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    Re: Always Vanilla Ad - UGH!

    I've got different tinctures, too. Grounded, cut, organic, conventional. But I never tinctured pod and pulp separately.
    My next project is to explore the different origins besides Madagascar...
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    Re: Always Vanilla Ad - UGH!

    @mumsy
    Do you tincture the entire pod (split and cut into pieces) or only the pulp (if this is the right term)?
  3. Re: What's a good beginner summer Niche fragrance??

    L'Artisan Parfumeur – Côte d'Amour, a nice and pleasant summer/beach scent.

    L'Artisan Parfumeur – L'Été en Douce; carefree, transparent, slightly clean.

    Atelier Cologne – Vanille Insensée,...
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    Sticky: Re: Petition to oppose the ban of oakmoss ..

    Can this be made sticky?
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    Re: Incense Accord Essentials List

    Interesting, what you are writing about this ac. I think slight watery quality/slight shrillness are spot on.
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    Re: Oakmoss restrictions as per 2013?

    Thank you very much, Mia, for the effort and lifeblood you and other perfumistas have put into this petition. Great job!
  7. Re: What is the coolest gloves you've seen? I need gloves

    Bandage.

    Did you check some goths already?
    ...
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    Re: Incense Accord Essentials List

    There must be a modern fragrance containing a huge amount of piconia. Several times I smelled it (from a distance) and the piconia note was so dominant. Does anyone of you know which (unisex) perfume...
  9. Sticky: Re: IFRA Standards - Discussion thread (Temporary partial version)

    I guess it's about the possibility of tracking the production chain. A perfume oil is already a finished product. The producer has quite likely obtained material from a third party. If you are able...
  10. Thread: Rare Notes

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    Re: Rare Notes

    Yes, I know it. A while back I wrote about it here somewhere. It's nice. But still, it's a linden fragrance. :-)
  11. Thread: Rare Notes

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    Re: Rare Notes

    You mean Tilleul d'Orsay?
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    Re: Rare Notes

    I feel almost the same about linden. Just don't own any cleaners with this scent.
    They smell lovely in early summer, but I can't imagine wearing linden as fragrance.
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    Re: Shangrilide....yes!!!!

    Oh really? They are different materials?

    Then it's totally misleading filing them under „synonyms”!
    My apologies for multiplying this nonsense.
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    Re: Shangrilide....yes!!!!

    No Problem.

    Synonyms of any material can be found at TGSC website.
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    Re: Shangrilide....yes!!!!

    It's actually Shangralide and has the following synonyms:
    ambrettia C
    amtolide
    auranone
    auratouch
    caprinol absolute
    fixomusc 2737 SA
    globacenide
    musk booster 8-2-3
    precious...
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    Re: Juliet by Juliet Stewart

    Any progress?
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    Re: jonquil absolute

    Not sure if this is the variety you are looking for: http://www.essence.de/de/Jonquille_absolue/c_2/a_1130
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    Re: How I am losing weight

    This does not really change much about the energy intake or – which might be even more important – the effect on the blood sugar level. It might taste a bit different and add a healthy feel.
    A good...
  19. Re: Do you know of women who believe the right perfume will attract the right man?

    I happily disagree with both statements. :smiley:
  20. Re: Do you know of women who believe the right perfume will attract the right man?

    It's kind of tragic that we are so used to images of perfected female surfaces that women – most women – look „washed out” or even „horrid” when not having undergone the masking routine.
  21. Re: Do you take the color of the packaging or juice into account when trying a new perfume?

    No hot pink and lilac for me, please.

    When I look at my collection the bottles appear quite neutral: golden or colorless juice, clear glass, black, silver or golden caps. And I remember the...
  22. Thread: cloudiness?

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    Re: cloudiness?

    Rynegne! Wow! Congratulations – what a fabulous project you started there! I am sure lovers of edgy but thoughtfully crafted fragrances will be pleased. Good name, by the way.

    I wish you lots of...
  23. Thread: Fecal notes

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    Re: Fecal notes

    I was talking about the „highly industrialized” segment and the „majority of people”, not about niche, even if it is a growing niche.
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    Sticky: Re: Off-Topic

    Amazing!
  25. Re: Anyone has experience with Perfumer's Apprentice GC?

    I am not interested in discussing definitions of the word „natural”. My point was that there is a huge difference not only in the consequences between tools made by animals to fit nature and tools...
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    Re: Fecal notes

    I doubt this would have a positive impact on the profit they make. More likely they would have to work more for the same turnover.
    Look at the highly industrialized milk and egg production. They...
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    Re: Something is missing... Any suggestions?

