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    Re: Overwhelmed with my new oils

    I am wondering how much a good scale will cost as I am looking online and have seen pharmacy scales for over 1,000 dollars. I will keep on looking lol. When measuring what kind of container is best...
  2. Re: Labdanum , Cistus ....are they the same???

    I just recently purchased the clear labdanum from Eden botanicals. I believe it is an absolute. It is somewhat of a sticky clear brownish substance with a sweet, resinous, balsamic scent. They also...
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    Re: Overwhelmed with my new oils

    Than you Mumsy. I am going to check into all my options. I want to get scome of the fractionated coconut oil anyway to see how the oils work with that too. I cannot wait till I can get some florals...
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    Re: Overwhelmed with my new oils

    That is a lot of thorough information on scales. I think this will come in very handy. I wouldn't have known to take any of these things into consideration. Thanks again Chris!
  5. Re: Are there any good books that discuss which oils go together well?

    Thank you to the both of you. I am sure I will find both resources very helpful.
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    Re: A post and a few questions

    Thank you so much for the extra info on the sandalwood accord and what I might try instead. I still eventually want to get some real sandalwood too. But I want to see what I like the best. I think I...
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    Re: A post and a few questions

    duplicate.
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    Re: Overwhelmed with my new oils

    Yes, it is like a greasy paste from what I can tell. I haven't even got all my supplies yet. It is going to take a little while. I could definitely use a scal then too. I am planning on ordering the...
  9. Are there any good books that discuss which oils go together well?

    I guess I am wondering if there is anything out there like that, or is it just all done by process of experimentation.
    I am hoping there are some books and that I can use my nose as well lol.
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    Re: A post and a few questions

    Thanks you so much Chris for your help.
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    Re: Overwhelmed with my new oils

    Thank you SculptureofSoul. It is Haitian Vetiver. I am going to definitely have to follow your advice because they are too strong as is. I am hoping I will grow to love them diluted as with many...
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    Re: Overwhelmed with my new oils

    I have never been to the ocean or smelled casaurina trees. Sounds very nice :) Yes i will definitely have to evaluate them at a dlluted rate. I might enjoy them then. Peace
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    Re: Overwhelmed with my new oils

    Hi Atriel. Thank you for the suggestion for the coffee beans, and that will be easy to get :) Hubby sees more potential for the vetiver but I think his nose is keener. It will be better once I am...
  14. Re: An enfleurage question about lilac flowers

    This is so cool Mumsy that you are journaling this experiment here. I will definitely be following this thread.
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    Overwhelmed with my new oils

    Yes, I am thankful that I have a bunch of new oils. However, I still need pipettes and smelling strips, carrier, and bottles. I of course could only smell them straight from the bottles or waft them...
  16. Thread: Amyris

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    Amyris

    It has a weakly sweet smell and a moderately strange smokey quality to it. To me this oil is like a cross between the guaiacwood and vetiver. It is not as harsh as guaiacwood and might be easier to...
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    Guaiacwood

    It was described to me over the phone as having a slightly sweet minty smell. However, this essential oil is very powerfully sweet, smokey, and greasy smelling. It is reminiscent of vinegar and bacon...
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    Re: St George’s Day Fragrance

    What about a metallic accord reminiscent of swords. Also, you could consider Roman Chamomile and perhaps some oils or scents considered to be for anointing for his time?
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    Re: A post and a few questions

    The synthetic sandalwood is the key accord from PA. Thanks for the tips and info on the IPM too. I spent my day calling around about funnels and filters and ended up confused. I am not sure what kind...
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    A post and a few questions

    So far I have received one small batch of essential oils which includes clear labdanum absolute and cardamom co2. I received a nice number of bases/blends from PA as well. My last shipment of oils is...
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    Re: HUBBY needs a fume

    Thank you so much everyone for your help. Hubby decided to go with Terre D'hermes so far. It will probably be awhile before he tries another one of the other scents. He happily wears his fragrance...
  22. Re: Looking for a reasonably priced, long lasting aquatic scent that is not too sweet

    Thanks so much everyone for the replies. I would have responded sooner but there has been a lot of crazy stuff going on. I would definitely lik to try some of these out and will have to make a list....
  23. Looking for a reasonably priced, long lasting aquatic scent that is not too sweet

    Yep that about covers it. I would really like an aquatic perfume to wear that is long lasting and has some sillage. I am in the mood for fresh blue aquatic scents and I believe you guys will be able...
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    Re: HUBBY needs a fume

