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  1. Re: New formula added: Minty freshness with extreme longevity based on Eros Versace

    Dear Aromahead,
    Thank you for the compliment *blush*

    Well, a oriental floral can be constructed in many different ways with many different ingredients.

    For me, an oriental floral embodies at...
  2. Re: New formula added: Minty freshness with extreme longevity based on Eros Versace

    Haha, Paul ;) Yes, more like a day from morning to evening, i won't claim the full 24 hours.
    Although the combination of woods, coumarin, moss and some of the aroma chemicals used provoke some...
  3. New formula added: Minty freshness with extreme longevity based on Eros Versace

    Minty freshness with longevity based on Eros Versace

    I liked the description of Versace's Eros perfume a lot, perfect for summer: Mint, Green apple, Lemon, Tonka bean, Geranium, Ambroxan,...
  4. Thread: Eo/po/ac?

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    Re: Eo/po/ac?

    Thanx David! :)

    @badnaam: Yep, i use PO as abbreviation for Perfume Oils (or Fragrance Oils). It's explained at the homepage ;-)
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    Re: Can't find Poucher's book online

    Yep it is, but i like to add some C14 (peach) too.
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    Re: Can't find Poucher's book online

    I can't give away my complete accord, but this is a nice start.
    My Strawberry accord consists of mainly:

    Amyl acetate 4
    Benzyl acetate 8
    Ethyl acetate 5
    Ethyl butyrate 3
    Ethyl Cinnamate 5...
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    Re: Reformulation later?

    Hi Chrestomanthic,

    I'm not going to advise whether or not you should start with fragrance oils (bases/blends).
    But let's take your business from 2 to 4 years from now.

    I have a client at this...
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    Re: Grojsman Accord

    Great article Chris! :) Like it!
    I might be the source of the introduced ambergris #LOL.
    Put this accord on my blog some years ago:...
  9. Re: Three new perfume formulations added: Apple Fresh, Jasmine Musk and Narcotic Love Potion

    Dear Aromahead,

    My friend and fellow perfumer Chris Bartlett has an excellent blog post on this matter. I couldn't explain it any better ;-)
    Please refer to...
  10. Three new perfume formulations added: Apple Fresh, Jasmine Musk and Narcotic Love Potion

    Three new perfume formulations are available:

    https://sites.google.com/site/perfumerecipes/aroma-accord-formulations/he-apple-fresh-summer...
  11. Re: Notes that have a sparkling/tingling effect

    See "final touch" on this page for some thoughts:
    https://sites.google.com/site/perfumerecipes/great-tips-and-tricks-on-perfume-making
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    Re: Narcotic florals

    A trace of Fleuramone and Melafleur could do the trick. (Have them from CreatingPerfume.com).
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    Re: How many molecules?

    TheGoodScentsCompany.com has an excellent searchable database which is quite complete. Never came across an EO or AC i couldn't find there. Lots of synonyms too. It will give you an fair estimate, i...
  14. Thread: Using Ultrazur

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    Re: Using Ultrazur

    #LOL @ David.
    Try Ultrazur in trace amounts. Dilute to 1% or less and add a drop at a time. Evaluate and take notes.
  15. Re: How to stop fooling around with a formula and leave it alone?

    To be honest: i never decide it's ready. I did some great reformulations on my perfume formula's over the years. Keep it as it is for months or even years, and deciding to substitute oils or aroma...
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    Re: Making A Formula From A GC/MS Analysis

    #lol :-))
  17. Thread: Glucam P-20

    by jsparla
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    Re: Glucam P-20

    Like Iggy, i bought mine at Perfumersapprentice too.
  18. Re: What do I use to add an ocean scent note to perfume?

    I had some great results with an algae absolute, found here (Dutch site...):
    https://www.een-groenewereld.nl/detail/492263/Algen-Absolue-1-ml.htm
  19. Thread: Glucam P-20

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    Re: Glucam P-20

    Please refer to this study for evaporation rates affected by Glucam P-20: 28463

    And one of my demo formula's to experiment with Glucam:...
  20. Re: Perfume Formulas (found in Patent Applications)

    Yep, they are widely available. Conduct a search on an aroma chemical at TheGoodScentsCompany and it will give you quite a few demo formulae when available. For instance take a look at Ambroxan:...
  21. Re: New formula added: a tamed Fahrenheit (Dior) merged into Shiseido's Basala

    Hi Nizan,
    I wouldn't call it bigger projects. Often my experiments are conducted with about 100 drops, including some 15 to 25 ingredients; that is aroma chemicals, absolutes, tinctures, essential...
  22. Re: New formula added: a tamed Fahrenheit (Dior) merged into Shiseido's Basala

    Thanx Paul, indeed. It's not unusual for perfume formulations to have 100 ingredients or more.
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    Re: Websites with perfume recipes/formulas?

