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    Re: Sweet fruity top notes

    Thank you Graphite and Pears, I really appreciate your comments.
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    Re: Sweet fruity top notes

    Thanks a lot Renegade and Irina, I will try your suggestions and let you know the results.

    I do indeed have some berryflor, but I had not thought of it (I tend to associate it with anise)....
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    Sweet fruity top notes

    I am working on a perfume for a young girl. Looking for a sweet light fruity top note, that will give way to a white floral heart and a woody musky base.

    I am playing with ethyl butyrate, berry...
  4. Sticky: Re: Don't Add Water, Glycerin or Jojoba to Alcoholic Perfumes

    In my opinion, this advice requires a bit of comment.

    A small proportion of water is useful to soften the top notes and reduce the harsh smell of alcohol in the first whiffs. Around 5% is what...
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    Re: Reed diffuser carrier

    No luck, I have contacted them and they told me they will not ship solvents "overseas". (They ship other components overseas, though).

    Off topic, itīs curious how the British seem to keep their...
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    Re: Sunscreen / UV-blocker

    Paul,

    I have found UV blockers in several scents, most of them lightly coloured. Why?
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    Sunscreen / UV-blocker

    I have been looking at GC/MS analysis of some recent perfumes, and I have noted that some of them contain relatively large proportions of UV-blockers (up to 2,3%); Butyl Methoxydibenzoylmethane,...
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    Re: Aqua & Typical FO

    Well, I am relieved to see that we donīt really disagree much!

    The alcohol I use is labeled as "cosmetic" ethanol, and it is 99% pure. Actually much cheaper than the 96š "absolute" variety,...
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    Re: Aqua & Typical FO

    Sorry to disagree with you Chris, but I think that a little water does more for a perfume than reduce its cost.

    I have found that 5-10% water (including the water found in lower grade alcohol)...
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    Re: Reed diffuser carrier

    Luigi, thanks a lot!

    I tried to place an order with them and they charge 85 pounds! for shipping of an order of 33. This must be an error, I will try to contact them.
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    Re: Ethanol in Spain

    Carles,

    The link is:

    http://manuelriesgo.com/index.php?id_product=459&controller=product&search_query=etanol&results=4

    If you look for "etanol" you will see all the available options.
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    Re: Reed diffuser carrier

    David,

    I have not been able to find a Dowanol supplier in Spain, for smaller amounts of the substance. The few that carry it sell it by the barrel.

    Do you know of any company in Europe that...
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    Re: Ethanol in Spain

    Hi Tarki,

    The cosmetic ethanol from Riesgoquimica is perfectly good for perfumes. It is cheaper than their ethanol absolute because it is denatured (It has a very small amount of some odourless...
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    Re: Buy DPG from Spain

    Hi Carlesrodrigo,

    You can buy DPG from Manuel Riesgo (http://www.manuelriesgo.com/) They have shops in Madrid and Seville, and they also have an online shop (riesgoquimica.com). I am not sure...
  15. Re: Spicy, herbaceous smell when mixing bergamot and lavender

    I have also often experienced an unpleasant off note with lavender when mixed with citrus. This must be some kind of chemical reaction, perhaps related to the camphor in the lavender, and not...
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    Re: Two new formulations added

    Thanks jsparla for your new formulas! I will use them for inspiration, as donīt have all the components in them.

    What is your experience with creatingperfume.com? I have never bought from them,...
  17. Re: Anyone has experience with Perfumer's Apprentice GC?

    When you order this kind of analysis you have to know what to expect. You will get some useful information, but you will not get the exact formula of your perfume.

    As Paul said above, the analysis...
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    Re: Campfire/smoke aromachemical?

    There is a good easy alternative for smoke in a couple of accords sold by PerfumersWorld: "Wood-Smoke Fleuressence" and "Tar īn Smoke Fleuressence ". Particularly the former one, IMO, smells quite...
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    The secret of scent

    Many of you will know Luca Turin, a peculiar character and one of the best known names in the world of perfumery. A biophysicist by training, his A-Z guide of perfumes does the wonder of turning the...
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    Re: Geosmin Thread Deleted...?