    Thank you again. I am already checking these things out. Hopefully we will be able to find a place to at least test some of them or find samples.
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    Re: HUBBY needs a fume

    Wow you guys are quick. Thank you. I will be making a list :)
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    HUBBY needs a fume

    My husband doesn't go out much because he works evenings. But he does go to college and once in awhile we like to get out of the house lol. However, he would like a nice cologne with decent lasting...
  27. Re: The list of oils I want to get and concoct something with

    Even though I am by no means ready to learn about all of the chemicals, I thought using the blends and bases might really help, especially since I will never ever be able to afford oud. I really want...
  28. Re: The list of oils I want to get and concoct something with

    Thank you Chris! It is good to know that my list is halfway decent. I will have to look around for
    the green mandarin. I appreciate the advice. I am really hoping to get some sandalwood for sure...
  29. Thread: Cassia

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    Re: Cassia

    All I can say is the cassia I received is very strong and hot. It filled the whole apartment as soon as I opened the bottle and burned the skin a bit from the residue on the cap. Holy cinnamon!
  30. Re: The list of oils I want to get and concoct something with

    Trufflehunter, thank you for the response. I am not sure what other oils I will be wanting. There are some florals I really want but can't afford lol. I am not even sure how many of the above ones I...
  31. The list of oils I want to get and concoct something with

    Ok. Here is the list of oils I would like to get so far if we can manage it.
    Bergamot
    Copaiba and Gurjan Balsam
    Cypress
    Atlas Cedarwood
    Labdanum
    Vetiver
    Lavender
    Amyris
    Sandalwood...
  32. Re: Cannot remember the name of the company that sells a set of samples in a gift box for about $20

    HI everyone. Thank you so much for your quick responses. Now I will have more perfume sites to look at. The box did come from Ineke 30 Roses. I hope you are doing well. I have missed it here. I hope...
  33. Cannot remember the name of the company that sells a set of samples in a gift box for about $20

    When I was on here awhile back I rememeber a company that sold a variety of their scents that you could order in an elongated gift box. I know one of them was Sonoma Scents Studio, but I thought...
  34. Re: Is there good website that shows the safe percentages of essential oils I can use

    Thank you again BurgundyMarsh. Have an awesome week
  35. Re: Is there good website that shows the safe percentages of essential oils I can use

    I think the idea for a reference book is a great idea. I am feeling a little frustrated after going to the Ifra site. I wonder what the soapers use for guidelines. All the oils are for sale on the...
  36. Re: Cassia essential oil in natural perfumery

    Thank you Chris. I looked at the Ifra and could not find the cassia essential oil listed. I made a new thread. I appreciate your input. You seem very knowledgeable. Honestly eventually I would like...
  37. Is there good website that shows the safe percentages of essential oils I can use

    I looked at the Ifra website. I am not sure if we have to follow the guidelines here in the US and I am not sure how you go about figuring out the percentage of the oil you can use in a product. Is...
  38. Cassia essential oil in natural perfumery

    I am just curious. I have found conflicting information. Is cassia essential oil used in natural perfumery? Is it safe to use on the skin once it is diluted. Thank you
  39. Re: Info on being a beginning natural perfumer

    Thank you so much for the reply Chris. I have been looking around and realize this is going to be one big adventure. Eventually down the line I think I will want to try some aromachemicals too. Maybe...
  40. Info on being a beginning natural perfumer

    I have done some searching and was wondering if any of the books you can buy that are natural perfumery courses are worth it. I was also wondering if there was a comprehensive list somewhere for what...
  41. Is it legal to sell homemade perfumes in the US and how do you go about doing so

    I know people sell their perfumes somehow, but was wondering if they were doing it under the radar. Has anyone found out this type of info?
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    Re: Girly perfume evening - any nice ideas?

    Sounds like you had an awesome time,and it was an awesome idea too. Maybe, someday I can have a party like this too lol. I just don't know if my friends would get into it. My hubby would!
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    Re: Britney Spears - Curious Heart

    The bottle is so cute!
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    Re: Lilac Scents

    I have only tried Highland Lilac so far. I love it. My husband loves it and so does my mom. It smells just like real lilacs. I also want After my Own Heart by Ineke, but that will be down the road.
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    Re: Missed Milestone

    Congratulations Jamie! May you keep posting and writing for all to see. Peace and blessings.
  46. Re: Help, How do you edit for longevity for fragrance on reviews or wardrobe?

