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    Re: Norlimbanol in oil?

    What concentration did you try? Norlimbanol is very strong, 1.0% should be enough. You should always put the concentration of a solution.
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    Re: Homemade Reed Diffuser

    I have written this so many times, I can't begin to tell you. DPG is no good for Reeds. The best solvents for Reed Diffusers are Dowanol DPM, Dowanol TPM and Iso Par M. Use a mixture of 20.0%...
  3. Re: Do discontinued fragrances, no matter how "good or bad," automatically result in price increases

    Things are worth what people are prepared to pay for them.
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    Re: Brand New Smelly Game

    Not your one question. In general if you can have the oil and the absolute made from the same starting material, the absolute will last longer (more of a Base note), and will often be thicker and...
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    Re: Eggy note in Galaxolide

    The change of solvent shouldn't make any difference. Galaxolide diluted in either DEP or IPM is not something new. Maybe you should get back to your supplier, and complain.
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    Re: Eggy note in Galaxolide

    Is this a new phenomenon? Is it a particular batch of Galaxolide, or do you always smell the off notes? To repeat myself I have never noticed this sulphurous smell when using Galaxolide.
  7. Re: How to turn GC odor profile (descriptors) into a fragrance formulation?

    You have come to the right place to find an independent Perfumer; there are many who use this site. Maybe one will reply to you.
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    Re: Eggy note in Galaxolide

    I have never smelled a bad egg note in Galaxolide. Could be the quality you have; many companies now make it.
  9. Re: Aromatic Citrus or Fougere Fragrance Suggestion

    You've probably been shopping by now, and bought the Fragrance department but; how about Mouchoir de Monsieur by Guerlain. The supposedly male version of Jicky; Citrus, Fougere with an interesting...
  10. Re: Smelly game....... then smelly swaps (For after the blind sniff game)

    Just because a chemical is not labeled doesn't mean that the fragrance does not contain it. The chemicals labeled are only those allergens (or potential allergens) from the list that are present...
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    Re: The smell of spring?

    Narcissus abs is a Base note. Surely you dipped it first, to see how long it would last.

    Folrosia, Faranal, Faranalia, Rosalva, Roselia, Genet abs., Methyl Phenyl Carbinyl Acetate.

    Have you...
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    Re: The Perfumers Formulation Bulletin

    So they are not providing a GC/MS analysis. I wouldn't bother then.
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    Re: Fragrance Questionaire

    "fashion communication and promotion". Is that Marketing,or Advertising?
  14. Re: How to turn GC odor profile (descriptors) into a fragrance formulation?

    So you are going to made a "Head space" analysis of the atmosphere in a Greenhouse? Are you going to use a pump, and trap to collect the aromachemicals in the air? That is the best way of...
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    Re: Are indie perfumes worth it?

    The worst two fragrances I ever smelled were the two that I blind bought from Smell Bent. I'm not sure if they were old and had gone off, or that the ingredients used were of terrible quality. ...
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    Re: The Perfumers Formulation Bulletin

    It is vary rare for GC/MS analysis to assign the source of each chemical. Unless the analysis was made by someone who is an expert in Essential oil make up, and even then it would be very...
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    Re: Gardenia note

    Here are two Gardenia bases from Poucher.
    Gardenia No.1

    Nerol 3.0
    Linalol 2.0
    Bergamot Oil (or base) 4.0
    Methyl Phenyl Carbinyl Acetate 2.0
    Ylang oil (or base) 5.0
    Orange Blossom base...
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    Re: Latest News page

    Thanks Grant.
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    Re: Latest News page

    Your own presumably; certainly not a comment made by someone else.
  20. Thread: Truffles

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    Re: Truffles

    Several people who contribute to this site are trying to make their living by being professional Perfumers. This site is for those who enjoy making perfumes; whether or not they are trying to make ...
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    Re: Diffusers and Fixatives classification

    Of course, all of this is true. It is always a joy to come on this site, and participate in such a variety of discussions.
  22. Re: Smelly game....... then smelly swaps (For after the blind sniff game)

    If the vintage Zino has a "slightly vinegary note", that could be old ethanol.
  23. Re: Karmaflor (Givaudan) anyone ever smelled it?

