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  1. Thread: Clary Sage

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    Re: Clary Sage

    Not to be underestimated in masculine creations....I adore it. A muscular beast is a great description of the absolute Chris.
  2. Re: Overpowering materials that should be used in very small amounts

    yup!!!
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    Re: The smell of spring?

    Floralol.... reminds me of Easter lillies and a place to start. Dont think youre gonna find hyacinth EO . ACs are gonna be necessary Im afraid. And by all means take Davids formula hes offering.
  4. Re: Smelly game....... then smelly swaps (For after the blind sniff game)

    Paul,
    Very kind of you, then again you share much with us all....all the time. Gratitude.
  5. Re: Smelly game....... then smelly swaps (For after the blind sniff game)

    Well, ive managed to put together something Id be willing to share. Gonna let it sit a few more days and then dilute it. May do both DPG and ethanol dilutions as well...just to see. I will share...
  6. Re: Am I the only person to smell Creed Himalaya and think...

    PACO RABANNE XS is similar imo. Love Himalaya tho.
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    Re: Group buy for GC/MS

    Im in....now which fragrance? id personally would like to do a creed.....an older one perhaps.
  8. Re: Smelly game....... then smelly swaps (For after the blind sniff game)

    Really excited about this game. been working feverishly. From what Ive gleaned , this scent is dark and heavy on the basenotes for the most part. I have a really nice blend going that gets better...
  9. Re: Smelly game....... then smelly swaps (For after the blind sniff game)

    I could possibly be ready soon...
  10. Re: Smelly game....... then smelly swaps (For after the blind sniff game)

    Proving quite the challenge this one. While I love love my base notes, and the rose and floral were not too difficult to incorporate.....i am finding rosewood, especially the opening a bit of a...
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    Re: Mysterious gift in mail?

    OK....This is embarrassing.... It does appear that I requested a sample from them a while back. Something I do quite a bit, so much in fact that this one slipped my mind...getting old I...
  12. Re: Smelly game....... then smelly swaps (For after the blind sniff game)

    Havent been around in a bit. Have had my nose to the grinding wheel...lol. Got 4 base blends going and one is fantastic....been wearing it and my peeps love it. So the dry down will be good anyway :)...
  13. Re: Smelly game....... then smelly swaps (For after the blind sniff game)

    YAAAY!!! Thank you :)
  14. Re: Smelly game....... then smelly swaps (For after the blind sniff game)

    I really need to come around more often. Sounds like a fun game, but am I too late?
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    Re: Mysterious gift in mail?

    lmao!!!!! Good one David!!!
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    Mysterious gift in mail?

    I met the mail carrier at the box today. He had me sign for a package...so I did. It was addressed to me so I proceeded to open it. I happened to notice that it was from INDIA.
    I havent ordered...
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    Re: Perfume Making Workshops

    Count me in. The Carribean is a most amazing part of the World. Been looking for an excuse to return....lol. Hey Carribean Island, what island are we talking here?

    Chris, would love to come to...
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, October 31, 2014

    Think its gonna be.......
    Vintage Guerlain Habit Rouge EDP layered over smoky oud oil.....Keith Richards wears it and well, thats plenty spooky enough for Halloween. Everyone have a safe one!!!
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    Re: all-around enhancers

    Love the terminology Bill.....Stuff that very often....well said, and in an everyday vernacular. Chris, you always delineate so well.
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    Re: all-around enhancers

    Maybe accentuators would be better terminology I think. Some on your list can and sometimes do stand alone( IES...Molecule01 for example). All are really good smellies...lol
  21. Thread: Iso e super

    by mstrocovie
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    Re: Iso e super

    I concur wholeheartedly Chris. Sometimes and in some applications, I prefer the subtleness of Iso E Super. An example of this was in early summer. My neighbor has a quite large Lilac plant( would...
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    Re: Leather Base for Vintage Leather Chypre

    I find safraleine....well, lets just say.....no for now....lol. Ill spend more time with it so maybe someday I'll find it more friendly than I do now. PSH Leather base ordered. Let the mailman...
  23. Re: Looking for advice on a formula i created

    Sage advice from both Mumsy and PK. Got alot going on there,,,break it down and like I tell myself ALL THE TIME..... K.I.S.S.
    Dumped waaay too much money down the drain by throwing material after...
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    Re: Turning old Armoire into organ

    Lips forthcomig...thanks Paul.
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    Turning old Armoire into organ

    Decided since this armoire is sitting her doin nothing to convert it to an organ/work station. What do you think? Suggestions?
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    Re: Musk experiment

    "Far from me to try and give you directions, the path is one that you must find for yourself."

