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  1. Re: Black currant (cassis) absolute suppliers uk

    Thanks both. It is blackcurrant bud essential oil that I am after. I'm not after a dilution and only want the pure essential oil. If anyone hears of a small scale supplier in the uk please let me...
  2. Black currant (cassis) absolute suppliers uk

    Hi
    Does anyone know a reasonably priced black currant absolute supplier that sells relatively small amounts (5-25 ml) in the uk? I used to use essentially oils but they have now folded.
    Many thanks...
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    Re: Fragrance Labelling Question % alcohol Vol

    In Russia there is a real problem with people drinking perfume!
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    What is the most sublime perfume?

    For me it has to be Apres L'Ondee. It smells just like it says, like rain drops evaporating off flower petals as the sun comes out.
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    Re: Synthetic ambergris

    Thanks. I'll look into it further.
  6. Re: Synthetic/aromachemical suppliers in the uk

    Thanks everyone. Hekserij sound like the best option to avoid any customs charges.
  7. Re: If you could give one piece of advice to a new fragrance collector, what would it be?

    Don't listen to any advice or what anyone else recomends, trust yourself and go with what smells good to you.
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    Re: Sample vials in the UK

    I'd second Les Senteurs. Staff are generally very friendly and willing to help. I imagine there will be a fee for posting samples.
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    Synthetic ambergris

    Hi
    Does anyone know if there is a good quality synthetic ambergris available anywhere?
    Many thanks in advance
    G
  10. Synthetic/aromachemical suppliers in the uk

    Hi
    Can anyone recomend good quality synthetic or aromachemical suppliers in the uk or that ship smallish quantities to the uk?
    Or maybe there is a previous thread that has covered this?
    Thanks in...
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    Re: The Perfume Shoppe

    I've ordered a couple of things from them. I got caught out by customs and had to pay vat though. They're very friendly and have a nice site with lots of great perfumes. I think it took a couple of...
  12. Re: Driest, harshest fragrance that comes to mind

    LDDM is certainly not dry. It is very full and warm and resinous.

    The driest perfume I own is probably Timbuktu and my partner owns Dune which is also pretty damn dry. Dune I find pretty bleak,...
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    Re: Perfumers alcohol in the UK?

    Hi Elspeth

    I've never had an inspection in around 4-5 years. I don't think it's something they'd be too worried about for 20 litres or less. Most people probably have more in their alcohol...
  14. Ombre Rose L'Original EDT or EDP, which is better?

    Hi
    I bought this for my partner a little while ago and unfortunately it has begaun to turn. I'd like to get it for her again but don't live close enough to any cities to go and try it out.
    I wanted...
  15. Thread: London

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    Re: LONDON - the ultimate good perfumery guide (map included)

    Can someone make this a sticky, because the map is so good and useful?
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    Re: Perfumers alcohol in the UK?

    I get mine from Joseph Mills:
    www.joseph-mills.co.uk

    TDSA 1 is the one I have been using so far.

    The minimum order is 20 litres, not sure about current costs but probably around 200. The more...
  17. Thread: Perfume-power

    by Grierson
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    Re: Perfume-power

    I think it shows integrity and courage for PerfumePower to reply to the post here. Also, a week is not long to wait for a delivery, unless it was next day delivery or something. The timescale for...
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    Re: Florence, Italy

    The cones are great. More places should use them. I'm surprised they havn't caught on.
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    Re: Florence, Italy

    The event above is over now so should perhaps be removed?

    I'm in Florence right now and found a great little boutique called Olfattorio at Via de Tornabuoni 6. Diptyque, Coudray, The Different...
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    Re: Why the Perfume Industry Stinks

    Aside from the aversion to cats, I think it's a good article and makes a lot of valid points about the absurdities and ridiculousness of the fashion, perfume and advertising industries.
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    Re: I am looking for Civet colognes list.

    Definitely Mouchoir de Monsieur. It's the strongest civet I know.
  22. Thread: London

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    Re: Any exclusivity in London ?

    Les Senteurs in Belgravia is lovely shop and more down to earth than Roja Dove. Though that said they are extremely helpfull in Roja Dove.
    There is a map on this site of all the perfume shops in and...
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    Perfume Emporium excellent service

    Hi
    I just felt I had to share my experience with Perfume Emporium. I ordered 50 ml of Pour Monsieur by Chanel and they sent me 75 ml of Pour Monsieur Concentree instead. I raised this with them as...
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    Re: Xerjoff - Shooting Stars

    Seriously overpriced but they smell pretty good.
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    Re: building my first organ, what i need more?

    Black Pepper can bring a nice masculine note.
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    Re: building my first organ, what i need more?

    Frankincense and Myrrh too!
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    Re: building my first organ, what i need more?

    Hi
    Vanilla and/or Benzoin. Lots of florals as HD says above, narcissus is a favourite of mine, and you've got to get a whole load of rose too. Orris is widely used but expensive. Violet is good....
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    Re: Bought Kouros yesterday: Opinions.

    For the first 3 hours or so I find it too overpowering. Then after 3 or 4 hours I start to really like it. Just stay away from other people for 3 or 4 hours after putting it on and you'll be fine :)
  29. Re: Would you rank L'Aarchiste on the same par with Yatagan and 3rd Man?

    For me 3rd man is one of my favourites, followed quite closely by Yatagan. L'Anarchiste is not in the same league.
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    Xerjoff - Shooting Stars

    The whole collection.
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    Grossmith collection

    Hasu-no-Hana
    Shem-el-Nessim
    Phul-Nana
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    Re: ethanol absolute 995% for perfumes

    Hi oliverandco
    In the UK I use TDSA 1 100% which you need to apply for a licence for.
    Ifind that if it's too diluted the denaturing ingredients effect the overall quality of the perfume.
    I bought...
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    Re: Aromachemicals for dummies

    Hiya
    As GourmandHomme says the most comprehensive and reasonable book is Introduction to Perfumery by Tony Curtis and David Williams....
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    Re: Fragrance eBay Ban

    Hi HanuToYume
    No problems for me in the UK. Maybe it's just a Canadian thing?
    G
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