Search:

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

Page 1 of 5 1 2 3 4

Search: Search took 0.06 seconds.

  1. Re: What is really going on with EU fragrance regulations

    Well done, Pia! I truly hope you don't take the crappy comments to heart....
    (and post/save this wonderful article elsewhere as well, as basenotes.net unfortunately keeps having technical troubles)
  2. Replies
    16
    Views
    729

    Poll: Re: Perfumer Conference

    Personally I would love to travel anywhere, but paid work is just too busy (and I need to travel a lot for that as well so I can't complain).
    For private parties ;) I'm more of a video conferencing...
  3. Replies
    115
    Views
    3,924

    Re: SuperGirl perfume making game

    Wow, that sounds like so much fun! I call these experiences nose-cake haha :birthdays:
  4. Thread: V for Veronica

    by Irina
    Replies
    4
    Views
    444

    Re: V for Veronica

    Sounds like fun :) Love the pic :grin:
    Violiff is not one of favorites, too harsh and metallic to my nose (the green violet leaves aspect), but I'm glad you made it work :beer:
  5. Replies
    36
    Views
    2,400

    Re: IFRA Regulations - A simple question

    Sounds real pro, thank you for clarifying :thumbup: Luigi is totally right, you need at least a LLC. For good and affordable advice for cosmetic start-ups in the US I would highly recommend...
  6. Replies
    37
    Views
    1,506

    Re: Welsh Treemoss Tincture Challenge

    Any time :kiss:
  7. Replies
    36
    Views
    2,400

    Re: IFRA Regulations - A simple question

    I agree with Bill.

    As for my opinion, Adam, I simply answered your question:


    Both as an allergy sufferer as a professional. I think your biggest problems in the US are initiatives like these:...
  8. Replies
    36
    Views
    2,400

    Re: IFRA Regulations - A simple question

    :tekst-toppie:



    Agree with the bold.

    Adam, you could take a look at this thread, right here on BN:...
  9. Poll: Re: Have you ever experienced an allergic reaction to a fragrance?

    Bumping this for another thread on DIY
    http://www.basenotes.net/threads/407217-IFRA-Regulations-A-simple-question

    Yes, I am severely allergic to fragrance ingredients (among many other things)....
  10. Replies
    37
    Views
    1,506

    Re: Welsh Treemoss Tincture Challenge

    Glad you started a separate thread W&T :thumbup:

    When you have enough participants you send/pm me a count. Then you tell/pm me how big the samples that I send out should be (1 ml? 2 ml?). Based on...
  11. Replies
    36
    Views
    2,400

    Re: IFRA Regulations - A simple question

    Glad you liked my topic :)
    Interesting conclusion though...

    This is great advice:


    Perfume is a cosmetic, something people wear on their skin. How can you be a professional and follow a sound...
  12. Replies
    115
    Views
    3,924

    Re: SuperGirl perfume making game

    Bummer, thank you for keeping in touch! If you need any help, please let us know :)



    Sounds like lots of fun :) Please let us know if participating is still viable for you? You might be quite...
  13. Replies
    10
    Views
    578

    Re: Upcoming Perfumer Chat on SPREECAST!

    I missed this one, due to unexpected visitors... seems to happen quite a lot these days so Sundays/weekends might be a problem for me as well :(
  14. Replies
    189
    Views
    4,990

    Re: Odeur de Champignon

    Very confused right now... :huh: what was all the discussion and advice good for?
  15. Sticky: Re: Stickies are mainly gone, but please read this one

    Hugs! (I didn't intend to sound mean spirited. It's a great idea, but still needs lots of work, so imho too early to promote it to a sticky)
  16. Re: Your help please: making a special BN perfume line for women/unisex (acquired tastes)

    Thank you for understanding. I will pass around a few samples of commercially produced living flower headspace reconstructions. It's not the lack of excitement, it's the dilemma between the costs...
  17. Sticky: Re: Stickies are mainly gone, but please read this one

    Sorry W&T, I don't think that's a good idea. It's full of bugs, incomplete, inaccurate and personally I find it not user friendly for DIY purposes.
  18. Replies
    189
    Views
    4,990

    Re: Odeur de Champignon

    W&T where is the new thread on the Mumsy vs W&T method experiment?
  19. Replies
    10
    Views
    578

    Re: Upcoming Perfumer Chat on SPREECAST!

