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  1. Perfumers alcohol suppliers in UK aside from Mistral

    Are there any other suppliers?
  2. Chandler Burr interviews what makes Conglomerates buy niche fragrance companies

    There were a few fascinating discussions in this one hour interview.
    It's a shame that more time wasn't available to explore the new fragrance dispensing technologies "Hybridization" and Chanel's...
  3. Relative Hedione HC impact compared to Hedione

    How much more impact does Hedione HC have over regular Hedione? Although it is clear that Hedione HC has a higher amount of the cis isomer it is unclear at what rate to supplement it at. Would 7%...
  4. Re: Fragrance Reviewers... Who to trust?

    In July I sent beta samples to members on here who expressed an interest in the fragrance I've been working on. The results were discussed in the thread below. The samples project was a success...
  5. Fragrance Reviewers... Who to trust?

    More recently the question of integrity amongst reviewers has been put under the spotlight. I'm soft launching a fragrance in October and the lack of impartiality has caused me to reconsider whether...
  6. Re: Brilliant Marketing, Poor Execution: The Makings of Fragrance Failure & Success

    You only have to take a look at a few threads on here to see that the juice is all important as David says. Name a fragrance product where several people lauded that the box was the deciding factor...
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    Re: Flash Pointing compound

    I don't but they are clearly quoting Luzi's compounding method in a face palming attempt to reclaim some credibility. The thread in the general discussion forum has been very interesting and it is a...
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    Flash Pointing compound

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    Are any perfumers on here doing this process with their batches? There have been threads on here about adding slight warmth to compound to aid bonding molecules together. "Flash Pointing to...
  9. Re: Elementary question about percentages

    I also have done many 1gram trials but with a formula which is made up of 90% musks and naturals which have not required diluting. The remaining 10% is lots of trace materials and this is where I've...
  10. Re: Member feedback-inspired new pineapple fragrance

    Final trials are now complete. Evaluating this week and production will begin very soon...
  11. Group buy option or small MOQ supplier of Saver Glass bottles in US

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    Are there any suppliers of the Saver Glass range in the US who will supply 400 - 1000 bottles. Coverpla minimum order is 2000.

    Another option is a group...
  12. Re: What does everyone's laboratories look like?

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    Perhaps I should have tidied the blending area to give the illusion that it is ever so...
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    Re: Concentrate Preparation

    After maturing the concentrate for 3-4 weeks how much extra strength is gained from this process? If the strength gain in a large batch was significant and this resulted in a sweeter or sharper blend...
  14. Re: Trace materials: Deciding between pure and 10% dilution

    "Degrading to Basenotes" really?

    Kindly quote anything where there is even a hint where anyone has degraded Basenotes.

    Is it degrading to Basenotes when members post a question about a...
  15. Re: Trace materials: Deciding between pure and 10% dilution

    I was quite vocal on the PT site even last year about the lack of substance on the site. Instead of a replacement GC provider we were getting articles on zinc supplements. I had again emailed Brandon...
  16. Re: Trace materials: Deciding between pure and 10% dilution

    Yes "Cancellations" is nothing more than using a powerful material and using incremental trials with other materials to successfully blend which as you stated is the Jean Carles method.


    It's...
  17. Re: Trace materials: Deciding between pure and 10% dilution

    So you're adding 1/5th at a time and evaluating the result before adding 2/5ths?
    I recall that Tabanon caught you by surprise when making a batch. Was it that it gained strength during the maturing...
  18. Trace materials: Deciding between pure and 10% dilution

    I'm scaling a trial now from a 10g to a 100g trial and I'm using a high precision balance.

    I'm using top note materials like Ethyl 2Methyl Butyrate at 0.04%. If undiluted then this is just 3...
  19. Re: Materials you almost always ensure are in a blend

    I must accept that my original post hasn't been clear enough in the question I'm seeking answers to. Ambrettolide, Helvetolide, Hedione and Iso E Super etc are all in the blend as they are in many...
  20. Materials you almost always ensure are in a blend

    I'm putting the final touches to a fragrance I've been working on and after feedback on samples and subsequent trials I'm finally happy with the result.

