Search:

Type: Posts; User: edshepp; Keyword(s):

Page 1 of 2 1 2

Search: Search took 0.03 seconds.

  1. Replies
    4
    Views
    202

    Re: i love pistachio ...

    Have you smelled the pistachio CO2 from Hermitage? http://www.hermitageoils.com/pistachio-co2-select-1335
  2. Thread: Suede leather

    by edshepp
    Replies
    3
    Views
    200

    Re: Suede leather

    Don't know the perfume, but I think Suederal is always a great place to start.
  3. Re: links for perfume making, especially about chemistry?

    If you like foresty smells, oakmoss absolute is a good thing to have. Fir balsam absolute as well. And Hermitage Oils has geosmin and some pyrazines which you might find interesting.

    As for wet...
  4. Replies
    6
    Views
    347

    Re: Raspberry-Ketone, strange things...

    I can barely detect anything when I try to smell it at 100%. I think it's just one of those chems that needs dilution.
  5. Replies
    27
    Views
    609

    Re: Note sure how do describe a scent

    I still get tripped up by the 'phenolic' descriptor. I've smelled cresol and one of the acetates, and I've smelled an old disinfectant product with some phenol derivative or something. But I notice...
  6. Replies
    33
    Views
    762

    Re: Always Vanilla Ad - UGH!

    What's this buzz on Ultravanil? I think I remember reading about that--that it has a very 'vanilla absolute' note. Does anyone know if there's a place to get small hobbyist quantities?

    I'll admit...
  7. Replies
    4
    Views
    216

    Re: Jasmine absolute - synthetic

    I think Sampaquita is fantastic. It doesn't feel as indolic or weighty as jasmine sambac, but it's lovely. Have you smelled Gelsol? I'm interested in that base.
  8. Re: Remedy for olffactoral fatigue...for real or old wive's tale?

    Have you read The Secret of Scent, islearom? That's Luca Turin's book the goes into depth about his take on the vibrational theory of olfaction. I confess that the latter 2/3 of the book got over my...
  9. Re: Article: Demeter's Zombie fragrances back from the dead

    I have to say---they sound great! I never saw them when they were out. I wonder if they live up to their descriptions. And if so, I wonder whether they're wearable.
  10. Replies
    11
    Views
    80

    Re: Article: Cheetos launches cheesy scent

    If this is actually real, I must have it!
  11. Thread: Musk

    by edshepp
    Replies
    18
    Views
    623

    Re: Musk

    PA has cosmone in small quantities. And you could also try muscenone, if you like the nitromusky vibe.
  12. Thread: Musk

    by edshepp
    Replies
    18
    Views
    623

    Re: Musk

    Interesting about Cosmone. I get a vanilla/heliotrope vibe from it a little, and my partner said it had a note of 'old milk'. I get the ambery feel from it, I think, but also the powdery connotation...
  13. Replies
    48
    Views
    2,014

    Re: Orris root powder

    I noticed that they're getting Irival in stock on creatingperfume.com. I don't think they have it yet.
  14. Thread: Fecal notes

    by edshepp
    Replies
    75
    Views
    2,343

    Re: Fecal notes

    You've smelled some mercaptans in dilution already--they're used to odorize natural gas so leaks are perceptible.
  15. Replies
    82
    Views
    4,555

    Re: Cannabis in perfumery

    the THC itself isn't responsible for the odor of cannabis. I think I read that the odor is due mainly to the sesquiterpinoids.
  16. Re: Advice on adding a baked/roasted nut scent that doesn't overpower?

    I've gotten homofurunol from PA before. Yes, it's rather caramellic. I think of it as having a slightly 'bread pudding' aspect. It has a bit of the roasted note to it, and I can see how it can be...
  17. Thread: Fecal notes

    by edshepp
    Replies
    75
    Views
    2,343

    Re: Fecal notes

    I wouldn't describe marijuana as fecal, more 'skunky.' And only some of it at that, of course.
  18. Re: hi guys i need your openion on the compliment factor of these colognes

    I don't take compliments from people into account when I get a fragrance. I've gotten compliments wearing all kinds of things, and I think that the compliments say more about the person giving them...
  19. Replies
    14
    Views
    596

    Re: What smells like sea salt, beach?

