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  1. Re: The Incense Burning topic -- can we muster some activity?

    Well I guess that trashes 5 clouds for me, lol. Last night I decided to get the 90 pack of Translucent Path.
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    I agree about Tenypo. I have the sticks and coils. I find the coils much more intense
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    tsuzumi, I will have to check out becoming a wholesalers because, and I need your help here, I am thinking about buying Translucent Path! On japanincense.com, it's $40 cheaper, but the wholeseller...
  4. Re: The Incense Burning topic -- can we muster some activity?

    TS:

    You asked me about Tokusen Tanka. I bought a bundle and didn't like it very much. It's very non-tranditional and western in style, but I ended up buying a whole box of the bundles, it's...
  5. Re: The Incense Burning topic -- can we muster some activity?

    T,

    Your nose is correct: orchids have no smell, they attrack by beautiful, simmering vagina like skin.

    Now I have three more to look up. I got Fu-in Sandalwood, which is simply the best thus...
  6. Re: The Incense Burning topic -- can we muster some activity?

    That would be terrible. I've talked to the Japan Incense owner and he is a very nice man. He offered me a 15% discount on buying two large boxes of fun-in Sandalwood as they didn't have the extra...
  7. Re: The Incense Burning topic -- can we muster some activity?

    unfortunately, i can't smell the Umeshoin after it's burned down in my room. I ususally light one type of incense after the other and same things like Umeshoin for later in the night. Shoyeido's Fice...
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    T:

    ah, i cannot wait to burn both together. just one stick of each?

    I just got in the mail Gyokushodo's Umeshoin....I remember it from the gift box I bought. It too is a clea take on agar, with...
  9. Re: The Incense Burning topic -- can we muster some activity?

    HAS ANYONE purchased from rakuten.co.jp? is it legit? the prices seem awesome!
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    Oh, the Tokusen Tanka is beautiful, but I'm not buying it again. It's filled with old-time French perfumery, the musk is very heavy--and synthetic. The scent doesn't really linger, so I am glad I...
  11. Re: The Incense Burning topic -- can we muster some activity?

    I'm still getting a box of Fu-in Kyara. It's all about being wet, but to me the sample that I got was more clean and natural and less artistic than anything that I've smelled. I found it on amazon,...
  12. Re: The Incense Burning topic -- can we muster some activity?

    this is the kind of details that make me drool!
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    tzuzumi,

    I bought both, and they're both incredible. Once it starts buring, I find Shingon quite pleasant, and understated. My partner love the Shingon, while i love the dark, dry, sulty Kuukai....
  14. Re: Different effects in a mix of ISO E SUPER and TIMBERSILK

    i appreciate the trouble, but i don't have any Sylvamber on hand, and i don't want to wait to buy it.....
  15. Re: Different effects in a mix of ISO E SUPER and TIMBERSILK

    merci, maestro!
  16. Re: Different effects in a mix of ISO E SUPER and TIMBERSILK

    So what's the deal? can I replace my ratio of IS-E with timbersilk in a formula that I like with ISO-S-E? I ask because I don't have much ISO Supper E left, but have plenty of Timbersilk.
  17. Re: The Incense Burning topic -- can we muster some activity?

    and the large loose box goes in my cart! Thank you, funny musk isn't mentioned in the description. No matter, I trust your nose and it smell better than the Fu-in Kyra I had in my cart anyway,..
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    amazon! for real.
  19. Re: The Incense Burning topic -- can we muster some activity?

    I like his stuff, but I'm really into the Japanese stuff now. Also, his sticks are about $20. For about 40 bucks I can get a pound of the same resins and burn them in my censor.
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    Thanks, adding Shingon to my Japan Incense order! Sounds right up my alley!
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    thank you for helping me NOT make a mistake!
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    I am waiting for Gyokushodo Umeshoin Incense, large box. I think it's a 100 sticks and cost a pretty penny, but much less than the Shoyeido Refinement that I am thinking about buying. Have you tried...
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    Does anyone have experience with Shoyeido's Refinement? Is it worth the $250 for a box of 35 sticks? Just curious....
  24. Re: The Incense Burning topic -- can we muster some activity?

    Tell me more about this smokeless incense. I have some Sandalwood/Flowewrs smokless and I kind of dispise it because I can't watch the smoke wisp into the air and dissapate, one of my favorite things...
  25. Re: The Incense Burning topic -- can we muster some activity?

    " Shoyedo Nanzan / Southern Mountain and Nokiba / Moss Garden."

