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  1. Thread: Salty scent?

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    Re: Salty scent?

    Bringing up an old topic.

    Would "salt" fall into the range of head or the base notes?
  2. Thread: Humus ether.

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    Re: Humus ether.

    coming back to this thread.

    PK.

    Have you moved forward from a sample to purchasing a supply of the humus ether?

    Other wise I might finally commit to a purchase from tgsc, I hate the minimum...
  3. Re: Article: New subscription service, Scentbird, allows you to pick a scent each month. Win a free

    I have to get off my rump when I think of things. I would really like to sign up for this service, but seeing as that it's only servicing women's fragrances for the moment, I'll have to wait though....
  4. Re: Food grade Alcohol/Ethanol/UNdenaturated Ethanol etc. where to buy ?

    I like your thinking mumsy. Some times you need a little carrier for the "creative juices" lol
  5. Thread: Humus ether.

    by kantofox
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    Humus ether.

    I'm looking for something that is wet and earthy, I'd like to think that this may hold the answer I'm looking for,
    but as to what I'm looking for, I can't find offered by any of my normal sources,...
  6. Thread: Norlimbanol

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    Re: Norlimbanol

    it's awesome stuff, and does neat things to my sniffer.

    PA offers it but it is kind of pricey.

    Gaston
  7. I was very interested to learn that the spot...

    I was very interested to learn that the spot price of Australian album was higher than it's Mysore counterpart, but I would suppose that it being a new crop the demand would ultimately be much...
  8. Re: CORRECTING COMMERCIAL FRAGRANCES WITH HYRACEUM - temporary thread from Huddlr archive

    I should have jumped on this Experiment. I had been so busy with school that I was hesitant to dabble back into perfumery as I was taking care of loose ends. now though, I have enough time in my day...
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    Re: Tobacco/smoke help

    If you're shooting for "tobacco smoke" you might actually consider trying the technique described JSparla here

    http://www.basenotes.net/threads/323...e-tincture-DIY

    I found it while crawling...
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    Re: Three chords for awesome.

    JE.B, I find myself in this situation on a normal basis, the only difference is when I ask about something I normally get looked at as if I'm expected to know what it is(I'm infamously known as a...
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    Re: Does A Real Leather Fragrance Oil Exist?

    I'm not surprised that the majority of the constituents that come from tanned leather are perfumery dont's

    Most of what I have smelled when it comes to tanned leather, results from acid dyes,...
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    Re: Crazy alcohol hunt

    Proponent = portion
    cut = minimize

    you can add a portion of the cyclomethicone to the sda40b to reduce material usage. or replace it entirel;y
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    Re: Crazy alcohol hunt

    Just as an aside, I've found that cylopentasiloxane or aka: cyclomethicone works well as both a base, and as a proponent to cut sda40b. I don't design for the "organic" crowd so I don't worry about...
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    Re: Modern Fougere

    You know speaking of fir, oddly to me douglas fir doesn't smell fresh or good at all, rather it's pulpy and overly sweet with a hint of pine tossed in but that could be an assessment from when I...
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    Re: Three chords for awesome.

    PK,


    I live in the Apple Valley / Victorville area in San Bernardino co.


    Some time ago, I poked my nose around and a Cambodian friend of mine slowly fed me parts of her family's recipe,she...
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    Re: Three chords for awesome.

    PK
    Normally I would opt for a natural basil seeing as that I'm more familiar with using naturals as my media, but I've been wanting to learn/experiment with the synthetics without using a pre...
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    Re: Three chords for awesome.

    I was looking at the wikipedia breakdown of Basil and it was the derivative from which I was starting to form my accord. I was shooting for "Basil like" it seems that most successful fragrances are ...
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    Three chords for awesome.

    How would one go about developing a spicy fresh basil accord?

    For starters I have methyl chavicol, anisyl alcohol, linalool + aldehyde c8 for that chlorophyllic note.

    Could I stand to add...
  19. Re: Cedarwood Himalayan reminiscence smell like coconut?

