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  1. Re: Chart of Most Frequently Used Perfume Notes by Deborah Dolen

    With the help of a friend, I had made a compilation of the data contained in http://www.mabelwhite.com/Recipes/PerfumeFormulas.htm few weeks ago for comparison. I just exclude some repeated perfumes...
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    This process also increases the effectiveness of aromatic compounds, but when I referred to the “Triple-milled technique” I referred to something different:
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    I think the books you have read should be reserve a specific part for this. If they did not, I think you might have to heighten a little more on the perfumery part of the soap making. Soap and...
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    Re: Cabreuva/Neridol

    I think this is Peru Balsam or Tolu balsam. Or e.o. (or absolute) of Peru/Tolu balsam.

    The trees of the genus Myroxylon are popularly called in Brazil cabreúva too. The “true” cabreuva e.o. is...
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    Re: Cabreuva/Neridol

    Besides the use in aromatherapy, this oil is widely used in soaps and conditioners for dry hair. For perfumery itself I do not see many advantages. It acts as a fixative, though.
  6. Re: What are the de-facto CHYPRE and FOUGERE ingredients?

    I do not know if that's true, but I read in some book that the name "fern" was "invented" by someone to describe certain perfumes which smell similar to environment where ferns grow (mostly hot and...
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    Re: Does musk oil mix with alcohol?

    If it is real I do not know. Just know that musk should attract musk deer females and not women as the seller says in his advertising….

    Jokes aside, ask the seller what is the concentration....
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    Re: Alternative Carrier to Alcohol

    It seems as or more difficult as trying to make the separation by distillation. Instruments, suitable environments, replications of processes ... And if it's illegal, not worth the effort.
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    Re: Alternative Carrier to Alcohol

    In small amounts, with $50 I buy 25 ls. of alcohol from sugarcane or 15 ls. of grain alcohol…

    I heard it is possible to separate the alcohol from the water contained in the vodka for fractional...
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    Re: What synthetic replaces grapefruit?

    Ellena recommends sweet orange + Rhubofix (Firmenich)... I read it in some interview. I've never tried it...

    Add Dimethyl Octenone to your list of possibilities.
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    Re: Benzyl Salicylate question

    I think it's really weak. It doesn’t distinguish well in a mixture. To know about their usefulness, take a single floral note and add Benzyl Salicylate to get an idea. I could not describe it with...
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    Re: Perfumer's Alcohol

    The only difference is the type of denaturant added to alcohol. As the amount of denaturant is minimal, the smell does not change.

    You should let the mixture sit for about two weeks and then...
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    Re: Carnation absolute

    Try to let the mixture sit a little longer. If it does not work, increase the amount of alcohol. But the floral character is actually very subtle from what I remember. I think you should not get much...
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    Re: DIY vs Commercial Quality

    I think you can make perfumes as just good or even better than Creed and Tom Ford. The point is to make people believe it.

    You need to consolidate your name in the market first. You need to...
  15. Re: Best book on perfume making: a gift for someone that wants to DIY perfume

    “Des Parfums ŕ faire soi-męme” (french) or “A Arte dos Perfumes” (portuguese) - Nicolas de Barry

    I do not know if there is an English translation.

    It’s about fifty recipes. Not only perfumes...
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    Re: Diluting with oil

    Essential oils are soluble in alcohol but practically insoluble in water. The alcohol is water soluble. If you increase the amount of water in ethanol they will mix, but the power of solubility of...
  17. Re: Can perfumers control sillage or longevity?

    Maybe not completely, but it changes. Each perfume has its own balance. If you compare an EDT and EDP of the same brand, you will see that the range notes are slightly different. That is two...
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    Re: Paper strip holder. Ideas?

    Just search Google for "pinzas cocodrilo" as chris suggested.

    Ex.:

    http://www.girodmedical.es/pinza-cocodrilo-para-electrodos-a-lengueta-asept-inmed.html

    The rest is improvisation...
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    Re: Osmanthus absolute

    From what I remember, the smell is floral (of course) slightly fruity and actually vaguely resembles the smell of peach (is not predominant).

    Try diluting in alcohol (about 10%) and see if the...
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    Re: what keeps my nose from falling asleep?

    You need fresh air + time. Skin + time. + Anything + time…

    The coffee has a more instant effect. It has a recognizable smell. But it has also a powerful stimulant drug (caffeine). Studies indicate...
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    Re: what keeps my nose from falling asleep?

    People commonly use coffee beans in the refrigerator too. The idea is to annul other smells (mostly bad). I do not know why, but in fact, psychologically or not, it works.
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    Re: volatile coffee EO

    You may be right, but I think it is really essential oil. In Brazil does not usually sell carrier oils in 10 ml bottles, and it is written "essential oil" in the glass.
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    Re: volatile coffee EO

    There are coffee e.o. by cold press too, both raw and toasted grains, but it is primarily used in cosmetics and food respectively (and in aromatherapy). The toasted grain oil really smells like...
  24. Re: Always been curious: formula for Dragon's Blood?

    Hi everyone!

    I do not know if I will add something, but ...

    Here in Brazil, dragon's blood is known as an oleoresin extracted from the trunk of a single amazon tree that has the same dragon's...
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