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    Sorry to hear about all the loss in Malaysia due...

    Sorry to hear about all the loss in Malaysia due to the flooding, events like these can put things in persepective of how we view our daily problems.

    Anyone who like to sell agarwood from the...
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    @ GLTASN tell that ebay scammer he's a piece of...

    @ GLTASN tell that ebay scammer he's a piece of shit and he's lucky you didn't leave negative feedback. I've been scammed a few times on ebay and that makes me so angry. Be gald you got your money...
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    Has anyone succesfully shipped 3ml of oud oil...

    Has anyone succesfully shipped 3ml of oud oil from the US to the UK with success or failure? If so what shipping company/service did you use?
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    Agar Aura's Sultans Solace was a Paupan oud. I...

    Agar Aura's Sultans Solace was a Paupan oud. I am trying to recall as much as I can from memory so I may be wrong on some of the facts. I had previosly assumed that any Paupan oud oil would be made...
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    @5Meo. Well feel free to let me know what your...

    @5Meo. Well feel free to let me know what your doing when it arrives and I'll see if I can do anything at that time. Maybe I'll stumble across a long lost buried pirate treasure of gold coins while...
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    Yes, those chips do look great. I couldn't make...

    Yes, those chips do look great. I couldn't make the minimum order quota due to having to buy some equipment for my business.

    I tried some of the Agar Aura Mokokchung oil and I am pleasantly...
  7. Thread: Frankincense

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    Frankincense is supposed to have some anti-viral...

    Frankincense is supposed to have some anti-viral properties. I keep some essential oil and gum resin to chew on hand in for times I feel I may have been exposed to viral infections.
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    Might be cheaper having a drug habit than an oud...

    Might be cheaper having a drug habit than an oud habit littlecrowgirl.
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    Oud Burning 101...

    Oud Burning 101
    http://i1277.photobucket.com/albums/y498/Edward_Thoman/oudburning101008_zps70d2c01c.jpg
    http://i1277.photobucket.com/albums/y498/Edward_Thoman/oudburning101013_zps8775a5c9.jpg...
  10. Guaiac wood can be steam distilled for essential...

    Guaiac wood can be steam distilled for essential oil
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    http://i1277.photobucket.com/albums/y498/Edward_Th...

    http://i1277.photobucket.com/albums/y498/Edward_Thoman/agarburn006_zps6067fe14.jpg
    http://i1277.photobucket.com/albums/y498/Edward_Thoman/agarburn005_zpsc1915866.jpg
    I'm burning some highly...
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    What in the world are you drinking in your avatar...

    What in the world are you drinking in your avatar littlecrowgirl? Looks like green slime or electric kool-aid.
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    Interesting Jdhawk50. I have been called crazy...

    Interesting Jdhawk50. I have been called crazy many times. I wonder if kyara treatment is covered under Obamacare?
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    I chewed up a sliver of that green oil kyara...

    I chewed up a sliver of that green oil kyara pictured above. Quite interesting. It took a few moments and I didn't think there was enough because it was only a tiny sliver about as thick as a few...
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    http://i1277.photobucket.com/albums/y498/Edward_Th...

    http://i1277.photobucket.com/albums/y498/Edward_Thoman/greenoilkyara004crop_zpsea037371.jpg
    Green oil kyara from back in the day from a kind member.
  16. Re: men's opinion: most enticing/sexy fragrance on a woman?

    Gucci & Flowerbomb
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    Nice wood GLTASN. I'm not really a fan of Assam...

    Nice wood GLTASN. I'm not really a fan of Assam oils, but I love the smell of the wood. I always have a desire to start burning wood when it gets colder out. Something about sitting around for an...
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    Hey Bigbloke. Are those the 3 ml crystal...

    Hey Bigbloke. Are those the 3 ml crystal bottles agar aura uses? Those are nice.
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    Agar aura Java. I am really enjoying the Java...

    Agar aura Java. I am really enjoying the Java now that it has settled down a bit. I put on a big swipe out of my sample vial before I went out and I like it better now than when I originally...
  20. Re: A sloppily dressed person seeking compliments on his fragrance at the local buffet.

    How big is the bottle?
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    I have never tried a pure oud oil from ASAQ or...

