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  1. Re: Spicy, herbaceous smell when mixing bergamot and lavender

    I think it's an accord happening and not an accumulation of any one component such as linalool.
    Rose plus bergamot plus lavender, or floral plus citrus plus herbal, is known to form a "fresh"...
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    Re: storage of "other" aldehydes

    Somebody might have noticed. It doesn't follow that an amateur first beginning to blend is aware of it. And I'd rather be ridiculed here than star as the clown at my own inquest, or feature in the...
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    Re: storage of "other" aldehydes

    David, when you say aroma chemicals are not that reactive, do you mean they don't react rapidly? I have in mind this sort of scenario, that A and B react slowly to produce C, and that when, after a...
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    Re: storage of "other" aldehydes

    One of the things my safety reading emphasised was "don't mix chemicals at random". I take that to mean that I should know in advance what reactions will occur and what are the risk characteristics...
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    Re: storage of "other" aldehydes

    Yes, thank you, David, Chris. I'm startled to hear I could be ignorantly producing exothermic reactions.
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    storage of "other" aldehydes

    Should aldehydes other than the C-somethings be stored diluted in alcohol for better preservation? For example hexyl cinnamic aldehyde, hydroxycitronellal, veratraldehyde.
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    Re: Blackberry note

    I get a suggestion of blackberry or blackberry wine from labdanum.
  8. Re: Determining Relative Odor Trength of Perfume Raw Materials Question and Info

    Louis Appell, "The Formulation and Preparation of Cosmetics, Fragrances and Flavors", has an odor classification chart with columns for vapor pressure/volatility and minimum perceptible...
  9. Thread: methyl ionones

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    Re: methyl ionones

    Having read some Bedoukian, I'm still struggling. Bedoukian distinguishes between what he calls "normal methyl alpha ionone" and "iso methyl alpha ionone". He says the iso- is "by far the most...
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    Re: methyl ionones

    Thank you and I've ordered Bedoukian. Renegade, I wondered too, but I've gone with the 1967 edition. The publisher makes the preface to the second, 1967, edition available on its website, but not...
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    methyl ionones

    Please help me disambiguate the various methyl ionones.

    On Perfumer's Apprentice there are the following:

    Isoraldeine 70 aka methyl ionone gamma 70 . . . CAS# 1335-46-2 (labelled N-methyl...
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    Re: New project, lots of questions!

    From hearsay, I haven't tried it yet--musk ketone will be difficult to dissolve. You need to choose the solvent carefully, I believe benzyl benzoate works, and stir for days (a magnetic stirrer is...
  13. Thread: Cardamom

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    Re: Cardamom

    "Cardomon" essential oil from Aqua Oleum:

    Eucalyptus, confectionery, fruity, orange

    Clara, seriously, do you write books?
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    Re: Alternative Carrier to Alcohol

    Well, it isn't yellow! But at 1ppm perhaps it wouldn't show. I might contact them again and see if I can clear up that last ingredient. As to smell--when I open a new bottle it does have an...
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    Re: Alternative Carrier to Alcohol

    I'm planning to try some dilutions in methylated spirits to see whether the odour is acceptable. Diggers methylated spirits is 95% ethanol, 5% water, plus tiny amounts of three denaturants: methyl...
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    Re: What synthetic replaces grapefruit?

    Thank you. I'll read that to start with.
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    Re: What synthetic replaces grapefruit?

    Thank you. I'll read that to start with.
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    Re: What synthetic replaces grapefruit?

    Thanks to all for the recommendations, and the cautions. To diverge slightly: can you suggest any books or other reading on the subject of safe and otherwise sound laboratory practice, especially in...
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    Re: What synthetic replaces grapefruit?

    Paul, thank you.

    Walkdogg, thank you too. I was asking about ingredients, not finished perfumes. The clue is that the post appears in the DIY sub-forum. But perhaps you access from a different...
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    Re: Ambrette seed oil supplier

    I don't know, but I thought someone should answer you. I got my ambrette seed oil from America--Eden Botanicals. I first tried it, undiluted, one drop on cotton wool last night. I think it's...
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    What synthetic replaces grapefruit?

    I recall Chris saying he used a synthetic instead of grapefruit essential oil because the latter ages badly. What is a good replacement, or what are the options, please?
  22. Re: Which masculine or unisex fragrances ladies do you wear?

    Trumper's Eucris, wherever, but mainly at home (I don't go out much). I like it in very hot weather.
  23. Thread: Ambrene 50?

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    Re: Ambrene 50?

    I had an email back from Linda saying Ambrene 50 is a blend whose recipe is given in the Louis Appell book and inviting me to telephone her for details. I can't afford international phone calls so...
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    Re: Ambrene 50?

    Thank you bshell. I don't think it's ambrene acetal because that's a molecule not a blend. I sent an email to PA yesterday but haven't had an answer yet.
  25. Thread: Ambrene 50?

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    Ambrene 50?

    What is Ambrene 50? Perfumer's Apprentice lists it as an ingredient in several recipes, with an asterisk to indicate that it's a blend. But it's not listed among the PA blends/accords (however...
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    Re: Self-Made DIY kit - naturals

    Clara, I would get bergamot this week and leave mandarin for maybe another time. And put basil on your list.

    Similar likings here: petitgrain, neroli, geranium bourbon but not the initial notes,...
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