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    Re: Pushing up Basil abs.

    With German Chamomile..
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    Re: Pushing up Basil abs.

    Stumbled upon this while searching on google.. Weird!
    http://herbs.mxf.yuku.com/topic/3784181/The-Psychedelic-Effects-of-Sweet-Basil-Oil-Methyl-Chavicol
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    Re: Pushing up Basil abs.

    Could be just the heavier molecules in the absolute holding things for longer times, therefore the long drydown. Anyhow, I was actually about other notes which could supplement the Basil and musk....
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    Re: Pushing up Basil abs.

    Hmm.. Seems the main ingredients are linalool and eugenol. Could be that what I like is the eugenol, but I'll make sure. Are there any trace chemicals which could be relevant? I think I'll borrow...
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    Pushing up Basil abs.

    Hi everyone,

    I've started working on a base accord, and wanted to incorporate some Basil abs, because I
    really like it's drydown (that's why I didn't use CO2).. The other two components for now...
  6. Thread: PSH's Zeppin

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    Re: PSH's Zeppin

    That's the lack of information I was referring to :)
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    Re: Dissecting Famous Fragrances

    I'm trying to figure out the middle / base of Egoiste Platinum. Is the main constituent there
    Dihydromyrcenol (together with Clary Sage)? What type of Cedar molecules give it the
    'transparent'...
  8. Thread: Sulfur Musks

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    Re: Sulfur Musks

    David - I didn't mean I like them, I meant just what I said, that I don't like most musks, so far
    (with a few exceptions).
    I'm looking for a (non-powdery) musk with a slight woody or argestic...
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    Re: Anosmic to sandalwood recreations

    I didn't dilute it yet.. Thought it was off, so I didn't even try it. Doesn't it smell funky at 100% to you?
  10. Thread: PSH's Zeppin

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    Re: PSH's Zeppin

    Ok, I'll wait anxiously for your description!
    I suggested to dilute it to lower the price.. Another reason could have been convenience, like Hermitage do with Indole, for eg.
  11. Thread: PSH's Zeppin

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    Re: PSH's Zeppin

    Exciting :)
    Any chance you'll be offering it in 10% as well?
    Are you going to test it in blends, A/B-ing it with Hedione?
  12. Thread: PSH's Zeppin

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    PSH's Zeppin

    I found very little information on this (ie - useful information)..
    Does anyone have any experience with this? Is it similar in effect and use to Hedione?
    If so, how is it different?

    Thanks :)
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    Re: Anosmic to sandalwood recreations

    As is mine.. You got it from CP?
  14. Thread: Sulfur Musks

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    Re: Sulfur Musks

    Ah ha, ofcourse I can spend thousands on these.. :)
    It's really frustrating finding musks that I like..
  15. Thread: Sulfur Musks

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    Sulfur Musks

    Hi everyone,

    While reading Scent and Chemistry, I came across some musks where C=C's are
    exchanged for S.. One example was thia-Ambrettolide, and also came across online
    with...
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    Re: Looking for some (Z)-3-hexen-1-yl pyruvate

    Hi Paul,

    What do you mean by 'technical'?
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    Re: Question about Sandaxol

    A bit? :)
    It's a real bummer I don't have anything to compare it to. Maybe I'll dilute it to 1% and see..
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    Re: Question about Sandaxol

    Maybe I'll get some from Hermitage as well to compare. Does it have an edge over the
    other Sandalwood molucules? I have Javanol, Ebanol, Sandalore and Sandela..
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    Re: Question about Sandaxol

    What a bummer.. I thought these molecules are supposed to be pretty robust.
    The scent is pretty familiar, though I'm not trained enough to guess what it could be. I thought
    maybe it was a...
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    Question about Sandaxol

    I've recently got some Sandaxol from CP, and it smells pretty funky to me. Where the description
    says it's woody, sweet and Sandalwood, I'm getting a pretty funky musk from it, with something...
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    Re: Powerful Arabian oud note

    For me it's kind of similar to Eden's Clear Labdanum. I once mixed the latter with some Guaiacwood
    and Sandalwood, and it slightly reminded me of Oud..
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    Re: Powerful Arabian oud note

    Any news?
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    Re: What smells say Thailand to you?

    With all those smiles, you might have to add some Hyraceum to tone down all that enthusiasm.. :)
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    Re: What smells say Thailand to you?

    Hmm... I only have nutty pyrazine (as well as a few other ones, which are more musty),
    milk lactone and acetoin.. Do you think these will work?
    Thanks!
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    Re: What smells say Thailand to you?

