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    Re: Odeur de Champignon

    OK.... having a rummage in the stinker cupboards correlating what tinctures still have identical raw material here.

    We seem to have a slight choice actually for ones already started at the right...
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    Re: Odeur de Champignon

    http://youtu.be/WveEco2Rq2w
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    Re: Odeur de Champignon

    All important facts from all people on this thread will be taken into consideration for this experiment.

    I have identical raw material to my existing tinctures and it has been stored in the same...
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    Re: Odeur de Champignon

    There may be something in this, because I'm more than sure that if I look properly then some of mine will already be started from last year and I am likely to still have some identical untinctured...
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    Re: Odeur de Champignon

    l'll do it for fun.... when I'm next tincturing stuff. Not today because i've accidentally inhaled lime dust from the bee infested wall and I've got very sore lungs. Serves me right for not wearing a...
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    Re: Odeur de Champignon

    I'm with you Irina… I did get a reality check…

    I tried to be commercial early on….I designed a really nice range of colognes for my local garden centre who would only be likely to sell a few to...
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    Re: Odeur de Champignon

    I'll sell you a ml of each of my mature ones. Then you can compare..... (Sorry for the soliciting mods).
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    Re: UK split - Balafre Lancome

    @Lewiscordo

    Just saw this and sorry you missed the split.

    See here for suggestions.
  9. Re: women: do you ever participate in splits on BN?

    I am willing to host splits within the UK if the right number of people want something. As an apprentice perfumer, I already have all the necessary equipment of bottles, weighing machines and...
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    Re: Odeur de Champignon

    That's OK Bill. I was proffering my information as an addition to yours.
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    Re: Odeur de Champignon

    I tried sonification. I bought a machine especially but it only really helped with cell busting of soft plant materials for the more immeadiate tinctures of semi dried plants. I didn't notice any...
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    Re: Odeur de Champignon

    Blimey... I just don't see how one could possibly churn out, have time to mature and assess 20 blends a week with any degree of success. It doesn't seem physically possible to my uncommercial mind....
  13. Re: Tonalid - what is similar - just smashed my bottle...

    Panic over.... I was checking the threads for tonalid aroma references and noticed an old post of my own mentioning diluting it at 20% first... lo and behold it is in the 20% shelves and not with the...
  14. Re: Tonalid - what is similar - just smashed my bottle...

    Thank you. I shall try it. Sometimes these accidents are a godsend. It might make it nicer.
  15. Tonalid - what is similar - just smashed my bottle...

    Oh bother (that isn't what I really said) ..... I'm in mid brew and just dropped the whole bottle of tonalid on the brick floor and I haven't any more.

    What in your opinion is the most similar?...
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    Re: Odeur de Champignon

    Defininitely done only for the love of it. Bread, perfume, jam or wine. The material chosen makes no difference to the love of the creative process. It's probably why we're all found on here.
  17. Re: Nothing I Do Gets Me a Close Shave Without Razor Burn or Ingrown Hairs

    From a womans point of view on this thread. I cannot of course comment on good shaving practice. However something that hasn't really been mentioned much is a holistic approach and diet.

    I...
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    Re: Odeur de Champignon

    Never mind all the chemical clever part... you can keep that bit. I started doing it for a really simple reason... no lolly!!!!
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    Re: ParfumPro: Relative Strength

    The longevity is usually done with a smelling strip, possibly under a glass dome and then the material is evaluated over 24+ hours. The strength of the product would be linked to longevity.

