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    Re: Ingredients... If money were no object

    Nice to meet you Jeremiah... :-)
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    Re: Cost estimate for Aromachemical Library

    look at this:
    http://shop.perfumersapprentice.com/c-58-educational-kits.aspx



    PK
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    Re: Ingredients... If money were no object

    I didn't say that you could really/actually find some of these...

    PK
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    Re: Formula - patou prive / ma liberte?

    Maybe not. I can tell you that Patou Pour Homme Vintage is GC'd at 18 molecules.

    PK
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    Re: Formula - patou prive / ma liberte?

    Have you sent them out for a GC-MS analysis?

    PK
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    Re: Ingredients... If money were no object

    Vanilla CO2 from Robertet, $12,000USD/Kg
    Rose: there are so many... You'd have to see which ones you liked...
    Oakmoss: Don't really know of any better or worse...
    Sandalwood: 100 Year old aged...
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    Re: Best source to purchase Perfumers Alcohol

    Find whatever you need here:
    http://www.perfumersearch.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=7&Itemid=8




    PK
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    Re: Vanilla and musk ketone

    1. Alcohol is fine. make sure it is 190 proof or higher. Weigh out your powder and your alcohol. Then you know your dilution.
    But actually, you don't even need to dilute it, you can simply add...
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    Re: Diffusion Formula (portion) Calculation

    Zemlya, Thanks for the heads up on this book, I had not seen it before...

    I bought a paper copy of the book, but thanks for the offer... :-)

    PK
  10. Re: In Search Of: Best Supplier of Roll On Bottles With Stainless Steel Roller Ball (That Doesn't Le

    Offhand, Roller dispensers seem to me to be a disaster for alcohol based perfumes especially, but also generally for Perfumery.

    PK
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    Re: Lily of the Valley

    My Page of notes it is...
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    Re: Norlimbanol in oil?

    I'm quite amazed that you can tell there is Amber Ketal in Rhinoceros, as it is only 0.16%

    Plus these other Ambery things @ %


    Ambrox Dl

    0.195%
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    Diffusion Formula (portion) Calculation

    I woke up this morning from a dream about a formula calculation for adding / ensuring diffusion...

    This seems like it falls into quite the "secret" level of Perfumery training... and that since...
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    Re: Anyone know a source for Givaudan Chocovan?

    You'll need to find a fragrance house/vendor who you can work with... and either ask them to make something for you, or give them a formula to follow or work out/duplicate.

    The chocolate is a...
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    Re: Best Pine Essential Oil?

    Try this search tool:

    http://www.perfumersearch.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=7&Itemid=8

    PK
  16. Thread: Grojsman Accord

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    Re: Grojsman Accord

    Plus you can always buy it from Bill at TGSC, and support the database that we all use...!

    http://www.thegoodscentscompany.com/pricoffr.html#plz101375



    PK
  17. Thread: Base Questions

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    Re: Base Questions

    Isopropyl Alcohol is great for cleaning your beakers, and lab equipment but fugettaboutit for using in Perfumes.

    You *could* buy Spirytus 192 Proof Alcohol....
  18. Re: There's a good chance I have a 30ml bottle of mysore Sandalwood oil. Now whar

    I've got a bottle of about 2Kg that was used in a Headshop in Los Angeles for making incense sticks in the 70's. It likely is the real deal, but it is also kind of burnt smelling, as it sat in a...
  19. Re: There's a good chance I have a 30ml bottle of mysore Sandalwood oil. Now whar

    Dr Smell this is certainly likely capable to sniff this out...

    I have a collection of sandalwoods from many locale, and even some 90 year old stock (It never goes bad), and all the sandalwood...
  20. Re: Geosmin can be detected in 0.1 parts per billion!

    UR Welcome...
  21. Re: Geosmin can be detected in 0.1 parts per billion!

    Earthy Scent elements:

    http://www.thegoodscentscompany.com/data/rw1130961.html

    2-ethyl fenchol + arbanol, aka Terrasol 50 from Bedoukian

    ...
  22. Geosmin Sensitivity threshold variability Scientific paper, published 1992

    Here's the Paper, it was kindly sent to me by one of the researchers...

