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  1. Re: Making perfume basics. Fragrance alcohol and water. Any formula?

    Hmm...it works for me. Where are you located?
  2. Re: Ingredients... If money were no object

    If money is no object, then give me some of that money to buy some materials and I will get back to you with a review of what materials you should buy.
  3. Re: Making perfume basics. Fragrance alcohol and water. Any formula?

    go on...
  4. Re: Making perfume basics. Fragrance alcohol and water. Any formula?

    Yes. With some sort of color additive. http://www.fda.gov/ForIndustry/ColorAdditives/ColorAdditiveInventories/ucm115641.htm
  5. Re: Making perfume basics. Fragrance alcohol and water. Any formula?

    Well I don't know what kind of help you're looking for here...? We don't add water. So if we don't do it and, in fact, strongly discourage it, how do you suppose we could help you with your...
  6. Re: Please Help! I need ideas for a Tolu balsam woody, dry accord?

    I find that castoreum can add a much appreciated salty/brine note. Not exactly the answer you needed, but I though I'd chime in.


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  7. Re: Making perfume basics. Fragrance alcohol and water. Any formula?

    Well, to be fair, I don't think any of us are experts at making knock-off fragrances. :rolleyesold: You see, some of us who have answered are real perfumers who have actual experience creating...
  8. Re: Making perfume basics. Fragrance alcohol and water. Any formula?

    Now wait...when you say "perfume fragrance manufacturer," do you mean a fragrance oil manufacturer? It sounds to me like you bought a fragrance oil. It's important to know the difference between a...
  9. Re: Making perfume basics. Fragrance alcohol and water. Any formula?

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    Would it make more sense to replace the stickies with advertisements since no one looks at them anyways?
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    Re: Driftwood or Salty Accord

    Definitely try Aphermate. I have been using this a lot lately and love it! Other suggestions here are spot-on. Try some melonal and trace amounts of Cade or Castoreum for that salty impression. Also,...
  11. Re: Anyone know a source for Givaudan Chocovan?

    I've been meaning to ask you about this. How does one go about having an accord made? Is the Chocolate key accord of your own design?
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    Re: Formula manipulation

    I do everything by hand in a notebook so I have a good grasp on the math involved. Trust me when I tell you, even if you use a spreadsheet, its worth knowing how the numbers come together. My method...
  13. Re: How hard is it to get into fragrance creation?

    Buy small samples where you can! It's a great way to learn materials on the cheap. In fact, once diluted to 10% or so, some of the samples you can get will provide quite a lot of useable material for...
  14. Re: Livestream: Fragrance Industry Testifies at Capitol Hill - Set for March 18 at 11:00am EST

    Very interesting read.

    http://smallbusiness.house.gov/uploadedfiles/3-18-2015_reichard_testimony.pdf
  15. Re: How hard is it to get into fragrance creation?

    You will spend a lot of money, but in all honesty...It's so worth it.
  16. Re: Need help with the improving my perfume parameters.

    Have you tried sourcing your materials from somewhere else? I have personally never heard of Piping Rock so have never tried their stuff...I did look at their website and have a few questions for...
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    Re: Creating natural perfume oils

    Fables,

    I wish you the best of luck.

    These forums are an invaluable source of information to those just beginning (and beyond!). I think what has people worked up is that we have seen--on an...
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    Re: True Priority

    Chris, you definitely have. I was just trying to see what others are doing. My process is very similar to yours as it is.
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    Re: True Priority

    How are you folks going about filtering anyways?
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    Re: ThePerfumery.com

    All good?
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    ThePerfumery.com

    Does anyone here have any experience ordering from theperfumery.com? I am looking for more U.S. based suppliers to source small-ish quantities of naturals for a new project I am taking on...
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    Re: E.O. Distilling at Home

    Well I think I've pretty much sold myself on doing. After doing some research I think I will end up building one to my own specifications. However, the question still remains: What will I distill!?
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    E.O. Distilling at Home

    So with the sun peaking out today I am reminded of an idea I had last year: I am interested in buying a little distilling apparatus (something like this) to play with some things. But my question is...
  24. Re: Artist Seeks Fragrance Chemist ‘Nose’ to Help Recreate Greenhouse Aroma

