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    Re: Question about PA Key Accords

    Badnaam, If you want a near finished scent, buy an FO.

    If you want to build out your own DIY, buy an accord or a base blend.

    I think that your level of, and ability for use is a misconception...
  2. Thread: Honey note

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    Re: Honey note

    If you want Pollen, then Pollenal is the ticket.

    I think PSH and Hermitage may have some soon.

    PK
  3. Thread: PSH's Zeppin

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    Re: PSH's Zeppin

    I don't really see this Zeppin as a replacement of Hedione, but a come along type.

    10%? Don't yet know it's strength to make those decisions yet. But in general, Personally, I don't like to cut...
  4. Thread: PSH's Zeppin

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    Re: PSH's Zeppin

    We're in the process of getting a sample sent to us/me.

    Christine says she has smelled it, and is very impressed by it, but I haven't yet experienced it.

    Time will tell, if no one else here has...
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    Re: Making A Formula From A GC/MS Analysis

    Welcome Bimal to the Forum of DIY.

    I'll have to warn you that this forum may not have many answers for this question, as most of us here are not in the business of setting up our own GC units. ...
  6. Re: Need Help with Solubility for Helional/Methyl Anthranilate Schiff Base

    So, I *finally* got the Kilo in today, Of the *RIGHT* MA/ Helional base, instead of what I THOUGHT was this base...

    UGH! Stupid Paul...

    And it is a yellow dry playdoh type of consistency. ...
  7. Re: Cas #54305-61-2 2-Butanol, 3,3'-oxybis- ???

    Hmmm, Thanks Guys, I'll cross those off my concern list then...

    The New Tuberose Formula is still outstanding, and with some tweaking by me will have a fantastic fresh tuberose flower...
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    Re: Looking for some (Z)-3-hexen-1-yl pyruvate

    By "Technical", I think I mean technical reconstruction by using exact and obscure chemicals for it, that may or will be more expensive than using more commonly available materials.

    For instance...
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    Re: Looking for some (Z)-3-hexen-1-yl pyruvate

    It's more of a technical perfumery item:
    http://www.thegoodscentscompany.com/data/rw1005192.html

    Only you can decide if you want it.

    I'm not allowed to organize a group buy publicly here. If...
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    Re: Looking for some (Z)-3-hexen-1-yl pyruvate

    Buying from Bedoukian then,

    PK
  11. Re: Cas #54305-61-2 2-Butanol, 3,3'-oxybis- ???

    Here are all the suspects from the GC:

    CAS # % Compound Name

    54305-61-2 1.23 2-Butanol, 3,3'-oxybis-
    54305-61-2 1.21 2-Butanol, 3,3'-oxybis-
    57472-68-1 0.18 2-Propenoic...
  12. Re: Cas #54305-61-2 2-Butanol, 3,3'-oxybis- ???

    So, as for misinformation, it is listed TWICE on the same GC test, which means it eluted in two peaks (In slightly different amounts). but both are the same CAS# .


    So I can't really speak to...
  13. Cas #54305-61-2 2-Butanol, 3,3'-oxybis- ???

    Oh dear, What the heck is this?

    It is 2.5% of a Tuberose base formula, and the only thing I can find is that it is a Geosmin degradation artifact material.

    How can it be a Geosmin artifact and...
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    Looking for some (Z)-3-hexen-1-yl pyruvate

    Cis 3 Hexenyl Pyruvate

    Anybody got any, Or do I have to buy it from Bedoukian?
    I just LOVE all the oddball things Bedoukian has...


    :-)

    PK
  15. Re: New formula added: Minty freshness with extreme longevity based on Eros Versace

    Good for you Jeroen!
    PK

    PS, Reading your formula, it's hard to believe that it *does* last all day...
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    Re: Looking for a "Tar" note

    Do you want my Asphalt Tincture I made when they slurry sealed my street? ;-)

    The closest I can think of, (sniffing) is Para- Cresol

    (Plus I can't find that tincture to sniff right now... and...
  17. Thread: Hard at work

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    Re: Hard at work

    Why is that dangerous...?