    A note about Virginia cedar. Having played with it in the past I was later informed that it's not actually a true cedar but from the juniper family hence it smells a little pencil-y. There is also a...
  20. Re: Best scent absorbing materials for enfleurage

    If you had a sheltered area you could cultivate plants in tall pots with a space between them then you could place the fatted screen between the plants as to get it as close to the plants as possible...
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    Re: Negative emotions scents

    Nizan, It's funny that you mention that Carob blossom smells of semen.

    Having dealt with a lot of tropical plants I found that it's not uncommon in the world and even certain temperate genus'...
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    Re: Negative emotions scents

    I can see lavender being really, really obsessive.
  23. Re: Best scent absorbing materials for enfleurage

    typically/traditionally I think they used rendered lard. But even still I'm not sure you be able to isolate the one flower as having it in an area would expose the lard to all the other smells...
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    Re: Negative emotions scents

    in some ways that is chlling.. I actually really like almonds....
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    Re: Negative emotions scents

    Most floral naturals carry indole in them, honey suckle is one that I can detect directly in the flower.

    Thinking about it more benzoin styrax is another scent that I really don't like It brings...
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    Re: Negative emotions scents

    Well here is one set of eyes that is interested in what you're getting at. with negative emotion inducing frags.


    as for your outgoing questions:

    Indole, has a fecal note that I find...
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    Re: How to "goose" Cedral Acetate?

    so I was putting in an order for AC's and was staring at the cedral acetate thinking about using it in conjunction with some other cedar AC's ans EO's and i wonder If you might be able to enhance...
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    Re: A question of sources: Borneol

    Paul, Thanks for writting in on this topic.

    I would assume given the information provided that I would be looking for dextro, laevo borneol if this is indeed the AC responsible for the ...
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    Re: went to redwoods national park

    I purchased Port Orford Cedarwood from LN up in Oregon. It's as far as I know the best price/quality with the shortest shipping time available to my geographic area, also Eden is much to expensive...
  30. Wow, Paul I had no idea you were based out of San...

    Wow, Paul I had no idea you were based out of San Bernardino. It's awesome to know that the Inland area is still globally relevant. Also break a leg at the awards. Perhaps I need to follow you a...
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    Re: went to redwoods national park

    here's a new thought Jasmonyl or amyl vinyl carbinol for that ephemeral fungus note?
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    A question of sources: Borneol

    So I was playing around with my previously posited post and started thinking of ac's and eo's that would contribute a "cooling effect" to the juice. I find that my two main go to's for this AC...
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    Re: went to redwoods national park

    Pears, You and I seem to be on the same wavelength on this topic, I'm thinking for now Port Orford cedar, western red, with a touch of ocean pine. and cinnamon in the back for that warmth. Later when...
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    went to redwoods national park

    Now I want to make a scent to commemorate it, along with being a follow up to my faux fille, from the little contest we ran a few years ago.

    In the course of the hour I went from a mountain...
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    Re: how do u clean your glass beakers

    i love the DIY sections I was just asking this question today.
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    Re: Narcissus / Daffodil / Jonquil

    for all of us in the US, I obtained my sample from liberty naturals, honestly this is the best option for me seeing as that they don't push a premium like a few other places, or better yet let me...
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    Re: Narcissus / Daffodil / Jonquil

    So after my drop in I went off and did my own testing to see what I was getting into, first off I want to say that for my own personal preferences I won't be using this often for the sheer fact that...
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    Re: Narcissus / Daffodil / Jonquil

    popped in to see where other diy'ers have gone with this, I just got a small sample of Jonquil from Liberty, and although I'm formulating my opinions on it undiluted I was looking for something of a...
  39. Sticky: Re: DIY Suppliers List

    Thanks For the lead Chris.
  40. Sticky: Re: DIY Suppliers List

    this is just in hopes of getting more info, but, does any one have a source for Vanuatu sandal wood EO ? I normally get it from Eden Botanical, but I've noticed that a lot of the Eo's they carry are...
  41. Thread: Wood shop

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    Re: Wood shop

    Le Labo Gaic
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    Re: Liqours as part of a frag

    Thanks for the tip on the frag molecule Doc elly. I'll have to keep that in mind when I order from the perfumers apprentice next.
  43. Re: Is there any point in buying citrus essential oils?

