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    Spoke to the Alcohol Control Board of NJ today and...

    Apparently in NJ I can purchase alcohol and use it for my perfumes....and I can sell it. Adding oils to it renders it undrinkable and therefore technically denatures it. I believe the federal law...
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    Re: Alcohol question!

    Yep! Was gonna! Thank you :)
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    Re: Alcohol question!

    I was on the remet website, but I have no idea how to order from them! I can't even contact them via the form online because I don't have a permit number…what to do?
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    IFRA question...

    So, if I create a fragrance that doesn't comply to IFRA standard, ie. I use .2% oak moss as opposed to .1%, what can happen?? Meaning if I sell….thank you!
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    Alcohol question!

    Hello All!
    So, I'm FINALLY getting serious about making my own perfumes. FINALLY. I'd like to keep my fragrances as natural as possible. But, the issue is what alcohol to use. I'd like to sell. How...
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    What alcohol to use??

    Hello All!
    So, I'm FINALLY getting serious about making my own perfumes. FINALLY. I'd like to keep my fragrances as natural as possible. But, the issue is what alcohol to use. I'd like to sell. ...
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    Organic Grape Alcohol?

    Hi! Do any of you know if I can sell perfumes I made if they are in a base of organic grape alcohol? Thanks!!!!

    Patti :)
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    Re: Vegan conundrum....

    I've talked to Christopher over email from White Lotus Aromatics - awesome products it looks like. I'm definitely going to be purchasing. Thanks again for all of your help everyone and sorry again...
  9. Re: What type of alcohol do big time perfumers use??

    Bitrex is vegan. Fab!
  10. Re: What type of alcohol do big time perfumers use??

    awesome- thank you both!
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    Re: Vegan conundrum....

    thank you!
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    Re: Vegan conundrum....

    Actually both. I know that aroma chemical companies test on animals - but is it a continual thing or do they test the chemical once and it's done? I'd like to use a bit of both naturals and...
  13. Re: What type of alcohol do big time perfumers use??

    What's a sticky thread? and I'm so sorry to ask this - but is Bitrex vegan or tested on animals? If it was tested on animals when it first came out, ok - that's to be expected, but it's not...
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    Re: Vegan conundrum....

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  15. What type of alcohol do big time perfumers use??

    This is the part I'm having a lot of trouble with - everclear, perfumers alcohol, etc. I want to make perfumes and hopefully one day sell them. I live in NJ and am hoping maybe somebody knows the...
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    Re: Vegan conundrum....

    I just apologized and meant it - please let it go now.
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    Re: Vegan conundrum....

    Well, I honestly apologize if people thought I was implying that using products that weren't deemed "cruelty-free" made them cruel people. That honestly was NOT was I was trying to do. I would...
  18. Thread: Everclear?

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    Re: Everclear?

    thank you so much. wow - I had no idea that everclear was a brand - omg...
  19. Thread: Everclear?

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    Everclear?

    Do any of you use everclear in your fragrances? Do you sell them and if so, have you ever had an issue? Also, is everclear vegan? I know some alcohols are distilled with fish bladders and other...
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    Re: Vegan conundrum....

    Wow! I can't believe how many people take offense to the term! I don't have a cause - I just choose to live my life a certain way and if people live another way, it doesn't bother me. I don't...
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    Re: Vegan conundrum....

    To be honest, if the term cruelty-free bothers you, maybe your should reconsider YOUR position. I feel that people that have problems with how I choose to live my life are the ones that feel guilty...
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    Re: Vegan conundrum....

    nutritional yeast is actually considered a vegan product.
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    Re: Vegan conundrum....

    And, if you do a search on this PUBLIC FORUM, you'll see that I was NOT the first to mention or ask a question about a cruelty-free product, and I certainly won't be the last, and I won't stop...
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    Re: Vegan conundrum....

    I'm sorry, I don't understand what you're talking about. You seem to be taking offense to a very innocuous question. Cruelty free means no animals testing...if you look on a package and it says...
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    Re: Vegan conundrum....

    thank you so much for your help!!
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    Re: Vegan conundrum....

    Chris, are you natural perfumer? Do you use cruelty free alcohol in your blends? Any tips or supplies you can suggest? thank you!
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    Vegan conundrum....

    Are there ANY aroma chemical companies that are vegan? If I want a perfume from a company that uses aroma chemicals in their fragrance and they say they're cruelty-free, I want to believe it - not...
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    Vegan denatured alcohol??

    Hi!! I would like to start selling my fragrances (I'm from NJ) and I was wondering about the following:
    1. is there such thing as vegan denatured alcohol used for fragrances?
    2. if so, where can...
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    Natural Isolates in the US?

    Does anyone know where I can purchase natural isolates in the us? I can't seem to find anything online! Thank you!

    patti :)
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    Re: Lapsang Souchong???

    Wow!! Thank you so much!!!!!!!
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    Lapsang Souchong???

    Hello! How would I get a lapsang souchong note in my fragrances? Is there an essential oil?? Thank you!

    patti
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    Rubber aroma chemical?

