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  1. Re: New supplier I met here in Jakarta... WOOHOO!

    Sorry, WIFI went out at my host's home... now typing from the hospital, my oldest has had fever, cough, vomiting for four days now...

    So will make a better report when back in the USA..

    BTW,...
  2. New supplier I met here in Jakarta... WOOHOO!

    I'm so amazed to find such great materials for Perfumery here in Jakarta. Vetiver Absolute - the nicest vetiver ever..., Red Ginger EO - WOW! Sumatra Benzoin Absolute -YUM!, Green Patchouli Absolute...
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    Re: List of 100 Natural Aroma Materials

    I posted a number of fragrance ingredients wheels on he PSH website... hard for me to locate them presently though, because of my location... PK
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    Re: List of 100 Natural Aroma Materials

    These can be removed:
    1, 18, 47, 49, 52, 53

    Needs:
    More Cedars
    Orangeblossom
    Artemisia varieties
    Nutmeg / Mace
  5. Re: Preserving scents (flacons, vintage splashes, etc) using heavy airs...

    There is so little space in the neck of a filled and still uncapped bottle of perfume, that when you try and spray in the argon, you may/will likely splash out perfume...

    I keep a cylinder of...
  6. Thread: The diy lab

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    Re: The diy lab

    Really nice!
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    Re: Classic Cologne Structure

    You can find classical cologne formulae in the files section of the Yahoo Perfumaking group files.
    Sign up and read them there...
    Can't send any myself presently,

    PK in Jakarta
  8. Re: Fresh scents on the Tokyo Subway this morning

    http://www.basenotes.net/attachment.php?attachmentid=35328&stc=1

    Here's the pic I was trying to upload...
  9. Thread: "Safe" oakmoss

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    Re: "Safe" oakmoss

    There are a number of Oakmoss bases, like also Oakmoss Givco...
  10. Re: Fresh scents on the Tokyo Subway this morning

    Oh dear, seem to have trouble uploading from the phone.. Next we go to Jakarta, so I'll be scarce for the next two weeks...

    PK
  11. Fresh scents on the Tokyo Subway this morning

    We got into Tokyo very early, and when we went on the trains with people going to work Monday morning, what I smelled wasn't much, but was fresh light fare. Not really much for perfume amongst the...
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    Re: Madagascar Vanilla Absolute Supplier.

    This is pretty good from theperfumery.com





    Vanille - Vanilla Absolute Replacement


    Category
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    Re: Sparkle in "Elixer" from Penhaligon's

    Mysore sandalwood: you could try the real stuff, or Aussie real stuff, or this? http://www.newdirectionsaromatics.com/sandalwood-nature-identical-essential-oil-phthalate-free-p-2044.html

    The...
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    Re: Madagascar Vanilla Absolute Supplier.

    My disdain is for the ridiculously sickening plethora of vanillin filled scents, candles, Coca Cola, Le Male, Pear and Olive, Flowerbomb, EVERY popular scent on the market it seems is chock full of...
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    Re: Madagascar Vanilla Absolute Supplier.

    Todd, I can only assume that you mean use as a rounding agent in my own perfumes...?
    If so, the answer is yes.

    PK
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    Re: Madagascar Vanilla Absolute Supplier.

    I'm far from a vanilla Expert, as my disdain for the overuse of Vanillin is well known.
    But this is my source for Vanilla Abs.:...
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    Re: Madagascar Vanilla Absolute Supplier.

    Since Vanilla Absolute is extremely expensive, you can bet that these perfumes are not using much of it.

