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    Re: Glue/Acetone accord

    Isoamyl Acetate
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    Re: Screw SolidState >:(

    So put ad copy on your site that the solid perfume cabal load their product up with waxes, rather than the 100% perfume and perfumer's alcohol used in your 100% perfumery grade ingredients.
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    Re: Screw SolidState >:(

    Setting aside the specific alleged misrepresentation, I think the product and marketing concepts present a nice unique selling proposition.
  4. Re: Copyright in the Courts: Perfume as Artistic Expression?

    Useful objects cannot be copyrighted. Jewelry is considered a useful object. Here is a summary of a US Supreme Court case on the distinction:

    The “pictorial, graphic, or sculptural features” of a...
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    Re: I everyone. Under heavy rocket fire, here in Southern Israel.. vetiver question...

    I cannot say, because I am very new to blending and have not achieved a lot of success yet. Here is my experience so maybe you can glean something useful. I started buying a lot of basic essential...
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    Re: I everyone. Under heavy rocket fire, here in Southern Israel.. vetiver question...

    I see this as completely on topic.

    Vetiver Java is a much deeper and stronger scent than Haiti. I enjoy the Java much more, but due to its greater intensity I have had a hard time finding a good...
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    Re: Perfume Aging Process

    What happens during this process? Better mixing? Fermentation? Mellowing?
  8. Re: Temperature affecting scent of ambrette seed

    I am just seeking information on temperature affecting the material, and would rather not make this about the seller who, in my opinion, is known and legitimate.

    if the answer is that this is so...
  9. Temperature affecting scent of ambrette seed

    I received this really nice nutty smelling ambrette seed CO2 and used it in a formula. Then I ordered more of the same lot of ambrette seed co2 and when making the same formula, the scent changed a...
  10. Re: Development Hell - Fragrance not turning out the way you want it

    Think about pharma-medico researchers honing in on a very specific outcome. They theorize, test, iterate in well funded labs with all sorts of special materials and equipment, yet success is...
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    Re: Local perfumeries/make your own stores

    My wife and I did the http://www.aromaworkshop.com

    It is not completely make your own perfume, it is interactive, which avoided a brewing disaster. They sit you down and have you open a lot of...
  12. Thread: Fire Safety

    by GemJedi
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    Re: Fire Safety

    I am assuming from the lack of responses there may be no authority on the subject.

    Are there any known instances of perfumery related fires that may be instructive?
  13. Thread: Fire Safety

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    Fire Safety

    I am wondering if there are any best practices in DIY perfumery regarding the flammability of these chemicals? I know that fires can begin because of an ignition source outside a general area...
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    Re: Is all natural better?

    I have big announcements. First, I ordered and now have the following aroma chemicals that looked interesting:

    Ambermax
    Ambrettolide (I appreciate this a great deal and felt it enhanced the...
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    Re: Cashmeran crystallized and solidified

    I just received it. It is something out of Hogwarts, frozen solid as a crystal at room temp but with melting point of 80.6'F I warmed it in a teacup of hot water. It seemed to dissolve well into DPG...
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    Re: DPG vs Perfumer's Alcohol

    Just curious why using alcohol to dilute the fragrance to 20% makes fine perfume, but using DPG to dilute the fragrance to the same 20% is considered cheapening the concentrate for cost purposes? Is...
  17. Re: Starting "open source" perfume formula's; donate yours!

    Company A - any longstanding perfume company that has employed professionals for 40 years, researching experimenting putting product into the market. There is institutional knowledge embodied in what...
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    Re: Is all natural better?

    Lets say I have this blend I love.

    1 orange blossom absolute fine
    1 labdanum 10% clear
    1 vanilla co2 organic
    1 ambrette seed co2
    16 jojoba

    so nice, mmmmmmm.....first blend I have made where...
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    Re: Is all natural better?

    Does this work only in final blends using perfumers alcohol, or do the synthetics blend into carrier oils for roll-ons as well?

    And is the idea two parts skeleton to eight parts skin as a...
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    Re: Is all natural better?

    Are there basic skeleton formulas where one would mix say three chemicals and that would be a male person skeleton necessary for most male fragrances but with varying height and weight depending on...
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    Is all natural better?

    i admit, I have a preference for an all natural cologne. That is how I began my search for my holy grail blend, by investing in an ever more expensive inventory of essential oils and experimenting. ...
  22. Thread: Benzoin

    by GemJedi
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    Re: Benzoin

    Is there any benzoin available that is soluble in carrier oil? I tried mixing the absolute and it just sits in the jojoba refusing to mingle.
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    Why does it matter how oils get mixed?

    I have seen it said online that the order in which one mixes oils matters. Which got me wondering why?

    I guess the same question about mixing the base accord separate from the middle and top...
  24. Thread: Orange Blossom

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    Re: Orange Blossom

    I ordered the Orange Blossom Absolute-Fine and the Orange Blossom Organic Extract from Eden Botanicals.

    All I can say is the absolute - fine is not only nicer than the organic extract (which is...
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    Re: Fixative for my Tuberose Chai Blend

    In that ylang trial, I first mixed eight drops of tuberose with one drop of ylang, then I took two drops of that for the blend. So only .222 of a drop of ylang made it into the final blend, or .0444...
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    Re: How Does Atelier Colognes Do It??

    I recently got sample of Litsea Cubeba essential oil. You know how when you open the sample vial and then close it, sometimes a few micro drops spray? From that small amount, instant lemon scent...
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    Re: Fixative for my Tuberose Chai Blend

    I had not tried this, I tried this, and it fixed the issue completely and the following is the final perfect recipe:

    2 Tuberose organic extract from Eden Botanical
    3 Chai spice melange from White...
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    Re: Fixative for my Tuberose Chai Blend

    Thank you for the help! I do want to keep it a natural blend.

    As far as expense, it is for me, so I am worth it. Plus I already bought most of these ingredients.
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    Fixative for my Tuberose Chai Blend

    I finally stumbled onto blend I really like.

    1 Tuberose organic extract extract from Eden Botanical
    3 Chai spice melange from White Lotus
    40 Jojoba oil

    I am trying to find some fixative...
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    Advice For Simple Masculine Blend

    I have been collecting various essential oils for about ten months now. I have an affinity for several of them as shown in bold below, especially the opoponax, and have been satisfied to dilute them...
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