    I'll try to make it. I might tune in later cos it's diner time here, hope to get the room cleared with the best internet connection. Ow and using headphones is indeed most easy to follow, the echo...
  20. Replies
    115
    Views
    3,924

    Re: SuperGirl perfume making game

    Hi W&T :)
    Please keep in mind that we are very busy people. Just like with a real client, you will have to make all the hard choices and present to us the result of your labour. While I personally...
  21. Replies
    115
    Views
    3,924

    Re: SuperGirl perfume making game

    Great to read your enthusiasm :)

    Please for our sanity ;) restrain yourself to 1 finished fragrance per participant, at the end of the game.

    I gather you are going for option 1 (50 materials...
  22. Replies
    115
    Views
    3,924

    Re: SuperGirl perfume making game

    Actually E2MB and EB have the same flashpoint (26 degrees Celsius). EB has an added risk of dermal 'toxicity'. Most esters should be handled with care. Hell, most aromatics. Please keep your head in...
  23. Replies
    115
    Views
    3,924

    Re: SuperGirl perfume making game

    Sniff away my friend ;)
    'Toxic' is relative.
    If you're referring to the aromachemical with CAS# 7452-79-1 here is the safety sheet from Vigon, read for yourself:...
  24. Replies
    115
    Views
    3,924

    Re: SuperGirl perfume making game

    Welcome to the game :beer:



    Don't give away too much ;)
    And please be careful with Ethyl-2-Methylbutyrate, highly flammable stuff, very volatile and toxic when inhaled so be careful to wear a...
  25. Re: Your help please: making a special BN perfume line for men/unisex (acquired tastes)

    Wow, that sounds cool! I have no clue, but I'll do my best and channel my inner Gemma Teller Morrow ;)



    Good ideas :beer: I can only make safe to use perfumes (IFRA/EU compliant) though...

    ...
  26. Replies
    115
    Views
    3,924

    Re: SuperGirl perfume making game

    Must be getting old, but I can't make out what it is? A formula?
  27. Re: Your help please: making a special BN perfume line for men/unisex (acquired tastes)

    :grin: You fooled me ;) Thanks, I'll do my best!
  28. Replies
    115
    Views
    3,924

    Re: SuperGirl perfume making game

    Sure, you can team up :) Please do let us know when you entry a sample if it was a joint or an individual effort.
    You can also do both: 1 individual blend, 1 group blend.
  29. Re: Your help please: making a special BN perfume line for men/unisex (acquired tastes)

    Sounds lovely, thank you :)



    Interesting, thanks! What is Castrol R twostroke? ;)



    Some interesting combinations, some frags I never heard of. Thank you for the challenging input :)
  30. Re: Your help please: making a special BN perfume line for men/unisex (acquired tastes)

    Sounds like a fun challenge, thank you :)



    Very intriguing indeed, I'll see if that can work, thank you :)
  31. Replies
    115
    Views
    3,924

    Re: SuperGirl perfume making game

    Hearing you on Marvel ;)
    Looking forward to your contribution! :beer:
  32. Replies
    17
    Views
    1,100

    Re: Grateful for an endowment to PK Perfumes

    Welcome to the secret garden, Paul! Enjoy :)
  33. Re: Your help please: making a special BN perfume line for women/unisex (acquired tastes)

    I can imagine the challenge to find a realistic rose or jasmine in modern perfume. Making one is very very very expensive and time consuming. Mostly cos perfumers tend to don't just imitate nature,...
  34. Re: Your help please: making a special BN perfume line for men/unisex (acquired tastes)

    Sounds fun, thank you for your thoughts! :)



    Interesting! Maybe cos ginger materials are hard to work with (solubility problems)? I will try though, thanks :beer:
  35. Replies
    115
    Views
    3,924

    Re: SuperGirl perfume making game

    Fun, glad to have you on board :) Please do feel free and ask any questions!