    So far it doesn't contain materials which I...
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    Re: Jubilation XXV

    I tried to log in to PT last week and even Google no longer lists it. Does anybody have the database and passwords so at least those of us who paid for subscriptions for over a year have something to...
  22. Re: Member feedback-inspired new pineapple fragrance

    Without giving too much away you are way ahead of the game here...

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    The evaluation's are in and I'm cross referencing the preferences with the formulas.
    I'm happy to report...
  23. Re: Member feedback-inspired new pineapple fragrance

    It's all good... thanks for the pm.
    The situation did actually bring up some interesting ideas for names for the product like "Black Poison" by "GFAM" and "Merlingate". I've been losing sleep for...
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    Ambroxan Laevo for Cetalox

    Is anybody in the Uk interested in buying some Ambroxan (Laevo) from Kao or trading some for Cetalox. Laevo is optically active
    I have 900g in total to sell in parts or trade.
  25. Re: Member feedback-inspired new pineapple fragrance

    Please sample on skin for the final evaluation form. Smokey notes are significantly muted on paper and are more pronounced on skin. Just a reminder please that it is the note structure which is the...
  26. Re: Adding Glycerine and Distilled Water for longevity

    I'm not sure if I feel more guilt for starting this post way back or for the recent encroaching from the sub forum pineapple thread.
    I'd like to add that there isn't any DPG in my samples as the...
  27. Re: Guy asking for address... Delivered

    It's unfortunate to hear about the leakages and reading this quote especially hints to what has occurred. The alcohol was added by the US distributor who is commonly dealing in aroma chemical...
  28. Re: Guy asking for address... Delivered

    Only one side of the evaluation form sent to those in the US was amended from the one sent with UK samples (from coded numbers to colours) and unfortunately it still bares the UK dates so apologies...
  29. Re: Guy asking for address... Delivered

    I had wanted to avoid joining in the discussion here for several reasons not least that I would prefer to wait for the samples evaluation forms to be returned. It may be necessary to provide even...
  30. Re: Good top notes, bad drydowns... why?

    I also don't agree with the view that all but the top notes are ignored. Even with fleeting citrus notes the effect can be prolonged using aldehydes, fruity odourants and correctly blending material...
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    Re: Guy asking for your home address

    Apologies to all of the members in the DIY forum and thank you to the moderators and to the professionals in the DIY forum.

    I did not realise that when I sent private messages to members that...
  32. Re: Scaling a formula from 1g to 1 KG

    Thanks for the replies. I certainly don't mean to be pedantic with the following observations.

    To take one reply that If I applied a percentage to each material then it is easy to scale up to any...
  33. Scaling a formula from 1g to 1 KG

    I've been doing lots of trials over the past few months on a rough formula. I say rough because the trials have involved repeating the same "base" accord which is Stellar and is 90% of the formula...
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    Re: What is Z11?

    Is there any update on this? What is the base chemical
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    Re: Clearwood™ Award

    Aside from the patchoulol, What is the remaining 70% in Clearwood. Are there any captives?
  36. Lyral and navigating EU directive 18months from now

    In just 18 months time materials like Lyral will be required to be removed from perfumes in the EU. With this in mind I wondered to what extent this would:
    1. Impact fragrances which are produced...
  37. Re: IFRA restrictions and EU regulations are NOT the same: some facts

    In just 18 months time materials like Lyral will be required to be removed from perfumes in the EU. With this in mind I wondered to what extent this would:
    1. Impact fragrances which are produced...
  38. Re: Main oils in Creed Millesime Imperial?

