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    Re: Can someone identify these ingredients?

    (redundant)
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    Re: Can someone identify these ingredients?

    The amazing fact about handwritings is – however sloppy they may be – they are consistently systematic. In order to successfully decipher a handwritten text one needs to understand and furthermore...
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    Re: Can someone identify these ingredients?

    Perhaps. But the writer doesn't seem to be missing a single dot.
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    Re: Can someone identify these ingredients?

    The more text you've got the easier it is to decipher handwritings. This is really wild guessing based on four lines.
    I would read Bois de Rose Brazil.
  5. Looking for a scent similar to KenzoKi Ginger Flower

    A dear friend of mine ran out of her beloved KenzoKi scent which apparently is discontinued. I managed to get hold of an almost full bottle via ebay and it reminds me of a fragrance I know. But I...
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    Re: Cassis/Black Currant AC's

    Hi I.D.Adam,

    I can only compare cassis abs. to the cassiffix base I have (and sell). The base is lacking this (almost harsh) dry and musty diffusiveness I find so significant about blackcurrant...
  7. Re: Smelly game....... then smelly swaps (For after the blind sniff game)

    My task was to evaluate which of your creations comes closest to the real Zino.
    I first wore them all on skin. One each day and it was really fun. They smell all good!
    My personal favourite is...
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    Re: Formulating Allergy Warning

    The sticker won't cover you at all.

    If I had signed up in a public forum with my full name I wouldn't tell the world that I am about to do something illegal. Whether I think those laws are right...
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    Re: Aus Liebe Zum Duft/First in Fragrance.

    I have a 10€ voucher for FIF to give away; valid 30 days. Who ever is interested, drop me a line.

    edit: done, no more voucher.
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    Re: List of 100 Aromachemicals

    Depends entirely on your blending style, taste and pace. I once bought 10 g indole that will last me as a lifetime supply, I guess.
    I assume you are doing some research on the materials you want to...
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    Re: Super E Iso, Ambroxan, Timbersilk, etc

    Hi mike1231,

    In UK try Chris Bartlett's offer. Browse the PDF on his website.
    The Dutch supplier De Hekserij carries all the desired substances.
    Proxisante in France has at least iso e super...
  12. Re: Customer wants single Cashmeran Scent - Safe up to which amount?

    I guess it refers to the amount in the fragrance concentrate. Given 15% concentrate in the final product would be 3.75 g in 100 g ethanol.

    I have the cap of the glass bottle that once contained...
  13. Re: Customer wants single Cashmeran Scent - Safe up to which amount?

    gandhajala, 25% of the perfume concentrate or the final product?

    Bernhard, I'd start with 5% and see. Sometimes less is more. Possibly this is of interest.
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    Re: Exclusive Materials Proposition

    I am interested, too. I am curious to see if these bases are really that good as his waxing suggests. As a German saying goes: in the end they are all cooking with water.
    If the materials are...
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    Re: List of 100 Natural Aroma Materials

    I am missing cistus, beeswax abs. and guaiac.
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    Re: Brand New Smelly Game

    I started my investigation on B last night. The room smells of flower shop this morning. Not exactly of hyacinth.
    My guide at this point of time is the Louis Appell book. More complicated than I...
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    Re: Glass Droppers

    If I'd start today I would probably check out those pipettors first instead of one-dropper-per-bottle. The crucial factor is the tiny amount of material one can use in a blend with these gadgets....
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    Re: setting up a workspace: odor "prevention"

    I totally understand the wish to have the information somehow in order when looking it up. But the purpose of this forum is not primarily to produce a well structured archive but to provide a space...
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    Re: A question for the ladies!