    Jasmine rice.. Keep encountering that. Does anyone have any suggestions for an accord? I wouldn't even know where to start..
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    Re: Small note on natural perfumes

    I'm starting to think there's a deeper difference between British and American English
    than the usage of fancier words..
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    Re: Powerful Arabian oud note

    I just assumed it was the same as the Oud blend PA sell. Am I wrong?
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    Re: What smells say Thailand to you?

    Sounds a bit different from what I know.. Probably a different sub-specie, or something like that..
    Here's some Taro bread :)...
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    Re: What smells say Thailand to you?

    Your description sounds kind of partial.. I'm only familiar with purple Taro, and anything
    made from it is *heaven* - at least for me. I strongly recommend getting some (purple) Taro
    pudding, just...
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    Re: What smells say Thailand to you?

    Hmm.. seems like you're going with the typical food scents..
    Haven't been to Thailand, but been to Taiwan, and I think the weather is similar there..
    For me the strongest memory is the incense...
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    Re: Help with victorian perfume

    I think I read on Hermitage that Bitter Almond oil is mostly Benzaldehyde.. But is this
    equivalent to Almond Otto?
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    Re: Input on making a green floral scent?

    Hmm.. Never tried working on the base while there's a top note..
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    Something I've been eyeing is Cucumber Aldehyde.. But frankly, I have no experience with Irises..
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    Re: What make it sexy?

    Isn't that illegal?
    Though I will probably need to make myself a company for something else..
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    Re: What make it sexy?

    I don't think I can buy directly from them - I don't these quantities.. I'm just starting out.
    I got the impression they won't deal with small fish like me.

    The Carbonate sisters.. *sigh*
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    Re: What make it sexy?

    Hmm.. Maybe Christine could get a sample :)
    What are those esters' full names? I'm not familiar with these abbreviations..
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    Re: What make it sexy?

    Don't roses smell kind of 'holy'?
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    Re: What make it sexy?

    Labdanum! There was something else that I thought was sexy, but I can't recall now.. maybe Exaltenone?
    Where did you score Amberketal? Now I want to try it :)
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    Re: Getting smell of an incense into a perfume?

    When you burn oils, things are going through pyrolysis, so some molecules break down. That's why the 'cheap' frankincense drop still smell like incense when you burn them, as opposed to tincturing...
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    Re: Meyer Lemon EO Cold Pressed

    In Borobudur I think it smells like some kind of weird orange-soda-drink.. I can't really isolate it,
    but I guess that's the smell? I was kind of surprised at first that the orange lasted that...
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    Re: Meyer Lemon EO Cold Pressed

    A bit off topic, but what's the thing with Sinesal and Anjeruk? I have a sample of Borobudur,
    and was wondering about these two..
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    Re: Very simple accords?

    Hmm.. which fruits?
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    Re: Reformulation later?

    If you don't set your hopes high, you can play around however you'd like - just take into account what
    people have told you here. You might encounter serious problems in the future if you'll get...
  44. Thread: Grojsman Accord

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    Re: Grojsman Accord

    Hmm.. Anyone has any ideas how did she get that rose-ghost in Eternity (for men, I think, can't remember)?
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    Re: Hyrax Source Small Scale US

    http://www.aftelier.com/africa-stone-tincture-in-190-proof-undenatured-alcohol.html
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    Re: Heliotrope Absolute

    I need to get me a copy of that book..
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    Re: Negative emotions scents

    Smells utterly delicious? It's so offensive that I find myself walking around the cloud it leaves in the house after opening the bottle..
    And I'm too lazy to check it at 0.1%..
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    Re: Heliotrope Absolute

    Does anyone know of a good base? I don't even know where to look (TGSC and Perfumer's Search didn't give anything).
    Cualito - have you compared the maceration with the live flower? (It's a really...
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    Re: Help needed for a Woody Male ;)

    Hi Gillian,

    What continent are you from? Would help us point you out to sources. You might consider replacing some
    of the Nutmeg with Eugenol/isoEugenyl or their acetates (which personally I like...
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    Re: EO dilution is cloudy

    So when those cloudy mixtures clear, it means that the Pinenes finally dissolved?
    I've seen it happen, thought it was due to water content, and wondered how come it became clear after a while..
  51. Thread: Alpha irone

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    Re: Alpha irone

    What do you mean by 'bloom' ?
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    Re: Davana and "individualistic notes"

    A tantra teacher once told me he could smell the strongest fear of a person from the way Cistus smelled on them.. I got shame :)
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    Re: Negative emotions scents

    I've read about it before, but only now I appreciate how hard it must have been to GC, source everything and mix it.. Such dedication!
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    Re: Negative emotions scents

    I don't know if I was biased by David's opinion when I tried them, but they're both really exciting for me :)
    Ed - have you tried that underwear experiment, or are you extrapolating? I don't...
  55. Thread: Iso Gamma Super

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    Re: Iso Gamma Super

    Any idea where can I try some non super mixtures? :)
  56. Re: Dewy Green note any suggestions besides Rosalva?

