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    Re: Smell of Spring in the air :)

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    My Sambac plant has started to bloom again :) Been in the bay window for the long winter. When it gets a little warmer, she'll get to spend time outside again. Its amazing how 1 or 2 little...
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    Re: Mixture Suggestion HELP!!!!

    indeed!!!
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    Re: J Steele Perfumer's Apprentice Attars

    If they are on par with what Christopher at White Lotus had/has, the Amulya is fantastic. I think I have Kewda too...it might be the ruh. Its nice too.
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    Re: Ethically 'Harvested' Deer Musk

    Thats funny, I've been working on a scent i call VICE. Inspired by an oft quoted fave of mine....The one and only Marquis Du Sade. Using a muskdeer blend I developed in this one. I'll have to check...
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    Smell of Spring in the air :)

    It has begun in my part of the World and on my tiny piece of the American dream. Spring has sprung here and the daffodils and tulips and crocus and the Hyacinths are awakening in my yard and...
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    Re: Something about linalool by Philip Kraft

    Follow your nose .... it always knows.....couldnt help myself...sorry...lol.
  7. Re: Need your Opinion- Should I Offer Robertet Naturals for Presale Perfumer Supply House

    It was well worth the wait Christine...it is a perfume on its own. Excellent work by Robertet I must say. My advice....Get this one!!! Cheaper than most ottos and as good, if not better than any I've...
  8. Re: Need your Opinion- Should I Offer Robertet Naturals for Presale Perfumer Supply House

    Received my rose petals today and......OH MY!!!!!! Has to be the best damascena I've had so far...Very similar to Taifi....truly worth the price!!! Thank you Christine,
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    Re: What's on your burner today?

    Home and clothing scented with Brunei chip today :)
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    Re: Oudh Lovers who love Taifi Rose

    I'd pray that your tribe is blessed in general....and 3ml for me too :) Thank you so much Alshareef for sharing this. I received a tiny amount ,and I mean tiny, some 10 years ago. I love damascena...
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    Re: Ethical Deer Musk

    This had me cracking up.....thank you.
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    Re: Ethically 'Harvested' Deer Musk

    I think they are farming them in China, but have heard it is of inferior quality. There are many synthetics out there though. Also, a ton of fakes. Unless you go over there and build relationships...
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    Re: Lily of the Valley

    Yoda he is I believe.....LMAO!!! Good one David.
  14. Re: Need your Opinion- Should I Offer Robertet Naturals for Presale Perfumer Supply House

    Placed my order for Rose Petals....Now to stalk the mailman...HAHAAAA!!!
    Thank you so much Christine!!
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    Re: Ambergris oil

    LOL.....But, as you stated, it is still relevant . I LOVE my tincture that has just seen its 5th birthday. I have NO plans to ever blend with it. I love to share it....most love it, well, until I...
  16. Thread: Muscenone

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    Re: Muscenone

    Yes!!!! Thank you Christine for carrying this.
  17. Re: Smelly game....... then smelly swaps (For after the blind sniff game)

    hello
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    I like this material and did use it in my Zino . I tried kephalis and liked the impact of the trimofix better on my blend. It seemed smokier to me and less vetiverish than vertofix, which I also...
  19. Re: The Fragrance Designer's Primer Book is OUT! WOOHOO!

    Got one on the way!!!!
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    One thing is for certain. I learned quite a bit during this exercise, especially that Clary Sage abs will not be ignored....lol. Will certainly be using it more often, makes me feel like Robert...
  21. Re: Need your Opinion- Should I Offer Robertet Naturals for Presale Perfumer Supply House

    Indeed Christine, I would also be interested.
  22. Re: Oud / Agarwood Source for Reasonably Price Funky Material

    Gonna have troubles w co2 and alcohol. I have some indian and some Laos thats ....funkaaaay funkaaay!!! Be willing to part with some....pm me.
  23. Thread: Muscenone

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    Re: Muscenone

    For some reason Hermitage isnt placing my order....hmmmmm. Be patient James....lol.
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    Thanks David.
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    There's an interesting idea for another project....... different perfumers making separate accords and then blending them...... could be absolutely dreadful or just perhaps not.....who knows?

