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    Re: Perfumers education

    Update, Ive got an answer from GIP:

    "We don(t require chemistry degree for the course.

    All the course is in English".

    It costs 11 500 euros

    Still, No answers from Givaudan and Perfumers...
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    Re: Perfumers education

    Ive emailed questions to GIP and Givaudan about a week ago, no response.
    Not very impressive.
  3. Sticky: Re: DIY Suppliers List

    www.oils4life.co.uk
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    Re: Perfumers education

    Okey, to summarize this is what ive got so far

    Perfumery schools:

    Grasse Institute of Perfumery
    http://www.prodarom.com/anglais/gip/index_gip.php?page=ecole_gip.php

    Givaudan - Perfumery...
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    Re: any aroma chemicals for sweat odour?

    Some spices can have a sweat like oduor, like chilli imo
    thats why im not a big fan of it :)

    Ive smelled some fragrances that smelled like sweat and urine, but I would never buy those :P
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    Re: any aroma chemicals for sweat odour?

    Lol, why do you want a sweat odour in perfume? just curious
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    Re: Perfumers education

    So far I think I found three schools:

    givaudan perfumery school: http://www.givaudan.com/Fragrances/Perfumery+School
    what are the requirements here?

    one is the ISIPCA - but it requires...
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    Re: Perfumers education

    Thanks for all the answers.

    If there is anyone from Sweden intrested in taking courses in perfumery abroad or already did so please feel free to send me a PM.
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    Re: Perfumers education

    thanks master-classter :)
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    Re: What does "fresh" smell like?

    citrus and peppermint imo
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    Re: Perfumers education

    I found this:

    http://www.fragrancefoundation.org.uk/fragrance-education.htm
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    Re: Perfumers education

    It doesnt matter which part in the world.
    I live in Sweden.
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    Re: Perfumers education

    hmm :)
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    Perfumers education

    Hi

    Is there any perfumers education/school in the world?
    Ive found this site: http://www.perfumersworld.com/

    Are they good?
    Any others?

    Thanks in advance
  15. Re: Making tinctures from flowers and plants - What alcohol to use?

    Which fat should i use?

    Coconutfat seem to be most cheap. Any advice?
    what is the real diffrence between oil and fat? isnt it the same thing?
    There is something called fractionated coconut...
  16. Re: Making tinctures from flowers and plants - What alcohol to use?

    Whith "vegetable butters" do u mean soja butter or what or coconut fat? I think they all smell
    and what is shortening?

    thanks
  17. Re: Making tinctures from flowers and plants - What alcohol to use?

    I guess co2 and hexan is nothing you could do at home "Maceration".
    Is there some odurless fat that is animal friendly that i can use for enfleurage?
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    Ok, is there some vegetable fat or butter that is odourless that you can use?
    If you infuse in vinegar, then it will smell vinegar, so i dont think thats a good idea.
    How du you infuse it with...
  19. Re: Making tinctures from flowers and plants - What alcohol to use?

    Or it rather smells like rotten/dried fruit.

    Maybe oxygen can have an effect, cause ive opened up the jar and smelled it. Did I maybe ruined something then?

    What to do next... hmmm

    btw,...
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    Re: Newbie - Looking for Resources

    http://www.perfumersapprentice.com/
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    Yeah it kinda smells like fungi or something rotten.

    Should I infuse the flowers in oil (what oil?) and the put them in alcohol? If you dry the flowers first will not the scent fade away? Could...
  22. Re: Making tinctures from flowers and plants - What alcohol to use?

    Ive started to make a tincture on my delicous flowers with 40% vodka.
    I smelled it a few days later and it really smelled like rotten crap :( The plan was to let it sit for 2 weeks :P

    how come?...
  23. Re: Making tinctures from flowers and plants - What alcohol to use?

    Ok

    Where in the flower is the scent actually located or come from?
  24. Re: Making tinctures from flowers and plants - What alcohol to use?

    Another question: When you make ticture from a flower is it best to use the whole flowers or just the "petals"?
  25. Re: Making tinctures from flowers and plants - What alcohol to use?

    Thats very kind of you mumsy :)
  26. Re: Making tinctures from flowers and plants - What alcohol to use?

    http://www.omikron-online.de/cgi-bin/cosmoshop/lshop.cgi
    then search ethanol
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    I think i managed to post a thread in the group:
    http://groups.yahoo.com/group/perfumemaking/message/38469

    And here is for the other group:
    ...
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    I found this one:

    http://www.spirituosen-grosshandel.de/s01.php?shopid=s01&cur=eur&sp=en&ag=1&pp=aa&bnr=1088

    96% pure alcohol
  29. Re: Making tinctures from flowers and plants - What alcohol to use?