    I think more important than asking for the customer's potential preferences is to not disappoint the expectations that were induced by the story around the product.
    Story means: packaging (colour –...
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    Re: Tom Ford Fragrances

    You're welcome!
  21. Re: DIY Suppliers List ------Editing in progress 12/2013

    I took both, the shea and the babassu out of the fridge last night to see how they behave at room temperature. The babassu is actually less firm at around 20°C. But scent-wise they are equally...
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    Re: Tom Ford Fragrances

    Black Orchid; Bois Rouge, Purple Patchouli, Velvet Gardenia – David Apel
    Tusacan Leather; Noir de Noir – Harry Frémont, Jacques Cavallier-Belletrud
    Tobacco Vanille – Olivier Gillotin
    Oud Wood –...
  23. Re: The Chemical Compounds Behind the Smell of Flowers

    I think you have two options for a floral impression in fragrances: recreating the flower with lots of chems or using bases (they need a bit of support as well). There are many bases out there. I...
  24. Re: DIY Suppliers List ------Editing in progress 12/2013

    That's cool. I well read that you are an organic business but there are so many different concepts of „organic” in the world so I thought I better ask about the material you use.

    Probably you...
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    Re: Instead of shampoo?

    Scusi, but Aveda is full of silicones and whatever neither the environment nor a healthy scalp/hair needs. They are just fake-organic.

    Aubrey Organics are much cheaper and far better!


    Or,...
  26. Re: The Chemical Compounds Behind the Smell of Flowers

    Dimitriy, I guess the floral magic kicks in when you mix two dozens of those isolated molecules together. On their own they all smell rather pitiable.
  27. Re: Methyl Anthranilate out of Dimethyl Anthranilate

    Little OT, but I can't resist:

    http://fs1.directupload.net/images/150212/iycfr9b2.jpg
  28. Thread: Off-Topic

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    Gonzales – Manifesto


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qdoz8SU_cI4
  29. Re: Schloss Parfumerie??? Has anyone tried this new house?

    Their own line is actually not that new; as far as I know they started more than ten years ago. Collaborating with Micallef now and then.
    To me they appeared always a bit old-fashioned. But this...
  30. Re: L'Artisan Parfumeur scents at TKMaxx. Just a heads up.

    This is definitely worth blind buying. A beautiful delicate floral perfume that has been discontinued since quite some time.
  31. Re: Smelly game....... then smelly swaps (For after the blind sniff game)

    I am in Germany, mumsy.

    As soon as you guys start discussing the results here I'll stay away from the thread to not get influenced. :cool:
  32. Re: Smelly game....... then smelly swaps (For after the blind sniff game)

    I wouldn't mind doing that. Or to be more precisely: I'd love to sniff all your zinos!
  33. Re: DIY Suppliers List ------Editing in progress 12/2013

    This sounds challenging but really great, Eleonora! I wish you the best of luck regarding the weather, the crop, the blossoms' behaviour...
    May I ask what kind of carrier fat you will be using? I'd...
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    Re: Your top 10 perfumery raw materials

    Evinick, can you recommend a shop in Greece that carries mastic resin and/or eo and that ships within Europe? The mastiha shop is in comparison to my sources in Germany quite reasonable regarding the...
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    Re: I failed, need advice

    Hey, no tears! The lady in the bookbinder workshop at my university used to say: It's not so bad being stupid, you only need to be resourceful!
    I heard of special filter syringes but I guess an...
  36. Thread: Gunpowder

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    Re: Gunpowder

    I remember Hondo once stated grapefruit eo had some gunpowder feel to him (I assume in high dilution).
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    Re: Perfumer's World home study course

    Someone else told me about the good experiences he had this summer participating in this workshop.

    Thanks xrslxa for reporting!
  38. Re: Ceramic top of a heated stirrer that I'd like cleaner

    Some of the stains appear like etched into the material, for those I'd try at first petroleum benzine and if this doesn't work I would mix a strong lye, soak some cotton cloth and place it there over...
  39. Re: Vanilla scented body oil failed experiment - need advice

    I never had problems macerating vanilla pods. The scent was subtle but distinctive and the oil stable. I wouldn't mix several oils for this. Simply avoid fragile oils like grape seed oil, walnut,...
  40. Sticky: Re: Welcome new-at-DIY-fragrance members! Read this first