    ...
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    Hmmmmm..... no benzyl sal? Guess that was NOT on the box, but it was in the description on amazon....hmmm. I used it, not much but its in there. Didnt hurt it....I think....lol. Funny too, my...
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    Holy guacamole, I really didnt think it was very good. Thank you sooo much. I really though it was too powdery, after smelling the real deal. I dont know how the cigar note gets in the real...
  28. Re: Smelly game....... then smelly swaps (For after the blind sniff game)

    Finally have some time to write of my impressions of the renditions of Zino. In the order I received them:

    Renegade-- I concur with cyber in that the initial blast is lavenderish, a floral one...
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    Cybervoltage , yours will be shipping out on Thurs. I too am waiting on spray vials and according to tracking, will be here tomorrow. Shouldnt take long to get to you .
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    Re: Of Plumbing, Perfume and Private Messages

    This type of thing happens to me all the time. I'm a stone mason/concrete finisher and run my own business. Frequently I give quotes for work and folks, especially ones that know me, say..." Cant you...
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    Re: Brand New Smelly Game

    Im in...start with A.....maybe get to B
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    You have my attention David....count me in.
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    Mine is done and diluted. I will send what I have and like I said, dont care if its close. This was a fun exercise nonetheless . Mine actually reminds me a bit of Kenzo power to be honest.....with...
  34. Re: Need opinon on which synthetic musk(s) to use for...

    Couldnt agree more. I have an ambergris tincture that is 5 years old and amazing. I also have an ounce of Oliffac 50%. If anyone wants the latter, pm me and I'll send it along free of charge. 505 is...
  35. Re: Smelly game....... then smelly swaps (For after the blind sniff game)

    Diluted and as ready as im going to get it. Going to wait a week , t hen perhaps send some off.
  36. Thread: Clary Sage

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    Re: Clary Sage

    Not to be underestimated in masculine creations....I adore it. A muscular beast is a great description of the absolute Chris.
  37. Re: Overpowering materials that should be used in very small amounts

    yup!!!
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    Re: The smell of spring?

    Floralol.... reminds me of Easter lillies and a place to start. Dont think youre gonna find hyacinth EO . ACs are gonna be necessary Im afraid. And by all means take Davids formula hes offering.
  39. Re: Smelly game....... then smelly swaps (For after the blind sniff game)

    Paul,
    Very kind of you, then again you share much with us all....all the time. Gratitude.
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    Well, ive managed to put together something Id be willing to share. Gonna let it sit a few more days and then dilute it. May do both DPG and ethanol dilutions as well...just to see. I will share...
  41. Re: Am I the only person to smell Creed Himalaya and think...

    PACO RABANNE XS is similar imo. Love Himalaya tho.
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    Re: Group buy for GC/MS

    Im in....now which fragrance? id personally would like to do a creed.....an older one perhaps.
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    Really excited about this game. been working feverishly. From what Ive gleaned , this scent is dark and heavy on the basenotes for the most part. I have a really nice blend going that gets better...
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    I could possibly be ready soon...
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    Proving quite the challenge this one. While I love love my base notes, and the rose and floral were not too difficult to incorporate.....i am finding rosewood, especially the opening a bit of a...
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    Re: Mysterious gift in mail?

    OK....This is embarrassing.... It does appear that I requested a sample from them a while back. Something I do quite a bit, so much in fact that this one slipped my mind...getting old I...
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    Havent been around in a bit. Have had my nose to the grinding wheel...lol. Got 4 base blends going and one is fantastic....been wearing it and my peeps love it. So the dry down will be good anyway :)...
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    YAAAY!!! Thank you :)
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    I really need to come around more often. Sounds like a fun game, but am I too late?
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    Re: Mysterious gift in mail?

    lmao!!!!! Good one David!!!
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    Mysterious gift in mail?

    I met the mail carrier at the box today. He had me sign for a package...so I did. It was addressed to me so I proceeded to open it. I happened to notice that it was from INDIA.
    I havent ordered...
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    Re: Perfume Making Workshops

    Count me in. The Carribean is a most amazing part of the World. Been looking for an excuse to return....lol. Hey Carribean Island, what island are we talking here?

