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  1. Thread: Crimping machine

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    Re: Crimping machine

    Thanks James

    The costs seem reasonable. Also, I have heard of a company that produce "auto-crimping" bottles and caps, that is you have the same looks of a crimp head but without the need to...
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    Mitti Attar - where to buy in Europe

    Hello,

    I just checked the archives and I've noticed that it's already been discussed here (http://www.basenotes.net/threads/371525-Mitti-Attar-where-to-buy), but it doesn't seem to have been...
  3. Thread: vials case

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    Re: vials case

    I haven't followed this up, how is this going? For the time being, I have sorted the problem with a very basic canvas roll-up pencil case. Not the most elegant of solutions, but hey :)
  4. Thread: Crimping machine

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    Re: Crimping machine

    Oh thanks, that would be great. Not definitely ready to invest in a new one, at those price
  5. Thread: vials case

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    Re: vials case

    Yes, around 1cm diameter and 4 cm height, with some flexibility
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    Re: vials case

    Yes, that's true. I've never thought of adapting it myself, but I don't see it as an insurmountable obstacle.

    As for the size, I was thinking about 4 ml sample vials, as I need it to be for raw...
  7. Thread: Crimping machine

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    Crimping machine

    Hello,

    I am thinking of buying a manual crimping machine and I just had a quote for a new one. Are the prices really around £2,000? No cheaper versions available?

    Also, if you hear of anyone...
  8. Thread: vials case

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    Re: vials case

    Thank you both, I was thinking of a very simple leather bag, the kind that already exist for example to fold suits. Yes it does not seem that there is something ready on the market
  9. Thread: vials case

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    vials case

    Dear Basenoters,

    I need a bag/case to bring a selections of my ingredients around. My ideal would be a leather folding bag with small vial holders, at least 50 or 60. There is much aromatherapy...
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    Re: pipettes or dropper cap?

    Ok, thanks all. I just ordered some rubber top eyedropper caps (these: https://www.newdirectionsuk.com/shop/products/index.php?id=124), will let you know how they work.
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    Re: pipettes or dropper cap?

    Thanks for the answers. I was considering switching to these dropper caps: https://www.newdirectionsuk.com/shop/products/index.php?id=124

    Does anyone uses them already?
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    pipettes or dropper cap?

    Hello basenoteres,

    I have a very simple question, which might even sound silly. When I blend fragrances, I normally use plastic disposable pipettes to take the solutions from the bottles, this...
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    Re: Formal Fragrance Training Courses

    My advice, as an "advanced beginner", is: 1) read, read, read. Start from Jean Carles method (although it's not written on stone that you have to follow his method, it's quite helpful), then go ahead...
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    the smell of yogurt

    Hi basenoters,

    I was thinking of a fragrance incorporating the frsh, pungent smell of the tzatziki (yogurt with cucumber, garlic, mint and olive oil). For a yogurt note, the first though went to...
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    Re: A sad day at Pell Wall

    Sorryto hear this, Chris. The connection you had with her exudes fromyour words.
  16. Sticky: Re: DIY Suppliers List

    Thanks Chris.

    Through your 'generally' I take UK customs are as dodgy and unpredictable as their Italian homologue :). In Italy, there's a always a general rule that Customs officers regularly...
  17. Sticky: Re: DIY Suppliers List

    Hello,

    I was about to place an order from Perfumer's Apprentice, but I am based in the UK and was concerned about custom fees. Does anyone have experience about custom charges for an order of...
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    Re: Ambrette seed oil supplier

    Thanks all,

    Yes, I think I'll go for ambrettolide, although I couldn't find a supplier in Europe. Is ethylene brassilate, which seems easier to get hold of, a valid substitute?
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    Re: Ambrette seed oil supplier

    Thanks. Very simply, I need it because I was given a sort of exercise (I am taking my first steps in blending fragrances) that includes using ambrette, along with other oils
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    Ambrette seed oil supplier

    Hello basenoters,

    It may sound a silly question, but I cannot really sort this: I need some ambrette seed oil and wasn't able to find a supplier. Any tips on a vendor in Europe - UK would be...
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    Re: Festive Greetings

    Merry Christmas Chris. I wish you and all the folks here a splendid 2013
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    Re: Spicy oriental exercise

    Many thanks!
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    Spicy oriental exercise

    Hello basenoters,

    as I am entering my 3rd month of fragrance making, I thought it would be nice to start exercising with the spicy-oriental family - think of Opium or Mitsuko, among others. This...
  24. Thread: Osmanthus