    PK
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    Re: E.O. Distilling at Home

    Bullonaio, - Can't load the Albrighiluigi.com site... :-(

    PK
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    Re: Incense Extreme Community Remake

    It's quite a good perfumer who can get the incense to last longer... I don't think that the EO alone will do it...

    But I don't know the perfume myself to make suggestions...

    PK
  25. Thread: Bacon fragrance

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    Re: Bacon fragrance

    You could always look up this paper:

    A study of the aroma of fried bacon and fried pork loin


    María L Timón1,*,
    Ana I Carrapiso1,
    Ángela Jurado2 and
    Jürgen van de Lagemaat3
  26. Re: Need help with the improving my perfume parameters.

    Have you tried sourcing using the Perfumers Search tool?

    http://www.perfumersearch.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=7&Itemid=8

    PK
  27. Re: Livestream: Fragrance Industry Testifies at Capitol Hill - Set for March 18 at 11:00am EST

    drat, missed it, any highlights to relate?

    PK
  28. Thread: Sticky-mageddon

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    Re: Sticky-mageddon

    Time for Spring Weeding, I think...

    PK
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    Re: Anyone know a source for Givaudan Chocovan?

    Yes, my formula has the 2,3,5-Trimethyl Pyrazine, also these other two odd ducks, and about 8 more items:

    dimethyl-2,5 Pyrazine
    hydroxy ethyl methyl thiazol



    PK
  30. Thread: Bacon fragrance

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    Re: Bacon fragrance

    I'd go for hickory smoke items, instead of the cade...

    And quite a few hard to source materials like some meaty pyrazines and the like would be important too...
    Gauaic would be good filler too,...
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    Re: Anyone know a source for Givaudan Chocovan?

    If you must duplicate Chocovan, use the PSH Chocolate key accord I had made, and add some ethyl vanillin, and a coco lactone of your choice. Or you may just be happy with the Chocolate Key accord...
  32. Re: Geosmin - Looking for Guidance About How to Sell It

    My Alcoholic dilution of Geosmin at .005% IS STILL QUITE STRONG AND NOTICEABLE...

    I just got some pure samples, that I diluted into 20% for storage, and to rinse out and consolidate the three tiny...
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    Re: Realistic Neroli oil replacer?

    I'm not trying to be smart here, but neroli isn't that hard, why not build your own?
  34. Re: Have someone sharing their Perfumer Father's Formulae with me

    Here's the Artist's Facebook Profile page:
    https://www.facebook.com/gendonlemu

    PK
  35. Have someone sharing their Perfumer Father's Formulae with me

    Apparently he worked from 1930 to 1982, and "had exclusives with Coty, Elizabeth Arden, Avon, Jergens Lotion, and many others".

    I'm seeing some materials that are new to me, like Santalyl Acetate,...
  36. Thread: True Priority

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    Re: True Priority

    second timeline

    The first timeline doesn't leave time for the solids to settle to the bottom before chilling and filtering.

    PK
  37. Re: Musk nonane (Oxalide T, 10-oxadecahexanolide, OHD musk)

    Received my quote today for a KG of Oxalide T Musk.

    If we want to make a buy, we must take it off BN to my private buy group.

    PK
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    Re: ThePerfumery.com

    Yes, Pleased...
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    Re: ThePerfumery.com

    Yes, I have ordered from them a number of times.

    PK
  40. Re: The best type of alcohol for a spray perfume (my concerns).

    Julie, You can use as you wish. Some/many materials used for perfumery only dissolve into alcohol, and not into oils.

    Blending an oil based perfume is quite different from blending an alcohol...
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    Re: Perfumers certification

    Xeryus: As a person with no formal or accredited College Degree of any kind, and since I am rather completely self educated in my Perfumery, and have been in charge of my own education for almost...
  42. Re: The Fragrance Designer's Primer Book is OUT! WOOHOO!