    Chris, would love to come to...
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, October 31, 2014

    Think its gonna be.......
    Vintage Guerlain Habit Rouge EDP layered over smoky oud oil.....Keith Richards wears it and well, thats plenty spooky enough for Halloween. Everyone have a safe one!!!
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    Re: all-around enhancers

    Love the terminology Bill.....Stuff that very often....well said, and in an everyday vernacular. Chris, you always delineate so well.
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    Re: all-around enhancers

    Maybe accentuators would be better terminology I think. Some on your list can and sometimes do stand alone( IES...Molecule01 for example). All are really good smellies...lol
  56. Thread: Iso e super

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    Re: Iso e super

    I concur wholeheartedly Chris. Sometimes and in some applications, I prefer the subtleness of Iso E Super. An example of this was in early summer. My neighbor has a quite large Lilac plant( would...
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    Re: Leather Base for Vintage Leather Chypre

    I find safraleine....well, lets just say.....no for now....lol. Ill spend more time with it so maybe someday I'll find it more friendly than I do now. PSH Leather base ordered. Let the mailman...
  58. Re: Looking for advice on a formula i created

    Sage advice from both Mumsy and PK. Got alot going on there,,,break it down and like I tell myself ALL THE TIME..... K.I.S.S.
    Dumped waaay too much money down the drain by throwing material after...
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    Re: Turning old Armoire into organ

    Lips forthcomig...thanks Paul.
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    Turning old Armoire into organ

    Decided since this armoire is sitting her doin nothing to convert it to an organ/work station. What do you think? Suggestions?
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    Re: Musk experiment

    "Far from me to try and give you directions, the path is one that you must find for yourself."

    PK

    Very sage advice and spoken like a Jedi master. The journey IS the destination. Thanks PK.
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    Re: How long have you been creating perfumes?

    Wow!! In order to answer the question posed in this thread, I looked at my join date here at basenotes....2006!!!! Man oh man does time fly!!
    So I guess technically. Ive been at this 8 years now. I...
  63. Re: Please help me find this special hidden ingredient

    What Paul said. Dihydro myrcenol popped into my head immediately. Good call.
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    Re: Cloudy!!!! Uuugh!!!

    I was just joking around. I believe I actually have this laying around. I use it to resolve magnesium deficiencies in plants. I didn't know it could do this as well.
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    Re: Cloudy!!!! Uuugh!!!

    I have not tried that alcohol. Generally speaking, the denaturants stink I find. I know they dissipate but I just cant get past them. Ill try some, Im a gamer. Thank you. PM me. David , that...
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    Re: Cloudy!!!! Uuugh!!!

    Thanks Paul. Stupid 151 proof. Its my fault completely. Time to order more ambroxan and drive my behind to Jersey to get real everclear. Bummer because it smells awesome. Guess Ill expand to soap...
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    Cloudy!!!! Uuugh!!!

    Ok, so I am working on two separate fragrances for two separate women at this time. They have both clouded and I know why. Completely my fault. I bought everclear in this state but.....they only sell...
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    Re: Best way to dirty up a fragrance?

    lmao!!!!!!!
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    Re: Always Vanilla Ad - UGH!

    OOOO....love Idole but never really got any patchouli from it. I cannot wait for the site to launch...really exciting stuff.
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    Re: Always Vanilla Ad - UGH!

    My wifey abhors it as well Paul...I mean detests it and it cannot hide from her in fragrances. LOL
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    Re: Home study courses for perfumery?

    Its all good brother....Happy Easter.
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    The Gem of my spring

    First of all.....Happy Easter DIYers. Had a moment this morning and I'd thought I'd share . In between blending and going through old stuffs, I found and began reading my first notebook on perfuming...
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    Re: Home study courses for perfumery?

    Oh...ok...sorry. Did not know this. My response had nothing at all to do with anything you said though. Wasnt coming to anyones defense, just concurring with the Doc. Unfortunately, Ive yet to find...
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    Re: Formal Fragrance Training Courses

    Precisely....well stated. I especially love telling folks whats in their favorite scent. Its a cool thing to do once you learn the materials.
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    Re: Home study courses for perfumery?