    I have this at home:

    http://www.teslanol.com/english/article/26045.html

    Could you use that? What is Isopropanol? I think that is has a diffrent more harsh smell than ordinary alcohol

    I get...
  30. Re: Making tinctures from flowers and plants - What alcohol to use?

    Ive registered on the perfumemakinggroup but i dont think my mebership has been approved yet.

    What is the diffrence between perfumers alchol and other denatured alcohol, is there some specific...
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    Is it the same as alkohol denat sd39c ?

    I also found this one:

    http://www.saveonscents.com/product_info.php/products_id/3572

    "Perfumers alcohol will only be shipped in the continental United...
  32. Re: Making tinctures from flowers and plants - What alcohol to use?

    Does anyone know where to find 95% alcohol in Sweden or internetstore that ship to Sweden?

    I found this one:

    http://www.mistralni.co.uk/details.php?id=85

    What is perfumers alcohol isnt it...
  33. Re: Making tinctures from flowers and plants - What alcohol to use?

    Ive posted a new topic in naturalperfumes group but got no response :(
  34. Re: Making tinctures from flowers and plants - What alcohol to use?

    hmm.. rotten mess :)

    isnt 50% ethanol enough? why?
  35. Re: Making tinctures from flowers and plants - What alcohol to use?

    There is something called "T-sprit" in sweden that is not made to drink but i think its contain bitrex
    Can u use this?

    I think its called denatured alcohol :...
  36. Re: Making tinctures from flowers and plants - What alcohol to use?

    Yes i want to make it to create perfume. I have a wonderful flower in my garden that cant be found in the perfume industry and i want to capture the scent.
    Why is 100 proof to low? If you use...
  37. Making tinctures from flowers and plants - What alcohol to use?

    Hi basenoters

    Im going to try to make some tinctures with flowers from my garden
    Is it best to use 100 proof vodka/50% ?
    Or will 80 proof do the trick aswell?
    What brand is best to use?
    The...
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    Re: Maple blossom!

    Oh!

    Im glad someone share my opinion :)
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    Re: Maple blossom!

    What is sycamore and planes?
    They look similar to maples imo.
    However is strange that it seems to be a pretty unknown scent.
    The maples flowers are gone now in Sweden. I miss the scent.
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    Re: Maple blossom!

    Is there really no one else who like this scent? :)
    Kinda strange cause its a so common tree.
    Has it ever been used by the perfume industry?
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    Re: Maple blossom!

    The flowers look like this:

    http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3380/3450564769_26a3c9b11e.jpg
    http://www.bioresurs.uu.se/myller/skog/skog_bild/lonnblom.jpg...
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    Re: Maple blossom!

    Im, suprised that I seem to be the only one that recognize this delicous scent. Maybe its hard for some people to smell, cause its very airy. Flowers are yellow-green/limegreen.
    So nice!
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    Maple blossom!

    It blooms in spring, May, so delicous scent. I first thought this was Linden blossom but no. Fresh light citrusy appleish with sweet honey undertones :) I havent heard many people talk about this...
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    Re: Any tips on soft floral notes?

    How is the smell of Hibiskus like, i have one at home but i doesnt smell anything.

    And how is frangipani like? At least they seem pretty exotic.
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    Re: Any tips on soft floral notes?

    Your probably right, a lest i know one orchid i like - vanilla :)

    The one i have here smell a bit similar to ylang ylang but more soft. There are probably some other spices that smell better. dead...
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    Re: Any tips on soft floral notes?

    I can send it to you, 2 euro + shipping ;)
    Its absolutley disgusting :)

    I bought it from this company: http://www.interlam.eu/doftolja.php
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    Re: Any tips on soft floral notes?

    Im gonna try to make a tincture of my mock-orange shrub this summer I think, to see how its turns out.
    Any advice on that? Should u let it sit for 48h or maybe 2 weeks in alchol?
    Its pretty strange...
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    Re: Any tips on soft floral notes?

    I mean flowers that smell "good" and that are soft and inoffesnive and delicate, like orange blossom.

    I dont mean flowers like freesia, mimosa, jasmin! :)

    I seem to like perfumes marketing to...
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    Re: Any tips on soft floral notes?

    The fragrance oils i have is about 50% aromatics and rest is ethanol. They are made for use in aroma lamps etc. Im gonna get essential oils aswell, but some oils like strawberry isnt possible to find...
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    Re: Any tips on soft floral notes?

    Lol, the french has such bad taste ;) frogeaters :)

    Freesia is highest on the vomit scale so far though.
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    Re: Any tips on soft floral notes?

    Just bought some fragrance oils to get a hint of what some flowers smell like.

    Mimosa - Just a strange smell to me, dont like it, sweet coconutty.