    I have never tried a pure oud oil from ASAQ or any of the middle east companies. I have however tried a few of ASAQ's blends. While they initally are really pleasant and blended well, there always...
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    Oud Sultani is a phenomenal oil. It was however...

    Oud Sultani is a phenomenal oil. It was however out of reach of my oud budget. One of the most complex, yet soft graceful oils I have ever smelled.
  23. Re: According to Roja Dove: Five scents to drive women wild

    The number one scent to drive MOST women wild is the smell of money.
  24. Re: According to Roja Dove: Five scents to drive women wild

    Lol. I was thinking the same thing. I'm in my mid 30's and I bet if I wore any of those fragrances, I might be quick to be called an Old Man. These younger women don't hold any punches back
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    You bet inderpalsekhon. Now that I think about...

    You bet inderpalsekhon. Now that I think about it, Puau Maluku does have an icey, minty scent if that is what youy are trying to avoid, so that may be in question there.

    Although I have not...
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    @ inderpalsekhon ...

    @ inderpalsekhon

    http://i1277.photobucket.com/albums/y498/Edward_Thoman/borneoouds_zps658b47e0.jpg

    Some non minty Borneo area ouds from the not too distant past in case you see them around. ...
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    Maybe if we get a group buy together we can all...

    Maybe if we get a group buy together we can all try some? Maybe get together 10 people to pitch in $6,600 and someone who wants to fly over to Sri lanka to pick it up.
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    Clean underwear and socks

    Clean underwear and socks
  29. Got to try out a new one from Agar Aura called...

    Got to try out a new one from Agar Aura called JAVA.

    Upon first cracking the plastic seal on the bottle, but not yet opening the dipstick, I get the same rose smell as INTIQA'IE. The cypress...
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    Hello AgarwoodIndinesia. Nice to read from you. ...

    Hello AgarwoodIndinesia. Nice to read from you. Hope your doing well. Fedex is a great way to go. I just received a Fedex package from your part of the world to the United States in 3 business...
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    You can get some sinking Kalimatan chunks for a...

    You can get some sinking Kalimatan chunks for a decent price to introduce yourself to some high quality agarwood.
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    It might just be a coincidence that they have...

    It might just be a coincidence that they have similar writing styles.
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    Send a pm to the seller and see if he has sold...

    Send a pm to the seller and see if he has sold any of the oils at that price
  34. Hey Sultan Pasha, the samples that I have tried...

    Hey Sultan Pasha, the samples that I have tried so far are really complex, florally and bright. They are very skillfully blended in their own right. My preference is for the darker, deeper scents. ...
  35. Sultanpasha sure has some great mukhallat...

    Sultanpasha sure has some great mukhallat blending skills. Quite complex and intricate with the notes. The scent structure the blends I tried have some extreme sillage and intensity. I think loud...
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    I would find a nice looking Latina with long dark...

    I would find a nice looking Latina with long dark hair down and cover her with some quality Borneo oil and stick her in the passenger seat and drive around.
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    Wow. Lots of great stuff getting reviewed and...

    Wow. Lots of great stuff getting reviewed and becoming available. I always read the reviews of other people's ideas, and think "Hey that guy stole my muhkallat idea or recipe!" and then remember...
  38. The Making of Mitti Attar. The fragrance of...

    The Making of Mitti Attar. The fragrance of first rain.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vz4DGTue98U

    I have a sample of Mitti attar that I aquired through White Lotus aromatics.
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    We actually went into the whole sampling...

    We actually went into the whole sampling discussion sometime between 2-3 years ago if I remember. When I started getting into oud oil, I was initially interested at first by Japanese incense. ...
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    Next time someone asks "Do you think your poo...

    Next time someone asks "Do you think your poo smells like roses?" , you should tell them "No, but maybe the oud I'm wearing smells like poo with roses"
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    Yes sir AgarwoodIndonesia. I would think that...

    Yes sir AgarwoodIndonesia. I would think that each distiller uses various tricks and tweaks that they have learned along the way, leaving every distiller to have a type of fingerprint on the oils...
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    http://i1277.photobucket.com/albums/y498/Edward_Th...

    http://i1277.photobucket.com/albums/y498/Edward_Thoman/onycha015new_zps299c1141.jpg
    http://i1277.photobucket.com/albums/y498/Edward_Thoman/onycha016new_zps66da42cb.jpg

    Fungusamongus. The smaller...
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    Here is some woud for you GLTSAN ...