    Cyclemone A is avaiable from CP as Melafleur
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    Re: Negative emotions scents

    Most musks I know aren't really sweaty.. Tonquitone base is a bit animalic, but not really offensive.. Cumin and Methyl Salicylate, on the other hand.. :)
  58. Re: Out with it.. what is the worst blend you have ever made?

    Do you remember how did they make it work? I mean - what other prominent notes worked with it? Was it still gourmand?
    Thanks :)
  59. Thread: Iso Gamma Super

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    Re: Iso Gamma Super

    Why don't you get both and decide? You can even make a mix more to your liking. And even add Ambroxan to make MissKess Molecule 1.67.. They're all pretty cheap.

    Chris (or anyone else) - since I...
  60. Re: Out with it.. what is the worst blend you have ever made?

    Ho.. So did anyone ever manage to make something wearable with coffee, or does it always end badly?
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    Hmm.. they can grow Frankincense in California? Maybe I can grow one here as well..
    I'm really curious about that flower - please please write something if you get a chance at its
    heavenly scent...
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    Re: Negative emotions scents

    Ok.. so I'll report a strange experience. I was following Maritima for a couple of days, and that smell surely
    evokes some strong responses.. When it's strong it's metallic-repulsive.. However,...
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    Re: Isobutavan - smells sour to me....

    You could hypernosmic to it.. Maybe you could try 1% or 0.1%?
    Though it's not supposed to be one of those 'classic' molecules people are anosmic to..
    Or you could work with it a while, and get back...
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    Re: How exactly does one learn their materials?

    Sorry for the long delay.. Been a rough week - still recovering from some very emotional workshop.
    David - I do have a tendency to over complicate those things. I'll try to get some help from family...
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    Re: How exactly does one learn their materials?

    I'm afraid you were too optimistic with the 'surely'.. At my age it's either being a lonely single, or a very occupied parent.
    I'm the former. That's the only way I figured as well, but it will...
  66. Re: Propolis - various types from various places - long term experiment - samples welcome

    Still trying to find something local to send you :)
    Does it matter if it's powdered?
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    Re: How exactly does one learn their materials?

    Does anyone have any ideas how to blind test myself without external help?
  68. Re: Out with it.. what is the worst blend you have ever made?

    All of my previous attempts with coffee didn't produce anything.. Seems like it can only work in gourmand mixes..
  69. Re: Out with it.. what is the worst blend you have ever made?

    I've made something that smelled like Cedar and a pimpled teenager..
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    Re: Hermitage Oils and Pell Wall Join Forces

    Just rechecked.. Still down. I'll email Adam..
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    Re: Hermitage Oils and Pell Wall Join Forces

    Seems like the site has been down for the last two days..
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    Re: ciis-iii-hexanol/Leaf Acetate

    Let's hope Monsanto aren't tapping this forum..
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    Re: Metallic, aquatic, & ozonic ingredients

    Choya Nakh, Scentenal, Ultrazor, Calone, Habanolide, various oxides.. I think Maltol or Ethyl Maltol smelled a bit metallic (and quite sweet..).
  74. Re: Vetiveryl & Patchoulyl Acetates - Natural or Synth and who cares?

    The only difference is that it's much much simpler to find out what's in your AC than what's in your natural oil, or if it was extended. Since the information is available, you only have yourself to...
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    Re: Hermitage Oils and Pell Wall Join Forces

    Hope I'm not violating any rules, but you guys cracked me up with these pictures :

    http://www.hermitageoils.com/myrrh-coeur-80-in-20-ipm-1240
    http://www.hermitageoils.com/tonquitone-1223
    ...
  76. Re: Vetiveryl & Patchoulyl Acetates - Natural or Synth and who cares?

    Doesn't sound like it could apply to the ISO definition if you take out the annoying exempli gratia..
  77. Re: How to stop fooling around with a formula and leave it alone?

