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  1. Re: Application Secrets/ Handkerchiefs Soaked In Fragrance

    Does sprinkling handkerchiefs with scent work? Or is misting/spraying better?
  2. Re: Fragrance oil longevity/strength difficulties

    Many thanks!
  3. Re: Fragrance oil longevity/strength difficulties

    Can you point me towards the relevant sticky? I looked through a few and (while I found lots of good information) I didn't see anything specifically about 'oily' non-vegetable oil solvents.
  4. Re: Fragrance oil longevity/strength difficulties

    I might experiment with (synthetic) fragrances at some point, but right now I'm concentrating on the essential oil ones, as it's just for my own pleasure.

    Is there any point to adding some alcohol...
  5. Re: Fragrance oil longevity/strength difficulties

    I suppose it's possible, though reapplication seems to work (i.e. renew a strong scent).

    Perhaps I'll try doing more coconut-based ones, to see if that makes any difference.
  6. Re: Fragrance oil longevity/strength difficulties

    In the bottle, both with grapeseed and with coconut, I still get a lot of scent, as I do in the first 5-20 minutes after I apply it. But it seems to disappear more quickly than I would like (esp. as...
  7. Re: Fragrance oil longevity/strength difficulties

    The bay rum is Aura Cacia. The vetyver is from Eden Botanicals (the Sri Lankan one). The clove one is a bit old, I don't recall the company offhand.

    Could it just be my skin "sucking in" the oil...
  8. Re: Fragrance oil longevity/strength difficulties

    I've tried using coconut and grapeseed oil (separately) as carriers. I was aiming for around 15-20% concentration, but my measurements of the essential oils are not exact.
  9. Fragrance oil longevity/strength difficulties

    I'm trying to make a fragrance oil with vetyver, bay rum, and clove. It doesn't seem to have quite the staying power I would like it to, nor is it quite as strong-smelling as I would like. Am I not...
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