    I Googled "Karmaflor". It is, chemically, Heptenyl Salicylate, and made by Giv. As it has a presence on the web I guess it isn't a captive, but for sale. I'm guessing it will have a greenish,...
  24. Re: Less volatile alternative to Methyl Salicylate

    Never thought of Methyl Sal as smelling of Rhubarb, or Grapefruit. And as for Cyclamen Aldehyde? Sorry, don't get that, at all.
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    Re: All male office

    So because you work in an all male environment you have to stop washing, stink like a pig and fart on cue! And all because you are frightened of what others think. Jeez, people are strange.
  26. Re: Less volatile alternative to Methyl Salicylate

    Ethyl Salicylate will last a bit longer, but I cannot think of anything that has a strong Wintergreen smell that lasts a long time.
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    Re: Latest News page

    Bad Grant!!
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    Re: Diffusers and Fixatives classification

    Sorry to rain on your parade but, does it matter? I know it is interesting, and I know that knowledge is important, and I know it would be wonderful to fully understand why something happens, but…...
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    Re: Latest News page

    Thanks Grant. The probability will increase if you can see that others have gone before.
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    Re: Latest News page

    It used to be that when ever anyone wrote a comment in response to a specific article, you could see that a comment had been made. This no longer seems to be the case. I see a list of articles,...
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    Re: Latest News page

    Clearly not.
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    Re: Aging and refrigeration

    I don't know! All I do know is that a freshly mixed fragrance concentrate will change over a few days. It is as if a final mixing takes time. The fragrance will, at the very least, become...
  33. Re: Confusion about citrus essential oils (cold pressed vs. distilled vs. folded vs. terpeneless vs.

    Whatever
  34. Re: Confusion about citrus essential oils (cold pressed vs. distilled vs. folded vs. terpeneless vs.

    There are fewer restrictions for Non skin fragrances, which is where I used to use Lime oil expressed. Using untreated Bergamot in a Candle should be fine. There is also a difference between wash...
  35. Re: Confusion about citrus essential oils (cold pressed vs. distilled vs. folded vs. terpeneless vs.

    I did mention this in my first post. These chemicals are also found in Lime, Lemon and Grapefruit oils. The last time I looked IFRA was still dithering as to what level would be acceptable for...
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    Re: Brand New Smelly Game

    The order of notes is Top, Middle, Base. You put in whatever you like, and however much you like to make a fragrance that is pleasing to you. However all of the notes must be included. Nizan,...
  37. Re: Confusion about citrus essential oils (cold pressed vs. distilled vs. folded vs. terpeneless vs.

    In my experience a citrus oil that is old and/or badly stored will contain far more para-cymene than a fresh sample of the same oil. Where that comes from I do not know, nor care. As Limonene is...
  38. Re: Question: How to Evaluate Your Final Perfume and What to Do if Something Goes Wrong

    I always think that an Accord is a mixture of Ingredients where the whole is greater than the sum of the parts. A good example is a mix of Lavender, Geranium and Bergamot; if mixed in the correct...
  39. Re: Confusion about citrus essential oils (cold pressed vs. distilled vs. folded vs. terpeneless vs.

    Any citrus oil, that has been left in poor storage conditions will contain far more para Cymene than the fresh oil. The various terpenes present in Citrus oils will tend to react until they reach...
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    Re: Aging and refrigeration

    The ageing process for a fragrance shouldn't involve that many chemical reactions, however keeping the fragrance in the fridge will help precipitate various materials which are not soluble in...
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    Re: Grey Flannel - Why the dislike?

    Grey Flannel-why the dislike? The smell.
  42. Re: Need help solving the mystery of the opaque white solution

    OK, so in the Chinese mix there is probably some sort of Surfactant which prevents total separation. If you shake the Chinese stuff, does it foam at all? Sorry, I didn't realise that you wanted...
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    Re: List of 100 Natural Aroma Materials

    I think it would be useful to have the 100 synthetics arranged in this way too.
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    Re: Similar Fragrances

    To me, very different. Serge Lutens, very heavy, sweet and Tabac; Lagerfeld, much lighter, more complex, much better.
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    Latest News page

    It is no longer possible to know if anyone has made a comment in response to an article. It used to be possible to see if comments had been made. I wonder if this could be restored.
  46. Re: Need help solving the mystery of the opaque white solution

    I'm surprised you have not experienced the same effect with your Essential Oils in tap water. Essential oils, are not soluble in water; end of.

    I'm guessing the reason the Chinese stuff turned...
  47. Re: Confusion about citrus essential oils (cold pressed vs. distilled vs. folded vs. terpeneless vs.

    Sorry for the long delay in relying, as has been stated this is a huge topic. Forgive ,also, if I repeat what has been mentioned before.

    The easiest way to extract the oil from a citrus fruit is...
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    Re: Benzyl benzoate smell/effect?

    Be careful of buying any aroma chemical from a supplier that does not produce perfumery quality materials. Sigma- Aldrich will not care a fig about the smell of what they are selling, they will...
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    Re: List of 100 Natural Aroma Materials

    Agree with Paul. Get rid of 16, 17 (restricted), 20 (very expensive and rare), 22 (you don't need both Cassia and Cinnamon Bark), 23 (don't need Cassie and Mimosa), 34 (banned), 55, 60, 73, 79,80,...
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    Re: Chemical formula

    To answer your question as I understand it; NO.
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    Re: Benzyl benzoate smell/effect?

