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    Re: Possible DeLaire Bases

    Well I was referring generally to the De Laire bases. Either produced by Kevin or Arcadi. I believe Christine was working with Arcadi on some of his creations, but he does seem very busy. Perhaps...
  2. Re: March 2017 smelly game - transparent, light, summer, daywear perfume

    Ok, it's back with the postal gods, we'll see if it gets there now. Fingers crossed.


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  3. Re: March 2017 smelly game - transparent, light, summer, daywear perfume

    David, the post has returned my entry mailed to you. Sorry, I will try again. I sent it exactly like last time.
    How do we put up with this nonsense service. "We're not happy.... until you're not...
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    Re: TLC for Perfumes?

    I knew nothing about it, but just read an article. Fascinating... thank you.
  5. Re: Question about fragrance blend enhancement

    First of all, I find it amusing that two Paul K are conversing.

    I have a question..when you say you purchased a few fragrance, what do you mean? Like bottles of finished perfumes?
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    Re: Aging Containers?

    I would recommend glass or aluminum. If glass, then a Polyseal Cone Lined Caps.
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    Re: A question about how to formulate

    This is how I see it PurePerfume. The numbers are most likely drops.
    However, perfume formula's are written in grams, totalling 100 grams or more likely 1000 grams. (As you get into this more you...
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    Re: Possible DeLaire Bases

    These sound like lovely bases Jamie. I would like all of them.
    Thank you for the recommendation, and I hope Christine has success with Kevin.
    How many of these bases are available? I realise there...
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    Re: Possible DeLaire Bases

    Fantastic, I will check daily for the new Mousse de Saxe.
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    Re: Possible DeLaire Bases

    Yes, the five new bases listed in the article. If you are able to actually obtain them and/or the related information on Minimum Order Quantities and price I would certainly be very interested.
    As...
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    Re: Base accords too powdery.

    Oakmoss is very powerful, and does not require a lot. The amount you require I suspect, will not be of concern. According to IFRA guidelines the quantity should not exceeds 0.1%. Of course that is...
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    Re: Possible DeLaire Bases

    Christine, I suppose the chances of getting our hands on the 5 bases of the "De Laire Collection of XXI century" is next to never?
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    Re: Base accords too powdery.

    The materials you are using could all be considered a bit powdery. Your Labdanum and Oakmoss will tame that powder. Try Cedarwood.
  14. Re: March 2017 smelly game - transparent, light, summer, daywear perfume

    Mumsy...non, je ne regrette rien..lol
    I always want to smell everyone's creation and am quite envious of the judges.
    Mumsy and Godmu, your extra creativity on the packaging is fun to see.... you...
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    Re: Possible DeLaire Bases

    Christine , will you be bringing in more of the Mousse de Saxe (Saxony Thyme)? I see you are sold out.
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    Re: Does this weigh automatically goes off?

    This is a nice, cheap, accurate scale. Very simple to use, and you can switch off the "auto-off". not an issue. This is one of the scales I own and it works very nicely, but please be aware of two...
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    Re: Possible DeLaire Bases

    Thank you Christine. You are always thinking of new possibilities and offerings.
    I would be interested in the Classical Rose base, Amber 83 and the Jasmine Petal 3939

    I have just read about...
  18. Re: March 2017 smelly game - transparent, light, summer, daywear perfume

    Gentlemen, my "creation" went into the mail today. Although I did label it, I once again forgot to indicate it is at 10% in etOH.
    I look forward to your assessment of my "green, watery...
  19. Re: March 2017 smelly game - transparent, light, summer, daywear perfume

    LOL... perhaps "Goudron Godmu".

    nothing like the fragrance of tar on a hot summer day.

    or to keep that light transparent feel "Goudronné et emplumé"
  20. Re: March 2017 smelly game - transparent, light, summer, daywear perfume

    I do plan on sending a sample in. I have David's mail address, but I will need to PM Wooznib for one.
  21. Re: search : glass spray 20ml where to find it ?

