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    Re: Lyral banned?

    I dont know how they gonna replace it . Theres nothing like lyral.
    There is an hand soap I use for years. Last time I bought it, it wasnt the same at all. Then I asumed they took out the lyral. The...
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    Re: I everyone. Under heavy rocket fire, here in Southern Israel.. vetiver question...

    I agree about the title. I wasnt paying attention, I do appreciate your explenation, without being rude, and thats why I could understand it!
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    Re: I everyone. Under heavy rocket fire, here in Southern Israel.. vetiver question...

    I have listened, understood and accepted from someone who explaied it without being so rude.
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    Re: I everyone. Under heavy rocket fire, here in Southern Israel.. vetiver question...

    Thank you very much!!! I really appreciate it.
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    Re: I everyone. Under heavy rocket fire, here in Southern Israel.. vetiver question...

    Thank you very much for the answer and for your sensitivity.
    So do you think.. if until now Ive used the haiti, I will find it hard to replace it with the Java? What if I really dilute it?
    Thanks...
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    Re: I everyone. Under heavy rocket fire, here in Southern Israel.. vetiver question...

    Havent discussed it... I asked a question.
    Ignore the opening. I appologize for hearing noises.
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    vetiver question...

    *edited* out of respect for those who I respect, not for those with the mean comments. Now... get off of my back.
    Can anyone tell me the difference between vetiver java and ahiti?
    Will be back...
  8. Azzaro Pour Homme - Now and then (in the 80's)

    As a teenager in the 80's , I remember Azzaro capturing my nose! I just thought I'd give it a sniff for old time's sake. Well, it was nothing like I remembered! The current one smelled more...
  9. Re: Anyone has an idea how to make those into a scent?

    Thank you, everyone that replied! And I apologize for not responding to everyone who took their time to answer my questions in other threads. We have holidays now, and I couldnt find the time, hoping...
  10. Re: Anyone has an idea how to make those into a scent?

    שנה טובה.
    שנת גאולה ברחמים.
    אמן
  11. Re: Anyone has an idea how to make those into a scent?

    Wow. Thanks so much. I will do that. The smell is indeed delightful... and also has spiritual meaning in our culture.
    I hope Mumsy sees the post and join in
  12. Re: Different real sandalwood oils? Could you refer me to a source , matching my preferences?

    I agree of course, just a matter of priorities with the money, thats all. There are no a.c. here, so adding the shipping cost, even samples are sometimes an issue... so rather start with the soft...
  13. Anyone has an idea how to make those into a scent?

    We have tons of these, and Im crazy about Myrtle!
  14. Re: Different real sandalwood oils? Could you refer me to a source , matching my preferences?

    Ooppsss , Im starting to suspect that maybe creamy was a bad choise of (my) words...
    I meant... sweat, caddling, not just that But more than the mmm what feels to me like overly sharp, woody......
  15. Re: Aroma Chemicals and Essential Oils you DETEST

    Yes... the language... was just about to comment I dont really know the word: detest... well... I looked it up, but i dont know the energy of the word. I personally wouldnt use the word hate -...
  16. Re: Aroma Chemicals and Essential Oils you DETEST

    I must agree with you, although I'd probably find my self in the "less popular group of the forum", (anyone with a little sensitivity could sense the hit) but as I said b4, I wont change my view to...
  17. Re: Aroma Chemicals and Essential Oils you DETEST

    Well... not everyone here is a professional perfumer, or intent to be. Sometimes ppl just share what they feel. Why is it wrong? As much as I try I have had some a.c. I just couldnt keep inside my...
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    Re: Am I wrong....?

    No one argues about giving away formulas, and of course we dont know what happened, thats why I say it is all a matter of attitude. Ppl want to feel you listen to them and understand them. So if the...
  19. Re: Aroma Chemicals and Essential Oils you DETEST

    Ok, I have a new problematic one:
    Dynascone. In 10% dilution is way too powerful, and hard to get rid of if accidentally touched. The problem is that what I smell along with the pineapple is chicken...
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    Re: Am I wrong....?

    In my opinion, there's more to it than just the "technical problems". ("After pooling a lot of hair etc...") It seems like MNX feels he's been avoided or.. half ignored... if that's how he feels... I...
  21. Re: Different real sandalwood oils? Could you refer me to a source , matching my preferences?