    Since I've been asked not to post the questions online, I'll edit them down to about ten from the original 34.



    Apparently you love fragrance, what started the love affair?
    What was the...
  43. Re: Single notes, soliflores and the search for simplicity...

    You can try my newest scent, TNT, a true to life Fresh Tuberose flower headspace perfume...

    As for Osmanthus, solamente, I can't think of one either... Osmanthus Absolute is terribly expensive. ...
  44. Re: A New Book on Fragrance Designers is just out, Just got my copies

    Indeed, Thanks Hednic!
  45. Re: The Fragrance Designer's Primer Book is OUT! WOOHOO!

    :thumbup:
  46. A New Book on Fragrance Designers is just out, Just got my copies

    http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/099112085X


    PK Perfumes is one of 14 Houses profiled in this one... YAY!!!
    These are mostly US West Coast Perfume Houses in this the 1st Edition...

    WOOHOO!...
  47. The Fragrance Designer's Primer Book is OUT! WOOHOO!

    The Book is out! WOOHOO!


    http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/099112085X


    PK Perfumes is one of 14 Houses profiled in this one... YAY!!!
    ...
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    Re: Perfumers certification

    Perfumers Societies are likely to have their own methods and by laws to allow people onto their roles.

    Myself, I am wondering about the American Society, and am looking at steps to be taken for...
  49. Thread: Honey

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    Re: Honey

    I've not yet made this or any other honey base myself.

    I have the Miel bases, and Beeswax Abs.
    And so many Phenyl types too so It is all about what you want and need, instead of what I think...
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    Re: Formulating Allergy Warning

    Not being an EU member state, nor a Lawyer, you may be receiving inadequate info from me...:

    A label might also read:

    Contains materials that may cause allergenic issues for some people. Use...
  51. Thread: Greek island!

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    Re: Greek island!

    Too bad that our Greek friend isn't reading here much anymore... I forget his moniker though...

    PK
  52. Re: Need your Opinion- Should I Offer Robertet Naturals for Presale Perfumer Supply House

    The Cypriol Heart sounds good to me.

    I've already bought a Kg of the Bois d'Encens, so I'm set for it, and I love it.

    PK
  53. Essential Oil of Grape Fruit (Citrus paradisi) Peels and Its Antimicrobial Activities

    Free Study and GC of Grapefruit EO

    https://www.academia.edu/11197999/Essential_Oil_of_Grape_Fruit_Citrus_paradisi_Peels_and_Its_Antimicrobial_Activities



    enjoy!

    PK
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    Re: The Perfumers Formulation Bulletin

    I purchased bulletin #13 partially because it had a Djedi reissue GC in it to work out.
    But I expected to see some irone component, but it was not in there.

    PK
  55. Thread: Honey

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    Re: Honey

    Then there are several "Miel" bases available too.

    PK
  56. Thread: Honey

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    Re: Honey

    Beeswax Absolute, yes.

    Also:




    Honey Base 1
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    Re: Best Value on Oils?

    Yes Robspace, We are all pretty well familiar with the various viewpoints. And we have figured out what we do think, and have firm opinions of what the all natural crowd believes, as compared with...
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    Re: Best Value on Oils?

    Then with all of your mistrust, only buy from whom you do trust...
    But don't impugn her reputation without reason.

    PK
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    Re: Best Value on Oils?

    Mr. Robspace,

    As a longtime friend and customer, I will vouch for the quality of Creatingperfume's products. The owner Susan is knowledgable, and trustworthy.

    Yes, she does dilute materials,...
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    Re: The Perfumers Formulation Bulletin

    I purchased bulletin number 13.
    Still reviewing it and have not made any of them. nor bought the samples either.

    PK
  61. Re: New supplier I met here in Jakarta... WOOHOO!

    Sorry, WIFI went out at my host's home... now typing from the hospital, my oldest has had fever, cough, vomiting for four days now...

    So will make a better report when back in the USA..

    BTW,...
  62. New supplier I met here in Jakarta... WOOHOO!

