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    Re: Anyone ever experience a fragrance going bad?

    The moral of the story is that in very hot countries only buy smaller bottles, decants and samples.....or keep them in a fridge. It also proves that terrible conditions ruin a fragrance. No surprises...
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    Re: Anyone ever experience a fragrance going bad?

    I was going to keep my trap shut but it's impossible to watch quietly.

    Distillation occurs at much higher temperatures than air and that is what produces the fragrant oils in the first place. It...
  3. Sticky: Re: New men's giveaway thread, no requests, no hogs allowed. August 2014

    Thank you. :kiss:
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    Yes please to No 88 and Sel Marin.

    ... and perhaps Silver mountain and tam dao if that isn't too greedy.
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    Re: Anyone ever experience a fragrance going bad?

    I lay claim to having a large collection of vintage so make of that what you will.... Each to their own. Over and out.
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    Re: Anyone ever experience a fragrance going bad?

    It's boiled down to the word 'spoiled' means different things to different people and that was what the OP seemed to want to know.

    I did however have another completely different thought last...
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    Re: $4000 to spare on colognes! What would you buy?

    Spend it all on one. 'Flights of fancy' by Imaginaire
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    Re: Anyone ever experience a fragrance going bad?

    As none of us can actually smell the others fragrances at this point. It is hardly worth an argument.

    We could all smell any examples of each other's 'off' perfumes but even if we did, what would...
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    Re: $4000 to spare on colognes! What would you buy?

    Your own blend using real ambergris, real mysore, the finest tobacco, orris butter, the best calabrian bergamot et al. All in a hand blown glass bottle with a gold lid encrusted by a real ruby. Hand...
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    Re: Anyone ever experience a fragrance going bad?

    I just wonder if some spoilage blame isn't just reformulation or even a change in personal taste. There have been an onslaught of new regs. Unless the bottle has been the same one and the change is...
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    Re: Anyone ever experience a fragrance going bad?

    Roses still as fresh as the day they were picked.

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    My favourite perfume of any I have ever owned or own.
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    Re: $4000 to spare on colognes! What would you buy?

    If I were only allowed to spend it on perfume then I think I would find the top list of perfumista well thought of perfumes and buy a sample of each and every one of them in order until I had run out...
  13. Re: Anyone from UK? I propose a deal.. Bentley for men Absolute..

    It might be worth looking at all the airlines and seeing if any of them offer this fragrance on board. The new draconian rules seem to stop at the stairs to the plane once the airlines start making...
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    You've made me feel like burning some.
  15. Thread: Clary Sage

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    Re: Clary Sage

    ...(Common garden sage as a tincture, not clary)

    Clary sage was something to treat depression. I also used it when attempting a vegetal ambergris blend as there are certain nuances in common.
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    Re: Anyone ever experience a fragrance going bad?

    It is quite unusual for a frag to turn if it has been kept well. Many of mine are from or before the 70's and are still wonderful without any spoilage.
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    Re: Clary Sage

    I have it as an immature tincture. I haven't really used it yet. It is a fabulous and very distinctive aroma. I may have to go and smell it now to see what might go with it. The good scents guide...
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    Re: Anyone ever experience a fragrance going bad?

    When a seller is selling liquids of any doubt, it is my experience that they are usually pretty honest and state it is for the bottle and not the contents. It is usually pretty obvious by the colour...
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    Re: Clary Sage

    To save typing it all out, This info is from www.babycentre.co.uk

    Don't use the following essential oils while you are pregnant:
    Nutmeg, which may have hallucinogenic effects and react with...
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    Re: Best branded male fragrance

    I like this (the bottle).

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    Re: Love for Chypre top notes

    Galbanum dominates, try it at a 1% dilution.
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    I'm going up to London soon in September and can have a look for you. Do they still have it in stock?

    Your problem will be in the shipping from here more than the purchase. If you do some shipping...
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    Re: Terpinolene in fine fragrance?

    What attracted you to it in the first place? What does it smell like? Asked out of sheer nosiness (if you don't mind me asking).
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    Re: Thoughts on Vero Profumo's Kiki

    Well thanks to a lovely gifted sample, my wish came true earlier than expected.

    I had forgotten this thread and have just been wearing the parfum for a while. I picked up citrus fruits but not...
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    Re: Help needed for identifying a bottle

    I thought I had it but I'm darned if I can find it to photograph it for you. These guys are in the same place anyway.
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    Re: Anyone ever experience a fragrance going bad?

    I have smelled many a 'bad' and 'off' perfume because of collecting vintage scents.

    It depends on the perfume structure in the first place as to how it will 'turn' in the end. It is fairly...
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    Re: How long have you been creating perfumes?