    Freesia - This is the most disgusting thing i...
  52. Re: Where can I find the following essential oils/fragrance oils?

    I have found sea-buckthorn (or hawthorn?) here:

    http://seabuckthorn.com/
    http://www.anandaapothecary.com/aromatherapy-essential-oils/seabuckthorn.html
    http://www.naturesgift.com/buckthorn.htm
    ...
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    Re: Any tips on soft floral notes?

    hmm indole, linalool??

    im not a chemist :)
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    Re: Any tips on soft floral notes?

    I dont like liliac either, im hard to please :)

    I know there are lot of flowers out there that smells much better than lilley of the valley, liliac, ylang-ylang. Probably more exotic ones?
    Lilley...
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    Re: Any tips on soft floral notes?

    lol no flower experts in here?
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    Any tips on soft floral notes?

    Hi

    Do you guys have any tips on soft sweet flowers (magnolia-type)?

    Im not a big fan of lilley of the valley (sharp oldish headache type scent )and ylang-ylang, lavender, orchid (much similar...
  57. Re: Where can I find the following essential oils/fragrance oils?

    If you know any US-source that provide any of these oils please let me know :)
  58. Where can I find the following essential oils/fragrance oils?

    Guarana
    Gooseberry
    Plum
    Mock-orange
    Guava
    Cactus
    Phlox
    Hawthorn (im a bit confused here, is it called Hawthorn or sea-buckthorn, it seems to be the same thing?...
  59. Re: Where have you found the best deals for glass vials & sprays, boston rounds,5g ja

    18 days, damn... :)
  60. Re: Where have you found the best deals for glass vials & sprays, boston rounds,5g ja

    Hmm ok

    How long did the shipping take to your country?
  61. Re: Where have you found the best deals for glass vials & sprays, boston rounds,5g ja

    Ive just bought 100 1ml vials (7 dollars)and 100 3ml pipettes (5 dollars) from ct_taiwan.
    Great deal imo :)
    The lowest price on vials and pipettes on ebay I think.
    I hope the shipping will be...
  62. Re: Where have you found the best deals for glass vials & sprays, boston rounds,5g ja

    I just found this:

    http://global.ebay.com/100_glass_Sample_Vials_Empty_Bottles_1_ml_lowest_price/170409462421/item

    Sounds intresting to me, he only takes 8 dollars for shipping to Sweden, So it...
  63. Re: Where have you found the best deals for glass vials & sprays, boston rounds,5g ja

    Thanks.

    But doesnt u live in the US, how could we split orders then?
    A european online retailer would be better for me as the shipping cost to Sweden from US is about 37 dollars.

    I think...
  64. Re: Where have you found the best deals for glass vials & sprays, boston rounds,5g ja

    Anyone who knows where to get 1ml vials in Europe?? I can only find US sites with strange dram measures, which is very confusing for me :)

    Thanks in advance
  65. Re: Where have you found the best deals for glass vials & sprays, boston rounds,5g ja

    Ive googled and found these:

    http://www.bestbottles.com/
    http://www.discountvials.com/
    http://www.sks-bottle.com/
    http://www.specialtybottle.com/
    http://theperfumedcourt.com/


    But they...
  66. Re: Where have you found the best deals for glass vials & sprays, boston rounds,5g ja

    Where can I find sample vial bottles/pipettes cheap in Europe?
    The links in this thread seems to be in the US?

    http://www.oils4life.co.uk/ has pipettes and 5 ml amber bottles but no 1 ml vials.
    ...
  67. Re: Best online stores for essential oils in europe?

    Thanks for the links.

    Which online store has the largest collection of perfume/fragrance oils (in europe or outside, doesnt matter)
    There is so many oils that I just cant find (but they probably...
  68. Thread: creamy

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    Re: creamy

    Vanilla, tonka beans is good to create creaminess with and maybe also amber :)
  69. Re: Best online stores for essential oils in europe?

    Im looking for a perfume oil/essential oil with gooseberry but i cant find that either :(
  70. Re: Best online stores for essential oils in europe?

    Thanks for your answers guys.

    Does anyone happens to know where do get oils from more rare plants, like mock-orange? :)
    Ive searched like a fool :P

    Another question: The fragrance...
  71. Re: Best online stores for essential oils in europe?

    I think thats a bit overpriced
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    Re: Fireplace smoke?

    http://www.demeterfragrance.com/Product.aspx?ProductID=862

    lol :)
  73. Re: Best online stores for essential oils in europe?

    Yeah, I might order a few oils from oils4life.

    No other member that tried them?

    This forum catagory doesnt seem to be so popular :)


    Is there an oil for Sweet-briar wild rose, rose-hip or...
  74. Re: Best online stores for essential oils in europe?

    Hmm, but I doesnt have to mean that their oils are in bad quality.



