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    Re: Rhodinol 70 - what is max use

    Sorry! I posted this from my partners account by accident.
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    Re: Rhodinol 70 - what is max use

    No problem. When I'm home I'll find the exact formulation for you. Galbanum is a beast. It can easily ruin a blend. Not unlike many other materials--methyl pamplemousse included!
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    Base/Middle/Top Experiment

    I love designing base accords. Heart notes and top notes are the bane of my existence. Does anyone here want to partake in an experiment? I will design a base accord and send it to you (undiluted)....
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    Re: Alcohol question!

    I've been buying from Save-on-Scents.

    http://www.saveonscents.com/product_info.php/products_id/202489

    I don't know if they are the cheapest, I just know it is the only place I can find it. I'm...
  5. Re: Need your opinions regarding, Eden Botonical Essential Oils

    Eden is wonderful. I promise.
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    Re: Beckham signature for her - musk

    That's all it costs? That isn't bad.
  7. Thread: Davana

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    Davana

    I have worked with a lot of materials that I did not like in isolation. On initial evaluation, I hated cashmeran, aurantiol, stemone, para-cresyl methyl ether, etc...I only understood them after I...
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    Re: IFRA question...

    The IFRA helps no one. Ever.
  9. Re: Accord constructi​on from Headspace analysis

    That is interesting. A google search does deliver some results, though I am not sure how to use them in conjunction with the GC. Does anyone else have an idea as to how this might be done? I have...
  10. Thread: using ml

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    Re: using ml

    I would argue that most everyone with a little bit of experience uses weight and not volume.
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    Re: Blending paraffin in perfumer's alcohol

    I'm far from an expert, but what exactly is the point of doing this?
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    Bois Ambrene Forte/Amberwood

    Does anyone here have any experience with Bois Ambrene Forte? I have had it sitting on the shelf for a few months now and every once in a while I pick it up and try to give it a whiff. I smell...
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    DIY Smelling Strips

    Once upon a time I ran out of smelling strips. I went out and bought a book of watercolor paper. Strathmore Watercolor Paper 140 lb. to be exact. It is acid free and cheap. I cut it into strips and...
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    Re: Refrigerating Aroma Chemicals

    Well this fridge is new and dedicated to aroma chemicals. I've typically stored them on my shelf, but I got a great deal on this little fridge.
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    Refrigerating Aroma Chemicals

    Is there any danger in putting my aroma chemicals in my fridge? Any perks?
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    Re: Making Bottle Design a Reality

    As others have mentioned, the cost can be astronomical. You are talking about minimum order quantities (MOQ) of around 10,000 units. Even if you could swing that, what would you do with all the...
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    Re: Ambroxan price

    http://shop.perfumersapprentice.com/p-6001-ambroxan-crystals.aspx
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    Re: Pure oil vs diluted

    If you can avoid it, do not buy anything pre-diluted. Solubility will certainly be an issue depending on what is used. As Chris mentioned, many of the carrier oils for these products are not...
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    Re: Dilution problems

    I dilute everything, but not all to the same percentage. Most of my aroma chemicals are diluted to 10%, while some are diluted to 20%. And others, such as a few of my aldehydes are diluted to 1%....
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    Re: Supporting labdanum as base note

    So what is your goal? To give it a more rounded/robust quality? Or to increase the "sizzle and smoke" aspect? If you want to give it a good amber effect, I would recommend at least trying a vanilla....
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    Re: Supporting labdanum as base note

    Ethyl Vanillin pairs nicely with labdanum. Also, have you tried something along the lines of ebanol/sandalwood?
  22. Thread: Tobacco GC-MS

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    Re: Tobacco GC-MS

    https://www.brechbuehler.ch/fileadmin/redacteur/pics/software/gc-ms/almsco/ANTV13_TobaccoByHS-TD_GCMS.pdf

    Would something like this be helpful?
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    Re: Celery and cestrum nocturnum

    With something particularly potent, I always dilute (typically in ethanol) and then evaluate it. To me, it just seems to give me a better sense of what it will smell like once it is toned down in a...
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    Re: Celery and cestrum nocturnum

    PAD = Phenyl Acetaldehyde, right? In that case, I recommend a 10% dilution for evaluation. As for the Benzaldehyde, that stuff is also incredibly potent. 10% for evaluation. It should be giving you a...
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    Re: Working with a client

    The only problem with that, is that all of my blends have a good amount of aroma-chemicals in addition to a few naturals.
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    Re: Working with a client

    I was thinking about having them fill out a questionnaire that asks them questions that might be lead in the right direction (like a brief). Then scheduling a meeting to go over some possible note...
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    Re: Celery and cestrum nocturnum

    What do you mean by "greeness"? Would Hexenol-3-Cis do the trick? Or possibly Stemone?
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    Working with a client

    It has long been known among my friends and family that I have a passion for developing fragrances. I have made a few for my friends and family. But I mostly just make stuff for myself. I have a...
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    Non-essential equipment

    What equipment/tools do you have that helps with your process that isn't necessary? Things like scent-strip holders (whatever they are called). I currently use binder clips, though I'd like to get...
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