    Well, well, just the guy I was waiting for. (Remember your understanding, supporting, and informative answer to one of my first posts... about my sensitivity to smell.
    When I said: " some ppl...
  22. Re: Different real sandalwood oils? Could you refer me to a source , matching my preferences?

    Thank you very much.
    That's an important eye opening information.
    Will keep it in mind!
    Thanks again!
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    Re: Aldehydes are incredible!

    Lol... you made me laugh.
    (I imagined wife's accent as English accent)Dont know where you're from, but it fit the movie inside my head... and the scene with the dog (was seeing someone actually...
  24. Re: Different real sandalwood oils? Could you refer me to a source , matching my preferences?

    Shipping from Thailand is cheaper for me!
    I'll check it. Thanks!!!
  25. Re: Different real sandalwood oils? Could you refer me to a source , matching my preferences?

    Thank you very much. I buy a lot from Christine and will gladly try her Sandalwood.
  26. Re: Different real sandalwood oils? Could you refer me to a source , matching my preferences?

    I accept it of course, I suppose Israelis are often misunderstood... and seem rude... bc of our "different manners and very streight forward approach.
    So please understand, its probably the...
  27. Re: Different real sandalwood oils? Could you refer me to a source , matching my preferences?

    Paul, like I said abouve, I buy samples, but if one can narrow down my search, I would appreciate it, and I dont see why not.
    (And yes, ppl helped me narrow down b4)
  28. Re: Different real sandalwood oils? Could you refer me to a source , matching my preferences?

    I Thank you for your comment.
  29. Re: Different real sandalwood oils? Could you refer me to a source , matching my preferences?

    Indeed, you cant read my mind, thats why I find your comment offensive. I DID NOT DISMISSED THE ANSWER! I simply tried to givecit a focus. You know, I feel like there's a trend here, and if I dont...
  30. Re: Different real sandalwood oils? Could you refer me to a source , matching my preferences?

    Thanks, but I'd rather get a more specific answer, as I'm not interested in purchasing like 5 samples, ending up liking only one of them... that's why I asked for a less woody version, like I said I...
  31. Different real sandalwood oils? Could you refer me to a source , matching my preferences?

    Still didnt get a real Sandalwood.
    I understand there are a few types?
    So... I know no a.c. is like the real sandalwood, but still, I would prefer something more like Sandalor, and less like...
  32. Re: Ambergris melange vs. True Ambergris tincture

    Thank you for the information.
    Is denatured ethano the same as perfumer's Alcohol?
  33. Re: What is this dominate note/accord in Prada Amber Pour Homme that reminds me of Tabac original?

    Thanks. Of course this is the 1st place I look.
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    Re: "it smells like a cosmetics bag"

    I would think also... in small traces:
    Hexyl cinnamic aldehyde
    Phenyl ethyl acetate
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    Re: Adding diffusion to Leather Perfume

    I realize its very complicate. I know it depends on a lot of factors, which Im trying slowly to learn... thats why I was asking if anyone knew a basic formula ( not the a.c. materials in it, but a...
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    Re: Adding diffusion to Leather Perfume

    So... if I make an oil based perfume, what would be the best main solvent to keep it diffusive? Because I use IPM, IPP, Hercolyn D, but I really dont know the right quantities. I test it for some...
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    Re: Blenders List - please do add

    I find Exaltolide very rounding and smoothing, I add it to anything I find too noisy :)
  38. Re: What is the roundest and most silky, least acidic, least spikey of all rose materials

    To tell you the truth... I have managed to create quite a nice one, and since I havent bought a good natural rose yet, I used some of "Now food" rose oil, along with Dorina, rose givo, rose and rose...
  39. Re: What is the roundest and most silky, least acidic, least spikey of all rose materials

    Im only a beginner... I find Dorinia SA
    ( Firmenich) to be soft and round.... but this is just my unprofessional opinion. :)

    From P.A:
    Odor Description: Floral, Green, Rose.
    This diffusive...
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    Re: Benzyl Salycilate

    When I smell Benzyl Salicylate the first thing tjat comes to my mind is plumeria. Its a delicate magical floral to my nose...
  41. Re: 3 questions: 1. fixateur 505, 2. orange blossom 3. Musks

