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    Re: Any advice on my percentages

    I get this w.my naturals. It might mix up into something I don’t like or no longer recognize. I can’t smell for iso e super, or if I do it’s after a day on the strip and it is faint. I am waiting on...
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    Re: Pine trees near me

    Ok this to me is strange: we have been taking long walks in a little used park to get exercise due to covid19. A tree- I think evergreen- maybe cedar or pine , had tears of dried sap on its bark....
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    Re: Mind Map and Mixing Different Accords

    I need to say more: experimentation is probably the only way to learn because the only way to interact with scent is to smell it. Since it is so subjective not only in experience but also in...
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    Re: Mind Map and Mixing Different Accords

    Hi haddad ! Welcome!
    Oh if it was that simple! On another thread http://www.basenotes.net/threads/474406-Let%92s-talk-methodology-and-your-approach-in-perfume-making
    I explain how I do essentially...
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    Re: My order for perfumers supply house:) !!!

    Nico I feel your pain BUT this is a long quarantine, and there is so much joy in shopping! Just Groundhog Day it tomorrow! I have no disposable income but every shopping cart is full,lol!
  6. Re: What fragrances are you working on at the moment and the thoughts behind them?

    Hey Paul ! I just bought a tea tree (osmanthus) a month ago. My husband put it in the ground last week. Any tips on growing it? I live in ne Florida and because we are neither here nor there it can...
  7. Re: Letís talk methodology and your approach in perfume making

    https://www.edenbotanicals.com/products/essential-oils-pure-therapeutic-grade/essential-oils-c-d/cocao-absolute.html
    You have to call them to order it because it has propylene glycol in it, , out of...
  8. Re: Letís talk methodology and your approach in perfume making

    Ok so I’ll describe where my little mixes are at and then describe 2 final mixes, and how I feel about all of them. Remember this was just a fun exercise, no serious weighing of ingredients etc. I...
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    Re: IFRA percentages

    10% of 11 grams would be 1.1 grams so 5% would be half of that .55 grams. It is of the total solution.
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    Re: Cooperative material learning

    But could we post , say about your schiff bases? Or an essence from Robertet?
    The other frustration is that is seems very journalistic: I write my impressions
    But acs are often more about...
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    Re: Has this Ambergris gone bad?

    So to “prefix” ethanol, what percentage of ambergris is necessary do you believe?
  12. Re: Perfumers alcohol with harsh alcoholic note

    I have never tried this, nor am I sure this is even what you are talking about ,
    But I am cataloging my materials and writing down what I can find on them and it’s says Somewhere (?!?) that .01% of...
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    Re: Cooperative material learning

    I have thought the same thing! It is what I need as a beginner. The amount of acs and molecules and schiffs and blends from different houses! I can’t afford to buy them all! Sometimes the...
  14. Re: Oh that sounds easy! (The Sexiest Scent on the Planet)

    Chypre not to disagree I am one of those people who can’t get over how an essential oil smells, wore them neat as perfume but started getting sensitized to the ones I liked. It’s why I find perfumery...
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    Re: Things I learned about perfumery

    I am so glad you found your perfume! So glad it’s yours! May you have more !
    I know I feel overwhelmed at the thought of even trying to pair scents together, I am still learning them. I am taking...
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    Might be too much to ask...

    II hope everyone is having a good quarantine!
    I have just been put on leave of absence, and of course financial uncertainty is looming as well as social loneliness
    I was wondering if those who...
  17. Thread: Easing anxiety

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    Easing anxiety

    So i work in a restaurant that hasnít been shut down yet. The anxiety is high with very few distractions. I think everyone is in the same boat! I donít even have the attention span to sift through...
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    Re: Diluting Tuberose

    Eden botanicals says:
    How do I filter non-dissolved materials, sediments, and/or cloudiness from my alcohol-based dilutions/perfumes?
    There is a rather simple process to filter out substances such...
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    Re: Dilution of essential oils

    Essential oils do best refrigerated. Lotion crafters sells a gas that will fill the space in the bottle , but it is easier w bigger bottles. Vitamin in e in trace amounts can help. Oxidation is the...
  20. Thread: Pipette setup

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    Re: Pipette setup

    Thanks checking it now
  21. Thread: Pipette setup

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    Re: Pipette setup

    Hell yeah ! Where did you buy it??
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    Re: Ambergris Tincture all clumpy and solid-y.

