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    Re: Your top 10 perfumery raw materials

    Might as well add mine, at least so far in my DIY fragrance journey...
    Ambroxan (so gorgeous)
    Citral
    Coumarin
    Cyclamen Aldehyde
    Dihydro Myrcenal
    Fixateur
    Hedione
    Isobornyl Acetate
    Safraleine...
  2. Thread: Guava accord?

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    Re: Guava accord?

    Ok thanks guys. I did see those formulas on TGSC but I am missing a couple of items, including sulphurs.
  3. Thread: Guava accord?

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    Guava accord?

    Hey guys,

    I've been wanting to attempt a copy of a fragrance that claims to have a guava top note.
    As I've never even tasted a guava - let alone smelled one - I'm not really sure where to start. ...
  4. Thread: Lilac Help!

    by Camerynn
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    Re: Lilac Help!

    Has anyone ordered from these guys? Looks like they're a business supplier or I'd totally try them. They seem to have several lilac materials...

    https://www.parchem.com/results.aspx?q=Lilac
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    Re: An enfleurage question about lilac flowers

    Ok so first of all, how utterly lovely those damn lilacs are! I mean, of course I always knew... ;)
    Secondly, it is mind boggling that lilac has turned out to be so elusive! I say that because I...
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    Re: Norlimbanol...

    Ah! Thank you Paul. I will rework the formula with half of the original amount and see if it improves.
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    Norlimbanol...

    Hi guys,

    I've created a few accords over the past week and I'm testing their longevity. When revisiting their respective scent strips yesterday I discovered a couple of them had a very alcohol-y...
  8. Re: PONK - A 'nose' club - Blind nose training amongst ourselves. Anyone interested?

    I'm so sorry to hear that mumsy. But I'm glad I was able to bring in some positivity <3

    I'll be watching for updates!
  9. Re: PONK - A 'nose' club - Blind nose training amongst ourselves. Anyone interested?

    This is adorable and educational and I'd love to be a part of of it if you're ever up to getting it going again :)
  10. Re: Interview/Chat--building a concept for a customized perfume

    I'm very much a beginner in creating perfume, but I've made countless batches of scented lotion and this is the method that has worked for me:

    First question -

    1. Do you generally like floral...
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    Re: Amazed again, a Watermelon molecule...

    Paul - can I come down and watch you do this?
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    Re: Substitute for costus?

    Thanks, I'll give that a shot!
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    Substitute for costus?

    Hey guys,
    Trying out a demo formula and it calls for 0.02% of "()-1,2,5,6-tetrahydrocuminic acid 1%", which I gather is costus (correct me if I'm wrong).

    Anything out there (hopefully easily...
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    Re: Diluting diluted dilutions...

    Thanks so much for confirming!!
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    Diluting diluted dilutions...

    Gah!
    Can someone tell me if I'm calculating this right? I've been diluting all day and now my brain is mush.

    I have a 50% solution of Methyl Anthranilate in BB.

    If I want to further dilute it...
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    Re: Little perfumista

    That is one of THE cutest and sweetest things I've ever heard.
    Nothing makes you melt from the inside out quite like your child discovering something they love...and actually having a knack for it!
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    Re: Your top 10 perfumery raw materials

    Bump! Informative thread :)
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    Re: Aldehydes.....sigh.

    Right? I feel lucky I found it!
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    Re: Newb Looking for Advice

    You need Paul's pineapple accord :laugh:
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    Diluting solids

    Hello friends!

    I understand there could be many answers to this, but what do you not-so-newbies prefer using to dilute your solids? DPG, Ethanol? Or does it depend on the material?

    Also, I am...
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    Re: Aldehydes.....sigh.

    This is so fascinating! Thanks for everyone's input ��
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    Re: Aldehydes.....sigh.

    Thanks you guys, I knew I could find help here getting the right perspective!
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    Aldehydes.....sigh.

    I finally got my last shipment of top 100 ACs, including the aldehydes. Tonight I set about my work, pen & paper in hand, and began smelling the few I was most curious about. These included many of...
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    Re: What AC am I smelling?

    Got limonene coming too, perfect!

    Thanks Paul!
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    Re: What AC am I smelling?

    Awesome, I have a shipment of alpha terpineol coming in the mail this weekend, so I will let you know if that's what I'm smelling.

    Thanks guys!
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    What AC am I smelling?

    Hello everyone!

    Question for anyone that has smelled Marc Jacobs Daisy Eau So Fresh....
    To me - and apparently only to me, as I have never seen anyone else mention it in the hundred or so reviews...
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    Re: What to do with fragrance oils...

    Thanks everyone!

    Thea - yes I for sure will! I'm pretty sure I do and can send you samples if you'd like?
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    Re: What do aldehydes smell like?

    Thank you :)
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    Re: What do aldehydes smell like?

    I know this on an older thread, but David can you explain a little how these aldehydes were created? My understanding is that they are not necessarily naturally derived. I'm totally ignorant in this...
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    Re: What to do with fragrance oils...

    Agreed. I think that's why I'm not worried too much about suddenly no longer having access to a particular FO - it's so unlikely I'll make anything other than a mediocre frag, at best. I've already...
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    Re: Alternative to Scent Strips?

    I know this is an old thread, but that last part made me laugh!
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    Re: What to do with fragrance oils...

    Ok thank you Paul. If that is my biggest hurdle then I'll happily use them for practice.
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    What to do with fragrance oils...

    Over the years my mom & I have acquired several dozen fragrance oils to use in our homemade soaps & lotions. We've purchased them mostly from Majestic Mountain Sage (thesage.com) and Crafter's Choice...
  34. Re: Help needed: Start a perfume business - tips anyone? :)

    Idk, I feel maybe "those jeans aren't very flattering for your figure, I'd try another pair" and "your ass looks huge, go change" will get the point across the same, with the former being slightly...
  35. Re: The Perfume Of Sex...ultimate taboo...the human body...?

    I'll comment on this as a bisexual woman...Though I'm not sure how valuable my opinion will be since I have always been particularly sensitive to smells.
    I do not like the smell of sweat on either...
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    Re: Drop by drop videos on Youtube

    Oh my goodness, Alora is who inspired me to try out the use of aroma chemicals (I've been an EO girl for many years). I was JUST WONDERING where all your videos went, so thank you for explaining and...
  37. Re: Jean Carles' scentucation method... on a budget?

    If anyone is still curious about this, I've found those tiny tattoo ink cups to be very cheap & helpful! They only hold about 10-15 drops of material total, but for experimentation purposes they do...
  38. Re: Final blend is missing something...need ideas

    Awesome, thanks everyone!!
  39. Re: Final blend is missing something...need ideas

    Thank you QuyneMusic, I was thinking Tonka as well!

    Pkiler - it's female, and I would say I'm going for fresh, clean, and maybe a tad sweet.
  40. Final blend is missing something...need ideas

    Hi guys!

    I've created a blend and although it's very nice, I feel it's too "green" & harsh smelling. I need something to round it out. I'm thinking vanilla maybe....any suggestions? Here are the...
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