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  1. Re: Glass dropper/amber bottles cleaning and care.

    I know what you mean, and yes I can detect a bit of plastic too, but this is definitely a "fragrance". Cheap incense comes to mind. Pungent enough to drown out the fresh plastic smell. And enough...
  2. Re: Glass dropper/amber bottles cleaning and care.

    Not sure this should be here - or a new post maybe...

    So, I have a bottle contamination issue. I just bought some bottles from bestbottles.com, after a bit of research, they seemed to be well...
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    Re: Violet Accord Formula

    Indeed, sniffing paper strips with 10% was clearly too much. Lesson learned! Thanks for your thoughtful replies.
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    Re: Violet Accord Formula

    Does fractionated coconut even mix with alcohol? I thought not, from reading, though have not tried. Why not by the undiluted? It's not very expensive and probably you wouldn't need a lot.
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    Re: Violet Accord Formula

    I received the ionones, and could smell something violet-ish already whilst unpacking the vials from their bubble wrap. Quick first sniff of a 10% solution reveals that I can definitely detect both,...
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    Re: Free Fragrance Composition Software

    Another Mac user. You'd think after Mac bastardized itself to be more PC-like we'd have at least outgrown this type of situation - alas, not so! Looks like I'll be using spreadsheets for the time...
  7. Re: Perfume Formulas (found in Patent Applications)

    How fabulous - I never clicked on that green bar before. Many thanks!
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    Re: Small note on natural perfumes

    DrSmellThis. I should have been a better person than to sink to the snide remarks, but you annoyed me, there is no need for name calling or sarcasm.

    The definition of pharmacology is the study of...
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    Re: Small note on natural perfumes

    David, you are correct that when designed to be administered transdermally, drugs are of course formulated as to maximize absorption. As a drug delivery system it tends to results in more variable...
  10. Thread: Scales

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    Re: Scales

    A small note on using scales adding bits over a long time: the accuracy can be affected, since weight can slowly drift. You might want to check for this effect on your scale if you take more than, I...
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    Re: Small note on natural perfumes

    [ the difference between the two strains of research is due to two entirely different traditions of practice[/QUOTE]

    Yes. One of them is a scientific practice.
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    Re: Small note on natural perfumes

    Technically, that is transdermally, as occurs with nicotine or scopolamine patches, or testosterone gels, for example.

    Subcutaneously involves a syringe and needle.
    Just in case you want to...
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    Re: Violet Accord Formula

    Paul, what a nice use of the rapid-desensitization effect of ionones!

    btw my hormone/gene interaction theory was confirmed (in a sample size of 1 for this particular genetic variant): my mom has...
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    Re: Small note on natural perfumes

    Uhm - did you actually read the previous posts, nemenator? Hard-core denialists? Seriously? Has anywhere said anything other than "sure, many molecules plants extracts do things to our bodies, some...
  15. Thread: Scales

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    Re: Scales

    About the nod-off setting - probably obvious, but make sure you use a power cord, not batteries.
    MissVanilla, have you tried googling the model and "manual" or "settings"? There might be a switch...
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    Re: Small note on natural perfumes

    Please do not zip it thomash. (and I agree, I was not in any way implying that the effects of green tea or chamomile are related to the way they smell, just to be clear, in case I wasn't; that was...
  17. Re: Disappointment with mixing fo, eo, and aroma chemicals

    Ah, yes, I can see my approach may not sound much fun. It is to me, but I forgot for a moment that I am a nerd. You know, I was the kid who thinks spending the weekend memorizing the periodic table...
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    Re: Small note on natural perfumes

    Amen! - oh, sorry, I mean, Well stated! ;-D
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    Re: Small note on natural perfumes

    In case I came across as saying I don't believe in aromatherapy: let me repeat that yes, of course I think some plants have useful properties. It's just the need to call anything "aromatherapy" I...
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    Re: Small note on natural perfumes

    I agree islearom, the whole term of aromatherapy makes me roll my eyes (I have a PhD in pharmacology). Fuzzy definition: is it that smells affect our moods? Of course they do, by history/associations...
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    Re: Violet Accord Formula

    Thanks for the links - again!
    Oh, I'll definitely blind it. Easily done.
    Curiously, it never occurred to me to look for papers on this trait - probably because there, most likely, is nothing I can...
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    Re: Violet Accord Formula

    Thank you Pear - some very interesting things in that article!
    I guess I'll find out from trying the ionones. I shall make a series of dilutions and report the results of my experiment with a...
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    Re: Violet Accord Formula

    Oh, duh - yes now I see it says "aka methyl ionone". And back in more familiar territory, lab chemicals supplier Sigma Aldrich has a bunch of these ionones (1-methyl-alpha-ionone and...
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    Re: Violet Accord Formula

    Oh I see - thank you! So they are redundant with the ionones, in other words, if I understand correctly.
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    Re: Violet Accord Formula