    Fun find, thank you, hun :tekst-toppie:
    BPAL http://blackphoenixalchemylab.com/ does lots of comic stuff too.
  36. Re: Your help please: making a special BN perfume line for women/unisex (acquired tastes)

    @slniecko glad that I get what you mean :thumbsup:



    Wow, thank you, you use totally different and surprising descriptors for 'cool', glad I asked! :vrolijk_1:

    To my nose those descriptors...
  37. Replies
    115
    Views
    3,924

    Re: SuperGirl perfume making game

    :)
    I felt very much inspired by the trailer of the upcoming series (see OP). Like a pop cultural mashup of the Devil wears Prada goes Wonderwoman goes Glee. And if you google images you get so many...
  38. Re: Your help please: making a special BN perfume line for women/unisex (acquired tastes)

    Sounds gorgeous! Thank you :)
  39. Replies
    115
    Views
    3,924

    Re: SuperGirl perfume making game

    What awesome advise from our brightest David & Mumsy, thank you, you are the best :beer:

    And welcome to everyone joining in, I can't wait to smell your progress. If there are any other questions...
  40. Replies
    115
    Views
    3,924

    Re: SuperGirl perfume making game

    If you have an EDP at 20%, that would mean 0.02% pure absolute. To my nose that is definitely going to make a difference.
    But I may have missed something: are you going with option no 3? You can...
  41. Replies
    115
    Views
    3,924

    Re: SuperGirl perfume making game

    Great to hear that :)

    IFRA max 0.1% in the finished fragrance (thus depending on how much % your dilution is, you do the math what the % should be in the fragrance concentrate)
    EU above 0.001%...
  42. Replies
    189
    Views
    4,990

    Re: Odeur de Champignon

    I agree with the bolded. But I disagree that price shouldn't be asked in the questionnaire as it was 1 of the pivotal premises of W&T: by making a tincture of the same quality in less time, this will...
  43. Re: Your help please: making a special BN perfume line for women/unisex (acquired tastes)

    Cool :coolold: I love menthol too! (sniff Vicks inhalers all day to 'clear my nose' in between smelling sessions if I don't have time for a walk outside) Did any of you smell Esprit du Tigre by James...
  44. Replies
    189
    Views
    4,990

    Re: Odeur de Champignon

    W&T, sounds good. I would strongly advise to include measuring 'quality', that is your most important dependent variable (on a scale of 0-100). And something like 'price': 'how much would you be...
  45. Replies
    115
    Views
    3,924

    Re: SuperGirl perfume making game

    W&T, I sent you a pm ;)
    Bill, please let me know if you'd like to join?

    And is anyone that expressed interest 100% sure they want to partake in this game?
  46. Replies
    189
    Views
    4,990

    Re: Odeur de Champignon

    Great points, both Bill and David, thank you. Indeed it all boils down to what, why, when and how.

    And all these questions are context and client/market related. If a client wants a fast...
  47. Replies
    189
    Views
    4,990

    Re: Odeur de Champignon

    Dear David, you know that I cannot get cross with you :)

    I really appreciate the dialogue. Let's hope W&T does too. Maybe you can offer some insight on what kind of criteria you as a perfumer will...
  48. Replies
    189
    Views
    4,990

    Re: Odeur de Champignon

    Bill & David, if I may.

    W&T needs to make up his mind: what is the question you want answer to (experimental question)? What is the hypothesis?

    This is what I understood so far, please correct...
  49. Replies
    115
    Views
    3,924

    Re: SuperGirl perfume making game

    I think you got the 2 mixed up? 2 different things, dear.

    Of course if you go for option 1 you could use a tincture, I guess. Risky with customs, but your risk to take, sure.
  50. Re: Your help please: making a special BN perfume line for men/unisex (acquired tastes)

    Sounds nice, thank you :) Not sure what you mean with the text I've bolded...