    Glad your arm is healing, and what a coincidence because I also had an arm incident years ago and was unable to continue with my old career because of it. It made me think outside of my self ordained...
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    Steady on....... no need for vitriol here.

    (Not you Ipp)
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    Re: How long have you been creating perfumes?

    I remember my mother being scented. From what she says the timing of the memory was, I was not much more than a baby. I messed with perfumes and have been mixing things since childhood. My father...
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    Re: Watery Green Base Notes...?

    A touch of vetiver at 400+ hours. A less smoky one might do it.
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    If the end of a creature has to be in order to eat it, then I like to make sure they have been as well kept as I can find the information for. Preferably wild, free range hens, known farms, swiftly...
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    Re: is fragrance a luxury good?

    I'm inclined to agree in the real world. It is the word luxury that is the subjective word.
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    Re: is fragrance a luxury good?

    Anything vital to life and sustinence is not a luxury. Anything over that is. Whatever the price or quality.

    The argument of cost equating to luxury is a luxurious thought process indulged in by...
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    I hope the purchasers of the goods choke on their fin soup. No demand = no harvesting. Don't order it peeps.
  35. Re: Methods of Drying Out Gathered Plant Materials for Tincture?

    As someone who does this all the time. Just rule out either of those before you go any further with that line of thought. By all means do it for interest and fun but the two criteria above are not...
  36. Thread: Amber gris

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    Re: Amber gris

    It's a no from me too. The yellow is indicative of a fatty substance.

    In your defence though, the outside does look like aged ambergris. I'm sorry about the elusive fortune though.
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    Re: Amber gris

    Can't see the piccy unfortunately. Zip files won't open on this ipad. Can you make it show?
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    Re: Penhaligon perfumery

    Tralala was the most interesting one, Hammam bouquet not bad.
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    Re: What smells say Thailand to you?

    As with anything... ended up rushing this a bit at the end otherwise it won't have any time to mellow. The nutmeg is still being naughty but I shall have to perfect it afterwards. This gift is as...
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    Re: What smells say Thailand to you?

    I quoted that from a translation. I think some erroneous nuances can be overlooked when translating Thai because the language sometimes means two different things when taken out of context.

    I got...
  41. Re: What's your fragrance for your last day on Earth?

    Hilarious... top answer!
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    Re: Sport De Paco Rabanne

    Thank you so much for that. I was looking at the structure to see if it followes the lines of a classic fougere or a crossover chypre/fougere. The other scent mentioned was Caron PH so it is nice...
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    Re: Sport De Paco Rabanne

    I know this is an old thread... but...

    Can anyone have a sniff for me and tell me why the sport version is considered special? Is the PR Eau de sport and Eau similar, or the same beast?
  44. Re: Your most loved and hated note in perfumery currently.

    Wow that is a recommendation indeed. I had to look up the notes.

    Top Notes
    Margarita, Melon, Guava
    Middle Notes
    Cinnamon, Chocolate, Caramel
    Base Notes
    Musk, Vanilla, Cedarwood, Sandalwood...
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    Re: What smells say Thailand to you?

    Found this today:-

    In the old time, before the King Rama IV brought essential oils from abroad. Fragrance has been one of the major elements of Thai traditions such as dipping a new baby in...
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    Re: What smells say Thailand to you?

    Quite a few questions there. Amyris was chosen over mysore and spicatum because it is of a more 'sappy' nature and hopefully will accent the green accord. The Frankincense was the most incensy...
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    Talent, looks and money.... yet still depressed. How tragic that such a gifted and handsome man should be so sad to take his own life. So young and still so much to give and be. Inconceivable really.
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    Re: What smells say Thailand to you?

    The perfume has melded a bit and is nice but moving away from a Thai theme for the moment The grassy edges are softening into a more gentle floral. The nutmeg has submitted to the blend but one...
  49. Re: Classic perfumery accords and other basic exercises

    A favourite self teaching pursuit is to go outside and fetch a suitable flower or a plant, then come back inside and try to see if one can analyse what constitutes the building blocks of that aroma...
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    Re: What smells say Thailand to you?

    Sandalwood amyris is the woody note, with coconut and vanilla. That accounts for the lack of weight. I wanted to see what it did before deciding what to put under it.