    The fragrance chemist, whoever it shall be, would more than likely use aroma chemicals to accomplish this goal; so they wouldn't be creating an "essential oil." Not a big deal, but it is important to...
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    Re: Aldehydes and acetates

    Hardly any, I'm trained in History.
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    Re: Solvent for Scentenal in Water

    I can't help with the solvent, but I have a literal ocean accord constructed using cade and castoreum that add a really nice "saltiness".
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    Re: Aldehydes and acetates

    So I just got a Kindle and have been reading voraciously,...can anyone recommend a book available for kindle that might help me understand these basic chemistry concepts?
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    Re: Possible mixtures??

    Just make something. I hate to be blunt, but that is how you are going to learn. It's not tough love, that's just how this discipline is. Even I recommended a combination of materials, the ratios...
  29. Re: Of Plumbing, Perfume and Private Messages

    This is why I pretend not to know anything :wink:
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    Aroma of Coffee

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    Figured some folks on here might find this useful...The image is courtesy of Compound Interest's Facebook page (www.facebook.com/compoundchem).
  31. Re: brand new and would like help formulating

    Agreed! I have a number of materials that are diluted samples from Eden Botanicals. If, or when, I manage to use them up...then I know it might be time to order a larger quantity.
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    Re: Concentrate Preparation

    Lots of great tips here! I just can't believe I managed to get this far without having to do this...

    Perfuming is a truly humbling endeavor...
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    Re: Concentrate Preparation

    So then are you weighing the materials in a beaker/graduated cylinder and then transferring to a larger vessel (that will eventually hold the finished concentrate)?
  34. Re: brand new and would like help formulating

    Make it and see. Do you already have these materials? Do you have any Hedione or Iso E Super?
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    Concentrate Preparation

    Since up until now I have only made/sold bespoke one-off fragrances, I have not had the chance to figure this out yet: What is the best method for preparing a large quantity of concentrate? I have a...
  36. Re: Third formula in my life and compliments!

    Where did you find blackberry absolute?
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    Re: Glass Droppers

    Do you remember where you sourced your gear?
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    Re: Glass Droppers

    I may have to grab a few and test them out. It sounds like the right way to go, so long as there are no issues...
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    Glass Droppers

    I know this question has been asked before, but I wanted to get an up-to-date opinion on using the bulb polypropylene caps with straight glass pipette droppers? I just ordered 5,000 disposable...
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    Re: One Tip

    Having fun is the key here. It is such an exciting world with such endless possibilities. The thought of sitting in front of my desk and having the chance to formulate literally makes me giddy.
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    Re: Perfume Making Workshops

    Chris, not to side-track you or ask for proprietary information, but the materials you provide for the workshop...how do you choose them? Are they accords or single materials?
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    Re: One Tip

    Another tip that helped me tremendously: When drafting a formulation, do it in such a way that the numbers add up to 100 (or 1000). In this way you are able to gain a better understanding of...
  43. Re: How to use Civet, and not end up with an old lady scent?

    I'd be curious to know what your bias is...what's your real motivation for saying these odd and unjustifiable things?
  44. Re: How to use Civet, and not end up with an old lady scent?

    I'm going to chalk this up to a language barrier
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    One Tip

    There is a wealth of information on this site that can useful for beginners as well as a large amount of folks on here who are very accomplished and talented. I was thinking it would be a worthy...
  46. Re: How to use Civet, and not end up with an old lady scent?

    I personally like civet with something offering an amber-connotation...like Black Agar, Labdanum, Cashmeran, etc., to which I seem to always add a generous dose of Kephalis. I probably need to stop...
  47. Re: Overpowering materials that should be used in very small amounts

    Damascone Alpha, Damascone Beta, Ethyl Maltol, Ethyl Vanillin, Safraleine, Pyralone, Galbex 183, Cassis Base 345B to name a few...
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    Re: Disgusted by IFRA perfume regulations

    Love this guy
  49. Re: How much/what kinds of testing do you do before you consider it finished?