    PK
  18. Thread: Hard at work

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    Re: Hard at work

    *ALL* of my organ is in plastic baskets on shelves, so that in an earthquake event, they are not going to simply fall over and crash. A whole basket might come down possibly, but single bottles will...
  19. Thread: Honey note

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    Re: Honey note

    Yes, Honey abs does help in miniscule doses.

    Also Beeswax Abs.

    But also Miel bases work well as well.

    PK
  20. The Chemical Compounds Behind the Scent of the Sea

    http://www.compoundchem.com/2014/07/18/the-chemical-compounds-behind-the-scent-of-the-sea/#more-1441

    http://www.compoundchem.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/07/Aroma-Chemistry-The-Smell-of-the-Sea.png
  21. Thread: Hard at work

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    Re: Hard at work

    It's a good thing that you don't live in Earthquake Zone California with that organ...!
    :huh:
    PK
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    Re: First Attempt Report

    Unless you are measuring in drops, adding 95% more of all other ingredients is the wrong way to go.

    I would start a new version, and then recalculate the %'s and add some new fillers too.

    PK
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    Re: First Attempt Report

    PA Orangeflower accord is quite outstanding. It just needs indole to duplicate closer an Orangeblossom abs.

    But cut the % down by 95% of previous (leave 5%), then add in more as necessary. IE: ...
  24. Re: FYI: SKS Bottle database has been compromised...

    Thanks, I'd checked because of a Facebook Post, my last purchase was 2012, so I'm safe... (fingers crossed)

    PK
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    Re: Norlimbanol Dilution

    Very small qty's? Like as in one drop? half a drop, 1/4 drop,...? what scale are you asking?

    It certainly registers single drops (~.02g +) Half drops (.01g) too, It doesn't register too well...
  26. Re: Advice on Adding "Polish" to My First Fragrance

    Have you seen this stickie?
    http://www.basenotes.net/threads/374134-Re-List-of-100-Aromachemicals

    PK
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    Re: How to "clean" essential oil

    I've consulted with Robert on a number of things, most recently over some Vetiver Distillation that I am trying to remotely help with in Africa.

    PK
  28. Re: Advice on Adding "Polish" to My First Fragrance

    Archive, not to dampen your enthusiasm, but I spent seven years studying quite extensively, before launching my line of perfumes.

    I think it's optimistic to launch your perfumes at this stage, or...
  29. Re: Does anyone have suggestions on containers for mixing?

    A Beaker?

    I don't quite understand your parameters to help...
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    Re: How to "clean" essential oil

    Robert Seidel is THE GUY I would send you to to get not only the best Distillation knowledge, but also Lavender distillation knowledge.

    He is all over the world doing Distillation and training....
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    Re: Norlimbanol Dilution

    Everything should be done by weight.

    Scales aren't terribly expensive.buy an inexpensive one and save for this one:
    http://www.oldwillknottscales.com/my-weigh-ibalance-101.html

    PK
  32. Thread: vials case

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    Re: vials case

    I just saw this presentation/Carrying Case, clearly custom made. But with the laser labelling it's really nice. Plus I like the vial holes as the Perfumer builds a custom fragrance with his...
  33. Thread: Scales

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    Re: Scales

    Viffer, I'll send some Lavender Honey your way...

    29798

    PK
  34. Thread: Eo/po/ac?

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    Re: Eo/po/ac?

    Most likely the EO's are alcohol soluble.
    A few are stubborn, and need heat, or some other material, or coaxing.

    Some Aromachems need another material to be soluble. Some need heat, stirring,...
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    Re: How to "clean" essential oil

    Hi Greg,

    I don't pretend to be a distillation expert, nor a lavender expert.
    But I have been studying to some extent some lavender oils.

    I know that there are many varietal subspecies of L....
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    Re: If you like charts...

    Thanks, here's the big file29756
  37. Thread: Tuber smell

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    Re: Tuber smell

    I think you'll have to be more specific to get help here.
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    Re: What smells say Thailand to you?

