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    Haha. I called our dog after him. Otis.

    Maurice made 24 Faubourg too. That makes so much sense as I wore that for years. I'd never made the connection.



    Oh the beautiful coloured fags. I...
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    Oooh me too. Copying two of you in K de Krizia. I have a tiny mini of that one and love it.

    I actually used to really use a bejewelled long black cigarette holder a very long time ago. We used to...
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    You know I would only do this for you guys.... I braved the cobwebs in the long abandoned perfume den and reached for the first bottle in the Avon section...

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    Its actually...
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    Sticky: Re: Synchronized Fridays 2019

    Well hello lovely smelly peeps. What a nice synch day to re-emerge as the hippy I used to be. The first day to myself for absolutely years it seems.
    So I shall wear Mary Quant a.m. for a new start...
  5. Re: Don't Add Water, Glycerin or Jojoba to Alcoholic Perfumes

    I've been researching this too for the summer months. All of the following is newly gleaned internet knowledge, so feel free to correct it.

    Deet seems to be considered the most effective but is...
  6. Re: AbdesSalaam Attar / La Via del Profumo - official fragrance discussion thread

    Holy Water is a rather special one IMO
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    Sticky: Re: Welcome to Just Starting Out...

    Hahaha. You've just absolutely made my day/week/life with these comments.

    Welcome to the merry-go-round. It smells lovely in here.
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    I'm popping on some new Diorling. Not so much because it's fizzy but because it has an aspirin note for the after fizz. Only half relevant.
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    I know exactly the smell you mean. New plastic pants for babies always smelled of it too. I suspect synthetic Vanillin.
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    L'Humidor for me then. Can't get any more artisan/indy than ones own mud puddles...
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    Missed you all. It smells nicer in here....
  12. Re: Budding baby perfumers - pursuits to suit 7 year olds - ideas

    So with you on this.
  13. Re: Budding baby perfumers - pursuits to suit 7 year olds - ideas

    I still love that play dough smell... no blushing and no shame at all!!!!
  14. Budding baby perfumers - pursuits to suit 7 year olds - ideas

    Hello dear peeps, I haven't been here in a long while, but time is beginning to be my own again in part.

    I got asked an interesting question yesterday on my FB page about how to amuse younger...
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    I've missed you all for eons and eons...... but I'm still kicking....

    So what better way to 'spring' back into action and play with you all, than with...

    Green and chilly, mossy earthed...
  16. Re: A question regarding the use of isopropyl myristate in perfumers alcohol

    Adding a solvent to an oil or dpg based perfume will alter the scent from where the designer has intended because the rate of its evaporation will be different. Oils hug the skin and solvents...
  17. Re: PONK - A 'nose' club - Blind nose training amongst ourselves. Anyone interested?

    That is a really sweet thing to say. I've been offline for ages because we're 100% looking after my mum who is now nearly helpless with extreme stage 4/5 Parkinsons. She is going to stay in a nursing...
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    Re: Are we certain that this hobby is safe?

    I've just applied pure undiluted rose otto to one hand and I think I'm dying......

    ...of pleasure

    Of course it's not safe. Nothing is safe. Living life to the full isn't safe.

    Eating too...
  19. Re: Need help, i think i'm lost. ( DIY perfumery newbie Question )

    Hi, sorry too for not responding sooner. My mum has parkinson's so my sister and I are on full time 24 hr care duties. I haven't been here lately.

    I suggest looking on the good scents guide demo...
  20. Re: Anyone has an idea how to make those into a scent?

    Hello dear peeps, I must have sensed something, as it's most unusual these days that I do join in. Just been far too busy with parental care to do any perfumery for a long while. Nice to be here.
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  21. Re: Sharing my Shalimar formula based on Louis Appell's formula-type

    I made up quite a number of those old formula and they were along the right lines ishy-ishy-ish. Worth making them up though for learning purposes. I wonder if they will have matured into better...
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    Re: Help Basenotes becoming awesomer

    Brilliant idea. x
  23. Re: Post your pic and other posters will pick a fragrance you look like you'd wear

    My choice for you so far, is:-

    Lorenzo Villoresi Firenze, Uomo

    Krizia Uomo

    possibly Balenciaga Ho Hang
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    Re: new/old ebay auction tactic?

    Pay for a bidding programme whilst you're asleep, or even all the time. It costs a tiny bit but it's totally fair and you bid your highest pre-decided price. It does the rest without stress by being...
  25. Re: does anyone here wear night caps or sleeping caps?

    I have worn an old fashioned one sometimes..... and I keep a fleecy blanket by the top of the pillow to pull over the head... but only because my room is so cold and draughty. Not for beauty reasons...
  26. Re: What is the most beautiful smelling flower or perfume material you have ever smelled?