    That's a good idea. The formula as it is looks a bit clean to me. Also the idea with vetiver is good. But it can take over quickly so try mini amounts. Also check tolu- and peru-balsam, cade oil. ...
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    Re: Blotter evaluation vs skin evaluation

    You need a lot of test-bunnies/friends for evaluation! Unfortunately I like the trials even better on my skin than on paper so I consult friends' skins to get a realistic impression.
  29. Re: Anyone has experience with Perfumer's Apprentice GC?

    Man made tools or altering invasions by humans have the power to destroy nature. This is unnatural.
  30. Thread: Fecal notes

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    Re: Fecal notes

    The Belgian Artist Wim Delvoye constructed a machine in 2000 with the telling name „Cloaca”. It was developed in cooperation with scientists and it was producing plain shit. Out of food, of course,...
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    Re: Must Have Equipment for your "Lab"

    I work with similar ones. I love them. Most material for blending purpose is now contained in little dropper-pipette-bottles. But for diluting or other tasks I use these. Old lab stock on ebay; 250...
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    Re: Cannabis in perfumery

    To me the dry down of Zdravetz (‪Geranium macrorrhizum‬) smells like dope (not the smoke).
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    Re: Must Have Equipment for your "Lab"

    Regarding the scales, here in Europe Kern and Satorius have quite a good reputation. They produce for professionals.

    I own the Kern KB 360-3N (0,001g) but would possibly choose another one if I...
  34. Thread: Off-Topic

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    Sticky: Re: There Seems to be a Common Thread

    Awesome! Thank you, socalwoman, for checking the bells and providing the recording sites! I already spent some time there, just browsing the sounds :-)

    I tried to up-load some of my sound files...
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    Re: Want to make some hair products

    Hi jbennet!

    As all petroleum products vaseline has zero nourishing qualities. I'd go for shea- or mango-butter instead.

    If you want to develop two products for different purposes I suggest...
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    Sticky: Re: There Seems to be a Common Thread

    „The bells” I heard in Melbourne; I will have to do some research which bird this could have been.
    I also attended some bush orchestras near Auckland and in Sydney the chirpies are unequivocally...
  37. Thread: Off-Topic

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    Sticky: Re: There Seems to be a Common Thread

    This made me laugh!

    By the way, I was thinking of you recently. I recorded some bird sounds Down Under. Unfortunately the most significant sound note got lost. In the first moment I thought there...
  38. Thread: Araucaria

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    Re: Araucaria

    gecko214 – on the hunt? :-P
    Seriously, you should get it, it's quite beautiful. I haven't done in-depth sniffing yet, but I'd describe it as a floral wood, soft with subtle cinnamon notes.
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    Re: Supporting labdanum as base note

    I take an old aroma lamp (those with tea lights) and replace the bowl by a small metal pot.




    I made a 20% tincture with the resin and filtered it. It's lovely.
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    Re: Dissolving solids

    I use a hairdryer to either pre-heat the glass pipette or to get „frozen” material liquid again.
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    Re: Supporting labdanum as base note

    As incense.
  42. Thread: Araucaria

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    Re: Araucaria

    Until the very end of the process I expected some kind of lump or jelly-like „skin” to remain in the liquid. But it dissolved evenly and completely. Surprisingly.
    Nice lesson!
  43. Thread: Araucaria

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    Re: Araucaria

    It's amazing but this kinky substance turned into a homogenous oil after warming it. I prepared a little documentation here.
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    Re: Supporting labdanum as base note

    Give it a try and roast it. Yes, roasting, not burning. That's what I do with guggul and it smells wonderful.
  45. Thread: Araucaria

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    Re: Araucaria

    Thank you, Justin. I am not in the US and here I paid nearly 20€ for 5 g (Neocallitropsis pancheri). But this is not the problem. The seller is the problem. I will surely get my money back but they...
  46. Thread: Araucaria

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    Re: Araucaria

    One more question. Given it is mold. What would happen if I was warming it slightly? Would it merge into a homogenous substance or would it clump? Justin?!
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    Re: Supporting labdanum as base note

    Thank you!

    I get what you mean regarding the musks.
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    Re: Supporting labdanum as base note

    I only know exaltolide. How would you describe the difference between them and why do you like habanolide better?

    P.S.: Would you mind sharing the source in Latvia?
  49. Thread: Araucaria

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    Re: Araucaria

    Thank you very much, Anya!
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    Re: What does everyone's laboratories look like?

    Very nice, indeed, NataliCruel!