    I'm so amazed to find such great materials for Perfumery here in Jakarta. Vetiver Absolute - the nicest vetiver ever..., Red Ginger EO - WOW! Sumatra Benzoin Absolute -YUM!, Green Patchouli Absolute...
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    Re: List of 100 Natural Aroma Materials

    I posted a number of fragrance ingredients wheels on he PSH website... hard for me to locate them presently though, because of my location... PK
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    Re: List of 100 Natural Aroma Materials

    These can be removed:
    1, 18, 47, 49, 52, 53

    Needs:
    More Cedars
    Orangeblossom
    Artemisia varieties
    Nutmeg / Mace
  65. Re: Preserving scents (flacons, vintage splashes, etc) using heavy airs...

    There is so little space in the neck of a filled and still uncapped bottle of perfume, that when you try and spray in the argon, you may/will likely splash out perfume...

    I keep a cylinder of...
  66. Thread: The diy lab

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    Re: The diy lab

    Really nice!
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    Re: Classic Cologne Structure

    You can find classical cologne formulae in the files section of the Yahoo Perfumaking group files.
    Sign up and read them there...
    Can't send any myself presently,

    PK in Jakarta
  68. Re: Fresh scents on the Tokyo Subway this morning

    http://www.basenotes.net/attachment.php?attachmentid=35328&stc=1

    Here's the pic I was trying to upload...
  69. Thread: "Safe" oakmoss

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    Re: "Safe" oakmoss

    There are a number of Oakmoss bases, like also Oakmoss Givco...
  70. Re: Fresh scents on the Tokyo Subway this morning

    Oh dear, seem to have trouble uploading from the phone.. Next we go to Jakarta, so I'll be scarce for the next two weeks...

    PK
  71. Fresh scents on the Tokyo Subway this morning

    We got into Tokyo very early, and when we went on the trains with people going to work Monday morning, what I smelled wasn't much, but was fresh light fare. Not really much for perfume amongst the...
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    Re: Madagascar Vanilla Absolute Supplier.

    This is pretty good from theperfumery.com





    Vanille - Vanilla Absolute Replacement


    Category
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    Re: Sparkle in "Elixer" from Penhaligon's

    Mysore sandalwood: you could try the real stuff, or Aussie real stuff, or this? http://www.newdirectionsaromatics.com/sandalwood-nature-identical-essential-oil-phthalate-free-p-2044.html

    The...
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    Re: Madagascar Vanilla Absolute Supplier.

    My disdain is for the ridiculously sickening plethora of vanillin filled scents, candles, Coca Cola, Le Male, Pear and Olive, Flowerbomb, EVERY popular scent on the market it seems is chock full of...
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    Re: Madagascar Vanilla Absolute Supplier.

    Todd, I can only assume that you mean use as a rounding agent in my own perfumes...?
    If so, the answer is yes.

    PK
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    Re: Madagascar Vanilla Absolute Supplier.

    I'm far from a vanilla Expert, as my disdain for the overuse of Vanillin is well known.
    But this is my source for Vanilla Abs.:...
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    Re: Madagascar Vanilla Absolute Supplier.

    Since Vanilla Absolute is extremely expensive, you can bet that these perfumes are not using much of it.

    PK
  78. Thread: Grojsman Accord

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    Re: Grojsman Accord

    When you consider that some of Grojsman's perfumes were successful sellers, and were 80% this accord, just decorated with some few things to change their top/middle character, you can see why the...
  79. Re: Strange materials from my supplier (Boswellic acid,Salivia apiana, Larrea diviricata)

    Personally, I would not have expected a tar note from the Larrea. Not even Larrea Tridentata has a tar note to me. The term "Creosote" that COMES from the creosote bush is placed into tar, where it...
  80. Re: The Chemical Compounds Behind the Smell of Flowers

    Graphite is perfectly correct. You simply cannot mimic a natural with three molecules, and have it smell full and natural. You need a LOT more molecules to approximate a fill out a natural...
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    Re: Concentrate Preparation