    Here is some woud for you GLTSAN

    http://www.ebay.com/itm/271512129283?ssPageName=STRK:MESELX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1555.l2649
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    Hello Kz. Great clarification. I was unsure if...

    Hello Kz. Great clarification. I was unsure if the distillation process broke apart or cracked the oil molecules into varying components, but from what you wrote, the oil is that is present in the...
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    I would have to agree with you with you Adam...

    I would have to agree with you with you Adam about the oil vs. the chips. I had bought some Cambodian chips in bulk on one occasion that smelled great burning. Due to the low cost of buying the...
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    For me, when someone says they are trying to...

    For me, when someone says they are trying to emulate the smell of high grade wood through oil, (or oud wood oil as you call it?), I take it as the fact that the oil they are producing is from higher...
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    Yes! When I am low on money and out of Hindi oud...

    Yes! When I am low on money and out of Hindi oud oil and have a dinner party to go to, I often buy a bag of cow manure fertilizer and rub it on my undershirt. I then drizzle on honey while beating...
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    O wow! Looks like there is some activity on the...

    O wow! Looks like there is some activity on the board.

    Nice read Igor. Yes, GLASN, most of the wood on ebay does look really fake. I havent ordered any wood off of Ebay in about 2 years since I...
  49. Hello Orgoglio, Sorry to read you have so much...

    Hello Orgoglio,

    Sorry to read you have so much going on with your surgeries, son and a crappy landlord that is making you leave on short notice.

    Hang in there and don't sweat the reviews!
  50. If anyone likes a phenomenal rose and Borneo oud...

    If anyone likes a phenomenal rose and Borneo oud blend check out Agar Aura's Intiqa'ie. There is something pleasantly dirty smelling about it to me. Maybe it's the aged Bulgarian rose that is mixed...
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    Hello Bigbloke. PM me your address if you want...

    Hello Bigbloke. PM me your address if you want and if your continent is not too expensive to ship to, I'll see what I can do.

    As far as the Kara Ltd. Port Moresby, I am curious to hear about how...
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    Hello Orgoglio. I have not tried the...

    Hello Orgoglio.

    I have not tried the current batch of Assam agarwood chips from Enfluerage. I visited NYC a few years ago and handpicked some decent 4 inch to 6 inch size chunks from a jar...
  53. Sorry Akahina, It has been a few years since I...

    Sorry Akahina, It has been a few years since I have been to NYC and I do not know of any places in particular for Arabic scents. Hopefully you get some input from someone.
    There is a NYC group...
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    Great info AgarwoodIndonrsia. Are the Dayak...

    Great info AgarwoodIndonrsia. Are the Dayak natives to the same area as you live in?
  55. Re: ORISCENT/Agarwood Consulting/Enfleurage OUD [North America]

    Bump
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    O, I'm so sorry Fungusamongus. I did not realize...

    O, I'm so sorry Fungusamongus. I did not realize that you were in charge of what we are aloud to post on the board. Your the one that instigated this whole mess
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    Yes, this is great. I appreciate the input from...

    Yes, this is great. I appreciate the input from everyone and can understand some people's frustrations. There is something to be learned from everything that is posted on this board.

    So, I...
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    Well thank you Sparky for the input. The only...

    Well thank you Sparky for the input. The only information I have seen on Irian Jaya was a documentary a few years ago that had nothing to do with agarwood. I can remember in it that some...
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    Well GLATSN, I appreciate your sense of humor. I...

    Well GLATSN, I appreciate your sense of humor. I actually found that quite amusing. I haven't been on the website as of lately because I was busy and there wasn't much going on in the way of...
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    Hey GLATSN, that's pretty funny. I listened to...

    Hey GLATSN, that's pretty funny. I listened to that posting you posetd back on January 27 " http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aHN6AViJAvI ".
    I watched that and had to wonder if your snowed in...
  61. Thread: Musk Grains

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    There are reputable suppliers for both musk...