    You could try dimethyl sulfide--it's supposed to be the "smell of the sea": http://www.livescience.com/4313-key-smell-sea.html That said, it's also supposed to be rather unpleasant on its...
  20. Replies
    11
    Views
    452

    Re: Rose Otto & Damascone

    Perfumers Apprentice does have beta-damascone, but it's expensive..
  21. Thread: Cinnemaldehyde

    by edshepp
    Replies
    15
    Views
    359

    Re: Cinnemaldehyde

    I think cinnamon bark essential oil is around 95% cinnamaldehyde, so you don't really need to distill it yourself. Perfumers Apprentice and plenty others also sell it. I haven't actually used it...
  22. Replies
    40
    Views
    784

    Re: Favorite notes?

    -new mown hay / tonka bean
    -jasmine sambac
    -galbanum, tomato leaf, crisp vegetal notes
    -a gingerbread accord
    -tuberose
  23. Replies
    43
    Views
    1,527

    Re: Compiled list of so called (old man) scents.

    People used to tell me that Aramis smelled like their grandfather. I'm sure it's generational, what's considered old smelling--for my generation, old man scents were usually ones heavy on the...
  24. Replies
    30
    Views
    1,062

    Re: Do suggest me a new chanel summer scent

    I'd choose Pour Monsieur from the three you mentioned. But I would also suggest considering Cristalle Eau Verte. Nice, light, green, summery, not too floral. And probably not many other guys...
  25. Replies
    11
    Views
    468

    Re: 2-Nonenal - the 'elderhyde'

    I think to get grey hair, one would bleach the hair to the lightest possible shade, which would be inside-of-the-banana yellow, and then tone it with blue/purple to cancel out the yellow, using just...
  26. Re: Why is phenyl acetaldehyde always sold in PEA?

    I remember getting smell fatigue with the phenylacetaldehyde, but not in seconds. When it polymerized, however, it became pretty much odorless. I don't think the entire small bottle of it had...
  27. Re: Why is phenyl acetaldehyde always sold in PEA?

    I'm pretty sure you can get pure phenylacetaldehyde from Olfactik. I have before, and it's super strong. And sure enough, after a while, it polymerized.
  28. Thread: Why no sulfur?

    by edshepp
    Replies
    21
    Views
    638

    Re: Why no sulfur?

    I've definitely gotten leather from Cuiron and Tuscan Leather. (And if you like Tuscan Leather but don't like its price, try Leather by Monothème--it smells just like it.) Both of those are kind of...
  29. Re: Synthetics, Fixatives, and other crazy ingredients for a HOBBYIST?

    Don't forget Hermitage Oils. They have a great selection of synthetics these days, especially musks.
  30. Replies
    29
    Views
    1,091

    Re: Less volatile alternatives to benzaldehyde

    PK---I wouldn't say I need the cuminaldehyde; I'm just curious. But if it oxidises very quickly, then maybe I shouldn't get any, since I have less than ideal storage conditions.

    Nizan--how long...
  31. Replies
    29
    Views
    1,091

    Re: Less volatile alternatives to benzaldehyde

    No, the site does not make it easy! I haven't smelled cuminaldehyde, but it may make it to my second to-buy list from them. On the list of things to buy first would include Cervolide, Musk R1 and...
  32. Replies
    29
    Views
    1,091

    Re: Less volatile alternatives to benzaldehyde

    one more thing around the benzaldehyde note: Lothar Streeck has para-tolualdehyde (4-methylbenzaldehyde) for sale in 20g quantities, so that could also be an option, I suppose. TGSC says the...
  33. Replies
    40
    Views
    2,295

    Re: difference between eugenol and isoeugenol

    I can barely smell eugenyl acetate. But eugenol and isoeugenol I can smell just fine.
  34. Replies
    29
    Views
    1,091

    Re: Less volatile alternatives to benzaldehyde

    para-methyl acetophenone can be gotten at creatingperfume.com. (They also have heliotropyl acetone, which won't help you much -either- because they don't ship that internationally, but just so you...
  35. Replies
    29
    Views
    1,091

    Re: Less volatile alternatives to benzaldehyde

    From what I've read on TGSC, it seems like para-methyl acetophenone could be longer lasting than benzaldehyde, but I have no experience with it. The regular acetophenone isn't very long lasting. I...
  36. Replies
    7
    Views
    2,627

    Re: How do you open a bottle of cologne?