    PK

    Very sage advice and spoken like a Jedi master. The journey IS the destination. Thanks PK.
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    Re: How long have you been creating perfumes?

    Wow!! In order to answer the question posed in this thread, I looked at my join date here at basenotes....2006!!!! Man oh man does time fly!!
    So I guess technically. Ive been at this 8 years now. I...
  28. Re: Please help me find this special hidden ingredient

    What Paul said. Dihydro myrcenol popped into my head immediately. Good call.
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    Re: Cloudy!!!! Uuugh!!!

    I was just joking around. I believe I actually have this laying around. I use it to resolve magnesium deficiencies in plants. I didn't know it could do this as well.
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    Re: Cloudy!!!! Uuugh!!!

    I have not tried that alcohol. Generally speaking, the denaturants stink I find. I know they dissipate but I just cant get past them. Ill try some, Im a gamer. Thank you. PM me. David , that...
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    Re: Cloudy!!!! Uuugh!!!

    Thanks Paul. Stupid 151 proof. Its my fault completely. Time to order more ambroxan and drive my behind to Jersey to get real everclear. Bummer because it smells awesome. Guess Ill expand to soap...
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    Cloudy!!!! Uuugh!!!

    Ok, so I am working on two separate fragrances for two separate women at this time. They have both clouded and I know why. Completely my fault. I bought everclear in this state but.....they only sell...
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    Re: Best way to dirty up a fragrance?

    lmao!!!!!!!
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    Re: Always Vanilla Ad - UGH!

    OOOO....love Idole but never really got any patchouli from it. I cannot wait for the site to launch...really exciting stuff.
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    Re: Always Vanilla Ad - UGH!

    My wifey abhors it as well Paul...I mean detests it and it cannot hide from her in fragrances. LOL
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    Re: Home study courses for perfumery?

    Its all good brother....Happy Easter.
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    The Gem of my spring

    First of all.....Happy Easter DIYers. Had a moment this morning and I'd thought I'd share . In between blending and going through old stuffs, I found and began reading my first notebook on perfuming...
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    Re: Home study courses for perfumery?

    Oh...ok...sorry. Did not know this. My response had nothing at all to do with anything you said though. Wasnt coming to anyones defense, just concurring with the Doc. Unfortunately, Ive yet to find...
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    Re: Formal Fragrance Training Courses

    Precisely....well stated. I especially love telling folks whats in their favorite scent. Its a cool thing to do once you learn the materials.
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    Re: Home study courses for perfumery?

    I am of the same opinion buddy and you did just fine articulating. Starting with naturals is a good thing. It is a tough road though given the differences from batch to batch and producer to producer...
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    Sticky: Re: Splitting raw materials- please read!

    PMed Ipp
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    Sticky: Re: Splitting raw materials- please read!

    PMed Ipp
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    Sticky: Re: Splitting raw materials- please read!

    Originally posted by gecko214:
    "Not sure why the thread needs to be "locked" seems a bit excessive -- I certainly was not going to go back there and post on the group buy! Pour mstrocovie who was...
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    Re: Shangrilide....yes!!!!

    Yes, I go there often .
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    Stash score!!!!!

    So,I was going through my agarwood drawer where i keep my oils and chips and other burning supplies,when to my surprise and delight I came across a bag of something I forgot I had...... Hojari grade...
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    Re: Shangrilide....yes!!!!

    My bad on the spelling. It is generally a strong point and very important....oooo synonyms. Thanks for both.
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    Re: Shangrilide....yes!!!!

    Thats amazing!!! Simply amazing!!! Shangrilide is galaxolide with a teeeny tiny bit of something we dont know? Amazing!!! They are sooo different yet basically the same.
  48. Re: Decided to start working on a scent with coconut notes for men, suggestions?^^

    It is strong no doubt.
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    Re: Shangrilide....yes!!!!