    Happy perfuming Aromahead, let me know your results!
    enjoy!
  24. Re: New formula added: a tamed Fahrenheit (Dior) merged into Shiseido's Basala

    Hi Gulhilal,

    Sorry to hear so. I've numerous visitors from Turkey, so there doesn't seem a general problem. The site does not give any trouble.
    Maybe you could try using a different (free)...
  25. New formula added: a tamed Fahrenheit (Dior) merged into Shiseido's Basala

    I've received two beautiful new aroma chemicals from Hexapus.nl, which i liked to give a try: Acetofenon and Mahagonate.The hawthorn aspects from Acetofenon and the green, peppery, wood aspects from...
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    Re: Ambroxan question

    First of all, you could experiment with low quantities, don't dilute the whole amount, and see for yourself if it makes a difference. ;-)

    Now, this is an interesting question. Pure physics could...
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    Re: Two new summer fresh perfume formulations

    Spot on Paul, thanx! :)
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    Two new summer fresh perfume formulations

    I've added two new perfume formulations to my blog, both all about freshness and summer.

    GW: Summer in Paris, fruity trails of freshness
    A fruity male? Yes, a fruity male. This perfume introduces...
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    Re: Cepes (mushroom)

    I can add Costausol to the aroma chemical list to experiment with.

    Besides that, TheGoodScentsCompany.com is your friend :smiley:

    See:




    (E)-benzyl tiglate
  30. Re: Remedy for olffactoral fatigue...for real or old wive's tale?

    I use the grind coffee trick all the time; works for me.
    learned it years ago for blind wine tasting.
  31. Re: How would a professional perfumer begin the process of creating a new formula?

    I suppose much like creating the Bugatti Veyron 16.4 vs creating the Nissan Versa 1.6S :laugh::laugh:
    No, you're right DR, pure luxury to be able to work this way. :thumbup:

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  32. Re: How would a professional perfumer begin the process of creating a new formula?

    Agree with PK and DR, however, like to mention one more thing.
    For me it's all about the creative process and i don't want that be obstructed by trying to target a fixed amount of 100...
  33. Re: Is there anything I can do to get my perfumes last longer?

    That's the story in a nutshell Paul ;-) hahaha.
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    Nice read: 1 trillion(!) scents

    Science and Scents, always nice ;-)
    See what Leslie Vosshall (PhD) has to say:
    http://www.livescience.com/44240-human-nose-distinguishes-1-trillion-scents.html
  35. Re: Is there anything I can do to get my perfumes last longer?

    The sad truth is: There is no magic trick to longer lasting perfume formulations.

    Most perfumers discover "optimal" blends that have a good balance between longevity and silage, only after a lot...
  36. Thread: Mango

    by jsparla
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    Re: Mango

    Hi perfectscent,

    I wanted to experiment with mango too, and did not find suitable, reachable aroma chems, apart from some esters; but only in huge quantities. So i eventually turned to a fragrance...
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    Re: Two new formulations added

    Hi Javiero,

    i'm a bit biased i think, because i create formulations for CreatingPerfume. However, i can agree with Nizan pretty much.
    Their Aroma Accord series are quite good to use for...
  38. Re: Decided to start working on a scent with coconut notes for men, suggestions?^^

    Hi Perfectscent,

    i did a coconut formulation once, but it concentrates more on the top notes and freshness. However C18 and Methyl Laitone can demonstrate a good practice in this formula....
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    How did you become a perfumer?

    Once in a week, i receive private messages and e-mails, from people all over the world, asking how to become a trained perfumer. As an illustration, below a recent one (i deleted the name) and my...
  40. Re: Request: Could someone post information on using aroma chemicals in blends?

    Essential Oils can consist of hundreds of aroma chemicals. So picking just one out emphasizes a certain aspect. There are also aroma chemicals not found in nature. Some are weak, some so strong you...
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    Two new formulations added

    I've just added two new free formulations on my blog to share:

    GT: Extended citrus freshness summer scent

    This perfume, mainly based on Aroma Accords from CreatingPerfume.com is for true citrus...
  42. Re: Synthetics, Fixatives, and other crazy ingredients for a HOBBYIST?