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    Re: Osmanthus

    Happy that you want to do that, as I am kind of obsessed with osmanthus - is one of the olfactive memories that triggered my desire to learn perfumery. When you'll have done it, I'd love to try!
  25. Thread: Osmanthus

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    Re: Osmanthus

    I just got an osmanthus absolute here: https://havenessence.com/?s=osmanthus. I cannot compare with other suppliers, but the smell is mind blowing (although I didn't expect the grey-ish, autumnal...
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    Re: Cannabis in perfumery

    Thanks so much. I checked but couldn't find the cannabis oil - it's probably my German? :). I don't know, may you provide the direct link?

    Ok, found!
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    Re: Cannabis in perfumery

    Conni, where didi you buy it from, if I may? I don't know how the one sold by Hermitage smells like, but the odour description you give here sounds great. I've always been keen on smelling a...
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    Re: Fresh, light vetiver fragrance

    Thanks all.

    What I wanted to acheive is something akin to the fresh green mango effect that you find in Hermès Un Jardin Sur le Nile, but I want vetiver to be at the base and really shine. Not...
  29. Re: Notes structure in a reed diffuser fragrance

    Thanks for the reply, I couldn't expect better than this ;)
  30. Notes structure in a reed diffuser fragrance

    Hello,

    I was aked to think of a reed diffuser fragrance. I was just thinking about the structure: is the top/heart/base structure to be applied in reed diffuser too? I assume it is not, since you...
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    Fresh, light vetiver fragrance

    Hello basenoters,

    I am around my 6th created fragrance (the first two being big fails, the others much better) and I start getting requests from friends. The last one was very challenging: a...
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    Re: Osmanthus absolute

    Ok, just smelled the real thing. What I have bought from the Aromatherapy Shop is a horrible fake, I can now say. Not only it is synthetic, but the copy has been made with no idea of the original...
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    Re: I did it! First fragrance I'm happy with

    Congratulations, I can relate as I am too starting off in these months and just got to make the two first fragrances I am happy with last week!
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    Re: Osmanthus absolute

    The oil is quite thick, yes. But what makes me suspectful is the total absence of that fruity note that most descriptions of the absolute report. Yes, apricot I would have expected (a strong,...
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    Re: Osmanthus absolute

    Thanks all.

    I am getting more and more convinced that what I received is some synthetic copy of the original. It does not only have a soapy note: it is soapy all the way through, like a freshly...
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    Osmanthus absolute

    Dear Basenoters,

    I have finally received my 5 ml of Osmanthus absolute from the supplier I had already expressed my doubts about here: http://www.basenotes.net/threads/314741-Absolutes-supplier.
    ...
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    Re: Jasmine based fragrance - help needed

    Thanks all for the insight. I have much more things to work out than time and ingredients to actually do it, but fine - plenty of food for thought and nostrils :)
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    Re: Jasmine based fragrance - help needed

    Thank you very much

    I made it, and I made it with what I had (only one jasmin abs, and not with the chemichals Christ suggested - I just ordered them, though :)).

    The result it's good, at least...
  39. Thread: Kashan rose oil

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    Re: Kashan rose oil

    http://barijessence.com/files/fa/Doc/Herbs/Rosa.pdf

    Based on the description given here (it's from the website of the company the guy I am in contact with works for), the first oil is obtained...
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    Re: Jasmine based fragrance - help needed

    I do not know. She only told me she wants something Jasmine based, sweet (she also mentioned vanilla), strong and personal. No other details - I only know she likes Lorenzo Villoresi's fragrances
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    Re: Jasmine based fragrance - help needed

    Helps tremendously, Chris, thanks

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    The list (approximately):

    Bergamot, mandarin, lime, elemi, lavender, orange, grapefruit

    frankincense, myrtle, clary sage, black...
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    Re: Jasmine based fragrance - help needed

    Helps tremendously, Chris, thanks
  43. Thread: Kashan rose oil

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    Re: Kashan rose oil

    Good question Chris.

    As we are corresponding in farsi, I can translate you what he is saying to me. He has two grades, which he calls "first oil" and "second oil". The first he says has a waxy...
  44. Thread: Kashan rose oil

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    Kashan rose oil

    Hello Basenoters,

    besides being a beginner amateur perfumer, I am also a researcher in Middle Eastern Studies and have to do mostly with Iran.
    I knew before getting into perfumes that the city...
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    Jasmine based fragrance - help needed

    Dear Basenoters,

    Almost new to the art, I was asked by a 60 years old lady to concoct for her a jasmine based fragrance.