    Soon in human years or perfumer years? :)
  78. Re: Vetiveryl & Patchoulyl Acetates - Natural or Synth and who cares?

    How is the oil acetalized anyway? (I know I know, I should Google it. But it's night here..) :wink:
  79. Re: How to stop fooling around with a formula and leave it alone?

    I tinker past the point of no return, and then keep going. I keep notes, but it's usually not like I passed
    something worthwhile in the middle. I'm exploiting these to the max to learn the...
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    Re: frankincense accords

    A bit off topic, but how can you see Chamomile and Patchouli from these? Or do you mean you saw them for the heavier molecules? Like Azulene and Patchoulol?
  81. Thread: Narcotic florals

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    Re: Narcotic florals

    I think I can get you some local propolis.. Though what I smelled here isn't that strong. Is it supposed to have strong scent by itself?
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    Re: Hermitage Oils and Pell Wall Join Forces

    I have some night queen abs.. Doesn't smell like the real flower *at all*, unfortunately :(
    (Though it could be an issue of locale).
    I'll repeat my past requests here (and add a few) to inspire...
  83. Thread: Using Ultrazur

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    Re: Using Ultrazur

    Sharing it..
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    Re: Simple way to make a heavily resinous scent?

    Maybe get some more resins? I would suggest Peru balsam, Tolu balsam, Benzoin and Opoponax resinoid..
    I think these will work at any proportions :)
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    Re: Help with cestrum accord

    Tremendous bummer. After working with the flowers yesterday, I realize I have a long way to go. There's some freshness/greenness that I can't pinpoint. I tried Hexenol and Cineol.. The latter was a...
  86. Thread: Jasmin 50

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    Re: Jasmin 50

    Jasmin 51? :)
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    Re: Dazzling the Natural Perfumery Priestesses

    I think it would have been nice if someone showed that Hedione or IES are anti-carcinogenic..
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    Re: Dissecting Famous Fragrances

    Well, you made it famous now :)
    I really dont mind those Galbanum chemicals at all! They're fun..

    So today was Eternity for men.. There's something strange going on with the florals there.. I...
  89. Thread: Magnolia Accord

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    Re: Magnolia Accord

    It's pretty cool how the flower kind of has that Guaiac vibe.. I was pretty surprised. Too bad Guaiac heart is still smokey. Would have been nice to have a very milky Guaiac.
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    Re: What Causes the Smell of New & Old Books?

    Cool! Thanks. I missed the post initially.
    Been trying to find some Furfural in small quantities..
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    Re: frankincense accords

    What type of Frankincense and extraction are you using? They're pretty different. Have you tried the resinoid? or the CO2?
    The most common EO's are pretty heavy on Limonene, so it could be the...
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    Re: Dissecting Famous Fragrances

    They do.. As do Decant Shop. That's how I got everything :)
  93. Thread: Magnolia Accord

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    Re: Magnolia Accord

    I've seen Costus Lactone mentioned somewhere.. Do you have any ideas so far? I will try sniffing the flowers tomorrow, if the heat wave didn't kill them..
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    Re: diluting calone crystals

    1% is very strong, from what little experience I have. If you don't want to be precise, I'm guessing 1 grain in one of those dram bottles from PA, will be around 0.1%
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    Re: Dissecting Famous Fragrances

    Yes, but I guess compared to zero knowledge, these would give me *some* direction as to what people are talking about.
    Plus, it's probably good practice, as I initially have no idea what they should...
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    Re: Velvione killing my vetiver

    If such technologies will exist, they will be exploited way before they get to the realm of
    art, probably to make zombies (the state my mom enters when watching reality TV).
    And zombies don't need...
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    Re: Dissecting Famous Fragrances

    Ranting on..
    Today was Shalimar. Trying to figure out what is giving the powderiness.. Is it something anisic that gives that effect
    (either from Vanilla or by adding it)? Or maybe something in the...
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    Re: Dazzling the Natural Perfumery Priestesses

    Luckily their god isn't listening :tongue:
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    Re: Velvione killing my vetiver

    I guess this issue is related to our ability to smell different functional groups on a single molecule.. I guess this fact is well established, regradless of the theory behind it. Or we venture into...
  100. Thread: Magnolia Accord

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    Re: Magnolia Accord

    Hmm.. Weird flowers, huh? Kind of monstrous..
    I don't think I have anything adequate.. I only have the 'conventional' lactones..
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