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    Can synthetic musks lose potency?

    Hi guys.
    I have this aromachemicals kit that I bought 3-4 years ago from Perfumer Apprentice out of curiosity. Today I took out Iso E super and I couldn't smell a thing. The same thing happened with...
  2. Penhaligon's Amaranthine, Guerlain L'Instant Magic

    Penhaligon's Amaranthine 1.7 oz sealed in box - $65 shipped

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    Guerlain L'Instant Magic 1.7 oz 90% full, no box - $35 shipped

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    Wanted: ELDO Dangerous Complicity

    Decant from 5ml and up
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    Re: A bottle from Montale leaked in transit

    Everything resolved. The package was sitting in the post-office. They attempted to deliver it and then brought it back without leaving a notice that I should pick it up. My apologies to Montale (and...
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    Re: A bottle from Montale leaked in transit

    According to them, the replacement bottle was sent June 6th. Today is July 18th and no sign of the bottle. May be it's just my luck. I called, they were busy with the customers and said I should call...
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    Re: A bottle from Montale leaked in transit

    I also spoke to Celine. She offered to send me another bottle immidiately and didn't want the leaked bottle back, nor the pictures of it.
    I looked at the damaged bottle - there is a line between...
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    Re: 2 Sprays! 12 Hours!! 10 meters!!!

    Portrait of a Lady -- it lasts on me more then 24 hours!
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    A bottle from Montale leaked in transit

    I ordered a 100ml bottle directly from Montale in Paris and today I received it. The box was soaking wet with perfume and the bottle inside was empty. (the 20 ml free bottle was intact, however)....
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    Re: overstockperfume.com

    First experience wasn't great, but not horrible. I odered two bottles of perfume and they sent me one (the other wasn't in stock apparently), without a notice. I could have ordered these two bottles...
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    Re: What is Everclear made of?

    Just got a reply back from the company. They say Everclear 95% is made of corn. Ok for Passover.
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    Re: What is Everclear made of?

    The company will be open on Monday (it's too late already), so I though someone here would know...
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    Re: What is Everclear made of?

    It matters for Passover issues :)
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    What is Everclear made of?

    Does anyone know what grain Everclear 95% 190 proof made of?

    Thanks.
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    Re: Has anyone tried La Reine Margot

    It's been two years since your post :) I'm wondering if you got this perfume in the end... I'm just sampling it now and went to BN to see what other people are saying about it.
    I have alittle vial...
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    Re: Diluting pure parfum with alcohol

    Thanks for the reply!
    I already tried doing it 50% by 50% in a separate vial and it smelled better. I'm going to try now with adding more Everclear.
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    Diluting pure parfum with alcohol

    I have a little bit of Bill Blass Basic Black pure parfum that I just picked up at some thirft shop. Don't know how old it is and how much it survived. But it has some oily smell. I don't remember...
  17. Re: Going to Miami, Florida, any store recommendations?

    There is Chanel, Hermes boutiques in Bal Harbor.
    Meiman Marcus there carries L'Artisan, Van Cleef & Arpels Exclusive, Creed, MFK (just brought in), Tom Ford Private Blend.
    Saks Fifth Avenue - Bond...
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    Re: Measuring ingredients for perfume

    I had a good laugh too :)
    The device seems to be inexpensive.
    Where do you get these glass pipettes?
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    Re: Measuring ingredients for perfume

    Did anyone here use glass pipettes/droppers in his early experiences? What is the best source to get them?
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    Measuring ingredients for perfume

    What equipment and from which material do you use for measuring the natural oils for your perfume?

    Thanks.
  21. Re: Longevity and sillage problems in natural perfumes

    I was doing 20 drops of oils per 4 ml of carrier oil.
    And yes, I didn't have enough patience to wait a week :))

    On the other hand, I tried others' natural perfumes before and had the same issue.
  22. Longevity and sillage problems in natural perfumes

    I just started experimenting with natural oils mixing them and I noticed that there is very little or no sillage. I knew about the problem with longevity.

    For example I mixed

    Bergamot
    Clary...
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    Re: Any 'recipes' using these ingredients?

    Concord, have you used synthetic vanillin that comes in powder? I just got some from Perfumer Apprentice for my experiments but don't know how to dilute it. Can I use it in oil based perfume? Thanks!
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    Re: Hand Book of Perfumes With Formulations

    Hi 30 Roses. I also ordered this book and was wondering how long did it take for it to arrive?
    Thanks.
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    Re: Mixing synthetics and naturals

    Thank you gido! I guess I should order another kit from Perfumer Apprentice. It has all the synthetics you mentioned.
    Doc Elly, thanks for the link!
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    Re: Mixing synthetics and naturals

    I want to take the best out of naturals and synthetics. I want the perfume to be complex, deep and long lasting without smelling synthetic.
    May be my question should address the people who...
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    Mixing synthetics and naturals

    I'd like to start experimenting with making my own perfume at home. I ordered a natural oils kit. But i read everywhere that naturals limit you a lot in terms of longevity, complexity, etc. What are...
  28. Thread: Montale Website

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    Re: Montale Website

    There is no online order option on English site either. But I guess, you can call them and do it over the phone.
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    Re: Vento di Fiori by Bois 1920

    It smells so much like "Terre d'Hermes"! I like Terre, but was expecting something different, something more "chypreish".
  30. Thread: Montale Website

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    Re: Montale Website

    They should consider hiring somebody from Basenotes :) Together with Parfums MDCI, their website is lousy too.
  31. Thread: Montale Website

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    Montale Website

    I tried to go to www.montaleparfums.com and it doesn't work.

    Any ideas how to get to their website?
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    Re: Turbulences by Revillon.

    Anais Anais? Really? Don't remember Turbulences being so flowery. Delicate, may be...

    actiasluna, how old is your vintage Turbulences? There is one vintage Turbulences for sale on Basenotes now...
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    Re: Turbulences by Revillon.

    I first smelled this in the late 80s in a parfum version. It was magical! Recently tried the reformulated EDT version - very bad! Nothing left from the original.
    Which version have you tried? What...
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