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  1. Re: Anyone have plans for a perfumer's desktop organ?

    I use these. Quickly running out of room though :)
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  2. Thread: Apple Accord

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    Re: Apple Accord

    The ones I bought right at the beginning went right over to the diffuser (and have never even been used in THAT!).
  3. Thread: Paul Kiler!

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    Re: Paul Kiler!

    Ah, nice. I didn't see it listed. Might have to dig up some spendin' money :)
  4. Thread: Paul Kiler!

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    Re: Paul Kiler!

    Congrats again, Paul. Are you going to be adding this to your Discovery Sampler Pack?
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    Re: Screw SolidState >:(

    *hides stockpiled jugs of water*

    Nothing to see here...
  6. Thread: Paul Kiler!

    by JBChi33
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    Re: Paul Kiler!

    So sorry to hear of your loss Paul. All my thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time.
  7. Thread: Paul Kiler!

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    Re: Paul Kiler!

    WAY TO GO PAUL!!!! Congratulations!
  8. Re: Just posted a new formula, tropical driftwood on the beach

    Thanks for sharing!
  9. Re: ISO E Super vs Timbersilk vs Sylvamber vs Iso Gamma Super ???

    jfrater, when you say sylvamber boosts "the wrong molecule," to which molecule are you referring?
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    Re: Santos de Cartier 1981 men's EdT scent

    Thank you sir. I know you're busy. Just thought I'd check in. :)
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    Re: Santos de Cartier 1981 men's EdT scent

    Paul, have you officially tried Phytochemia's GC analysis? If so, what was the final cost and were you pleased with the results?
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    Re: How do you use blotter strips?

    I've heard that if you dip while formulating, you're actually taking away material from your concentrate that you might not want to be taking away. If you added a trace amount of something, then dip,...
  13. Re: Development Hell - Fragrance not turning out the way you want it

    It’s never a failure if you’re learning something, even if what you learned is what NOT to do next time.
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    Re: The more things I smell....

    Just starting out there were a few ACs that I couldn’t stand. Cardamom, Indonesian vetiver, castoreum... now, a year in, I have an appreciation for all of them since I’ve learned more about how to...
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    Re: Help—I need a mid

    Thanks Paul!
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    Re: Help—I need a mid

    Thanks SharpLess!
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    Re: Help—I need a mid

    "Catalog" is that famous molecule that is extracted from a computer auto correct of "cetalox."

    Can add ISO E, will definitely try vertenex. Can I ask you to elaborate on the methyl phenyl/phenyls...
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    Re: Help—I need a mid

    Definitely masculine, leathery, sweet, woody, might take it a little smokey. Somewhere in the family of John Varvatos Dark Rebel Rider but certainly not a dupe/clone of that.
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    Help—I need a mid

    Working on something that I'm pretty happy with at the moment which includes labdanum absolute, patchouli, clearwood, coumarin, castoreum absolute, ethyl vanillin, cinnamon tincture, catalog,...
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    Re: Yes... its an Aventus inspired formula

    Couldn't agree more!
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    Re: Yes... its an Aventus inspired formula

    Great job Tuscaloosa. It has to feel good to call it done. Congrats and thanks for sharing everything along the way.
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    Re: Perfumerslab.com -- Small beginnings

    Thanks for creating/sharing this!
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    Re: Perfumerslab.com -- Small beginnings

    This is pretty interesting, thanks! Are you still building the database to add things that aren't in there currently?
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    Re: need help with Civettone

    This thread is a good lesson in quantity vs nuance. Thanks, Paul.
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    Re: Minimal forest fragrance

    I second PK’s cis3 hexenyl salicilate and fir balsam absolute. Fir needle Canada along with the fir balsam absolute as well.
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    Re: Pouring old ACs into new...

    Thanks as always, Paul.
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    Pouring old ACs into new...

    Forgive me if this is a silly question, but if I buy a new bottle of, let's say, ambroxan, and have a little left over from my previous bottle of the same exact ambroxan, is it ok to pour what's left...
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    Re: Asking about oakmoss replacement

    It's beautiful. Mossy, sweet, a tad smokey.
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    Re: Asking about oakmoss replacement

    Paul, do you know the Fireco oakmoss compares to the oakmoss absolute from Perfumer's Apprentice?

    https://shop.perfumersapprentice.com/p-7733-oakmoss-absolute-10.aspx?keyword=oakmoss%20absolute
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    Re: Cashmeran crystallized and solidified

    I microwave my cashmeran and can use it just fine and it even stays as a liquid for a while if I cap it warm. Later that same day, next time I open it and try to use it, it will re-freeze mid...
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    Re: Car Hanging Diffuser

    I wonder if it's something like this:
    https://www.amazon.com/Diffuser-Hanging-Perfume-Fragrance-Refillable/dp/B06XTM86F5
  32. Re: PONK - A 'nose' club - Blind nose training amongst ourselves. Anyone interested?

    Sending positive thoughts!
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    Re: Abercrombie Fierce formula?