    PK
  18. Thread: Grojsman Accord

    by pkiler
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    Re: Grojsman Accord

    When you consider that some of Grojsman's perfumes were successful sellers, and were 80% this accord, just decorated with some few things to change their top/middle character, you can see why the...
  19. Re: Strange materials from my supplier (Boswellic acid,Salivia apiana, Larrea diviricata)

    Personally, I would not have expected a tar note from the Larrea. Not even Larrea Tridentata has a tar note to me. The term "Creosote" that COMES from the creosote bush is placed into tar, where it...
  20. Re: The Chemical Compounds Behind the Smell of Flowers

    Graphite is perfectly correct. You simply cannot mimic a natural with three molecules, and have it smell full and natural. You need a LOT more molecules to approximate a fill out a natural...
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    Re: Concentrate Preparation

    As an addendum: My method of dissolving solids by placing large qty's of thin liquids in on top of them in the smaller beaker is also helpful because you don't need to heat the entire mixture to get...
  22. Re: The Chemical Compounds Behind the Smell of Flowers

    Please review the revised post above, since the first time I posted the graphic was too small...
  23. The Chemical Compounds Behind the Smell of Flowers

    35112

    See a broader level of textual information at the original post here:
    http://www.compoundchem.com/2015/02/12/flowers/#more-3686...
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    Re: Concentrate Preparation

    Yes, weigh items out into a small beaker, then dump into the larger bottle.
    Each time of course, there will be residue from the last pour, so tare the beaker again, and just keep putting it all...
  25. Re: Smelly game....... then smelly swaps (For after the blind sniff game)

    You would be stunned by how much eugenol is in vintage formulas, and you don't smell it...

    PK
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    Re: brand new and would like help formulating

    Sorry, buy without knowing the formula or it's percentages, it is too difficult to comment much on how it might smell. If you have 25% of vanilla, then yes, it will be sweet.

    PK
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    Re: Concentrate Preparation

    Bottles can be empty jars of jelly, or brown half gallon glass bottles, an aluminum Water bottle for hiking, or the large 1kg - 5kg Aluminum bottles or steel cans/drums that materials come in, or 5...
  28. Re: Advice on wholesale suppliers/ Greetings, I am new! Love the site

    Hi Raquel, most of us here try pretty hard to avoid FO's (Fragrance Oils) such as those sold by SOS and Wellington. So your response for this line of questions might receive less than desired...
  29. Re: Ceramic top of a heated stirrer that I'd like cleaner

    DMSO Came today, Handled with my Super duty Chemical gloves, (Thanks BSHELL!)

    I heated the ceramic top, after application of the solvent, then added boiling water by dropper, which boiled and...
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    Re: Sandalwood Attempts

    As it happens, I am making a Sandalwood blend myself for a new Zoologist Perfume need, so it will be fun to smell yours... :-0

    Thanks James,
    PK
  31. Re: Strange materials from my supplier (Boswellic acid,Salivia apiana, Larrea diviricata)

    I have yet to see a . . . (Oh Wait, I just found the very first source of Larrea Tridentata EO that I have seen.)
    I ordered a 1ml vial to sniff and compare to my tincture of the leaves...
    ...
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    Re: Sandalwood Attempts

    http://www.basenotes.net/attachment.php?attachmentid=35000&stc=1
    Step 1: Click on a person's name.
    Drop down menu appears.
    Step 2: Click on Private message. Then opens a message window. ...
  33. Thread: Ambreine

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    Re: Ambreine

    Bill, I responded to your post by putting your quote back on it...

    PK
  34. Re: How to use Civet, and not end up with an old lady scent?

    So, to bring the Civet back to this thread... - - - -



    The task then is to deconstruct what the civet is about in the natural, and make the synths mimic it more by changing the materials and...
  35. Re: Smelly game....... then smelly swaps (For after the blind sniff game)

    Cybervoltage sent their Mailing address, so theirs goes out today too.

    PK
  36. Re: Smelly game....... then smelly swaps (For after the blind sniff game)

    ColHP's Zino sample goes out tomorrow...

    PK
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    Re: Sandalwood Attempts

    James, Love to smell it...

    PK
  38. Re: Ceramic top of a heated stirrer that I'd like cleaner

    Thaks Barry and Bill for your knowledge, I appreciate all of it...

    PK
  39. Re: Ceramic top of a heated stirrer that I'd like cleaner

    Thanks Bill and Tensor... :-) If my attempts to clean it fail, I won't fret about it, but since the stirrer is relatively clean otherwise, and I will be using my lab for some classes I wanted to...
  40. Re: Strange materials from my supplier (Boswellic acid,Salivia apiana, Larrea diviricata)

    Dragon's blood seems virtually worthless to perfumery. (to me)

    The Salvia likely smells much like a sage, or a sage type, is it an EO?