    Thank you so much. Will try to get the grisambrol... I still have to figure out what "Balsamic" means. At first l thought its like the viniger, but then I saw it in the odor descriptions of Benzyl...
  42. Re: 3 questions: 1. fixateur 505, 2. orange blossom 3. Musks

    Thank you so much for your detailed answer.
    Yes, it is the ambergris I like in fixauture 505.
    Now that I got samples of Grisilva and sylvamber, I realize that. And while on the subject of woody...
  43. Re: 3 questions: 1. fixateur 505, 2. orange blossom 3. Musks

    Thank u everyone. I knew I would get those responds, and looking now at my comment, I see where you're coming from. It really doesnt reflect the effort I put into reading, searching and experimenting...
  44. Re: Benzyl alcohol: please help me understand. Struggling with it from the beginning

    Thanks, I realize all that and agree with everything you say, I just wanted to be sure because the description is so far from what I smell... I thought I should check it properly before reaching any...
  45. Re: Benzyl alcohol: please help me understand. Struggling with it from the beginning

    I dont know, Paul, I got two from two different sources here in Israel, that sale cosmetics ingredients, and one from Perfimer's world. All smelled the same to me. But I understand if its the other...
  46. Re: Benzyl alcohol: please help me understand. Struggling with it from the beginning

    Thank you.
    I bought it from 3 different places, and all smelled the same to me.
    I wouldnt mind try for the 4th time, just to be sure... if someone knows a pleasant one :)
    As I said in another...
  47. Re: 3 questions: 1. fixateur 505, 2. orange blossom 3. Musks

    Thank you very much. As for buying from them, international shipping rates are crazy!
    Thank God I have Christine!
  48. Benzyl alcohol: please help me understand. Struggling with it from the beginning

    Benzyl alcohol is described as having a mild pleasant odor. I bought it from different sources and for me it really stinks and is very dominating. I see benzyl alcohol in so many formulas and read it...
  49. Re: 3 questions: 1. fixateur 505, 2. orange blossom 3. Musks

    Thank you. I hope it's practical too. :) I mean, time is short... so Im not being a good pupil (never was) reading history etc... thank you very much.
  50. Re: Aroma Chemicals and Essential Oils you DETEST

    Wow. You can only thank God it didnt happen with undiluted ambrinol 95 or ultrazur
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    Re: Chanel No 5 Formula

    Please, please, educate me. I have read about chanel 5 and its aldehyes modified by ylang ylang break through.
    Yesterday I smelled it for the 1st time.
    All I could smell, was the rough "poopy" (to...
  52. 3 questions: 1. fixateur 505, 2. orange blossom 3. Musks

    1. Is there some material that smells like fixateur 505, but without the woody notes?

    2. What material is the closest to the real orange blossom smell, that is carried away by the wind and...
  53. Re: Perfumers world's Amber fleuressence and Amber solid, what are they made of?

    No one familiar with these? I really like them
  54. Perfumers world's Amber fleuressence and Amber solid, what are they made of?

    I love their Amber accord. How do one create similar scent? Main a.c/naturals?
  55. Re: What is this dominate note/accord in Prada Amber Pour Homme that reminds me of Tabac original?

    Thanks. I really dont know... its something really specific.
  56. Re: Basic delicate floral formula for women

    Thank you.
    I thought of lilly of the valley. I like cycleman too. I dont think I could handle clivet. And yes. I hate indole, so I'll skip.
    I always create like 10 versions of my formula: I split...
  57. Re: Basic delicate floral formula for women

    Thanks, I will
  58. Basic delicate floral formula for women

    Does anyone have or can refer me to a basic floral formula that I can start playing with?
    Im looking for something without the indolic charecter, delicate floral.. any suggestions?
  59. What is this dominate note/accord in Prada Amber Pour Homme that reminds me of Tabac original?