    What aroma chemical gives that rubber smell? I love that smell and would like to incorporate it into some of my fragrances...thank you!

    patti

    ps - it could be a natural too if such a thing...
  33. Thread: Smokey??

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    Smokey??

    Loving smokey scents at the moment - AG Encens Flamboyant, Bvlgari Black, etc., etc. Are there any naturals I can use that will give this smokey aspect to a fragrance? Maybe aromachemicals too? ...
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    Sawdust and dirt??

    My two favorite smells ever are sawdust and dirt. Sawdust because my father has a woodshop and i LOVE that smell - dry, dusty, woody, and dirt - not patchouli but deep loamy earth - slightly sweet -...
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    Demeter type scents??

    Hi Everyone! If I want to make Demeter type scents - ie, Sawdust, Popcorn, etc., where the heck do I get started? How do you figure this out? Thank you so much!.


    PS. - Where in the US can I...
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    I've never used aromachemicals....

    and I was wondering about a few things.
    1. How do you dilute them? Same way as essential oils?
    2. Do you dilute them BEFORE you add them to you fragrance?
    3. Do you dilute all of your...
  37. How do you come up with ideas for you fragrances?

    I'm having trouble decided what type of fragrance to make...how do you come up with your ideas? Thank you!
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    Aromachemical Question

    Hi Everyone!
    Do all big perfumeries (Givaudan, IFF, etc.) make the same aromachemicals? Or can you only get some from one and some from another? (and some, I mean hundreds). Thank you!

    patti :)
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    Question about absolutes and dilution

    Hi!
    How exactly do you dilute an absolute? 2nd question - do you dilute all of your essential oils/aroma chemicals/etc. first and then blend them together, or are you supposed to blend them first...
  40. Thread: Salty EO?

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    Re: Salty EO?

    thank you so much!! VERY helpful!! :)
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    Salty EO?

    Is there an essential oil/absolute/etc. that has a somewhat salty smell? ty!

    patti :)
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    Re: Undenatured alcohol?

    Thank you so much for that. I completely understand now - thank you!!!!

    patti :)
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    Undenatured alcohol?

    Can someone tell me what exactly undenatured alcohol is? Is this supposed to be used for perfume or denatured? What is everclear? Grape alcohol? Ty!!

    patti :)
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    Oh! terrific! I have a few questions about certain types of alcohol I should use...perfect to ask there!
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    Denatured Alcohol

    Hi!
    Can you use regular denatured alcohol for perfumes? The shop teacher across the hall from my classroom has denatured alcohol in his flammable cabinet....is this what could be used for perfume? ...
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    Creamy-smelling essential oil?

    Is there an essential oil that has a creamy smell? very smooth? Nothing too green? Thank you!

    Patti
  47. Re: Please help me find a fruit+patchouli scent for my girlfriend

    Voleur de Roses by L'Artisan - patchouli, plum, rose - DELICIOUS
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    Perfume Bases/Carriers

    What is your favorite perfume base/carrier to work with?
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    Fruity essential oils?

    Good day,
    Are there any essential oils that have a fruity smell....not necessarily citrus, but more berry/apple/plum like? Thank you!

    patti :)
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    Re: Dissolving absolutes

    Why did you chose that percentage dilution for mimosa and benzoin? Is there a particular reason or do you like the way it smells more at that dilution? thank you!
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    Last question about dilution....

    Hi,
    So, why do you need to dilute your essential oils? Can't you just blend all of the oils together and then dilute the entire blend in your carrier? Do you dilute just to see what the smell may...
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    Re: Dissolving absolutes

    Thank you so much. So, when you dilute your absolutes, do you dilute AGAIN in the alcohol for the final product, or do you just add more alcohol to make your final product. Does that make sense? ...
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    Dissolving absolutes

    Good day!
    If I want to dissolve an absolute in alcohol or in a carrier oil, do I need to heat the alcohol or oil up first? I'm so sorry for the stupid questions, but I'm learning and afraid to make...
  54. Question about diluting.....again...thanks!

    Hi!
    I was wondering, if I want to use alcohol as a carrier for a my fragrance (naturals), do I dilute my essential oils and such in oil first or in alcohol? Thank you!!

    Patti :)
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    Dilution Question

    Hi everyone! i know this is probably common knowledge, but i was wondering if you're supposed to dilute your EO's first and then blend them together or blend them and THEN add them to the perfumer's...
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    Re: Perfumer's Alcohol

    Thank you so much. If I find out anything, I'll definitely let you know!

    Patti :)
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    Perfumer's Alcohol

    Hi! If I want to sell my perfumes, I can't use ethanol? Isn't that what's in the department store perfumes? I'm so confused!!! TY!!

    patti :)
  58. Re: Any essential oils that I can use to make a white musk?

    no way!!!!! haha. I love animals waaaaaaay too much - this is my problem - i don't want to use synthetics, but i don't want to use anything animals based either. i was hoping for an essential oil...
  59. Any essential oils that I can use to make a white musk?

    Hi! I love white musk, but I'm trying to stick to natural ingredients as opposed to aromachemicals...BUT what can I use to make a white musk? I'm at a loss...maybe there is nothing? thanks so much!...
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