    From the PK Perfumes Accord Archive:

    Rice Accord

    I love the scent of rice, particularly Basmati. It would be wonderful to base a
    fragrance around it.
    The aromatics in rice are various...
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    Re: Question about PA Key Accords

    Have at it! Try to mix it up, and see what happens! :-)

    PK
  40. Re: Inducing Temporary Selective Odor Fatigue (ITSOF)

    I did this to copy the scent of Pink Grapefruit EO, using synths + some naturals to replace it.

    PK
  41. Thread: Scales

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    Re: Scales

    done! Thanks!

    Pk
  42. Re: So I'm thinking of doing a Scent Analysis...

    I'm sorry that I had not noticed the pricing structure change for Spectrix.

    But the issue with the cheap tests is that while it is a complete *Chemical* analysis, identification of EO's is really...
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    Re: Violet Accord Formula

    Regarding this Anosmia pattern, it's a curious effect I think from my Perfume, Violet Chocolatier.

    There are of course various ionones in it for the Violet piece, and Cocoa Absolute and some...
  44. Thread: Scales

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    Re: Scales

    DO LET me know if you find it...

    PK
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    Re: If you like charts...

    pity that the chart is too small to pour over and absorb.
    (Unless I was a complete nod and didn't find a full screen filling sized version to enjoy...???)

    PK
  46. Thread: Scales

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    Re: Scales

    It's odd that the scale is supposed to be EU made, and the price here in the USA is less than half of the UK price.

    http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B006UZ2BLU/ref=olp_product_details?ie=UTF8&me=...
  47. Re: So I'm thinking of doing a Scent Analysis...

    Oh Dear, Yes I see that now... Sorry for the inaccuracy.

    Maybe it was the enigmas that I threw at him that made him change his prices...? :-)

    PK
  48. Re: So I'm thinking of doing a Scent Analysis...

    PA is not offering the GC testing any longer, they were inundated and have called off offering a public service.

    I've bought several from Spectrix:
    http://spectrixlab.com/

    $250 per analysis.
    ...
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    Re: What smells say Thailand to you?

    Perilla smells sort of Green and spicy (cuminic sort of), The Shiso I have from Enfleurage is softer.
    But it looks like they are not presently stocking the Shiso there.

    The Perilla I have from...
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    Re: What smells say Thailand to you?

    Cilantro EO
    http://www.essentialoil.com/products/cilantro-oil

    It took me several years to know that Coriander and Cilantro were the same plant. :-)

    In addition to Cilantro, you might also...
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    Re: What smells say Thailand to you?

    Won't get any help from me, I afraid for that vile smelling soup! :-)

    Durian is not allowed in whole hotels in Indonesia, because one fruit will stink up several floors of rooms in a hotel.

    PK
  52. Thread: Fragrance oils

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    Re: Fragrance oils

    Julian, FO's are notoriously uneven in their quality.

    Some are better than others, even so, and some even approach a level of quality that compares as a Perfumery Base. But those are very few, I...
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    Re: PK Perfumes Pass part two

    Who has the package today?
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    Re: Green Tea Accord

    OUCH!

    Sometimes it's good to get the naturals, when not expensive.

    I've gotten really great Green tea extractions from Indonesia. But I have to buy 5 kilos, so have not yet bought any.
    ...
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    Re: Green Tea Accord

    Have you seen this doc?
    Volatile Aroma Compounds in Various Brewed Green Teas

    I was able to find it right away. and free to download...

    PK
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    Re: Violet Accord Formula

    The Isoraldeines are Ionones versions, in different purities, 70 and 95.

    PK
  57. Thread: isophorone

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    Re: isophorone

    Yes, I have the Kilo, it was cheap, but have not yet used any...

    PK
  58. Thread: isophorone

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    Re: isophorone

    I have a Kilo too, But IFRA isn't very clear about why it is banned.
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    Re: A Freesia Accord to share

    I'll agree with your thoughts about the Ylang and Peppermint dosage, a bit much. And Christopher does state that the blends need months to meld, I could easily see the peppermint melding after a...
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    Re: A Freesia Accord to share

    The Verbena and the Champa are largely Linalool, which those two are more than 50% of the White Lotus Formula. So it might not be so far from Freesia as first envisioned.