    Would this help? http://www.coverpla.com/fr/
  22. Re: Indie/small house perfumery production pooling

    I like the idea of a mixing lab available to indies and a selling platform.
    but.... I really like working with our suppliers in Europe, North America, and England and I think they do an amzaing job...
  23. Re: Discrepancy Determining IFRA-compliant concentration of EO by its constituents and by EO itself

    Great question for a first post! :o

    In the Annex I to the IFRA Standards (48th Amendment) document (23602_GD_2015_07_04_Annex_I_to_the_IFRA_Standards_(48th_Amendment)
    it states:
    This Annex give...
  24. Re: Russian olive or silverberry bud and flowers essential ( Elaeagnus Angustifolia) essential oils

    Perhaps this might be of an assistance, I did a bit of work on this.
    I was working on this flower quite a few years ago, and it is very heavy on the Cinnamates. A friend wanted a perfume based on...
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    Re: History of Violet Flower absolute?

    Claire, I have never encountered or seen for sale the actual flower absolute. Perhaps a trip to Tourrettes sur Loup might reveal a very small local producer?
    Christopher, as always, has some lovely...
  26. Re: List of chemicals typically found in essential oils?

    Hi Ben,
    A couple of ideas: This is free: the ESSential OIL DataBase

    Dr. Robert S. Pappas: https://www.facebook.com/EssentialOilUniversity
    This is a pay per month site: quality information...
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    Re: How many aromas do you need?

    Did you see this list? A lot of thought went into it, and it is comprehensive.
    http://www.basenotes.net/threads/374134-Re-List-of-100-Aromachemicals
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    The smell of history

    Interesting articles:

    http://www.atlasobscura.com/articles/meet-the-woman-who-is-preserving-the-smell-of-history

    http://www.atlasobscura.com/articles/book-smell-odor-heritage
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    Re: First attempt was terrible, please help!

    Hi Robmaiolo

    Patchouli is very pervasive. Absolutely beautiful EO, but use with caution.... a little goes a looooong way.

    What do you want to create? Out of curiosity you indicated a cologne...
  30. Re: March 2017 smelly game - transparent, light, summer, daywear perfume

    Beautiful image, and thank you for sharing your thoughts on "transparent". I am thinking the L’Occitane's Collection de Grasse created by L’Occitane’s in-house perfumer, Karine Dubreuil, fits the...
  31. Re: PONK module 9 - odour descriptions here (spoiler alert past post 1)

    Ok, here goes:
    #1 Fresh, Citrusy, very orangey, but with a carrot seed overtone.
    #2 Faint, Coffee/chocolate, creamy, very volatile, disappears quickly
    #3 Leather, Quinoline-ish, heavy
    #4 Bitter,...
  32. Re: March 2017 smelly game - transparent, light, summer, daywear perfume

    No cade?
  33. Re: Composing "staged" perfumes, time changing

    Hello Jano,

    Its a good thought. My opinion is that the perfume material we use is very much like the instruments of the orchestra... to use your analogy. (I know this music analogy is over used,...
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    So just out of curiosity, what current perfumes on the market that you have experienced would you consider to be transparent. Would I be correct in assuming that the majority of them would be light,...
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    Just double checking, although the parameters are in the first post. There are no restrictions or expectations of materials in the formula. Correct?
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    Re: Beginner questions

    You may have issues adding alcohol to fragrance oils. Fragrance oils are not essential oils. Where are you getting the oils and do you know what is in them?
    Do you mean can you reuse the bottles...
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    Sounds like fun Mumsy, thank you,.
    Sign me up.
  38. Re: Predict molecules’ scent from their structures

    My opinion is, and I am not a chemist or a doctor, is that Mr. Turin's vibrational theory is more likely than the molecular shape theory. Frequency plays a part in hearing and sight.
    Do "we" know...
  39. Predict molecules’ scent from their structures

    Interesting research article in the ever elusive scent prediction.