    Interesting. I shall make a point of smelling it when it flowers to see what ingredient profiles are nearest.
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    Re: Making ambergris tincture

    Weigh what doesn't get dissolved, bearing in mind it has some of the alcohol in it. But the % is industry standard and the solutions will all be slightly different anyway as it's natural. It depends...
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    Re: Making ambergris tincture

    Depends where you are in the world. Bung your flag on your profile and that'll help people help you better.
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    Re: Making ambergris tincture

    All my tinctures have been made in the dark and they are aging beautifully but many are up to and over five years old now. I left them a year on the substrate and then let them mature very slowly in...
  30. Re: Creating EDP from Perfume Oils - Is it possible?

    I've done double enfleurage before and it has worked to a nominal degree. The carrier oil will not be 'emptied' however. What has been put in there likes being in there and the PA will have to beg...
  31. Re: What is the most beautiful smelling flower or perfume material you have ever smelled?

    The short-lived Peony in my garden. I can never smell it for long enough to copy it.

    Then the lilac which I have spent much time trying to capture. It was captured best by putting the fresh...
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    Re: Fragrance Matching Bois Des Iles

    Hello fellow DIYers. Missed you all. Just been too busy for perfumes. I made up this perfume as one of the first 'proper' tasks when I first began. I was using that appell formula. It makes a very...
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    Re: Buying and Selling Ambergris

    Doesn't look like ambergris at all to me at first glance I'm afraid. Your photo needs to be further away to see much better but ambergris isn't usually greasy looking. Break a bit off and stick a hot...
  34. Re: norlimbanol for help with embarassing medical issue (fishy odor syndrome)

    Thank you. That is the perfect information. Perhaps this special receptor could be deceived, or even overridden by information getting to the brain of a similar nature. Then maybe the nose/brain...
  35. Re: norlimbanol for help with embarassing medical issue (fishy odor syndrome)

    The Nasematto style certainly seems to fit the bill here.

    OP, you don't say whether you are male or female. Do you have any preference for scents already or does this disorder prevent that as...
  36. Re: norlimbanol for help with embarassing medical issue (fishy odor syndrome)

    I woke up thismorning having obviously had the mind working overnight. Gardenia is the flower in mind. It has a really deep meaty aroma of its own. Jasmine sambac also with indole. Rose working with...
  37. Re: norlimbanol for help with embarassing medical issue (fishy odor syndrome)

    Norimbanol is able to be used at surprisingly low thresholds to be perceived as quite strong, so maybe there is a case for attempting a body spray with an incredibly nano dilute amount to see if that...
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    Re: Which formula composition software do you use?

    I shall apply my mind to this again anon. I was a graphic designer in my pre child life so that part is easy but the computer bit isn't for me. I'd need a techie.
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    Re: Addicted - When is it simply too much?

    I found it again here...

    http://www.basenotes.net/features/61-When-is-it-simply-too-much

    Looks a rather modest collection to me.... hmmmm
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    Re: Synchronized Fridays 2017

    I was in a self created citrus, lavender water in homage to this perfume

    Wiener Lieblingsduft by JB Filz
  41. Re: PONK module 11 - odour descriptions here (spoiler alert past post 1)

    I'll pack you another. It doesn't matter if you end up with two. You can give one away on here.
  42. Re: PONK module 11 - odour descriptions here (spoiler alert past post 1)

    The UK ones should have been there the next day. If you haven't got yours yet, then I can just send another.




    Sort of...... Examine the sequence. (but don't tell on here yet if you guess).
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  43. Re: PONK module 11 - odour descriptions here (spoiler alert past post 1)

    What a lovely idea to suggest pairings..... I love it

    I wonder if you know where I've taken you to....
  44. Thread: Off-Topic

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    He had a jacket like this. I can't find a real pic of it. This was just a costume sketch for it. The real one had longer tassels. My teenage heart was so set on one but it never happened. I'm sure I...
  45. Thread: Off-Topic

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    Re: Off-Topic

    I was so enraptured with Shatner when he was in star trek.

    Before that it was Trampas... I hankered for a suede tasselled jacket just like his.

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  46. Re: dynamism What gives your favourite perfume sparkle?

    Of course, because they are masters of the skill. Although personally I am not fond of that particular signature accord on my own skin. A few of them work on me, but it depends if ones skin gets on...
  47. Re: dynamism What gives your favourite perfume sparkle?

    I like this question.

    Dynamism for me is when all the elements within a perfume have a highly strung perfect balance to create an overall smooth smelling harmony with no pockets, gaps, lunges or...
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    Re: creating an accrd of dried fruit ??

    Phenethyl alcohol as a small touch would add a dried rose nuance whilst enriching the fruit accord with its honey-ish notes

    and there is always ambroxan

    or real ambergris if you're feeling rich
  49. Re: PONK module 11 - odour descriptions here (spoiler alert past post 1)

    @Julian Yours has gone tracked as Canada is a such a rascal for postage. So it should be there soon.