    Thanks, PK. Seems like nobody has. :/
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    Re: Abercrombie Fierce formula?

    Does anyone have a GCMS of Fierce they’d be willing to share?
  35. Re: EO Perfume blends - Fougere, Chypre, & Cologne

    Sorry for your frustration, nicotiro.

    Everyone I've come into contact with on this forum has been nothing but helpful and generous when I've asked even the dumbest questions. If people are...
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    Re: PK’s long lasting lemon

    Thanks, SharpLess. Good advice.
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    Re: PK’s long lasting lemon

    I received my lemon a couple days ago. I know you don't typically dilute your materials, Paul, but would/have you used your (beautiful) lemon diluted?
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    Re: Amazed again, a Watermelon molecule...

    Congrats, Paul! Will you be selling that one?
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    Re: Santos de Cartier 1981 men's EdT scent

    And you recommend them over PA at $200?
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    Re: Santos de Cartier 1981 men's EdT scent

    How much does Phytochemia charge vs PA and, in general, how big of a sample do you typically need to send for analysis?
  41. Thread: Veramoss

    by JBChi33
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    Re: Veramoss

    I have the exact same issue at 50% in DPG. *shrugs*
  42. Re: How much essential oil can this cellulose paper take before losing scent?

    Paul, it might be time for you to develop a “short-smelling sea breeze” to keep your air freshener clients coming back more frequently. :cheesy:
  43. Re: How much essential oil can this cellulose paper take before losing scent?

    I dont know paper chemistry, but you could have fooled me saying English isn’t your first language. Well said!
  44. Re: I need a Fruitchouli type perfume GC to study

    PK = immense help is exactly right. Paul, if I lived anywhere near you I'd be begging you for a part time apprenticeship. Don't ever quit basenotes, sir.
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    Re: Pineapple Accord

    Never had the pleasure of smelling it. TGSC recommends diluting to 1.00%. Are you diluting yours?
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    Re: Introducing myself + question about indole

    Paul, what helps you decide to dilute in alcohol vs. DPG or something else? Do you just try it and see what happens or are there some other criteria based on the material you're diluting?
  47. Re: I need a Fruitchouli type perfume GC to study

    This has been killing me. I wish I had something to offer the great PK but, alas, I am too new at this and have nothing of the sort in my possession.
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    Re: Pineapple Accord

    Thanks for sharing!
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    Re: Aldehydes.....sigh.

    Indeed, Camerynn. There is no way I would be learning what I'm learning without this forum and the great, intelligent, experienced, creative, and generous people in it.
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    Re: Aldehydes.....sigh.

    Have to say, reading this post gave me the confidence to try my first serious aldehydicly-influenced (new word) formula last night and I was pleasantly surprised with the first iteration. The...
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    Re: PK’s long lasting lemon

    Thank you, sir!
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    PK’s long lasting lemon

    Finally ordered some. Can’t wait to smell it.

    Paul, any tips, tricks, suggestions on usage?
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    Re: Quick word association...

    Thanks everyone!
  54. Thread: Skin vs Paper

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    Re: Skin vs Paper

    SharpLess, are you talking before or after adding your alcohol, or both?
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    Quick word association...

    When I say black or dark (fragrantly speaking), what materials come to mind?
  56. Thread: Orange Blossom

    by JBChi33
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    Re: Orange Blossom

    Bad how?
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    Re: Quiet down clearwood?

    Might try some timbersilk and see where that gets me. Thanks Sharpless!
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    Quiet down clearwood?

    Before I give in to the fact that I just have to bite the bullet and redo my formula, are there any tricks to calming down clearwood if I happened to add too much to my formula? Magic material to...
  59. Thread: Petitgrain

    by JBChi33
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    Re: Petitgrain

    No worries. I appreciate all the info this forum provides.
  60. Thread: Petitgrain

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    Re: Petitgrain

    ajsanch, I’m aware that’s not the PA catalog number. Thanks for the info.
  61. Re: searching synthetics - searching equivalents

    Maybe so. There are 10 juniper berries listed in that database. I just chose one at random as an example.
  62. Re: searching synthetics - searching equivalents

    Here's one example of what makes up Juniper Berry from https://essentialoils.org/db#

    Type your desired EO in the search and be amazed.

    Name* Percentage*
    alpha-Pinene 35%
    Myrcene 18%...
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    Re: Drop by drop videos on Youtube

    I think it's going to be a lot of fun and very helpful having Alora on this forum. And thank YOU, Alora, for YOUR kind words!
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    Re: Drop by drop videos on Youtube

    I second this. I love the Paul/Christine videos. I have also partaken and enjoyed a number of your videos, Alora. I very much appreciate being able to learn from people who know what they're doing.
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    Re: GC + Link Materials

    I second runstile's mention of EOU. Great resource.
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    Re: Accords vs base

    Thanks for cleaning that up for me, jfrater. My mistake!
  67. Thread: Petitgrain

    by JBChi33
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    Re: Petitgrain

    SharpLess, where did you get your petitgrain? I have CAS# 8014-17-3 from Perfumer's Apprentice. It's quite nice. I can see where you're getting a floral component but the one I have I wouldn't...
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    Re: The smell of copaiba balsam

    To me, the copaiba I have smells like a dirty wood. Nothing clean about it. Sort of a dirty log you found in the woods.
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    Re: Accords vs base

    Your "base" is your longest lasting segment of the formula, which is typically broken down into 3 parts, base, middle, and top.

