Wow, those are beautiful.
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Wow, those are beautiful.
I'm where I've been: waiting to hear if I have real time to play with or not. Sounds like not, but I will keep my eye on the thread. I can use the formula I have if necessary.
Well, you have to start somewhere (or not at all). I don't think there's a kit that can guarantee your success. But I do think it's a great idea to start with notes you like. What are the other kits...
George, that's so disappointing. I hope they sort this out for you quickly.
Oh good. I'll never use it up. Let's see how three bags hold up.
It might be worth your looking at the Providence Perfume Company's kits. I know Charna Ethier has some kits for specific categories, and one might appeal to you. I've bought a couple of nice things...
A pleasure. I hope you'll have fun!
David, how interesting!
Mumsy, would you like a bit of swad hing powder along with my Supergirl submission? (Fair warning: I've mailed it before, and it does scent an entire package.)
You've got some great turns of phrase I'm not familiar with, but I think you're asking for a place in nyc to smell some us-based indie perfume lines. I recommend Twisted Lily. Go to Times Square,...
mumsy, that sounds like something with asafoetida in it. I'm familiar with this one (for cooking): http://store.patelbros.com/swad-hing-asafoetida-powder/
Do you know that Swad Hing powder and if...
After Bendel dropped their 3rd party vendors one of the London shops used to carry Union. They might still have some. Selfridge's, maybe?
You're asking about different things people mean when they say a smell is "strong." To distinguish among them it may help to consider how you'd measure each property.
Longevity is quantified in...
I'd love to smell that.
I'd like to see your questions.
So glad to help, and to help create another fan of McGee. :)
A few tidbits from the best reference book I've ever encountered, Harold McGee's On Food and Cooking:
Cherimoyas and Atemoyas "owe a vaguely banana-lime note to esters, and flowery and citrus...
I'm very new too, but maybe I can help with a few of your questions.
I second the advice about getting a scale and measuring everything by weight/mass. That being said...
I have an 80s bottle of Kouros, 200 ml EdT splash. I haven't yet dated it more precisely.
Congrats on the milestone, Jamie!
(I'm following the responses with interest.)
How do you keep the temperature even throughout the whole steak?
Is it a preferential color for a good steak?
Am I alone in really wanting to hear the long story?
I haven't experimented much with opoponax, but a student of mine did some good experiments trying to dissolve frankincense tears in different concentrations of ethanol/water. Among other things she...
What would be the most fun?
(Is it OK to try to answer two questions with one question? Or three?)
What would you bring?
Where do you want to go?
Goutal's Nuit Étoilée is probably perfect. I like the edp and find it mintier than the EdT.
Macaul and Iforgot, I got your pm's, thank you. BAGreat and George Tedder, do you want to pm me your email addresses?
Mumsy, I've got a formula I can use. If there will be a lot more time, I can definitely use the time if I know about it now.
Azurial, thanks for taking me up on that!
Have you tried this idea of yours? It sounds promising to me. I'd love to hear more about it if you try it.
You could also try treating your cloth with something sticky and then evaporating as...
Where is the track?
Got it, thank you Bernie K. BAGreat, George Tedder, and Macaul, do you all want to pm me your email addresses as well?
I hope we'll have things going by then! If you pm me your email address, I can include you in our announcements (once we have announcements). I'll probably also announce here, in case you don't...
Are those different 'denaturing' materials? If so, is that for legal reasons?
I understand. The quotation marks help distinguish between two senses of the word pine: the constructed note versus the common name for a botanical grouping and its associated smells.
I'd like to organize a group of DIY perfume makers to meet periodically in NYC for sharing knowledge and critiquing each other's work.
Anyone interested? Also, anyone know if something like...
That makes sense. Thanks. :)
What do you and others think of these as possible constituents of a pine note?
Cistus EO (is this the same as what you call labdanum oil?)
Atlas Cedar EO (no...
This is what I meant, the smell difference. Thanks. :)
That is a ton of work, and the result is delightful!
Hurray for editing the wardrobe sans reload!!
Could you please describe the difference?
Hair varies quite a bit. And isn't hair a rather different substrate to skin?
Are you asking something like: how much fragrance do you need to scent 100g of your product?
I don't know, but others surely do. Meanwhile I'll tell you some of what Gilbert's book says about...
To save money you can find a fixed volume pipettor (less than $20), and just make sure your tips fit on it (disposable, and much cheaper than disposable pipettes). If you're just using it for clean...
I think you asked for some recipes.
One thing I found in the sticky is this: http://www.basenotes.net/threads/158437-Primer-on-How-to-Make-Perfume-(Version-1-0)
If you look at the...
I think this is the heart of the matter. Also the phrase 'skin chemistry' implies the scientific sense of the word chemistry, as though it were a special case of surface chemistry. Examining common...
Ah yes, we're back to the human hair topic.
PK, thank you. Fantastic images.
I'm intrigued by what I've learned so far about this category of uses for violet leaf abs, seed oils, pyralone, 2ibq, atlas cedar and cistus EO!
(BTW, is that the same rockrose used for things...