    It's smelling very 'clean'...
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    Re: What smells say Thailand to you?

    http://i58.tinypic.com/iyomzo.jpg

    Here is an approximate diagram of what the perfume has become (ish). I have been trying very hard to attempt a real interpretation of the authentic Thai wedding...
  52. Thread: Mellis Accord

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    Re: Mellis Accord

    These spices may have seemed more exotic then. We have so many things we take for granted now.
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    Re: Mellis Accord

    I knew I'd seen one. Quoting from 1932 Pouchers:-

    'Honey water was popularised more recently by Sir Erasmus Wilson, who prescribed it as a hair wash. The following formula will make a pleasantly...
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    Re: Oh no.... the itch

    You need to test this Barry Lyndon MCG IMO

    and this Acqua di Sicilia by SMN too

    :evil::evil::evil:
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    Re: What smells say Thailand to you?

    Documenting and adding to a thread actually sorts out ones own mind as well, so it works two ways. I am still filtering these again as they again showed signs of solids when frozen again. I was so...
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    Re: What smells say Thailand to you?

    Only my method and others may do things differently. There is no right and wrong.

    Normally - I would make any material as fine as I could. In the case of resinous things. Then I would shake it...
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    Re: Your favorite new releases of 2014...so far

    Thank you for reminding me. Tralala by Penhaligons too. Never went back for the FB though. Bottle design prevented the final wallet opening. Need to start a split possibly. It will be the first split...
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    Re: After the Oud fad dies out, then what?

    Maybe the perfumes will follow fashion trends and come back full circle into fashion again for a BRUT revival..... :evil:
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    Re: What smells say Thailand to you?

    http://i62.tinypic.com/prqqp.jpg

    Patience finally rewarded. Not perfect as I am rushing it now but it will have to do because I need to blend it this weekend.

    I used a 20% weight ratio of...
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    Re: What smells say Thailand to you?

    http://i61.tinypic.com/2ca61y.jpg

    Patience seems rewarded finally. The matter seems to have settled by leaving it in the fridge for longer but not so cold the whole lot solidifies. Just enough to...
  61. Youth and beauty. Sells perfume every time.

    Youth and beauty. Sells perfume every time.
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    Re: After the Oud fad dies out, then what?

    Hear, hear. Don't say do if you don't or don't if you do. Have it like it is…..
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    Re: thescentsampler.co.uk very dissapointed

    We certainly have all had leakages for all sorts of reasons. Watch out for decanting 70's canisters because the propellant is fizzy. It needs to be de-bubbled before sealing tight. Good luck with the...
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    Re: thescentsampler.co.uk very dissapointed

    I apologise for snapping at you a bit. Hopefully the resulting attention will be good.
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    Re: Post office refused perfume postage

    Ideas for staying legal within the regs:-

    Spray onto cotton or cotton wool within a vial. Then the other end can squeeze it to wipe on or just smell it. Or onto a hanky in a ziploc bag.
    ...
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    Re: thescentsampler.co.uk very dissapointed

    Tell him straight away. It looks like a new set up and he needs to know to be able to change his sample vials. All of us have had vials leak in the post at one time or another. If the service has...
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    Re: Tabu miniature: when is it from?

    Just some fun links


    http://youtu.be/seQ2xcweNY8

    http://cleopatrasboudoir.blogspot.co.uk/p/do-you-have-vintage-perfume-and-need.html...
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    Re: Thoughts on Vero Profumo's Kiki

    It sounds wonderful and I now wish to try this from your description alone.
  69. Re: Anyone else worried about bothering people with Tobacco Vanille?

    Put a tiny micro drop on your chest and it will waft up for only you to enjoy. Who cares what others think as long as you are not swamping them or working in an unsuitable place for fragrances to be...
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    [QUOTE} Another "open carry" and "monkey see, monkey do".[/QUOTE]

    Blimey. Did he live?
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    Yes and a sticky sugary fingers and cheeks note. Maybe a cocoa note too. Remember the first choccy bic? Lol
  72. Thread: Mellis Accord

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    Re: Mellis Accord

    Lol at myself...... and corrected.
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    Re: What smells say Thailand to you?

    Been in fridge for nearly an hour and the line is more visible but not solidified yet. Have moved it to the back where it is colder. This is a new one on me....

    Oh and just to reiterate that I've...
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    Re: What smells say Thailand to you?

    http://i57.tinypic.com/pws3.jpg

    I'm hoping this fine line that is just about visible is the division of the laden ethanol and the unladen ethanol. It isn't quite as straightforward as enfleurage...
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    Re: Historical Apothecary Measurement Systems,

    So if 8 drachms is 480 grains = 1 oz

    And 1 oz = 28.349 grams

    so according to this then 1 grain weighs 28.349 divided by 480 = 0.05906042 gm

    The iInternational System of Units says 1 grain =...
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    Re: What smells say Thailand to you?

    http://i57.tinypic.com/259g3s3.jpg

    Maybe not...
  77. Re: What's your fragrance for your last day on Earth?

