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    Re: Blue Lotus Absolute

    I contacted living libations to ask them a few questions:

    “I have a question about your Blue Lotus Absolute. Is it natural or is it a reconstitution (remade to match the composition)? the reviews...
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    Re: Blue Lotus Absolute

    LibertyNatural is great! However, they do not sell Blue Lilly absolute (commonly referred to as blue lotus) which is not a lotus plant and does not smell like white/pink lotus (Nelumbo Nucifera).
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    Re: Blue Lotus Absolute

    Thanks for the review. Good supplies are hard to find. Most extractions of "Blue Lotus" should be yellow (almost greenish, like when you paint your nails with dandelions) and if they are not, it's a...
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    Re: Blue Lotus Absolute Feedback Needed

    (Hi pears!! I love reading your stuff and find you and I have a lot of similar interests!) would love to hear your opinion on pythonic extractions. I don’t understand why they smell so differently....
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    Re: Blue Lotus Absolute Feedback Needed

    I’ve posted about this in another thread, but basically there are 3 types of blue lotus scents you can get depending on the extraction.
    I purchase directly from farmers (I travel around Asia every...
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    Re: Frankincense Notes

    I've been working through a similar issue and found this post. The solution I have so far is to work with the pure frankincense resin, rather than an EO or tears. The resin created by giving...
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    Re: Coumarin and Tonka Bean Abs

    I would recommend about a 30% dilution for tonka. Since it is not an overpowering scent, yet is very effective, i would recommend diluting it as little as possible. The only reason I can see to...
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    Re: Alternative To Tobacco Oil

    I'll have to look into this more, I've only known it to be that additives are the issue or even other aspects of tobacco, but specifically not nicotine. My understanding is that removing nicotine is...
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    Re: Any suppliers who have ripped you off?

    Thank you! I found the "good" supplier thread but certainly not the bad one! I will look much further. I also apologize for any bad memories... i still get angry.. and leave bad reviews whenever I...
  10. Re: Perfumery Education? Just say NO to Perfumersworld training.

    Literally, everyone should move to Thailand at some point. That place is amazing. So is China, but China and Thailand are in no way the same Asia - completely different cultures. Even within China,...
  11. Re: Advice regarding the diluting of civet absolute

    Oh sir, we have purchased from the same supplier! I found it a challenge to work with and dilutes the paste to a 10% in both oil and alcohol.... it literally scented anything it was near: if had...
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    Re: Essential oils blending problems

    If the mixture separates, then you can separate it. I've done that before. One quickish way is to freeze it, once you take it out only the oil and water portion is frozen and you can easily siphon...
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    Re: Alternative To Tobacco Oil

    You can try Blond Tobacco Absolute (NICOTIANA TABACUM)
    It's relatively inexpensive (don't recall price) but a little goes a long way and it is a very strong tobacco smell.
    It's nicotine-free...
  14. Re: Concentrated perfume oil + FCO = weak perfume ? -_-

    I make natural, mostly oil, based perfumes. Yes - coconut oil (MCT or FCO) can reduce both the sillage and tenacity of scents.
    Here is what I have learned.

    1) if you are open to using synthetics...
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    Any suppliers who have ripped you off?

    Does anyone have any ingredient suppliers that they do not recommend? I'm writing a blog post on who/what to avoid as I have been burned so many times and arggggg the frustration. So I would love to...
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    Re: Blue Lotus Absolute Feedback Needed

    Thanks for the response! I have a few versions but they all smell drastically different. To be honest, I'm not sure why the scents differ so much... could it really be the extraction method?
    ...
  17. Re: could using perfumes be a form of aromatherapy?

    I understand this an old post, but just adding this note here for future folks who may visit:

    Regardless of what the term "aromatherapy" means and how it is used - I would like to note that we do...
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    Re: Blue Lotus Absolute Feedback Needed

    It's certainly been a while, but if you ordered I'd love to hear about the differences in scents. I've found there are two types of real Blue Lotus (Lilly) extractions on the market and I cannot...
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    Re: Something similar to Spikenard / Liquorice?

    Perhaps when you say Licorice, you mean Anise? Actual licorice doesn't smell like spicy or minty- usually when items are labeled "Licorice" they are actually anise, so you may be mixing the two of...
  20. Orris Butter/Concrete smells like Carrot Seed - Adulterated? Any insight?

    I received some orris butter concrete from Liberty Natural that smells herbaceous and musty. It smells like dust. Reminiscent of carrot seed oil or a low dose of violet leaf oil.


    My previous...
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    Re: Carrot intead of Iris in perfume industry?

    Thanks! you're right.



    @avo1811 Yes, its the same thing - Orris Butter/ Orris Concrete/ Orris "EO"
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    Re: Carrot intead of Iris in perfume industry?

    I received some orris concrete from Liberty Natural today that smells herbaceous and musty. It smells like dust. A little like carrot seed oil.
    My previous encounters with orris butter have been...
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    Re: Dilution of Essential Oils

    I wanted to add: you're asking a good question. In general, I think it can be frustrating when people start in perfumery and don't understand what the hype with certain EO's is.

    When I started, I...
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    Re: Making a perfume without alcohol?

    DPG (dipropylene glycol) is commonly used, but I've not had success getting a "misting" spray from it.
  25. Re: Carrier Oil Fixatives for Perfume - Which are best for natural perfumery?

    Update:

    I've found that jojoba and FCO are some of the less effective to use carrier oils for fragrances - jojoba evaporates quickly, and it seems a lot of folks have allergies to FCO. I've had...
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    Re: Dilution of Essential Oils

    As folks have said, patchouli comes in a lot of grades, and yes, it gets much better with age. Though leaving the bottle open to oxidize doesn't seem to me to be a successful solution. It's possible...
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    Re: Something similar to Spikenard / Liquorice?

    Amyris is one to try. It's a smoky scent, a bit like licorice without the anise overtones.
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    Re: how to dilute Styrax

    For future folks:

    Resins are solid - they are not a liquid substance. If you have a liquid version of it, it is absolutely diluted with something. Essential oils and absolutes can be liquid, but...
  29. Poll: Re: Which 1 of these 6 website is your favorite to buy essential oils from?

    Here's two more to add to your list:
    https://libertynatural.com
    https://scents-of-earth.com

    I prefer liberty for many things, just based on cost.
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    Re: Chocolate based Fragrance: I need help!

    Thanks, that was helpful, I've been looking for ways to modify a chocolate fragrance so it doesn't feel as flat.
    The base I have is Cocoa CO2, with a distillate of espresso, and a vanilla/benzoin...
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    Re: Blue Lotus Absolute

    Thanks so much for posting that! I greatly appreciate it. I will try to play with that for my own purposes.
    Overall, I practice natural perfumery for sales and so I'm trying to find a natural...
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    Re: Calamus / Sweet Flag Root

    This is an old thread but leaving a note in case people read this.

    The fact that it is banned is absurd. It is understandable that organizations like IFRA wish to help ensure the safety of...
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    Re: Blue Lotus Absolute

    I've been having a hard time finding authentic Blue Lotus/Waterlilly (Nymphea Cerulea) - and just for the sake of clarity, there is no such thing as Blue Nelumbo Nucifera: when you're discussing...
  34. Carrier Oil Fixatives for Perfume - Which are best for natural perfumery?

    I'm working on an oil based natural perfumery line right now, and was curious about what anyone has discovered about carrier oils? Which are best to use for fragrance tenacity?

    The usual ones are...
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