    I have never tried to imagine to make a jasmine fragrance myself, as...
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    Re: Powder chemicals - Need help on how to use

    Thanks very much!
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    Re: Powder chemicals - Need help on how to use

    Ok guys I diluted indole first. I have some ideas on what to blend it with, which is not necessarily how it is normally used, as I just let my imagination go. However, just to get some more tips,...
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    Re: Powder chemicals - Need help on how to use

    Indole carries a skull in the EU, like Essential oil of Rosemary (assuming your supplier does stick to the law and has any knowledge of safety matters). Just to remind you that it should not be part...
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    Re: Absolutes supplier

    Thank you very much Janmeut!
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    Re: Powder chemicals - Need help on how to use

    Lol

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    Thanks all, very helpful. I'm going to test them :)
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    Powder chemicals - Need help on how to use

    Hello basenoters,

    I just got my first small batch of aromachemichals and, to my surprise, some of them are in powder: Musk ketone, coumarin and indole. I have no clue on how to use them. Should I...
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    Absolutes supplier

    Dear Basenoters,

    I was shopping for some abslutes that I absolutely :) need, and found this supplier: http://www.thearomatherapyshop.co.uk/ that seems to sell cheaper than most others. Do you have...
  53. Thread: Atomizer bottles

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    Re: Atomizer bottles

    Chris thank you very much

    Your 3-4 ml sample spray is exactly what I need!

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    just emailed you, Chris, but my message has been rejected
  54. Thread: Atomizer bottles

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    Atomizer bottles

    Dear Basenoters,

    Do you have any advice where to purchase small glass bottles with atomizer? My first blends are almost ready, and I wanted to test them on friends, so what I need is 10 ml...
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    Re: volatile coffee EO

    Chris, where did you get coffee absolute form? I've been looking aroun for a while but to no avail - only synthetic substitutes. I'm curious
  56. Thread: Agarwood smoke

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    Re: Agarwood smoke

    sounds interesting
  57. Thread: Agarwood smoke

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    Re: Agarwood smoke

    I'd describe the opium's smell as dark-green, bitter, earthy, sappy, bit medicinale and slightly tart. A very dark-burnt smell, in fact getting it in Interlude made me think of how fine it would be...
  58. Thread: Agarwood smoke

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    Agarwood smoke

    Dear basenoters,

    I have recently happened to sample Amouage Interlude, and I was blown away by what I feel is a strong opium note, which gives a powerful twist to the beautiful oud.

    Now, I read...
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    Re: Olfactory training - how to proceed

    Thanks, Chris!!!
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    Re: Olfactory training - how to proceed

    Chris, this is solid gold, and exactly what I was after!

    Just one point remains unclear to me: what you have obtained by blending diluted accords among themelves is the actual fragrance or you'll...
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    Re: Olfactory training - how to proceed

    thanks Chris, this is tremendously helpful.

    I was wondering one thing more, though. On the practical level, when it comes to blending (I want to do very basic formulations to begin with) how do I...
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    Olfactory training - how to proceed

    Hi there,

    after long hesitation, I have purchased my first essential oil set, quite small so far, but good to get started. I am now about to start my olfactory training, so I was wondering how to...
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    Cannabis in perfumery

    Is cannabis tincure/EO used in perfumery? Does anyone know if it's available on the market/legal?

    Thanks
  64. Thread: "sand" fragrance

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    "sand" fragrance

    I've recently come back from India, where I was shown an oil smelling like "sand". It was really like breathing the air of a wet beach in the morning from just above the ground. I was wondering if...
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    Re: Handbook, any suggestions?

    Thanks everybody, great sugestions!
  66. Re: I am new to this and would like help, suggestions, ect

    thanks, this is tremendously helpful and encouraging, I'll definetly give Coastwald a go at the first convenience!
  67. Re: I am new to this and would like help, suggestions, ect

    Interesting post, I join in :rolleyesold:!
    It seems my story is not unique, and this passion clutches many out of the blue!
    I've been looking around to get formal education in London, but...
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    Re: Handbook, any suggestions?

    ooops.. sorry for posting this four times!
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    Handbook, any suggestions?

    Hi,
    as many among you guys I had my Damascus experience with fragrances and got literally overwhelmed. I'm doing totally other for a living, but decided to gather information on how to become a...
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