    Goes on the list, thanks :)



    Nice, one, classy, thank you :)
  51. Re: Your help please: making a special BN perfume line for women/unisex (acquired tastes)

    Sounds nice, thanks :)



    Love the idea, thank you for sharing, sounds beautiful :)
  52. Replies
    189
    Views
    4,990

    Re: Odeur de Champignon

    Hi guys, no worries, just me being a grumpy cat (too busy doing stuff I don't like)

    38294

    So here is the deal: I can do the 'blinding' of the samples, sure.

    BUT...

    W&T: it's your...
  53. Replies
    189
    Views
    4,990

    Re: Odeur de Champignon

    Whatever rocks your world, guys ;) My list was merely an example of typical sound sensory research. Please do whatever 'artistic' take on it that fits your purpose. If you need my help, I'm just a...
  54. Replies
    115
    Views
    3,924

    Re: SuperGirl perfume making game

    Your are welcome to join, W&T :) Non-flammable fragrance concentrate is preferred due to many postal restrictions. We wouldn't want your precious work to be destroyed by the customs...
  55. Re: Your help please: making a special BN perfume line for men/unisex (acquired tastes)

    Thank you, how lovely to hear the background of your request! I'll look into more information on this specific plant, especially its scent and the availability of perfumery materials that would be...
  56. Re: Your help please: making a special BN perfume line for women/unisex (acquired tastes)

    Thank you. Would you be so kind and elaborate on what you mean with 'deeper note'?

    p.s. I'm already creating perfume and have been for years. I'm an eclectic classically trained perfumer so I'll...
  57. Re: Your help please: making a special BN perfume line for men/unisex (acquired tastes)

    Please feel free to brainstorm, so far everyone has been so kind :kiss:



    Sounds good! May I ask though: why specifically 'dense Egyptian basil oil'?
  58. Replies
    114
    Views
    3,336

    Re: Physicists / chemists wanted

    I think we should give W&T a break. It's his theory and his to use for his own perfume creations (I just saw that you sell your own creations, W&T). If it works and you'll get very rich and famous,...
  59. Replies
    189
    Views
    4,990

    Re: Odeur de Champignon

    Hun, do take care!
    (and thank you for the kind words, I hope to help you in some way to realize your dream)

    W&T, for a good empirical experiment you need to make sure to describe in detail your...
  60. Re: Your help please: making a special BN perfume line for men/unisex (acquired tastes)

    Thank you so much for taking the time to explain in such depth, that really helps :)
    I will do my best!



    Sounds interesting. Valerian root essential oil is truly vile. Very very stinky. Thank...
  61. Re: Your help please: making a special BN perfume line for women/unisex (acquired tastes)

    Thank you all, most interesting and inspiring! :)



    Thank you so much for elaborating, I'm beginning to grasp what you mean. This will be a lovely challenge in a personal way as well. As don't...
  62. Replies
    114
    Views
    3,336

    Re: Physicists / chemists wanted

    Hun, I just wrote about it in your other thread ;)
    (sorry gotta go and mix some stuff)
  63. Replies
    189
    Views
    4,990

    Re: Odeur de Champignon

    W&T = short for Wood & Tobacco (I'm lazy)

    If you want I can organize. Do blind testing matrices all the time ;)
  64. Replies
    189
    Views
    4,990

    Re: Odeur de Champignon

    Sorry, dear, didn't mean to sound depressed. Okay, maybe a bit overworked.
    But sometimes I get this overwhelming feeling that the DIY peeps need a reality check.

    I love my job. I love the rush,...
  65. Replies
    189
    Views
    4,990

    Re: Odeur de Champignon

    David, I understand what you mean. But I have data that leans more towards W & T: most unsophisticated consumers don't really care that much.

    I think W & T that defining your niche (are these...
  66. Replies
    114
    Views
    3,336

    Re: Physicists / chemists wanted

    :thumbup:

    Imho it's easier to learn things right from the beginning, then unlearn things you've done wrong for years and then learn the right away anew. (from experience, I began as an artisan and...
  67. Replies
    114
    Views
    3,336

    Re: Physicists / chemists wanted

    W&T, that data is available for free, on the website that PK provided. It's not flawless though and not always up to date, mind you.

