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  1. Thread: Castoreum

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    Re: Castoreum

    Well, I went and edited the post to correct the obvious error which you so rudely pointed out.

    BTW, it was not my intention to "bluff" as you call it. Blame it on sleep deprivation, hitting books...
  2. Thread: Castoreum

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    Re: Castoreum

    Edited for correction: I know of no suppliers and I use the synthetic from Givaudan.

    I do however agree that is a product of animal cruelty and would not use it for that reason.
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    Re: Free Cosmetics

    The day after a US holiday. I suspect it was originally supposed to be Mon. but they forgot MLK Day.
  4. Thread: Castoreum

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    Re: Castoreum

    There are none. What you order will be so adulterated (assuming it has any of the real stuff at all) you might as well just pay less for a synthetic and at least know what you are getting.
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    Re: teenage fragrance choices

    And what about teenage boys? Just curious ...
  6. Re: Is it true that the natural perfumers guild allows animal

    Yes, true, but don't you think the most plausible explanation is that the person that claims to use real musk is either:

    a) just lying

    b) has been lied to by a supplier and is naively...
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    Re: European perfume hobbyists?

    I LOVE the perfumemaking group. I learned so much there; and I used to be a newbie too. ;) They are one of the reasons I'm not a newbie anymore, if you see what I mean. The more advanced folks...
  8. Re: Is it true that the natural perfumers guild allows animal

    It is biologically improbable, if not impossible, to be allergic to EVERY ingredient in a fragrance (regardless whether natural or synthetic).
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    Re: Looking for Neroli . . .

    I second that recommendation on Eden. I got a sample of their neroli extra a while back (I don't use neroli all that much) and found it very, very nice!
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    Re: leather scents

    The castoreum in particular will lend it a more "used" or "worn" leather smell; be careful with it. Indeed all these materials are STRONG. Dilute massively.
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    Re: Need help with ratios!

    LOL You wouldn't be human if you didn't sniff out of curiosity. Indeed, some things dont need much time to "cook" so checking its progress can be a valuable learning experience.
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    Re: Need help with ratios!

    The ratios should be seen as a guideline, not a rule. :) 10% of 200 would be 20, not 18 which is what your drops add up to. So if you want to go by this guideline, maybe add an extra to the top...
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    Re: Toxic ingredients - Coumarin

    What makes you think it has coumarin? They have subsitutes now. :) Not that I'm against using coumarin, it's perfectly safe for use in fragrances.
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    Re: leather scents

    OK, this is one that you can't go natural and get a real leather scent. You can get what they used to call leather (eg., some Guerlain like Habit Rouge is one that springs to mind). If you are...
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    Re: Silly SA sayings

    Oh, thanks for the link, very interesting.

    edited to add: interestingly, some of the people in TX (particularly rurals) have the same words, the older words anyway, (obviously in a wildly...
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    Re: Silly SA sayings

    TOO funny. ROFLMAO

    What does Gert lush, me babber mean?

    I knew about Bristol and pirates, but I've never been there and didn't know people spoke like that still.
  17. Thread: Indole

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    Re: Indole

    The stuff is a pain because it discolors everything. People think 15 ml is a small amount, but it's all relative isn't it?

    In answer to your other thread as well, have you thought of taking the...
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    Re: Synthetic oud

    Then you will have a problem because many of the aromachems are not all that oil soluble.

    NO rubbing alcohol. It stinks. Use perfumer's alcohol or good old fashioned Everclear or whatever the...
  19. Thread: Indole

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    Re: Indole

    IPM= isopropyl myristate. After you diluted it in jojoba, what does the mixture smell like? And just out of curiosity what color is it? Bet it's orange-red to pink. ;)
    Indole should smell like...
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    Re: Synthetic oud

    I diluted with ethanol, that's what I use about 75% of the time. And you know, I'm thinking it is a pain at Firmenich's site and the sheet may not even be available. You could try searching there...
  21. Re: Nice smelling chemicals ;)

    What do you mean by "nice"?
  22. Thread: Indole

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    Re: Indole

    When you buy pre-diluted chems it is best to further dilute using whatever it is already diluted with. What is it pre-diluted with? I'm sure she would label it on the bottle ...

    It is difficult...
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    Re: Synthetic oud

    Most aromachems are not oil soluble. You really have to check out the fact sheet before you do that, unless you're just doing a small amt. for an experiment.

    Not much of a smell? Mine is duluted...
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    Re: Synthetic oud

    I have both of the above synthetics but I must say I haven't worked all that much with the Givco. I can speak very highly of the Firmenich blend, but I dilute it. It is very gloppy.

    Edited to...
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    Re: How much is too much?

    That's a rather general question. I suggest that before you blend you get acquainted with your materials. I would also suggest that you dilute if you do not do so already.
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