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    Re: Daphne Scent...

    I have daphne odorata blooming in my back yard as well. The flower's scent is elegant. To me, a not overpowering heady floral finished with a dry sharp green note, maybe with a slight touch of...
  2. Re: PK Perfumes Nominated for Two Hollywood Taste Awards.. First Perfumer Ever - Get Out The VOTE!

    Can we vote twice? :-P
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    Re: Notes. 'Are' there any real rules .....

    I keep a binder, with descriptive pages for each aromachem & natural I purchase, then use it with scent training, when I pull out any chem to work with for reminders, etc. Hopefully, in time,...
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    Re: Experiment - mixing samples

    Hi back
    I'm only a beginner a few months ahead of you, but after much reading this forum & others, recommendations from some of the posters here, I elected to dilute a bit of each EO & aromachem to...
  5. Re: Ethanol questions - cane, grape, grain -preferences? differences?

    The sweetish/malty smell does go away after a couple minutes, but it's very frustrating with scent training because everything smells the same at first. Can't ever smell top notes well, either.

    I...
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    Re: EO dilution is cloudy

    Some EO's do dilute cloudy, Ylang Ylang comes to mind. I am not sure about those two, however, so you might check with your supplier
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    Re: DIY - How To Learn Perfumery

    Thank you for the link & plugging this concept. I wouldn't've come into it otherwise, and have been trying to develop a systematic way of studying perfumery. This SOLE concept/toolkit looks like it...
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    Re: Linalool % of concentrate?

    LOL no advice, I'm probably newer than you, but have sincere admiration for your turn of phrase.

    Have you been doing as books/sages of the board advise, and as you're training your nose,...
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    Re: Where to get perfumers alcohol online

    undenatured 95%/190 proof in USA

    http://organicalcohol.com/store/index.php/
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    Re: struggling noob, please help me

    I'm a newbie too, trying to build my organ as well. There are a few kits offered by suppliers here and there, but if you break down the cost, you are paying more for the materials for the...
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    Re: Handsome, manly bottles?

    If you just want one bottle for your own creation, I'd suggest browsing ebay listings using terms like decorative vintage cut glass bottle. I just did a quick search, and while most are feminine,...
  12. Ethanol questions - cane, grape, grain -preferences? differences?

    Hi
    I purchased some 95% ethanol from these guys:

    http://organicalcohol.com/store/index.php/

    I decided (well, my pocketbook decided) to go with the cane alcohol, as it was the least expensive,...
  13. Re: NPR Radio Interview now available for listening... - with Paul Kiler, PK Perfumes

    Congratulations. Just the beginning of all the recognition you will get, I'm sure.
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    Re: Perfumers education

    In the past year, I've done the same research, with about the same results as to schools/formal education in perfumery. Unless you are accepted by the big houses, you will not find rigorous training...
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    Re: Diilution Percentage Suggestions?

    Thank you for your suggestions Chris, and certainly *thank you* for the reminder. Sigh, intellectually, I knew that, but I would've airheadedly gone ahead and diluted the same as the rest, without...
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    Re: Diilution Percentage Suggestions?

    Thank you pkiler for your suggestions. That will get me started at least. Perhaps, later, when I get more little bottles, I will try varying percentages of everything, just to get an understanding...
  17. Thread: Scales

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    Re: Scales

    pkiler, as soon as I've used it enough to have a good sense of its actual performance, I'll let people know.

    :) I found it by accident by looking at scales on ebay, and this model came up. When...
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    Diilution Percentage Suggestions?

    Hi
    I'm beginning to build my organ, and am figuring to dilute most oils & aroma chems to 10% in ethanol by volume, for training my nose, and to begin to experiment with with simple chords, etc.

    I...
  19. Thread: Scales

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    Re: Scales

    I found a 300 gram/ .001 g scale at Tmart.com for about $150 US.
  20. Re: Fleuressences, Bases and Aroma chemicals: insight please?

    Polecat, in watching BBC's Perfume episode 2, about 3/4 of the way through, there is a part where the Givaudan instructor is guiding students in olfactory training. In the interview, it shows that...
  21. Re: Fleuressences, Bases and Aroma chemicals: insight please?

    I am doing the same as you, i.e. assembling my beginner's organ & worrying about the best way to start. I can offer you my experience with Perfumer's World's beginner's kit, I bought it a few years...
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    Organ Organization - what do you do?

    Hi All
    New member, assiduously reading old threads to try to not repeat posts/questions/discussions :)

    I am embarking on training my nose this year. I assembled a list of about 150 natural...
  23. Intro post - serious about studying perfumery

    Hello all

    I have been interested in fragrance for years, did a little dabbling in studying here & there. Loved perfume for years, but it was only when I got into a soapmaking binge awhile ago did...
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