    OK, so while shopping for the ionones at the Perf. Apprentice, I saw they also describe these two compounds as violet-like: isoraldeine 70 and -95. Any input on those? I'll probably buy the smallest...
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    Re: Violet Accord Formula

    Sorry, I meant the age of onset.
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    Re: Violet Accord Formula

    Interesting - I did not know that. Is it typical for it to hit at puberty, I wonder, or was that just random?
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    Re: Violet Accord Formula

    I will!
  29. Re: Disappointment with mixing fo, eo, and aroma chemicals

    I forgot one step. Before using up the expensive ingredients in blends, I started by smelling paper stripes together in little bundles, pairwise first then by three or four to get some idea of how...
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    Re: Violet Accord Formula

    Indeed - I was wondering if I should get some, looks like I can a get a small amount for very cheap at the PA. I think I will. Wasn't sure if those are the key aromachemicals, I may not want to buy...
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    sent post in duplicate by error - deleted. sorry
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    Hi Enhance, here from another beginner.
    I am a lab scientist in "real life" and this has naturally influenced my approach. I also get requests some students or colleagues to learn procedure such and...
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    Re: Violet Accord Formula

    Thank you. Well, violet flowers still smell of nothing to me, alas - but yes, it's wonderful to at least get an echo of them in the orris :-)

    And that explains why I've found the odd reference to...
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    Re: Violet Accord Formula

    I guess there is no such thing as a violet flower absolute or e.o? Just the violet leaf (which is another thing altogether)?
    I've actually been wondering if I'd be able to smell violet perfumes or...
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    Re: Small note on natural perfumes

    Wow. Sounds like a lot of factors to keep track of.
    For now at least, my own ambitions are much less complex. To me a lot of the natural ingredients have such lovely complexity in themselves anyway,...
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    Re: When is niche really niche.

    That video is so great - thanks
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    Re: Small note on natural perfumes

    Thanks - that makes sense to me. Hey guys, look at me, I just re-invented the wheel LOL
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    Re: Small note on natural perfumes

    Makes sense. But what of the final blend - if it contains citrus oils is it then also only good for a year? Do you blend base accords in larger quantities and store, only adding top notes later in...
  39. Sticky: Re: Don't Add Water, Glycerin or Jojoba to Alcoholic Perfumes

    As a newbie, I say thanks for the excellent, free advice :-)
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    Re: Small note on natural perfumes

    That's a really good point as well. Especially for those of us who are fairly new to perfumery.
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    Re: Small note on natural perfumes

    I actually had a question along those lines (total newbie here). If - uhm, I mean WHEN I create this fabulous blend I am totally happy with, I'll want to make a larger batch than my half-ml kinda...
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    Re: Safety Concerns?

    OK, so I know this is an ancient thread, but as a science geek I can't resist: latex gloves are a pretty poor barrier to many chemicals, especially oils and alcohols. Goes right through, and your...
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    Re: Steampunks and perfume

    Oh wait - now I feel like an idiot, looking at the search again there IS an option to select before or after a specific date. Brilliant :-D
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    Re: Steampunks and perfume

    Ha ha! Actually about half the list is typos - either that or 200 was a prolific year for launching perfumes! ;-) And apparently Platine by Dana is from 193. I definitely still enjoyed browsing it, I...
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    Re: Steampunks and perfume

    Steampunk or not, I'm very glad I found that list. I am curious about late Victorian and Edwardian era perfumes, as I like to (sew and) wear clothes from than era. I wonder if what can be had now is...
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    Sticky: Re: Primer on How to Make Perfume (Version 1.0)

    Thank you, Graphite.
    That makes sense.
    Yes, the orris butter is from Eden Botanicals, who tend to be good about info that way, they write: "Orris Root Butter is perfectly soluble in vegetable oil...
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    Sticky: Re: Primer on How to Make Perfume (Version 1.0)

    Also, is there maybe a recommended reading list somewhere? I downloaded the Carles pdf from Perfumer's Apprentice, and got a few cheap Amazon ebooks that look very preliminary (Introduction to...
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    Sticky: Re: Primer on How to Make Perfume (Version 1.0)

    Now I'm confused, between this primer and some other posts I read here (and now can't find again) - should you mix absolutes/EOs undiluted, or should you make stocks (10%, 50%, depends on which one?)...
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    Sticky: Re: Welcome to Just Starting Out...

    [QUOTE=lpp;3177479]Hi & welcome, ProfessorBats :)

    There's loads of info. on perfume making in our DYI forum [quote removed b/c new members can't use links] and there was a recent thread about...
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    Sticky: Re: Welcome to Just Starting Out...

    Whoa... that was long winded. I promise most posts will be much briefer ;-)
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    Sticky: Re: Welcome to Just Starting Out...

    Hello.
    Just joined, after lurking for a bit. I actually don't wear perfume much, most commercial perfumes make me very nauseated, whether I like them or not - it's a physical reaction, maybe an...
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