    Get some Benzyl Benzoate, it is very cheap, smell it and see what you think.
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    Re: Benzyl benzoate smell/effect?

    Very weak odour, acts as a fixative. Good solvent for some solid and semi solid materials such as Oakmoss abs or Benzoin.
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    Re: Brand New Smelly Game

    Tonka and Coumarin smell very similar.
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    Re: Brand New Smelly Game

    Good idea mums; everyone who is participating in this project should talk to each other; a lot.
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    Re: Brand New Smelly Game

    Except that when you do make endless whiffs they shouldn't be purposeless, but each should be noted. That is how we learn. However having a deadline does concentrate the mind wonderfully.
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    Re: Brand New Smelly Game

    I am so pleased that so many are taking part.
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    Re: Brand New Smelly Game

    You can simplify as much as you like, so long as you have all the notes present. How you go about this exercise is entirely up to you.
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    Re: Leather Base for Vintage Leather Chypre

    Tetrahydrogeraniol supplied by BASF, Takasago and Vigon, amongst others. A very stable chemical (can be used in Bleach), which smells like a cruder, more citrus Geraniol.
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    Re: Brand New Smelly Game

    Adam I meant PM, and have received it. I will answer soon. Please take no notice when I try to use computer jargon; I have no idea what I am on about!
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    Re: Brand New Smelly Game

    Good question mumsy; and it is like "how long is a piece of string". As always, the answer starts "It depends". It depends on a lot of things actually. When I was working I usually had between...
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    Re: Brand New Smelly Game

    I wasn't involved in the Zino game, you had better ask mumsy. I am more than happy to receive samples and let you know what I think, but I feel that it would be more useful if those participating...
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    Re: Brand New Smelly Game

    I am so glad that there has been such an enthusiastic response. Please feel free to e-mail me. There is nothing in the rules that says you cannot talk to each other as well.
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    Re: Brand New Smelly Game

    Perfumers do work on more than one brief at a time, and indeed, it is better to smell different fragrances. It is too easy to get an exhausted nose from smelling the same thing over and over. By...
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    Re: Brand New Smelly Game

    Switched from Physics to Cognitive Science eh? Gosh!!

    The idea of this "Game" is to have fun whilst learning. It is not a competition. If you haven't finished in three months and I reveal...
  65. Poll: Re: Reformulation: Refining or defacing fragrances

    I think the problem is that a change, any change, is not liked. If I buy a fragrance and enjoy it, I do not want in changed. I especially don't want it changed without my being told of the...
  66. Re: para-methyl hydratropaldehyde CAS# 99-72-9

    You are doing nothing wrong. Whatever you smell is right to you. Acetophenone is sweeter and more marzipan like than the other chemicals that have been mentioned. As I originally posted "None...
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    Re: Brand New Smelly Game

    You can work on either fragrance A or B; or you can work on both of them. If you work on fragrance A you must create a fragrance that contains all of the notes in fragrance A. If you work on...
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    Re: Brand New Smelly Game

    CSF? Is what?
  69. Re: para-methyl hydratropaldehyde CAS# 99-72-9

    All I can say is try it an see. My suggestions would certainly fit into a L'Heure Bleue type. By the way, I entirely agree with Chris, we use specific ingredients because they are the right ones...
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    Re: Brand New Smelly Game

    I have stated the conditions Nizan. If you want to ask me anything else, then do so. You have one question per fragrance.

    If you were a professional Perfumer, for most briefs three months...
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    Re: Let's Talk Musk ....

    What a shame if this is true, Kiehls Musk is so good. Is it only the oil that is being discontinued?

    Please, it is never necessary to justify the fragrance you enjoy wearing especially if...
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    Re: May I ask a favor?

    Why not go to a shop that sells the stuff and compare. Batches shouldn't vary like that.
  73. Re: para-methyl hydratropaldehyde CAS# 99-72-9

    Hydratropic aldehyde and Aldehyde C6 are both very harsh, very strong, very fatty, green. y suggestions were softer, and more rounded. As always with Perfumery, the only way to learn is to do it...
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    Re: Another cloudy question

    So, to recapitulate , you are using pure, unadulterated Essential Oils in pure 96% Ethanol. You do not say how much of each oil you are using. It is fairly common for Citrus oils to throw a...
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    Brand New Smelly Game

    As the Zino project seems to be coming to its conclusion, I would like to propose a new project. Anyone who is interested may join in, and I hope you will all find it interesting, and informative. ...
  76. Thread: Gunpowder

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    Re: Gunpowder

    If you haven't any Thiomenthone, do you have (or can you obtain) some Buchu oil?
  77. Re: Need opinon on which synthetic musk(s) to use for...