    As an addendum: My method of dissolving solids by placing large qty's of thin liquids in on top of them in the smaller beaker is also helpful because you don't need to heat the entire mixture to get...
  82. Re: The Chemical Compounds Behind the Smell of Flowers

    Please review the revised post above, since the first time I posted the graphic was too small...
  83. The Chemical Compounds Behind the Smell of Flowers

    35112

    See a broader level of textual information at the original post here:
    http://www.compoundchem.com/2015/02/12/flowers/#more-3686...
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    Re: Concentrate Preparation

    Yes, weigh items out into a small beaker, then dump into the larger bottle.
    Each time of course, there will be residue from the last pour, so tare the beaker again, and just keep putting it all...
  85. Re: Smelly game....... then smelly swaps (For after the blind sniff game)

    You would be stunned by how much eugenol is in vintage formulas, and you don't smell it...

    PK
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    Re: brand new and would like help formulating

    Sorry, buy without knowing the formula or it's percentages, it is too difficult to comment much on how it might smell. If you have 25% of vanilla, then yes, it will be sweet.

    PK
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    Re: Concentrate Preparation

    Bottles can be empty jars of jelly, or brown half gallon glass bottles, an aluminum Water bottle for hiking, or the large 1kg - 5kg Aluminum bottles or steel cans/drums that materials come in, or 5...
  88. Re: Advice on wholesale suppliers/ Greetings, I am new! Love the site

    Hi Raquel, most of us here try pretty hard to avoid FO's (Fragrance Oils) such as those sold by SOS and Wellington. So your response for this line of questions might receive less than desired...
  89. Re: Ceramic top of a heated stirrer that I'd like cleaner

    DMSO Came today, Handled with my Super duty Chemical gloves, (Thanks BSHELL!)

    I heated the ceramic top, after application of the solvent, then added boiling water by dropper, which boiled and...
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    Re: Sandalwood Attempts

    As it happens, I am making a Sandalwood blend myself for a new Zoologist Perfume need, so it will be fun to smell yours... :-0

    Thanks James,
    PK
  91. Re: Strange materials from my supplier (Boswellic acid,Salivia apiana, Larrea diviricata)

    I have yet to see a . . . (Oh Wait, I just found the very first source of Larrea Tridentata EO that I have seen.)
    I ordered a 1ml vial to sniff and compare to my tincture of the leaves...
    ...
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    Re: Sandalwood Attempts

    http://www.basenotes.net/attachment.php?attachmentid=35000&stc=1
    Step 1: Click on a person's name.
    Drop down menu appears.
    Step 2: Click on Private message. Then opens a message window. ...
  93. Thread: Ambreine

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    Re: Ambreine

    Bill, I responded to your post by putting your quote back on it...

    PK
  94. Re: How to use Civet, and not end up with an old lady scent?

    So, to bring the Civet back to this thread... - - - -



    The task then is to deconstruct what the civet is about in the natural, and make the synths mimic it more by changing the materials and...
  95. Re: Smelly game....... then smelly swaps (For after the blind sniff game)

    Cybervoltage sent their Mailing address, so theirs goes out today too.

    PK
  96. Re: Smelly game....... then smelly swaps (For after the blind sniff game)

    ColHP's Zino sample goes out tomorrow...

    PK
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    Re: Sandalwood Attempts

    James, Love to smell it...

    PK
  98. Re: Ceramic top of a heated stirrer that I'd like cleaner

    Thaks Barry and Bill for your knowledge, I appreciate all of it...

    PK
  99. Re: Ceramic top of a heated stirrer that I'd like cleaner

    Thanks Bill and Tensor... :-) If my attempts to clean it fail, I won't fret about it, but since the stirrer is relatively clean otherwise, and I will be using my lab for some classes I wanted to...
  100. Re: Strange materials from my supplier (Boswellic acid,Salivia apiana, Larrea diviricata)

    Dragon's blood seems virtually worthless to perfumery. (to me)

    The Salvia likely smells much like a sage, or a sage type, is it an EO?

    The Larrea looks so very close to the Mojave/Sonora desert...
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