    PK
  61. Re: Ethanol + Hedione + Iso E ? Where to start...?

    Hedione can be used successfully in anywhere from 1% to 35% of the perfume Concentrate, maybe even more in a few instances.
    Same thing for Iso E Super.

    The % is dependent upon your taste, needs,...
  62. Re: Disappointment with mixing fo, eo, and aroma chemicals

    Ehance: Time, knowledge, experimentation and research are your friends.

    Try and try again, and in time, you will figure it out.
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    Re: What smells say Thailand to you?

    If you search for Kaffir Lime here:
    http://www.perfumersearch.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=7&Itemid=8

    You will find eight suppliers, just on the first page of results

    PK
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    Re: Powerful Arabian oud note

    Not Tried it yet...

    PK
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    Re: A Freesia Accord to share

    Without making it, I can't comment much, But I will say that my recent analysis of several Freesias at the market recently, I noted significant differences in odor according to their color.

    But...
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    Re: What smells say Thailand to you?

    I certainly Think of Curry, Rice paddies, Incense, Frangipani, Orchid. water...
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    Re: What smells say Vietnam to you?

    Capri Dog, those are most interesting comments and thoughts, several of them I had not heard of before. Especially since I've not been to Vietnam, or any other SE tropical Asian nation but for...
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    Re: What smells say Vietnam to you?

    Yes Thanks Guys, I forgot to mention Sandalwood as a major part.

    Fish Sauce...? :-)

    Gotta be prettier than that, I'm afraid. Target is females. There's a particular legend that is built...
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    Re: Hercolyn D replacement?

    Oh, and soon PSH will have a New Leather Accord for sale.
    It's really great... (No, I didn't make it)
    But it took me four years to find the Supplier.
    It is used by many manufacturers of leather...
  70. Re: Is this Ambergris? Can you please help me identify this, found on beach in San Diego.

    Try the hot needle test, heat a needle over a flame and then push into the substance, What happens? What does it smell like?
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    Re: Hercolyn D replacement?

    Have a Kilo of Hercolyn D if you want some...

    PK
  72. Re: What is the difference between a fragrance oil of Jasmine and extract of Jasmine?

    1. There is no essential oil of Jasmine, at least that I can find. real Jasmine is always an Absolute.

    A Fragrance oil will be someone's idea, or version of Jasmine, not a natural extraction.
    ...
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    What smells say Vietnam to you?

    Good question to pose Mumsy.

    I'm working on a Vietnamese perfume too.

    I'd love to get some Vietnamese made Artemisia Argyii, but I can only seem to find it in China, all of the distilleries in...
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    Re: Ylang Ylang accord help

    Ideas:

    Synthetic ylang - ylang oil as it was presented in the German patent No. 142859.

    Linalool 250
    Cadinen 50
    Methyl p crésol 10
    Benzyl alcohol 150
    Benzyl benzoate 67
    p-cresol 1
  75. Re: Turning a basic idea into a full fragrance....

    Funny, I was reading "Chewbaca Absolute" :laugh:

    You've got a simple sketch, which could go in a thousand different directions.

    Pick several more notes to work with, some majors, and some...
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    Re: Beeswax Absolute!

    Beeswax Abs works well for adding some sweetness. And it can be used in minute qty's too. Dilute it to 1% and try some in your next mixture.
  77. Re: Need Help with Solubility for Helional/Methyl Anthranilate Schiff Base

    Oh, Now I feel rather foolish...

    I've been asking about the MA/Helional Base, and Ordered it and it came, and I said it was a liquid. Well, *IT* was a liquid, but it wasn't MA/Helional. It *IS*...
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    Re: Free Fragrance Composition Software

    Tried to add Ambrocenide: Got this error:

    See the end of this message for details on invoking
    just-in-time (JIT) debugging instead of this dialog box.


    ************** Exception Text...
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    Re: Free Fragrance Composition Software

    Thank you Wood and Tobacco, I never got involved with the Perfumer software from Thailand because it ran on 16 bit machines only.

    Will look it over...
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    Re: a good scale - 0.01 or 0.001g?

