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    Re: SOTD: Saturday, October 29, 2011

    Napoleon eau de parfum http://www.joannebassett.com/royal.htm
  2. Thank you for all of your comments.

    Thank you for all of your comments.
  3. Thread: Champaca

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    Re: Champaca

    [QUOTE=Ayala;1033746]Champaca is a large golden flowering tree from the magnolia family, and has a very unusual scent: with fruity hints of magnolia, and a deep spicy undertone of tea. Sometimes it...
  4. Thread: Total newbie

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    Re: Total newbie

    Four has lots of base notes...have you read any books or taken any classes on making perfume or aromatherapy blends?

    That would really help.........
    JoAnne
  5. Thread: Total newbie

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    Re: Total newbie

    Because I don't know your exact formula I will just say that vetiver and patchouli are very strong and can really take over a blend...esp patch...

    In 4 weeks it will mellow....If you used too much...
  6. Thread: Total newbie

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    Re: Total newbie

    My words of advice are practice, practice, and practice some more. It is like learning to play the piano...It takes time..Get to know your ingredients, learn the strength of the oils, some will take...
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    Re: aromatherapy oils for perfume?

    Yes you can use essential oils for perfume. That is what natural perfume is all about; not using the synthetic fragrance oils.

    I use essential oils and also add absolutes, infusions, co2's,...
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    Re: Another breakup fragrance needed :(

    Living in Alaska and wanting dark, rainy fragrances sounds to me like me living in Seattle and wanting the same. I lived in Bellevue for 10 years and it rained a lot. Do you really want to be...
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    Re: Interesting: Fragrance etiquette

    I am very sensitive to fragrance. Therefore if I am in a movie for 2 hours and the people near me are just reeking of fragrance I get up and move from that seat. I start to cough and it is...
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    Re: Spicing up a Floral

    I would use vetiver or patchouli for that dark and earthy type smell that is good for evening. Cinnamon bark or clove bud ...a few drops will add spice....Go easy on these though.

    I used to wear...
  11. Thread: Life Extention

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    Re: Life Extention

    I make both natural jojoba based parfum and organic grape alcohol parfum.
    The jojoba stays on the skin longer and because jojoba is a liquid wax it does not go rancid......period. There is no...
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    Re: Anyone a food flavorists?

    There are a number of aromatherapy books that have recipes with using essential oils and absolutes in cooking. I have done that myself.

    Mandy Aftel co authored a book regarding this.

    I am not...
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    Re: Break-up fragrance

    I would definitely not wear anything that person has given you...and on a lighter note I would wear something that makes you feel good, in your power, on top of the world type of scent. If that is...
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    Re: Perfumes (or people) that discriminate by age?

    I have clients coming into my perfume store that defy age and "what they are supposed to wear". They spray on the edt with the bay rum and citrus and decide they want to buy it. They say it smells...
  15. Thread: Flowers Poll

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    Re: Flowers Poll

    In order to make lilac essential oil or absolute you would need a million lilac blossoms.

    Some of the flowers just don't give up their fragrance easily and it is an expensive and time consuming...
  16. Thread: Flowers Poll

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    Re: Flowers Poll

    I use Ylang Ylang in my perfumes and edts all of the time....it is fabulous.

    The frangipani absolute I use in parfum does not have much smell and is not that easy to use as it is sticky. It is a...
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    Re: Spray vs Dab - do you notice a difference?

    If I have the parfum and the edt of the same fragrance I will dab the parfum on before I leave the house. To refresh throughout the day or evening I will spray the edt in my hair and body. I also...
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    Re: Suggestions to give depth to sweet scent

    I like the idea of using clove and black pepper in this blend. Some roses have these smells as their complex notes.

    Frankincense is always a good oils to add as it is a fixative.
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    Re: Suggestions to give depth to sweet scent

    I love the sexiness of jasmine absolute..it can be either the sambac which is sweeter and milder or the grandifolium which is more masculine and strong..deeper.

    Ylang ylang essential oil is also...
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    Re: rose or gardenia?

    As you can tell from my avatar I love the white (alba ) rose. This Bulgarian rose is called "the flower of light". It has such a high vibration and beautiful energy. It goes into most of my...
  21. Thread: Muhuhu anyone??

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    Re: Muhuhu anyone??

    That sounds like a nice combination. Sounds like a smoky leather... I like using Bulg tobacco..I think I would brighten it up a little with some citrus or a green note. Just a touch...maybe a red...
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    Re: rose or gardenia?

    I love rose gardens. I had a hybrid tea garden and the various peppery, sweet, powdery, spicy, honey descriptions...changing with the time of day and the dew on the petals......

    I could spend...
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    Re: rose or gardenia?

    With age my nose has become more fine tuned and I appreciate the nuances of the real flower more. I had some double gardenias on my patio and some singles and every time I passed by I had to smell...
  24. Thread: Muhuhu anyone??

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    Re: Muhuhu anyone??

    I just got a sample myself...it smells like a smoky vetiver to me....I like the haiti or Java vetiver. Muhuhu isn't as thick and sticky so it may be easier to work with ...just a thought.

    I used...
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    Re: rose or gardenia?

    I love roses... the Bulgarian alba otto especially....or the rose de mai from France. I agree that rose loves to be with jasmine....add sandalwood and you have a parfum classic.

    When I was in the...
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    Re: News: Guerlain, Patou: Scent of Couture

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    PARIS Haute couture may be practiced by an ever-decreasing circle of designers, but haute perfumery is starting to relive its glory days here.

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    The mezzanine level is in part...
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    Re: Essence and Alchemy

    The essential oils are used in aromatherapy and have healing properties. The fragrance oils used in commercial perfumes smell good (which is a sort of aromatherapy in itself if it makes you feel...
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    Re: Essence and Alchemy

    That is a really good book to learn the basics of natural perfumery. Using essential oils can be tricky because you need to consider the contra indications, the age of the user, etc. I have been...
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