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  1. Thread: Magnolia Accord

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    Re: Magnolia Accord

    I don't think the violet accord is there anymore.
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    Re: help with tangerine accord

    Sometimes (more than sometimes actually) it is a question of what you have at your disposal than of what to use. Do you have tangerinol for example? Very frustrating indeed. I use limonene for the...
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    sick with fever, any perfume to soothe my senses?

    I am sick with fever today, staying in bed. Actually, i can't think of any fragrance at the moment that i would like to smell. Isn't this wrong? Shouldn't perfume work as a medicine as well? What do...
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    Fahrenheit formula and Paradisone availability?

    Hello! Anyone has any idea of what's in "Fahrenheit", not the complete formula of course, I wouldn't expect that.
    It is one of the perfumes I'd wish I had a better knowledge of, for studying...
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    Re: I just got punched in the face by GALBANUM

    Have you ever waited in a queue only to find out that, without realising, someone inappropriately has taken your place? Before you become conscious of how angry this act makes you, she/he turns...
  6. Thread: Lavender

    by ION
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    Re: Lavender

    COUMARIN of course! Lavender loves coumarin!
    Haven't you smelled "Le Male"?
  7. Thread: Cotton/Wool note

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    Re: Cotton/Wool note

    Salve Otocione, tutto bene?
    I have a small notebook full of stuff like this! When I come across accords that resemble funny yet familiar things, I take note.
    For the smell you are talking about,...
  8. Thread: Consultant needed

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    Re: Consultant needed

    Actually, it would make sense to develop the idea into something more adventurous!
    One of us starts by giving a basic formula of his own inspiration and then the perfumers
    of basenotes DIY take it...
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    Re: Benzyl Salicylate question

    Hi edshepp,
    The only way to understand how it works is to compare a mixture of white flowers (jasmine, tuberose, ylang e.t.c) with different salicylates and see for yourself. Benzyl salicylate is a...
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    Re: Benzyl Salicylate question

    below...
  11. Thread: Brooklyn Playmate

    by ION
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    Re: Brooklyn Playmate

    James, I can't be in New York or anywhere close there, but if you are willing to have a smell of my two first perfumes and let me know what you think, send me a message with a postal address of...
  12. Re: 1st time buying aroma chemical - pls comment on my shopping list

    I am a big fan of cosmone and velvione as far as musks go but of cource galaxolide and exaltolide are of paramount importance.
    All olfactik bases are fabulous (i'd suggest their jasmine accord as a...
  13. Re: Notes so nice, you'd wear them by themselves (or as part of a 2 note combo)

    All of the above are correct and to the point L'Homme Blanc Individuel. Black Agar, once well diluted, is fine for an evening or a night out (I wore it a few times, last year, at the discoteca). ...
  14. Re: Mid notes for "Vetiver" fragrance. Any suggestions?

    Hello evinick,
    I am going to reply in English here, even though Greek could be a valid option as I see. :-)
    All vetiver accords I have made for fun or exercise always benefited from the addition of...
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    Re: Oakmoss restrictions as per 2013?

    I believe Janmeut has helped us all have a much clearer picture on the subject. If you ask me, I don't see why people should wear perfumes on their skin anyway. As if our modern living environments...
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    Re: Oakmoss restrictions as per 2013?

    What is the situation with creating perfumes just for garments (clothes, gloves, scarves e.t.c.)? Does anything change in that case, are we completelly free of regulations? And if not, what makes...
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    Re: Oakmoss restrictions as per 2013?

    Janmeut, out of experience how often this procedure is violated by people who sell custom made perfumes? I mean I can't believe all the perfume sold in the market or through the internet has gone...
  18. Thread: Bubblegum

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    Re: Bubblegum

    Thank you David. I have tried in the past and got hold of it, once. Further efforts have proved fruitless. I suspect its high flammability and import regulations must be the cause of that.
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    Re: Oakmoss restrictions as per 2013?

    Sorry mumsy, I can't see it. Chris has done a laborious work but the list with the 26 allergens to be labelled when above a certain amount, I don't see it. Still, that is a long thread and my eyes...
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    Re: Oakmoss restrictions as per 2013?

    I see. Apparently, you both agree that in the EU a perfume can have lots of oakmoss (even if more than 1-2% is not realistic anyway)
    Please complete the list with the ones missing and correct (out...
  21. Thread: Bubblegum

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    Re: Bubblegum

    If you could suggest me a provider because I haven't been able to find it in any of the businesses I usually buy (and I do buy in small quantities).
    Also, now that you mentioned it, Benzyl Acetate...
  22. Thread: Bubblegum

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    Re: Bubblegum

    I am impressed David.
    I don't have access to amyl acetate anymore. If there's something else that's close to it, let me know.
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    Re: Oakmoss restrictions as per 2013?

    I'd like to personally check the EU regulations on aromachemicals and compare them to IFRA ones. Where should I look for that anyone knows?

    - - - Updated - - -

    One more thing. I do find...
  24. Thread: Bubblegum

    by ION
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    Re: Bubblegum

    Believe it or not, I can smell traces of Ethyl Butyrate in human's vomit.
    (LA2000 if you're looking for a banana smelling aromachemical I'd suggest looking elsewhere. Ethyl butyrate is more...
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    Re: New here, been experimenting.