    I certainly can post a photo, but you look like you're not a full member quite yet, it says "guest". Are you fully signed in/up?
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    Re: Input on making a green floral scent?

    Lots to pick from:

    Hydroxycitronellal Dimethyl Acetal,
    Lillial
    Muguet Carbinol

    There's actually a long list, these are a few...

    PK
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    Re: Small note on natural perfumes

    Always difficult to not get muddy with a lot of naturals.
    Good Luck, and Good Works, you'll need it. :-)

    PK
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    Re: Identity help, Please...

    Yup, You're right there. This is a really good match...

    I have not seen the red leaves of new growth aspect.

    I called a local nursery, (I thought that by the name of the last nursery I...
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    Re: Input on making a green floral scent?

    A Better start. You will no doubt make additions from the list to increase their dosage.

    But will be better than your first formula...

    PK
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    Re: Dodgy 'tobacco absolute'?

    This is hillllarious:

    FLORAL ABSOLUTE OILS - A

    FLORAL ABSOLUTE OILS - A



    English Name
    Botanical Name
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    Re: Identity help, Please...

    Oh Yes, I see that similarity indeed!

    I've just passed it on. Although I did have trouble finding any pictures of more mature plants, similar in size to this tree. But certainly the flowers...
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    Re: Ozone, Earth and Petrichor Accords

    Try This:
    http://www.thegoodscentscompany.com/data/fr1103122.html

    can be bought here:
    http://www.thegoodscentscompany.com/pricoffr.html#plz100084

    Nice, and reasonably priced, with no hassles...
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    Re: Dodgy 'tobacco absolute'?

    GIGANTIC ALARM BELLS should be going off when you see the headline:

    100%Pure And Natural
    Essential Oil
    AT DISCOUNT PRICES


    And then see Jasmine "oil" at $130 per kilo.

    I wouldn't touch...
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    Re: Input on making a green floral scent?

    Agree with David, dilute the Violet Leaf down to 10% first, THEN add it in slowly.
    And that Cis-3-Hexenol will kill ya.

    I think you need some amyl salicylate or Isoamyl Salicylate too. and a...
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    Re: Sweet fruity top notes

    Nectaryl
    http://shop.perfumersapprentice.com/p-6181-nectaryl.aspx?keyword=nectaryl

    Apritone
    http://perfumersupplyhouse.com/product/apritone-bedoukian/
  91. Thread: Woody Top Notes

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    Re: Woody Top Notes

    Vertenex, Cedarwood EO (many types), Pinewood EO Robertet
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    Re: Small note on natural perfumes

    Keep your Cold Pressed Citrus oils for a year, and then toss them.

    Buy small qty's to use until you need a larger amount for production.

    PK
  93. Thread: DIY Question

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    Re: DIY Question

    Probably they have zero Natural Essential Oils in them. They are a blend of synthetics. "Perfume Oils" is a term for the concentrate. YOU want the highest quality, Xtreme version of these oils.
    ...
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    Re: Baking soda enfleurage

    Poropak Tubes:

    Poropak TubesPoropak is a polymer used for the collection of VOCs for later analysis using thermal desorption and GC analysis.

    One of these days I'll actually get to try out...
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    Re: Dried Human Saliva Scent

    So If you read the LinkedIn page for her, you saw WHERE she works, What the name of her company is, and WHO she works for and is funded by. A bit more digging gives you the suburb of Berlin where...
  96. Re: Benzoin question, fenugreek curiosity, and the wild wonderful world of ionones

    Nice find Pears!
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    Re: Dried Human Saliva Scent

    You need to befriend Tolaas before you can send her a message on LinkedIn, unless you are a paid subscriber to linkedin.

    I have also looked for paths to find and speak to people. Have you tried...
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    Re: Dried Human Saliva Scent

    https://www.linkedin.com/profile/view?id=10529913

    PK
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    Re: What make it sexy?

    Nice "Out of thin air" multiplication process...

    Wish I knew that trick... especially for a $7000 per kilo material.
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    Re: What make it sexy?

    So you got a couple of Kilograms of pure Amberketal crystals out of your sample?

    Is that what you meant?
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