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    Re: What do I study to become a perfumer?

    You should probably major in biochemistry, and while you are in college, in your spare time (if you have any) buy raw materials and research and practice perfumery on your own. Once you try learning...
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    Re: Chocolate based Fragrance: I need help!

    I think it will actually last pretty long on its own if you use the ingredients you've mentioned because they're all base notes.
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    Re: Chocolate based Fragrance: I need help!

    I'm pretty sure it's a base note. I've never tried to make a chocolate based fragrance myself though. I feel like it would be a tricky note to work with. I know it blends well with patchouli! (that...
  4. Re: Can we use the scientific literature to predict scent diffusion rates?

    I'm guessing you use what's called the "diffusion coefficient." I learned about this just recently in my physics class and I think that may be what you're looking for.
  5. Re: Is a Perfume Inspired by a Movie Copyright infringement?

    Thanks Chris, that's what I thought it might be. Just for clarification though, you mean that I could name the inspiration in the scent's description, but should probably not name the perfume...
  6. Is a Perfume Inspired by a Movie Copyright infringement?

    I came up with a perfume idea because of a movie I watched. If I eventually try to sell that perfume online and mention that fact, would that be copyright infringement?
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    Re: An enfleurage question about lilac flowers

    I was wondering how people would manage to change the flowers out 36 times every day or so, because lilacs only seem to be in bloom for a couple weeks or so.

    Mumsy, what if you added...
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    Re: An enfleurage question about lilac flowers

    Wow! You can do this with lilacs? I have never heard of lilac absolute being used. I assumed it was one of those things that needed to be synthetic. Also, is there a way I could learn about how to...
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    Re: So, first concoction..FAIL! Lol!

    Don't use isopropyl alcohol--that's why it smelled like rubbing alcohol. Only use ethanol that is at least 190 proof. If you want to sell the things you make someday, use denatured ethanol.
  10. Re: First time, first post-- Ambroxan/alcohol mix?

    Someone should definitely correct me if I'm wrong, but I think making sure a perfume has aged/settled long enough is more of an issue when there are more ingredients--especially natural ones--because...
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    Re: How to Market new fragrance

    I've definitely never done any of this before either, but from what I do know, I'm guessing they probably wouldn't be interested in considering your fragrance unless they knew what experience or...
  12. Re: First time, first post-- Ambroxan/alcohol mix?

    Was the ambroxan you used pure or was it pre-diluted? If it was pure, it might end up being too strong.
  13. Re: What sort of training do parfumeurs undertake to ply their craft?

    I believe it's a little of both.
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    Re: Cost Effective?

    Well, that was entertaining.
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    Re: high notes for ladies perfume

    What does the rest of the perfume smell like?
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    Re: How to Market new fragrance

    I think it would depend on what kind of store you would want to sell it in and what they are looking for.
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    Re: Metallic Accord !!!

    Maybe habanolide, helional, and some kind of iris ingredient???
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    Re: question about chemical

    I bought glucam p-20 awhile ago and it is supposed to have a very good fixative effect. I haven't tried it yet, though, so I can't really say if it works well or not.
  19. Re: What is the Nitrile used in Secretions Magnifiques?

    Thanks, everyone! I'll check out Marenil.
  20. What is the Nitrile used in Secretions Magnifiques?

    I've heard the controversial smell used in Secretions Magnifiques is the result of a Quest nitrile. Does anyone know what this is called and where I could buy a small amount? I'm trying to make an...
  21. Re: An unscented voice in perfumed-cacophony: Are you like me?

    Hey, I understand what you mean, Asaskian.

    I typically wear some form of perfume every day, but once and awhile I prefer to just be able to smell the air around me and enjoy that...
  22. Re: What type of alcohol do big time perfumers use??

    Oh, okay. Good to know. Guess I'll just buy denatured to begin with. Thanks otocione. :)
  23. Re: What type of alcohol do big time perfumers use??

    Is there a way of buying Bitrex to add to pure ethanol? How much needs to be added?
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    Re: Synthetic ambergris

    The Perfumer's Apprentice sells grisalva and a few other ingredients that might work.
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    Re: Lapsang Souchong???

    I love this kind of tea. Cedryl acetate reminds me of it alot.
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    Re: Help: Need a sticky on perfume accords

    I agree, Argane!!!!
  27. Thread: Plastic Doll?

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    Re: Plastic Doll?

    I think they mean a plastic smell in general. Gucci Rush smells very plasticky to me!
  28. Thread: Smokey??

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    Re: Smokey??