    An accord is a combination of two or more materials that, when...
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    Re: Noob—tell me it's ok...

    Thanks SharpLess!
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    Re: Noob—tell me it's ok...

    I'm pleasantly surprised with what I've made in just under a year of doing this. Beginner's luck perhaps. Other than this, there's been a lot of mud and misses, of course. I'm going to let it sit for...
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    Re: Noob—tell me it's ok...

    If it's good enough for JCE, it's certainly good enough for me! Thanks, as always, Paul!
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    Noob—tell me it's ok...

    Tell me it's ok to have a formula that smells great, lasts a good while, and only has 16 ingredients. I read a lot where people say a successful formula contains 30-60 ingredients but I'm wondering...
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    Re: Cognac chemistry

    This is such a great write up, thank you! Timely as well, as I was just starting to research boozey notes, namely rum.
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    Re: Go-to lemon and orange ACs

    Haven’t gotten to try it yet but if I were as accomplished as you and created something like that I’d be proudly hawking it too. :)
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    Re: Cuir de Russie Base Lentheric circa 1942

    Maybe Allovitol = All-of-it-ol which is an accord containing a little of everything. All-of-it-ol. Badum tshhhhh!!
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    Re: Go-to lemon and orange ACs

    Thanks for the ideas RSG!
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    Go-to lemon and orange ACs

    What are the main lemon and orange chems you all reach for first? Looking to add to my collection.
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    Re: Accord question

    Thanks, as always, Paul!
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    Accord question

    Does creating an accord help the note created by said accord hold together better in the final formula? For example, if I were to create a simple grapefruit accord using 3-5 ACs, and add that to my...
  81. Re: Free P&F Article download on Tenacity and Fixing of Aromachemicals, P&F Magazine 1976

    Thank you, Paul!
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    Re: What material for a "sexy" female accord?

    Curious, what else have you added to this combination?
  83. Thread: Going digital

    by JBChi33
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    Re: Going digital

    Paul Kiler created one which you can find here:

    http://pkperfumes.com/wp-content/upl..._revised2.xltx

    http://pkperfumes.com/wp-content/upl...sed_IFRA2.xltx
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    Re: Bottled my first bottle!!

    Cheers!
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    Re: Bottled my first bottle!!

    Congrats! Wouldn't mind smelling that. Mind if I ask where you got your bottles?
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    Big thanks to Paul Kiler

    Thanks a thousand times to PK for sharing his excel file. Finally graduating from counting drops, got a decent (I think) scale, and started using your spreadsheet while formulating. Such a great tool...
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    Re: Blending directly into alcohol

    He also puts his test strips back in the holder in the wrong order.
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    Re: Blending directly into alcohol

    I didn’t think this was a perfuming best practice. Thanks xii and Paul.
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    Blending directly into alcohol

    I was watching this Roja video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NdFsorZe1cg where he started with alcohol and formulated right into the alcohol. Is this a common practice?
  90. Re: What fragrances are you working on at the moment and the thoughts behind them?

    I'm intrigued. What's that going to consist of/smell like?
  91. Re: What fragrances are you working on at the moment and the thoughts behind them?

    Those look, and sound, awesome, Julian.
  92. Re: What fragrances are you working on at the moment and the thoughts behind them?

    Currently working on a tobacco/leather accord. Styrax, tobacco absolute, ambroxan, kephalis, oakmooss, veramoss, castoreum, patchouli... I want it a little "cleaner" smelling than it is right now but...
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    Re: Light bulb moments and epic discoveries!

    As a beginner and early learner, this is one of the greatest threads on this forum already. Keep 'em coming and thanks a thousand times!
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    Re: Matt`s DIY youtube channel

    Matt, I just stumbled across your channel. You should definitely do more videos!
  95. Thread: Smokey Note

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    Re: Smokey Note

    Thanks to all for chiming in with all the great ideas.
  96. John Varvatos Dark Rebel Rider leather accord

    Has anyone seen a GC/MS or is anyone familiar enough with Dark Rebel Rider by John Varvatos? I'm curious as to how Rodrigo Flores-Roux built the leather accord.
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    Re: Working with Cardamom essential oil

    I've noticed. Agree with you—will take some getting used to as with any kind of change.
  98. Re: charred lavender + cinnamon incense accord

    Thanks, Matt!
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    Re: Yes... its an Aventus inspired formula

    Who HASN’T done it that way?
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    Re: Yes... its an Aventus inspired formula

    Not that I WANT to step in this conversation, but I'll happily listen if you're talking about the birch accord. :tongue:
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