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    Re: Using multiple solvents in formulations

    Many thanks David and Chris, the information is very useful, especially as many of my target customers do not buy products containing alcohol. I use DPG to dilute incense oil as it burns cleanly, and...
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    Using multiple solvents in formulations

    Hi guys
    I need help getting my head around the use of different solvents in a single fragrance compound, such as DPG and DEP. Apart from viscosity, what difference does it make especially as both...
  3. Sticky: Re: DIY Suppliers List

    I have emailed perfumersworld a few times with some queries, but the only time that they answer me is when I actually want to make an order. They ignore all other messages which I find a little rude.
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    Re: Cannabis in perfumery

    Wow. That's fantastic! Please, please tell me that you still have the formula so that you can make more. I would be very nervous about such a great responsibility. I assume that you're in the US, as...
  5. Re: Two new from Rasasi: La Yuqawam for him and her

    There's a fragrance called Very Irresistible. Would that be very cheesy, or is it okay because it's from Givenchy?
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    Re: Cannabis in perfumery

    That would be an excellent idea - if it was legal!
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    Re: Cannabis in perfumery

    I had a small sample of cannabis EO from Canada a few years ago. Very expensive, and:wink: I was disappointed to find a fresh grassy type fragrance - nothing like the smoke you smell from the odd...
  8. Re: Help needed on room scent diluent rules and regs - anyone know?

    Yes I know, I have the licence and do buy alcohol from my suppliers for my products. The reason that I gave you the link was that they can be helpful and maybe would be able to assist you.
  9. Re: Help needed on room scent diluent rules and regs - anyone know?

    Try the guys at http://www.alcohols.co.uk
    They should be able to help.
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    Re: Thickener for oil-based perfumes

    Thank you all very much:thumbsup:. I will experiment with suggestions and I am sure will come up with something excellent.
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    Re: Thickener for oil-based perfumes

    Beeswax is an interesting idea - I hope Aromantic are still around, I know they sell it. Yes, the wand/wiper is necessary instead of the usual roller-ball. IMO?
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    Re: Thickener for oil-based perfumes

    DPG.
    Some of products I've seen can only be described as honey-like in consistency.
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    Thickener for oil-based perfumes

    I have been searching for a while for a thickener suitable for use in alcohol-free musk type perfumes (attars). For some reason, my customers seem to think that the thicker the oil, the better - and...
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    Re: Reed diffuser carrier

    Doesn't sound like the fragrance would last very long?
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    oral syringes

    I've just bought some oral medicine syringes (the type that are used to give calpol to infants) for 75p each from Boots. They hold 5ml and are great for transferring liquids neatly - but obviously...
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    Re: Reed diffuser carrier

    My supplier advised me to use DEP because it would be absorbed and released by reeds easier and would leave less residue than DPG. True or false?
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    Re: perfume bottle labels

    Try these sites:

    http://www.aalabels.com/
    http://www.avery.co.uk/avery/en_gb/
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    Re: volatile coffee EO

    Here is the link where I purchased it:

    http://www.gracefruit.com/essential-oils

    I assume that they are not telling porkies. It really does smell like a freshly brewed cup of coffee. The burnt...
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    volatile coffee EO

    I've been trying to incorporate some essential oil of coffee into fragrances - smells fantastic, but it disappears so quickly it's amazing. Any suggestions for suitable fixatives? Thanks!
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    Re: Oakmoss restrictions as per 2013?

    Question: This doc is from 2009. Does this mean that these regulations have been around since then, but not yet adopted/enforced, or is there another doc since updated?
    These regs will have some...
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    Re: Oakmoss restrictions as per 2013?

    There is one aspect of this debate that has not been discussed: Trading Standards. I know wholesalers and retailers who have had their perfumes and oils stock seized for non-compliance with labelling...
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    Re: Oakmoss restrictions as per 2013?

    [QUOTE=janmeut;2710194]Not in the EU; before selling a perfume or even giving away the first sample you have your perfume (or any other cosmetic) to be assessed for safety. With that you can prove...
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    Re: 5ml cheap glass bottles?

    Try Madina in New York:

    http://www.madinaonline.com/index.asp

    I order from the UK, and I get my goods within 48 hours every time - blisteringly fast!
    They sell in drams and ounces - I am not...
  24. Sticky: Re: DIY Suppliers List

    Okay, thanks. I have ordered once already (to UK) and was very happy with the service.
  25. Sticky: Re: DIY Suppliers List

    I am preparing to do some work in East Africa. Can anyone suggest a supplier who would ship there without too much cost? How about a reputable co in India that doesn't expect you to order in 45...
  26. Re: what pure natural essential oils are still used in fragrance today?

    Depending on the lavender - French, or English, spike, organic, Chinese, the price can vary a lot.
    Many essential oils are used in perfumes today, for example, bergamot (which is quite cheap) is...
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    Re: Making Bakhoor?

    I do know that the Somalis make their bakhoor with sugar. They also use sandalwood chips, frankincense resin (lubaan), and myrrh resin (malmal). Then they add a perfume oil (attar) of choice. Hope...
  28. Re: Like imitation crab meat...these oud fragrance should be refer to as immitation oud

    All of this concentration on deliberation of pronunciation has me a little dizzy. let's get back on track: I have been trying for years on and off blending oils such as vetivert, patchouli, etc etc...
  29. Re: Please consider answering these questions

    Weight is more accurate than volume and don't forget that some materials weigh more than others, so when following a formula it could skew the overall result. I believe that to begin with, a .1g...
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    Re: buying aroma chemicals

    I have been looking at the negatives of galaxolide. I am using it for home fragrance, so no skin contact, but respiratory...as far as I could tell it should be okay in candles, incense, etc?
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    Re: buying aroma chemicals

    Thanks for that - I'll get onto alibaba straight away! I asked Treatts for a couple of quotes, and they were quick to reply and courteous. Great customer service!
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    buying aroma chemicals

    Hi - I am just starting out in the business and am trying to get hold of some galaxolide. I emailed IFF who hold the patent, but no reply. Do the big fragrance co's sell directly to small-scale...
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