    Alpha damascone, Ambroxan, Iso E Super, Hedione, melonal, mandarin, bergamot...
  39. Re: 5ml sample from myperfumesamples.com

    How much are they charging for the 1ml and 5ml samples
  40. Re: Extending the apple note in Manzanate

    Thanks for the replies. I was in Thailand this week and managed to pick up most of the materials recommended here. Verdox looks especially interesting. The odour is less sharp than Manzanate but...
  41. Extending the apple note in Manzanate

    Manzanate is relatively short lived at just 4hours substantivity. There are many material to extend the pineapple aspect of Manzanate but i'm wanting more of the Apple note. Even 20hours would be...
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    Re: Custom Bottle Manufacturer In US

    I was also very confident that with a good friend in Shanghai that I'd be bypassing my main concern that the item I'd be receiving would be the same quality as the images and samples. The first issue...
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    Re: Custom Bottle Manufacturer In US

    Are there updated experiences with bottle suppliers? From my own musings over 6 months even with a good friend in the ground in Shanghai I've ruled out dealing with any Supplier in China. The custom...
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    Re: How has your year been?

    Going over some old threads... Have you had the book published?
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    Re: PSH's Zeppin

    Reviving this old thread. Are there any updated experiences with Zeppin and Splendione?
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    Re: Blenders

    Is the distinction here the time being allowed to let the materials in the concentrate fix or is the context after adding the ethanol?
    Generally when doing trials do you add ethanol immediately...
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    Re: Birch Tar Question

    I tried washing the 10g yield in 5g of distilled water expecting that two separate layers would result. Instead it is one solution so I have clearly made an error in the previous step of adding too...
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    Re: Birch Tar Question

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    Thanks Pears for the guidance. These are the results with 5g of Birch Tar in 5g, 10g and 50g of Sodium Hydroxide solution.
  49. Re: Your Exaltolide may not be Exaltolide... really.

    What is the difference between Exaltolide 98 and Exaltolide Total 90. I'm guessing it's more of the key isomers or a captive not in the 90 version but of its just 8% more isomers is this that...
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    Re: The maximized wow-effect?

    Interesting Brandon, why would Creed be scurrying to reduce Aventus in relation to Lyral and oakmoss etc.
    On a side note, what's happening with Perfumer Talk? I dropped you a note a while ago...
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    Re: The maximized wow-effect?

    How are Creed able to use this level of Alpha Damascone without reproach from IFRA? If it's showing as 1% pure on a GC/MS then surely this is an issue for IFRA. The cancelling out is of the notes,...
  52. Re: Question: do you think there's a such thing as a "bad" perfumer?

    Yes the garish packaging where they poured over how the "O U" in L O U D was more visible than the letters L and D on their Circular Vinyl/CD bottle which was clearly an error and they rushed to...
  53. Re: Question: do you think there's a such thing as a "bad" perfumer?

    There are a few interesting documentaries on briefs for perfumes. I find them to be intriguing as they give a glimpse of the pouring over of the fine details of choosing a specific sample for the...
  54. Re: Splitting raw materials- please read!

    Did this subject ever get resolved? Is there a part of the forum where we can trade samples and materials.
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    Re: Birch Tar Question

    Chiefly because there are so many other options and also differing qualities of these options that instead of sourcing and buying dozens of alternatives even in sample sizes I'd try the dephenolised...
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    Re: Birch Tar Question

    Is anyone who has managed to dephenolise the birch tar willing to sell some? I'm happy to pay a premium of three times the price of Birch Tar as someone else will have done the process and factoring...
  57. Daily routines to keep the nose clear

    Being blighted by a nose which suddenly isn't working as usual, and not necessarily due to a cold or flu can wipe out a few days of evaluating. What are the good practices you have to counter this?
  58. Re: accuracy of % VOL labels on retail packaging

    Which fragrance was that Paul? I've also had one analysed which was 25%DEP and it has massive projection and longevity. This is something that I don't understand. When you see 25% DPG/ DEP in a GC...
  59. accuracy of % VOL labels on retail packaging

    Quite often I'm surprised to see the % vol labelling on fragrances and the correlation to the actual strength of the fragrance. Clearly the quality of the the base/ mid note constituents and the...
  60. Re: Fixative for EDP from Fragrance oil...