    Welcome mintle!
  41. Re: Question about tinctures and oil solubility

    I think this won't work. If you had an enfleurage pomade you could wash out the fragrant particles bound in that fat with ethanol. But not the other way round. In my understanding they are more...
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    Re: A Message To Our Community

    Looks like some great networking. I wish you every success and lots of fun and insight along the way!
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    Re: Materials similar to Dimethyl Octenone

    To get mall quantities (< 1 kg) of Givaudan products in Europe seems difficult. I only know of Lothar Streeck as a distributor in this segment.
    But some materials can be obtained directly through...
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    Re: Glass Droppers

    I got them from a German eBay seller, botec24. Here is a similar offer:...
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    Re: Glass Droppers

    I am sure it depends on the quality of the hardware. In one year I haven't had any discolouration of liquids or degradation of rubber. And no evaporation.
  46. Re: Proposed Live Chat - Response Requested - Choice of Day & Items to Evaluate

    I like to take part! Both dates work for me. I would group-evaluate anything. Even bergamot. But I guess, Christine, you have some more fancy things in stock.
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    Re: Your top 10 perfumery raw materials

    The mastic I have is from Greece, at least the vendor says so. Don't know if it's the one from Chios. In comparison my frankincense tincture smells like dusty citrus while mastic is more...
  48. Re: Thank you Graphite (And, So easy to order)

    Bonjour!

    I am offering new materials: Aurelione, Cassifix, Coniferan, Cyclacet, Green Pepper Base, Hexadecanolide, Jasmolactone, Koumalactone, Lavonax, Magnolys and Nonisyl acetate.

    If you...
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    Re: Glass Droppers

    I am using dropper pipettes and couldn't be happier. They must fit perfectly otherwise you'll have some constant evaporation going on. Don't know how your suppliers are organized but I'd check for...
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    Re: Genuine Resin Fragrance?

    Black Amber by Agonist. It's more about frankincense and other resins than about the usual amber notes.
  51. Re: Overpowering materials that should be used in very small amounts

    Irispallida didn't ask for the personality traits needed to become a perfumer, but for some hints to make happy perfuming even happier.

    I want to name indol and patchouli.
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    Re: Highest quality naturals online?

    In France Proxisante, In Germany essence.de, in the Netherlands een-groenewereld.nl, in the UK Hermitage Oils.
    So far I only ordered at Proxisante and Essence and was happy with the quality...
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    Re: Warming up florals

    Maybe tolu or perubalsam. I tried ist once with tuberose and found it worked quite well.
  54. Re: Need opinon on which synthetic musk(s) to use for...

    You can get 1 g of ambergris in NZ for 25$, making a 3% tincture will give you 33 g; not a bad deal at all, keeping in mind you only need minute amounts.
    But I guess time is the crucial factor...
  55. Re: Antiperspirant that works, and can be worn with any perfume

    You could try this Body Shop deo.
    Vichy (which you get in pharmacies) has some scent free anti-transpirants worth testing.
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    Re: small sculpture made of Exaltolide

    Congratulations on your Perfume Première!

    Regarding the balloon – what could happen if the experiment fails?
    I assume you can re-melt the exaltolide again. If you don't heat it too much, why...
  57. Re: First ever perfume finished with a crimped bottle......

    That's just what I was going to say! Thanks for sharing, mumsy. I find this really exciting!
    DD is a coool name.
  58. Re: New brand Brooklyn Perfume Company with four fragrances

    Oh, wow - James Peterson! Cool.

    I just ordered some samples here. Even the Musk. As it is written in furrypine's signature – there is no cure for curiosity.
  59. Thread: Off-Topic

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    30.000 Americans are killed every year through firearms. Shot down by fellow Americans who are claiming this as their freedom.
    Kids shooting accidentally their parents in supermarkets or their...
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    Re: Traveling with open stoppered bottle.

    I think taping the stopper is a good idea (full circle around the bottle, both sides; taping around the neck isn't helpful unless you are using lab film). And then into the double-bag.

