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  1. Thread: Perfume Organ

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    Re: Perfume Organ

    Hi Gordon, gee, I would definitely go for one of those. The deluxe model of course! For the work that is gone into it it would be worth it at twice the price. I wonder if the shipping would be the...
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    Re: How much is too much?

    as someone else said dilute the essence right down and then start with 1 drop to 1 drop, then increase, take notes and evaluate as you go. Add and take away until your nose says stop.
    Asking how...
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    Re: Benzoin & jojoba oil

    I suppose 'alcohol free' could be changed to 'non alcohol base'. But a lot of resins need alcohol to dissolve them properly, before they will disperse in oil. I think that someone else mentioned...
  4. Thread: Perfume Organ

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    Re: Perfume Organ

    I Love it a lot! How much would this cost?
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    Free Essence Poster for DIY'ers

    COMPETITION

    I have a really special give away for the first two people to email me and tell me in less than 100 words what natural perfume is. The email address to send competition entries to is...
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    Re: emergency info req'd on enfleurage / tincturing

    I am in the process of an enfleurage project myself. It won't be finished until next summer but the results are stunning so far. It's amazing but the fat seems to absorb the scent from the flowers in...
  7. Thread: Ambergris

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    Re: Ambergris

    Hi RM,
    It is confusing.

    According to Steffen Arctander yes, Ambra = Ambergris

    Amber oil crude: He defines as the essential oil produced by dry distillation of amber at atmospheric pressure....
  8. Thread: Ambergris

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    Re: Ambergris

    I love using ambergris. There is just something about it. It is sublime. It's not like anything i have ever smelled and at the same time the first time I smelled it I felt as though it was familiar....
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    Re: narcisso rodriguez EdT for her (black bottle)

    A good friend of mine recently discovered narcisso rodriguez EdT for her, it is really popular here in Galway city Ireland and apparently there was a waiting list in Brown Thomas because it was all...
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    Re: Perfumers in Europe?

    Hi, I have made contact with a very well respected and well known European perfumer and chemist with an impeccable reputation. He has co-written numerous educational papers and books on perfumery and...
  11. Thread: A Powdery EO?

    by RuRu
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    Re: A Powdery EO?

    Tonka is a really easy one to make yourself as the beans are so redolent with their fragrance. Just ground up the beans to a fine powder, say 4 tablespoons of powder then add 60mls of alcohol (pure...
  12. Thread: best carrier oils

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    Re: best carrier oils

    If you are using jojoba oil, get the non organic and refined jojoba oil for perfumery, the organic one has a slight smell which comes through on the dry down. Fractionated coconut oil is nice and...
  13. Thread: Rhubarb note

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    Re: Rhubarb note

    I have read that it is possible to tincture rhubarb. Not the leaves as they are toxic, but the stems. To tincture them you would have to slice the rhubarb up into very thin slices and then leave them...
  14. Re: How do you dissolve absolutes/resinous EOs or chemicals when making a perfume oil

    as someone else suggested you can put the resin in the fridge to harden it so that it will grind up and make a powder, then you can infuse the oil with the powder. Use a very gentle heat to help but...
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    Re: Fragrant oils Australia

    Postage from Ireland to Australia is pretty cheap believe it or not say for an order of 70.00 euro only 10.00 euro is for shipping. And that gets it insured and everything.
    Email me privately if...
  16. Thread: Failing miserably

    by RuRu
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    Re: Failing miserably

    Hi Sarah, I was wondering where you "cure" your perfumes? Do you protect them from the light and are your bottles completely airtight? They should be stored in a dark place where the temperature and...
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    Re: How to I clean my test-tubes?

    I use isoproanol or rubbing alcohol (it's cheaper that pure alcohol) to clean pipettes and test tubes. Just pour about 10mls into the dirty test tube and use a cotton rag on a stick or a pencil to...
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    Re: Cotton Perfume Bracelet: How TO?

    I know it does looks hippy. But it's useful when trying out a fragrance, and it makes even the shortest lived fragrance last ages and ages.
    I was thinking of making one for my dog, I think it might...
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    Re: Let's talk SHOES!!!