    Vetiver and cedryl acetate are both pretty smokey.
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    Re: Help on aroma chemicals for cosmetics

    Try posting in the DIY section, too. There are lots of people there who can help you!
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    Re: Breaking away from your comfort zone

    I keep adding oakmoss and vetiver to everything I make, but thankfully I'm not bored of them yet.

    What if you tried making a perfume for a friend that has completely different tastes than your own...
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    Re: Suggestions for a challening fragrance

    Secretions Magnifigues!
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    Re: Finally a question worth asking

    I remember reading a suggestion from a book on perfumery (I think it was Perfumery: Practices and Principles) to try breathing through the mouth every so often when smelling from a strip to...
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    Re: crowdpleasers that I hate!

    I'll second you on the ck One, as well--I forgot about that. I really really don't like it.
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    Re: crowdpleasers that I hate!

    I guess I wouldn't say I hate this one, but I'm really really getting bored of smelling Light Blue on half the people I pass on the street. That and Bath and Body Works Twilight Woods.
  35. Re: An argument with a Sales Clerk ~ A guy testing Midnight Poison EDP for himself

    Wait, so she thinks perfumes "react" differently on males vs. females?

    Where do they come up with these ideas? SAs have such active imaginations.
  36. Re: How are milk and metallic notes achieved? How about incense?

    Methyl laitone has a creamy fatty coconut smell. I really like it.
  37. Re: How are milk and metallic notes achieved? How about incense?

    You can combine them any way you want. Naturals and aroma chemicals are great together.
  38. Re: How are milk and metallic notes achieved? How about incense?

    Helional gives a metallic feel to blends.
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    Re: Hand Book of Perfumes With Formulations

    How many pages is it?
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    Re: Fragrance of Roasted Pecans

    You could try looking on this site if you haven't already:

    http://www.thegoodscentscompany.com/odor/nutty.html
    http://www.thegoodscentscompany.com/odor/roasted.html

    There's a section on pecans...
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    Re: So... What Would You Like To Ask IFRA?

    Thanks for giving us the opportunity to ask, Persolaise! I feel like I need to come up with an amazing question but I haven't been good about keeping up on the IFRA stuff.

    I guess maybe you could...
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    Re: Please Help! What is the NAME of ......

    Is there a chance she could mean rosemary??? I think it's supposed to grow best near the coastline.
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    Re: Jobs in the Fragrance Industry.

    I think you should be able to apply to the ISIPCA if you have a chem degree.
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    Re: In defence of old ladies"perfumes

    LiliB, thank you for starting this thread!

    I'm 21 and I love "old lady" perfumes. I've decided to refer to them as "old fashioned" perfumes instead of "old lady" perfumes, because I think that's...
  45. Re: Your experience with benzoin and other sticky resin EOs...

    Okay, good to know. I'll try this.
  46. Re: Your experience with benzoin and other sticky resin EOs...

    It's VERY thick and sticky. I did use drops at first, but now I'm beginning to use a scale more often; I think the one I own is pretty decent. I do have to get the benzoin out of the bottle somehow...
  47. Re: Your experience with benzoin and other sticky resin EOs...

    Thanks for the advice, Smells_Familiar. I'll probably try the cristalline abs. next time because it sounds like it's a lot more convenient. For now just have the pure resin to use up though. Do you...
  48. Re: Your experience with benzoin and other sticky resin EOs...

    How hot does benzoin have to get to be workable?
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    Re: Digital Scale Retailers

    I use a bow hunting scale of all things! It cost about $40. I think it's working out though.
  50. Thread: Synesthesia

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    Re: Synesthesia

    I do. I guess I just chose the wrong wording. :)
  51. Thread: Synesthesia

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    Synesthesia

    Hello Everyone,

    Do any of you have synesthesia or know how it relates to perfumery? Is it common among perfumers? It's a strange condition where your brain associates between different senses.
    ...
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    Re: Help with selecting aromachemicals please.

    Indole is very good to have too. It doesn't smell good by itself, but it really breathes life into a floral blend when you use a tiny bit.

    Perfumer's Apprentice does have a starting aroma chem...
  53. Thread: Daemonorops

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    Re: Daemonorops

    That's interesting. I've heard of Dragon's Blood every once in awhile and never had a clue what it meant before. Good to know!
  54. Re: Excellent Customer Service Experience with Annick Goutal online

    I'd like to give a shout out to Annick Goutal as well, and also to Etat Libre d'Orange! They were both so helpful.
  55. Thread: Scent dupes

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    Re: Scent dupes

    Just a thought, but have you ever heard of Alchemy on Etsy.com? With Alchemy you post what you want the sellers there to make, and they bid to make it for you. You could request for someone to make...
  56. Thread: Scent dupes

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    Re: Scent dupes

    Trust your nose before you trust the note descriptions.