    I...
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    Re: Odeur de Champignon

    It's not going to take you long to have a large cupboard of tinctures at this rate. My tip is to make a small amount up and see if you like the tincture first. Also do make an evaluation of...
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    Re: Odeur de Champignon

    There are no rules and there is no right way. Time is the best strengthening aspect in my experience. There is an optimum saturation point and after that, the ethanol can take no more. It, of course,...
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    Re: Odeur de Champignon

    The maturity softens them from a harsh start. Some of which is the ethanol. The time gives the fuller picture and gives more centre substance to it. New tinctures have the initial smell and colour...
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    Re: Odeur de Champignon

    A top tip for making limoncello was to put the bottle in the car well wrapped in a towel. If you drive a lot and it isn't too hot, then that is an idea to save shaking.
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    Re: Odeur de Champignon

    Now that picture did make me laugh because you are now a lost cause like me.....

    This one little slot in my cupboard is as many others.... all stuffed with things waiting to be tinctured. It's...
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    Sticky: Re: Synchronized Fridays 2015

    I cannot synch today chaps and chapesses… I have a cotton hanky soaked in lavender, clove and eucalyptus tucked in the jersey instead for a nice head cold….

    I wouldn't mind being stuck on a beach...
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    Re: Odeur de Champignon

    Would the silica gel have to be in powdered form? I'm presuming it would not work with the balls.

    I found this article of how to....
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    Re: Odeur de Champignon

    I shall have a go with silica then. Thank you. I did this way with the bentonite and the charcoal. The charcoal did nothing and the bentonite sucked up all my tincture and gave nothing out at all. I...
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    Re: Odeur de Champignon

    The friends of the serrated leaf actually do some tremendous work in these regions. If they visited here actually talking about it scientifically and only in plant matter terms, then we would all be...
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    Re: Odeur de Champignon

    I may well have some silica balls from those dry sachet things, but not gel. I'd read somewhere about activated charcoal havng some of the desired effect but I think mine was just too crude.

    I may...
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    Re: New Italian niche house - Unum

    Flinging around random accusations without name or cause is upsetting all those that do NOT take what is tantamount to bribes or sweeteners in exchange for requested favourable reviews. Perfumista...
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    Re: Odeur de Champignon

    I make both oil and alcohol. Fucus is on both as it happens. I'll take a pic so you can see the colour difference. The odour profile is very different too. I can't elaborate on that because I have a...
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    Re: New Slumberhouse Fragrance: Kiste

    I still haven't tried it. Anyone fancy a sample swap? PM me if you do. I'm UK based.
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    Re: How many fragrances do you own

    Did I hear someone swear? Wash your mouth out with soap immeadiately. Go and say a few......
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    Re: Odeur de Champignon

    Time depends on the material. I smell them regularly and as soon as the profile moves off, then I take them off the substrate. Some cannot be on longer than a week, others benefit from a year. The...
  35. Thread: tincture Benzoin

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    Re: tincture Benzoin

    Thanks Pears, you really are a star. I am endlessly fascinated by the perfumes of history.
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    Re: Is there pride in wearing samples and/or splits?

    Self satisfied in the work for the finding of something usually so hard to find and the un-christian gloat in the possession. A bit like a magpie with a ring. (The bottle I refer to in particular is...
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    Re: Is there pride in wearing samples and/or splits?

    I'm not anti owning new bottles, nor loving the whole thing. I'm the last person who could object to that aspect. I buy loads of bottles because I like the bottles and I like the boxes. They tend to...
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    Re: Is there pride in wearing samples and/or splits?

    I think we've dug right to the base here now. Here is a quick summary (and no offence in the slightest intended to you Tim). This is aimed generally and not at you directly. Only you can decide what...
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    Re: Odeur de Champignon

    I've got one or two on the go.....

    http://i60.tinypic.com/2iablh4.jpg

    Looking for the mushrooms. We have Brown cap, Thai black fungus and I think I did Porchini plus some other random...
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    Re: Odeur de Champignon

    I smell...someone joining my camp..... hours of fun.....

    http://i58.tinypic.com/nbyb1i.jpg
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    Re: Is there pride in wearing samples and/or splits?