    The Larrea looks so very close to the Mojave/Sonora desert...
  41. Re: Smelly game....... then smelly swaps (For after the blind sniff game)

    Mstrcovie's Zino sample is going out today...

    Who else in the USA needs one?

    PK
  42. Thread: Dilution

    by pkiler
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    Re: Dilution

    Not likely really... you will need something else instead of the bitter Orange I suspect. I'd have to do more research to say much more... But I can say that probably won't get you where you wish...
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    Re: Sandalwood Attempts

    Hi Jeff!

    I need to rekindle our chat... :-)

    PK
  44. Re: Ceramic top of a heated stirrer that I'd like cleaner

    I tried Acetone already, CLR (Calcium lime Rust Remover), and as I also mentioned. Nothing has helped.
    No one in my neighborhood after going door to door has any Easy Off Oven cleaner to use...
  45. Re: Ceramic top of a heated stirrer that I'd like cleaner

    hmmm/... Sounds like I should get it for my joints as well... HAHAHAHA

    PK
  46. Re: Ceramic top of a heated stirrer that I'd like cleaner

    Bill, I don't have any DMSO, and so will need to buy it. I've never heard of it before, so I am curious if I should buy it for one use, or a bit more, ie: 4 oz or 16 oz?
    - I just don't know what...
  47. Ceramic top of a heated stirrer that I'd like cleaner

    I got this today, and trying to clean it up a bit. I've tried house bleach, and Lemon Juice in the sun. The stains might have lightened somewhat, but not seeming very much.

    I have yet to try a...
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    Re: Perfumer's World home study course

    Glad that you benefitted from your classes!

    PK
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    Re: When do I use DPG?

    jpaulgan: I apologize for my own confusing lack of clarity... I still think my first statement you quoted is true.

    The Second statement that you question is indeed seemingly more confusing,...
  50. Re: Great FRÉDÉRIC MALLE Interview, - Interesting slant on All Natural Scents too

    xrslxa: Thanks for the repost, This time I copied the article so it would not get away from me again! :-)

    PK
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    Re: Sourcing Rum Absolute

    Not sure about difficulties in procuring 200 Proof Alcohol, but Remet Alcohol sells it here in California. Fortunately, I can simply go pick it up in person, as it is close enough.

    Likely the...
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    Re: Question about tinctures and oil solubility

    Don't worry about Seaweed Abs's cost. If you buy a small vial you will likely have it to use the rest of your life because it is so strong and you dilute to 1% before even THINKING about using it. ...
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    Re: Question about tinctures and oil solubility

    Green tea tincture is really pretty weak anyway. The only real way to get a good Green tea product other than an Abs is to make folded Green Tea Extract in water. And fold it about 30X. Then it...
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    Re: When do I use DPG?

    jpaulgan: In order to make a scent last a long time, you need to make it with materials that last a long time. Making a fragrance with materials that last a short time and then trying to add a...
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    Re: Sourcing Rum Absolute

    Oh, Interesting! The high proof rums at 151 proof could be very useful if used in small qty, and balanced with 200 proof alcohol in the finished product...

    Overproof Rum
    Most rums available for...
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    Re: Sourcing Rum Absolute

    Nature knows best: Most rums are a blend of elements, seemingly all with added Vanilla, some more, some less, and likely some other flavors/odors. But the Vanilla/Vanillin is the one that I readily...
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    Re: Heliotrope / Heliotropin

    Our fellow Perfumer Andy Tauer uses a blend of naturals and "synthetic" molecules.
    Our fellow Perfumer Mandy Aftel uses a blend of naturals and "natural" molecules.

    There really isn't any...
  58. Re: Fahrenheit formula and Paradisone availability?

    I'm getting my MOC from TGSC:
    http://www.thegoodscentscompany.com/pricoffr.html#plz102087

    Will let you know if we do a GC on Original Fahrenheit...

    PK
  59. Re: Fahrenheit formula and Paradisone availability?

