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    Re: Reformulation later?

    Hello,

    i am also really new to the perfume-making thing say for about one and a half year now.
    Through reading and per trial and error i learned a lot and the best thing about perfume it's a...
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    Re: Help needed for a Woody Male ;)

    Hello,

    i would back down the lavender quite a bit and from the nutmeg i would make an 10% dilution and put that in drop by drop at the very end if the base formula around is good.
    Don't know if...
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    Re: Notes that have a sparkling/tingling effect

    Hello,

    back in time i read about "decenal-4-trans" that it can bring an sparkly cool glitter to an perfume especially with bergamot and other citrusy topnotes imparting an tremendous lift.
    ...
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    Re: A day at the beach

    Hello,

    if we have very hot days here in germany there's nothing better for me than the classical american cologne "Florida water".
    (which also is very acceptable in price.)
    It smells very fresh...
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    Re: Zinc in the life and smelling of a Perfumer

    My chemist teacher often said that the hair of blonde women contains more gold.
    But i never found an source if this is really the matter.
    The human body is a wonder of nature.

    Greetings:

    Hondo
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    Re: Musk anosmia among perfumers

    Hello,

    here i think i have the ingredient list:
    link
    But it is still arkward to me as it is sayd on the list:
    "Zinc(as Zinc Gluconat) 50mg" but i think they mean 1 pill has 50mg real zinc...
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    Re: Musk anosmia among perfumers

    Hello,

    i think i read that as well yesterday that 50mg of pure zinc could lend in poisoning over a longer period not to mention the addings of zinc with the normal food.

    but i think we have to...
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    Re: Rose Ketone Family Complete List

    Hello,

    i know the thread is a bit older but yesterday i found an pdf with a nice list of rose-ketones which might be of interest:
    link
    (scroll down a bit for the list.)

    Greetings:

    Hondo
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    Re: Musk anosmia among perfumers

    Hello,

    thats very interesting with the zinc.
    How long one have to take the zinc-gluconat or do you smell better just after one pill say after 1 or 2 hours...?

    I also have a bit of trouble...
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    Re: Benzyl Benzoate, smell of...

    Hello,

    thank you all for your help.

    I think i would make an experiment and put some of the benzyl benzoate in my living room to go liquid again.
    As i remember correctly it had no odour in...
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    Benzyl Benzoate, smell of...

    Hello,

    the last week i got benzyl benzoate for my dilutions of musk ketone.
    It was still liquid fresh out the package and to me odourless but a day in my cellar at 15 degrees centigrade it has...
  12. Re: Is it possible to use rotten garbage in a fragrance ?

    Hello,

    back in time i read an interesting article about an young woman who made her final exam about perfumery and tried her mixtures at Givaudin.
    Her name is Melina Ehrsam and her finished...
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    Re: Musk anosmia among perfumers

    Hello,

    i have Galaxolide 50 IPM and first smelled i was in love.I often read that it has that typical laundry-smell but mine solved in Isopropylmyristate reminded me of berries which i like very...
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    Re: Hedione and Sandalwood

    Hello,

    ah good i understand, thanks.

    Now first i thought there could be an disharmony with one or some ingredients in your sandalwood-synthetic base with the hedione.
    (as we don't sure know...
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    Re: Hedione and Sandalwood

    Hello,

    please excuse me but i didn't get the outcome of this reply.
    I realised that you got an green tea accord with your mixture but the rest i don't understand.
    "i have not smelled it, but it...
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    Re: Hedione and Sandalwood

    Hello Milhaus,

    as my little experience goes i read a few times that if you mix hedione with ionones (especially beta-ionone) there is formed an green-tea accord which in some mixtures isn't wanted...
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    Re: Jean Claude Elena basenote

    Hello,

    if i remember correctly Lilial is listed on the ingredients-list on the perfume package but under its another name "butylphenyl-methylpropional".
    But that doesn't mean that melonal or...
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    Re: Jean Claude Elena basenote