    Some random notes.....

    For those who have the first batch of modules. Vial 5 could do with...
  50. PONK module 11 - odour descriptions here (spoiler alert past post 1)

    PONK is an organised regular blind smelling group gymnosium. Fun nose practice for any level of perfumers with a mystery box of untitled materials. There has been a bit of a long gap this summer by...
  51. Re: What materials do you dilute at more or less than 10% for evaluation?

    Type in your own material here

    http://www.thegoodscentscompany.com/search3.php?qOdor=&submit.x=3&submit.y=7

    put armoise oil for an example

    then as the info in post 2, it looks like this
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    Re: creating an accrd of dried fruit ??

    Artimesia
    prunol
    datilat
    fig crotonate
    plum crotonate
    davana oil
    ethyl isobutyrate
    butyl butyrate
    allyl cyclohexyl acetate
    furfural
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    Re: Arcadi Boix Camps

    I think we can all lay off the daggers here. Bear in mind that not everybody has such choice actually. Dojo doesn't grow on trees and childrens/family food and clothing is always more important.
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    Re: New Smelly Game: Incense - Pre-Discussion Thread

    Just a two pennyworth.

    Having hosted many a game. They are actually incredibly intensive work for both host and judges. Not that it isn't fun, but one does need time/energy and it is hard to keep...
  55. Thread: T K Maxx

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    Re: T K Maxx

    I don't think I could resist that.
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    Re: this guy has lost it....begging really??

    This thread has been a guinea a minute without anything changing hands at all. I'll stick with Persolaises smelly opinions for my own pennyworth.

    Live and let live for the rest.
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    Re: Synchronized Fridays 2017

    You're not the only ones. There is something in many Guerlains that doesn't sit well on my skin either. The slightly almondy tonka accord I think. I do admire many but just don't wear them. I forgot...
  58. Thread: UK Meet-Up

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    Re: UK Meet-Up

    ...and i've only just found it!!!

    I was getting quite excited because I hadn't actually missed something for a change. Not a waste of time though because it's nice that peeps want to play.
    Sorry...
  59. Thread: Five Letter Game

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    Re: Five Letter Game

    Burgers Leave Fetid Horrendous Diseases

    DELIC
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    Re: Your vintage SOTD

    Carven Ma Griffe

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    Re: now i have seen it all

    I think we need a SOTD of the clones thread....

    I shall wear Happy.... renamed Crappy
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    Re: now i have seen it all

    It's worth a good look at all of them for the laugh. You just couldn't make it up if you tried. If I was wealthy I would buy them all.... perhaps just because of the effort involved in their names...
  63. Re: March 2017 smelly game - transparent, light, summer, daywear perfume

    Nope. Not promising, so I really pray and hope it isn't something horrid. We'll forgive any excuse for some news.

    With kids on summer hols, I've been much too busy with home life to pay anything...
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    Re: Basenote Members who've come and and gone -

    Well it is lovely to see some old names popping in to say hi. Nice to see you.

    One of the major issues, asides from a general dearth of decent new fragrances, was the postage ban on ethanol which...
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    Re: Becoming A Supplier

    Not absolute... but I tinctured some Russian Caravan and some Keemun. Both smoky, very mellow and matured now. I'll send you some. Have a peek at my tincture list in the sig and see if there's...
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    Re: Synchronized Fridays 2017

    I'm wearing a rose chypre experimental blend in honour of Nina Simone. I couldn't find the right perfume so made one up.


    https://youtu.be/99V0mMNf5fo

    I went to see her here a long time ago.
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    Re: Becoming A Supplier

    No change here. I still love, make and blend with tinctures. They are some of my favourite perfumery materials because of their gentle nuances.

    List in the sig but I do need to update it. You've...
  68. Thread: Five Letter Game

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    Re: Five Letter Game

    Strange Omittance Reveals Regretful Yelp

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

    I'm sorry to cause irritation too. Just because I haven't yet does not negate any work you've done though. Smelling them afterwards is a pleasant addition to the game and not a part. If anything it...
  70. Re: March 2017 smelly game - transparent, light, summer, daywear perfume

    Last game is last game. I just haven't had the time yet to divi the samples amongst the previous players just for each persons own interest. A pre-arranged matter and not anything prompted by this...
  71. Re: March 2017 smelly game - transparent, light, summer, daywear perfume

    Well I have to admit I am still sitting on all the samples from the last game. I haven't had time to divi them up yet to share. (Nor even smell them). I will very soon.