    I had a bottle of Realm for Women* that had the permanent clamp on, and eventually it came off on its own. But I'm sure pliers would do the trick.

    *Love this scent, with its...
  37. Thread: Moxalone

    by edshepp
    Replies
    8
    Views
    893

    Re: Moxalone

    If it's very important to you whether or not it's quickly biodegradable, then to be on the safe side, don't use it or anything you think may or may not contain it. There you go.
  38. Thread: Schiff's bases

    by edshepp
    Replies
    165
    Views
    4,430

    Re: Schiff's bases

    How did the C12MNA come out smelling? Was it like MNA but with a floral undertone? If I had the proper expertise and equipment, I would love to try anisaldehyde or Triplal with methyl anthranilate.
  39. Re: Perfumer’s Supply House Tools – Table of Terpenes – a visual introduction from isoprene to latex

    LOVE these!!!! Thanks for sharing!
  40. Replies
    9
    Views
    668

    Re: Strongest highly diffusive aroma chemicals

    Can't we just make the fragrance for you? Maybe purchase the bottles and do all the marketing too? Please????
  41. Thread: Acetates

    by edshepp
    Replies
    16
    Views
    620

    Re: Acetates

    In my experience it seems that acetates tend to be fresher and often fruitier than the corresponding alcohols, but my experience is rather limited.
  42. Replies
    40
    Views
    2,295

    Re: difference between eugenol and isoeugenol

    Well, as for my two cents, I find eugenol to be the essence of clove---sharp, sweet, edible. I find isoeugenol to be a bit more floral and softer, and with a faint ham or salami undertone....
  43. Re: S.O.S. Room stinks of chemicals and can't ventilate due to storm

    Maybe you should stick to appreciating pre-made perfumes. Of course, those also break and can make a room stink. I believe that was the word.

    This type of thing is the risk you take when you make...
  44. Replies
    12
    Views
    860

    Re: Dior Homme Cologne (2013)

    I like it for being a cologne, but there are others in the class that I'd rather have.
  45. Thread: BDP vs Derby

    by edshepp
    Replies
    17
    Views
    1,053

    Re: BDP vs Derby

    Derby!
  46. Replies
    32
    Views
    1,638

    Re: Heliotrope accord

    I'm sure I've heard people say that they use veratraldehyde as a substitute for heliotropin. You can also get the veratraldehyde powder from de Hekserij. (I probably misspelled that name. I can...
  47. Replies
    55
    Views
    2,243

    Re: Suggestions for a leather based fragrance

    I think Tuscan Leather by Tom Ford is a very user-friendly leather. You could always try Cuir de Russie by Chanel, but it's quite floral.
  48. Replies
    94
    Views
    4,179

    Re: Men use women's perfume

    "Women's" perfumes have so much more variety, and arguably better quality, than "men's¨" ones. As for men wearing makeup, guyliner often looks great.
  49. Re: Hermes launches Classic Collections; first out Bel Ami Vetiver

    Yes, THIS!

    I am intrigued to see what Ellena does with these interpretations, though. It would be nice to have the old Bel Ami and the old Equipage, though. Speaking of which, has Equipage been...
  50. Replies
    16
    Views
    1,192

    Re: Should skinny guys be wearing beige and red?

    I don't understand why not. Is there a good reason why not?
  51. Replies
    74
    Views
    3,113

    Re: Good MUSK combos?

    What is the musk ambrette? Is it from ambrette seed, is it the nitro musk or is in a (nitro) musk ambrette replacer?

