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    Re: Alternative To Tobacco Oil

    Hey, smellybelly – cool that you did some research!

    I agree, one would have to consider several things before deciding whether the use of a tobacco leaf tincture in a perfume would be safe.
    How...
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    Re: How to get the cardamom spicy scent in EO?

    I am currently evaluating a Firmenich cardamom base. It is astonishingly authentic. Stronger and a bit more sweet/juicy than the aforementioned material sold by Proxisanté.
    This base actually...
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    Re: Alternative To Tobacco Oil

    Has anyone of you ever tried to tincture tobacco leaves?
  4. Re: Looking for a reliable and high quality CO2 oils

    psyside,

    I know a manufacturer who is specialized in plant extracts.
    If you wish I can request a sample for you. Just drop me a line.

    Best,
    Rebekka
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    Re: How to get the cardamom spicy scent in EO?

    Hi Allan,

    This one is very nice. A little goes a long way, indeed.
  6. Thread: Powder AC

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    Re: Powder AC

    Try the new and limited „fil rouge” fragrance by Armani/Privé. Intriguing powderyness and full of captives, I guess.
  7. Thread: Orcinyl 3

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    Re: Orcinyl 3

    Apparently, Lothar Streeck is offering 3-hydroxy-5-methoxytoluene for 70,00 EUR/20 g.
    I think they ship internationally.
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    Anniversary Sale

    Hi everyone,

    A year ago Liaison Carbone went online. Time to celebrate!
    Get a 15% discount on all items using the code June2016 (until June 7).

    Cheers,
    Rebekka
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    Re: The Even More Ultimate Amber Game #2

    I would love to take part this time.

    And I second the patchouli veto :smiley:.
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    Re: The Ultimate Amber game

    Mystic Moments also sell on eBay. The reviews would keep me from becoming a customer.

    Why not getting labdanum absolute from Proxisanté? He carries myrrhe eo as well.
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    Re: Shipping changes

    As far as I know DHL/Deutsche Post doesn't bother about these materials.
  12. Re: Unknown abbreviations on current ingredient lists

    I found on wikipedia.de an entry mentioning this ILN code (among others) as a way to keep parts of the formula secret. Maybe similar to the term „proprietary blend" on herbal pills.

    P.S.: The...
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    Re: Shipping changes

    I can only offer you guys to send me an email listing the materials you wish to acquire. I am optimistic that I can supply most of them. Shipping from Germany is really unproblematic and...
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    Re: What Would You Choose?!

    Hi Ljubsify,

    I haven't really experimented with alternative solvents for fine fragrances. Though, I can say what I wouldn't use. Silicone oils may be useful in that regard that they hardly...
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    Re: beta damascone versus beta damascenone

    It's now available at Liaison Carbone.
  16. Re: Filbertone and florex, any experience with these materials?

    Funny. A friend of mine has the association of „baby vomit”.
    I really like it. After two days on the paper strip it has a nice coco-coumarin-ish hay note.
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    Re: Orris root absolute

    http://maienfelser-naturkosmetik.de/navi.php?qs=iris
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    Re: Orris root absolute

    Scusi! :smiley:
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    Re: beta damascone versus beta damascenone

    Just ordered Damascenone (CAS# 23696-85-7). It will be available in my shop next week.
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    Re: Orris root absolute

    aroma-zone.fr is offering Orris CO2 in small amounts.
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    Re: beta damascone versus beta damascenone

    I once enquired for damascenone, but not the beta version. It was slightly more expansive than Myroxyde (18 EUR/10ml).
    I will see if I can get the quotes for damascenone beta, too. If it's...
  22. Re: Seeking help with calc/excel formula worksheet

    Thank you, hitman, for taking your time looking into this!

    Especially deciphering the formula of „Grams to add” was helpful.

    So, my fallacy was simply to assume that the concentration had an...
  23. Seeking help with calc/excel formula worksheet

    Making baby steps in scaling up my formulae I ran into a problem. I downloaded Chris Bartlett's spreadsheet (among others but this seems to work best for me, except…).
    I wonder why in column „Grams...
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    High Temperature (Colourless) Materials

    Hi there,


    inspired by a fellow basenoter I started hunting for some Firmenich naturals with this intriguing attribute „vulcain”.
    I ended up with a bunch of High Temperature (Colourless)...
  25. Re: Samples of perfume ingredients from my website

    Same here!
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    Re: Travelling with chemicals

    Malalejandra, if you transport your materials (how many bottles would you say?) in your drop off luggage I don't expect this to be problematic.
    Leaking could be a problem. I'd recommend putting all...
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    Re: Dulcinyl (1st post, general help too)