    I would contact hermitage, they would know something
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    Re: Advice on the Sandalwood based Rose Formula

    Where do you get your oak co2? And could you profile the aroma and effects you’ve noticed? Please?
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    Re: My order for perfumers supply house:) !!!

    Thanks Bill i was eyeing the waxes!
    I have such fun with my oils . I find i have put them away and resmell later, maybe over and over to place it in my memory w facets.
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    Re: My order for perfumers supply house:) !!!

    Chypre ! I know exactly what you mean! Probably will review pa order tomorrow: I’ll share cuz i love to vicariously when i cant do it myself!
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    Re: My formula (advice+help)

    Paul I just saw Your spreadsheet! Wow thank you for making and sharing. Not only genius but generous!
  27. Re: Anchors or bases for orange blossom, or most delicate florals

    Finelikeoyster THANK YOU! I am on my phone- does not look the same at all , especially in vertical, but now i get it. And that is helpful
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    Thanks parker i will have to look all the acs up - Iím unfamiliar.
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    Re: My order for perfumers supply house:) !!!

    Paul i will get some yours next time!
    Bill i will be ordering from liberty naturals next- but i have a lot of material to learn so i am holding off for a little. It. Any recommendations ? Would be...
  30. Re: Anchors or bases for orange blossom, or most delicate florals

    Thank you finelike oyster that was very helpful!
    But please what does: “To get used more easy, see below the site name exists the 2nd line the navigation in all site, and at 3rd line page...
  31. Anchors or bases for orange blossom, or most delicate florals

    So first of all I canít figure out good scents to see formulas. So I need help there- good scents in general is confusing, i need a tutorial.
    Second what will be a base for florals ( naturals if...
  32. Thread: Pipette setup

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    Re: Pipette setup

    Why just for odorless? Couldn’t you rinse in alcohol- like cheap rubbing alcohol? I like it a lot . My oils all go in a fridge which is tiny, so i don't have room for attached pipettes, but really...
  33. Thread: Pipette setup

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    Re: Pipette setup

    Mandy Aftel does production, so there’s no way she does drops for production. But for an interview , how tedious pulling out a scale & measuring!
    Much more charming to have her there putting a...
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    Re: Smell Sketches - Feb. 2020 - Hedione

    I am ant to encourage, but i have hedione and hedione hc but i don't know how to use them yet. I made the grosjman Accord, and at first I smelled nothing, then after a few days it developed into a...
  35. Re: Can someone please tell me what the difference is between

    I think if you get Tisserand’s book - the newest edition, that will be your best hard reference. France is the only country that I know of that uses eos or absolutes internally. So there is no need...
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    Re: Rubbing alcohol is fine for making perfumes

    Hey start a new thread and be more specific about your attars, because if they are pure essential oils or absolutes, that’s one thing , but if they have been diluted with carrier oils, that’s...
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    Re: My order for perfumers supply house:) !!!

    I opened 30 oils at once, put them all on strips, i have to take outside to smell them lol. Everything will have to be evaluated over time, this is quick impressions, depth will come later. I am...
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    My order for perfumers supply house:) !!!

    I got my order from psh!! Now I love eden, I love pa, I love creating perfume, but OMG not only were the products fun and perfect, Christine is crazy generous w the amount!

    Elderflower Absolute...
  39. Re: Can someone please tell me what the difference is between

    I think to know this about each material would be a generalization because they vary as all crops, because their environment . Generalizations can be had by reading essential oil books but the...
  40. Re: Can someone please tell me what the difference is between

    From eden botanicals:
    What is an Essential Oil?
    Essential Oils are volatile (quickly evaporating) aromatic fluids extracted from plants through steam distillation, or in the case of citrus fruits...
  41. Re: Letís talk methodology and your approach in perfume making

    I think that if one is using predominantly naturals , then its in their nature to more than one anyway. I look for bases to linger, the last note present . Sometimes I might not want hanging on...
  42. Re: Adding vanillin to a vanilla extract made in ethanol