    I wouldn't...
  61. Re: How much of your wardrobe do you currently use?

    I am experiencing this for quite a while that I lost interest in a lot of my oh so loved favourites. I find them cloying (Stoned, for example), intrusive (many ambers) or simply bland (many ambers...
  62. Re: Congrats to Mr. Bartlett and Pell Wall perfumes!

    It is really satisfying to see when people who are evidently as committed as you, Chris, are receiving credit. Same holds true for PK. Honour to whom honour is due.
  63. Re: DIY Suppliers with MSDS, Certificate of analysis and Declaration of Allergens

    No one wants to reinvent the wheel. It was my assumption before I knew better. I quote myself:






    I am based in Germany and the business registration is almost done.
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    How has your year been?

    I got involved in DIY perfumery in November 2013 so I thought it would be about time to take stock of my development.

    Frankly, I was mainly engaged in stockpiling materials, diluting back and...
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    Re: Season's Greetings DIYers

    I am glad, too, they are here and happy to help. We were probably lost otherwise. Or stuck in idle tinkering.

    I guess this forum contains the most comprehensive information about DIY perfumery...
  66. Re: DIY Suppliers with MSDS, Certificate of analysis and Declaration of Allergens

    I am on track. The people at the Chamber of Industry and Commerce are – as always – very helpful. No rocket science. From my next order on I will provide the documents for professionals.
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    Re: What was your first Niche fragrance?

    Keiko Mecheri Paname.
  68. Thread: Off-Topic

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    Some maybe remember the commercial with Jean Claude van Damme.

    Here is a take starring Chuck Norris (who ever that is).


    Merry Christmas!



    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T-D1KVIuvjA
  69. Re: DIY Suppliers with MSDS, Certificate of analysis and Declaration of Allergens

    Thank you Jan, for elaborating on this subject!

    I am thinking about offering documentation as well. It's just some tedious paper work – no rocket science?
    Without any knowledge of this I'd...
  70. Thread: Warm Glow?

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    Re: Warm Glow?

    Traces of rose abs or bees wax abs. Perhaps. Or tonka.
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    Re: Diluting Absolutes?

    Hi Saaski, welcome!

    Until a moderator will move your thread into the DIY sub-forum, you can spend some time reading the stickies there: http://www.basenotes.net/forums/15-Fragrance-DIY
    ...
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    Re: Quality incense recommendation.

    +1 for Shoyeido.

    But their styles really vary from edgy stuff for the connaisseur to high-end perfum-y sticks. I prefer the latter. For example the Gold, Echo, Star or Royal series are divine....
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    Re: Your top 10 perfumery raw materials

    I just found among my tinctures a bottle with a 16% tincture of the LN concrete in 96.5 ethanol. Totally forgotten about it and filtered it right away.
    My tuberose abs is from Proxisante and smells...
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    Re: DIY! Fossilized Amber Tincture

    To me it even smells of gasoline. If it fits into a blend it can have nice effects regarding diffusion and longevity.
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    DIY! Fossilized Amber Tincture

    Just a brief note on how to make this tincture.

    Get some amber. I got mine from ebay. No butterscotch or jewelry quality. Just cheap and raw.

    Wrap it and hammer it to sand. Preferably on the...
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    Re: Your top 10 perfumery raw materials

    Since I am still cavorting in perfumery kindergarten, I can only share my sniffing favourites or those I keep like treasures.

    Tuberose absolute is one I love. Though many people I showed it to...
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    Re: Beeswax absolute

    You can buy pine wood at your incense supplier and tincture it. Very nice.
  78. Thread: Benzoin Siam

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    Re: Benzoin Siam

    I've got some from Primavera, Benzoe Siam (Styrax tonkinensis), liquid as an eo. They say it's an alcohol extraction of the resin and list the following ingredients on the label: alcohol, styrax...
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    Re: Hermetic Bottles

    I always make sure to get caps and bottles with the compatible DIN number („Deutsches Institut für Normung”; for 10 ml brown glass bottles it's DIN18). For you it would be a certain ISO number then,...
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    My parents were bombed out in World War II. I have difficulties understanding how someone can brag about having been to war. And actually, what I hear from men and women coming home from their...
  81. Re: Thank you Graphite (And, So easy to order)

    Hi GuerlainJedi,

    of course. The easiest way is to send me your e-mail address via pm then I can send you the file!


