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    Re: Best way to clean your supplies?

    Hello Folks

    Having followed this thread for a while I think I want to retract my original comments and agree totally with Chris.

    Sodium Hydroxide cleans glass very well but unless you know what...
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    Re: Best way to clean your supplies?

    Hello Chris

    We use caustic soda in our soap making so we're familiar with its dangers. Used with care and proper safety equipment, you are okay (for our soap making all the caustic is neutralized...
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    Re: Best way to clean your supplies?

    Hello Repogirl & Chris

    Here's my routine that works very well for all glass (and why not?) and works for most, although not all, plastics:

    1. Mix up some caustic (sodium hydroxide) and cold...
  4. Does Cosmetisch Haarwater Have Any Odor & Can I Import It To the UK?

    Hello UK Perfumers

    If you have any experience with cosmetisch haarwater please answer these two questions for me:

    1. Does it have any odor at all and

    2. Can I import it into the UK (with...
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    Re: What does sex smell like?

    Hello E et al.

    For an informed and interesting essay about your question you may want to check out Essence & Alchemy: A Natural History of Perfume by Mandy Aftel, Chapter 7: "Flacon de Seduction:...
  6. Re: Where to buy glass / plastic atomizers? (UK shipping)

    Hello K W

    You may want to check out eBay.co.uk. These hand crimpers are from the US and with postage the best price seems to be around £100. This rather puts paid to what we can save on the...
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    Re: Classic Fougere Proportions?

    Hello E

    You may want to check out The Perfumer's Apprentice for some ideas on how to get started.

    Otherwise, just hang out here for a while and the tips and hints will start rolling in any...
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    Re: 'Making' lotions?

    Hello Heperd

    Mary, my wife, makes cold processed soaps and skin cremes. Since I am the Perfume Maker in our house, I'm responsible for scenting her products whenever she wants them to smell nice....
  9. Re: Where to buy glass / plastic atomizers? (UK shipping)

    Hello Chris et al.

    You win some...you lose some.

    I have bought bottles from both these sources but no atomizers. I was simply working from good customer service experiences with both these...
  10. Re: Where to buy glass / plastic atomizers? (UK shipping)

    Hello Folks

    If you're looking for just a few atomizers in glass, and you don't need anything too fancy, you may want to try www.aromantic.co.uk/. Prices are retail and you can order small lots:...
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    Re: Monoi deTahiti

    Hello Folks

    It looks like it all comes back to my original question (maybe I didn't state it very well):

    What is the objection to my creating a parfum I call "South Pacific" or "Some Enchanted...
  12. Re: Questions on becoming an entrepreneurial perfumer

    Hello Folks

    Ignore this. I somehow duplicated my latest reply.

    Sorry.

    Bill
  13. Re: Questions on becoming an entrepreneurial perfumer

    Hello Folks

    "It's the soul afraid of dying that never learns to live." Bette Midler

    Go for it!

    All the best.

    Warmest regards
    Bill
  14. Re: Questions on becoming an entrepreneurial perfumer

    Hello Pinkster

    Being neither an expert perfumer - at least not for the next ten years or so - nor an expert marketer, all I can offer are a few comments based on my many years life here on Earth....
  15. Sticky: Re: A question regarding the use of isopropyl myristate in perfumers alcohol

    Hello Elspeth and Chris

    A couple of weeks ago I had a chat with a chemist at one of the UK suppliers (sorry, I've forgotten which one) and he told me the reason we need both tert-butanol and...
  16. Safety Testing and Approval in the UK and EU

    Hello Folks

    Can any of you nice folks from the UK recommend a good chemist to test and approve my blends for sale in the UK and the EU?

    Thanks in advance.

    All the best.

    Warmest regards...
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    Re: Monoi deTahiti

    Hello B

    Perhaps I'm missing something.

    If I understand you correctly, your objection is to any action contrary to the appellation. I accept this.

    To my thinking this means: (1) I never...
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    Re: Monoi deTahiti

    Hello B Carter

    Thanks for your very sensitive and informative response.

    Never would I suggest we do anything contrary to the appellation. This is especially appropriate since, from my reading...
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    Re: Monoi deTahiti

    Hello, B Carter, once again

    Please check out the folks at Dancing Dingo when you have a moment.

    All the best.

    Warmest regards
    Bill
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    Re: Monoi deTahiti

    Hello B Carter

    Thanks for your prompt reply.