    Hello,

    when i first sniffed "Jardin sur le Nil" i directly thinked of my Lilial down the cellar.
    To me it has that strong watery slightly floral feeling which can be smelled in many feminine...
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    Re: Smell of burning herbs

    Hello Nizan,

    here i have found an site about many pyrazines:
    link
    click below on the site "Pyrazine Specialties Catalog" there you get tons of pyrazine-derrivates with odour-descriptions and...
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    Re: Pyrolysis of herbs

    Hello Nizan,

    for the first question i think that just as well for professionals in the GC/MS it will get very complicated to say what starting materials are used.
    As i remember as a chemist if...
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    Re: Preservatives & Benzophenone

    Hello,

    with the Benzophenone there often is an confusion.
    Mainly if one speakes about Benzophenone he means the AC which smells slightly rosy/slightly metallic geranium and the CAS-Number is...
  22. Re: Is this Ambergris? Can you please help me identify this, found on beach in San Diego.

    Hello,

    last times a saw multiple tv-shows about the dumpings in the north and eastern-sea.
    If your are unlucky you will get lumps of white phosphorous or the worst case some lumps of mustard-gas....
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    Re: Raspberry-Ketone, strange things...

    Hello,

    also here many thanks for your help.
    I think i will see what dilution is right for me, i will start at 5% in DPG and look what is best.

    Greetings:

    Hondo
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    Re: i love pistachio ...

    Hello,

    many thanks for all your replies.
    That last formula i didn't know, nice.
    I mean that i read far back that such pistachio-flavours also could be made with some pyrazines in very high...
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    i love pistachio ...

    Hello,

    who else loves the smell of a nice pistachio-icecream...?

    Today i wanna share some findings of an pistachio-aroma i got the last days.
    By the way in my region it is very difficult to...
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    Re: Raspberry-Ketone, strange things...

    Hello,

    thanks to all for your help.
    Today i could smell the raspberry-note better when i openen the glassbottles but i had to take a bit distance to my nose.

    another question:
    i read that...
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    Re: Raspberry-Ketone, strange things...

    Hello,

    thanks for your reply.

    I also don't know whats going on with my nose right now.
    Earlier with the little sample i once let it stand open in my perfume-room and i could smell it the first...
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    Raspberry-Ketone, strange things...

    Hello,

    today i received some of the raspberry-Ketone in an plastic bottle (around 50g).
    Usually i can detect very tiny amounts of it in many perfumes but in the pure form today i can only smell...
  29. Re: Analyse a fragrance, Miami Glow opening notes?

    Hello,

    thank you for the explanation, i didn't know that.
    Of the isomer thing i didn't come.

    best regards:

    Hondo
  30. Re: Analyse a fragrance, Miami Glow opening notes?

    Hello,

    "Oxane which contains Oxathiane" that confuses me a bit.
    (What's the meaning of that...?)
    Even more confusing to me as Mr.Kiler listed the CAS-NR.67715-80-4 and the name...
  31. Re: Analyse a fragrance, Miami Glow opening notes?

    Hello,

    maybe i could help.
    I have stuff labelled Oxane which is chemically "2-methyl-4-propyl-1,3-oxathiane" and if i remember right it is also called Oxathiane.
    (for the professionals,pls...
  32. Thread: Good heliotope

    by Hondo
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    Re: Good heliotope

    Hello,

    thanks Mr.Bartlett for your suggestion of the acetanisol.
    I was really pleased as i walked down my cellar and realized that i have 4-Methoxyacetophenon which later came to mind that this...
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    Re: Gunpowder essence

    Hello,

    i have guaiacwood-resin solved in ethanol and i like it too, to me it has a slight smoky impression but mainly it reminds me of cold coffee.
    If you didn't want the coffee impression you...
  34. Thread: Osmanthus

    by Hondo
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    Re: Osmanthus

    Hello,

    thanks for the information i like apricot as well i have to try it out.