    I'll point out that I quite like Musc Ravageur, but I find it more like an...
  52. Re: Article: Calvin Klein to launch CK One and Euphoria flankers next year

    The world doesn't need any more CK One flankers.
  53. Poll: Re: I'm losing sleep over this, help me out, Gucci Guilty line or Bleu De Chanel

    Wear something that makes you feel sexy and confident. That is what will appeal to the opposite sex. And possibly Chanel Pour Monsieur.
  54. Re: Where to purchase Tuscan Leather in Austria??

    I think you can order it from sephora.fr, if I remember correctly.
  55. Replies
    30
    Views
    1,695

    Re: New clothing smell

    I can attest to the hot-ironed smell that Habanolide has. I diluted some in water as a spray for various things. It really does have that nuance.

    And I SWEAR I have smelled something akin to...
  56. Thread: Equalide P

    by edshepp
    Replies
    2
    Views
    316

    Re: Equalide P

    Where do you see this on their site? I can't find it.

    ....OK I just looked again, and I could only find it as part of one of their Formula Kits, where it said "musk (Equalide)". I'm intrigued!
  57. Replies
    7
    Views
    508

    Re: The smell of skin after tanning

    I think that's what C18 means in that sense. I mentioned coumarin because it's also a lactone. C18 is a lactone, which is why it has the "(so-called)" whenever it's called Aldehyde C18.
  58. Replies
    7
    Views
    508

    Re: The smell of skin after tanning

    Yeah, I was thinking "Aldehyde C-18 (so-called)." I experience some lactones as smelling fatty and dry at the same time, and C18 was what popped into my mind. And I'm sure I read somewhere that...
  59. Replies
    7
    Views
    508

    Re: The smell of skin after tanning

    I'd say try some lactones. Maybe C18.
  60. Replies
    31
    Views
    1,238

    Re: Negative emotions scents

    What about orris/irone? To represent sorrow.

    Once I said a material--probably an EO or absolute--"smelled like regret." For the life of me, I can't remember what I was referring to, though. Alas!
  61. Re: L'Artisan Parfumeur DZING and Byredo Parfums Pulp

    I don't understand Dzing. My SO loves it, and I think The Guide says it has a cardboardy smell, but I find it very smoky and not much else. Maybe I need to explore it further. I don't know Pulp, but...
  62. Replies
    14
    Views
    734

    Re: Guerlain SDV in high school?

    Don't wear it if you don't think you can rock it. Highschoolers can smell weakness better than perfume.
  63. Re: Proxisante is going to get some interesting things

    Thanks for posting this. I have the Labdasur and the patchouli coeur and am very happy with them, so it's great to hear they're getting more of this kind of thing.
  64. Is lanolin soluble in alcohol?

    Is lanolin soluble in alcohol?
  65. Thread: Ginger?

    by edshepp
    Replies
    9
    Views
    811

    Re: Ginger?

    I'd like to know this too! I don't like the essential oil, and I have the CO2, which to me smells much more like the root. But I read something about gingerol converting to zingerone when the ginger...
  66. Replies
    21
    Views
    948

    Re: Lasting lavender

    I could be mistaken, but I think the musk in the Caldey Island lavender was Exaltolide.
  67. Re: Great Interview with Luca Turin - Fragrances, mostly science, worldly matters, Greece, etc

    I met him briefly in Enfleurage in NYC. He struck me as very joyful. But maybe that was because I was starstruck.
  68. Thread: Alcohol

    by edshepp
    Replies
    7
    Views
    497

    Re: Alcohol

    Not sure if they ship to Czech, but Proxistante and Omikron ship to Sweden. They sell perfumer's alcohol.
  69. Replies
    28
    Views
    1,826

    Re: Plum Note / Accord

    Ok I'm going to put in 2 cents: What about Datilat? I think it smells wonderfully prune-raisin like. It's maybe a bit plasticky at 100%, but diluted I think it could work. I got some from...
  70. Re: Why aren't chemicals stronger smelling to begin with?

