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  1. Re: Tried my first niche fragrances at Noor in Toronto :)

    Hi everyone,

    I just called Noor Boutique. A lady told me that it will re-open by end of Fall but not at the New Four Seasons since they don't have a retail space anymore... So, they are going to...
  2. Re: #7 Toronto Fragrance meetup - Sunday August 19th 5pm at GUERLAIN - Come Join Us!

    Thank you very much, this time, I WILL attend, yaye! I am looking forward to meet everyone for the first time! Cheers! :)
  3. Re: #6 Toronto/GTA Fragrance meetup, Sunday March 18th 12pm noon at Noor - Be There!

    Thank you very much! I'll try to come for this time, plus I never had a chance to visit Noor, too bad that they are moving...

    I'll bring some of my creations (skincare and hmmm... perfumes &...
  4. Create a natural perfumery & cosmetics startup in UK

    I am considering to move to UK but only if I can open my own startup business over there. Here in Canada, I don't need to be a chemist to open my own natural cosmetic business or natural perfumery,...
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    Re: Looking for perfumery filters

    Thank you very much for the advice!! I am going to prospect right away! :)
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    Looking for perfumery filters

    I am looking for professional filter papers (Canada/US) to use instead of thick, coarse coffee filters. Or can I make my own with a special paper??...
  7. Thread: Orris root

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    Orris root

    I've purchased some orris root to make a tincture as perfume fixative or to obtain a violet/powdery dry down but the one I've received doesn't smell like that! It's slightly powdery with a woody...
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    Re: Help: Need a sticky on perfume accords

    Thank you for the helpful advice, Doc Elly!! :)
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    Re: Help naming my niche brand/line...

    it's good to have great ideas, but you have to search if the domain name is not taken... Apotheosis is not available...

    http://instantdomainsearch.com/

    Hope this helps!
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    Re: Help: Need a sticky on perfume accords

    Hi Bill, thank you soooo much! That's very nice! :)

    This will be definitely helpful, I really needed to know not only how to create accords but the essential oils acting like modifiers!!
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    Any perfume bottles suppliers in Canada?

    Hello, I am looking for small (maximum 50 ml) atomizer glass perfume bottles for high-end looking organic facial toners for my skincare line. I am looking to buy them in Canada to avoid...
  12. Re: #4 Toronto/GTA Fragrance meetup, SUNDAY July 24th 12pm noon at Noor - Be There!

    Oh, so, then, no complex, I'll be there! :) See you at noon on Sunday
  13. Re: #4 Toronto/GTA Fragrance meetup, SUNDAY July 24th 12pm noon at Noor - Be There!

    Oops, sorry for the mess...
  14. Re: #4 Toronto/GTA Fragrance meetup, SUNDAY July 24th 12pm noon at Noor - Be There!

    [QUOTE=Master-Classter;2224795]-

    To Bring: Yourself and significant others, any industry books or magazines, business cards, samples/decants/bottles to share/trade (it might be nice to do a...
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    Re: Help: Need a sticky on perfume accords

    Thank you so much! Wow, you're a brainiac! I feel like I am double zero... How did I missed these threads?
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    Re: Help: Need a sticky on perfume accords

    You can contact them if you can send a certified bank draft in euros + shipping. My sister is in Paris right now, I'll ask her to call them and go directly to Versailles to buy me few essential books...
  17. Sticky: Re: A question regarding the use of isopropyl myristate in perfumers alcohol

    Hi bshell,

    Thank you, I need to ask for more info to my supplier, their website just mentions: Contains bitrex to render the alcohol undrinkable...
  18. Nature identical accords to create some scents?

    It's me again... Sorry for being so demanding these days, but for this one, I can't find infos on how to make essential oil natural identical blends to create Lilly of the valley, honeysuckle,...
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    Re: Question: Synthetic agents in perfumes

    Yes, I was panicking indeed until I get your detailed reply. Thank you, now I get it!!! :)

    I didn't think that, obviously, a sunscreen is necessary in a perfume formula, which is great... I like...
  20. Sticky: Re: A question regarding the use of isopropyl myristate in perfumers alcohol

    Thanks a lot for your excellent replies, this will definitetely help all perfumery dummies like me... Last question: Is it possible to find a 200 proof alcohol as pretends one supplier that I have...
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    Re: Help: Need a sticky on perfume accords

    Merci beaucoup, caccio! You have to click on Librairie (top right corner), then, Catalogue librairie 2011, incroyable, so many books!! I am gonna order a lot of them! Thanks again!!
  22. Re: Super silly question: organic flavor oils for fruit notes

    I've found oil-based, all natural flavour oils for my candles. The lasting power is, surprisingly, very good after almost 1 year but I find that the ones that are related to food (honey, chocolate,...
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    Question: Synthetic agents in perfumes

    Guerlain Jasminora contains: Alcohol, water, parfum (fragrance), aromachemicals and synthetic musks but these following additives are really freaking me out:

    - 3 sunscreen agents: Ethylhexyl...
  24. Sticky: Re: A question regarding the use of isopropyl myristate in perfumers alcohol