    I concur. I actually pulled the small vial of tincture I have out and its very close...kudos to IFF.
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    Re: Shangrilide....yes!!!!

    That is weird indeed, as Im not getting laundry from it at all.
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    Shangrilide....yes!!!!

    Spending some time with this one today and all I can say is.....YES!!! No need to search for the animal in this one, its there and in abundance. So far this is the best musk deer substitute I've...
  52. Re: Decided to start working on a scent with coconut notes for men, suggestions?^^

    The bicyclononalactone is a good one....sort of coumarin, tonka,hay like and definitely coconut in there. It does not smell very chemmy to me at all. If you can get some, I would.
  53. Re: Decided to start working on a scent with coconut notes for men, suggestions?^^

    bicyclononalactone maybe?
  54. Re: Interested in trying Mysore Sandalwood oil as a fragrance, what to expect?

    Me too Chris....me too. Especially with sandalwood and ambergris.
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    Re: An Iso E Super question

    LOL!!!! So I walked around with this uncomfortable bottle......Oh my that didnt sound right....editing
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    An Iso E Super question

    I just received some more IES and it is a bit different than the stuff I already have. The color is different and that I dont mind but the aroma itself is slightly different. The older completely...
  57. Re: I'm new! With some questions, of course.

    Rather good analogy if you ask me and stated like a true chef. :)
  58. Re: I'm new! With some questions, of course.

    Fragrance oils are really already fragrances containing multiple ingredients where as the chems are molecules or as I call them puzzle pieces.
  59. Re: I'm new! With some questions, of course.

    Ionones and methyl ionones family would also be a good place to start. I coulda and shoulda put this all in one post.
  60. Re: I'm new! With some questions, of course.

    Could be a musk like muscone...its powdery for sure. Or the iris perhaps?
  61. Re: I'm new! With some questions, of course.

    Could be a musk like muscone...its powdery for sure.
  62. Re: I'm new! With some questions, of course.

    Whats not to love love love about violet?And solar wood is a cool name and sounds much better than the chems it took to make it...lol
  63. Re: I'm new! With some questions, of course.

    Wow, youre a chef!!! Seems you and perfuming would be a perfect match. I am a hobbyist at best. There are some pros here with priceless advice. Ill give you my 2 cents anyway. I just received some...
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    FLORALOL(IFF)...Any thoughts?

    Just received some chems yesterday. Some ionone beta, some sandalwood hopefuls, shangrilide and several others. I know I shouldnt but I do smell them neat if only briefly. But the one I couldnt keep...
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    Re: Sandalwood Attempts

    Thats DEEP!!! Love it and thank you for sharing...
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    Re: Floralozone / Florazon

    I strangely sort of like this material, well diluted of course. To my nose it has an anise/ licorice hint to it. I agree that it is a good "brightener" to almost anything. Excellent with florals and...
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    Re: Supporting labdanum as base note

    Love Labdanum. To me its one of those materials that can stand alone. I like blending it with benzoin or other sweet resinous bases. My 2 cents
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    Re: natural vs artificial musk

    No I havent and unfortunately I dont have access to it. Id love to try it tho. The methyl antranilate isnt gonna work. Ah, for me to say that is premature . My initial feeling is that it isnt. Gotta...
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    Re: Help with my musk project please

    On the grand scale of things, not that much experience Paul. Certainly not with the chems. Thank you for the heads up.
  70. Re: Basenotes taking part in NPG Musk Project

    Great call on the dry note....very hard to pull off.
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    Re: Help with my musk project please

    Methyl Anthranilate on its way.
  72. Thread: Rum accord.

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    Re: Rum accord.

    Hi my name is pkiler and....lol. Just kidding, nice list.

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    I have had this and it definitely needs dilution. My first impressions of it(neat) were not very good. Reminded...
  73. Thread: Rum accord.

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    Re: Rum accord.