    "In vision and hearing, the wavelength of light and frequency of sound are highly predictive of color and tone. In contrast, it...
  40. Re: Are There Any Canadian Independent/DIY Fragrance Designers Here?

    Please private message me. I would like to learn more about your project.


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  41. Re: Mandy Aftel's “Essence and Alchemy- A Natural History Of Perfume”

    This seems to contradict your opinion. http://www.fragrantica.com/designers/Roja-Dove.html

    What is your source? Thanks
  42. Re: Rose Deluxe: Best Rose Base Ever (Rose de Mai for the Masses)

    Thank you Jamie for sharing your work and your knowledge. I really appreciate your dedication and caring.


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    Re: Labdanum , Cistus ....are they the same???

    You're welcome.
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    Re: Labdanum , Cistus ....are they the same???

    Resinoid is an alcohol extraction from the gum.
    Absolute is the result of alcohol treatment of Labdanum Concrete

    I have created a diagram. Please go to this link for the complete picture. CISTUS...
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    Re: Newbie- Help with Tobacco Accord

    Spanish Cedar is not a cedar.
    Cedrela odorata is a member of the Mahogany family (Meliaceae), a deciduous tree from Central- and South America.
    Cedrela is the source of wood used for making...
  46. Re: Schiff's Base (=*Immine)*Formation in Perfumes — Kinetics

    Thank you for this. I found it very interesting and it does support the recognised accepted time for maturation.
  47. Re: A newbies humble request for some advice/answers relating to making a bay rum fragrance

    Well this sounds like a fun project and I have a couple of thoughts about it if you are interested.

    Aside from the aroma which I will get to in a minute, the ethanol used in aftershave "splashes"...
  48. A newbies humble request for some advice/answers relating to making a bay rum fragrance

    Hi Mark, my name is Julian. why do you want a Bay Rum aftershave? Is it for the smell (like a cologne) or has it something to do with shaving?


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    Re: Perfume Strips (Home made holder)

    good idea. thanks for sharing.
    .... the OCD in me really want all those colours to be in order. There is NO WAY I could have randomised like you did. LOL
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    Re: Lentisque (Mastic) essential oil

    OK, yes this is what I have used in France. Beautiful. Thank you. Now I must look at the GCMS.
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    Re: Lentisque (Mastic) essential oil

    Thank you Paul for your recommendation. Of course I have used the obvious searches, but was really looking for recommendations. Have you actually purchased any essential oil. How many actual perfumer...
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    Re: Lentisque (Mastic) essential oil

    Thank you Godmu , have you ever purchased any? the price on this is CONSIDERABLY cheaper than the mastihasshop.com.
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    Re: Lentisque (Mastic) essential oil

    Thank you, have you purchased from them? 48 euro for 5ml is considerably more that the 9euro for 5ml from the supplier suggested by Godmu. I will search for the information you have put into...
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    Re: Labdanum , Cistus ....are they the same???

    Cistus and Labdanum are not the same, although they do come from the same plant.

    I thought you might find this interesting and useful. The Cistus/Labdanum materials can be very confusing.

    Here...
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    Re: Glycolierral aka Ivy dioxolane

    From Perfumery:Techniques in Evolution-Arcadi Boix Camps
    "Maceol glyceryl acetal, commercially called Glycolierral, is a green, floral, fresh product that makes good blends with Acetal CD and...
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    Re: online searches and excel

    Well this is fun...and handy, LOL
    Here is one for Creating Perfume and Perfumers Supply House.

    =HYPERLINK("http://perfumersupplyhouse.com/?s="&A1, "Perfumers Supply House")

    ...
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    Re: online searches and excel

    Interesting, when the formula is pasted into the cell, it just doesn't register as a hyperlink.