    Hi JungleNYC,

    the most excellent overview of synthetic Musk is written by Chris Bartlett on his blog. A must-read!

    Low quantities can be ordered by Chris himself i believe,...
  43. Thread: Good heliotope

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    Re: Good heliotope

    I've used this one, and i'm particularly impressed by it's longevity; still smell it after 3 weeks on a blotter.
    http://www.creatingperfume.com/heliotropin.aspx
  44. Re: I need help with synthetics for some concepts smells!

    Hi Nizan,

    I don't know the origin of the Basil oil, i bought it some years ago from www.hekserij.nl, i can't compare but i think it's of a rather good quality. The vetiver is from John Steel,...
  45. Re: I need help with synthetics for some concepts smells!

    Hi Nizan,

    yep, that's exactly what i thought. However, the Basil and Vetiver overwhelm even this amount of citrus and the combination of this two oil bombs with Suedrall gives it a moist, damp and...
  46. Re: I need help with synthetics for some concepts smells!

    Hi SirenOfScent,

    For the wine cellar, i could imagine the use of Costausol, Kohinool, Precyclemone beta and of course a touch of Damascone Beta.
    For the wet larder, indeed Seaweed abs, Geosmin,...
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    Re: Chanel No 5 Formula

    Dear Milhaus, don't just compare drops with drops. From the 1000 drops, already 100 are odorless (DEP), 200 are musk tincture at 3%, 100 drops of vanilla tincture at 10% which both are substituted by...
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    Re: Chanel No 5 Formula

    Hi Milhaus,

    good point, there are at least three things we should consider:

    * when using aroma chemicals, the source is less relevant, the fluctuations between batches and sources are probably...
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    Re: Chanel No 5 Formula

    Hi Paul and Milhaus,

    Exactly! I was to hasty in writing down the formula, it is to be exact Violet Leaf Absolute from Egypt, provided by John Steele (California) and ordered through Perfumers...
  50. Thread: Davana

    by jsparla
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    Re: Davana

    Hi Aubrieta,

    Just for your inspiration: i've got 4 formulae for you where i included Davana.
    You'll find them here:...
  51. Thread: Vanilla bean

    by jsparla
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    Re: Vanilla bean

    Hi JEBeasly,

    i've tinctured 2 vanilla beans in 1 oz of alcohol in a dark glass container.

    Cut them open, scraped the inside loose, made pieces of about 1 inch, put all in a small jar, added...
  52. Thread: Enfleurage

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    Re: Enfleurage

    Hi Cason,

    I've tinctured smoke a while ago, and the parallel with enfleurage is to get the scent eventually out of the fat.
    It's easy, take a look at the last steps here:...
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    Re: Chanel No 5 Formula

    Since this thread has been revived, my 2 cents…

    I've experimented with PA's (Christ's original post) formulation a bit and gave it a twist towards more common ingredients and a musk combination. ...
  54. Thread: Aldehydes

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    Re: Aldehydes

    Hi Milhaus,
    it could be you need 3, 4 maybe 10 drops at .1%, but I find 1 drop of 1% even in compositions of 300 drops overwhelming. It's easier to add an extra .1% drop than extract from an...
  55. Thread: Aldehydes

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    Re: Aldehydes

    Given the Sandal-, guaiac- and cedarwoods, rose and musks, C12 lauric might bring you a sparkle in the top all through the base. Start with a tiny amount! If you are talking drops in your formula,...
  56. Thread: Indolene

    by jsparla
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    Re: Indolene

    Hi Nizan,

    difficult as it is to describe scents, and off-scents, i'll give you my 2 cents: Indole(ne) smells to me like 100% bad-breath. If you recognize that, it's probably good. ;-)
  57. Re: Beginner question- how to get my perfumes smelling stronger?

    Hi Cherryka67,
    Given the formula you refer to, it's probably not a bad idea to take a look at and study the formula's on my blog... ;-)
    Happy perfuming!
    Jeroen
  58. Re: New formula added: Spiced-up male magnolia perfume

    Hi Pears!
    Thanx! :)
    I haven't the exact ingredient list of all CreatingPerfume accords, but i can give you my educated guess, definitely recognizable the coriander/bergamot twist towards biscuit...
  59. Re: New formula added: Spiced-up male magnolia perfume

    Hi Nizan,
    Thanx! :)
    The accords are prefab from CreatingPerfume; i made some dedicated formulations for them. You can find them here.
    But feel free to use other standard accords to substitute...
  60. New formula added: Spiced-up male magnolia perfume