    Sorry if its a stupid question... I know very few perfumes bc I dont like most of them...so I'd like to know. I have looked at the similar notes but can't really put my finger on this specific thing...
  60. Re: Formula of a punchy but elegant mandarin themed perfume with a powdery dry down

    Thank you very much for all the information you share on your blog!
    Much appreciate!!
  61. Re: Aroma Chemicals and Essential Oils you DETEST

    Oh. I understand you very well. I come from a similar place. Im very sensitive to certain smells. I have found myself throwing away a.c. I couldnt handle smelling even through the bottle. I get...
  62. Re: Aroma Chemicals and Essential Oils you DETEST

    Ambrinol 95 makes me sick. To me it smell like a rat and rotten teeth. I diluted it to 1%, and when I use it (usualy 1 drop) I hold my breath when I open the bottle. Really depressing smell to me.
  63. Re: PK Bases: Long Lasting Lemon, Magnificent Mango, Perfect Pineapple, & Radical Root Beer

    Just ordered some pineapple :dankk2:
  64. Re: Triethyl citrate - would be happy to hear about your experiments with it

    What about the preservation qualities compared with ethnol?
  65. Re: Triethyl citrate - would be happy to hear about your experiments with it

    What about the preservation qualities compared with ethnol?
  66. Re: Triethyl citrate - would be happy to hear about your experiments with it

    Thank you all very much. I bought mine from perfumer's world. I've read somewhere it can be hard on some plastics. What does it mean? It can dissolve the plastic? In what percentage? Thanks
  67. Do aldehydes mixed with certain a.c can cause rotten orange/fruits smell?

    I'd be happy to know if there are certain combinations that can cause this "off" smell.
    Thanks
  68. Re: Triethyl citrate - would be happy to hear about your experiments with it

    Paul... you think it can be used in oil based perfumes?
  69. Re: Understanding solvents / diluents / alcohol

    This is such a shame! Idk what happened here, as I wasnt feeling so well... and wasnt around, but I truly feel its my lost, as I gained so much from David's answers.
  70. Re: Tips for keep on "smelling right" / how long b4 you lose it?

    Thank you very much. But I try to do most of those things, and Im afraid in this case it is about the nose. I just lose the ability to smell some of the a.c. very quickly. Im talking pure physic issue
  71. Re: Understanding solvents / diluents / alcohol

    Thank you so much for the information.
    If I dilute a.c. for oil based perfume, should it be in I.P.M? Do I.pm or I.p.p can be used as a base? Or is it better to mix them with coconut oil? What about...
  72. Re: Tips for keep on "smelling right" / how long b4 you lose it?

    THANK YOU, PAUL.
    Have a great day.
  73. Tips for keep on "smelling right" / how long b4 you lose it?

    They say you cant smell more than 3 perfumes in a row, bc after that your smelling sense is distorted. I dont know if its true, but to me it feels at least close to the truth.
    I feel like Im losing...
  74. Triethyl citrate - would be happy to hear about your experiments with it

    For some reason (and just for the record, I have 0 knowledge in chemistry) I feel like this is a good solvent. Again, was trying to get more detailed info but couldnt.. I added it to an oil based...
  75. Re: Diluting Hercolyn d with a solvent and other solvent questions

    I have, paul. But my questions are more complicated. The information there doesnt exactly answer them
  76. Diluting Hercolyn d with a solvent and other solvent questions

    Hi guys
    I wanted to ask what should I dilute hercolyn d with for oil based perfume? Ipp/ipm/dpg? Etc... couldnt find an answer. And also, are the above solvents are soluble with EACH OTHER? or some...
  77. Re: Have you ever had a traumatic experience with certain material? * ULTRAZUR*

    We took about 1 sm off the surface of the table! We called a professional to perform a surgery to remove ultrazur.
    The table is tecovering, and so am I.
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    Re: Ambrain... how do I work with it?

    I contacted her but she said she worked only with naturals and not with a.c
  79. Re: Is there a way to decrease sweetness without changing the "main body"

    Thank you so much.
    I think I wasnt very clear with my question, but your detailed answer helped me a lot and may prevent me getting into the problem I had
    Again.
    Thank you!!!
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    Re: Ambrain... how do I work with it?

    Yes. Thats what I saw too... and then was wondering... why tec? I'll keep on investigating
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    Re: how to add diffusion without sweetness?

    Yes. I dilute the benzyl sal. Try to dilute to 10% in a different bottle, the effect is very different when in right amount
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    Re: Ambrain... how do I work with it?