    And 'lucky' is to be given the health to do so.... Amen as well.
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    Re: New Italian niche house - Unum

    Overall, I thank all of you for reviewing at all. One way or the other. It wouldn't be the same without all of these opposing reviews. I think anyone should write as they jolly well please. Good and...
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    Re: Is there pride in wearing samples and/or splits?

    What a load of absolute tosh....... I wear some of my best fragrances whilst doing housework. I more often wear them alone and I do not seek approval nor compliments from others on the wearing of...
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    Re: New Italian niche house - Unum

    Guilty as charged. I wrote it late at night, but what I meant at the time was that Unum were unlikely to be paying for brown envelopes. Of course there was a slighting of the perfumes. Apologies for...
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    Re: New Italian niche house - Unum

    Just because someone has a bit of a rant and says the overall situation regarding hype and new releases makes it look like everyone is brown enveloping doesn't actually mean they really are. It just...
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    Re: How many fragrances do you own

    I really don't have a clue anymore..... I'm not sure the wardrobe is up to date to tell me either. It says 236 but some are doubles or more. Then the samples definitely are not all there. Oh and nor...
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    Re: SuperGirl perfume making game

    What fun.... It will be a good challenge to 'do it like a pro'...

    I will be helping Irina and hopefully learning about her role at the same time. I shall need to remain an objective 'client' so I...
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    Re: Is there pride in wearing samples and/or splits?

    You can't stir up the bees and not get a little sting..... that wouldn't be fair now.

    We're all lucky otherwise none of us would have any perfume at all...... it's a luxury item.
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    Re: Is there pride in wearing samples and/or splits?

    Of course you are lucky if you have the choice to view secondhand clothes with such obvious distain. I only meant for you to value that lucky feeling. I was not scorning you for being wealthy. I just...
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    Re: Is there pride in wearing samples and/or splits?

    Pride and perfume bear no relation to each other in my book


    It is the full product. Just physically separated from the main body of the liquid. When you wear a spray from your full bottle you...
  51. Re: Entering the world of decants makes me nervous

    Just why would anyone bother ripping you off for 5ml? Not worth a reputation if it's repeat business.
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    Re: New Italian niche house - Unum

    "Sometimes I do wonder'.... hardly seems like objective fact to my reading.

    I think I didn't read any real antagonism from it. Just a rant thing.
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    Re: New Italian niche house - Unum

    I don't think it matters a jot if someone has one opinion and another the opposite. Isn't that the whole basis of life within a forum?

    If these are really good then they will be bought by the...
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    Re: New Italian niche house - Unum

    @Trebor

    I love a man who speaks his mind. I can't speak for these three perfumes in the slightest, but as a general comment about many other over-inflated releases, I find it reassuring in a...
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    Sticky: Re: Synchronized Fridays 2015

    I really enjoyed wearing two such opposing scents..... one so floral and the other so badass, but they weren't incompatible. Might even consider layering them for fun one day.

    Dioralla = Sicilian...
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    Re: Free Fragrance Composition Software

    No... I just abandoned the idea I'm afraid. Loved the concept but I'm too old to struggle with technology. I caved in completely and went back to paper index cards in a plastic box and a ring binder...
  57. Re: Bid retracted on EBay frag, how is this possible?

    What's more... one knows that is an utter load of C**P and it was merely that the high price anticipated wasn't reached. I always keep an eagle eye out for them relisting it later.
  58. Re: Ideas for What Else to Add - Incense Fragrance?

    I've got it but i've not really used it apart from fiddling. The Oshadhi is the one I have and it's old so not sure if it is still good. I only bought a tiny quantity. I've just put some on my hand...
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    Re: Bourbon fragrance

    Ethyl furaneol might solve this.

    http://www.thegoodscentscompany.com/search3.php?qOdor=butterscotch&submit.x=0&submit.y=0
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    Re: When I say I'm studying perfumery...