    I would do that with my home made wine collection and then ..... I would probably be able to save the world after that.
  78. Thread: Mellis Accord

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    Re: Mellis Accord

    (Incorrect figures removed - I must learn not to post after some nice chablis. Addled bint just goggled google)

    T = lemon, neroli
    M = coriander, clove, nutmeg, honey, brandy notes, rose
    B =...
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    Re: What smells say Thailand to you?

    It must have bound itself very strongly to the oil. Not that it matters much for this particular purpose but it wouldn't do for proper use. It is as clear as a bell now. I just didn't expect that to...
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    Re: Your favorite new releases of 2014...so far

    Maai by Bogue so far that I have tested. Antonio has pulled it off again and how well. Lovely purring animalic chypre. Yummy.
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    Re: What smells say Thailand to you?

    Well here is another thing. I didn't expect the ethanol to be able to freeze as well. it must be very bound to the coconut oil that can. I separated out all the obviously viscous layer.
    ...
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    Eau de nappy = hyraceum and castoreum and oudh,
    with some kissy baby skin = musk and johnstons baby oil smell
    gin and tonic at the ready = juniper berry
    top notes = ??? can't think
  83. Thread: Smell of Kos ...

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    Re: Smell of Kos ...

    Welcome to the proper world of the amateur perfumer.... you are now hooked......
    Don't be in a rush. Enjoy the journey.

    ....most importantly

    ....keep good notes (the written ones)
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    http://www.independent.co.uk/news/weird-news/young-norwegian-mums-timelapse-video-shows-horror-of-putting-twins-to-bed-9649499.html
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    Re: What smells say Thailand to you?

    High powered centrifuges.
  86. Re: Stereotypical "Feminine" Bottles, Packaging: Irritating? Offensive? Humiliating?

    Quite agree. That is always why I loved the blind sniff game. One never knew.

    I usually wear black or muted colours too out of choice, but I actually don't give a monkeys hoot what colour my...
  87. Thread: Mellis Accord

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    Re: Mellis Accord

    Thank you... I adore historical things like this and shall make this immediately for fun.
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    Re: What smells say Thailand to you?

    Pink sticker means warning. I don't have to heed it for a hobby but it's good to know. I don't need to use Massoia if I can have a good alternative that is ok with IFRA. I'm just obeying this time...
  89. Thread: New Article

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    Re: New Article

    I had a quick read. Does that mean I can do dry chromatography on a scent or is that a ridiculous question? I mean to separate different elements of tinctures probably. I had been thinking of a...
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    Re: What smells say Thailand to you?

    A stunning coconut tincture is ready now. Really gentle and elegant. It came from the most pure concentrate and hasn't been left too long to go off. Very happy with this ingredient. The massoia oil...
  91. Thread: Help me ?

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    Re: Help me ?

    Check out the shopping guide for Sweden here
  92. Thread: Mellis Accord

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    Re: Mellis Accord

    There is a good description for a mellis accord here.

    I will see if any of my old books refer to it.
  93. Re: Did any of you "70s girls" ever use body on tap shampoo?

    Amazon have it.... here and it's a balsamic sort of smell. I cannot remember exactly. I would need to smell it again to tell you what it might be.

    ... and tons on ebay for much cheaper
    ...
  94. Thread: New Article

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    Re: New Article

    Ebay antique cupboards in an old +/- 17thc apple storeroom. Lovely and cool in summer. Freezing in the winter.
    Tea tincture in the tube…. (has a fabulous ground glass tap on the bottom of it for...
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    Re: The surreal world of the amateur perfumer

    Precisely. Indie perfumers = total control on the ingredient quality.
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    Re: The surreal world of the amateur perfumer

    Hyraceum from the Cape Hyrax. Earthy, urinous, fusty, musty, musky. Quite nice actually.
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    Re: The surreal world of the amateur perfumer

    I do wonder if the time and labour costs are left out of such illustrative maths to make it look as extreme as that. Bear in mind extreme news sells more papers. Some perfumers report taking years to...
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    Re: The surreal world of the amateur perfumer

    Initially, I had thought the interview was for a blog. I hadn't read it properly. I'm not ready to launch a fragrance yet. When I am better at making them I might. I'm more interested in a project...
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    Re: The surreal world of the amateur perfumer

    Sarah too of 4160 Fridays and Pia. I was expecting a pic of all of us in there. I didn't have any control over hogging two piccy slots. Sorry Sarah and Pia. It could have been the nice coloured wall...
  100. Re: Alcohol smell standout, how do I get rid off it

    How much time do you actually have before these are going to be sold ?
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