What equipment would you use to accomplish heating under reflux in a DIY context?
It eventually turns to vanilla, but I do quite like L'Invisible from Strange Invisible Perfumes
I love this! What a fabulous idea! And I like how it's not in the perfume, but almost in it, the way that SuperGirl must have to keep Kryptonite contained and away from her but it's always a...
Wow, that looks fantastic, ColHP!
Could please explain a bit more how you made it glow?
Super info, thank you both, and I'm looking forward to hearing GT's testing results!
Ah yes, the burning wax-based system. ;) One thing I read about candles is that, because the expectation is that their scent be consistent before, during and after burning, it's a good idea to use...
I'm far from expert, but I have a few quotations I can share from the 2008 book Understanding Fragrance Chemistry by Charles Sell:
"In general, surface active agents are not aggressive toward...
I'm glad that hair is recycled. Where do I drop mine off?
That is interesting. I wonder if it's from the same plant that makes the Neem Oil used in horticulture?
I'm a fan of L'Eau MiXte from Nicolai Parfumeur Createur. She has a bunch of "Eau"-named scents for the summer. This one is very citrusy and herbal, and a bit fruity (blackcurrant)...
You're welcome. :) I'd love to hear how your projects turn out.
Tinctures are so tasty. ...
What is it? Whose hair do they use? What is its function in the bread? Are you pulling my leg?
I'm inspired to tincture my own hair now! :)
Excellent question and answers. Great thread. My thanks as well.
Working with just drops, you could try to count how many drops fit in your 15mL container. Then take 20% of that number, and that's the total number of drops of fragrant materials you should use in...
You might also check out Anya McCoy's blog. Her company is called Anya's Garden, and she has been making and selling ylang-ylang tinctures. She may describe her process in the blog and/or she might...
Thank you Candace (and mumsy and anonymous), that is an interesting diagram.
But it's a good goblin!
Without disturbing your lovely peaceful concentration, perhaps you could directly measure how many g of your mixture will fill up a 30mL bottle, and note that in or...
So nice to meet you too! :)
That does sound like a fascinating graphic, and I'm also interested in that sequence. Did it circle around with fruity-floral connecting to spicy-herbal? If you ever...
Agreed. Specific gravity is a relationship between mass (or weight) and volume. If you're just working with weight, don't worry about anything else!
(This is a great reason to work with...
I'm even more inexperienced than you are, but I'm cheering you on and following with interest.
Ylang is a great, cheap floral for playing with. I don't know enough to give proper...
Thank you all for explaining. That makes a lot of sense. I wonder if there are reasons separate from measurement that a large batch might perform differently to a small one. You know, since...
That does look great, mumsy! What does the 'milky' part mean?
mumsy, what do you mean by "a weight bracket unit?"
Paul, I've got a title too, and I'm inordinately pleased with it. :cheesy: Now I'm wondering how to reserve the intellectual property of a perfume title. How did you decide to work with this...
^So I tried option two and I'm letting it sit. I also mixed some of my new top with my old base to let that sit.
Anybody else want to report on their progress?
I've begun to think that my 'perfume' is more like the heart/base accord of my future perfume.
Taking this advice of David's and applying it in this context, I'm wondering about just increasing...
Oh yes, please, do share if you wouldn't mind.
Bernie, I thought that Save on Scents had reasonably priced Perfumer's Alcohol.
That's very interesting about the source material, Chris. I suppose that even with all that distilling and only 4% non-ethanol, there's still enough other remnants of the microbial digest of the...
I haven't digested all the information in the stickies yet, but I have played around with very very very high proof vodka, which is sold down the block from me, maybe from you too, Geigel. It...
Blog looks great!
I don't think of oakmoss as being masculine. Some of the sexiest womanliest vintage scents were loaded with it. Rochas Femme particularly comes to mind, and also Dioressence.
Maybe it's an...
White noise is a great metaphor! I'm pretty sure mine will end up playing that tune, too. How long do you wait before you smell the white noise effect, if it's coming?
Are you doing option #3? ...
Mostly like this. It spoils some of the surprise, but I hope it's more fun in the long run.
Hi ColHP. I get the new and different from the brief, and also the superhuman non-earthling reference. I don't really know how to use any synthetics, although I have a few that a friend shared with...
Candidate for SuperGirl?
From the brief, I felt like it needed to smell a bit synthetic. Is that partly what you mean?
How do you do this microdot, in practice?
Yay, I am so pleased!!
The deadline is mid-August. Is that when I need to send it, or when you need to receive it? I'm working out how much maturing time I've got left. ;)
Thank you, this is wonderful!
I made something. I'm a total beginner. May I submit it?
Yes, I have the distinct impression that, at least within NYC, Chanel is directing its fragrance personnel budget to Saks and not to their boutique or online business. I've mainly interacted with...
Clever idea! And step two is to get a dog to sniff you. So fun and uninvasive.
I hope the nosematching service of the future is more inclusive than eharmony ever was.
Thanks for the link, Quarry, and sorry to hear about your shovel.
So glad to hear this! I will definitely stop by that shop and meet this lovely Sasha.