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    Re: Ethyl linalyl acetate?

    Maybe quality, but very likely that you are familliar with ethyl linalyl acetate smell in many household products. I compare my (from .perfumersapprentice) with washing powder and nail polish. Ethyl...
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    Re: Ambergris in the UK

    I was thinking about the same. And more - if reputable (bought from them few times) supplier sell ambergris 25 USD per gram, that means they buy from finders, depending on grade, quantity,...
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    Re: Using oils as base for perfume

    Accolon, at least for materials dilution you can buy ethanol in German behawe.com, they send in EU (I buy from Lithuania, my friend - from Norway)
    Working only with natural origin materials, I...
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    Re: Advice on strength of solid perfume scent

    Izzi, you speak about Lush - they don't use beeswax, only oils and candelila wax.
    Lush INCI: Organic Jojoba Oil (Simmondsia chinensis) , Castor Oil (Ricinus communis) , Candelilla Wax (Euphorbia...
  5. Re: Propolis - various types from various places - long term experiment - samples welcome

    usually all beekeepers have propolis for sale - look at small local bee product markets, local farmer's markets, ecological food markets etc., or find and contact directly with beekeeper near you...
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    Re: frankincense accords

    I don't recomend EO or absolutes from newdirections (try some and not fall in love, but Rue EO is really interesting and I can't say - bad). Pine rosin from them was OK, lanolin OK, frankincense...
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    Re: frankincense accords

    Yes, Islearom. I think this shop has an office in US, only my computer can't access. I buy in my country and dissolved frank resinoid in ethanol, love it....
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    Re: Notes that have a sparkling/tingling effect

    To all good advices I can add some more. Sometimes methyl salicylate or wintergreen can work as "lifting" materials. I mention this because maybe you confuses with benzyl salicylate, which work more...
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    Re: Narcotic florals

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    Mumsy, I can sent to you some fresh propolis and my own more than 3 years old tinkture sample from Lithuania. Unfortunately, my tinkture only about 10percent strength, I made it for health...
  10. Re: Great FRÉDÉRIC MALLE Interview, - Interesting slant on All Natural Scents too

    I will be boring, sorry. But let me cite two sentences from different Malle interviews, to show his frustration and development of ideas. His words seems too harsh in latest, but he is not againts...
  11. Re: Great FRÉDÉRIC MALLE Interview, - Interesting slant on All Natural Scents too

    Nice reading, thank you, Paul!
    About naturals... I agree with you, Mumsy, that it is possible made good quality perfume from only naturals. But I think mister Malle speak about perfumes for sale....
  12. Re: Vetiveryl & Patchoulyl Acetates - Natural or Synth and who cares?

    Nemenator, I adore naturals, but if one day I made something what I want to sell, this more likely would be mix of materials of natural origin and AC. Few last months I mostly work with AC - study...
  13. Re: Dewy Green note any suggestions besides Rosalva?

    For me very "dewy", fresh, green and gentle is cyclohehexyl ethyl alcohol, despite that TGSC says about it "floral waxy cool lily dewy rose".
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    No pain, no... smell

    After Paul's post about headache causing flowers http://www.basenotes.net/threads/381927-Natural-Florals-that-Give-me-a-Headache , I googled a lot. Important and interesting for all of us are...
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    Re: Natural Florals that Give me a Headache...

    Paul, I am not doctor, but I think that you have migraine. I have too, but never noticed that some particular smells gave me headache. Never, sometimes from some I even feels better. But when I have...
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    Re: Makking solid perfumes

    I too must throw away many old samples. Sometimes I use them for soaps, pouring some old trials, adding something new for a favorable result .

    For solid perfumes I recomend introduce to formula...
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    Re: Zinc in the life and smelling of a Perfumer

    I find this: http://www.tasteandsmell.com/feb05.htm
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    Re: Musk anosmia among perfumers

    I have never used Zicam, and even when I am ill and have runny nose, I prefer to use gentle nasal sprays from children category; they work, if used sparingly, rarely, only when most needed.
    But...
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    Re: Question about musky Ambergris absolute

    I read about ambergris absolute, real ambergris absolute, in Arcadi Boix Cramps facebook page https://www.facebook.com/pages/Arcadi-boix-camps/204944976267418 . Absulute really is still produced in...
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    Re: What smells like sea salt, beach?

    Adam, of course not only cardbox... I find even strawberries in yours colorless absolute (very interesting!) and write blog post about it. In Lithuanian, so not very usefull and comfortable. Sorry, I...
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    Re: What smells like sea salt, beach?

    I diluted almost everything... Even what many of you use undiluted. usually use seaweeds at 10% and once carefully compare samples from few sources. I don't say that colorless are bad, no way; just...
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    Re: What smells like sea salt, beach?

    Dear Adam, take brown cardboard (if you can, burn small piece of it), colorless seawed and just smell them. In most cases I agree with you, but sometimes simply find another facets (off topic: as...
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    Re: What smells like sea salt, beach?

    Look, Nizan, they both are right, who say that smells salty and who say no. There are many seaweed absolutes, from different species, and they smells different. Sushi-muddy-salty or almost hay'ish....
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    Re: Help with incense blend

    Cualito, you want use blend on charcoal, want burn it, yes? Not all materials that smells great, smells equal nice when they are burnt. Try each of them individually on charcoal, test them. Nice...
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    Re: Whisky Scent help

    Unfortunately, i don't have Bran absolute. But between natural substances are many with whisky scent aspects. Look at Guggul CO2 extract, white and green cognac essential oils, Cabreuva (Myrocarpus...
  26. Thread: Oil Blend Help

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    Re: Oil Blend Help

    John, all you answers you can find here: http://swiftcraftymonkey.blogspot.com/ I make my own cosmetic too, and don't promote misunderstanding that natural oils or oil mixs can reduce skin itching...
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    Re: Can you use too many naturals?