    What ingredients do you have to work with?
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    Re: I've never used aromachemicals....

    You can dilute whenever you feel like it. I think it's mostly just a matter of convenience. Some chemicals are so incredibly strong that it's a lot easier to dilute them beforehand so you can use a...
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    Re: Perfume project - Skara Brae

    Ambroxan kind of reminds me of wet stone.

    Have you heard of choya nakh? I haven't tried it yet (it's definitely on my wish list, though), but people say it smells like smoked seashells, or a...
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    Re: Iso E Super and Molecule 01

    You're right. I guess that's the price of not knowing exactly what you're buying.
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    Re: Iso E Super and Molecule 01

    It's so crazy to me that they sell a cheap chem diluted in alcohol for a price like that. :( Iso E Super is nice, but really??
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    Re: Crushing molecules and other myths

    I've heard you're not supposed to rub your wrists together too much because the friction heats up the perfume faster than it's supposed to and it can ruin the effect of the top notes.

    I think it's...
  62. Re: had a desaster with white birch!!!dont know what to do with mix now

    That's a shame. I've had a few accidents myself lately. I keep KNOCKING OVER BOTTLES. A couple weeks ago I spilled half a vial of undiluted geraniol all over the counter, but it could have been...
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    Re: Question about absolutes and dilution

    I mean I keep 10% dilutions of every ingredient around for when I'm testing ideas. When I'm making the perfume itself I make it whatever concentration I want.

    Also, I've been wondering this for...
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    Re: Winter Air Smell

    I think at this point the only one I'd be able to get my hands on is scentinal, but this is good to know! I can see how a touch of a chlorine-type smell could replicate the smell I'm thinking of....
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    Re: what the heck is Iso E Super

    You might want to get it. It's bland on its own, but very helpful for blending.
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    Re: Ideas for a Violet/Peony/Rose Perfume

    I don't have any basil, but now that you mention it I can see how it would be a great addition; I remember the smell very well because I would have to chop tubs and tubs of it in a restaurant at my...
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    Re: Ideas for a Violet/Peony/Rose Perfume

    Thanks for posting this gido!

    Even though I only have a few of the ingredients on this list, I'm still glad I have this as a resource because it made me realize I needed to add something anisic to...
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    Re: Ideas for a Violet/Peony/Rose Perfume

    I tried a tiny bit of cedar and it did help. I think it needs a little more though, but you're right. Ionone is extremely overwhelming. I want this to smell sweet, but not like cough syrup.

    By gc...
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    Re: Ideas for a Violet/Peony/Rose Perfume

    Thanks for the advice, gido. I agree, this definitely needs to be naturalized somehow. Unfortunately out of your suggestions I only own the cedar... Here's what I have for naturals:

    Lime
    Bergamot...
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    Ideas for a Violet/Peony/Rose Perfume

    Hello everyone,

    I would like to make a perfume for my roommate and need to do so before the end of the semester (so, basically I have no time). I really want it to be something she'll love!

    I...
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    Re: Winter Air Smell

    No, I'm not near New York, but I would love to try it--I haven't gotten the chance to smell anything by Christopher Brosius yet. Does he offer samples?

    I don't have much experience with...
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    Re: Question about absolutes and dilution

    I haven't diluted an absolute yet, but I have diluted solid synthetic ingredients, so I'd imagine it's the same. You probably have to submerse the bottle in hot water until it softens, but ask...
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    Re: Winter Air Smell

    Thanks Hirch,

    I have a few ozonic molecules (helional and ultrazur). I just hope I could use them for this purpose without it smelling overtly synthetic or oceany/laundry or something. Maybe it...
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    Re: Winter Air Smell

    I just basically mean the distinct smell that the air gets in the winter--I don't mean the smell of snow, but the air itself.

    I'm not sure how exactly to describe it. Maybe clean? Slightly...
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    Re: Need help with composing my perfume...

    I know what you mean--it is very expensive! But you can look at the ingredients that come with these kits for ideas about what you want to try later.

    I'm not sure exactly how much you would want...
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    Re: Need help with composing my perfume...

    I haven't used grisalva or aldehyde c-12, but I have used vanillin. I've heard that in perfumery you're supposed to use it like salt: a little bit will amplify the smell you already have, but you...
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    Re: Need help with composing my perfume...

