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    Re: Brand New Smelly Game

    Unfortunately, family life and work has been too busy for me to spend the time I wanted at the perfume table. I will continue to work on these concepts... but have nothing to share at this point....
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    Re: Brand New Smelly Game

    Have you tried here?
    http://www.newdirectionsaromatics.com/opoponax-essential-oil-p-313.html
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    Re: E.O. Distilling at Home

    I would like to try it. seems like a very smart idea!
    Although it does mention that "you can now make your own oils as simply as making popcorn", I often manage to burn my microwave popcorn.... Lol
  4. Re: Geosmin can be detected in 0.1 parts per billion!

    But perhaps a wonderful start to Jitterbug Perfume K23..... :lolk:
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    Re: E.O. Distilling at Home

    Absolutely agree, it is a lot of work for little return.... but I really enjoy the process. I love the alchemy. If I really wanted to produce quantities, I would most likely buy a large unit from...
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    Re: E.O. Distilling at Home

    Bullonaio; The design of that is quite beautiful, thanks for sharing that link. One of the reasons I went with the two stage design, (water in one container and biomass in the other) was to keep the...
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    Re: E.O. Distilling at Home

    I purchased back in 2010 a very similar glass distiller from heart magic http://www.heartmagic.com/EssentialDistiller.html I believe it was around $400
    It is great for smaller amounts of biomass...
  8. Re: Need help with the improving my perfume parameters.

    I cannot understand why you would not be smelling Vanilla, Cinnamon for hours at your 20-30% dilution.
    A couple of thoughts. Are you trying it only on your skin? Do you also have the same...
  9. Re: Need help with the improving my perfume parameters.

    Can you give an idea of which essential oils you are using in your formulations? Top, Middle, Bottom?
  10. Re: Your Exaltolide may not be Exaltolide... really.

    Thank you again Bill for digging on this. My order from Susan is on the way, I look forward to comparing with my previous purchase from elsewhere.
  11. Re: Geosmin - Looking for Guidance About How to Sell It

    I received my order the other day Christine. Thank you for supplying it.
    I must say that I was expecting something much more potent. On the advice of DIY bassnotes, I diluted it further to 0.1%. I...
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    Replacing Scent memory

    http://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-31909935

    I assume this also applies to scent memory. I think this is exactly the process that a perfumer engages in; retraining the brain to remember...
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    Re: Glass Droppers

    Boris demonstrates how to use pipettes
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    Re: Aging and refrigeration

    Alec Lawless, (who very sadly past away a couple of years ago)
    did a very fun group of videos. If you haven't seen it here he is as Boris on filtering and fining.

    (I would also highly recommend...
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    Re: List of 100 Natural Aroma Materials

    As an aside to the posted topic.....
    I have purchased Hyraceum from African Aromatics http://africanaromatics.com/shop/aromatics/hyraceum/
    I made my own tincture - 50grams for $25.77USD
    Good...
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    Re: Brand New Smelly Game

    I started the process by putting a search into good scents for each of the identified notes, to see what the material possibilities are. (I still cannot believe that we have that resource available...
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    Re: List of 100 Natural Aroma Materials

    Agreed David, if we can get the format correct on the naturals, I think a synthetic wheel would be a great addition.
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    Re: List of 100 Natural Aroma Materials

    Great idea... let's see how we progress with all the naturals.
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    Re: List of 100 Natural Aroma Materials

    That would be brilliant Mumsy. Let me create something and I will send it over to you. I enjoy data and I really enjoy a puzzle. Once we have created something, then it could be posted so everyone...
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    Re: List of 100 Natural Aroma Materials

    The Aftel wheel shows 114 materials broken down into 14 "families"


    AGRESTIC
    HEAVY
    BLOND TOBACCO


    AGRESTIC
    HEAVY
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    Re: List of 100 Natural Aroma Materials

    Agreed, I was imagining we would do the same thing that was done with the synthetic material; break the list down into perhaps 4 levels. That certainly seemed to solve that issue. However, I think...
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    Re: List of 100 Natural Aroma Materials

    I think you have landed onto something here Mumsy and I.D.Adam. A choice wheel, I love it!
    It is a great way of creating a comprehensive, easy to understand list. I have always liked the Aftelier...
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    Re: List of 100 Natural Aroma Materials

    Thanks Bill, my intent, as in the synthetic molecule sticky, was to create a list intended as a starting point for aspiring DIY-perfumers. Assuming the DIY perfumer is using the full perfumer's...
  24. Re: Your Exaltolide may not be Exaltolide... really.

