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  1. Re: Question about making custom fragrances for companies/brands, not individuals

    Thank you, Chris. It's good to get your perspective on this too - charging for the concentrate seems like it combines the advantages of royalties (i.e., compensation proportional to production or...
  2. Re: Question about making custom fragrances for companies/brands, not individuals

    First off, thank you to Bill and Paul. I think these two replies complement each other and also both sum up the two minds I'm in about this question. On one hand, perfumery is a very rare skill - if...
  3. Question about making custom fragrances for companies/brands, not individuals

    So I've gotten a couple of inquiries from various brands/stores/designers that have come across fragrances I've made asking about whether I could spearhead their own custom fragrance for their store...
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    Re: Galaxolide: Toxic? Alternatives?

    I've now got some Auratouch on its way to me now! Looking very much forward to this.
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    Re: Galaxolide: Toxic? Alternatives?

    It is kind of a pain to try to appease (pander to?) people that seem to have ignorant fears - so many people ask me "are these perfumes all natural?" to which I answer that they are not, with a few...
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    Galaxolide: Toxic? Alternatives?

    As many perfumers and enthusiasts are very aware, there's a measurable consumer backlash happening against synthetics, and especially synthetic musks. Two musks that are cited in many studies as the...
  7. Re: The Search for Green Tea Givco! Humbly Needing Help

    Chris, Googl.plex, thank you for your helpful replies - I seriously appreciate the response! If there are a few more Basenoters that would be interested in having the Givaudan Green Tea on-hand I...
  8. The Search for Green Tea Givco! Humbly Needing Help

    Hi to everyone! I've come into a minor crisis that I guess is a teaching moment for me as a amateur perfumer. I've been working with a client to compose a perfume for their brand - it's been an...
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    Re: Onion and/or garlic

    I'm so happy that somebody started this thread - multiple times before I assumed that I must be demented when I think to myself "Onions, that could be so interesting in perfume". I'm wondering which...
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    Re: The smell of bread?

    What a thread! It's definitely not a simple question. Also there's also an aspect of the deliciousness of fresh bread that, for me, would be difficult to deliver in a pure smell--I feel the smell of...
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    The smell of bread?

    This is slightly weird, but you all consistently amaze me with your capabilities so here goes...

    The smell of fresh bread is said to be the most universally loved smell on the planet (vanilla is...
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    Re: Single Malt: Mixing, Not Drinking

    Otocione, could this process be used with vodkas? I live in a place in the U.S. where everclear and vodka are at proofs too low for use in perfumes (too much water). The price of perfumer's alcohol...
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    Re: Best Synthetic Musk

    Manuel, have you ever tried wearing the deer musk lure from adirondack and then been out in nature? I read that a man got attacked by a buck deer because he was wearing it on his body instead of...
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    Re: Infusing alcohol with...tea?

    These posts are making me want to try more tea types in tincture. I love tea (hate coffee) and there's a tea shop where I used to live that has, like johngreenink said, big apothecary jars of the...
  15. Re: Any fragrance materials you'd describe as "perfumes in themselves"?

    All of your replies make me want to go raw materials shopping...Perfumery is so addictive! I'm curious about kewra, what is it like? I've never even heard of it!
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    Re: Snowdrift Farms lousy service

    It's funny you post this thread now, I've been having problems too. I wonder what's going on over there. They sent me an order in August that was missing some oils I had ordered because they were...
  17. Any fragrance materials you'd describe as "perfumes in themselves"?

    I've been thinking about this a lot lately. I'm sort of obsessed with figuring out simple accords and minimal perfumes, and so I was thinking about single materials that have complex smells....
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    Re: Infusing alcohol with...tea?

    Thanks for your replies, sarıpatates and otocione. I guess if it were so easy to capture the smell of something by just dunking it in vodka there'd be less perfumers chasing holy grails. I looked...
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    Infusing alcohol with...tea?

    Hi everyone, I've lurked on basenotes for a while and I've also been dabbling in fragrance creation. Nice to meet you all.

    Today I was making myself a cup of plain old english breakfast tea, and...
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