    Did you get these yet? Very happy for you, as I love both. Moss Garden especially has an earthy, pleasant vibe to it.
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    Re: Niche perfumer houses

    Dallas.com,

    I take it you're on the DIY boards too? I need to gt back on them. There are tons of folks that know a hell of a lot more than I.
  27. Re: The Incense Burning topic -- can we muster some activity?

    Tszuzumi,

    I eyeballed these, but coffee isn't my favorite. have you tried the green tea? unfortunately, I do love me some strong incense. Light and delicate can be appealing, especially when...
  28. Re: The Incense Burning topic -- can we muster some activity?

    the coffee is quite good and resembles a fresh, hot cup without cream or sugar. but it's not as good as the Paris Cafe. I guess coffee is easy to do. Again though, it doesn't fill the room with...
  29. Re: The Incense Burning topic -- can we muster some activity?

    yep, i have two boxes of the vanilla. I hear that Palo and Marine were their best sellers. The Agarwood is okay, but not much throw for an incense, and not very stinky, like pure aloeswood should be....
  30. Re: The Incense Burning topic -- can we muster some activity?

    I'll try the coffee one for you now (i have a sampler pack), and let you know. But Nippon Kodo's Fragrant Memories Paris Cafe is expresso all the way...
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    Re: Niche perfumer houses

    After all these results, I will have to second yours on ELdO. They have always been a standout. What are your favorites? I own zero of them. I spent my money on Doves and all of Serge Lutens--except...
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    Re: Niche perfumer houses

    what are the favorite zoologists?
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    Re: Niche perfumer houses

    I sold my discontinued Summerhouses. There was something, I don't' know, homemade about them. Which is a weird criticism since I am a perfumer at home? It's not a hobby but I also haven't gone...
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    Re: Niche perfumer houses

    So besides Auphorie I haven't missed much! lol
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    Re: Niche perfumer houses

    Cinquième Sens has an offshoot at Pratt University. I also heard that FIT offers some perfumery classes that are much cheaper.

    Interested?

    I recommend Cinquième Sens' Olfactoriums to start...
  36. Re: The Incense Burning topic -- can we muster some activity?

    try these ;-)

    https://www.amazon.com/uxcell-200Pcs-0-12mm-Repairing-Insulator/dp/B00QC6EP48/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1534247826&sr=8-2&keywords=mica+plate+incense
  37. Re: The Incense Burning topic -- can we muster some activity?

    Nastka,

    The Xiang line is quite good, but the stick are very short. There's no other word to describe the scents other than dense. The sticks are thick and dense as well. they burn for about 7-10...
  38. Re: The Incense Burning topic -- can we muster some activity?

    Tsuzumi,
    No, I never tried the Yamadamatsu house. That will be for another purchase. I'm getting ready to make this next one next Friday. Ugh, the wait!

    The man at japanincense is so nice. I was...
  39. Re: The Incense Burning topic -- can we muster some activity?

    I prefer to burn the incense than the chips themselves as I find that task very, very difficult. My experiments (expensive!) always end up going from wood to black tar, or never bubbling at all. I...
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    Re: Niche perfumer houses

    Thanks for that. I do believe Love in Black was an understatement. I think it's pretty amazing.
  41. Re: The Incense Burning topic -- can we muster some activity?

    Tsuzumi,

    Indeed, the sampler/assorment kit is beautiful, and I hae bought from japapneseincense.com before, twice, and plan on another order when i get paid next, albeit a small one.

    Thanks for...
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    Re: Niche perfumer houses

    perfect!
  43. Re: The Incense Burning topic -- can we muster some activity?

    tszumi, you should continue posting, i'd love to hear about your collection of japanese incense as i am fairly new to it, though so have some expensive ones. big shoyedio lover here, it's easy to...
  44. Re: The Incense Burning topic -- can we muster some activity?

    i joined the japanese incense board too and it seems pretty dead.

    pity, its what i'm into now that i have my perfume coloection almost complete.
  45. Re: The Incense Burning topic -- can we muster some activity?

    big Japanese incense fanboy here too. today i burned, Nippon Kodo's Mekikoh Shibayama, a smokless wonder that is growing on me, though i do wish it smoked for the price i paid for a box of ten,...
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    Re: Frankincense in an Electric Burner

    use foil, that's good, and put it on the low-to-medium setting, closer to medium than low, or right in the middle for a slow melt/burn. I have the same one from magicakal arts, but use an indian...
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    Re: Fragrances that go well with cigar and cognac?

    second this, how could i forget? I OWN it!
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    Re: Fragrances that go well with cigar and cognac?