    ...and I'm a grade A nerd.... I wonder if that is the real secret to perfumery.... geeks and nerds. Fabby

    I'm not surprised I love it when I look at why. It amalgamates everything that I love...
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    Re: Brand New Smelly Game

    I have worked on Fragrance B to a completion level as far as this game goes. David has a sample. Fragrance A may happen to completion but don't count on it. Mod 8 is maturing now. If it is smellable...
  62. Re: Ideas for What Else to Add - Incense Fragrance?

    http://www.profumo.it/perfume/aromatherapy/essential-oils/prodotto/Fire-Tree/5397
  63. Re: Ideas for What Else to Add - Incense Fragrance?

    Some random unrelated thoughts off the top of my head...
    Kaffir Lime is a lovely lime, maybe married to a mandarin to soften it.
    Oshadi used to do something nice called Fire tree.
    Maybe take the...
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    Re: When I say I'm studying perfumery...

    My family have put up with me for years thinking it would just go away..... but it hasn't.

    I agree, I would like to get to grade 8 at least and for every single piece before putting my concerts...
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    Re: Brand New Smelly Game

    Postal swapping is on the cards as soon as everyone who has made something is ready to. I have not yet cracked perfume A. I just keep on making a horlix of it. I'm happy with B.

    My last version of...
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    Re: Bourbon fragrance

    I suggest sitting there in a contemplative mood one evening with a huge tumbler full and a note pad. As you smell and sip, then write down all the thoughts that come into your head. By the time you...
  67. Re: Bid retracted on EBay frag, how is this possible?

    Or esniper.

    If you are UK then you have to pay more per snipe but it's peanuts. I use it for auctions ending abroad because it's the middle of the night for me and I don't like to sit up and wait.
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    Re: The thrill of Blind Buying.

    I try not to these days but did go through a phase of it. It is a very expensive method of sampling that's all. The percentage of loves to meh is about the same level as gambling. The better you are...
  69. Re: Bid retracted on EBay frag, how is this possible?

    There is the crux of it. Each bid is a button pressed, representing a firm deal to purchase at that price and at that moment. An agreement made that should be bonding until the next and higher bid...
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    Re: Roll on - your preference?

    I tried packaging some perfumes into roll ons and it only really works well for oils. I left them to stand and the ethanol ones evaporated through the roller section and the oils did not. They also...
  71. Re: Quickest solution to over spraying? (MiP EDP)

    If you ever see a nose free individual writhing in the grass.... you know what has happened. It isn't epilepsy.
  72. Re: Bid retracted on EBay frag, how is this possible?

    I would call it a deal the second the bid button is pressed deliberately. If one gets overbid, it is merely a superceded deal. To me the button is a modern handshake.
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    Re: Brand New Smelly Game

    Lol.....

    My own B couldn't be further away from the Chanel 19. In fact it is probably nearer to Jicky.
  74. Re: Bid retracted on EBay frag, how is this possible?

    Call me old fashioned but a deal is a deal.... on both sides.. If an auction style listing doesn't fulfil the vendors requirements then sell it a different way rather than muck about. There are so...
  75. Re: Bid retracted on EBay frag, how is this possible?

    If a vendor is selling on multiple sites, then that should be made clear in the listing and have a buy it now option. If it is an auction then they should be free to withdraw or alter whilst there...
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    Re: Brand New Smelly Game

    Wayhay.... I had finished blending A so was allowed to look now.

    I should have guessed Jicky because I made it up not so very long ago with that old formula. I had A down as a possible candidate...
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    Re: Precyclemone B - Fresh and Long

    Thank you for that. Need to have a play with it and see what it does. Because it wasn't a very interesting aroma, it had never figured on the conciousness. It must have got ordered for a reason...
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    Re: Precyclemone B - Fresh and Long

    If you are looking for a 'fatter' body. A huge indolic (real) flower in traces will make all the difference. Maybe a Jasmine sambac, Kewra, Geranium or Ylang type.
  79. Re: Bid retracted on EBay frag, how is this possible?