    Greetings:

    Hondo
  35. Thread: Osmanthus

    by Hondo
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    Re: Osmanthus

    Hello,

    i also love my osmanthus-absolute with its clear green tea-like aroma of peaches.
    But i also have C-14 (gamma-undecalactone) which to me has this huge cream note beside the peach and i...
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    Re: Gunpowder essence

    Hello,

    what i forget to say:
    to get this flinty/mineral impression i also think like sayd the sourness of the grapefruit could be one direction.
    But also to mention i think something slight...
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    Re: Gunpowder essence

    Hello,

    if you also say about an flinty impression to my mind also comes Terre d'Hermes.
    To me it has this mineral/flinty impression maybe with its ingredients one could also get to the gunpowder...
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    Re: Gunpowder essence

    Hello Mark,

    if you mean that party-poppers one have to pull the string and then they shoot out confetti or something...
    ...you have to be careful cause they have a friction sensitive mixture...
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    Re: Amber-Grisea, old instruction...

    Hello,

    thanks for your suggestions.
    As i remember in real ambergris the odorous component ambrox(an) is only present at a level of 0,5 percent.
    The major component ambrein is labelled odourless...
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    Re: Fragrances that made you react physically

    Hello,

    my first jawdropping experience in the good way i had with "Tauer/Incense Rose".
    For me its one of a kind.The rose is dewy, mouthwatering and lasts for ages.
    Once i applied it prior a...
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    Amber-Grisea, old instruction...

    Hello,

    i have this nice old book which is called "the modern perfumery" in which there are many nice formulas.
    The best preparation for the ambergris they say one should do:
    Take your ambergris...
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    Re: The Power of Aging Fragrances

    Hello,

    that also had confused me a bit.
    In my cellar i have really nice, white/greenish tears of frankincense from Oman which is labelled "sacra" and i love that fine hints of lemon topnotes....
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    Re: adding water, confusion...

    Hello,

    thanks guys for your help.
    I read about the adding of water from an perfumer who also made this with every perfume he makes.
    It made sense to me cause he says if you have an perfume with...
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    Re: synthetic molecule with a salty aroma?

    Hello,

    yes you are right, i read that very often about the Benzylsalicylate+Amylsalicylate in the ratio 10:1.
    And if i remember correctly in the Scent&Chemistry formula there are the two also in...
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    Re: The Power of Aging Fragrances

    Hello,

    i read a lot about the Frankincense the last days and if i remember correctly i found an site which they sayd that long time the species of boswellia sacra and boswellia carterii would be...
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    Re: synthetic molecule with a salty aroma?

    Hello,

    if i remember correctly an basic salty impression would be given with Benzylsalicylate plus Amylsalicylate in the ratio 10:1.
    Also i meant to read in the last months here the formula for...
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    adding water, confusion...

    Hello,

    i want to dilute down my perfume with water cause my ethanol i use is around 97%vol.
    On the professional bottles mainly the ethanol is at 80%vol.
    In my conclusion i have to add around 10%...
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    Re: Blotter evaluation vs skin evaluation

    Hello,

    last weeks i had also an strange observation with my osmanthus-perfume.
    In the endmixture i added one tiny drop of Methylsalicylate and after aging i think that drop was too much.
    Applied...
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    Re: Must Have Equipment for your "Lab"

    Hello,

    i think for an good scale that weights in the milligram-range one have to spend some hundred bucks minimum.
    But for an scale that goes in the tenth of milligram range i think that would...
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    Re: Must Have Equipment for your "Lab"

    Hello,

    what i also encountered is for example with orange/citrus-oils that if you dispense them out of the tip you have to be very careful.
    You cannot dispense them all the way out cause they...
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    Re: Must Have Equipment for your "Lab"

    Hello,

    you did mean one pipette-tip for each ingredient...?
    What i have seen when i'm pipetting is that when i'm done for example i could smell orange oil when no tip is attached and i press the...
  52. Thread: Drops/mL

    by Hondo
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    Re: Drops/mL

    Hello,

    as my scale isn't that accurate now i've bought some adjustable Pipetts.Pretty things to go faster to develop an perfume.
    Some glasvials in a row each with slightly different formulas,...
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    Re: Cedramber, strange observation...

