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    Re: Anyone use Z oils?

    Try out Steele's attars from perfumers apprentice.
    He also has quality materials.

    The thing with these high end naturals is their complexity. Impossible to recreate.
    I reach for odd/unique...
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    Re: Vetiver Advice

    If you want a very soft, round - nose friendly vetiver,
    you could purchase double distilled vetiver.
    https://www.edenbotanicals.com/vetiver-double-distilled.html

    From Eden Botanicals
    "Double...
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    Re: Anyone use Z oils?

    Hey Barry, sounds good.
    I'm really trying to work a conifer, ambergris accord...
    I want to express the scent textures I encounter in Stanley Park...

    I have this weird theory that once the...
  4. Re: Fruity molecules used in patchouli accord?

    The base accord I'm thinking of may be; Peru balsam, patchouli, cetalox, dusty wood/beta Ionone...

    PLUS a mystery fruity floral aspect!
  5. Fruity molecules used in patchouli accord?

    In some Chanel fragrances the fruity aspect of patchouli is often emphasized. Any clue what materials might be used (these are likely middle or basenote, I smell in drydown)...

    I don't think...
  6. Cherry note used in patchouli gourmonds?

    Blu Colbaltoi by stories veneziane smells like a dark bitter chocolate with a liquor cherry inside.
    Notes are; cocoa, benzoin, patchouli, cherry and bourbon.

    Any clue what the dark cherry note...
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    Anyone use Z oils?

    They seem to have unique absolutes and oils
    https://www.etsy.com/ca/shop/ZOils?ref=view-all-shop-overview&listing_id=252404491#items


    Anyone try them out?
    They have excellent reviews....
    Matt
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    Re: If you had to ... ; Ylang ...

    Hands down, Ylang Ylang absolute:
    https://www.whitelotusaromatics.com/product/ylang-absolute

    https://www.etsy.com/ca/listing/183509718/ylang-ylang-absolute-cananga-odorata-var
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    Re: Top notes from Ellena

    I just made a thread on powerful materials,
    Could it be in that list?
    M
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    Re: Filtering Perfume Concentrate

    Put the material in to the fridge/freezer before filtering...
    It will pas through the filters more quickly.

    You can also add a special type of sand/clay into the coffee filters to really get rid...
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    Re: Incense Materials

    I agree with Cherry, cashmeran would add nice texture to your accord!
    Also, don`t forget birch tar oil for the smell of smoke!
    Oh yes, velvetone for smooth, powdery insence.

    Additionally to...
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    List of powerful materials - please add

    Powerful Top Notes
    Aldehyde C11 undecylenate - aldehydic, floral-green, rose-citrus
    Aldehyde Supra - Citrus, Extremely clean, powerful w/ waxy citrus/mandarin, floral character
    Alglix - Aldehyde...
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    Re: Top notes from Ellena

    I don`t know which materials he used.
    But *Calone is highly diffusive, it works well in citrus-type colognes.
    Just do an internet search for "powerful diffusive perfume materials."

    I think you...
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    Re: Top notes from Ellena

    Ellen is masterful at using spices, herbs and citrus materials.
    Thin, bright colognes - his thing.

    Some of his middle-top materials;
    angelic, basil, artemisia, bucchu leaves, calamus,...
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    Re: Super smelly materials storage . . ?

    Put materials in small jars....
    Put small jars in medium sized jars...
    Medium sized jars inside large jars.
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    Re: Pine-Ambergris + gardenia accord

    Thanks, fellow Vancouverite!
    I live downtown area
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    Re: Pine-Ambergris + gardenia accord

    Guys, please feel free to make suggestions and or additions.
    Thanks
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    Pine-Ambergris + gardenia accord

    Hi all, crafting a conifer,ambergris, gardenia accord is a worthy investigation.


