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    Re: Identity help, Please...

    Not a citrus. Not bananas, pineapple, avocado, mangoes, persimmon, pomegranate, papaya, dragonfruit, starfruit, or guava. Not coffee, tea, cacao, cloves, cinnamon, or star anise. Not custard...
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    Re: Ambergris in the UK

    Oh man, welshguy, I just had a proper look at your photo on my computer, not from my phone as I did before. This looks like a much, much better piece of 'gris than I originally thought - my...
  3. Re: Out with it.. what is the worst blend you have ever made?

    Yes, Mumsy, just like that duck! There's actually a small fleet of them that travels around the world.

    And now it's time for me to come out with my worst blend ever. I came to perfumery...
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    Re: Identity help, Please...

    Hmm. This is in Los Angeles, right? Hot, dry climate...but with sufficient water and perhaps shade, tropical and sub-tropical fruits could be grown there...I can tell you that trees with fragrant,...
  5. Re: Out with it.. what is the worst blend you have ever made?

    Oh, a giant arum! Fascinating! Ours here at the Phipps Conservatory in Pittsburgh bloomed last August. It created as big a stir as the giant rubber duck that also made an appearance in Pittsburgh...
  6. Re: complete newbie, which starter kit please.

    Thomas, I couldn't agree more with David Ruskin about educating your nose. Unfortunately, because of some lingering hangups about physicality and sensuality in Western culture, our physical and...
  7. Re: Out with it.. what is the worst blend you have ever made?

    Mumsy, have you read Patrick Süskind's novel "Perfume"? What a horrible, but oddly fascinating story; it's like a car wreck, you're horrified but you can't look away. The main character,...
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    Re: Ambergris in the UK

    Hey now! How come the professional gets to have all the fun? I can compare an ounce of that lovely piece to the ones that I already have, for scent quality evaluation, of course! I'm super curious...
  9. Re: Propolis - various types from various places - long term experiment - samples welcome

    What an interesting experiment. From what I recall from my time in herb school, where I learned about the medicinal uses of propolis, it's a resinous substance gathered by bees from whatever sources...
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    Re: Ambergris in the UK

    Hey Guy, thats a super chunk of ambergris! May we ask who has verified it as authentic? There's a chance someone here kniws them, or at least knows of them. There are a lot of ambergris fans here....
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    Re: A sad day at Pell Wall

    Dear Chris,

    Sending peaceful, healing energy for your household and Jet's spirit...and revivifying energy for you to keep up with those new pups!

    After we had to put our beautiful Standard...
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    Re: Cannabis in perfumery

    Cannabis fragrances seem to be quite the current fashion, what with the states in the USA that recently decriminalized small amounts of marijuana for personal use.

    Agarscents Bazaar has a blend...
  13. Thread: Ambergris

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    Re: Ambergris

    Ah, ambergris! A subject near and dear to my heart. Thanks to all for sharing their expertise, opinions, experience and links - especially to bshell, for the link to Matt Turner's ambergris lumps...
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    Sticky: Re: Welcome to Just Starting Out...

    Greetings, all! I'm a massage therapist, herbalist, aromatherapist, and sensualist who is just beginning my foray into the wonderful, exciting, scary, confusing, expensive, secretive,...
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