    By the way, blue glass. Is it better than brown glass regarding UV protection?
  51. Thread: Araucaria

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    Re: Araucaria

    Thank you guys for having a look!
    Anya, I trust your experience. At the same time I am driven by the worries that JEBeasley is describing so accurately. Did you have a look at the close-ups, too?
  52. Re: Offer for a professional perfumer!! Searching natural perfumes to create one brand.

    I notice some confusion in this forum regarding the acronyms related to the European Union. Maybe a short explanation can help. The EEC, European Economic Community, got merged with other bodies to...
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    Re: Dilution problems

    Totally. That's how I am handling it, too.




    I can imagine it makes a difference, but it's just an intuitive thing. I remember reading about this issue and reading different...
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    Re: Supporting labdanum as base note

    Thank you for your answer, Chris.
    On the propolis, I recently saw some in my organic supermarket and thought of tincturing it! But I was unsure if it's worth it. Now I did a quick research and...
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    Re: Supporting labdanum as base note

    @Chris: This might be a silly question but it's the right moment to ask: is there scent-wise a difference between honeycomb abs. and honey abs.? (I own the honeycomb abs.)
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    Re: Araucaria

    Maybe the pictures can give a clue. I contacted the seller but the answer made me feel they did not really look at the pictures. They were explaining to me what a semi-solid material is and that it...
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    Re: Pure oil vs diluted

    With a carrier oil you could face solubility problems, depending on what your target carrier is (ethanol?). Also, if it is a natural oil it can go rancid.
    I only buy pre-diluted material, in...
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    Re: Supporting labdanum as base note

    Fossilized amber tincture, vanilla tincture and honey absolue.
  59. Thread: Araucaria

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    Araucaria

    I just received a small amount of araucaria and am a little unsure if it's in good condition.
    Has anyone of you experience with this material an can tell me if something like a thick, white coating...
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    Re: Facial Oil fragrance, rose otto

    Nobody said one does not have to obey EU law when selling or producing within the EU.

    The question was if IFRA compliance is obligatory. And I think this discussion is important to clarify this....
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    Re: Facial Oil fragrance, rose otto

    I find your unverifiable statements misleading, lpp.
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    Re: Best aroma-chemicals suppliers in Europe?

    Shortcut to De Hekserij.
    There is also Omikron in Germany which I don't know yet.
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    Re: Facial Oil fragrance, rose otto

    Would you mind providing a source to prove this statement?




    How would that be possible if someone is observing the law within the production process?
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    Re: Facial Oil fragrance, rose otto

    As a reminder: http://www.basenotes.net/threads/322549-IFRA-restrictions-and-EU-regulations-are-NOT-the-same-some-facts
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    Re: A whole fragrance collection

    Gazillion minis that have been exposed to sunlight over years/decades. No thanks.
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    Re: Facial Oil fragrance, rose otto

    As far as I know there is only need to follow the EU directive. Assuming codydan is not a member of IFRA.
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    Re: Facial Oil fragrance, rose otto

    I was thinking of this, too, but geranium can easily take over and give a rose scent a, well, geranium appeal.
    I experience this in the facial cleanser of my favorite brand, The Organic Pharmacy....
  68. Re: Which brand is the Rolls Royce of the perfume brands?

    Regarding attitude, style and country of origin: Roja Dove.
  69. Re: Fragrance for a man... not woody... ?! I need help,please!

    Yes, I tincture my resins. But I also own some distilled ones.
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    Re: how do u clean your glass beakers

    I don't own a dishwasher. Before I put my vials into water I make sure that the most material is already off. For this I have a spray bottle with rubber alcohol (Brennspiritus); I spray some into the...
  71. Re: Fragrance for a man... not woody... ?! I need help,please!

    Ciao caramia!

    Welcome to basenotes :vrolijk_26:

    I feel one can't have enough material! The more bottles I have standing around the better my trials get, even though I don't know each material...
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    Re: Storax, orientalis or styraciflua?

    Pears, how does the scent's performance differ when you are applying it to skin?

    JEBeasley – on the Terpineol alpha. I thought my nose is playing tricks on me when I smelled this. For now it's on...
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    Re: S.O.T.D. - Monday, 23 December 2013.

    Annick Goutal Ambre Fétiche.
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    Re: Avatars - help needed

    Try to save them as .gif, this could be the solution.

    Edit: I see yours is a gif. So, no idea, sorry.
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    Re: Strategies for starting a mix

    Did you explain to them what a base accord is? A friend of mine is running a record shop down the street so he is an easily accessible test bunny. I can communicate with him in music terms about...
  76. Re: Proxisante is going to get some interesting things

    Looks like shadowboxing.
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    Re: Post a Picture of Your Scents - Edition VI

    I totally disagree, hednic :kiss:.