    Do other amber chemicals have the same effect as the Ambrocenide? Would ambroxan or Karanal work as well for exalting, for instance?
  71. Re: Why aren't chemicals stronger smelling to begin with?

    An obvious reason why Galaxolide doesn't smell as strong as a perfume (for example, Tresor, which I think is around 21% Galaxolide) is that a perfume will contain more volatile notes and the...
  72. Replies
    5
    Views
    841

    Re: Oh boy...Sandalwood

    I like most of the PA accords I've bought from them, but I haven't tried the Sandalwood. I wonder what could be causing this plasticky impression that people report? The Javanol? The Laitone? I've...
  73. Replies
    14
    Views
    780

    Re: Aroma Chemicals hardly smell?

    I've always been happy with PA's products. I think your lack of experience with the chemicals is the culprit. There are things that I couldn't smell before that I can detect better now (ambroxan,...
  74. Replies
    19
    Views
    1,401

    Re: Do you prefer a dirty musk or white musk?

    I like clean musks and 'dirtier' musks, at least I think I do. I've not smelled many of the latter. I like MKK, but it doesn't strike me as all that dirty. I love Musc Ravageur, but that's more of a...
  75. Replies
    29
    Views
    1,257

    Re: Burnt sugar almonds

    I love the almond note. I think Etro's Heliotrope scent is very almondy, but in the whitewashed, sweet transparent way, like an almond cookie. It doesn't have the burnt sugar smell, though, which...
  76. Re: Vintage Polo (green) vs newer formulation? Where to buy vintage?

    When I first smelled oakmoss absolute, my immediate thought was, "Polo!" I don't think that would happen if I'd grown up with "New" Polo. It's not as rich and dark as it once was, and I think that...
  77. Thread: Fresh Air

    by edshepp
    Replies
    11
    Views
    900

    Re: Fresh Air

    Are Floralozone, Aphermate, Helional, Preceyclemone B, etc. cheating as well?
  78. Thread: Chergui

    by edshepp
    Replies
    30
    Views
    1,633

    Re: Chergui

    For me it was too sweet and honeyed. I wanted more of a rich tobacco/hay. I only ordered a sample. But maybe I'll try a sample again in a few months and see if I like it then.
  79. Thread: Mineral Notes?

    by edshepp
    Replies
    62
    Views
    2,206

    Re: Mineral Notes?

    If you all do make this buy, can I buy from someone who's in? I would love to own some geosmin, but I don't need a whole milligram (what a strange sentence that was). If you dilute it to 1/1000, then...
  80. Thread: Rum accord.

    by edshepp
    Replies
    13
    Views
    1,150

    Re: Rum accord.

    What about Homofuronol (soy furanone) for this aspect? I think it has a great caramel, bread pudding kind of feel, with a touch of maple I think. I've always thought it could be a valuable note in...
  81. Re: Definitive and clear review of Escentric Molecules Molecule 01 vs. Molecule 02 vs. Molecule 03

    Interesting writeup, and I have to say your description of Molecule 02 is gratifying to my ego--I've thought for some time that ambroxan had a very 'mineral' smell, so it's nice to see someone out...
  82. Re: Is it as easy as mixing oils in alcohol? I want to make a parfum with only 2 oils.

    Is it possible to make at home? Possibly. With two oils? Maybe, if those oils are complex bases or imitations.

    But the more specific concern: Is this possible for you to make at home? Barring...
  83. Re: How hard is it to get into fragrance creation?

    It's as difficult and time-consuming to master fragrance as it is to master any other art. And there's no guarantee you'll ever make anything that you really love. If you're not sure that it's 'worth...
  84. Replies
    11
    Views
    1,577

    Benzyl Salicylate question

    So I was reading through a thred on musks when I came across this comment, possibly made by David Ruskin, but I don't recall:

    "...not everyone is anosmic to musk chemicals, and those who are not...
  85. Replies
    6
    Views
    1,166

    Re: Benzyl benzoate?