    I wish I had this a while ago. it would have saved me time. Excel is always a learning curve......
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    Re: online searches and excel

    I must be doing something wrong. the formula for excel doesn't work.
    However: the hyperlink works fine in excel. Thanks

    Any label can be added:...
  59. Re: Determining Relative Volatility of Materials

    Yes, I thought 3.1 was a really interesting way of scaling. The results would be very clear.
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    Of course, thank you for the brilliant idea.
    Maybe even build the scale: http://sci-toys.com/scitoys/scitoys/mathematics/microgram_balance/balance.html
    LOL
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    Re: 5 liter beaker advice, please

    I assume that the issue is that using something that large is difficult to move or lift. What about using that glass 5L for mixing and then transfer the juice into 1L containers for transport.
    I am...
  62. Determining Relative Volatility of Materials

    I found this interesting. I had not considered alternate ways of testing Evaporation/Volatility

    From Perfumers and Flavorist 1977
    A couple of methods in determining the volatility of your...
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    Lentisque (Mastic) essential oil

    Thank you. I meant the leaf essential oil. You have a supplier?


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    Re: Lentisque (Mastic) essential oil

    Thank you for the ideas. Much appreciated. Is one of your essential oils from hermitage?


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    Lentisque (Mastic) essential oil

    I am looking for a supply of quality Lentisque (Pistacia lentiscus) essential oil.
    Can anyone recommend a supplier they have actually received this material from?
  66. Re: PONK module 6 - odour descriptions here (spoiler alert past post 1)

    I just was searching for PONK and came across this on the URBAN dictionary. No point really... just made me smile and I thought I would share.
    Ponk. A Jewish/Brooklyn/New York slang for Marijuana...
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    Re: Recommendation needed: filters

    I always thought that Alex's video was very fun and speaks of the bentonite use, etc.

    Boris on filtering and fining
  68. Re: PONK module 5 - odour descriptions here (spoiler alert past post 1)

    A very fun PONK. Thanks Mumsy.

    Vial #1 : Clear : Laundry! LOL, Fresh, Clean, Pine, Strong! Fruity? Reminds me immediately of the opening of a specific fragrance.
    Vial #2 : Clear : Fresh, clean,...
  69. Thread: Osmanthus!

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    Re: Osmanthus!

    Thanks for that, I am going to give it try.
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    Re: Evolution of Muguet Accords

    Yes, that rhodinol note was in the original as well. I wonder why.


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  71. Thread: Osmanthus!

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    Re: Osmanthus!

    I believe an Osmanthus may require:


    Geraniol
    b-ionone
    Linalool
    Dihydro-beta-ionone
    Geranylacetone
    cis-3-Hexenol
    (E)-2-Hexen-1-ol
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    Re: Evolution of Muguet Accords

    OK, I have added some notes to clear up confusion. Believe it or not there are many (non OCR) mistakes in the original and I assume that "Copaira Oil" is Copaiba Oil. Also yes, the 1980 line actually...
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    Evolution of Muguet Accords

    Evolution of Muguet Accords:
  74. Re: Spoiler alert - Ponk club Module 4 - reveal here, so don't look or mention it elsewhere

    Excellent idea David. Out comes the Clary Sage and Lavender for me.
  75. Re: Spoiler alert - Ponk club Module 4 - reveal here, so don't look or mention it elsewhere

    Excellent grouping!
    I had never smelled Aphermate, and thought it very close to Geosmin. A handful of rich moist earth. beautiful.
    Also the Massoia lactone was new to me... but hard to miss the...
  76. Re: PONK module 4 - odour descriptions here (spoiler alert past post 1)

    Whoops, post moved. Sorry.
  77. Re: I need some Japanese translation help for some technical Perfumery GC analyses

    oh... go ahead Paul.... clog away...
    :o) we would all love to see the GC
    no?
    LOL
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    Re: A Base or an Accord?

    Ok. Thank you.


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    Re: A Base or an Accord?