    What sort of alcohol are you using?
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    Re: Patchouli 24 Le Labo in EU

    skins.nl

    Seems the have a sample service.
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    Re: Sheesha Fragrance or Flavour

    I am just a bit skeptical. There are not too many studies yet especially no long term observations. The recommendations regarding a safe level of usage/intake were drawn from animal experiments...
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    Re: Sheesha Fragrance or Flavour

    Maybe you can get some inspiration from TGSC flavour demo formulae. (though, I personally wouldn't us propylene glycol).
  31. Re: Building a fragrance from mostly high quality naturals, but also a bit of synthetics.Is it possi

    I found this accord, posted by Mohamed1988, to be a very good starting point. It is as beautiful as it is minimalistic.
  32. Re: Building a fragrance from mostly high quality naturals, but also a bit of synthetics.Is it possi

    Hi Desmond007,

    in Europe these suppliers come to mind: Proxisanté in France and De Hekserij/Hexapus in the Netherlands. Their portfolio might not be as fancy as Hermitage's, but the quality is...
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    Re: How do you guys get back on the horse?

    Regarding evaporation I am not sure if there is much of a difference between rubber and silicone. The latter might be favourable when it comes to potential deterioration of the substances. What...
  34. Thread: Myroxyde

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    Re: Myroxyde

    I am offering this at Liaison Carbone. Currently out of stock but it will be available again in two weeks.
  35. Re: Almost Like Socialism: Civettone for All!

    Also dilutions at 10% will be available.
  36. Almost Like Socialism: Civettone for All!

    Just kidding. Of course you have to pay for it.

    You can pre-order Firmenich Civettone now. Either chez Liaison Carbone in Europe or in the US at Perfumer Supply House.


    Have a nice day!
    ...
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    Re: Cashew nutshell eo/absolute?

    A while back I bought cashew eo at essence.de, just a tiny sample. It's smoky in the guaiacol sense but also nutty-fatty. I am not sure if this is a must have material.
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    Re: Wheat abs and Paprika colorless Source

    What's the difference between bran and wheat absolute?

    I once sold the former and could offer you 5 or 10 ml from my personal stock. Just email me if you are interested.
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    Re: Grapefruit Chemical similar to Citronellal

    Dear grapefruit lovers – Oxania Base is now available at Liaison Carbone.
  40. Re: Good source for large volume glass or aluminum bottles

    I get my aluminum bottles from Tournaire, respectively from their german distributor Verpackungskontor in Frankfurt.
    They are epoxy coated.
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    Re: Bee Pollen Tinture

    Thanks for posting this, Godmu! I have totally forgotten my bee pollen tincture that sits here since April 2014. This was in the phase the stronger the better but the 50% concentration doesn't work...
  42. Thread: Nootkatone

    by Graphite
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    Nootkatone

    Hello everyone,

    I am trying to acquire a small quantity of Nootkatone 98% (the IFRA compliant concentration). It's nice and expensive.
    The customer who brought this up had some experiences with...
  43. Re: First Festival of Independent Perfumers in Moscow 2015

    This looks like a really nice event! Thank you for the pictures, Serg. What a shame I couldn't be there.

    I am queuing for the Parcel of Happiness now. Looking very much forward to it!
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    Re: Timbersilk + vertofix

    Which cedarwood oil are you using, Milhaus?
  45. Re: Top indispensable natural oils in your organ

    For me it's many many more, too.
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    Re: Ambrette seeds tincture

    For ambrette seed tincture I find a concentration between 20 or 30% to work best. You could try different variations.
    I grounded my seeds. Otherwise you won't get much smell out of the seeds.
    ...
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    Re: Tonka bean substitutes

    Make a tincture. Easy as pie.
    I made one at roughly 20% (grounded tonka beans in ethanol) and let it sit for nine months. It's pretty strong.
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    Re: A great tragedy

    I find it hard to accept that no courier would ship perfumes for private individuals from UK to NZ.
    Did you check with DHL?
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    Re: A great tragedy

    Thank you for this post, Kagey.

    Because of this fact being so well known not only within the perfumista universe I find it quite dubious that someone would ship fragrances worth 1500 USD with the...
  50. Re: First Festival of Independent Perfumers in Moscow 2015

    Thanks for your reply, Serg!

    I followed your suggestion and wrote a message to Anna.
    Even though my adventurous spirit aroused when thinking about going to Moscow (haven't travelled in a...
  51. Re: First Festival of Independent Perfumers in Moscow 2015

    Serg – why for the Kremlin's sake didn't you announce this earlier!?