    I personally wear almost everything I make, even if it is just a draft. For me it's been helpful to see how things wear on the skin. Surprisingly (or unsurprisingly) I get the most compliments on...
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    Re: Centifolether

    It's been the same price for a while
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    Re: Centifolether

    I didn't think Centifolether was an expensive material. Though that is based on the prices from Vigon.
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    Apologies to DIY

    Hey guys and gals,

    It's been a while since I've been on here, but that's not why I want to apologize. I want to apologize to those of you who, like me, were involved in the Blind Sniff. Right...
  53. Re: Question: How to Evaluate Your Final Perfume and What to Do if Something Goes Wrong

    Well, I only make what I like. I make what I like to smell. No more, no less. I have, on occasion, designed bespoke fragrances for a few clients, but even then it was largely based on my own...
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    Re: Blind nose training: who wants to play? CLOSED

    Ok, boxes are being sent this afternoon.
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    Re: Blind nose training: who wants to play? CLOSED

    Hey guys! I am so sorry for the delay in getting back to you! I did resend my samples...I don't understand why they aren't getting there!? I send many packages per week and have never had this...
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    Re: Berryflor

    I've had the stuff for a while but finally used it last week in a composition. On its own, it is definitely underwhelming. In a blend you can certainly feel it.
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    Re: Blind nose training: who wants to play? CLOSED

    I have been out of town and will be home this afternoon. New samples will be sent to PK and newtothis. On a sidenote, PK, what are these "Panda" and "Rhinoceros" blends you speak of?
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    Re: Blind nose training: who wants to play? CLOSED

    Ok. If I can expedite my samples, do you mind waiting? I don't mind paying for it, this is going to be fun! I got yours and I picked some neat things and want you to have them...it's your call...
  59. Re: Question about suggesting notes with single materials

    I'm so into doing that!
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    Re: Blind nose training: who wants to play? CLOSED

    PK's is the one I am worried about, since, as far as distance is concerned, he is the closest one to me! If you either of you have not received them by the end of the day today please let me know and...
  61. Re: Question about suggesting notes with single materials

    It does appear that many formulations will use single AC's to give the impression of a larger concept. It reminds of a creative exercise I do from time-to-time: I randomly select fragrances that I...
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    Re: Blind nose training: who wants to play? CLOSED

    Hello all,

    Who at this point has NOT received my packages?
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    Re: Blind nose training: who wants to play? CLOSED

    Has anyone received my materials yet? I'm starting to get concerned...
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    Re: Blind nose training: who wants to play? CLOSED

    I have received all of my sniff samples! I can't wait to dive in,...it's killing me.
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    Re: Becoming A Supplier

    Thanks Bill! I hope you enjoy everything. I am currently building up my inventory; don't forget that pre-ordering is available!
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    Re: Blind nose training: who wants to play? CLOSED

    Oops, forgot to mention that I've sent all my materials.
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    Re: Centifolether

    Centifolether is one of my favorite materials as well. I have some available for sale, though not through my website yet. PM me if interested.
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    Re: Becoming A Supplier

    Thank you! I did make the site myself but it is powered by bigcommerce. I have some background in eCommerce so it was a breeze to set up.
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    Re: creatingperfume.com

    I too, have never had an issue with the few orders I placed with them.
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    Re: Becoming A Supplier

    Thank you all who have taken the survey! I have received some really wonderful results. The fact that some of the same materials keep popping is helpful. Some folks have responded with materials that...
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    Re: Blind nose training: who wants to play? CLOSED

    Update: None of my materials are diluted.
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    Re: Becoming A Supplier

    And I think I know which ones they were...lol
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    Re: Becoming A Supplier

    For those of you still interested, would you mind taking a short survey/questionnaire? It's short and to the point and would help me greatly!
    http://www.perfumersorgan.com/materials-questionnaire/
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    Re: Blind nose training: who wants to play? CLOSED

    Hey ya'll...I am still participating but have not been able to get this stuff in the post yet. My trip to New York has lasted longer than planned. I apologize. I should be arriving home this evening...
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    Re: Becoming A Supplier

    Thank you Chris! I think you outlined precisely the points I am making...there are materials that I would consider flankers, in the sense that they are not available by most suppliers and even if...
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    Re: Becoming A Supplier