    Bill, I really appreciate your sleuthing of this elusive item. Thank you.
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    Re: List of 100 Natural Aroma Materials

    I have made the changes requested so far. I.D. Adam, perhaps the list should be shorter, but let's see where it gets to after everyone's input. I have revised it into three columns, 30 items each....
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    List of 100 Natural Aroma Materials

    I found the list of 100 synthetic materials extremely useful.
    I am wondering if there is any appetite on the forum to construct a similar one for natural materials. I looked elsewhere but couldn't...
  27. Thread: Odou Magazine

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    Odou Magazine

    I just received all three initial issues of Odou Magazine. They really have some lovely articles, perfume related photos, poems, thoughts. Really a lovely read, and quite inspirational. Jasmine...
  28. Thread: The diy lab

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    Re: The diy lab

    Bottles and glass are a great attraction in this vocation, and that must have been quite a find. For some of us, those early "chemistry sets" still hold a fascination and a magic for the inner child....
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    Re: Brand New Smelly Game

    Thanks David. I am in. A fun exercise.
  30. Thread: The diy lab

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    Re: The diy lab

    Thank you Bill and Mumsy... a lot of thought went into this...
    and it helps to have a table saw in the workshop. :lolk:
    I really struggled with many bottle types over the years, but I am settled...
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    Re: Of Plumbing, Perfume and Private Messages

    Chris, you have opened a door to a subject that I was going to ask about. ...Plumbing.

    As you say "I’m very happy to help but it isn’t free and my rates are clearly set out in the sidebar of my...
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    Re: setting up a workspace: odor "prevention"

    Ok, I think I found the correct "place" for my post. I reposted in DIY LAB.
  33. Thread: The diy lab

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    Re: The diy lab

    I thought I would share a couple of pictures of my workspace. (I think I finally found the right place to "stick" this post)
    I recently made a conversion to a computer desk I already owned in order...
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    Re: setting up a workspace: odor "prevention"

    I have removed my previous posting of my workspace and bottles I used. I had interpreted the conversation as general workspace setup. I will post again, if anyone is interested, if you can direct me...
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    Re: setting up a workspace: odor "prevention"

    Posting removed.
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    Re: Heliotrope / Heliotropin

    I like what you have shared here Mumsy. In my opinion, there is deep "magic", that resists measurement by science, and cannot be denied. I continue to "battle" with this natural vs. synthetic...
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    Re: Glass Droppers

    I keep all large quantities of material (either neat or diluted) in sealed Boston amber bottles, with a flexible cone topper.
    For the perfume organ itself, in 98% of the cases, I dilute to 10% and...
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    Re: Glass Droppers

    When first starting out I thought I would put all my dilutions into glass bottles with individual droppers. Why waste all those pipettes right? I ordered the standard top with rubber bulb and glass...
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    Re: Givaudan Question

    in the "Spicy Love" formulas it refers to "CINNAMON LEAF OIL WASHED".
    What does "washed" refer to?
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    Re: Self-proclaimed perfumers

    Irina, I enjoy your posts immensely. You are knowledgable, passionate, and don't pull punches. I felt a real kinship when I read your thoughts on Knowledge. I too believe that education is the key to...
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    Re: Self-proclaimed perfumers

    David, I really appreciate your response and everyone else's insight into this article. Thanks for letting me see this from a different angle.
    How does this "theft" actually happen? If the perfumer...
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    Self-proclaimed perfumers

    In the September 2014 Perfumer & Flavorist magazine there is an article that caught my eye about the first meeting of the international societies of perfumers, held at the recent 2014 WorldPerfumery...
  43. Re: Happy note (super customer service) re Eden Botanicals

    I second that recommendation. Great shipping and great products.
    I have always had excellent service from Eden Botanicals.
    as an aside..they have a wonderful White Rose Otto.
  44. White noise for your nose cancels pungent aromas

    Interesting idea that there are equal opposite aromas that can cancel each other. I have not read or heard about this concept before(along with about a billion other things LOL).
    Does anyone have...
  45. Re: iTunesU Interview with Jean Claude Ellena

    secondfloor I am interested in knowing about your experience if you are willing to share. I am assuming you are looking at headspace information from roses and finding that replicating them does not...
  46. iTunesU Interview with Jean Claude Ellena

    I came across this 2009 Research Report from Institut Francais de la Mode on iTunesU and thought it might be of interest to others on the forum. I always find Jean Claude Ellena's perspective...
  47. Re: Good top notes for a coconut based fragrance blend?

    How about nonyl acetate?

    Here is a Coconut Base 1 Fragrance Demo Formula from Good Scents.


    Generic


    For Fragrance Use
  48. Re: Good top notes for a coconut based fragrance blend?