    "At Oils4life we take the quality of essential oils very seriously. We only offer 100% Pure Essential Oils which haven't...
  75. Re: Best online stores for essential oils in europe?

    Yeah, but i think its pretty hard to recreate perfectly :)
    Ive googled and found nothing so far, if I locate a supplier Ill let u know ;)
    ...
  76. Re: Best online stores for essential oils in europe?

    Thanks for your answers selky :)
    How long have you been making perfume?

    Mock-orange has a pretty much diffrent smell then orange blossom imo citrusy with a hint of wild strawberries and I dont...
  77. Re: Best online stores for essential oils in europe?

    Thanks selky :)

    You know where to get synthetic musk and amber? They doesnt seem to have it at baldwins.
    Why is for example citrus an essential oil while strawberry is synthetic? Doesnt most...
  78. Best online stores for essential oils in europe?

    So, i want to start making own perfume and just want som tips on where to get high quality essential oils, bottles etc, at good price in europe. I live in Sweden

    Ive googled and found these:
    ...
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    Re: Searching for a warm vanillic scent

    Migth it have been amber ive i smelled instead of vanilla or, both? A very soft sweet warm smell, much similar to vanilla? Im not sure. But maybe. Is amber similar to vanilla?

    Any guys fragrances...
  80. Re: Paul Smith London - (i have to admit it's good)

    Its not bad. It reminded me of "After Eigth" or mint candy with coconut.
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    Re: What fragrance would James Bond use?

    Hehe, cool :)
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    What fragrance would James Bond use?

    What fragrance would James Bond use do you think? :D
  83. Re: Can someone recommend Joop Homme ore Dunhill London?

    I certainly understand why. Its not a good fragrance, I dont think its aviable here in Sweden this days either.
  84. Re: Can someone recommend Joop Homme ore Dunhill London?

    Joop is cloying sweet smell. I dont recommend you to buy it blind. Buy a sample instead.
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    Re: Searching for a warm vanillic scent

    Sniff Update:

    Ive tried "Jaipur", that many suggested here. It was the absolutely the worst recomendation you have given so far. Cloying old lady-smell. Powdery sweet stinky a bit bubblegummish...
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    Re: What scent will keep the women away?

    Lol. What scents are you wearing?
  87. Re: What month i 2006 was Valentino V pour homme launched?

    That really sounds like it could be my vanilla baby, got to try it :)
    When I was at the department store(where I sampled the scent two years ago) and asked for a scent with vanilla, they didnt knew...
  88. Re: What month i 2006 was Valentino V pour homme launched?

    Okay, thanks.
    Got to check out This one then..
    Cute doggy u have there btw ;)

    Anyone who can say something about the smell of the fragrance?
  89. Re: What month i 2006 was Valentino V pour homme launched?

    8 may 2006? The exact launch date?

    Is it possible that ive smelled it in april 2006?
  90. What month i 2006 was Valentino V pour homme launched?

    Hi again

    What month in 2006 was Valentino V pour homme launched?

    Yes, Maybe a stupid question, but I need to know for my vanilla-quest.

    I know I sampled a specific vanilla scent in April...
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    Re: Searching for a warm vanillic scent

    They are launched too late., I sampled my vanilla-frag in early 2006, mars-april something.
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    Re: Searching for a warm vanillic scent

    Yes
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    Re: Searching for a warm vanillic scent

    I think that I aksked very clearly for for a scent with warm vanilla, Not grandma-powder :P

    For example, Pi doesnt smell vanilla (it doesnt even seem to contain it, it contains something else...
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    Not sure about it, looks a little bit old to me,...

    Not sure about it, looks a little bit old to me, laucnhed in the 60s, and I dont like leather.
    But will try it if I see it.
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    Re: Searching for a warm vanillic scent

    Any modern vanilla frags out there?
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    Re: Searching for a warm vanillic scent

    Hmm, I will if im able to find it
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    Re: Searching for a warm vanillic scent

    Sniff update:

    Egoiste - When I first spurt this on, it immediatly reminded my of cough syrup, or some sweet medical smell, then after a while, more woods and a ligth warm smoky undertone.
    ...
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    Re: Searching for a warm vanillic scent

    No, not yet.
    Im sceptical about Old Spice, cause its laucnhed in the 30s.
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    Re: Searching for a warm vanillic scent

    Hehe, so far ive disliked many of your recommendations:
    Pi
    Rochas
    Gaultier2
    Joop
    Escada Homme


    Im waiting for Egoiste, Platinum Egoiste, Allure homme, Allure homme Sport, to arrive. Also,...
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    Re: Searching for a warm vanillic scent

    Yes, I think I smelled a sligth coconut, orange, flowers, woods.
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