    I used to think that once a bid was placed, then the vendor was thereby entered into a contactual obligation with the purchaser at that point. I also thought that the item details couldn't be altered...
  80. Re: Quickest solution to over spraying? (MiP EDP)

    Rush to a chemist and purchase some wet wipes of some sort and reduce one of the areas such as the nearest to your nose. if you were choking then you can bet everyone else was near gassed...... lol
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    Re: Precyclemone B - Fresh and Long

    Hello and nice to see someone having fun. That looks an interesting blend. I have precyclemone but perhaps without the B. I just went over to smell it. It hasn't much of it's own aroma but i can see...
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    Re: Brand New Smelly Game

    I'm on A thismorning. I had already made six mods of A so far and been making a right old meal out of it. Then in hopelessness, had abandoned it to make B, but made that as more or less a hole in...
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    Re: Brand New Smelly Game

    Been a bit busy this weekend, or I should say buzzy. I'm going to tweak the A again in a moment or tomorrow morning. I know what I did wrong with the last one. I overloaded the rosemary and turned it...
  84. Re: Seeking Perfumer in California to Create Marijuana Fragrances

    I'd rather smell of Opium...
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    Re: There's a hair in my...

    All resolved and I hope your leg is a lot better. Can you walk yet?
  86. Re: Seeking Perfumer in California to Create Marijuana Fragrances

    I have to say it completely escapes me why anyone should want to pay for an expensive bottle of perfume, to go around minging of cannabis.... the problems with international travelling for a...
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    Sticky: Re: Synchronized Fridays 2015

    There is a peculiar sense of pride and honour to be allowed to select a fragrance for another, and for it be acted upon gives a wonderful sense of kinship because I know what you smell like all day....
  88. Thread: Alpha Terpineol

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    Re: Alpha Terpineol

    I forgot to plant a white and a dark lilac bush. They flower earlier and later. The one bush doesn't flower for long enough to make enough charges.
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    Re: Brand New Smelly Game

    I've sent B off to you David. A is still too much of a mess to present.

    B is at the stage I always struggle with. I get a mod that I am happy with. It just starts to sing but needs more work to...
  90. Thread: Alpha Terpineol

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    Re: Alpha Terpineol

    Just found this thread and am extemely pleased. I managed to resist the lengthy enflourage performance with my Lilac tree this year and am persuing the aroma by nose instead. I shall order some...
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    Re: There's a hair in my...

    Any chance of a piccy?
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    Sticky: Re: Synchronized Fridays 2015

    Fabby choices. I shall wear one on each hand and go duo. Thank you.
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    Sticky: Re: Synchronized Fridays 2015

    Me next please.... I hope the drobe is up to date....
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    Re: Dorinia SA E - how did they do it?

    Oooh thank you. There is always so very much to learn. I shall immediately blend it again with peppermint and see what happens. I can already tell you that the spearmint smells a little odd........
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    Re: Dorinia SA E - how did they do it?

    The copy above the chart says 'Of the more than 275 constituents of Bulgarian Rose oil...'

    ....hence the fun methinks.
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    Re: Dorinia SA E - how did they do it?

    I received some Rose taifi recently and it is the most marvellous reference. Rose is a continual pursuit for any perfumer don't you think?

    I set myself a goal when I was a newb that I would one...
  97. Thread: Off-Topic

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    Nothing to do with me but here's the link to some more pictures.
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    Re: There's a hair in my...

    It should have been that simple in the first place...... what a shinannygins and especially with a broken leg.
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    Sticky: Re: Synchronized Fridays 2015

    Using the randomiser in the wardrobe. Just under search.

    http://i60.tinypic.com/29kuic7.jpg

    For you Darjeeliing, I might suggest Santa Maria Novella for your hike. Natural and fresh. The one in...
  100. Thread: Off-Topic

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    Look closely at this model bike being sold on etsy..... It's all made of spoons....

    http://i59.tinypic.com/vsm0rn.jpg
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