    Galaxolide and Iso E Super are in JPG but it doesn't mean that adding more of these will produce added longevity. Also the more fixatives you add there is potential for less diffusion. As David...
  61. Re: Why haven't more designers knocked-off Aventus?

    There are several reasons why a company hasn't successfully knocked off Aventus. Part of this is captive materials and the other is cost. Even if a company has access to the captive materials...
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    Re: Birch Tar Question

    And this method would be enough to remove sodium hydrochloride?
  63. Re: How to have Birch in the background without it drying out an Ambrox base

    Thanks to all for the helpful alternatives. I'll certainly look into these and I've added to Julian35's thread to enquire about the method of washing the syphoned off oil from Birch Tar to get rid of...
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    Re: Birch Tar Challenge

    Once the oil has been syphoned what is the best method to wash the oil in distilled water?
  65. How to have Birch in the background without it drying out an Ambrox base

    I'm experiencing Road blocks when adding trace amounts of Birch or IBQ into a fruity accord with a healthy 10% Ambrox base. Is there a smokey material which doesn't suffocate the accord with the dry...
  66. Substantivity database online aside from Good Scents

    I've noticed that Good Scents doesn't have crucial data on some common materials and I wondered if there was an alternative online reference?
  67. Sticky: Re: Which scent gets you the most female compliments?

    All of this data has been collates in order... Does anyone have the link to the most recent time this was done?
  68. Re: sourcing atomizer & cap for crimp style bottles

    Saver Glass are the company who make the Oslo model and they have distributors and agents in all regions who stock caps, collars, and pumps.

    Crimping versus screw bottles is something which will...
  69. Re: What gives Aventus such beastly sillage?

    20 of Aventus is musks, 10% Ambroxan, 15%iso e super and 20% Hedione. This is why it projects and has good longevity
  70. Sticky: Re: Which scent gets you the most female compliments?

    Which page is the latest tally of most complimented?
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    Re: Aventus batch numbers

    I have 3 bottles of X02 remaining and 3 30ml decants. 30ml went to be analysed. Re the above eBay advert: I saw a photo of the receipt but not the batch number. On mine it's etched on the base of the...
  72. Sticky: Re: Which scent gets you the most female compliments?

    I book marked the latest tally page and it keeps moving. Which page is the latest tally and why does it keep moving? Surely as more people post with their feedback the few times the data has been...
  73. Re: Scaling a formula of 3g and maths

    Thanks for the replies. I looked into the pros and cons of a 2 decimal scale and a 3 decimal. Chris and others replied to a post sometime ago about scales and he has a great guide to buying an...
  74. Group buys of supplies and MOQ

    Is there a resource for group buying materials like vials and bottles to overcome minimum order quantity constraints? ordering 10,000 vials from China is something I'm sure nobody would want to take...
  75. Scaling a formula of 3g and maths

    I'm working on a small scale of 3 grams. I'm using a Radwag scale/ balance with 3 decimals as some of the materials are high impact and require 0.02% of a material.
    With a scale/ balance of 3...
  76. Re: Technique and equipment for adding trace amounts

    Thanks for the replies. I understand that it is done by weight however what "tool" are you using in the technique of extracting the necessary amount of material from it's supplied container when...
  77. Technique and equipment for adding trace amounts

    Working by weight is of course the only way to work in perfumery however what do you use when adding trace amounts of high impact materials. My current practice is to use an atomizer straw to dip...
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    Re: GC-MS Services

    Also if there is a partner company in the UK as sending samples via Airmail lately is problematic
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    Re: GC-MS Services

    Hi could you please reply with prices for a single GCMS and if sending 3 fragrances for analysis Is there a reduction in price
  80. Re: Aventus Batch variations : Here is the real (maybe not) explanation!