    How exciting. I would love to go there. I have never been to Russia and I never smelled russian (all natural) artisan...
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    Re: Which ingredients go off quickly?

    If it's really mold, I would ditch it.
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    Re: Media Complications

    You could check chemistscorner.com.
  54. Thread: Resins

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    Re: Resins

    Violet leaf abs.
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    Re: l-Muscone from Firmenich

    Muscone Laevo 954117 by Firmenich is now available at Liaison Carbone!

    Cheers,
    Rebekka
  56. Re: Want people's opinion on making solid perfume with floral waxes - ANY advice would be a big help

    I think that's a great idea. So far I only know rose and mimosa wax. Rose wax is strong! And they have a very high melting point. I use to „pre-dilute” them with other (not so heat-sensitive) butters...
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    Re: Opoponax - how do I process this?

    If you want to be very accurate regarding the percentage of your tincture/solution, you could take the sticks and the sand and what ever does not dissolve, weight it afterwards and recalculate.
  58. Re: Trying to make vitamin c cream smell like it has vitamin c in it (citrusy)

    No matter what is put into the formulation at the end it will be adjusted to a skin physiological pH of (approx.) 5,5. Any perfuming ingredient can be added at this point. This may not hold true for...
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    Re: Good news from a legal perspective

    Sounds good! I am in for some samples when available.
    Will your bases have fancy names?
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    Re: Sichuan Pepper CO2

    Pepper Sichuan by Firmenich is now available at Liaison Carbone.
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    Re: Hydrocarboresine (A Biolandes base)

    I do not find Hydrocarboresine particularly smoky. It smells of incense-sticks to me, opulently resinous.
    Dynamone for example is quite smoky in the ash-tray kind of way (don't know Ambrarome). ...
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    Re: Adding a smoke note to Aventus

    You may want to consider making small decants of your Aventus before adding anything to it. Then you are more flexible when experimenting. Keep track of the tweaking (amount, dilution).
    Looking...
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    Re: Black Tea Accord

    Thank you, cybervoltage!

    Just yesterday I wore a fragrance with a prominent black tea note: Un Thé au Sahara by Stéphanie de Saint-Aignant. Currently my favourite amber scent. Sadly, it's been...
  64. Thread: Note Cards?

    by Graphite
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    Re: Note Cards?

    I do not have specific note cards but material cards. In one box, alphabetically, light blue for aroma chemicals, light green for naturals.
    For the former I also write down several synonyms, the...
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    Re: New shop for raw materials online!

    Hi Chris, thanks! I already added a few more materials (inculding allyl heptanoate). The newest stuff can be looked up here.





    Thank you, Renegade!

    I remember jazztweety writing...
  66. Re: Jasmine Grandiflorum from Grasse - who sells it?

    I've been under the impression that the jasmine fields in and around Grasse are cultivated exclusively for certain perfume houses.
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    Re: New shop for raw materials online!

    Thank you, rickbr!

    Jonquille absolute is beautiful. I suggest you dilute it further to 3% (or even less). Hope you enjoy it!
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    Re: New shop for raw materials online!

    Thank you so much for this feedback, mumsy!

    I am glad the materials arrived safe and sound. Hopefully they will be of assistance to you while creating beautiful, smelly things!
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    Re: New shop for raw materials online!

    Hi Jeroen, thank you for your comment!

    In the beginning I thought about asking TGSC if I can use their descriptions. But placing a link to the specific material is really a nifty solution –...
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    Re: New shop for raw materials online!

    Dmitriy, thank you for your kind words!
    The scent descriptions are definitely on my to-do-list.

    + + +

    Thanks, mumsy! I'll have a look into the buttoning thing.
    Since Deutsche Post isn't...
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    Re: New shop for raw materials online!

    double post
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    Re: New shop for raw materials online!

    Hey Bill, thanks for stopping by!

    Long time no read. I missed your contributions. Hopefully you'll find the time to hang out here more often in future!


    + + + +

    Thanks, Chris Smith!
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    Re: DPG how high and what benefits?

    I think the function of DPG in a base made up of a bunch of molecules and perhaps also including naturals is to keep them all in consistent solution. The single components may vary in their...
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    Re: Ylang Ylang Absolute

    I would have never thought of replacing one with the other. To me they are very different materials. But this certainly depends on the source. My Ylang extra is from Primavera and at 5% still...
  75. Re: Which fragrant extracts are unethical to use?

    Thanks for bringing this up, Chris Smith. The discussion in the Welsh Treemoss thread made me think of writing an entry on this subject for my coming blog.