    Hi all,

    it's been some time, but i've added some new formulations on my blog. One of them is based around the Magnolian accord. Feel free to use, modify and get inspired ;-)...
  61. New perfume formula post: fresh male scent

    Fresh male perfume like Creed Silver Mountain Water

    This perfume reminds me of Silver Mountain Water (SMW) from Creed. As you may already know i'm a huge fan of this house,
    and although this...
  62. Re: About to start my first fragrance - need some information

    Dear Shoulderpet,

    Welcome in the wonderful world of perfume DIY. It should be and will be an adventure, i'm sure.
    Your basic questions are all answered in this sticky thread:...
  63. Thread: Agarwood smoke

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    Re: Agarwood smoke

    I second Mumsy in here remarks.

    I've found the Black Agar from PA a bit to sweet, amber, as if it's a accord with a hint of Oudh in it. Suits me very well in some compositions. The PA however,...
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    Re: Improved site search - please read

    Ah, that explains it :)
    Thanx! :tekst-toppie:

    /* C:> "abort searching for non existing links on basenotes.net" procedure initiated
    C:> done
    C:> You saved 2 hours searching and trying
    ...
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    Re: Improved site search - please read

    Thanx, yes, i already read that link this afternoon...
    But i can't find a link to a new search engine that returns clear answers :(
    Maybe i don't get it... skip the maybe :) i don't get it ;)
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    Re: help with tangerine accord

    Hi Anaisb,

    i found Ambrocenide gives a good fix to most citrus notes, and Glucam P-20 does too.
    Happy perfuming!
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    Re: Improved site search - please read

    And where is the test platform located... ;)
    Can you provide us a link to the new search engine?
    Thanx!
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    Re: how do u clean your glass beakers

    Yep, i can confirm using a dishwashing machine does the job.
    Always put my empty glass test tubes, vials and bottles in it, no problems.
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    Sticky: Re: Smelling Techniques: Guide & Summary

    Anosmic? Some additional handy smelling techniques

    A small addition on this excellent 'smelling technique' thread.

    I figured that i was anosmic to some aroma chemicals and had to 'learn' them....
  70. Re: David Ruskin, Master Perfumer in our DIY Group, What are your favorite combos or accords, and wh

    To be honest: one doesn't know. I think when i started, some 4 years ago, about 95% of my experiments went down the drain, couldn't be saved nor salvaged. They turned to brown, flat, muddy,...
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    Re: New and a little confused...

    Hi Skelly, IMHO the same goes for this Aldehydes example i'm afraid. I really think they just mentioned (by law?) the stuff that could cause allergenic reactions. The percentages don't even add up to...
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    Re: New and a little confused...

    Hi Skelly,

    Even if all the stated ingredients in the Sandalwood pdf are used at their maximum (i.e. 5% and 25%) they don't add up to 100%. I think only the ingredients which have to be listed (due...
  73. Re: David Ruskin, Master Perfumer in our DIY Group, What are your favorite combos or accords, and wh

    Yep, i made some to reflect old papyrus, like the scent of dusty old books:

    Oakmoss 0.1
    Ginger 1
    Olibanum oil 2
    Patchouli 1
    Sandalwood 2
    Vetiver 1
    Black pepper 1
    Fougère accord 1 *)
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    Re: Medicinal topnote desired

    I second Chris and BelleBeryl on the wintergreen. It's my Nr1 medicine effect ;) However: dilute! One undiluted drop is guaranteed to overtake your precious fragrance composition. Consider starting...
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    Re: Homemade Tinctures

    I Made Espresso tincture, Vanilla bean tincture and smoke tincture.

    I used Palombini (now: Buscaglione) espresso pads from Italy, and tinctured them.
    Just cut the pad open and used it's content...
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    Re: struggling noob, please help me

    Our dear fellow Basenote DIY member Chris Bartlett did a lot of research and advice on the theme of "starter kits" and best chemicals and oils to start with. You'll easily find his threads in this...
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    Re: what the heck is Iso E Super

    Hi Gido, my post refers to Timbersilk, not to the original Iso E Super thread.
    Paul started to refer to Timbersilk as an upgraded Iso E ;)
    Timbersilk was not available to me by Hekserij the past...
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    Re: what the heck is Iso E Super

    Hekserij.nl sells it since april. :)
  79. Re: I have to make is smell "fizzy" help! ^-^;

    With or without the coconut, it has fizz...
    Good luck! :)
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    Re: Anosmic to benzoin