    Mine remained liquid, although I didn't refrigerate it. Does it contribute significantly to the odor? I was under the impression that its main value (because of its low odor strength) was as a...
  86. Re: Riverside Drive for a woman? What do you think?

    I just don't get what the problem is. Do you choose what perfumes you're "allowed" to wear based on what the company's marketing department says about the scent? Smells are not gendered. Wear what...
  87. Thread: Old Spice help

    by edshepp
    Replies
    15
    Views
    3,556

    Re: Old Spice help

    I'd say get an old bottle from eBay (or in the cheaper stores or, if you're in or near NYC, you could check Canal St.--anywhere where the stock is old), and if you want to really spend money, get it...
  88. Re: Does poor projection/sillage/longevity stop you from wearing certain fragrances?

    Sure, sometimes it does. If it's the type of scent that I would want better longevity or projection from, then I probably wouldn't buy it in the end. But there are scents that I prefer to have...
  89. Re: whats your honest opinion on jean paul le male?

    Personally, I don't like it. I find it chemical and far, far too strong (which is really saying something for me, cuz I like lots of those 80s powerhouses and thought that there wasn't a frag too...
  90. Re: An argument with a Sales Clerk ~ A guy testing Midnight Poison EDP for himself

    Alls I can say is that I have come across more dumb salespeople at perfume counters than I care to remember. In fact, I don't think I've EVER come across one who seemed to be interested in...
  91. Re: Is the average fragrance customer more sophisticated?

    My initial reaction is to say no. Most fragrance consumers are not more sophisticated than they were before. Probably hardcore enthusiasts/hobbyists/etc. are, however, because of sites like this and...
  92. Replies
    2
    Views
    625

    Re: Experience with Enfleurage?

    I've never ordered from them online, but I used to buy at their brick-and-mortar store all the time. Their selection and quality is fantastic.
  93. Replies
    30
    Views
    2,295

    Re: Taking a Break From Wearing Fragrances.

    Just be careful to use good/purified water in those neti pots. I remember stories floating around of people who got bad infections by using less-than-pristine water in them.

    As for olfactory...
  94. Replies
    12
    Views
    1,147

    Re: Leather 50 (Cuir 50) ?

    Sort-of Safraleine anecdote: Ever since I smelled Safraleine I have an association in my mind between leather and saffron. (I used to think saffron smelled like myrrh, which also has that tobacco...
  95. Replies
    9
    Views
    942

    Re: Cigar base note

    Thanks! :) I've smelled isoamyl salicylate, I'm sure, but I don't think I've smelled the amyl. I don't think I've ever met a salicylate I didn't like, though. I'm actually in the yahoo group, but it...
  96. Replies
    9
    Views
    942

    Re: Cigar base note

    I may just give the Tabanon a try, when I feel like splurging. And tinker with a mix of tabac absolute and ethyl vanillin too. :)

    I've tried The Perfumer's Apprentice Tobacco Key Accord, but it...
  97. Replies
    9
    Views
    942

    Re: Cigar base note

    Do you know where we can get small quantities of any of these? I think that the Perfumer's Apprentice offers one, either Tabanon or Tabacarol (as of somewhat recently, if I'm right), but it's...
  98. Thread: Osmanthus

    by edshepp
    Replies
    17
    Views
    1,549

    Re: Osmanthus

    I know you can get Nectaryl from the Perfumers Apprentice, and I think I saw Apritone available on creatingperfume.com (http://www.creatingperfume.com/apritone.aspx) but I don't see it on their site...
  99. Replies
    13
    Views
    902

    Re: Brooklyn Playmate

    I agree with what Chris said. Alas! Wish I'd seen a message like this a few years ago when I still lived in NYC.....
  100. Re: PA's rose, jasmine, sandalwood key accords - realistic/natural? Hermitage oils - rose

    I have the Sandalwood accord from Olfactik, as a matter of fact. It doesn't smell like natural sandalwood. As a matter of fact, I don't really like it at all. It has a strange minty thing going on,...
Results 1 to 100 of 126
Page 1 of 2 1 2