    Ethyl propionate would be a good starting point.
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    Re: natural vs artificial musk

    Ugh!!! Reformulations!!!! All the musks and their reformulations really pale in comparison to the real stuff. Not enough animal in any of em if you ask me. Good call on the para cresyl caprylate...
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    Re: Consultant needed

    Sounds very fun and interesting.
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    Re: Verbena / Lemon Verbena / Verveine

    Lovely stuff and now its prohibited. If memory serves me, GIT from Creed displays this note prominently.
  77. Thread: Tuberose

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    Re: Tuberose

    I get rubber tires from this one.
  78. Thread: Musk

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    Re: Musk

    NO DOUBT ABOUT IT!!!! Absolutely the most animalic hands down.
  79. Thread: Jasmine

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    Re: Jasmine

    I dont know why but I love this description. Guess Ill be off to hermitage to get some of this. I adore Sambac so much I wear it solo.
  80. Thread: Iso E Super

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    Re: Iso E Super

    I guess Im lucky that I havent found anything as of yet that Im anosmic to. I find iso e very strong straight. Sharp and extra extra cedary. I could not imagine using up to the IFRA maximum. Ive...
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    Re: Frangipani / Plumeria

    I have a little of this from maybe the most reputable vendor ever, Christopher from White lotus. It is really nice. So much so I hate to put it in a blend(tho I have). It is,to me, one of those notes...
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    Re: natural vs artificial musk

    Love i-muscone very much indeed. Will be looking up Shangralide too, if only because it has a really cool name.
  83. Thread: Oud Perfume

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    Re: Oud Perfume

    Maybe check out some opoponax, it always reminds me of oud. Just a thought.
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    Re: natural vs artificial musk

    Nice info there Chris. I look forward to the series on ethical aspects. Ambrettolide indeed works well w Omega pentadecalactone....lol
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    Re: Help with my musk project please

    Already present, not the prime player but its in there.
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    Re: Help with my musk project please

    Thank you for your reply. Dont know how I scrolled past that one. Thanks again.
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    Help with my musk project please

    Okay, so Ive been working on this for some time now. Been trying not to replicate , but approximate the scent profile/ feeling of real musk deer . I have a tincture of it and it is amazing stuff. Ive...
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    Re: natural vs artificial musk

    Well stated as usual Chris.
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    Re: The BEST Fragrance House

    What a deceptively simple yet infinitely complicated question...lol. Gosh, I really respect Guerlain and Creed and I really like YSL and Caron. L'Artisan is awesome, as is Chanel.....dang!!

    so...
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    Re: SotCD! Sunday 25th December!!!

    Merry Christmas to all!!

    Thinking it gonna be...... Rocabar today!!!
  91. Re: Any fragrance materials you'd describe as "perfumes in themselves"?

    Good to be back SOS...
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    Re: Best Synthetic Musk

    Working on the same sort of project now for some time. Have some real stuff and there is nothing like it really. Muscone is good stuff tho and a great place to start trying. I like Exaltolide too. It...
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    Re: What are you buying yourself for Christmas?

    Just bought it this morning.... A raw material I have wanted for a long time and have struggled to find a source that I trust for it.

    White Rose CO2 from White Lotus Aromatics.....I'm stoked!!!!
  94. Re: Any fragrance materials you'd describe as "perfumes in themselves"?

    And mumsy, kewra is also really interesting stuff...agreed. Love everything on your list too.
  95. Re: Any fragrance materials you'd describe as "perfumes in themselves"?

    Really find myself agreeing with you alot Chris,especially on the sambac...divine stuff all by itself.
  96. Re: Real Ambergris - how powerful is the smell meant to be?

    Very well then, its a bucket date...hehe.
  97. Re: Real Ambergris - how powerful is the smell meant to be?

    I started reading this thread and immediately went and grabbed my 3 year old tincture of grey/white from NZ. It is one of my most prized posessions.....LOVE IT!! BTW grissing in NZ is on the bucket...
  98. Re: What carrier oil would be best to dilute Ajmal Musk Gazelle Grade AA Premium Perfume Oil?

    Pure animalic funk!!!
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    Re: rose attar - what to do with it

    Agree with Chris. As soon as I saw the word attar Im thinking its already distilled into sandalwood oil. If what you have is otto its truly magnificent stuff....and expensive. I like rose all by...
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    Re: Make A Creamy Scent?

    methyl laitone
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