    Thank you CanwllCorfe. I was just not getting it in the middle of the night but after I tried it again this afternoon, I got it to work. YAY! Thanks again.
  47. Re: Help, How do you edit for longevity for fragrance on reviews or wardrobe?

    Thank you for trying to help me. But, I am still not able to do anything with the stars underneath the longevity option. I was only able to give a general overall rating. I am not sure what I am...
  48. Re: Help, How do you edit for longevity for fragrance on reviews or wardrobe?

    I was just wondering about that too the other day but was afraid to ask lol.
  49. Help, How do you edit for longevity for fragrance on reviews or wardrobe?

    It only is letting me give a general star rating. But I cannot find where to give the longevity rating at.
    Maybe I am just missing something here.
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    Re: Now Foods Essential Oils - Any thoughts?

    I have had some experience with the Lavender oil from Now because my mom always kept it in the house. It is the only reference for Lavender that I had and I really liked it and so did she. She would...
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    Re: My collection so far...Portrait of a Lady

    Yep, she has very good taste. I wonder if they ever made carnival glasss perfume bottles?
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    Re: My collection so far...Portrait of a Lady

    Beautiful and awesome running collection Kumquat! I have never seen so many pretty glass bottles in my life. I used to collect antiques when I was younger. These are just stunning. OH and the...
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    Re: Going out to buy first perfume

    There are many knowledgeable people here for sure so someone will definitely be able to steer you in the right direction. Welcome to basenotes!
  54. Re: What do you like to wear when you are feeling down?

    I am feeling a little better today and this thread has provided for a much entertaining read for me. And to each and every one of you May you have a happy day as often as possible. I love Basenotes!
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    Re: Chrism Oil

    Thank you Riannon and Gido for the articles and the help. Very interesting reading and in depth info. Doc Elly that would be a great idea, but it is my understanding that the Catholic church keeps...
  56. Re: What do you like to wear when you are feeling down?

    So many interesting answers and it just goes to show how diverse we all are even when we are feeling down. Today, I have spent more time reading basenotes than ever and I find it very interesting and...
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    Re: Chrism Oil

    Thank you advocate! I wonder what kind of balsam is used since there are more than one kind I think.
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    Chrism Oil

    What first got me started on scents was an obsession with the beautiful smell of Chrism oil that was used on my nephew years back at his baptism. It was the most beautiful smellling thing I have ever...
  59. Re: Detroit = fragrance free in the workplace

    I don't live far from Detroit and I think this is just ridiculous. I could understand if someone is overdoing it, but to completely want to ban all scented products is insane. I have asthma and...
  60. Re: africaimports.com

    I was just looking at this site and they have a knockoff for Clinique Simply which I used to love and it has been discontinued. I wonder if this scent would be any good.
  61. Re: What do you like to wear when you are feeling down?

    Thank you for the well wishes and sharing all your thoughts. When I get a chance to start making a perfume collection I think for a comforting scent I might gravitate towards something either...
  62. What do you like to wear when you are feeling down?

    I am having a rough week. But I am interested in finding out what you guys like to wear when you have the blues. What are your comfort scents? What scents are uplifting to you?
    Peace
  63. Re: Any Beautiful Smells in Nature, that have yet to been fully utilized in Perfume

    I used to grow nasturtiums as a teen and would eat them out of the garden. I agree that would make a cool scent in perfumery.
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    Re: Are there any real carnation perfumes?

    Wow! Never expected to get this much help and so many responses :). I told my friend today that I was still researching carnation perfumes for her.
    I also suggested we go to a nursery to see what...
  65. Thread: Ebay woe!

    by Starsoflight
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    Re: Ebay woe!

    I am sorry this perfume got away. from you. But I am sure in time you will find something you really want again, and perhaps that is part of the fun of getting into bidding on ebay. I have never bid...
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    Re: Accidently make "Peach Scent"

    The smell of peaches is lovely. Best wishes with your blending.
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    Re: Buying unopened, boxed vintage perfume

    I can offer no experiences but I sure hope that you end up winning your bid for the vintage perfume. I can tell you really want this one badly and hope it is perfect :) Wish you well.
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    Re: Inexpensive feminine fragrance

    I really appreciate how kind everyone is and all the input I have gotten here. I cannot thank you guys enough.
    I have been researching perfumes and will have to wait before I can order anything but...
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    Re: Are there any real carnation perfumes?