    OMG They are gorgeous! What's the heel like?
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    I adore this type of boot and wish they came in size 2 (35) for women....
  20. Thread: Good musk!

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    Re: Good musk!

    Thanks for the information. I love the name "Memory of Kindness".
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    Re: Cotton Perfume Bracelet: How TO?

    Exactly! Young girls love these. They don't suit everyone, and might look sort of "hippy". They do suit anybody who can't wear metal jewelery. I never heard of the cotton scented handkerchief but I...
  22. Thread: Good musk!

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    Re: Good musk!

    GASP! Tomato leaves??? This is the scent I love the most in the world, but I have only ever smelled it from...well..tomato leaves and the geranium leaves, and I mean the musky geraniums that nobody...
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    Re: SotD Monday 24 September

    Shiso by Aftelier and it smells sexy!
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    Cotton Perfume Bracelet: How TO?

    perfume bracelet how to?

    I'll elaborate slightly so you know what this is about and you don't think I'm crazy (well craz *ier*!)
    I made this bracelet because I have fair skin, and perfume,...
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    Re: saying hi a question

    At the same time though I do like to feel as if I am wearing a perfume. I like my perfume to be like a sort of Aura around me. But the perfumes I like have to make a definite impression. I like to...
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    Re: SOTD - SUNDAY, September 23

    Tried on lots of perfumes today instead of just one. I was testing to see which one had the longest longevity and the one I can still smell is Pan by Anya's Garden
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    Re: saying hi a question

    Of the longest lasting naturals I have to say Fairchild and Pan by Anya's Garden and Cepes by Aftelier are among the longest lasting.

    It was really nice to get every body's point of view and also...
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    Re: saying hi a question

    Thank you for your response.
    I left another response further down
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    Re: the different leathers

    It's funny that you say that but there is something about jasmin sambac that is leathery. I find it all very interesting and I'm off to check out the links you gave us....
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    Re: saying hi a question

    Thanks for the welcome and your input. It's interesting to know what people think. I can understand what you are saying. I specialize in Naturals rather than using both because I feel it gives me a...
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    Re: the different leathers

    I'm flattered, that you were trying to impress me : ) But you know I would n't have noticed the error unless someone pointed it out. I just love leathers. Please tell me more.
    BTW You have my...
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    Re: saying hi a question

    I was hoping I would get both sides of the coin and thank you. Most of my friends use mainstream perfumes and I had a feeling that it was a charged question. But I had to ask it. I want to learn all...
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    the different leathers

    What is the difference between Russian leather and leather? and how many different leathers are there? What's your favorite leather?
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    saying hi a question

    Hi all!
    I've been holding back on my introduction because I wanted to wait until I could put into words what I am doing here.
    Honest to goodness answer: I want to learn all I can about perfumes....
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    Re: Great perfume porn

    Sigh! I wish my library here in Galway would stock books like that. Such a small place, small country, small library, small minds.
  36. Thread: Hesperedic Notes

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    Re: Hesperedic Notes

    Thanks a million, that helps!
  37. Thread: Hesperedic Notes

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    Hesperedic Notes

    I am lothe to show my ignorance but what exactly are Hesperedic Notes, can anybody describe them?

    TIA
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    Re: Great perfume porn

    My Perfume Porn is "The Book of Perfume" by Elisabeth Barillé & Catherine Laroze.

    "She left a short while ago
    and yet remains near me
    with her perfume still
    alive, and still warm
    from her...
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    Re: SotD Saturday 22 September

    'Fir' solid by Aftelier
    Smells like a picnic of strawberry jam sandwiches in the middle of an evergreen woods on a warm September's day.
  40. Thread: Good musk!

    by RuRu
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    Re: Good musk!

    Coty Musk! I had a bottle once. It was a small black bottle with Musk written in gold. It was an oil based perfume. It was really like a man magnet! Seriously I kid you not. (but then maybe it was...
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    Re: Daim Blond and apricots

    Princess by Vera Wang seems sweet to me but my niece loves it, the bottle is very Girly and I can imagine liking it if I was 14. It has apricot though, you never know, it might be worth a try. Don't...
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    Re: Most Despised Frag of All Time on Basenotes?