    Who ever is interested in the materials I am selling, please feel free to...
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    Re: The problem with sweetness

    Depending on the composition of you fragrance esp. the top notes those terpenes (or pinenes?) will ruin it.
    I used it together with other unscented oils/fats and didn't expected this sweetness (it...
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    Re: The problem with sweetness

    I want to second perfectscent's idea with ethyl maltol. But really in homeopathic doses. I would dilute it down till I hardly can smell anything and take a trace amount of this.
    A while back I...
  84. Re: Thank you Graphite (And, So easy to order)

    Ciao benessere! Please send me a pm with your email address. I can't see the option here to attach PDFs to private messages.
  85. Re: Thank you Graphite (And, So easy to order)

    Hey, thank you guys! My pleasure.

    :vrolijk_26:


    carlesrodrigo, just pm me your e-mail address and I send you the PDF.
  86. Re: Is THIS Ambergris? (Old Fritzsche Brothers vial)

    (The vial is so lovely!)
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    Re: Becoming A Supplier

    Your site is very nice, saponier – congrats! From the esthetic point of view it's the most appealing supplier website to me so far.

    My best wishes for your business!
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    Re: Alternative to Hermitage - AUS

    Clara, I ship to Australia as well. If you like, pm me your e-mail address and I send you a PDF with the materials I am selling.
    Postage is very reasonable.
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    Re: Becoming A Supplier

    I guess it depends on the supplier. For me buying from a french vendor the difference is 20%. For example, if one material is 250€ per kilo, I'd pay 30€ for 100 g.
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    Re: Becoming A Supplier

    Hi saponier,

    that's a concept I am actually running since a few months, but without a website. My initial thought was to get hold of the materials the usual suppliers do not offer and also to a...
  91. Re: Newbie here, confused about IFRA rules....

    That's interesting. Do you know which metals and materials this issue is about?
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    Re: Primer on How to Make Perfume (Version 1.0)

    Just received a newsletter with this link to the Perfumers World Youtube channel. Have watched only one yet and find it – apart from the long trailer and closing credits – to be a nice bit of...
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    Re: An unscented deodorant that actually works?

    Mine is actually a deo creme and I apply it with my fingers anyway. Your comment just reminded me of this fact and that some people possibly do not like this.

    Coconut oil is getting liquid at...
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    Re: An unscented deodorant that actually works?

    That's how I am doing it, too. My recipes are changing with every batch. What I always do is grounding the crystalline baking soda in a mortar. A bit laborious but I find it otherwise too scratchy on...
  95. Thread: Off-Topic

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    In fifteen years using Macs I didn't had a single virus. At least no one I noticed.
    But I am actually thinking of switching to Linux/Ubuntu.
  96. Thread: Off-Topic

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    So you guys saying cruelty against animals is unacceptable – you are all vegans then? Or do you classify? Like, torturing a cow or chicken is OK, but exotic animals like sharks or cute ones like...
  97. Thread: Off-Topic

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    Nice animation:


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4gIhRkCcD4U
  98. Re: Why commercial perfume bottles caps are crimped?

    Guerlain L'Art et la Matière line,
    all Profumum Roma,
    the 100 ml bottles by Annick Goutal,
    and many more are not crimped.

    Do they produce differently for the US market?
  99. Re: Had My First Sales Event-- my experience so far...

    In deed, that's really cool. Keep us posted!
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    Re: Chanel No. 5 Eau de Cologne (how old?)

    I never saw the CC logo on the bottom of a Chanel bottle. It's alway CHANEL. The oldest bottle I own is from the seventies. They started etching later, in the nineties I guess, but not sure about...
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