    Just to make things clear, I have already got the geosmin, along with some other members of the Yahoo Niche Perfumers Network.

    Since then, I kept receiving messages from basenotes members asking...
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    Re: Geosmin Thread Deleted...?

    I got two messages from stuigi, the first one reminding me of the split rules, the second one informing me that I do not qualify.

    As I have no personal interest in this, I plead guilty and I wonīt...
  22. Thread: Gcms

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    Re: Gcms

    Thank you Pumpkincoach and Irina. Your information looks very useful!

    Irina, do you have an idea of how much a basic service from intertek costs? At this point I am interested in identifying...
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    Re: Gcms

    Thank you David, Mumsy and Otocione.

    I am well aware that the picture will be incomplete, especially regarding natural components. Science is not magic, of course, and natural components are...
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    Re: Gcms

    Thanks, Jeroen. I will ask Linda and see what does she say.
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    Gcms

    I am curious about the GCMS analysis of fragrances, and I would like to know more about it.

    Any of you have any experience about it, outside the big fragrance houses? Are there any independent...
  26. Thread: Mineral Notes?

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    Re: Mineral Notes?

    Yes, I still still have 3 milligrams available. Just PM me if you are interested.
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    Re: A sad day at Pell Wall

    Sorry to hear about your loss, Chris. Hope the new puppies help you fill the void left by Jet.
  28. Thread: Mineral Notes?

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    Re: Mineral Notes?

    Paul, I canīt image how the shipping of 10 mg. of anything other than live virus or bacteria could be hazardous!

    Is your friend US based? If he/she is able to puchase from SA that would be great!...
  29. Thread: Mineral Notes?

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    Re: Mineral Notes?

    Off topic:

    Burocracy is one of the unexpected hurdles one finds on any kind of pursuit. I had never imagined that persuading companies to accept me as client would be a significant task in this...
  30. Thread: Mineral Notes?

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    Re: Mineral Notes?

    To clear things up:

    About dilution: If I am right, diluting 5 mg. in 5 g of solvent will make a dilution of 1/1000, that is 0,1%.
    Not 0,001%, (Chris)
    Not 500 ml but around 5 ml. (jsparla &...
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    Re: Crude Cade Oil?

    Hi Pears,

    A while ago I purchased a whole kilo of crude cade. My supplier did not accept smaller orders. I will be pleased to send you a small amount without charge. Of course, it would be great I...
  32. Thread: Mineral Notes?

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    Re: Mineral Notes?

    Paul; yes, I have recently opened an account with Sigma and I have made my first purchase, just to test their service and delivery. I happen to own a registered business, although it is only...
  33. Thread: Mineral Notes?

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    Re: Mineral Notes?

    I am SO curious about Geosmin!

    I have seen that Sigma Aldrich stocks it at 377 euro for 5 milligram. If enough people is interested, we could share a buy. We could dilute it say at 1/1000 in...
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    Re: Paper strip holder. Ideas?

    Thanks a lot dear friends for all your suggestions. I will explore your ideas further, and I will certainly end up with something great!
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    Re: Paper strip holder. Ideas?

    Thanks again Chris. I am still a newbie and I have not yet had the opportunity to attend any of these perfumery events. They donīt do many of these in Spain either, so I will have to plan in advance...
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    Paper strip holder. Ideas?

    I am looking for one of these cool looking paper strips holders. These metallic ones with small clamps for holding scented strips that you see in many pictures of perfumersī organs and perfume...
  37. Re: The Search for Green Tea Givco! Humbly Needing Help

    Count me in too, for up to half a kilo.
  38. Thread: Additives

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    Re: Additives

    Otocione,

    I would personally prefer to perfume myself again after I take a shower. I have just tried one of them on my skin, and it seems to create a thin shiny film indeed. Strange.
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    Re: Additives

    Thank you Jan. I will include the antioxidants in my next order for De Hekserij. What is the concentration you recommend?