    See for yourself,
    on test strip;
    1 drop gardenia accord
    5 drop ambroxan
    2 drop cypress/pine

    The...
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    Re: Oud and Sandalwood Accord

    This goes well with synthetic oud; its blue cheese and very barnyard
    Used in one of my favourite perfumes of all time....
    https://perfumersupplyhouse.com/product/animalis-1745-3-synarome/
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    Re: Thick Jammy Rose - Advice

    Fir balsam absolute, davana, ethyl maltol and osmanthus absolute are all excellent suggestions!
    - an accord from the above materials would be heaven! Expensive, but surely beautiful!
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    Re: Advice on blend

    For the orris root what is the difference between the butter and the absolute?
    - you will have to smell the difference for yourself
    https://www.edenbotanicals.com/orris-butter-15-irones.html

    I...
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    Re: Advice on blend

    Quality, natural materials differ greatly batch to batch.
    Ouds - there`s thousands of different types...each is unique.
    Same with ambergris, sandalwood, and even roses too differ greatly batch to...
  23. Re: Anyone have plans for a perfumer's desktop organ?

    On the topic of perfumers organs,
    I find them rather distracting at times.

    I will put mine away from time to time...clear off my desk, and draw up ideas for accords in my head.
    I also study...
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    Re: Overdose of BHT

    I don't worry about "chemicals."
    Grew up on a farm, handled pesticides nearly EVERYDAY.

    And look how I turned out, 100% healthy and full grown!
    103765
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    Re: Overdose of BHT

    I drink a glass of coumarin a day.
    bathe in oakmoss, and use bergamot as sunscreen oil.

    ...lifes too short to worry about this stuff.
    JMHO - my opinion. Your entitled to disagree with me. ...
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    Re: Universal backbone accord from Matt

    uhu, that makes perfect sense...
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    Re: Universal backbone accord from Matt

    Julian, point is this;
    You give your neighbour some milk.
    And that neighbour makes fun of the glass you give them.
    They take your milk, but at the same time, they find problems with your...
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    Re: Universal backbone accord from Matt

    Just Lyral
    M
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    Re: Formula for Criticism

    The following, a simple vetiver base.

    Galaxolide 8
    Timberslik 3
    Vetiver 3
    Coumarin .5

    Play around with the proportions.
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    Re: Formula for Criticism

    One very simple, simple idea could be this.

    Construct a classic fougere accord with powerful, thick naturals;

    tonka bean
    lavender absolute
    oakmoss
    bergamot oil

    And add this high...
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    Re: Formula for Criticism

    C-12 Lauric may not a bad choice...
    very green and bright at low doses.
    C-12 MNA on the other hand... probably not.
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    Re: Universal backbone accord from Matt

    Haha,I thought you`d like that one Julian.
    We DO live in Canada. Can never be too politically correct :-)

    Being the true Canadian I am, I should have no real opinion of my own....
    and...
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    Re: Overdose of BHT

    Perfume Chemicals are not the "evil," made out to be by mainstream pseudoscience.
    Companies like IFF are multi-billion dollar companies, they have a LOT of scientists+engineers = very intelligent...
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    Re: Universal backbone accord from Matt

    This accord is best/most readily applicable for a muguet, Lily of the valley composition...
    It can make up 80% of a muguet perfume.

    If transitioned to Jasmine or rose, it can be
    About 65% of...
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    Universal Woody Accord from Matt

    Modern, diffusive Universal Woody Base.
    Please feel free to experiment.

    GALAXOLIDE 50% 20.2
    TIMBERSILKTM 18.200
    lemon oil 11.500
    VERTOFIX COEUR 9.000...
  36. Re: Anyone have plans for a perfumer's desktop organ?

    I use these ...
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    Re: Universal backbone accord from Matt

    More than welcome :-)
  38. Thread: damascones

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    Re: damascones

    dilute to 1%.
    They are super powerful materials.
    They smell like apples, wine, raisins + rose....
    Often used to make a "dark," fruity/rose accord.
    Often used in rose/oriental perfumes.
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    Re: Universal backbone accord from Matt

    I understand your concerns with clear communication.
    Posting in French is certainly more difficult to understand than switching between capitalized, and non-capitalized fonts.
    Thus, relating to...
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    Re: Violet flower

    Orris butter....Nothing like it. You need to use real orris butter.
    Alpha and Beta Ionone are like sandpaper compared with real orris butter.
    They also lack GREEN notes present in orris butter...
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    Universal backbone accord from Matt

    A modern-type universal backbone accord.
    Light, very diffusive, slightly green and floral.