    I am of the same opinion buddy and you did just fine articulating. Starting with naturals is a good thing. It is a tough road though given the differences from batch to batch and producer to producer...
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    Re: Splitting raw materials- please read!

    PMed Ipp
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    Re: Splitting raw materials- please read!

    PMed Ipp
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    Re: Splitting raw materials- please read!

    Originally posted by gecko214:
    "Not sure why the thread needs to be "locked" seems a bit excessive -- I certainly was not going to go back there and post on the group buy! Pour mstrocovie who was...
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    Re: Shangrilide....yes!!!!

    Yes, I go there often .
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    Stash score!!!!!

    So,I was going through my agarwood drawer where i keep my oils and chips and other burning supplies,when to my surprise and delight I came across a bag of something I forgot I had...... Hojari grade...
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    Re: Shangrilide....yes!!!!

    My bad on the spelling. It is generally a strong point and very important....oooo synonyms. Thanks for both.
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    Re: Shangrilide....yes!!!!

    Thats amazing!!! Simply amazing!!! Shangrilide is galaxolide with a teeeny tiny bit of something we dont know? Amazing!!! They are sooo different yet basically the same.
  83. Re: Decided to start working on a scent with coconut notes for men, suggestions?^^

    It is strong no doubt.
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    Re: Shangrilide....yes!!!!

    I concur. I actually pulled the small vial of tincture I have out and its very close...kudos to IFF.
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    Re: Shangrilide....yes!!!!

    That is weird indeed, as Im not getting laundry from it at all.
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    Shangrilide....yes!!!!

    Spending some time with this one today and all I can say is.....YES!!! No need to search for the animal in this one, its there and in abundance. So far this is the best musk deer substitute I've...
  87. Re: Decided to start working on a scent with coconut notes for men, suggestions?^^

    The bicyclononalactone is a good one....sort of coumarin, tonka,hay like and definitely coconut in there. It does not smell very chemmy to me at all. If you can get some, I would.
  88. Re: Decided to start working on a scent with coconut notes for men, suggestions?^^

    bicyclononalactone maybe?
  89. Re: Interested in trying Mysore Sandalwood oil as a fragrance, what to expect?

    Me too Chris....me too. Especially with sandalwood and ambergris.
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    Re: An Iso E Super question

    LOL!!!! So I walked around with this uncomfortable bottle......Oh my that didnt sound right....editing
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    An Iso E Super question

    I just received some more IES and it is a bit different than the stuff I already have. The color is different and that I dont mind but the aroma itself is slightly different. The older completely...
  92. Re: I'm new! With some questions, of course.

    Rather good analogy if you ask me and stated like a true chef. :)
  93. Re: I'm new! With some questions, of course.

    Fragrance oils are really already fragrances containing multiple ingredients where as the chems are molecules or as I call them puzzle pieces.
  94. Re: I'm new! With some questions, of course.

    Ionones and methyl ionones family would also be a good place to start. I coulda and shoulda put this all in one post.
  95. Re: I'm new! With some questions, of course.

    Could be a musk like muscone...its powdery for sure. Or the iris perhaps?
  96. Re: I'm new! With some questions, of course.

    Could be a musk like muscone...its powdery for sure.
  97. Re: I'm new! With some questions, of course.

    Whats not to love love love about violet?And solar wood is a cool name and sounds much better than the chems it took to make it...lol
  98. Re: I'm new! With some questions, of course.

    Wow, youre a chef!!! Seems you and perfuming would be a perfect match. I am a hobbyist at best. There are some pros here with priceless advice. Ill give you my 2 cents anyway. I just received some...
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    FLORALOL(IFF)...Any thoughts?

    Just received some chems yesterday. Some ionone beta, some sandalwood hopefuls, shangrilide and several others. I know I shouldnt but I do smell them neat if only briefly. But the one I couldnt keep...
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    Re: Sandalwood Attempts

    Thats DEEP!!! Love it and thank you for sharing...
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