    Rick, 20ml for $110 is Stratospherically out of line. Don't get ripped off.

    A whole Kilogram is $300

    PK
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    Re: Heliotrope / Heliotropin

    James, PA's Heliotropin Replacer is in fact Heliotropin in another material at 50%. (Can't remember what though presently.) Just use twice as much. This is for legal ramifications only

    PK
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    Re: Muskroot / Sumbul-root / Ferula sumbul

    Have you consulted Arctander?
  62. Re: Fahrenheit formula and Paradisone availability?

    I'm not actually sold that the Chamomile is the note that this author thinks it is.
    I would place my money more on Methyl Octine Carbonate and Methyl Heptine Carbonate.

    I buy the Methyl Octine...
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    Re: A Message To Our Community

    Just briefly revisiting The Formula book issue, When I told Mr Katz the Bookseller what I thought the book was, ( I gave a forensic review of the pictures he sent me, and decided that they were of...
  64. Re: Anyone have issues with Espresso/Coffee Distillates?

    You've tried Coffee CO2 products?

    PK
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    Re: A Message To Our Community

    :beer:
  66. Re: Recs please for a newbie that wants to give her sandalwood it's just due +

    Hi Kelly,

    As for Vanilla, (Although I have less experience personally with Vanilla) with an oil substrate, I'd suggest making an oil infusion from the absolute. Place the absolute into the oil...
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    Re: Looking for some direction...

    For Clouding issues, you could try to cut with Ethanol and DPG and IPM in a percentage of each, and see if this clears it or not. Clouding usually occurs because of water content, which sometimes...
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    Re: Materials similar to Dimethyl Octenone

    Bernard, Who Sells Givaudan in Austria?

    Find out and buy from them...


    PK
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    Re: Four Curious Chems - Need some help

    What scent is it?
    Maybe these are captives?
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    Re: Stereotypical men's cologne

    Dihydromyrcenol is king of copycat freshy Men's Colognes.
    Can't stand it...

    PK
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    Re: We are Meeting on Skype right now

    It was FUN! Let's do it again!
    PK
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    Re: The smell of spring?

    Blue Hyacinth Headspace GC
    http://www.basenotes.net/attachment.php?attachmentid=34538&stc=1

    :-)

    PK
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    Re: The smell of spring?

    Hyacinth Abs:
    http://www.bristolbotanicals.co.uk/pr-6

    PK
  74. Re: Smelly game....... then smelly swaps (For after the blind sniff game)

    Since you're all a bit short of juice, Why Don't I send vials out of my vintage Zino bottle to USA folks...?

    PK
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    Re: Any experience with ordering from CGherbals

    So, Here's their new cart with shipping included:

    http://cdn-a2.buildabazaar.com/img/lookandfeel/7814780/7d9f310ca246dc86fcb76_logowithcaption.png.999x238x.png

    HOME | HELLO PAUL KILER |
    ...
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    Re: Orris Root Absolute

    This was in my files, It adds up to 539 Grams, an odd amount, So i Put it into Excel, and the right column is the percentages of that.


    Iris Accord from Patent



    alpha-isomethyl ionone (50%...
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    Re: Disgusted by IFRA perfume regulations

    Irina, When do the EU new regs take effect and are finalized?
  78. Re: Musk nonane (Oxalide T, 10-oxadecahexanolide, OHD musk)

    I'll look into my stock later, pretty sure I have it. Yes I do have a sample from Takasago. Will check the odor in a bit.
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    Re: Linalool - A Flavor Perspective

    That's Great Christine, I also clipped out the Linalool article today, to archive and read for myself... :-)

    PK
  80. Thread: One Tip

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    Re: One Tip

    My Tip(s)

    Weigh everything
    Write everything down
    Don't be afraid of powder/crystals. Simply place them into your solution and weigh the difference, instead of prediluting them.
    Work at a scale...
  81. Re: How to use Civet, and not end up with an old lady scent?

    I also was puzzled by the Call out for Iso Muscone, since it is such a pennyweight constituent. :-) I sort of gave up on it, because of it's lack of OOOMPH!

