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  1. Re: Where to get same size photo of perfumes for website?

    This was what Paul wrote above.



    Agreed with your point that it if it comes from a variety of sources, it will just look strange. Also, you happened to mention something about Public Domain...
  2. Re: Where to get same size photo of perfumes for website?

    Would you mind sharing this tutorial, please? Thanks.

    Reading through the thread, I find it hard to believe that each seller of the same perfume has to have their own image for displaying on their...
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    Re: Where to group buy NPD reports?

    Hey Paul, my customers are in Asia. Thanks.
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    Re: Where to group buy NPD reports?

    https://www.npd.com/wps/portal/npd/us/home/

    I believe they have reports showing best selling fragrances by region.
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    Where to group buy NPD reports?

    Wanted to check out what fragrances are popular in my region. Any way to get hold of NPD reports?

    Or what other means are there to find out stuff that sells in my region?

    Reason for asking is...
  6. Re: Do you reuse single-use syringes for decanting?

    Paul can you please explain this part. I am decanting a few ml for someone who wants a sample. Thus, a scale doesn't make sense in this instance?

    If that person expects 20ml then I should be...
  7. Re: Do you reuse single-use syringes for decanting?

    Thanks. So what about I use reuse the syringe but change the needles with each use? Like but the following kinds of needles for replacement?

    https://www.aliexpress.com/item/32978438776.html

    I...
  8. Do you reuse single-use syringes for decanting?

    I bought a couple of syringes for decanting samples. The label on the syringes clearly indicate they are for single-use. Should I be observing this warning?

    I have found similar syringes without a...
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    Any good fragrance surveys?

    Am thinking of buying some new perfumes but can't figure out what to get. Are there reliable fragrance surveys out there that can guide you towards perfumes to buy?

    Thank you.
  10. Good guides on decanting perfume without damaging bottle?

    Wanted to give a friend a sample of a perfume I have. However, I don't wish to damage the bottle or the sprayer during the extraction process. Any good guides on how to go about it?

    The bottle has...
  11. Re: Fragrance DIYers, how did you determine the brand positioning of your creation?

    Thank you, got your message!
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    Re: Washing a syringe after decanting?

    May I know where you get your 91% rubbing alcohol from? Amazon?

    Also, what do you mean by "rubbing alcohol" on it?

    Thanks.
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    Washing a syringe after decanting?

    Just bought a syringe for measuring perfume oils.

    https://www.amazon.com/100-Pack-Liquids-cigs-juice/dp/B01MCT1HZT/

    Are there any good procedures to wash the syringe so that I do not...
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    Re: What makes a perfume male or female?

    Thanks. This makes alot of sense!
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    What makes a perfume male or female?

    Need to get a gift for some friends (both males and females) and happened to be browsing Amazon looking for ideas.

    What confuses me is that:
    ...
  16. Re: Fragrance DIYers, how did you determine the brand positioning of your creation?

    Thanks. This is way more complex than what we anticipated so doubt we will be able to provide meaningful updates in the short term. But will certainly keep you updated if we get there :)


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    Where to buy tools of the trade?

    hey all, so I wanted to know whether there is an affordable place where I can buy all the tools of the trade. By that I mean weighing machine, beakers, funnels, measuring cylinders, pippettes etc.
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    Re: 2 ml samples how many sprays?

    Can someone please explain the difference between wearing and sprays?
  19. Re: Fragrance DIYers, how did you determine the brand positioning of your creation?

    Great to see you chiming in Paul! Grateful that you are providing such advice even though I am a potential competitor of yours.

    It's really impressive that you did that all by yourself. When I...
  20. Re: Fragrance DIYers, how did you determine the brand positioning of your creation?

    Thank you! This writeup is immensely helpful. When viewing his site again after reading what you wrote, it made more sense.

    Damn, guess it's back to the drawing board for us. But at least we have...
  21. Re: Fragrance DIYers, how did you determine the brand positioning of your creation?

    Thanks. I believe you are referring to Paul Kiler? I recall him helping me out on a question the other day. I had a look at his site. Obviously looks great.

    However, I cannot figure out what his...
  22. Fragrance DIYers, how did you determine the brand positioning of your creation?

    Short background: My friend and I are trying to launch a perfume brand.

    Everything was coming along well until when I contacted several label and logo designers and we were asked a series of...
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    Re: Plastic bottles for perfumes?

    Thanks, looks like plastics should be avoided at all costs.

    For those wondering, here is the exact link to the post:...
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    Plastic bottles for perfumes?

    I have been going to discount shops to shop for perfume bottles. However, the ones I really like all happen to be made of plastic. Those that are made of glass all appear to have generic designs.
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    Re: convertion 50% dilution

    Thanks to all who clarified that dilution should be by weight. However, when will the formulae quoted by the OP be used?
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    Re: Diluting Pure Parfum

    Just wondering, does it matter what type of perfumer's alcohol is used? Are there some guidelines of what to be aware of when selecting the type of perfumer's alcohol.

    Am about to do the same so...
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    Re: Filtering and dilution techniques

    Thanks. So what is the purpose of cold maceration then? To slow down the speed at which chemicals mix so as to achieve what?

    If mixing them slowly (ie. in a cold environment) does not result in...
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    Re: Filtering and dilution techniques

    Thank you for highlighting.



    Thanks for the feedback so I guess the only way to find out is to macerate both in a cold environment and at room temperature and compare the results? If they are...
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    Re: Filtering and dilution techniques

    Thank you! Updated.

    1. Mix oils to get perfume concentrate
    2. Put beaker on weighing machine. Reset weight to zero.
    3. Pour perfume concentrate into beaker and weigh. Assume weight that shows is...
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    Re: Filtering and dilution techniques

    Thanks all. So this is my updated procedure:

    Steps:
    1. Mix oils to get perfume concentrate
    2. Put beaker on weighing machine. Reset weight to zero.
    3. Pour perfume concentrate into beaker and...
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    Re: Filtering and dilution techniques

    I am not involved in Step 1 of my process. My friend is handling that sexy part of the process.



    Do you leave it in the freezer or out in the open?

    And I am assuming the change in smell is...
  32. Re: Some confusion over perfume regulations. Help?

    Yes that's right. Let me follow your steps then. Just trying to be on the safe side here. I wonder how people on marketplaces like etsy sell their stuff though. Pretty sure they don't have the...
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    Re: Filtering and dilution techniques

    That's a good catch. Thanks, Alysoun! Nope, the 20g should just reflect the weight of the concentrate.

    Edited the original post for clarity.
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    Re: Filtering and dilution techniques

    Thanks for the reply Paul!

    Six weeks? Wow that's a very long time!

    Just wondering if you could help me with the following too:
    1) is there any harm in cold maceration over extended periods of...
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    Filtering and dilution techniques

    Hi all,

    I have been reading up on how to make a finished perfume product and wanted to check if my steps are correct.

    This is my current procedure for achieving a 80% dilution (or 20% perfume...
  36. Some confusion over perfume regulations. Help?

    Hi all, could someone help me out with the following questions?

    I have tried asking different people but get different answers from time to time even when talking to people who are from the...
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