    This is a feature I am already building into my site. It is actually already there and the site is only about 1.5 weeks away from launching. It will allow users to pick a material and place a...
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    Re: Snow Notes

    I second Methyl Salicylate, but you might also try a trace of Methyl Benzoate. And I don't know why, but Armoise e.o. comes to mind when I think of what you are describing. Maybe combine the Armoise...
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    Re: Becoming A Supplier

    Adam, you are right. However, you are not exactly my target demographic considering you yourself are a supplier. When you are able to carry the thousands of materials in existence then I would agree...
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    Re: Becoming A Supplier

    Hello Christine! Thank you for your encouragement. I appreciate what you do and have no intentions of intruding into your space. Also, I think I need to affirm that I am NOT looking to do this out of...
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    Re: Becoming A Supplier

    Well Ebanol was not the greatest example, but in a way, it proves my point. £30 is around $50 USD (I believe) and that price is only available at certain quantities. That's the problem, I have the...
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    Re: Becoming A Supplier

    I love the advice that everyone has put forth here...it's invigorating! Adam, I really appreciate your perspective on everything. What I plan on doing is not-unlike what other providers are already...
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    Re: Becoming A Supplier

    Well a good amount of the materials are synths and bases. The idea here is that these materials are not readily available in quantities less than a kilo. They aren't rare, they aren't exclusive, they...
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    Re: Becoming A Supplier

    I'm not trying to reinvent the wheel here...just make certain materials (aroma chemicals, bases, naturals, etc.) available to folks in practical and affordable quantities. Nothing exclusive, just a...
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    Re: Becoming A Supplier

    I have an initial list of about 35. There's no possible way any supplier could provide every useful material in small quantities. There's just so many, is that fact hard to believe?
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    Re: Becoming A Supplier

    Thank you for your insight. The model, as it is on paper, would be to supply those hard to find materials and if a new supplier takes it up as well we sell what we have and replace it with something...
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    Becoming A Supplier

    Lately I have been tossing around the idea of becoming a perfumery materials retailer/supplier. I know there are plenty of options available to us right now, and the growing selection of materials is...
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    Re: Realistic Pear aroma?

    Bill, thank you for sharing your thought on this practice. It drives me wild that some folks are essentially creating an inventory with samples. As someone who does buy kilos and relies on samples, I...
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    Re: Blind nose training: who wants to play? closes Sept 22nd

    I have more than enough materials/solvents and can definitely handle the shipping. I also have some materials that are less common and it might be fun for someone else to sniff...
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    Re: Blind nose training: who wants to play? closes Sept 22nd

    Pennsylvania, USA
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    Re: Blind nose training: who wants to play? closes Sept 22nd

    I'm in...
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    Nougat Accord

    My fiancée wears Bvlgari Mon Jasmin Noir and there is something about the drydown/base note accord that is really striking to me. I have been toying the notion of a nougat accord, which this...
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    Re: Labeling Against IFRA

    So in essence, they've "got us by the short-hairs."
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    Re: Newbie + Chypre = Adventure

    Where is the Appell formula?
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    Re: Patchouli Soliflore

    I second this! Frankincense (Somalia) pairs very well with Patchouli and Habanolide.
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    Re: Order with Piping Rock - BEWARE

    I have never heard of Piping Rock...but it looks like they also sell vitamins. Not that this matters, but I generally prefer to order my materials from places that specialize in what I am buying.
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    Re: Funnel Recommendations

    http://www.amazon.com/s?ie=UTF8&page=1&rh=i%3Aaps%2Ck%3Aglass%20funnels
  97. Re: Fahrenheit formula and Paradisone availability?

    I have some Mayol. PM me if you want to try it out.
  98. Re: New England Fragrance Artisan Salon?

    I'm in PA, and I am definitely interested! Your timing is impeccable! I was just researching this exact thing last night...
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    Re: Hexyl Cinnamaldehyde

    I have a sample coming from another supplier...will report back!
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    Re: Hexyl Cinnamaldehyde

    Thanks, I feel like I've been missing out on this! I certainly won't buy another thing from them again.
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