... will order samples of the others and give them all a sniff when I return from my travels....
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    Re: Aqueous Compositions

    CB I Hate Perfume does this. He/they use a bit of detergent to (not sure I remember the exact chemistry of lipids) disperse the AC's in water. The results can be visually quite pretty.... almost...
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    Re: SuperGirl perfume making game

    Mmmmmm, cake.

    Speaking of, what would y'all use to create a cherry cake frosting scent?
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    Re: SuperGirl perfume making game

    I'm plunking away on it.... just completely changed direction thanks to a certain AC I just got from PSH. Wearing it now... can NOT stop sniffing my wrist.

    Regardless of what happens, this is...
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    Re: Upcoming Perfumer Chat on SPREECAST!

    I would definitely like to do group evals'. I enjoyed the chat this week, and will try to attend the next. But Christine... you must stop adding new stuff! I have serious FOMO (fear of missing out)...
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    Re: Hydrocarboresine (A Biolandes base)

    I'd be interested!

    Sounds lovely.

    PK... how do you know so many secrets???

    Can you enlighten me to the magic of the original Femite Du Bois?
  12. Re: Newbie questions / Help working with Benzoin Absolute and Vanilla Absolute?

    I will second what David just said. Things really do change a LOT over time... and I have maybe a dozen unlabeled bottles from my drop counting days that smell great now... but I wrote off at the...
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    Re: Looking for Good Orange Blossom Fragrance Oil

    "...Dipropylene Glycol or Isopropyl Myristate - 150...."

    Hey Paul.... I have a newbie question about the above formulation.... what purpose does the DPG/Isopropyl Myristate hold? I haven't yet...
  14. Thread: IFRA percentages

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    Re: IFRA percentages

    Not a dumb question at all. I wondered the same thing myself...

    Thank you, Renegade for the clarification.
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    Re: SuperGirl perfume making game

    Wow! So much great advice.... orders are being made. I have a bunch of these AC's already... but there are some new names to me here.

    David, Mumsy, IDA, W&T, Irina... THANK YOU!
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    Re: SuperGirl perfume making game

    OK... I'm in. I've already started blending a bit. For me, Supergirl is chemical, alien, yet somehow wholesome. Clean. Hardwoods and ISO E.... I think this is a scent that guys could wear too.
    ...
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    Re: Free Fragrance Composition Software

    I too would love to hear if anyone gets it to work on a mac....

    Has anyone tried Bootcamp? I've heard mention of it from the masses.
  18. Thread: Bourbon fragrance

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    Re: Bourbon fragrance

    For the oak notes, try the Oakwood Abs from EdenBotanicals... it really is quite lovely.
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    Re: When I say I'm studying perfumery...

    People immediately want me to design them a scent... I tell them that they really don't want anything that I could come up with just yet...

    Yes, the art of perfumery is a good idea... or the...
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    Re: Recommendations from DIY-ers in Paris/Rome?

    Wonderful! I had no idea Olivia had her own place... she has created a number of my very favorite scents. Most notable the candle "Dans l'atelier de Cézanne"

    Thank you!
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    Re: Recommendations from DIY-ers in Paris/Rome?

    Thank you!

    My French is rusty, though I can read it fine... I'll check out the lectures to see if one is happening while I'm there.

    I'm hoping to get some naturals from the source... so may...
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    Recommendations from DIY-ers in Paris/Rome?

    So it looks like I am heading to Paris/Rome for few weeks in mid-June.

    Do you guys have any recommendations of where I might discover olfactory goodness?

    (((I've already perused the travel...
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    Re: Fragrance raw material of the day (FRMOTD)

    Tonka Bean Abs

    This stuff arrived like cement in the bottom of the phial. It took a LOT of gentle warming to get it to the point where I could pipette it out and decant it to 10%.

    Hay in the...
  24. Re: LIVE Perfumer Chat scheduled for Sunday May 3 at Noon EDT

    Hey! It was nice to "meet" you all.

    I look forward to the next chat.

    - Jonathan
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    Re: Pipette blown up by Citral

    Thank you, Chris!
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    Re: Pipette blown up by Citral

    Chris~ Where does one by chance find the silicone bulbs? I can only seem to find the rubber/latex versions...
  27. Re: Need your Opinion- Should I Offer Robertet Naturals for Presale Perfumer Supply House

    (((raises hand)))
  28. Re: The Fragrance Designer's Primer Book is OUT! WOOHOO!

    Ordered.

    Looking forward to it!

    -Jonathan
  29. Thread: The diy lab

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    Re: The diy lab

    Oh DrSmellThis... That place sounds wonderful!

    I am sure that my home would be filled with all sorts of apparatus and labware had it been open when I arrived her just over seven years ago.
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    Re: Of Plumbing, Perfume and Private Messages

    Mumsy..... GD was my former profession too. This was the most frustrating/maddening aspect of it.

