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    Re: ethanol absolute 995% for perfumes

    Don't mix water with your alcohol! Do it if needed (normally you don't) only AFTER having dissolved your perfume materials, otherwise you 'll loose the solving power of it.
    If you use 100 or 95...
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    Re: ethanol absolute 995% for perfumes

    Yep, for perfumery uses, this 4-5% water doesn't matter! :) Both spirits will act in the same manner vs. your EO's or absolutes (which are totally soluble in alcohol); resinoids and resins may call...
  3. classical eau de cologne top notes lift, ideas ?

    Does anyone know how to impart some lift to the classical eau de cologne citrus top notes?
    I've tried some well known compositions, they smell beautiful, but have no "amplification" as commercial...
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    Re: ethanol absolute 995% for perfumes

    Absolute alcohol is required in some chemical reactions which are sensitive to the water content of the solvent.

    For perfumery, a pure alcohol (95/96) is enough to solve almost all EO. Low...
  5. Re: How do I dissolve oakmoss/treemoss in alcohol

    my technique to dissolve oakmoss abs. :

    - heat some water at circa 60
    - put the absolute container in it, and let it get more fluid by gentle heating
    - pour the quantity you want in a...
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    Re: Useful Books For Amateur Perfumers

    Very few books are to be found on the technical side, or the compounding one, and fewer are modern books. As someone stated, perfumery is "an art without a handicraft"; teaching and schools are...
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    Re: Dissolving absolutes

    Any experience with lavender absolutes? i would obtain a solution with a good concentration to work with (50% or less in alcohol?). Thx for ideas.
  8. Re: Sorrowful emotion ... with Fragrance

    KEN: if you can smell your juice after washing the cloth you sprayed it on, it's because of the musk base that's hydrofobic (doesnt' dissolve in water); that's the reason why most washing powders...
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    Re: Lavender onyone?

    Well,

    as a lavender addict, i can confirm that Caldey's Island Lavender is a little masterpiece, by far the best lavender-centered scent on the market nowadays. Possibly it's surpassed only by...
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