    Hey Matej,

    I've been getting all my raw materials from the Perfumer's Apprentice. They have lots of both natural and synthetic ingredients, and it says on their website that they ship...
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    Winter Air Smell

    Hey Everyone,

    Does anybody know of a chem that replicates the smell that stays on people's coats when they come back from a walk outside in the winter?
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    Re: Need help with composing my perfume...

    Hi Matej!

    I think you need something to round out your middle notes--it sounds like only clove and ginger would be a little harsh/thin on their own. Ylang might help. Are you open to the...
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    The Jean Carles Method

    I'm beginning to realize that when I'm blending, I have a really bad habit of blindly mixing a bunch of ingredients together just to see what will happen. While this is fun and it usually works out...
  81. Re: Recorded observations of smell using micro amounts V concentrated

    This is really weird, but when I was diluting ethyl maltol this weekend for the first time, it almost smelled like formaldehyde to me. Just like when we did frog dissections in high school. Not...
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    Re: beginner making perfumes as Xmas presents

    It's not really one particular page--it's any of the pages where you can buy the ingredients. Here's a link to the page for aroma molecules A-E.
    ...
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    Re: caramel, burned sugar accord.

    Have you ever used the "odor index" at www.thegoodscentscompany.com? Here's the link:
    http://www.thegoodscentscompany.com/allodor.html

    They have a ton of different smells listed, and when you...
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    Re: beginner making perfumes as Xmas presents

    Hi Kester,

    I'm a beginner too and I probably don't have as much experience as a lot of the others on the DIY forum, but I might be able to help a little bit.

    I haven't used cinnamon yet, but...
  85. Re: Please can anyone suggest some lifting notes for a special blend?

    I probably don't have enough experience to be of much help, but would orange terpenes work? It's distilled orange oil, and it smells very fresh and bright--kind of like the exact second you bite into...
  86. Sticky: Re: A question regarding the use of isopropyl myristate in perfumers alcohol

    Hi mumsy,

    I just looked it up and I found this:


    "isopropyl myristate
    Categories: Emollients, Thickeners/Emulsifiers
    Used in cosmetics as a thickening agent and emollient. Historically,...
  87. Re: Longevity and sillage problems in natural perfumes

    I think that when you use oil as carrier instead of alcohol it's always going to stay a little closer to the skin.
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    Re: I was told to try here.

    Yes, it's a really great resource. And I'm from Michigan, so I don't really know if they do this other places, but we can go online and order books from other libraries in the state and they will be...
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    Re: Ask the Perfumer - Sept. 26, 2010

    Thank you for this opportunity, Anya! I always have a ton of questions. :)
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    Re: I was told to try here.

    Welcome to Basenotes!

    The Jean Carles method really helped me, too. Also the book Perfumery: Practice and Principles by Robert Calkin has been one of the most helpful things I'd ever read about...
  91. Re: Exaltolide, Tonalide... dilute at 10% in alcohol

    Hey Irina,
    I should try that. Do you mean that anosmia to musks is generally all or nothing? I hope so, because I can smell musks somewhat--they just don't seem as strong as they should be. For some...
  92. Re: Exaltolide, Tonalide... dilute at 10% in alcohol

    Could you be anosmic to musks? I think I am a little; sometimes they just don't smell as strong as they seem like they should.
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    Re: What is the powdery note?

    Maybe it's benzoin?
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    Re: any aroma chemicals for sweat odour?

    I've heard of cumin being used, too. It's on my wishlist. :)
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    Selling Perfumes on Consignment

    Hello Everyone!

    Has anyone here sold perfumes on consignment at a store or in an art/craft fair? I'm still a beginner at this so I'm getting WAY ahead of myself, but it's something I would like to...
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    Re: newbie question: essentials for men

    Try some vetiver.
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    Re: Places to buy a beginer "Kit" ?

    I bought both the synthetic and the natural perfumery kits from the Perfumer's Apprentice and I'm really happy with them.
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    Re: What does "fresh" smell like?

    If you're not opposed to synthetics, ultrazur is pretty fresh!
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    Re: Reformulated Fragrance List

    Halston has definitely changed. I bought a bottle of it last month. It's terrible now. I don't know when this happened, but my mom's old bottle (bought 20-30 years ago) is great. I didn't realize the...
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    Re: Lady Gaga Perfume

    I think something like Angel or Gucci Rush would be very Lady GaGa-ish.
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