    My perfumery alcohol is Denatured alcohol and has no isopropyl myristate. I have an additive, bitrex, to make it improper to drink. Bitrex is another name for denatonium benzoate, a "harmless"...
  25. Sticky: Re: A question regarding the use of isopropyl myristate in perfumers alcohol

    I believe Isopropyl myristate is a naturally-derived synthetic... How do you use it in formulation? In which proportion? Can we replace it by glycerin? Is there a natural substitute of Monopropylene...
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    Colorants in perfumery

    What kind of colorants are normally used in perfumery? Food colorants? If yes, any good references? Do we have to give the INCI names on the ingredients list?
  27. Super silly question: organic flavor oils for fruit notes

    Can we use oil-based ultra-premium certified organic flavor oils or flavor concentrates (but these ones are cloudy...) to create fruity notes (peach, apple, raspeberry, almond, apricot,...) instead...
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    Help: Need a sticky on perfume accords

    It would be extremely useful for beginners like me to have a developpement on accords and the terminology used, from experienced people! At least the basics since it's a very complex process...

    -...
  29. Re: Silly question: Can you make perfumes out of genuine attars?

    That's interesting but as you said, risky! Is there a trick to detect false attars from true??
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    Re: Hemlock & Saffron sources?

    You're welcome! :)

    Yes, India is a great source for some EOs but you have to find a reliable Indian supplier though, so it's better to do some research before ordering...
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    Re: How to make vanilla absolute?

    Wow, it's seems that everyone is interested in making home-made absolutes! Thanks to everyone, especially for the vanilla absolute recipe, but the "gasy" part really scares me! For the professional...
  32. Silly question: Can you make perfumes out of genuine attars?

    Attars are very pricey but I am wondering if it's possible to use some all-natural blends for alcohol-based perfumes??
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    Re: Reputable online natural perfumery courses?

    Thank you very much! :)
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    Re: Hemlock & Saffron sources?

    New Directions Aromatics USA:

    http://www.newdirectionsaromatics.com/hemlock-black-absolute-p-1755.html
    http://www.newdirectionsaromatics.com/hemlock-blue-absolute-p-1754.html

    Saffron: from...
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    Reputable online natural perfumery courses?

    I am learning by myself but would like to take online education since there are no courses offered in Canada. Thanks for your help
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    Help: 3% dilution absolutes in alcohol

    Some of my 3% dilution absolutes are floating! How can I "emulsify" carrier oil and alcohol???
  37. Your experience with benzoin and other sticky resin EOs...

    It's sticky, not easy to measure and it gets cloudy in alcohol... How do you work with this type of materials??
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    Re: Brains for a name

    Tropical Brain?
    Sunny Brain?
    Tropical Pepperlime?
    ...or why not just Pepperlime, you got it!
  39. Natural organic fruit flavors in perfume-making?

    I have decided not to go into aromachemicals. Since there are not fruit essential oils, could use natural organic flavors instead for peach, pomegranate, coconut, raspberry notes, etc.??
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    Re: How to dissolve floral wax?

    Thanks for your reply!! Maybe I should slowly melt it in carrier oil? But then, it could make a sort of cloudy oil! By the way, a floral wax, is it the same as flower concrete?? If yes, there is...
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    Re: How to dissolve floral wax?

    OK, obviously, no one is using floral wax in this forum...
  42. Re: Could we use oleoresins instead of essential oils?

    OK, then, no vanilla EO. In fact, in January, I've made my own vanilla tincture with vodka and premium Madagascar vanilla. It's turned super great, it's still very fragrant but obviously, a tincture...
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    Re: Looking for a natural tea scent

    Thank you very much, guys, for your kind advices :)

    Yes, indeed, I first tought clary sage is a kind of tea smell, but no, it's just herbaceous. Hmmm, I really need to educate my nose...

    The...
  44. Re: Could we use oleoresins instead of essential oils?

    All right, so, no pepper oleoresin, I was also concerned by the capcaisin...

    Actually, I've ordered vanilla 10 fold essential oil from New Direction Aromatics Canada and I didn't pay attention to...
  45. Could we use oleoresins instead of essential oils?

    For instance spices oleoresins...
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    Re: Looking for a natural tea scent

    Thank you very much for the clary sage tip. It does smell tea indeed, but I would say, it's more a green-tea type essential oil. But I didn't know there are green and black tea or even maté...
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    Looking for a natural tea scent

    I don't want use FO. Is there a way to get a natural tea scent (green/black tea) that I can use for perfumes?
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    How to dissolve floral wax?

    I have jasmine and tuberose waxes that are soft and mimosa wax that became hard like candy... How can I dissolve them for solid perfumes or as "absolutes"?
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    Re: All about making scented candles...

    You're very welcome! Everyone is so kind and helful, I want to give a hand in return. :) I took me a while to find all those really comprehensive links as I was totally new to this art, I wish I had...
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    Re: Cardamom essential oil

    Waow!!! That's really THE answer, gido!!! Merci beaucoup!!! Now, I am gonna investigate where to buy this wonderful tool.
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    All about making scented candles...