    Excellent. Thank you for that clarification David, very helpful. One can have an Orange Blossom Accord and Base, the first being a simpler version.
    In Grasse we worked on floral mixtures, that...
  80. Re: Body Spray using 5% Fragrance Oils and Ethanol

    Great idea, you will enjoy working with essential oils.
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    Coppertone Suntan Lotion

    Cinnamates are UVB blockers and Benzyl Cinnamate along with Benzyl salicylate was used in the earliest sunscreens. No longer used. Salicylates were/are used for their UV filter properties. They were...
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    Re: Edmond Roudnitska on learning perfumery

    I hadn't read the 1984 P&F article. Thank you I.D.Adam, very kind of you to post that.
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    A Base or an Accord?

    What the difference between a Base and an Accord? I am enjoying reading Tony Curtis's book Introduction to Perfumery and he calls them a Base, and the composition is nearly identical to what I know...
  84. Re: Body Spray using 5% Fragrance Oils and Ethanol

    There is a good chance your fragrant oils are actual oil, and not essential oil, which is totally different. One of the differences is that essential oils dissolve in alcohol, fragrant oil generally...
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    Re: Vetiver fragrance

    I do not have this material.
    My instinct would be to try labdanum or oak moss to "calm" the top note. Just a suggestion, and I am curious what effect they have.
  86. Re: Need some advice on this qualification! Thoughts?

    There is a relevant article this month in Perfumer and Flavorist you should read: The Juice, written by Pia Long
    I support David's and I.D. Adam's suggestions. Go talk to someone actually working in...
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    Is clove ever used WITHOUT cinammon ?

    Wow Paul. Why so harsh? It is really off-putting to visit our forum and read this type of condescending arrogance. What am I missing here, you are often very helpful?

    EDIT: I was unaware of the...
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    Re: Vintage men's colognes idea?!

    Jamie, Christopher stopped shipping internationally quite a while ago. How do you manage his shipments? Are you using a intermediary shipping service?




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    Re: Vintage men's colognes idea?!

    Laudanum is a tincture of opium. I assume you are referring to Labdanum?


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    Re: Ivy leaf & blackcurrant leaf aroma chemicals

    Just had another smell of it. To my nose there is a strong Methyl Octine Carbonate component to this base which is of the violet green family, so makes perfect sense.
    (I believe Methyl Octine...
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    Re: Suggestions for my first blend

    Hello,my opinion is that no matter what material you are using you need to understand the material, and how it works with other material. Smelling on the strip, combining scent strips to understand...
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    Re: Ivy leaf & blackcurrant leaf aroma chemicals

    Creating Perfume carries the Symrise Ivy Base. I have it and it is quite lovely. Green, sparkling.
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    Re: Fragrance workshop/party

    What a fun idea. Thank you Xii.
    I am going to try this out on my family, we love board games. Brilliant!
    This reminds me of the game on display at the Musée de la Parfumerie de Grasse.
    A...
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    Re: Monsieur Musk ???

    $100 Perfumers Apprentice https://shop.perfumersapprentice.com/p-7358-fragrance-analysis-by-gcms.aspx


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    Re: Fragrance workshop/party

    I normally smell my own clothes or skin to reset mon nez. Coffee is simply another smell for your nose to deal with.


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    Re: Fragrance workshop/party

    Interesting idea. Keep it simple, focus on one fragrance type. Seems pretty straight ahead, but I will take you up your offer and PM you for any further details from your actual experience . Thanks!
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    Re: Fragrance workshop/party

    The idea of providing a base seems to be a common thread. Giving a bit of a head start to the process.
    I am thinking perhaps providing accords, so not necessarily dealing with individual eo/ac.
    ...
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    Re: Fragrance workshop/party

    Agreed, presentation aesthetics are very important. The idea of a guessing game, very fun! Thanks
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    Re: Fragrance workshop/party

    What a fantastic idea. Thank you!
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    Re: Perfume Making Course

    Hi Chad,
    I have attended Grasse Institute for Perfumery fragrance creation summer schools in 2013 and 2016, so I can speak to that experience. "not too expensive" is a relative term so not sure of...
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