    Cool Water is a remake of a fougere that seems to fit in here. would add to the smell of the cognac and tobacco.
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    Re: Niche perfumer houses

    thanks for letting me know i didn't miss much. i was still into perfume when all those houses sold out.
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    Re: Niche perfumer houses

    thanks, i'll check them out!
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    Niche perfumer houses

    I've been taking perfume classes, both online and at a university. I've been making and wearing my own perfumes. I learned that niche houses aren't always unique and quality products as opposed to...
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    Re: PK's Formulation Excel Spreadsheet

    PK is the bestest! Thank you, I never saw this! Though I built my own spreadsheet, I didn't have one for individual mods.
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    Re: Serge Lutens "Gratte Ciel: Collection!

    nice, now can i have some cash to buy? lol
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    Re: Serge Lutens "Gratte Ciel: Collection!

    cool. which ones?
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    Re: Serge Lutens "Gratte Ciel: Collection!

    i heard that he was very good with reformulations....we're not talking about a 1980's perfume beign made today, which will suffer from reformulations. if you stuck with IFRA when it began, than...
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    Re: Fir absolute basenotes

    isn't fir balsam used in gourmounds?
  57. Re: Need help with a few ISO E-SUPER related things

    PK, i personally don't add water, but the big 5 do, and soluablizers, and preservatives, etc...
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    Re: Oils don't blend with ethanol?

    what's Rose Otto abs?
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    Re: Aroma Chemicals and Essential Oils you DETEST

    there are no loathsome materials, it depends on their need in a formula and how you use them.
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    Re: Serge Lutens "Gratte Ciel: Collection!

    adding, we remaked that the bottles looked too much like the failing l'Eau line.
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    Re: Serge Lutens "Gratte Ciel: Collection!

    I was part of a four-man focus group on the new serge Lutens model about a year ago. they showed us the bottle, even pointed out the rounded edges, how hard that is, etc, and we all came to the...
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    Re: Blue Lotus Absolute

    ugh, if I ever see the word allinexporters.com I'll puke. Amazon was nice enough to refund me all of my allinexporters.com purchases once I told them that they were selling a natural product that's...
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    Re: Blue Lotus Absolute

    WOW, PK, this is amazing! I'm often more attracted tot he headspace of a flower than its' absolute. Unless I was using it for religious purposes, such as an attar. I did find a supplier and bought...
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    Roja Dove Midsummer Nights Dream

    *****SOLD, thanks for your interest, be on the look out for more*****


    Also included is a manufactor's, unused, untested Vetiver pour homme as a freebie.

    This is a LIMITED EDITION, for sale,...
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    Re: How to Create an Accord?

    bear in mind a perfume with such a simple structure can be very boring after a while. And more creativity came along with the invention/discovery of synthetics.
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    Re: How to Create an Accord?

    For naturals, there's a great book called, "Perfume, and Flavor Materials of Natural Origin" and it tells you what EO or Abs blends well with what. Eden's website cites it often. And then you can...
  67. Re: Pamzest: was looking forward to smelling grapefruit. Why does it smell like Guanca?

    try it at 15% dilution.
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    Re: Linden blossom/ Lime flower

    have you tried Lindenblossom GIVCO 517?
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    Re: WPC 2018 Presentations

    nice, Christine, I've been meaning to pick up some Wardia. samples would be awesome.
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    Re: How to do a champagne base ?

    can such a think be a base? or just a heavier middle?
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    Re: How to Create an Accord?

    "cologne" is a type of usually citrus-aromatics fragrance. Think 4711 Sorry, had to be the one to say it. My bad. ;-)
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    Re: How to Create an Accord?

    nicely said birdie, and adding, it's much easier to pick up an accord for a perfumer than it is individual notes. According to my professor, Raymond Matts.
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    Re: How to Create an Accord?

    diddo. my accords are usually simple. think of am amber accord: benzoin:styrax:vanilla:+/- agarwood....... and it can get really complicated after that. but my accords are usually simple, and when...
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    Re: Balsam fir tincture/EO?

    diddo. heaven on earth: http://www.whitelotusaromatics.com/recipes/spicy/rejoice
  75. Thread: rum

    by joev
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    Re: rum

    yay, PK!
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    Re: Beeswax substitute

    @pk. Ok. I’ll take a look there tonight in about two hours.