    Your idea is not new (okay maybe new for DIY), so I would...
  68. Replies
    189
    Views
    4,990

    Re: Odeur de Champignon

    That is a commercial attitude :beer:

    I don't see the 'artisan' thing being a good fit though... If time is money then buying it from someone else, still makes most sense.
  69. Replies
    189
    Views
    4,990

    Re: Odeur de Champignon

    Mind you, dear, it's not all luxury fine fragrances. Most of my work is applied functional perfumery, think a face cream that smells of peaches, a handcream that smells of roses, an allergen free...
  70. Re: Your help please: making a special BN perfume line for women/unisex (acquired tastes)

    Thank you so much for your thoughtful answers, they are really inspiring :dankk2:



    This sounds fascinating. Would you please care to elaborate? Thank you.

    p.s. I'm not planning on doing a...
  71. Re: Your help please: making a special BN perfume line for men/unisex (acquired tastes)

    Wow, guys, I'm blown away!

    So many great and interesting ideas, you are truly an inspiration, thank you :beer:

    I'll get to work and please feel free to add on, the ideas are not limited to 1...
  72. Your help please: making a special BN perfume line for women/unisex (acquired tastes)

    Hi everyone!

    I've posted a similar thread on the 'Male Fragrance Discussion' subforum....
  73. Your help please: making a special BN perfume line for men/unisex (acquired tastes)

    Hi everyone!

    I've posted a similar thread on the 'Female Fragrance Discussion' subforum....
  74. Replies
    189
    Views
    4,990

    Re: Odeur de Champignon

    Sometimes. Imho not major anymore in most cases unfortunately. Major factors atm: trends, market, price, fast turn-around. You have to do the best you can to pay the bills. Sometimes I need to churn...
  75. Replies
    114
    Views
    3,336

    Re: Physicists / chemists wanted

    Totally agree. This discussion is a perfect example of http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Empiricism vs http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Logical_positivism

    W&T, I wish you a wholehearted break-through, who...
  76. Replies
    114
    Views
    3,336

    Re: Physicists / chemists wanted

    Some questions: how do you set your constants? As with any hypothesis, what is the empirical base? What are your independant and dependant varriables? What do you know for sure? Where do you get your...
  77. Replies
    4
    Views
    517

    Re: ParfumPro: Relative Strength

    Classified info aka trade secrets :vrolijk_1:

    The only way to get a bit of an idea is to google.patent your way around, there are lots. (which of course you may not use literally cos of patents...
  78. Replies
    189
    Views
    4,990

    Re: Odeur de Champignon

    Another slow cooker here. I make a mean stew of wild boar (a friend owns a farm) in the fall. Takes a whole day (about 10 hours) to get ready. With lots of added wild mushrooms :)
    I love to share...
  79. Re: Piperonal (Heliotropin) in Perfumer and Flavorist

    His colleague, John Ayres does, for professional perfumery trainings. http://www.pandoraltd.com/
    They're both awesome!
  80. Replies
    114
    Views
    3,336

    Re: Physicists / chemists wanted

    You are welcome. And yes indeed, they did, do and will continue to do so.

    While I applaud your enthusiasm, I think the premise of leveling the field does not apply here. It is like comparing...
  81. Replies
    114
    Views
    3,336

    Re: Physicists / chemists wanted

    Hi :)

    Just a humble opinion from experience (and love for STEM): the big houses all have a synthesis & fragrance chemistry R&D team that do stuff like this, it's great science and there have been...
  82. Replies
    115
    Views
    3,924

    Re: SuperGirl perfume making game

    Just fooling around, David, I'm a tease ;)



    So glad to have you on board, Jeremiah! :beer:
    Looking forward to hear your thoughts on which option fits you best.
  83. Replies
    115
    Views
    3,924

    Re: SuperGirl perfume making game

    I wanted to say LOL, but I know how angry that makes you.
    All good, dear friend, I totally agree!
  84. Replies
    115
    Views
    3,924

    Re: SuperGirl perfume making game

    Thank you for clarifying your judging-criteria, David, much appreciated.