    There are reputable suppliers for both musk grains and mysore sandalwood. I have never tried the above seller Norlinda72.
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    Hello All and happy New Years if your in the...

    Hello All and happy New Years if your in the Unites States. Selling some oud if anyone is interested. That is a lot of oil Sparky. Where was that taken?
    ...
  63. ORISCENT/Agarwood Consulting/Enfleurage OUD [North America]

    SOLD ORISCENT OUD MOSTAFA SOLD
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    AGARWOODCONSULTING Bumese never opened $150
    ENFLEURAGE Lao Sompat $120
    ENFLEURAGE Lao Keo $100
    Both ENFLEURAGE have a few drops removed and...
  64. Re: CORRECTING COMMERCIAL FRAGRANCES WITH HYRACEUM - temporary thread from Huddlr archive

    23679

    Well, I totally lost the spur of the moment reporting due to loss of my information when Basenotes switched backed to it's old forum. The Hyraceum defintely "dirtied" up the Creed Royal Oud...
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    Well the old basenotes sure is more enjoyable to...

    Well the old basenotes sure is more enjoyable to use and read.

    Taha and Igor, that should be one precious memory to savor. Burning oud, chewing kyara and meeting some decent people,...
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    "Might sound crazy but if Oud wasn't scarce and...

    "Might sound crazy but if Oud wasn't scarce and much much more abundant. In the summer I would love an oud laced talcum powder! To keep the underarms and plums dry with the nice scent of oud"
    ...
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    "Not to bore anyone with my misfortune here but...

    "Not to bore anyone with my misfortune here but here is the latest development."

    This is the stuff I come hear to read about!
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    Thanks for sharing the pictures of your nice...

    Thanks for sharing the pictures of your nice sadalwood box GLTASN. Antime you want to invite me over to check out that impressive oil collection behind the box, feel free to let me know!

    The rest...
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    Re: Geosmin Thread Deleted...?

    Did it get erased because it was in the DIY forum and not the Split forum?
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    hi·lar·i·ous (h-lâr-s, -lr-, h-) adj....

    hi·lar·i·ous (h-lâr-s, -lr-, h-)
    adj.
    Characterized by or causing great merriment

    Reference: http://www.thefreedictionary.com
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    Re: How many notes is too many?

    "Hehe Edward - join the club & suggest mud is usually best in small quantities"
    So if I understand this correctly, mud is best in small quantities ,
    and if mud is made,
    "Once you make Mud,...
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    Re: How many notes is too many?

    This is how mudding out happens to this amatuer:

    I make a base that is "somewhat good" with a blend of all the top, middle and base notes with essential oils. I let it sit for a few days unless I...
  73. Thread: All Black

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    Re: All Black

    Hey, didn't I order some breadsticks a while ago?

    I usually wear mostly black, black shirt and boots with a mixture of differnt colored blue or beige jeans. I did the whole all black look when I...
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    Re: How does one create a linear perfume?

    Use one ingredient.
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    Re: Geosmin arrived, altered my formulation

    Interesting Geosmin. If anyone has a small sample they would like to part with , feel free to let me know.
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    Now that I think about it, when I first bought an...

    Now that I think about it, when I first bought an aged Cambodian oud about two years ago, I immediately smelled grapes, slight wood and poo. Now when I smell it it is like caramelized grapes and a...
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    Yes, I think I may be being to stubborn and...

    Yes, I think I may be being to stubborn and insistant on using agarwood for my own edification. I do not get wood from Cambodians as I get mostly fruits. A lot of Indian ouds and some...
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    Nice pictures Jdhawk 50 Taha: I most...

    Nice pictures Jdhawk 50

    Taha: I most definately will let you know how the Oud perfumery goes, but I will move it to the perfume with oud notes-mukhallats-layering thread as it will be more...
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    Yes Sparky. That is like saying "wet paint, do...

    Yes Sparky. That is like saying "wet paint, do not touch!"

    I wore my new Indonesian agarwood base fragrance tonight and asked 6 ladies who have no clue what oud is for an opinion. One out of 6...
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    "what should I expect to pay for good wood from...

