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    Re: Carnation absolute

    You can try diluting but I suppose that this will not turn your carnation absolute into a perfume. If the result differs from your expectations and if you are serious about making a perfume then the...
  2. Thread: Benzyl benzoate?

    by Domek
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    Re: Benzyl benzoate?

    Hi Pears,

    please don't worry about the purity of your aroma chemical. It is not unusual that liquids do not transform to solid state at temperatures below the freezing point. This effect is known...
  3. Re: Adding Glycerine and Distilled Water for longevity

    I would like to come back to the open question in this thread of partial pressures and fixatives. I understand it now and I will boil it down to the main idea: We observe a group of school-boys as...
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    Quantitative description

    It is probably beyond question that the process of making perfumes has components of creativity and of knowlege just as other arts do, e. g., music, and judgement is partly subjective.

    I would...
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    Chris, if the odor strength can be expressed by the partial pressure of the aromatic and if the partial pressure does not depend on the solvent, how can I understand - according to the theory - the...
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    Re: Beginner with some questions

    Thank you Chris for the reply!



    About pipettes, I probably have a very unusual thing I am doing. I dilute chemicals to more than 10% in average and use a Ál-pipet conjunction with little 1ml...
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    Re: Beginner with some questions

    Hey Chris, do you use a sprayer every time you try to evaluate a blend? I am always worried about keeping on smelling it and desensitizing my nose when spreading it around. Can you recommend an air...
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    Re: Chocolate based Fragrance: I need help!

    Try to start here:
    http://www.perfumersapprentice.com/perfumersworkshop/formulas/key_accords/chocolate_accord.html

    I am afraid a standard chemicals shop nearby will not be able to help you,...
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    Re: Newbie + Chypre = Adventure

    Sub rosa I heard that Guerlain doesn't use real oak moss since 2008. It seems that the perfume industry is much better in recreating essential oils with aroma chemicals than we believe.
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    Re: How does this combination of notes sound?

    I was thinking the same when I read the ingredient list. It reminds me to the PR-Information for a fragrance. But maybe you really try to do something completely natural? If this is the idea, go...
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    Re: Heliotropin Replacer

    Exactly this is what I was thinking.
    Ok, thanks, maybe I better try the veratraldehyde, where I know what I am using.
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    Re: Heliotropin Replacer

    Thank you for the advise, Chris!
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    Heliotropin Replacer

    I have some Heliotropin only in a low concentration of 2.5% and I have not yet tried the IFF Heliotropin replacer (Heliotropex N). I cannot believe that it is some "new" chemical, it will
    rather be...
  14. Thread: Shelf lives

    by Domek
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    Shelf lives

    Is anyone with a large collection of odorous chemicals worried about their shelf lives? I am sometimes surprised that this is considered so little here and elsewhere. I have two bottles of Limonene,...
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    Re: Unisex fragrances

    Fresh, marine notes are typically associated with unisex perfumes. So for example those based on Calone. Avoid anything that is - in classical categories - clearly associated to male or female...
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    Declaration of dilutions by supplier

    I have talked to the German perfumer Uwe Manasse today and he suggests that
    the "Perfumer's Apprentice" delivers some of the chemicals with undeclared dilution or
    in the case of solid substances...
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    Re: Aromachemicals ordered - questions!

    About the question what dilutions to choose in general, I find the recommendations on thegoodscentscompany page very useful. So, in the case of Norlimbanol
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    Re: Olfactory training - how to proceed

    Hello Chris,
    do you have particular objections agains the method of Jean Charles?
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