    I personally won't get angry at any fruits or whatever sweets, I think it's modern. Fruity sweet fragrances can also be...
  85. Replies
    115
    Views
    3,924

    Re: SuperGirl perfume making game

    Sounds great, glad to have you on board :)
  86. Replies
    115
    Views
    3,924

    Re: SuperGirl perfume making game

    You are a champ, Adam! :thumbup:

    I will put up a link, although the old thread that Chris so kindly and arduously put together got all jumbled when BN switched back and forth to different forum...
  87. Replies
    115
    Views
    3,924

    Re: SuperGirl perfume making game

    Are you sure? ;)

    Please do not end up hating me at the end of the game :lolk:

    (place reserved, only 1 spot left!)
  88. Replies
    115
    Views
    3,924

    Re: SuperGirl perfume making game

    You're being too modest, hun :kiss: I know it's hard for you to not participate and I hope I can soften than by showing you a peek in my world. And everyone participating is lucky to have such a...
  89. Replies
    11
    Views
    644

    Re: When I say I'm studying perfumery...

    I've sent you all a 'friend request': nosenerds united :D
  90. Replies
    115
    Views
    3,924

    Re: SuperGirl perfume making game

    Great :thumbup:

    Combine away!

    Will await till David's game is closed anyway, so you have some time to think about whatever fits you best. I'll reserve you 1 of the 3 places available for the 1...
  91. Replies
    11
    Views
    644

    Re: When I say I'm studying perfumery...

    Nosenerd looking for friends too ;)

    I've always had trouble with 'belonging' to a group, or conforming.

    When I first began, bout 11 years ago, everyone wanted free stuff. Make me this and that....
  92. Replies
    115
    Views
    3,924

    Re: SuperGirl perfume making game

    Thank you for your interest, Renegade! Looking forward to your thoughts and if you have any questions, we're around.

    p.s. The girly feminine type of fragrance are definitely the bread-and-butter...
  93. Replies
    115
    Views
    3,924

    SuperGirl perfume making game

    Hi everybody,

    Welcome to the next perfume making game!

    This time you're in for an extra fun ride.

    David, Mumsy and I teamed up to play the role of 'the client' in a mock-up 'perfume brief'....
  94. Thread: overpowering DPG

    by Irina
    Replies
    17
    Views
    708

    Re: overpowering DPG

    True that, David. My 'safety magic wand' says it's fine up to 1% though.
  95. Thread: overpowering DPG

    by Irina
    Replies
    17
    Views
    708

    Re: overpowering DPG

    Because Firmenich also sells and makes cosmeceutical actives, scented actives too (and flavors where the use of TEC is fine). So they combine multiple technologies. Mandarin Aldehyde is not a...
  96. Thread: overpowering DPG

    by Irina
    Replies
    17
    Views
    708

    Re: overpowering DPG

    LOL David. These are the DIY prices... No joke.

    Just a small ps. I don't like TEC. As a cosmetic scientist I wouldn't recommend it to be used in fragrances. Why? Because it's a known penetration...
  97. Replies
    239
    Views
    11,071

    Re: Brand New Smelly Game

    Thanks, David, looking forward to the reveal!

    (I have this idea for another fun smelly game but then I saw yours is still open, so I'll wait till you've wrapped it up)
  98. Replies
    239
    Views
    11,071

    Re: Brand New Smelly Game

    Hi guys,
    This sounds fascinating! Is there a deadline? :dankk2:

    p.s. just saw that the OP was on February the 18th, so that means that the end is May the 18th? ;)
  99. Replies
    42
    Views
    2,374

    Re: Mystery vintage chypre: SOLVED!

    Thank you for reading :)

    Primrose, I posted a pic just a few posts above:
    http://www.basenotes.net/threads/403640-Mystery-vintage-chypre-SOLVED!?p=3473802&viewfull=1#post3473802

    It's still a...
  100. Replies
    13
    Views
    832

    Re: Need help with.....

    Not to burst your bubble, Aromahead... but I don't think just reading a book will help you get any qualifications in entering a job in the cosmetic industry. Okay, maybe customer service (because of...
Results 1 to 100 of 500
Page 1 of 5 1 2 3 4



Loving perfume on the Internet since 2000