    Watch me end up eventually with some of these carnation perfumes lol!
    Thank you galamb-borong
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    Re: Are there any real carnation perfumes?

    Hey I could go to a nursery and get some real fresh ones. That is a good idea. I wonder if my friend really realizes what real fresh, non-florist carnations smell like? You should definitely go get...
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    Re: Are there any real carnation perfumes?

    Thank you everyone for all your suggestions. There are more carnation perfumes then than I could possibly have thought of. The only other thing is if my friend would actually like them or not. It is...
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    Are there any real carnation perfumes?

    Are there any soliflore perfumes that solely are reminiscent of actual carnations? My friend loves carnations and I was just wondering. Thank you.
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    Re: Lurking and Learning

    Hi and welcome. Sounds like you have learned an awful lot here. It will be good to keep all this mind. Thank you for sharing.
  74. Re: Where/how to try niche and less popular fragrances?

    Hi. I am pretty new to fragrance also. Upon my research here and the suggestion of others two places to try for samples and decants (smaller orders of niche, or whatever fragrances would be:
    ...
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    Re: Inexpensive feminine fragrance

    ;)Oh thank you so much everyone for all your help. You guys are so nice here. I have much to choose from now reading through all the posts. It may take awhile but I think once I am able to start...
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    Re: Inexpensive feminine fragrance

    Thank you so much everyone again for your help. I think getting samples might be a good place to start and thanks for the suggestion. I don't know if there is a saks anywhere near us. I will have to...
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    Re: Inexpensive feminine fragrance

    I like baby soft which I know is inexpensive. For scents I have a lily of the vally oil from Whole foods by Kuumba made which I like. But also I would eventually like to try some more eastern scents...
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    Re: Inexpensive feminine fragrance

    Thank you Baycat and 30Roses for your help. I love lilacs and florals. Actually I love a lot of different types of scents so that is why it is so hard for me to choose and there aren't any really...
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    Inexpensive feminine fragrance

    Can anyone suggest some inexpensive but nice feminine perfumes?
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    Re: Sorrowful emotion ... with Fragrance

    That sounds beautiful.
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    Re: Trouble with perfume alcohol

    Does the alcohol smell grapey before you use it? I don't know exactly the kind of differing alcohols they make, but you could always call the company and ask.
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    Re: Trouble with perfume alcohol

    Is it possible that instead of perfumer's alcohol that they sent you another kind of alcohol by mistake? Or do they only make perfumer's alcohol at remet?
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    Re: Perfumer's Alcohol

    Yeah, I know. Seems unfair and pretty impractical to me. That is why I decided if I ever were to make perfume I probably would just make perfume oils. I might make some personal perfume with...
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    Awesome read! It was very informative and...

    Awesome read! It was very informative and comprehensible to someone new to learning about the different aspects of perfume and the perfume industry. Very well written.
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    Re: Perfumer's Alcohol

    Hi Patti,
    When I called the Michigan Liquor Control board about using perfumer's alcohol and if I were hypothetically going to start a business they told me I would have to get a special industrial...
  86. Re: How do people successfully dissolve essential oils in carrier oils to make perfume?

    Actiasluna, that is strange that it took so long for the Lavender EO to dissolve. I still am just learning and reading about making perfume so it will be awhile before I get a chance to experiment...
  87. Re: Newbie wondering what perfumes contain real oud etc.

    Thank you for replying. Yes I have much to learn on here and there is plenty of learning to do. Thank you for the info as I am not familiar really yet with the whole concept of oud use in perfume. I...
  88. Re: How do people successfully dissolve essential oils in carrier oils to make perfume?

    Thank you ECaruthers and Artemisia with all the additional info. It will be awhile before I can get anything to experiment with cost wise, so I am trying to educate myself prior even though the best...
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    Re: Adding Oud to existing frags ?

    If you do a search on google for perfumer's apprentice you can find a synthetic oud base or synthetic agarwood base. Is that what you are looking for? I see you live in Australia. I am not sure if...
  90. Newbie wondering what perfumes contain real oud etc.

    HI, First off I guess I will introduce myself. I have little to no perfume experience really at all. I am reading and learning as I go. But I am fixated and very interested in learning more about...
  91. Thank you Actiusluna

    I appreciate your help. Let me know how it turns out...if you have time.
  92. How do people successfully dissolve essential oils in carrier oils to make perfume?

    I have been searching and reading threads all day so please bear with me. If you could lead me to any threads for help on this subject that would be greatly appreciated. Eventually, I would like to...
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