    Hi Rob2982,

    Benzoin is a perfect blender for things like Coumarin, Vanillin and Peru Balsam.
    You could try 3 vials, with 1 drop 10% diluted of each of these three. Then add 10 drops of 10%...
  81. Re: NPR Radio Interview now available for listening... - with Paul Kiler, PK Perfumes

    Hi Paul,
    Congrats! Nice interview.
    The sweet sound of success ;)
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    Re: volatile coffee EO

    I used Palombini (now: Buscaglione) espresso pads from Italy, and tinctured them.
    Just cut the pad open and used it's content (about 7 grams powdered) with about 30 ml of ethanol.
    Shaken every day...
  83. Thread: Fuzzy Smell

    by jsparla
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    Re: Fuzzy Smell

    I second wooznib, and can also think of Iso E Super and Timbersilk, which can have this fuzziness, coming and going.
  84. Re: Adding Glycerine and Distilled Water for longevity

    Diffusiveness generally speaking is a combined effect of evaporation and sensitivity for particular aroma chemicals for the human nose. Ethanol helps as a carrier in evaporation. It evaporates easier...
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    Re: Lemon/wood basenote

    I've found that Ambrocenide could be the perfect link between wood and citrus.
    It acts as a perfect woody basenote which perfectly blends with and fixes citrus top notes.
    Look at combinations of...
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    Re: Basenotes Perfumer Pass

    Lets break the silence, Gecko ;)

    I've conducted hundreds of experiments last three years, and there are about 30 perfume compositions i would love to share with pro's like you all, to be...
  87. Re: The troublesome top note of some cedarwood oils

    I think the "urine" smell is quite common in Cedar oils. At least, i noticed it in every cedar oil i've used. The cedar oil with the most masked urine note (masked in sweetness, i would say), is PCLO...
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    Re: Buying and Selling Ambergris

    About a year ago i bought 10 ml of 3% ambergris at The Perfumers Apprentice (about $70, i think and not sure Linda still sells it), and used it to my full satisfaction in different formulations....
  89. Thread: enfleurage

    by jsparla
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    Re: enfleurage

    I used fractionated coconut oil for this neat trick. I'm not able to detect the coconut oil smell.
    I assume it will behave in the same way during enfleurage.
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    Re: Going to Grasse

    Can't help you with that question, but wish you an excellent trip! /* jealous mode off */ ;)
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    Re: A scotch/whiskey scent using essential oils?

    If you dare to use the real stuff, take a look at this formulation :)
  92. Thread: Timbersilk

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    Re: Timbersilk

    It's a lovely scent, nice addition to ISO E Super. It's more present with more top notes.

    I bought mine at www.hekserij.nl in The Netherlands.
    Here it is...
    or, in English,
    Google translate...
  93. Re: Where can I find 30ml Bottles like this in the UK?

    Hekserij in The Netherlands may just have what you need.
    Their 50 ml version, is just about the same, not as elegant though at the corners, and the 30 ml is more Square.
    See:...
  94. Re: Who asked about making their own sharp, woody base accord?

    I think Creed is the first perfume house that has groupies ;)
  95. Re: Who asked about making their own sharp, woody base accord?

    I tried to formulate the Aventus drydown some time ago, and used as base notes / mid blenders the following parts:

    Rose 1
    Jasmin 2
    Patchouli 1
    Muscenone 0.2
    Oakmoss 0.3
    Vanilla 1

    Ofcourse...
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    Re: Geosmin Thread Deleted...?

    Well said Paul, well said. :thumbsup:

    Honestly, i can't see why we producers can not take part in this DIY section with a producers-split now and then. It's so different from the consumer-splits...
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    Re: Leather Aroma Chems?

    Hmm, maybe you did not read it on Basenotes but in the articles based on Leather at PerfumeShrine?
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    Re: Geosmin arrived, altered my formulation

    Javiero has some, please see this:
    http://www.basenotes.net/threads/350502-Geosmin?p=2925719

    we could not find a supplier who could sell small amounts, Javiero was kind enough to host a buy.
  99. Re: When to add alcohol to a natural oil perfume blend?

    Aging
    Maturing and aging, the blending of Aroma Chemicals, Fragance oils and EO materials, smooths out quicker and better in the fridge. After 6 weeks of storage in the fridge, shaken every other...
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    Re:

    I did some Melt & Pour experiments, and figured that soap needs frequent overdoses on EO's, fragrance oils and aroma chemicals to have an impact in the finished product. It's *totally* different from...
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