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    Re: Self-proclaimed perfumers

    Irina, I enjoy your posts immensely. You are knowledgable, passionate, and don't pull punches. I felt a real kinship when I read your thoughts on Knowledge. I too believe that education is the key to...
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    Re: Self-proclaimed perfumers

    David, I really appreciate your response and everyone else's insight into this article. Thanks for letting me see this from a different angle.
    How does this "theft" actually happen? If the perfumer...
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    Self-proclaimed perfumers

    In the September 2014 Perfumer & Flavorist magazine there is an article that caught my eye about the first meeting of the international societies of perfumers, held at the recent 2014 WorldPerfumery...
  4. Re: Happy note (super customer service) re Eden Botanicals

    I second that recommendation. Great shipping and great products.
    I have always had excellent service from Eden Botanicals.
    as an aside..they have a wonderful White Rose Otto.
  5. White noise for your nose cancels pungent aromas

    Interesting idea that there are equal opposite aromas that can cancel each other. I have not read or heard about this concept before(along with about a billion other things LOL).
    Does anyone have...
  6. Re: iTunesU Interview with Jean Claude Ellena

    secondfloor I am interested in knowing about your experience if you are willing to share. I am assuming you are looking at headspace information from roses and finding that replicating them does not...
  7. iTunesU Interview with Jean Claude Ellena

    I came across this 2009 Research Report from Institut Francais de la Mode on iTunesU and thought it might be of interest to others on the forum. I always find Jean Claude Ellena's perspective...
  8. Re: Good top notes for a coconut based fragrance blend?

    How about nonyl acetate?

    Here is a Coconut Base 1 Fragrance Demo Formula from Good Scents.


    Generic


    For Fragrance Use
  9. Re: Good top notes for a coconut based fragrance blend?

    Obvious, but would Gamma Octalactone be useful to you? Most likely already using it, and perhaps not top enough? Perhaps amyl Cyclopentanone?
  10. Re: Tincturing strength questions. Enlightenment needed please.

    Thank you so much gentlemen for your great responses. I had a hunch the percentage calculation was an inexact science if the material does not completely dissolve into solution. I suppose one could...
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    Re: Developing a formula - any help appreciated

    I find that Norlimbanol is quite dominating, and that, in combination with the significant Ambroxan, would make me think there is not a lot of gentleness.
  12. Re: Tincturing strength questions. Enlightenment needed please.

    Mumsy, did you get an answer to your question? This was back in 2011, so perhaps it was answered elsewhere in the forum.
    I cannot get my head around this tincturing thing and the dilution%.
    3%...
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    Re: A little game.... ?

    I think you need Frankincense in there
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    Re: Making ambergris tincture

    Chris, when one makes a 3% tincture, does that indicate that there is 3%(by weight) of ambergris in 97% of alcohol? Since tinctures are often made of things that don't dissolve and are removed at the...
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    Fragrance oils

    What is the common element of all "fragrance oils". Are there one or two elements that allow them to be classified as a Frangrance Oil?
    I would assume that all are in some sort of oil base. Also...
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    Re: Benzyl Salicylate question

    A fascinating materiel to be sure.
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    Re: Benzyl Salicylate question

    A question about Benzyl Salicylate;
    Most list this material as a significant base note. (Good Scents, Perfumer Apprentice, etc.)
    However Poucher's evaporation durations list in the 8 category, as...
  18. Re: Two new summer fresh perfume formulations

    Thank you for offering your formulas and sharing your work. :smiley:
    As an aside Jeroen, I recently tried your Creed Accord, and really liked the results. Here is the link to my formula worksheet
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    Re: Schiff's bases

    Paul, absolutely brilliant Schiff's Base Compendium. Thank you for putting such a great document together and for making it available. I am enjoying working through the different combinations and...
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    Re: Protecting Aldehydes

    Thank you Paul for your response. I must apologies for starting this thread without previously doing a search. I see there is an extensive conversation here: ...
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    Protecting Aldehydes

    It is my understanding that Aldehydes will deteriorate. I assume this is due to oxidation. I have read that methods exist that will remove the air (oxygen) trapped above the Aldehyde by replacement...
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    Re: Percentage for Making fragrance

    I am afraid it is not a simple as that. What are you trying to achieve? What are you attempting to do?
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    Re: Mignonette (Reseda odorata) Reseda absolute

    Ok thank you Mark. Much appreciated.

    Julian
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    Re: Mignonette (Reseda odorata) Reseda absolute

    Ok, thanks for your thoughts on this item. I ran it thorough all the search engines I could muster, and came up with similar results. Good Scents does list it, but little else information. I will...
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    Mignonette (Reseda odorata) Reseda absolute

    Hello,
    I am searching for the absolute of this flower.
    CAS Number :91721-98-1
    Does anyone have it or sell it? I have not seen reference to it in many places, and nothing I see for purchase....
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    Re: Need SCALE recommendation

    I use the Intell-Lab Toploading Balance. Fantastic Scale
    http://www.intelligentwt.com/Intell-Lab-PM-N-Toploading-Balances-p/pm-n.htm
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    Re: Buying and Selling Ambergris

    I have purchased from both Douglas at http://www.scentsualantiquities.com/ (3%) and Linda at Perfumer's Apprentice (1% and 3%). Both products were excellent. Douglas also sells an Ambergris Absolute...
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    Re: methyl ionones

    Alysoun,
    A while ago I ordered the Raldeine A from Perfumer's Apprentice.
    I understand it to be Methyl Ionone Alpha Extra CAS# 7779-30-8. Also called "Raldeine A GV", but I do not see it in their...
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    Re: Heliotrope / Heliotropin

    Interesting article and picture on Heliotropin, and also reference to it "becoming increasingly regulated due to its potential use in the illegal production of ecstasy and other designer drugs".
    ...
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    Re: Reed diffuser carrier

    An interesting development:

    Aiming to solve some of the problems people experience when using reed diffusers, Alpha Aromatics introduced its new Flow Science reed diffuser rods and diffuser oils....
  31. Re: Can anyone suggest good book(s) for absolute beginner using jojoba oil and essential oils?

    Chris is quite accurate about the fractionated coconut oil. Amazing oil and absolutely perfect for thinning essential oils. If you are using absolutes it is wonderful for reducing them to be used in...
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