    Chris- I too have learned so much from your sharing. I wish I were living on the right rather...
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    Re: Brand New Smelly Game

    Hoooray! I was hoping for a smelly game to get in on.

    Thank you David! I plan to take copious notes on this one... as I just came across a phial of something I created when I got my first AC kit...
  32. Aging of pre-diluted AC/EO/ABS...etc... multi-part question.

    Is working with elements pre-diluted going to have an effect on the aging time?

    (I have diluted most everything in my arsenal with ethanol/everclear to 10%.... some down to 1%.... a very few even...
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    Re: Group buy for GC/MS

    A scent that has always bewitched me (and so many others) is "Feminite Du Bois" by Lutens/Shiseido...

    I continuously come back to it to sniff. If y'all are still talking GC/MS choices... I'd...
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    Re: Sparkle in "Elixer" from Penhaligon's

    Now I must go and smell it again... Interesting! Is Hamman still available?
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    Re: Sparkle in "Elixer" from Penhaligon's

    And of course i am drawing a blank now.... I was just in San Francisco and dropped in on Tigerlily Perfumes.... and was so overwhelmed by the wonderful tiny niche houses... that my current favorites...
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    Sparkle in "Elixer" from Penhaligon's

    OK... Do any of you know Penhaligon's "Elixer"?

    I am trying to identify the dominant top note... I liken it to the fizz on a fresh gingerbeer. It tickles the nose.

    What is it? It is so...
  37. Thread: Labelling question

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    Re: Labelling question

    Hi MZ...

    I have been using a labelmaker for my labeling. You can choose permanent labels... and they work really well on glass.

    I bought a mid-range Dymo on Amazon... and have labeled over...
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    Re: USA Rectified Cade/Birch source?

    PK~ Fantastic! I have added the perfume research tool to my sniff sniff toolbar.

    IDA~ Ive got a growing list with WLA and will soon hit the 100 mark. I'm loathe to buy too much of any one...
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    Re: Congrats to Mr. Bartlett and Pell Wall perfumes!

    That is wonderful! congratulations!
  40. Thread: Warm Glow?

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    Re: Warm Glow?

    I am just learning this to be true!
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    Re: How has your year been?

    This is the year that I decided to make the plunge and jump in.

    It has been exciting... and frustrating. Making the switch from aficionado and user to maker has really opened my eyes to just how...
  42. Thread: Warm Glow?

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    Re: Warm Glow?

    Hi Christine! Did I miss the post about a hangout? I am away from my 'organ' (dining table) for a few more weeks... and am building up a small list of things to greet me upon my return home. I...
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    USA Rectified Cade/Birch source?

    I have been searching high and low for a place to buy smaller amounts of rectified deep smoke scents like Birch Tarand Cade...

    None of the sources that I have been looking at/getting playing...
  44. Thread: Warm Glow?

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    Re: Warm Glow?

    I may be heading out to the Integratron in a couple of weeks.... if I do. I will let you know, and perhaps I can swing though on the way.
  45. Thread: Givaudan Question

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    Re: Givaudan Question

    David, Thank you.

    I thought as much.... it is interesting to see ratios as put out by one of the big ones.
  46. Thread: Givaudan Question

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    Givaudan Question

    Hello again... I am perusing some of the sample formulations on the Givaudan website.... and am seeing a couple of really generic descriptors in the ingredients.

    This one calls for a Woody Citrus...
  47. Thread: Warm Glow?

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    Re: Warm Glow?

    Thanks Paul.

    I'll do a double diluent of it.... taking it down to 1%. I love what it does at first. The warmth was just what I was looking for. After a couple of hours, it ended up reminding me...
  48. Thread: Warm Glow?

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    Re: Warm Glow?

    Thanks again, everyone!

    I tried a bit of beeswax absolute... and even in tiny amounts.... the dry down left it too cloying. Now that I am on vacation... I am letting it all sink in and thinking...
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    Re: Warm Glow?

    Ooooh.... bees wax sounds heavenly... Hmmm.

    Labdanum too. Perhaps with traces of coumarin... (the ticker is ticking)
  50. Thread: Warm Glow?

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    Warm Glow?

    Salutations Basenoters!

    I am relatively new to the DIY world... like many, this is the beginning of my foray into really doing it myself. I had a false-start a couple of years ago, and dabbled...
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    Candle Scent Manufacturers?? (US)

    I tried this in the DIY section, and was pointed here.
    ((I apologize if this is a repeat to some of you))

    I'm looking for a reputable fragrance supplier for candles.

    I'm looking for key...
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    Re: Candle fragrance suppliers

    Thanks Chris,

    I've still yet to make the jump into working with aroma-chemicals... I am pretty sure that the extreme volatility of essentials (and the associated costs) make them pretty tough to...
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    Candle fragrance suppliers

    Greetings all,

    I've lurked a bit, searched a bit, and am coming up short.

    I'm looking for a reputable fragrance supplier for candles.

    I'm looking for key notes, synthetic versions of the...
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    Yawn.
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