    Obvious, but would Gamma Octalactone be useful to you? Most likely already using it, and perhaps not top enough? Perhaps amyl Cyclopentanone?
  49. Re: Tincturing strength questions. Enlightenment needed please.

    Thank you so much gentlemen for your great responses. I had a hunch the percentage calculation was an inexact science if the material does not completely dissolve into solution. I suppose one could...
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    Re: Developing a formula - any help appreciated

    I find that Norlimbanol is quite dominating, and that, in combination with the significant Ambroxan, would make me think there is not a lot of gentleness.
  51. Re: Tincturing strength questions. Enlightenment needed please.

    Mumsy, did you get an answer to your question? This was back in 2011, so perhaps it was answered elsewhere in the forum.
    I cannot get my head around this tincturing thing and the dilution%.
    3%...
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    Re: A little game.... ?

    I think you need Frankincense in there
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    Re: Making ambergris tincture

    Chris, when one makes a 3% tincture, does that indicate that there is 3%(by weight) of ambergris in 97% of alcohol? Since tinctures are often made of things that don't dissolve and are removed at the...
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    Fragrance oils

    What is the common element of all "fragrance oils". Are there one or two elements that allow them to be classified as a Frangrance Oil?
    I would assume that all are in some sort of oil base. Also...
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    Re: Benzyl Salicylate question

    A fascinating materiel to be sure.
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    Re: Benzyl Salicylate question

    A question about Benzyl Salicylate;
    Most list this material as a significant base note. (Good Scents, Perfumer Apprentice, etc.)
    However Poucher's evaporation durations list in the 8 category, as...
  57. Re: Two new summer fresh perfume formulations

    Thank you for offering your formulas and sharing your work. :smiley:
    As an aside Jeroen, I recently tried your Creed Accord, and really liked the results. Here is the link to my formula worksheet
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    Re: Schiff's bases

    Paul, absolutely brilliant Schiff's Base Compendium. Thank you for putting such a great document together and for making it available. I am enjoying working through the different combinations and...
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    Re: Protecting Aldehydes

    Thank you Paul for your response. I must apologies for starting this thread without previously doing a search. I see there is an extensive conversation here: ...
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    Protecting Aldehydes

    It is my understanding that Aldehydes will deteriorate. I assume this is due to oxidation. I have read that methods exist that will remove the air (oxygen) trapped above the Aldehyde by replacement...
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    Re: Percentage for Making fragrance

    I am afraid it is not a simple as that. What are you trying to achieve? What are you attempting to do?
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    Re: Mignonette (Reseda odorata) Reseda absolute

    Ok thank you Mark. Much appreciated.

    Julian
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    Re: Mignonette (Reseda odorata) Reseda absolute

    Ok, thanks for your thoughts on this item. I ran it thorough all the search engines I could muster, and came up with similar results. Good Scents does list it, but little else information. I will...
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    Mignonette (Reseda odorata) Reseda absolute

    Hello,
    I am searching for the absolute of this flower.
    CAS Number :91721-98-1
    Does anyone have it or sell it? I have not seen reference to it in many places, and nothing I see for purchase....
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    Re: Need SCALE recommendation

    I use the Intell-Lab Toploading Balance. Fantastic Scale
    http://www.intelligentwt.com/Intell-Lab-PM-N-Toploading-Balances-p/pm-n.htm
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    Re: Buying and Selling Ambergris

    I have purchased from both Douglas at http://www.scentsualantiquities.com/ (3%) and Linda at Perfumer's Apprentice (1% and 3%). Both products were excellent. Douglas also sells an Ambergris Absolute...
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    Re: methyl ionones

    Alysoun,
    A while ago I ordered the Raldeine A from Perfumer's Apprentice.
    I understand it to be Methyl Ionone Alpha Extra CAS# 7779-30-8. Also called "Raldeine A GV", but I do not see it in their...
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    Re: Heliotrope / Heliotropin

    Interesting article and picture on Heliotropin, and also reference to it "becoming increasingly regulated due to its potential use in the illegal production of ecstasy and other designer drugs".
    ...
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    Re: Reed diffuser carrier

    An interesting development:

    Aiming to solve some of the problems people experience when using reed diffusers, Alpha Aromatics introduced its new Flow Science reed diffuser rods and diffuser oils....
  70. Re: Can anyone suggest good book(s) for absolute beginner using jojoba oil and essential oils?

    Chris is quite accurate about the fractionated coconut oil. Amazing oil and absolutely perfect for thinning essential oils. If you are using absolutes it is wonderful for reducing them to be used in...
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