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    Re: Self-proclaimed perfumers

    I dont personally have a dog in the fight (as I am completely a hobbyist, and dont refer to myself as a Perfumer; Nor am I confused that Brittney Spears is not the Nose behind any of her fragrances),...
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    Re: Your top 10 perfumery raw materials

    Another -relative- newbie

    Labdanum- for it's rich, dark, resinous qualities.
    Frankincense - for my mental connection with it to incense.
    Bicyclononalactone - for that roasted coconut and tonka...
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    Re: Weak fragrance odor - what to do?

    The 1st thing I can think of, is are you using pure, undiluted EO's? Are you storing your EO's away from heat and sunlight? And do you have a fairly fresh batch of EO's?

    Seems silly, but I made a...
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    Re: The Final Thread On Water

    I could be very wrong here, but as I understand it, the alcohol used in fragrances is 95% alcohol and 5% water. This is simply due to the nature of highly pure alcohol and how it interacts with our...
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    Re: Silver / Sparkling Amber accord

    Wow! Thank you both very much!! I am just planning my next organ-expansion order, hehe, so I am so glad to have a few good directions to go in ( and of course the benefit of new scents to play with)....
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    Silver / Sparkling Amber accord

    I have come across these types of amber accords, but cannot pinpoint what is being used to bring in this characteristic. I dont detect any citrus, mint, menthol, or marine/ozonic notes, however, the...
  7. Thread: BPAL dups?

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    Re: BPAL dups?

    I agree, that it is best to use your own inspiration to blend custom perfumes for yourself and others. However I will also say that, yes, if you did scour the wholesaler frags, you could probably...
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    Re: exotic fruity scents

    I have seen many offerings from Natures Garden, however, I should warn that they only offer FO's, and although they are skin-safe, they are more suited to candle making, imo (the quality is just not...
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    Re: A pattern to Notes?

    As a bit of an armature myself, I'll reply from my brief experience.

    A ranking of most used 'notes' could absolutely be compiled... however, I'm not sure if such a statistic would really be that...
  10. Re: Nice, mild, casual, not too common fragrance for everyday wear suitable for a 15-year old boy? 7

    I'll just add my .02
    Many of these scents are plenty fine, but most are still quite common. If you want a unique signature scent, that very few others will know about or have, I suggest a small...
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