    Hey, gido, here are some helpful links and tricks that might interest you or any person who wants to start making scented candles. Personally, I am only interested in soy candles.

    I suggest you...
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    Re: Aromachemicals for dummies

    I am learning by myself by doing lots of research online and well, by making my first candles and discussing about the results on candle-making forums (experienced candle-makers are very helpfull). I...
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    Re: Cardamom essential oil

    Thanks a lot for your comments.

    Waow!!! The goodscentscompany has everything! From cardamom absolute, liquid resin, CO2 extract, oleoresin, to cardamom seed oil. The only thing is that - and you...
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    Cardamom essential oil

    It's one of my favourite scent. I am looking for anything regarding to cardamom (one of the fragrance with cardamom I've really love was the discontinued Nu d'Yves Saint Laurent. Do you know any...
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    Re: Aromachemicals for dummies

    Thanks a lot for your kind replies!
    I've got my Secret of scent, just started to explore and take notes.
    I have 3 purchases to make this week: the Introduction to Perfumery, it's a good deal, the...
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    Re: Aromachemicals for dummies

    OK, thank you very much to all of you. Doc Elly is right, I have to familiarize with odors first, then, learn aromachemicals. Actually, I have created this post for other people that are more...
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    Re: How to make vanilla absolute?

    All right, got it, gido! Thanks for the precision. I want to make my absolute though... but not easy to find pentane and hexane. I've tried the Perfumer Apprentice and the goodscentscompany, nothing!...
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    Re: Aromachemicals for dummies

    Oh, I've ordered this book from Amazon, it suppose to come in few days. I didn't know that there is a part about aromachemicals... OK, I'll look around the blogs, I hope, it's not too complicated for...
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    Re: How to make vanilla absolute?

    Very interesting, but hmmm, tgsc seems contradictory to me: 'The highest concentration of vanilla aroma is found in the Vanilla Absolute. [...] It is less rich in odor than the direct alcohol...
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    Aromachemicals for dummies

    Newbie with zero chemical background looking for advices, book references, tutorials... Thanks a lot for your help.
  61. Re: Natural alternatives for gardenia, lilac, lily, etc.?

    So, that all the beauty of the art of perfume making: a very contradictory process, at the one hand, extremely precised and mesured and on the other very subjective...
    I don't know anything about...
  62. Re: Natural alternatives for gardenia, lilac, lily, etc.?

    I've tried to smell lily of the valley roots and leaves, the scent has nothing to do with the muguet "petals" fragrance... I can't tell about the mix and match with other flower absolutes, but one...
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    Re: How to make vanilla absolute?

    Actually, gido, I replied to you by saying that I did'nt get your question about the "faults"of vanilla extract... There is nothing wrong with my vanilla extract, except that it's just an homemade...
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    Re: How to make vanilla absolute?

    Thanks for the link, Doc Elly! :)

    Hey, Gido, I used a 40 % vodka, so it was a tincture?? OMG!!!
  65. Natural alternatives for gardenia, lilac, lily, etc.?

    I know that there isn't EO for these scents.

    But a botanical perfumer pretends she could capture it. Have a look on Strange Invisible Perfumes's website. The perfumer pretends to make botanical...
  66. Re: Extracts with alcohol base and carrier oils and candles

    OK, thanks for your advices, guys!

    For jojoba, I think it might work as I've seen candle recipes with jojoba carrier oil. But, definitely, i'ts better to work only with essential oils or FO if...
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    Re: How to make vanilla absolute?

    "what was the matter with it, could you describe its faults?", I don't get your question, gido...

    I've never made a tincture with vanilla, it might be a thing to try. I don't have ethanol yet,...
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    Re: How to make vanilla absolute?

    Thanks for your reply, Doc Elly.

    For the amount of vanilla, it's not a probleme, I have a HUGE "réserve" of an excellent of fresh Bourbon vanilla from Madagascar. That's why I am looking for a...
  69. Extracts with alcohol base and carrier oils and candles

    It is possible to scent soy candles with vanilla extract or essential oils diluted in carrier oils like jojoba??... I am not sure about these ones as usually, it's pure fragrance oil and/or pure...
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    Re: How to make vanilla absolute?

    Apparently, no one knows how to make vanilla absolute... :(

    Actually, Vanilla extract is not at all vanilla absolute.

    Vanilla extract is only for cooking purpose. You can make homemade extract...
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    How to make vanilla absolute?

    Hi there,

    I've read that it's the most difficult absolute to make. I want to give it a try and am really looking for the recipe and if you have some tips...

    Thank you very much.
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    Re: Where to find synthetic animal scents?

    Hi everyone

    Thank you very much for your sweet advices and sorry for having posted my request, I will, for sure, go to the DIY section. And I will update my profile. I am in Toronto, Canada. ...
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    Where to find synthetic animal scents?

    Hi there,

    I am new in fragrance making. I really love deep notes like ambergris and civet in perfumes... I am wondering if some of you know where I can get the synthetic equivalents at reasonable...
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