    It`S not overly floral, so please think of this as canvass primer.
    Canvass Primer upon which you can...
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    Re: "Cooling Down" A Fragrance

    Oak moss, calone,
    Marine Types; https://shop.perfumersapprentice.com/c-80-marine-ozone.aspx
    Green; https://shop.perfumersapprentice.com/c-78-green.aspx

    Oak moss smells very cool to me....green...
  43. Re: list of odour value for scent materials?

    Thanks so much Pears!
    Awesome
    Matt
  44. Re: list of odour value for scent materials?

    Working on it right now...
    Searching out 2 variables; a). air pressure and b). odour threshold - in a COMMON units in AIR.

    When I have these 2 lists, I will post them here...
    And let`s,...
  45. Re: list of odour value for scent materials?

    Never mind....

    Found it
  46. list of odour value for scent materials?

    Does anyone have a list, possible link to a link...

    Various materials and their odour values?
    Of the odour value = vapour pressure (divided by) threshold concentration

    Thanks so much
    Matt
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    Re: Online Course by Melanie Jane

    have you read through this?
    http://www.basenotes.net/threads/393147-Welcome-new-at-DIY-fragrance-members!-Read-this-first

    it`s very very helpful
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    Re: Perfumers alcohol

    I like my perfumers alcohol because it has less scent.
    There's one other dilutant materials which is nearly scentless...it's got a long name, I have it at home
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    Re: need help: formula for wood-amber-orris

    Cheers!
    M
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    Re: need help: formula for wood-amber-orris

    Thanks, I`m going to recreate the above "as is." and stay it.
    Much much appreciated.

    I love amber and amber wood accords.
    To me...accords as such are the true heart of a fragrance.
    Sure,...
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    Re: Online Course by Melanie Jane

    It`s possible to learn from anyone and everyone.
    Personally, I prefer to learn from books... read a lot online and forums like this one.
    I also meet up with some local perfume geeks once in a...
  52. Re: Starting "open source" perfume formula's; donate yours!

    Unique essential oils are easier to access than captives.

    I recommend the book Perfume and Flavor Materials of Natural Origin.
    This book lists hundreds of fantastic essential oils and...
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    Re: Organ and Bottles

    plastic shelves from amazon
    https://www.amazon.ca/dp/B07MJCS334/ref=twister_B073Z73NVR?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1

    103123


    dropper bottles (for beginner)
    I would NOT use dropper bottles after a...
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    Re: Perfumers alcohol

    Not all ethanol is the same.

    I bought some ethanol from a hardware store - called "bioflame."
    It claimed to be 100% ethanol, nothing BUT ethanol... STILL,
    It definitely had a weird off note to...
  55. Re: galbanum enhancing its bite and bitterness

    Don't forget
    You need ONE central Accord.
    Don't make soup! :-)
  56. Re: galbanum enhancing its bite and bitterness

    Why in the world does someone want a candle that smells like the city?

    Hmmmm.....
    To each their own I guess.

    You should just state the brief in total,
    Ask for everyone's ideas.

    My...
  57. Re: galbanum enhancing its bite and bitterness

    May I ask,
    Galbanum already has a very strong bite, bitterness to it...
    Why would you want to enhance this already jagged material?
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    Re: need help: formula for wood-amber-orris

    By the way, does anyone know of the very first perfume to use a woody-orris-amber floral accord?
    Thanks so much guys,

    Much appreciated
    Matt
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    Re: need help: formula for wood-amber-orris

    Thanks so much!
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    Re: How to soften a Black Currant accord?

    powders + sweet things will mellow it out
    as a general observation; I have found that powders (ionones) and sweets (vanillin) mellows out nearly anything that is
    sharp, bright, overly earthy or...
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    need help: formula for wood-amber-orris

    Hi all,
    Trying to build what`s usually referred to as a "wood-amber accord."
    Using cedar e.o., patchouli, iso-e-super, ionones and coumarin.