    Joop!
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    Joop! and is LYNX a fragrance?
  43. Thread: Vulva

    by RuRu
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    Re: Vulva

    But don't forget once crucial thing...if a man smells like c**t who's he going to attract? It isn't going to be women.
    But of course if anybody watched the short movie they might remember that it...
  44. Thread: Vulva

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    Re: Vulva

    ROTFL!

    God only knows what they are putting in those glass vials. Have you heard about the website that sold used college girls knickers, in reality they were putting drops of tuna oil on the...
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    Re: TGIF! SotD Friday 14 September

    Notte Africana by Perfumo it.
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    Re: Did you like your mom's favorite scent?

    I think that might be it, although the bottle hers was in was more oblong. This is probably an older version. Thanks, I think I'll place a bid. sssh! But wouldn't it be bad to open it and smell it?
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    Re: The Weirdest Names for Perfumes

    Just shared that joke with my DH. Who is LHHO!
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    Re: Did you like your mom's favorite scent?

    I wanted to start a "what perfume did your mother wear" thread but I found this one.
    My mother wore a perfume called Tosca by the same company that makes 4711. People used to buy her 4711 and she...
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    Re: The Weirdest Names for Perfumes

    I have to say Derring-Do is the stupidest name I've heard, can you imagine trying to sound sophisticated when you are telling someone what you are wearing. Tell me it's Australian please. Try saying...
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    Re: The Weirdest Names for Perfumes

    I wonder what the heck Erolfa means, maybe it an ititialism maybe it's Aflore backwards.
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    The Weirdest Names for Perfumes

    The weirdest one I came across is:
    Don't Get Me Wrong Baby, I Don't Swallow by Etat Libre d'Orange
    and I found Death by Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab which I found very weird.
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    Re: What do your friends smell like?

    How on earth can you remember all of those, `Cookesoul, I am racking my brains to remember what my best friends wear. Up till a year or so ago I had no interest in perfumes because most of them made...
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    The Burren Perfumery

    The Burren Perfumery
    The Burren
    Co Clare
    http://www.burrenperfumery.com/
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    Brown Thomas Galway

    BROWN THOMAS
    GALWAY

    18-21 Eglinton Buildings
    Galway, Ireland

    T. +353 91 565 254
    F. +353 91 564 668
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    Cloon Keen Atelier

    Kirwins Lane
    Galway City
    Ireland
    Hand made Candles and designer perfumes, silverware and gifts
  56. Thread: Brown Thomas

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    Brown Thomas

    BROWN THOMAS DUBLIN

    88-95 Grafton Street
    Dublin 2, Ireland

    T. +353 1 605 6666
    F. +353 1 605 6750
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    Re: Am I doing something wrong?

    It might help if you look at each oil separately first, get to know it really well. Ginger is very powerful and can be unpleasant. There are different gingers out there and it's a good idea to get...
  58. Thread: Auto Shop Scent

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    Re: Auto Shop Scent

    I love this idea, my Father was a mechanical engineer. He had his own garage. I just loved the smell of his clothes when he came in from work. I still love the smell of tyre shops and if the world...
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    Sticky: Re: Primer on How to Make Perfume (Version 1.0)

    here is a cool tool. it measures in increments of .01ml
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    If perfumes were countrys?

    Ireland: A Green/Floral Chypre perfume (unisex)
    England: A floral Amber
    France: A musky gourmand
    Morocco: An exotic, floriental
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    Re: TGIF! SotD Friday 14 September

    Lyric Rain - Strange Invisible Perfumes
    Gorgeous and inspirational.
  62. Entering in the descriptions and image of 'fumes

    I have entered in a couple of perfumes, they are sold my own company and designed by mé féin (myself). I want to let folks know what the notes are but when ever I enter in the details they do not...
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    Re: Skincare - what do you use and like?

    I use 1:2 lavender in carrier oil on my face.
    Occasionally rose hip seed oil.
  64. Thread: Dr Hauschka

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    Re: Dr Hauschka

    OMG You should try the Dr Hauschka Lavender Body Oil ...on your face!!! Talk about an excellent face rejuvenation oil. Before you go to bed and in the morning. Don't use anything else. It's brill,...
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