    I try to answer how I can - not chemist and not professional perfumer. Maybe you have seen how fat-absorbing fiber, accumulating fats, runs into balls. So I feel and understand what then I drop...
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    Re: Can you use too many naturals?

    In my experience was history with castoreum tincture. When I add it to "all natural" blend with good projection as a last part, as fixative, it immediately change projection and work really like...
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    Re: Geosmin in the UK?

    Now avialable in UK: http://www.hermitageoils.com/geosmin-1
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    Re: Smell of burning herbs

    we have supplier here in Lithuania, but their site maybe not finished in English (2ml - 7,5 Euros) http://aromata.lt/kvapai/en/products/perfumery-substances . Or I can buy and sent for you, PM me....
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    Re: Smell of burning herbs

    Guaiacol 1% plus Armoise 100% plus Choya Ral 10%, start from the ratio about 1:1:1 and modify according to taste. One of options.... :)
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    Re: Why doesn't CIS-Jasmone smell of Jasmine

    Here is few jasmine formulas - without percentages, but you can see what are used for "jasmine". http://www.perfumersworld.com/images/ProfessionalPerfumersBulletinSample.pdf
    Akamar, all this...
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    Re: What smells like sea salt, beach?

    I order Maritima today. But until it arrives with others creatingperfume goodies, at least one month I must be waiting...
    Salvia lavandulifolia have clearly pronounced salty note. Choya Nakh too,...
  34. Re: Please help me find this special hidden ingredient

    I can't reccomend; because you, maybe, can't feel some kinds of musks. "White musk": isn't clear that is in it. It is more often bright, light (and female) a description of musks blend, and not any...
  35. Re: Please help me find this special hidden ingredient

    Musk. Are you using some kinds of musks? Maybe not magic ingredient, but most commercial perfumes have many.
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    Re: How to tame patchouli

    Yes, oranges are TOP, of course; but I said that use this in soaps. Oranges don't last is soaps well, because they are oranges, because they are TOP note, but they change patchouli. Just this is my...
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    Re: How to tame patchouli

    I like patchouli with orange, use this tandem many times in soaps, and many people love such combination. Try mix in another bottle few drops of yours blend with drop sweet orange EO (maybe dilute...
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    Re: Incense Accord Essentials List

    Piconia, CAS23787-90-8, 33407-62-4 ; De Hekserij sell it in small amounts. Scent most resembles to Frankincense from all aromachems that I tray. Beautiful molecule.
  39. Re: Remedy for olffactoral fatigue...for real or old wive's tale?

    I compare sense of smell with digestion; so, as sometimes some kinds of food can speed up process, maybe some aroma molecules can do the same in the nose - speed up recovery or help relax tired...
  40. Thread: Viola odorata

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    Re: Viola odorata

    Smell of Viola odorata - like Elf; flying and light, but forest full of it, when viola's flowering. It seems miracle, that so small flower can do so strong impact. Ionones dominate, but greenes and...
  41. Thread: Musk

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    Re: Musk

    Thanks, David, Edshepp.
    Yes, Nizan, you are right - old lady perfume smell, I agree, and this aspect is pleasant in Cosmone for me. Really, as old good classic. Forgive me, I not express my thoughts...
  42. Thread: Musk

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    Re: Musk

    Cosmone? This week I re-smell my musk collection. Cosmone one of the best musks I have/try. Clean, watery, cold, almost minty/anisic at first, later become sweat floral, with jasmine and spicies...
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    Re: Geosmin arrived, altered my formulation

    I ordered Geosmin and I'm waiting while arrived; but I tried made damp eath base accord from another molekules: Levistamel, Pyralone, Calone, traces of cucumber aldehyde (try it!) and Cosmone. Not...
  44. Thread: Mango

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    Re: Mango

    I think mango scent contain two main themes: soft, juicy sweet and piny basis. Besides J. C. Ellena suggestion, tray include Strawberry furanone in low doses and alpha-pinene, or terpineol, or some...
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    Re: Cannabis in perfumery

    I am really sorry, but: can you imagine such simple daily picture. Somebody abundantly spray from head to feet with yours TurboTHCaromatic perfumes and go to school take child after lessons, or go by...
  46. Thread: Norlimbanol

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    Re: Norlimbanol

    You smelled it in Nasomatto Black Afgano, LM perfums Black Oud. Magnificent molekule.
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    Re: Woody shiff base and aldehydes?

    Just yesterday I Received Aphermate, and first association then smelled it was Kephalis. Aphermate TOP/MID note in my opinion, very clean, slightly camphoraceus, green and woody. Maybe can fit to...
  48. Re: S.O.S. Room stinks of chemicals and can't ventilate due to storm

    Oh yes, PA leave their own scent on bottles. But I don't sleep in my workroom so this don't seems trouble for me. I can suggest one not mentioned method: leave plate with charcoal there scents are...
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    Re: Tobacco/smoke help

    Dry Hay abs smells quite nearly to Tabacco absolute, both are sweet and dry, cumarinic. Don't laugh please, but I think Azarbre also have dry, paper-pencils aspects, with honey undertones; scented...
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    Re: Cherrywood source?

    Maybe you search something, smelling like cherry pits? If so, from naturals look at almond EO (Prunus armeniaca). From synthetics what I have - acetophenone (phenyl methyl ketone), but there is many...
  51. Thread: Alcohol

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    Re: Alcohol

    bonnymans.co.uk ship to EU; just find them. They have perfumers alcohol and DPG.
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