    Do you also know where can I buy a UV filter in small quantities? I donīt...
  40. Thread: Additives

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    Additives

    I am looking for information about additives for perfumes. When is it recommended to add an antioxidant or a UV blocker? What are the recommended substances, and in what proportion? Do you have any...
  41. Thread: Cade - Crude

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    Re: Cade - Crude

    It is very strong, rough, tar-smelling, incredibly smoky. Described as "smoky birch tar burnt grilled leather" in The Good Scents database. I have not been able to discern the leather nuance.

    A...
  42. Thread: Cade - Crude

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    Cade - Crude

    I have recently got a large quantity of cade crude. I only need a small amount, so I am ready to send some to anyone that wants it. I wonīt charge for it, but I would appreciate if the recipient sent...
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    Re: Just bough a kit, any tips?

    Shelby, please keep us informed about your advances. Itīs always good to see someone new taking up this passion.

    Cheers!
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    Re: Just bough a kit, any tips?

    I would not recommend working on marble. Acids damage it, and probably other oils do too. Some are also great at producing indelible stains. Also, keep in mind the risk of cross-contamination with...
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    Re: Just bough a kit, any tips?

    Good nitrile gloves cost twice as much as latex ones, and IMO donīt provide as good control or sensitivity to touch. Few surgeons use nitrile gloves :tongue:

    Of course they are a great...
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    Re: Just bough a kit, any tips?

    Some basic advice and a couple of tips from an amateur:

    Try to use gloves. I buy latex gloves from a pharmacy, the kind they use in hospitals. A box of 100 costs around $6 in my country.
    ...
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    Europe group buying.

    Hi,

    I just got my account approved and my first order placed at Ventos, a large supplier of aromachemicals and essential oils based in Spain. They have a large catalog (see web) and the quality of...
  48. Thread: Powdery bases

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    Re: Powdery bases

    Chris, I will try your floralozone suggestion. I have nothing against the ozone note. I am just not sure if it would distort the soft character of this note.

    trans-2-cis-6-nonadienal is a...
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    Re: Powdery bases

    Thanks a lot Versailles and Chris for your interest.

    I had already tried these last suggestions. Habanolide reminds me of fabric softener. Celestolide and Ultrazur have a nuance a bit too ozonic...
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    Re: Powdery bases

    Update:

    A combination of Velvione and Cosmone took me much closer to the desired powdery quality. Thanks, Chris.

    I remain unconvinced about either ethyl maltol and methyl laitone as modifiers....
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    Re: Powdery bases

    Thanks a lot, Versailles and Chris. I will try all your suggestions (I need to order veratetraldehyde and isobutivan) and I will let you know the results.

    I have a lot to learn indeed...
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    Re: Powdery bases

    Thanks again Chris.

    Both main Spanish providers, Ventos and Lluch Essence, carry heliotropin (or piperonal, I think itīs the same molecule) in their catalogues. I am not sure about what kind of...
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    Re: Powdery bases

    Thanks Chris, your wisdom is amazing as usual. I had tried Velvione but the result is too dry indeed. Maybe with your suggestions I will get nearer my goal.

    Do you think Cosmone would contribute...
  54. Thread: Powdery bases

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    Powdery bases

    Hi,

    I am looking for the distinctive soft powdery scent that you can find, for example, in Narciso Rodriguez for woman.

    I have been trying several white musks, but I got nowhere near that clean...
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    Re: New Aromachemicals

    Thank you Renegade, David and Gblue.

    Renegade you are right, PA has Cosmone now, this must be a new acquisition. I will try it and I will report back fyi.
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    New Aromachemicals

    Hello friends,

    I am curious about some "new" aromachemicals that I have found used in commercial perfumes, like Cosmone and Serenolide from Givaudan.

    I have looked in the usual suppliers,...
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    Re: Where to buy aromachemicals in Europe?

    Thanks a lot, gido!
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    Where to buy aromachemicals in Europe?

    Hello,

    I am starting to "play" with aromachemicals.

    I have not yet found any shop in Europe, similar to The Good Fragrance or The Perfumer Apprentice, that sells these products in small...
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    Where to buy aromachemicals in Europe?

    Hello,

    I am starting to "play" with aromachemicals, and I have not yet found any online shop in Europe similar to the Good Scents Company or the Perfumers Apprentice, ready to supply small...
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