    "what should I expect to pay for good wood from online sellers or eBay?"
    uuuummmm. I would not buy any of the wood I have seen on ebay in the past two years, unless it is someone from the...
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    Re: Time for oils to blend with alcohol

    Thanks for all the input Mumsy, David and Skelly. Skelly, I caught that post in my email on my phone when stuff was all m@e&s*s#ed up yesterday and that had me laughing when I really needed it.
    ...
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    Well thank you for the responses. It is always...

    Well thank you for the responses. It is always interesting to see other people's use of agarwood as I often view things as I use them and assume others do the same thing.
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    Hello all! I was thinking about using agarwood...

    Hello all! I was thinking about using agarwood in the context of a postive coping skill in some of my papers for skill set for relaxation techiques for times when people are going through difficult...
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    Kyarazen: When they bring you wood to sort, is...

    Kyarazen: When they bring you wood to sort, is it all different woods collected from different trees and then you sort it? Do they bring wood from each specific tree and then sort it tree by tree? ...
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    Perhaps someone should send me samples of Sultani...

    Perhaps someone should send me samples of Sultani and Royale and I will try and settle this matter!
  86. Re: Looking for materials to use for solvent based extraction

    Sorry, bad information. Guess I cannot just delete the post.
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    Re: Using the Perfumers Wheel?

    That body odor wheel is hilarious. When you find a good perfumers wheel you can overlay the two and figure out what you will smell like after being in a club all night while wearing your favorite...
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    Just for clarification: Are mukhallats all...

    Just for clarification: Are mukhallats all essential oil based mostly oud blends and attars all essential oils mostly sandalwood based? I am kinda confused and unclear on the specifics of the two.
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    Re: Time for oils to blend with alcohol

    Thanks Skelly. I appreciate the honesty. Be safe, have a good night and don't drive anywhere tonight.
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    Re: Time for oils to blend with alcohol

    Thanks. Makes me wonder why they sell it as perfumers alcohol. Good thing there are some intelligent people and commitees out there concerned about my safety. I am unsure as to what I would do if...
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    Re: Time for oils to blend with alcohol

    The perfumers alcohol I have is SDA 40 B. The denaturant ingredients are T-butyl alcohol and Denatium Benzoate. I checked an 20% oil to 80% perfumers alcohol blend I made about a year ago and I can...
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    Re: Time for oils to blend with alcohol

    Time for the ethanol/denaturant smell to disappear. I thought it took a few months for everything to blend properly so when you sprayed it on you were getting a well mixed blend of ingredients. If...
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    Time for oils to blend with alcohol

    Hello Basenotes! What is the minimum amount of time I should let my essential oils blend with perfumers alcohol at a 75% - 90% rate to combine completely?

    Will mixing speed up the process?
    ...
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    Kyarazen, when you get a break from typing out...

    Kyarazen, when you get a break from typing out your website and building those burners, do you think we could collaborate on building a time machine to go back about a decade so I can stock up on...
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    ... I can stop any time I want to! I just need...

    ... I can stop any time I want to! I just need to buy 1 more bottle of oud and after this I am quitting. Just one more bottle....... Ahh one more bottle. Don't try and stop me or you will get...
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    It might end up hurting to go to the bathroom for...

    It might end up hurting to go to the bathroom for a while Fungusamongus, but at least you will be smelling goooooooood! At least you will be smelling fruity and not camelly. (Camelly is probably...
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    Let me put this in perspective for myself. Phone...

    Let me put this in perspective for myself.
    Phone bill + electric bill + gas + food + car insurance + house + internet + coffee (x2)
    =
    :( No bottle of Thaqeel for Edward T.! :(
  98. Re: "The price of a regular coffee. Yep, not even a cuppucino."

    ......still even reading this will not prevent masses from buying perfume synthetics.....people also eat junk, if you offer them some naturals they may not even like it:-)


    This is so true. I...
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    That is awesome Kyarazen. I could picture the...

    That is awesome Kyarazen. I could picture the burner hooked up to a tattoo machine transformer. You could then adjust the amperage with a dial switch and even operate it with a foot pedal to keep...
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    These are the only two Laos oils I have tried, so...

    These are the only two Laos oils I have tried, so I cannot compare them, although I was mystefied on how complex they were. The Keo had a deep rich fruity hit. That was the more favorable one to...
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