    But your suggestion Luigi is very...
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    Re: Google Hangout Saturday Jan 17?

    I'll be there... Or is it Here...? :-)

    PK
  83. Re: How to use Civet, and not end up with an old lady scent?

    Interesting, Mike Storer and I were just talking about Exaltone today, in fact it's on my left hand...

    :-)

    PK
  84. Re: How to use Civet, and not end up with an old lady scent?

    Thanks Amar.

    I'm not French. I'm not Nicaraguan. I'm not Indonesian. I'm not Indian.
    But I have been to those countries.

    I'm an American. Who builds scents primarily for North...
  85. Re: How to use Civet, and not end up with an old lady scent?

    Some things I've learned:

    1. I have a bottle that is labelled as Civettone, that smells like a whole Civet reconstruction. It isn't Civettone

    2. Civettone doesn't smell like whole Civet, it...
  86. Re: How to use Civet, and not end up with an old lady scent?

    Mumsy, and David by his Private Message, you both have a great idea, which was close to what I was thinking about... Thanks to Both of you for your thoughts... They are much appreciated...
  87. Re: Overpowering materials that should be used in very small amounts

    IrisPallida:

    Scale - is the concept to learn. To learn where to let it fall, and how to use it. This is learning your materials.

    It takes time. It takes Years. A Decade.
    It takes effort. ...
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    Re: Help going broke...substitutions ?

    Unfortunately, there is no substitute for spending money in the business of perfumery.

    You can try the tangerine, and see what happens, Since you are the arbiter of taste for YOUR perfume, only...
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    Re: Perfumery equipments

    It's most helpful if you place the flag of your country on your profile, so that we know from what country you come, to better answer questions about suppliers. Where do you live?


    PK
  90. Thread: Tobacco Accord

    by pkiler
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    Re: Tobacco Accord

    Oh, and I think Tabanon will be in stock soon @ PSH:
    http://perfumersupplyhouse.com/?s=tabanon

    PK
  91. Thread: Tobacco Accord

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    Re: Tobacco Accord

    Have a look here for ideas:
    http://www.thegoodscentscompany.com/odor/tobacco.html

    PK
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    Re: Ideas for non-citrus topnotes

    Adam, Have you explored the Artemisia (genus) family of EO's for topnotes? The artemisia genus consists of 200-400 varieties, things like Sage, Sagebrush, Mugwort and endless varieties of Wormwood....
  93. Re: How to use Civet, and not end up with an old lady scent?

    To echo and rephrase Bill's comments, "old lady" is associative, and not actual. But in this case it also harkens to the past of say, 40-50 years ago, or even farther in the past.
    But still mostly...
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    Sticky: Re: Links to perfumery books

    If I were to get a book, this is what I'd get at 40% off:
    http://www.alluredbooks.com/Perfumery-Techniques-in-Evolution-2nd-Edition.html

    Coupon Makes it
    $77.40
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    Re: Google Hangout Saturday Jan 17?

    Barry, Write her an email and request the sample pack...
    christine@perfumersupplyhouse.com

    PK
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    Re: Group buy for GC/MS

    Don't worry about Coco Mademoiselle.

    Top of my list is Patou Pour Homme, I think.

    I've had enough Tuberose things done that I don't need a GC of Carnal Flower anymore, even though it a top line...
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    Re: Ideas for non-citrus topnotes

    Anybody here smelled Panda from Zoologist Perfumes yet?
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    Re: What's that Old Person Smell?

    It's been really interesting all the discussion that this has caused... LOL!

    PK
  99. Thread: Benzoin Siam

    by pkiler
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    Re: Benzoin Siam

    I'd guess at 50%, and let it sit for a few days to get into solution.

    But reading TGSC, it does not mention solubility in Alcohol, but Benzyl Benzoate. See here:...
  100. Re: Well, I can now finally say I've smelled Rum Absolute!

    Deep Rum, wood, oak-y, fruity, smoky.

    It's Rum without the added vanilla common in OTC Rum, plus nothing else added either.
    Really wonderful indeed... :-)

    I think the Robertet Rum Extract...
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