    The purpose of the above accord is - in a "mens,"...
  62. Thread: Opposites

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    Opposites

    Agree or disagree with...
    This "opposites," chart - MAY prove to be useful for ideas.
    Matt


    102917
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    Re: Incense Materials

    Likely the best incense common people can get in Japan.
    http://www.yamadamatsu.co.jp/en/index.html

    They have a large collection of agar wood pieces.
    Not cheap. But good quality stuff.

    Hand...
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    Re: Incense Materials

    I love the smell of high grade Japanese incense, as well as Vietnamese and New Guinnea oud.
    I really hope you can catch the magic of insence.
    Best of luck!
  65. Thread: Ambroxan %

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    Re: Ambroxan %

    put the crystal directly into the formula at 100%
    use a scale
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    Re: Evaporation Rate / Molecular weights

    I can only reply to this "Why should vanilla be only in base and not in Top note? "

    there are a lot of natural and synthetic "fruity," smelling top notes...
    These are often used in women`s...
  67. Re: galbanum enhancing its bite and bitterness

    traces of nagarmotha + birch tar
  68. Re: Is their a better way to accord formulating than the Jean Carles Method beyond using 2 materials

    Write down your goals and intentions
    make a material list
    do research
    draw pictures

    *and THEN start mixing materials
  69. Re: Anyone have personal experience with these materials?

    Cinnamon/uegonol can link woods to spices and herbs....
    Cinnamon/uegonol can link woods, spices and herbs to geranium/carnations/rose
    Cinnamon/uegonol can link woods, spices and herbs to...
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    Re: Basic Accord to memorize

    SOMETHING (like) this below.
    "white musk," is a universal term for a transparent musk... like galaxolide, hedion etc. ...
  71. Re: Musk/Amber diffusive-ness suggestion Please.

    Ah, if it is marketing...then I agree with you 1000% - explore abstract ideas!!
    I hope you reach a formula that is satisfying to you.
  72. Re: Musk/Amber diffusive-ness suggestion Please.

    You are right. I apologize, there is no need for debate. And I certainly am not claiming to be a "good performer."
    Definitely not. Rather, allow me to explain my philosophy.

    My philosophy is to...
  73. Re: Musk/Amber diffusive-ness suggestion Please.

    Sorry guys, I must disagree....
    Skin does not smell like citrus, flowers or vanilla or vanillin or C12

    Skin is
    - slightly musky
    - animalic (when unwashed) - cumin e.o. civet (all in traces) ...
  74. Thread: Ambroxan %

    by mattmeleg
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    Re: Ambroxan %

    Purchase a scale
    M
  75. Re: Musk/Amber diffusive-ness suggestion Please.

    There are no "secrets," just hard work.
    Spending hours at one's desk....

    If there is a "secret,"....it's experience.
    And it takes years to learn the "logic," within perfume formulas. 1 + 1= 2,...
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    Basic Accord to memorize

    Lots have been asking, commenting on "basic Accord essential to memorize."

    Barebones, essential Accord to memorize;

    Vanilla + bergamot
    Vetiver + bergamot
    Oakmoss + bergamot
    Coumarin +...
  77. Re: Is their a better way to accord formulating than the Jean Carles Method beyond using 2 materials

    Well said. Excellent advice.
  78. Re: Musk/Amber diffusive-ness suggestion Please.

    There is no secret
    Creed, like everyone else has their own way of making dry down, basenote. I'm not a huge fan of all Creed dry downs...I think Channels are much better
  79. Re: Musk/Amber diffusive-ness suggestion Please.

    I wouldn't depend so much on hear say,
    Smell skin....
    Then smell these materials on their own, and ask yourself "does skin actually smell like vanilla,"?