    Are your extracts from vanilla bean? If they are, it is my understanding that natural vanilla “blooms” or is bigger than it smells. I would put them in dilution first and see. If it were me , i would...
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    Re: Smoke in targa by blackbird

    “Deep sigh” that is exactly what I thought. I was hoping that someone here had smelled and identified the smoke in that fragrance! A shot in the dark.... thanks Paul
  44. Thread: Musk ketone

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    Re: Musk ketone

    You need to provide more information. I looked over your past posts, and you seem concerned about amounts. There are ďrecipesĒ that give precise amounts, and there are ideas about how diluted a aroma...
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    Re: Smoke in targa by blackbird

    I have some boos d’encense coming , so that’s good! I I suspected the guaicwood, but in bn some say its “hammy” too and i have robertet fraction of that coming- but idt thats as smokey. Choya loba is...
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    Smoke in targa by blackbird

    My daughter has a perfume that drives me nuts: Targa by Blackbird. All i smell is smoke , sandalwood and oud. It is the smoke i need to know about . I thought - well i will buy a smoke chemical , and...
  47. Re: Letís talk methodology and your approach in perfume making

    Thanks bobby thats why everything is in little bottles- i can use very little, none remakeetc
    I know eos and abs change when with others.
    I have some nerolidol, would that reinforce the orange...
  48. Re: Letís talk methodology and your approach in perfume making

    I wanted to try for a bit of licorice, but it dampt down the almond and pinyon who were flirting with the galangal .btw eden botanicals has some trly scrumptious galangal right now!
    Anyway it will...
  49. Re: Letís talk methodology and your approach in perfume making

    So i put the oils into bottles tonight, in a a pull- it-out-of-my-hat fashion.
    The first w coffee orange blossom coffee, well the coffee mixture was spot on, but when i reached for my ob extact and...
  50. Questions about percentages and top middle base

    Hi two unrelated questions:
    I see some things are diluted a great deal, perhaps to 1% etc. how do I work that into the 20% of perfume? I don't necessarily want to add more of the other ingredients,...
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    Re: First attempt Chamomile/Incense Accord

    I have Roman, German, wild chamomile.my blue co2 is the sweetest. Even though they are all different, they all are immediately identifiable-as chamomile, and perhaps a bit of a top note. Why not put...
  52. Re: Letís talk methodology and your approach in perfume making

    My shop is cold AND I am working two jobs right now: I would love to play!
    My method( 1 true perfume to my name) sounds similar to RSG, I make small mixes , then mix the perfume out of those mixes,...
  53. Re: The art of Perfume vs. other arts: 5 Things I've Realized

    Cannot speak to music theory, at a loss there!
    My favorite quantum theory , the double slit experiment ...
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    Re: BHT in the diluted raw materials

    I bought a fridge, cold will keep almost anything longer! I also live in Florida, where heat and humidity will try to take anything out , hence the fridge. Since humidity has taken a toll, I also...
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    Re: Question of musk and isolates

    Thanks chyprefresh, I actually like following the recipes I have found on here, seeing what they smell like after time. I just can’t smell much if it isn’t naturals.
    Paul thanks for info, I had them...
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    Question of musk and isolates

    So this will be a long winded post, I beg patience from the start.
    I came to be enamored of perfumery in a round about way: my daughter found Eden botanicals . I thought as a lark to buy samples,...
  57. Thread: Perfume Shrine

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    Re: Perfume Shrine

    So any profession has its own dialect. I immerse myself in the culture, it makes it easier as amateur to be able to comprehend what people who know what they’re talking about , mean. I have also put...
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    Re: starting out, question on chypre notes

    So my two thrown together chypres , one w cistus, the other labdamum have pretty muck melded- I I can’t discern the oakmoss or ethanol . The cistus smells deeper and leathery, it has more animal to...
  59. Thread: Perfume Shrine

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    Perfume Shrine

    I just found perfume shrine: what fun!
    http://perfumeshrine.blogspot.com
    It is helping me w commercial perfumes. I donít like most, my psyche yearns for unclear naturals, yet I know I need to learn...
  60. Re: New Directions UK - Fake oils? Frangipani, Neroli, Linden blossom etc