    Whether the letter is genuine or not any perfumer will agree that the IFRA restrictions have impacted their batches. Oakmoss is mentioned in the letter and it could easily list Lyral instead as the...
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    Re: Aventus batch numbers

    For the past two years I've been working on a fragrance "inspired by" the original (in particular 11X02). I'm inviting feedback so if you're in the UK and would like a free sample then send a message
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    Re: Yet Another Aventus Clone?

    For the past two years I've been working on something "inspired by" the original. I now have samples ready for feedback. If you'd like a free sample and you're in the UK then send me a message and...
  83. Re: Do you think Creed batch variations are actually just shoddy quality control or cuz of 'Millesim

    If batch variation is bullshit then how do you account for the fact that perfume houses have to comply with IFRA's constantly changing regulations. Lyral for example was in huge doses in Aventus's...
  84. Re: Just because it looks like a Pineapple and smells like a Pineapple...doesn't mean it's Aventus.

    Manzanate and orange oil give Aventus the pineapple notes however these are often fleeting top notes. Aventus's signature note across all of the batches (yawn) is the mossy/ woody dry down caused by...
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    Re: Aventus batch numbers

    of the chemical constituents.[/QUOTE]

    There's no doubt batch variation exists. There's a far higher amount of Lyral in 11X02 than the recent batches due to IFRA regulations on allergens. Anybody...
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    Re: GC/MS Analysis Hosting

    Good idea. A lab in the UK or Europe would also be ideal. I have some local fragrances from the UAE which I'd like to have tested and the issue is getting them transported by air. A second issue is...
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    Re: Aventus batch numbers

    I know 98.6 of what is in Aventus and Oakmoss isn't there (unless it's a captive in the remaining 1.4%).
    The 11X02 batch has a prohibited amount of Lyral compared to the batches of 2013-15.
    I...
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    Re: Aventus batch numbers

    I have 2 bottles left of 11X02. They're the 120ml. I Had 6 bottles in total. One went on a GC/MS
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    Re: Creed Aventus Is A Waste Of Money

    It's always interesting to hear the same description of Aventus that it's either pineapple or smokey. The Dominant note in Aventus after half an hour is a mossy note and this continues for hours and...
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    Re: Molecule 01 v homemade versions

    The original uses Timbersilk and not ISO E Super
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    Re: Creed Aventus lovers (UK only)

    Samples being sent this week to those who messaged me and I have a dozen or so more for those who are familiar with Aventus. I'd appreciate your view
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    Re: Creed Aventus lovers (UK only)

    My Duplicate post deleted
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    Re: Creed Aventus lovers (UK only)

    My Duplicate post deleted
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    Re: Creed Aventus lovers (UK only)

    It isn't necessary to begin your post with "No offence" none was taken. You have your view and I have mine. Enjoy Lomani and your conclusion that the inexpensive price is an adequate trade off to...
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    Re: Creed Aventus lovers (UK only)

    No its a fragrance I've done. Lomani and the several others which some believe "are the same as / similar to/ almost a clone" with respect are not similar . The only similarity these fragrances share...
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    Re: Creed Aventus lovers (UK only)

    I stil have a dozen samples for anyone who would like to participate
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    Creed Aventus lovers (UK only)

    PM me please to receive a free sample vial of a fragrance which I need feedback on from those familiar with Aventus
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    Re: Very interesting article

    It's impossible to agree with this article. A mere look at Basenote's most complimented male fragrances shows that the top 10 don't appear in this article.
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    Re: Aventus batch numbers

    I've been working on a fragrance similar to Aventus for a while now. If anyone would like a free sample (UK only please) drop me a PM
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    Re: Aventus really does not fail.

    I have samples of a fragrance I've been working on which is very close to Aventus. Drop me a pm and I'll send a free sample (UK only please)
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