    Firmenich always do this when they have a captive they wish to tempt the public with. Rather than selling the single chemical they wrap it up in a base, making it impossible to match any Firmenich...
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    Re: Diffusers and Fixatives classification

    For me, it has always been trial and error( with a little help from my friends!). I have never looked at any table of chemical or physical properties before deciding to use a specific ingredient. ...
  79. Re: Need opinon on which synthetic musk(s) to use for...

    From memory Fixateur was a Firmenich base. It was the only way to use Ambroxan when Firmenich first released it.
  80. Re: para-methyl hydratropaldehyde CAS# 99-72-9

    Try Acetophenone, Anisaldehyde, para Tolyl Aldehyde, Methoxy Acetophenone. Non exactly the same, all hovering around the same odour area.
  81. Re: Vintage Perfume Ingredient Legalities

    Benzene used to be used as the solvent when making a Concrete, and I can remember seeing an analysis of Chanel 5 which contained a trace of Benzene. Of course this is no longer used. There are a...
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    Re: Diffusers and Fixatives classification

    Still not sure what you want to know. First of all, please define what you think of as "a Diffuser" and "a Fixative". What do you mean by "keys to classify them"?
  83. Re: Smelly game....... then smelly swaps (For after the blind sniff game)

    As the "Zino game" seems to be drawing to a close, may I suggest a new one? If anyone would be interested I have an idea that you may find amusing and instructive. Please do let me know, and I...
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    Re: A question for the ladies!

    I cannot think of a single Perfumer who would be regarded as "designer" by the general public. If your fragrance has been created by this "famous" Perfumer, what have you done as part of this...
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    Re: A question for the ladies!

    Bill, the term "designer fragrance", like much Marketing blurb, is completely meaningless. Don't use advertising Gobbledegook.
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    Re: A question for the ladies!

    Thank you for the kind words Bill.

    When you add fragrance to any product, it becomes part of that product. It should never be Product plus Fragrance. The fragrance helps tell the story,...
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    Re: My personal opinion on Guerlain

    LVMH is an organisation that cares only about making money. It has no concern for heritage, or quality or indeed fragrances. All it cares about is separating the rich from their cash. What it...
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    Re: Name some SUEDERAL scents!

    The lack of replies is because Suederal is a Perfumery speciality which will be unknown to the majority of Perfume users. It does indeed smell like Suede, and I'm sure is found in many Leathers,...
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    Re: A question for the ladies!

    Graphite is right. There are three aspects of a fragranced product which are equally important (many, especially Perfumers, will disagree); the name, the packaging and appearance of product, and the...
  90. Re: La Fille de Berlin, any guy is going to wear this?

    As has been said so many times before; if you like it, wear it. I am not familiar with this fragrance, but own and am very fond of Perfumer's Workshop Tea Rose, which is a very rosy Rose! I wear...
  91. Thread: Help!

    by David Ruskin
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    Re: Help!

    It is highly unlikely that a Fragrance Oil bought from anywhere will be suitable as an Air Freshener, whether for a car or not. Every scented product contains a fragrance that has been designed to...
  92. Re: The Chemical Compounds Behind the Smell of Flowers

    PEA, Citronellol and Geraniol are all present in Rose oil, and at much higher levels that Rose Oxide or Ionone. However small amounts of these can make quite a difference.
  93. Re: L'Artisan Parfumeur scents at TKMaxx. Just a heads up.

    It is purely a lucky dip. There is no guarantee of anything good being found; but there is always the possibility….
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    Re: I failed, need advice

    What Essential oils are you using, and at what concentration? Sounds like the Essential oils you have are not soluble in the Almond oil you are using.
  95. Re: L'Artisan Parfumeur scents at TKMaxx. Just a heads up.

    Bluebell, Quercus and Lily of the Valley (all Penhaligon) in my local TKM
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    Re: Essential oils at the bottom

    It means that your Essential Oils are not soluble in whatever carrier oil you are using. Try something else.
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    Re: Sandalwood Attempts

    You know my feelings from my private e-mail to you.
  98. Thread: Gunpowder

    by David Ruskin
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    Re: Gunpowder

    Burning sulphur will produce Sulphur dioxide (SO2) which has a harsh, characteristic smell. Not very long lasting though, and quite poisonous. Maybe a touch of Corps 1490 (Thiomenthone, smells in...
  99. Re: Best alternative to Yardley English Lavender

    Have you tried the current version of Yardley? The Lavender is still available and pretty good.
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    Re: Is Knize Ten still great?

    Not so, I'm afraid. My latest bottle is CH208, and is not the same as CH16. So the damage occurred before CH22. Does that mean that CH22 is even worse?
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