    Our sample came from a company called Aroma Trading Limited here in the UK. This was a few years ago and it was in connection with Mary, my wife's,...
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    Monoi deTahiti

    Hello folks

    Has any of you out there in Perfumeland had any experience either creating a blend with a Monoi de Tahiti theme or using this lovely oil in any of your blends?

    We obtained a small...
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    The scents may be original and dramatic but the...

    The scents may be original and dramatic but the marketing concept is totally tasteless. This obviously suits a society that thinks Ricky Gervais is a great comic and "Big Brother" is great drama....
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    Re: Creating New Perfume Company

    Hello M

    Welcome to the forum. This is a great place to start. Ask away!

    The fact you talk about your local Business Gateway suggests you might live in Scotland. If so, please let us UK members...
  24. Re: Help: Need a sticky on perfume accords

    Hello Argane

    You may want to check out a series of articles by Jean Carles at www.perfumersapprentice.com/.

    Much of what he says has to do with creating and modifying accords.

    I hope this...
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    Sticky: Re: Smelling Techniques: Guide & Summary

    Hello LGV

    Thanks for starting a great thread.

    Jean Carles says you need to practise every day - he compares this to a musician who practises every day. He says he and his associates spend at...
  26. Re: UK Suppliers of Fractions of Essential oils

    Hello Chris & Sehrgut

    Thanks for all your help. Here a few follow-up comments:

    The Capua site is one of those silly sites that drive me crazy - I don't want moving images, I want information!...
  27. Re: UK Suppliers of Fractions of Essential oils

    Hello Chris

    Thanks for the information. I shall check out Capua.

    I emailed Adam and he replied but that was before your message. He referred me to several suppliers. The likely one I checked...
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    Re: Perfume Organ

    Hello Gordon

    Thank you for starting a very interesting - and helpful - thread.

    I spy with my little eye a whole raft of lovely bottles with ground glass stoppers. Can you please tell us where...
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    Re: My Fragrances vs Professionals

    Hello Gohan

    Think about these:

    Gary Player said, 'The more I practise, the luckier I get.'

    Kimon Nicolaïdes said all art begins and ends with integrity, without integrity there can be no art...
  30. Sticky: Re: A question regarding the use of isopropyl myristate in perfumers alcohol

    Hello Mumsy & Bshell

    As promised, here is an update from the UK.

    Mumsy, you can obtain a permit to purchase up to five Litres of Denatured Ethanol B from HM Customs & Excise. When I obtained my...
  31. Sticky: Re: A question regarding the use of isopropyl myristate in perfumers alcohol

    Hello Bshell

    One problem solved and one to go:

    The -1150C and the 780C should read -115C and 78C; the "0" in each figure should have been a superscripted "degree" sign for which the formatting...
  32. Sticky: Re: A question regarding the use of isopropyl myristate in perfumers alcohol

    Hello Folks

    For those of you interested in finding out all about ethanol and its production, you may want to check out this webpage: http://www.ucc.ie/academic/chem/dolchem/html/comp/ethanol.html....
  33. Sticky: Re: A question regarding the use of isopropyl myristate in perfumers alcohol

    Hello Mumsy

    Well, heck it's not really not that bad. If I remember correctly, and it has been a few years, in the UK you can meet the requirements for the ethanol license with a reasonably secure...
  34. Sticky: Re: A question regarding the use of isopropyl myristate in perfumers alcohol

    Hello Mumsy

    You can buy undenatured alcohol (ethanol - pure grain alcohol - 200 proof - seriously drinkable stuff!) in the UK but it's messy.

    For many years I have held a permit to purchase and...
  35. Where To Find The Best Book Ever On Perfumes and Perfumery?

    Hello Folks

    It's time for me to get really serious about my perfume-making - I've been messing around for years but now I'm ready!

    If I were to ask your recommendations on the best, most...
  36. Re: UK Suppliers of Fractions of Essential oils

    Hello Iggy

    Thanks for your prompt reply.

    However, I've had a look around the Pennine website and what they seem to offer are the more-or-less standard essential oils.

    What I'm looking for,...
  37. UK Suppliers of Fractions of Essential oils

    Hello Folks

    Some time ago I attended a one-day course on perfume making run by George Dodd here in the UK. During that day I made a great perfume using several fractions of Rose Absolute.

    Now...
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