    A fast internet search confirms the existence of Calone in both Cool Waters (male/female) and to be honest I'd be surprised if it wasn't there, given the trend of the time it was created and the name...
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    Re: New here, been experimenting.

    Yes, Calone and allyl amyl glucolate in a generous percentage. The latter one being a solid favourite of Mr Polge as I can sense it in abundance in all of his male creations since Platinum Egoiste....
  27. Thread: Milk Accord

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    Re: Milk Accord

    To what David suggested above add ethyl maltol, vanillin, veltol and mimosa in traces.
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    Re: Patchouli emphasized.

    Thank you all. Many common place suggestions but gave them more time under the prism of the descriptions you made (lilybelle and mumsy, elemi and anise? Well, I am not sure I would have thought of...
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    Re: Sandalwood Attempts

    For a very ION-like (forgive the conceit:)) sandalwood accord:

    Sandalmysore core (santaliff) (a lot)
    Vertofix (very little)
    Ethyl vanillin (very little)
    Ebanol (very little)
    Cashmeran (very...
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    Patchouli emphasized.

    Any ideas about that? I am looking for suggestions to give volume and emphasis to patchouli while still keeping its olfactory character.
    Thank you. ION
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    Re: Sandalwood Attempts

    James, cedryl acetate supports sandalwood nicely for me in many accords.
  32. Thread: The pineapple note

    by ION
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    Re: The pineapple note

    I don't know if this has been posted before but Ethyl Butyrate is a good choice for a pineapple top note. It's a strong smell so I'd suggest 5% dilution or less. If my memory serves me well, it is a...
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    Re: I need help diluting mimosa absolute in ethanol!!

    I dilute mine in ethanol, just as you suggested. It just takes a little time, a good stir, a bit of patience.
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    Re: Making One's Own Molecule 01 (Straight Iso E Super)

    I am sure they are of the fragrance concentrate or we would talk of the extract of the perfume extract!
    Don't worry, I only made a 2ml vial and no skin contact.
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    Re: Making One's Own Molecule 01 (Straight Iso E Super)

    Hi Chris and happy Easter!
    I remember the old "Fahrenheit" was something like 25% of Iso E alone and I do remember that a Lalique perfume (the one with the lovely name) that came out only 5 years...
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    Re: Making One's Own Molecule 01 (Straight Iso E Super)

    Weather is lovely in Greece now, sunny and a hint too warm during daytime (ISO E Super is not exactly ideal for this weather keep this in mind).
    I wear mine in a much higher dilution 40% with a 2%...
  37. Thread: Cost Effective?

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    Re: Cost Effective?

    Dear Bearcat22,
    The most cost effective way to acquire any of the perfumes you need, is simply buying them.
    Re-inventing the wheel is not very realistic (especially in our times) but, (and that's...
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    Re: Where to buy hyacinthum and galbanum absolutes

    Hello yandynestor. My opinion is that unless you want to make an absolute recreation of the flower's aroma (and I don't see why you would), you can get away with a much simpler approach. To be honest...
  39. Thread: Synthetic Notes

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    Re: Synthetic Notes

    NORLIMBANOL, well I wouldn't suggest more than 1% dilution. Frighteningly powerful, I still have to find any real use for it.
    If erebus had a smell, this is it!
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    Re: Eau Sauvage's "Chypre accord"

    "Eau Sauvage" is a perfume I create by heart (well not exactly the same, but pretty close :)) for some reason I came up with it by accident. For the base of the perfume oakmoss is indispensable along...
  41. Thread: Ambrox DL

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    Re: Ambrox DL

    Ambroxan is a very diffusive, powerful, dry, powdery note. Very effective in small quantities (not so good in larger ones; too dry and animalic).
    I always thought Cetalox and Ambrox DL are two...
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    Re: Making One's Own Molecule 01 (Straight Iso E Super)

    Alexjustdoit, the concept of taking a synthetic and transforming it into an one ingredient perfume is not as new as you might think.
    Once you get your hands on some of those chemicals the potential...
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    Re: Galbanum overload...

    Galbanum is a lovely smell but more in the middle of the pyramid, certainly not at the top (at least the one I am using).
    As Chris says, green notes (while indispensable in a perfume) are hard to...
  44. Re: Smells great on smelling strip, but bad on my skin

    Hello Shamu1,
    While all suggestions above are correct and to the point, I'd personally worry infinitely more if my new perfume smelled better on my skin than on the smelling strip (unless of course...
  45. Re: Looking to add an ANTAEUS-like accord to the fragrance I'm making

    I do have a small bottle of pre-reformulated Antaeus in my car Shamu1 and while I can detect castoreum and labdanum in there I am positive that what makes "Antaeus" an Antaeus (a rather complimentary...
  46. Thread: Fig Accord

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    Re: Fig Accord

    I wish I had seen this post a few months ago when I was trying to create a fig accord for my
    "Eau de Joanna" perfume.
    Now, Oliverandco by saying red aspect of the fig what do you mean?
    In any...
  47. Thread: Perfume 1 - Sunset

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    Re: Perfume 1 - Sunset

    Simple ideas like that are lovely Ceridwen.
    Add 1 benzoin, 1 galaxolide, 2 iso E, 4 hedione, 1-2 petitgrain and let me know.
    To me it smells like a fine gentleman's perfume (with an unexpected...
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