    I am not condoning anyone putting out medical or protection advice online. I will state that eos do kill virusí , bacteria, fungus etc.
    they can complement any course of action, and they smell...
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    Re: Catty/Skunky notes & some Questions

    Apothecary’s garden on Etsy sells skunk oil: I bought some- and the post office stopped it - I did not have the full strength one , lol it smells of both skunk and of course, modern marijuana! ( the...
  62. Re: A vetiver eo you got in the last year or so! (+ other vetiver materials)

    I love Vetiver ,I have the Java from Eden botanicals smells deep smokey, low burning cooking fire , w notes of chocolate
    Edens India - much higher and lighter - still touch Smokey earthy but ...
  63. Re: Looking for natural rounding ingredients to make perfume smell less harsh

    IMHO this is why I mix little mixtures of top notes, middle and base, often several different mixtures of each , eg florals, white florals, citrus first of all I am spending all my great money on...
  64. Re: Looking for natural rounding ingredients to make perfume smell less harsh

    Sorry was rushing this morning!
    Also I leave mixes a loooong time melding, and a long time again when mixed into perfume. I have had things transform completely, and others brighten , or mute down...
  65. Re: Looking for natural rounding ingredients to make perfume smell less harsh

    Perfect that you are buying from good food places! Even that won’t protect you from this kind of situation because natural products can vary greatly , to the point where one can be delightful and...
  66. Re: Looking for natural rounding ingredients to make perfume smell less harsh

    I believe it is the essence of perfumery that you are seeking, more so because you are dealing w “naturals”. I am just getting started: I have over100 oils, I have bought samples from Eden botanicals...
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    Re: Has anyone tinctured these materials?

    I am doing coffee now - Cuban roast, smells delicious, and strong , but I haven’t filtered it cuz it has only been a few days. Tell you in a couple of weeks when I decant ��
  68. Re: The tincture bug got me! Any advice on timings?

    So could I tincture lanolin? Heat it up to get it liquid and shake and do that once a day? Talk about an animal scent! Pure sheep:) my shop is cold right now so it won’t stay liquid long, would that...
  69. Re: The tincture bug got me! Any advice on timings?

    Also how do oils work?
  70. Re: The tincture bug got me! Any advice on timings?

    I knew the rose, or any flower would probably be a miss, but I need to see what the miss looks like...
    I will try over saturation on something already saturated like the coffee to see that too.
    The...
  71. Re: The tincture bug got me! Any advice on timings?

    Thatís funny! I got the bug too!
    I am tincturing Cuban coffee (Naviera) strong already. Ginger turmeric combo
    Cacoa nibs. ...
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    Re: starting out, question on chypre notes

    Ok I dabbed a bit of each on the sleeves of my hoody. This morning the labdamum is “sweeter “ in a low rounder way, the cistus is more like my wild kitten, both are very interesting, persistant. The...
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    Re: starting out, question on chypre notes

    I keep my oils in a fridge in my shop because Florida is too hot most of the time , but not today! Today it is cold and I really wanted to just put oils together because I have no idea what a chypre...
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    Re: starting out, question on chypre notes

    Does Cistus count? Just asking :D
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    Re: starting out, question on chypre notes

    I am new too! I don’t think you necessarily add them to alcohol. I believe you add them to each other in ascending and descending order. They oils or molecules can be diluted before hand to a certain...
  76. Thread: Hedione

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    Re: Hedione

    Hi! I just( like right now) got my first bottle of hedione. And being impatient I diluted a bit to 10% and added one drop to about one ml of a essential oils perfume that was very woody( and I love...
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    Re: Marigold / Tagetes / Tagette

    Hi I have targeted from eden botanicals and it is very different : I detect a milk creaminess a long with an almost harsh greenness. It’s different but pleasant.
  78. Re: Looking for a discontinued Bvlgari fragrance

    Thank you so much!
  79. Looking for a discontinued Bvlgari fragrance

    Hi I am looking for a discontinued Bvlgari fragrance: it came in a round burgundy bottle. If you could identify the name , please do! A friend wants to surprise his wife, but he doesnít want to give...
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