    I can send David a box and...
  72. Re: March 2017 smelly game - transparent, light, summer, daywear perfume

    Quite agree. Game, set and match over.....
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    Re: Orris Root Absolute

    T shirt worthy I say....
  74. Re: March 2017 smelly game - transparent, light, summer, daywear perfume

    If you didn't mind doing so. This thread and game doesn't matter compared to someones health. I'll PM you too.
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    Re: Aftelier Perfumes Sample Pass

    I've been chortling through the pee review.... thank you for the sparkling wit.

    Here is a little gem for you.... one of my own pieces. Don't get too close.... lol. Note the holding of it with...
  76. Re: March 2017 smelly game - transparent, light, summer, daywear perfume

    I've sent messages. I fear he isn't well. I hope things are ok.
  77. Re: Combining essential oils without considering fragrance

    For dry skin that is a real problem, you probably couldn't do much better than the Oilatum range with no perfumes at all.

    Read up and have fun. You can be your own guinea pig. Lavender is always a...
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    Re: How do I measure tiny amounts .....

    I use the micro pipette for the control but still weigh it. When diluted, there is very little risk of error. Perhaps within the 0.005 mark unless the hand slips but then the error is recorded by the...
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    Re: Rhubarb long lasting?

    I had to go and smell it again. Yes indeed, very grapefruity, and with that green sappy earthy rhubarby twang that gets your sour saliva glands pinging at the back of the cheeks.
  80. Re: Combining essential oils without considering fragrance

    Aromatherapy is highly specific, so what benefits would you like to achieve for the skin? I was asking in order to help.

    Dry skin could mean many things. Aromatherapy questions would be along the...
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    Re: How do I measure tiny amounts .....

    This is what I use and they're fabulous.

    68749

    Here is the economy version..
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  82. Re: Combining essential oils without considering fragrance

    Purported healing properties perhaps...

    Firstly the point of the original exercise needs pinpointing. What purpose is the product to be used for if angling for the aromatherapy aspects? Are you...
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    Re: Rhubarb long lasting?

    Rhubafuran. Marvellously strong stuff.
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    Re: How do I measure tiny amounts .....

    I was going to say dilutions is the way. The weight of material is tiny and add the ethanol into the calcs.
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    Re: Favourite fragrance from Divine?

    I've never heard of Divine so had to look them up. It appears to be a collaboration with Robertet. Proper origins then.
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    Re: Favourite fragrance from Divine?

    Please can you show us with a pic?
  87. Thread: Five Letter Game

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    Re: Five Letter Game

    Colonic Jabs Assist Bowel Secretions

    MESSY
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    Re: A vibrant vulva experience

    Stop all this fannying about. Naughty peeps. Lol
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    Re: Your vintage SOTD

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    Re: Recommendations for a teenager

    My son loves the Chanel Bleu. He also recently quite liked Joop Wow as well. It's not bad. Fairly sweet but that's ok on a young man.
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    Re: A vibrant vulva experience

    Oh lor... tits and bums postcards still haven't gone out of fashion then... yawn
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    Re: Your vintage SOTD

    Now you're talking. One of my everyday (evenings actually) true love staples with ample back ups for justin. Possibly one of life's most beautiful and complex perfumes. ....in fact now I shall join...
  93. Thread: Labdanum Yuk

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    Re: Labdanum Yuk

    Scales don't have to be expensive. Jewellery scales will do at the start. There is a whole thread on this in the stickies (the yellow notes at the top).
  94. Re: Let's talk: The most fraudulent fragrance houses with extreme marketing

    Love it.... in fact this thread gets better and better.
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    Re: Synchronized Fridays 2017

    Coconut....

    The only one I have is a single sample of a wedding perfume made for a Thai wedding for the brides husband.

    Nam Prung Thai (the gents scent)

    Thai Lime & Incense
    Pandanus leaf...
  96. Re: Let's talk: The most fraudulent fragrance houses with extreme marketing

    Oh my goodness. He is so cheesily fantastic. Why haven't I ever seen this dashing smiling pirate before?

    He is definitely wearing The Red Room by HOM
  97. Re: March 2017 smelly game - transparent, light, summer, daywear perfume

    Comments are always most useful and incredibly helpful so yes please to any thoughts. No matter how harsh. I welcome the help. I really lost my way on this project and it shows in the result.
    ...
  98. Re: Let's talk: The most fraudulent fragrance houses with extreme marketing

    This.... is the ultimate evidence anyone needs. The tried, trusted and proven way to sift and weed out the bad fragrances from the good.

    It doesn't matter a jot how any house chooses to market...
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    Re: Favourite fragrance from Divine?

    This is exactly who I thought it was when coming to this thread... and it would be a darn fine fragrance... Something like a whopping Joy I think.
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    Re: Synchronized Fridays 2017

    I'd given away most of my creed samples to a creed lover but I rummaged and found there were still two. Jardin D'Amalfi and Sublime Vanille so went with one on each hand. The Amalfi is a fresh little...
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