    Hello,

    thanks for your suggestions i think i will dilute it for further use.
    Now after 4-5 days i could also smell the character of cedramber on the smelling strip.
    I still have to get very...
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    Cedramber, strange observation...

    Hello,

    i made an strange observation about the cedryl-methyl-ether aka cedramber.
    Right out the bottle i smell nothing so i put some on a smelling strip and let it crawl down as it is very...
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    Re: Aroma chemicals that smooth a scent

    Hello,

    as Mr.Beasley said i also found out that EO's with a slightly minty/etheral topnote one have to take caution.
    I mention also:
    Bucco-oil (has a minty/etheral topnote which isn't always...
  56. Thread: Fig Accord

    by Hondo
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    Re: Fig Accord

    Hello,

    with galbanum he have to be careful a little too much can overpower a mixture.
    I had done a perfume in the forest direction and initially after adding an little amount of galbanum it...
  57. Thread: Farnesol

    by Hondo
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    Re: Farnesol

    Hello,

    in an german aromachemical-store farnesol is listed as an antibacterial-agent who has great advantages against the bacteria build up in human sweat, but also another bacteria.
    So it is...
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    Re: Aroma chemicals that smooth a scent

    Hello,

    my observations with the Hedione and the citrus-oils were initially and after aging.
    I didn't really know if this comes from the bergamot or the sweet orange-oil.
    Maybe its the...
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    Re: Aroma chemicals that smooth a scent

    Hello,

    as the starter of this thread asked for things that smooth out a scent i would say about Hedione that it is very special and i wouldn't say it smooths out...but more to highlight some...
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    Re: Heliotrope accord

    Hello,

    very interesting, thanks James for your observation.
    I think that heliotropin is very special and i hope we can realise the same effects with veratraldehyde.
    Last days i read an article...
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    Re: Cartier Declaration: What a Fine Scent!

    Hello,

    when i saw this thread i thought of my sample Declaration EdT i got last year.
    Because at that time i solved many natural resins the first thing that came to my mind when i smelled...
  62. Thread: Cervolide

    by Hondo
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    Cervolide

    Hello,

    Cervolide to me is an very special musk.
    Right out the bottle it has something green to it which reminds one of crushed leaves or in the petitgrain direction.
    But behind that slightly...
  63. Thread: Hexyl Salicylate

    by Hondo
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    Hexyl Salicylate

    Hello,

    first time i sniffed it right out the bottle:
    "Wow more detectable than the liquid Benzyl Salicylate."
    The Hexyl Salicylate reminded me directly of an fruity chewinggum.
    I didn't exactly...
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    Benzyl Salycilate

    Hello,

    about the Benzyl Salicylate i found out something special for me.
    The most time for me it smells very faint balsamic very low floral.
    Mainly it also depends on the day and my nose.

    But...
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    Re: chemical-reactions,can they...

    Hello,

    many thanks for your replies.
    I think that this is an complex science thing cause like you said every perfume has different ingredients.
    I will go the way not too complex but i will try...
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    chemical-reactions,can they...

    ...affect the smell of an perfume in what time spaces we add new ingredients...?

    Good Evening,

    just prior how i made my last 2 Perfumes:
    I started last august with 2 empty bottles and made the...
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    Re: Heliotrope accord

    Hello,

    last time i read a nice book from Monsieur Ellena.
    There are a few formulas and for cherry he states:
    Heliotropin
    Benzaldehyde
    beta-Jonon

    Just curious to know if one can do also...
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    Re: strange skin-chemistry,if there is...

    Ok guys,

    many thanks for your helpful answers.
    I also thought that i would be a bit more difficult than easy Temperature.

    Like it is also more difficult sometimes with the smelling behaviour...
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    Re: strange skin-chemistry,if there is...

    ...sorry,silly doublepost, my internet is slow.
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    strange skin-chemistry,if there is...

    ... any chemistry involved.

    Just starting out here with my first post.
    There is a special question a wanted to ask since i'm in the perfumery thing:
    I think i read somewhere that there isn't a...
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