    Thank you.
    are there rules to when you dilute with tec/ipm/dpg/dep?
    I would like to learn ... if theres a place with this information?
    thanks
  83. Is there a way to decrease sweetness without changing the "main body"

    Sometimes I find myself wanting the formula to be less sweet but kinda stay as it is... I dont want to add notes that would be noticeable. The things I use to "round and mellow" arent mellowing...
  84. Re: Is there really no such thing as "fixative"?

    Ok. I have to ask again. Someone has to know.... those oil based perfume, that are very powerful and long lasting...
    How do they manage to make them so strong? (Without killing someone with chemical...
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    Ambrain... how do I work with it?

    I was looking for info .. even in the good scent company I couldnt find, so...
    How do I dilute this sticky stuff? What with? Any information would be great!
    Thanks!
    P.s. I assume I can dilute with...
  86. Re: Is there really no such thing as "fixative"?

    Thank you.
    Now I understand.
  87. Re: Is there really no such thing as "fixative"?

    I bought this material and couldnt figure out how to work with it.
    I didnt understand what you both say about D.P.G and dilution... can you pls explain?
  88. Re: Is there really no such thing as "fixative"?

    For me P.W have a lot of advantages. For ppl outside of the u.s. they are a good source for a lot of things bc of their prices? But (!) You should learn what to buy from them, and what to buy from...
  89. Re: Have you ever had a traumatic experience with certain material? * ULTRAZUR*

    Thanks for sharing. Its comforting to know you got over it. I threw the bottles with ultrazur away. I hope I will recover. Lol
  90. Re: Have you ever had a traumatic experience with certain material? * ULTRAZUR*

    I sprayed it with all kinfs of mixes and aromas, evetything eventually faded away. Ultrazur is alive and kicking. Im telling you!!! They use egg as a fixative!
    I always wondered what's with the egg...
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    Re: Other suppliers

    Christine is the best!!! She's a life (and wallet)
    Saver for ppl like me. I live in Israel and its very hard to find reasonable shipping costs for these materials.
    Also Christine gives great...
  92. Re: Suggestions needed to avoid ruining a good thing

    For the past week I thought to myself a few times: "I wish there would be a "never together" list, that says: "never combine those tree together, it smells like rotten guava" or something like that....
  93. Re: Have you ever had a traumatic experience with certain material? * ULTRAZUR*

    [QUOTE=Dmitriy;4389583]If no other remedies help, you can try to treat the wooden surface of your table with sodium hypochlorite (chlorine) solution then put in the sun. This too, of course, strongly...
  94. Re: Have you ever had a traumatic experience with certain material? * ULTRAZUR*

    Lol, sounds like getting rid of a body.
    For you, it might be a good idea to try and find small chunks of oak wood, trying making air fresheners
  95. Re: Have you ever had a traumatic experience with certain material? * ULTRAZUR*

    I urge you to try it on an authentic cracked oak tree.
    I know for a fact wood absorbs and can keep smell/taste in it for a very long time. I know it from the "kosher" Jewish rules. For example: if...
  96. Re: Have you ever had a traumatic experience with certain material? * ULTRAZUR*

    Givaudan havent tried it on a raw wood with cracks! Believe me. It didnt smell like egg at first, but as ultrazur is maturing inside that old wood, it becomes more like an egg, and believe me, I know...
  97. Re: Have you ever had a traumatic experience with certain material? * ULTRAZUR*

    I've tried all kind of treatment, ( except from dinamite)
    Sun, alcohol, baking soda, viniger, citric acid, Ultrazur beats them all! Thats why I said it would survive the nuclear bomb along with...
  98. Re: Have you ever had a traumatic experience with certain material? * ULTRAZUR*

    Lol. Its a table a friend made for my husband. I bury the table, Im buried too.
    Either way, its a horror movie
  99. Have you ever had a traumatic experience with certain material? * ULTRAZUR*

    I like aquatic, ftesh, kinda 90's smell...
    So.. when I first got Ultrazur I loved it, but then, I spilled some on our dining table... and since then.. a few weeks ago... It smells like eggs. Its a...
  100. Re: Pamzest: was looking forward to smelling grapefruit. Why does it smell like Guanca?

    Well.. diluted... it smells like pomela-guava-passiflora. I wasnt expecting a fruit salad not, just grapefruit... will see what happen to it in a blend.
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