    I was planning to buy a kg of siamwood...
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    Re: Welsh Treemoss Tincture Challenge

    I haven't thought of Katrafay (Cedrelopsis grevei) as mossy, actually, but when reading this: yes, it's kind of a higher octave of the oak moss note. As such it will work very well in fougère style...
  77. Thread: Differences??

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    Re: Differences??

    Thanks for sharing!
    Quite interesting what impact minor impurities can have on the smell.
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    Re: Differences??

    That's cool. How do they compare scent-wise? Would you mind sharing your impressions?
  79. Thread: Differences??

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    Re: Differences??

    Hi ch_tigon and welcome!

    Regarding Floropal and Vertacetal Coeur it's the ratio of isomers. The former is made up of two isomers varying in concentration between 60 to 80% and 40 to 20%. The...
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    Re: New shop for raw materials online!

    Thanks for the notice, Boye1. I fixed the problem.

    As a general note, I am able to react more promptly when contacted directly through my website.
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    Re: How do you organize your organ?

    I did it. It's refreshing, like moving into a new house; I like that. Abstract Ordnungssysteme suit me.

    Anyway, I find the colour-system fascinating, too. I'd love to see your organ with your...
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    Re: New shop for raw materials online!

    :coolold:


    @Michael: Thanks a lot for investigating – that's very kind of you!
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    Re: Sweet orange oil

    I second Hondo's suggestion. Maienfelser is a very reputable seller of high quality essential oils.

    You could also have a look at Proxisanté. They offer an orange douce eo; I have never been...
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    Re: New shop for raw materials online!

    Thank you for your comment, Renegade!

    In the long run I want to offer larger amounts, too. At the moment, to minimise risk of aging stock I order small amounts myself. Some customers I inform...
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    Re: New shop for raw materials online!

    Thanks, Christine!
    You'd be my partner of choice for collaboration. Let's see how things unfold in the future. :smiley:
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    Re: New shop for raw materials online!

    Sure!

    My first notes after receiving the material: at 100% sandal-bread; at 10% sandal with slight vetiver spiciness, after one hour skin-nuances; more australian than indian; after 24h musky. ...
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    New shop for raw materials online!

    Dear all,


    recently my shop for perfumery materials went online!

    www.liaison-carbone.com/en

    There are almost sixty aroma-chemicals available and a hand full of naturals. I will possibly...
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    Re: How do you organize your organ?

    This comment is so ruskinique. Pointing out something that seems to be too obvious and trite to be considered by a DIY romantic like me.

    I will re-arrange my organ immediately. Alphabetically!
    ...
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    Re: Dimethyl Sulphide

    I agree!
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    Re: Understanding cas numbers

    The most reliable number in this instance is the batch number.
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    Re: Hyrax Hyraceum

    Hi Mike,

    there as been a series of articles on basenotes about animal derived ingredients in perfumery. Here is the one on lanolin by perfumer Isabelle Gellé.
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    Re: Perfumery Shop Concept

    Setting up a physical shop would quite likely flop. But the event idea brought up by Serg has potential.

    The location could be indeed something like a pop-up store. I imagine several...
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    Re: Can someone identify these ingredients?

    (redundant)
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    Re: Can someone identify these ingredients?

    The amazing fact about handwritings is – however sloppy they may be – they are consistently systematic. In order to successfully decipher a handwritten text one needs to understand and furthermore...
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    Re: Can someone identify these ingredients?

    Perhaps. But the writer doesn't seem to be missing a single dot.
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    Re: Can someone identify these ingredients?

    The more text you've got the easier it is to decipher handwritings. This is really wild guessing based on four lines.
    I would read Bois de Rose Brazil.
  97. Looking for a scent similar to KenzoKi Ginger Flower

    A dear friend of mine ran out of her beloved KenzoKi scent which apparently is discontinued. I managed to get hold of an almost full bottle via ebay and it reminds me of a fragrance I know. But I...
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    Re: Cassis/Black Currant AC's

    Hi I.D.Adam,

    I can only compare cassis abs. to the cassiffix base I have (and sell). The base is lacking this (almost harsh) dry and musty diffusiveness I find so significant about blackcurrant...
  99. Re: Smelly game....... then smelly swaps (For after the blind sniff game)

    My task was to evaluate which of your creations comes closest to the real Zino.
    I first wore them all on skin. One each day and it was really fun. They smell all good!
    My personal favourite is...
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    Re: Formulating Allergy Warning

    The sticker won't cover you at all.

    If I had signed up in a public forum with my full name I wouldn't tell the world that I am about to do something illegal. Whether I think those laws are right...
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