    I loved looking at the close-ups. Very nice done, Wit_Siamese. Like portraits of faces one can read. I enjoyed to see which ones you are obviously using more...
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    I just posted the last Christmas parcel and am now happily grooving towards the weekend.

    Greg Wilson: Music Played in Discotheques
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    Re: storage of "other" aldehydes

    I can imagine it also depends on how it was stored before you received it. And how old it was already when you made the purchase.
  80. Re: Proxisante is going to get some interesting things

    Same here.
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    Re: storage of "other" aldehydes

    Nicok, I diluted C11 enic and C12 MNA in November to 20% using 96.5% ethanol. They look fine.
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    Re: Angelica Root tincture: Maple syrup?

    My tincture is less strong (35%) but the same age. I agree on your observations.
  83. Re: Proxisante is going to get some interesting things

    There was the option to pre-order. I placed my first order at Proxisante end of November, including the Texas Coeur. A part of this order I already received within my second order I placed last week...
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    Re: Why are these amber fragrances discontinued?

    I shortly called a department store here in Berlin (KaDeWe) and got the confirmation that Ambre Orient is discontinued and replaced by Myrrhe Imperiale. There are single bottles still available in...
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    Re: What does everyone's laboratories look like?

    Thanks for elaborating on that, JEBeasley. I first thought I'd like to label my bottles differently, like different colours for naturals and aroma chemicals, or woods and florals. But I am actually...
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    Re: What does everyone's laboratories look like?

    That's a stylish and handy smelly tray, mimielle. But I assume soon you'll need a bigger one!

    Looks like a proper workplace, JEBeasley, congrats! Possibly the only thing missing to make it...
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    Re: storage of "other" aldehydes

    Thank you David, for your answer.
    Somehow I knew it couldn't be that easy to spot aldehydes as an amateur.
    The idea with PEA I got from the posts #3 and 4, but after rereading I understand the...
  88. Poll: Re: On a scale from 1-5, how important is presentation to you?

    I can relate to this. Furthermore, I couldn't even bring my self to test those Marc Jacobs fragrances.

    Maybe I should post this in the what-puts-you-off thread. But silly brand names, lame logos...
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    Re: Aveda Eros Pure-fume

    Thank you for this update, DeanP. There is a shop in my neighbourhood carrying IN. I will probably test Mystique when I get there the next time. I never smelled Eros Pure-fume, but I am curious now!
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    Re: storage of "other" aldehydes

    I would like to revive this thread in order to resolve the question of how I should treat my chemicals.
    I've pulled out more than a dozen of materials off my cardbox which I think are aldehydes...
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    Re: What is the closest to Cashmeran?

    Wild, wild guess: a combination of kephalis and cedrylmethyl ether.
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    Re: The Thick and Thin of It

    Thank you for sharing! I love infotainment.
  93. Re: Paprika absolute & mugwort (armoise) essential oil

    Not sure if this helps: http://www.maienfelser-naturkosmetik.de/xt/product_info.php?products_id=120
    They also have dependances in Austria, Switzerland and the Netherlands.
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    Re: What puts you off about a house?

    Thanks for the information. That is really astonishing. Possibly that happened in the phase when Mrs Sander wasn't in charge.
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    Re: What puts you off about a house?

    I am not sure if this is an official ad. It is so not in line with the Jil Sander style that is mainly about purity and formal perfection.
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    Re: What puts you off about a house?

    I totally agree with you.

    But I doubt that Jil Sander is „using explicit, often violent, images of sex to sell” any product. Do you have an example that lead you to this statement?
  97. Re: S.O.S. Room stinks of chemicals and can't ventilate due to storm

    Indeed. Thank you!
  98. Re: Hard Leather by LM Parfums - Act II Intimacy Collectiion!

    Wow. This is SM now, no? What, for the divine dominatrix' sake, is this guy doing there? What kind of leathery apparatus is he wearing (or digging his face into)?
    I mean the review on kafkaesque...
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    Re: Are musks a must in a base accord?

    You could add a µ of cadeoil for some soft smoky oomph; a pinch of nagarmotha, which starts pretty fresh and pinene-y but the dry down is somewhere between guaiac, vetiver and black pepper.
    Do you...
  100. Re: S.O.S. Room stinks of chemicals and can't ventilate due to storm

    I can totally understand this. Maybe you can see it as a kind of discomforting initiation. The first time I diluted aroma chemicals I had chosen indole and the aldehydes and I was in hell. After that...
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