    Paul's right,
    No middle or top...
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    Re: Using up mediocre formulas

    I keep mine...
    And analyze them
  81. Re: Musk/Amber diffusive-ness suggestion Please.

    I definitely smell like iso e super after sun tanning....
    Ambretolide and Iso E super 100 are about the only ones i agree with

    Hedinone, vannila and Benzyl salicylate to sweet IMHO.

    C12,...
  82. Videos from THE PERFUMATIVE conference at the Zurich University

    THE PERFUMATIVE conference on Perfume in Art and Design, 810 November, 2018, at the Zurich University of the Arts

    ...
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    Haiti Vetiver Organic via John Steele

    This vetiver is not bitter, not burnt, not smokey, not dry or sharp.
    This vetiver is comforting, round and relaxing. It is not "loud."

    It is nutty-warm and as gentle as iso-e-super.
    Like...
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    Re: Friend's Pics

    You`re welcome. I lived and worked in Tokyo, at a Japanese company for a decade.
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    Re: Friend's Pics

    I believe you have some misunderstanding of what a Geisha is.
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    Re: Friend's Pics

    I head to Japan each summer. Bringing simple accords (I wouldn't call my creations full "perfumes,") not yet...And have developed a relationship with some Maiko+Geisha tea houses in the Gion...
  87. Re: French + Italian Vocabulary for Scent Description

    Xii, please continue to add. thanks!
    M
  88. Re: French + Italian Vocabulary for Scent Description

    I agree, the examples are bad.
    I am hoping you, or others can add vocabulary to this thread.
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    Re: Separation Anxiety

    are you using quality perfumers alcohol?
    your oils are not likely the problem
  90. Re: Is their a better way to accord formulating than the Jean Carles Method beyond using 2 materials

    that the best advice, for sure
  91. Re: Is their a better way to accord formulating than the Jean Carles Method beyond using 2 materials

    I work macro to micro....
    I have a clear goal, example "fresh fruity, patchouli women perfume," i.e. COCO Chanel

    I divide a perfume into mini perfumes

    This perfume needs 5 mini-perfumes ...
  92. flavornet.org odour descriptions - useful link

    very descriptive
    http://www.flavornet.org/flavornet.html
  93. French + Italian Vocabulary for Scent Description

    English is not the best language for scent description.
    I believe the more ways one can describe scent, the more nuances and painterly one can create perfumes.
    Can you guys please add? Thank you!...
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    Re: Menardo's Gaiac 10

    Off topic; good vetiver is as smooth and buttery as a baby's bottom. Good rose is fruity and powdery, like cherry and liche (lichee?) Good rose should almost have a cartoon, fruity sweetness to...
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    Re: Menardo's Gaiac 10

    Yeah, I know....good guaic definitely doesn't have bacon smell. Good vetiver too, shouldn't be overly bitter. It's when they speed up production, use too much heat or cheap equipement that you end up...
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    Re: Teak overdose?

    I can`t speak to a specific material, BUT
    Extremely dry, cedar-like musk dry downs are very popular in a lot of today`s mens perfumes.
    I think marketing teams keep trying to recreate the base...
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    Re: Menardo's Gaiac 10

    Good to know.
    As I understand it, high quality Guaiac e.o. also has NO bacon/ very very little bacon scent to it as well.
    Many believe that the "bacon scent," IS what gives Guaiac that unique...
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    Re: fixing coffee bean

    Guaicwood might be a nice addition?
    tobacco absolute, patchouli?...just for complexity. yes, patchouli would definitely help extend the note...
    M
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    Re: Menardo's Gaiac 10

    How does Guaic Heart Robertet compare to regular old guaic e.o.?
    I have been told that the finest Guaic materials don`t actually have a "bacon smell," to them... is this true?

    Thanks so much, ...
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    Re: Screw SolidState >:(

    OMG I have been everything WRONG!!!
    Does anyone know where I can get pure, 100% water?

    Preferably from southern France.
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