    But yeah I decided to just buy it. 4 ounces in case I need it for something else. I was opting to replace it with an AC I already had....
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    Re: Beeswax substitute

    @pharmacist_blender oh no, pee? lol
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    Beeswax substitute

    So, what would you substitute for a formula that calls for 28 grams of beeswax absolute? I was thinking coumarin and... I don't know...
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    Re: Ambrette seeds for tincturing

    Oh. Awesome. I’d like to hear how it goes. I’m tincuring 10 tahichian vanilla pods to prefix my perfumers alcohol. Would love to hear about your results.
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    Re: Ambrette seeds for tincturing

    That I wouldn’t know. Are you an all naturist trying to find a musky smell?
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    Re: Ambrette seeds for tincturing

    the tincture won't give the same results as a CO2 extraction.
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    Re: Expert Advice Needed: Musk replica

    To some it's the holy grail of traditional perfumery, natural perfumery it's also a holy grail, but with all those other musks out there, it's 100% replaceable with Ambrette Seed CO2 or a synethic...
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    Re: Spicy fragrance suggestion

    black pepper is in, clove is out. try Rose Pivree by The Different Company.

    And second Luten's Borneo.
  84. Re: Post your pic and other posters will pick a fragrance you look like you'd wear

    definately la fille de berlin by serge lutens. the juice matches your lips!
  85. Re: Post your pic and other posters will pick a fragrance you look like you'd wear

    viva la france, for you, serge lutens Santal Blac.
  86. Re: Post your pic and other posters will pick a fragrance you look like you'd wear

    not at all, big fish, i love Terre d'Hermes
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    Re: Starting out in Canada

    Welcome to the group to be in! However, I don't know how to make those notes....are those fragrance oils? If so, I applaud you for wanting to get away from those. But yeah, welcome. Perhaps someone...
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    Re: Good labels that don't peel off

    what label maker are you using? i have a brother dp600 and use the 24mm ones, cut as squares, but i think i want to add color to my labels and their tapes are very limited, and can peel unless you...
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    Re: Musk Ambrette - replace

    sorry, I thought you were talking about ambrette seed CO2, not "musk ambrette." I just use Musk Ambrette, but don't sell perfumes with it. it's wonderful, I love it, it's neurotoxic, but not highly...
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    Re: Musk Ambrette - replace

    It's ridiculously expensive, and though I'm 95% all natural, I have no problem replacing this thorn in my side with synthetics: I replace ambrette seed co2 with Ambrettolide and another musk...
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    Re: Expert Advice Needed: Musk replica

    read up on this by reading about the anointing oil that Queen Elizabeth was blessed with when she became Queen.
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    Re: Expert Advice Needed: Musk replica

    ambergris was in the musk tincture, which is usually about 6.5% from one or two different species of musk deer. as is the olde way, ambergris is added to the tincture, though if your're unfortunate...
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    Re: Nootkatone 98+% (synthetic)

    come on Christine! of course! sign me up for 60.
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    Re: Critique My Deluxe Sandalwood Accord

    your dedication to this mysterious, highly priced EO is worthy of a brick of gold. Congrats on your success, now, when does the bidding begin for half a kilo?
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    Re: Adding sandalwood oil to modern Égoïste?

    correct, they smell totally different. they are different trees.
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    Re: The smell of copaiba balsam

    there are cheaper options than Eden's and White Lotus, though not by much, I consider White Lotus Aromatics to be a crown jewel of EOs and Abs. I've purchased Ruh Kewda and other exotics that will...
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    Re: Accords or direct formula

    like curry, i make accords that i use in later formulas, but those are just accented notes that i want to use with a light hand. For example, I have an accord of spices and woods that mix well with...
  98. Thread: grams and drops

    by joev
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    Re: grams and drops

    agree with pk, though micropipettes are very easy to use, and i use them to weigh, no longer to end up measuring in my juice. when i start perfumery school, i will be weighing all sorts of things...
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    Re: Newb question on note classification

    SheDevil,

    Keep in mind with ACs, you can get a citrus note to last 4 hours, even though you might think it should only last 15 mins.

    you can look up the volatility on The Good Scents Company...
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    Re: Perfume that smells like... nothing

    get an aroma chemical in my hands, and you'll get a mess. get naturals and you'll get solid C to A work. Now, let me do whatever I want to with whatever ingredients, and you'll get art--but only just...
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