    I've achieved a long duration base with coupling fixatives also as a note you can get longer lasting citrus notes by establishing them in the heart note section and then complimenting in the head...
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    Re: Liqours as part of a frag

    Thanks for the Insight Chris

    That's something that I hadn't thought of, perhaps I might actually just go and find the frag molecules that emulate the scents. I can't have people being chased...
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    Liqours as part of a frag

    I was wondering earlier, where people got the bay rum EO, ABS or what ever because in my mind I can't figure out how one would extract that from the liquor itself.

    Secondly I can never seem to...
  46. Re: A DIY blind challenge just for fun... if you have NOT smelt SL Filles et Aguilles

    Hi Bshell

    Sorry for taking this long, with the end of school came a lot of last moment obligations. I'm Glad that the sample made it to you in good shape, also I'm surprised to hear you say that...
  47. Re: A DIY blind challenge just for fun... if you have NOT smelt SL Filles et Aguilles

    Okay so I found the note book and actually the recipe above is accurate, sooo mission accomplished hahah.
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    Re: Diesel / Jet fuel note

    I believe a bit of elemi in to the above mix could give you a fuel type note.
  49. Re: A DIY blind challenge just for fun... if you have NOT smelt SL Filles et Aguilles

    oops double posted
  50. Re: A DIY blind challenge just for fun... if you have NOT smelt SL Filles et Aguilles

    Fille the Fourth

    A haphazard journey into the woods.

    so as I sat reading the various briefs posted by BN members, I came to a few decisions.
    1. I definitely did not want my scent to be of a...
  51. Re: A DIY blind challenge just for fun... if you have NOT smelt SL Filles et Aguilles

    Hiya Mummsy, thnks for the kind words, (=
    and I'm glad you liked it, and it didn't put burn out your sniffer, as I had one friend describe it as a thwack to the face with a pine branch.

    I'm...
  52. Re: A DIY blind challenge just for fun... if you have NOT smelt SL Filles et Aguilles

    Hi Mumsy,

    I received your fille au naturale on Monday. I like it, a lot, but i reminds me of a very nice smelling little orchid. I believe Mumsy if yours was the night it would be a very gentle...
  53. Re: A DIY blind challenge just for fun... if you have NOT smelt SL Filles et Aguilles

    I kind of like the Idea you posted Mumsy a compilation of notes, would be a "killer" way to really get some unique results.
    especially since I'm slightly better at chord blending than frag...
  54. Re: A DIY blind challenge just for fun... if you have NOT smelt SL Filles et Aguilles

    Both of you are really making me feel selfconscious about this little game, from the descriptions I feel like I might have sky rocketed into the wrong direction, also I feel as though my version is...
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    Re: Breaking away from your comfort zone

    I always make it a point to introduce a few new items into my pallet every month, keeps the creative juices flowing. From experience Guaic and
    tonka are nice bases, also some time ago I found that...
  56. Thread: Fenugreek

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    Re: Fenugreek

    To me it reminds me of masala, spicy, a bit of an apricot or peachy sweetness and then there's a little bit of a substantive oily note underneath it all.

    If you dilute it down towards 15% you...
  57. Re: A DIY blind challenge just for fun... if you have NOT smelt SL Filles et Aguilles

    Ok so I'm finally ready to ship and I think that I have a few notes and some insight now that I have finally had my first go around the bleck and I think next time I'll start by diluting things down...
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    Re: Help please! With CO2 Extracts

    Hi Gecko

    I actually get most of my Co2's from Eden botanicals

    Orris 10% irones, Is soluble in low percentages I actually have this and have been toying around with it, I think the proper break...
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    Re: Finally a question worth asking

    I noticed some time ago that as I was rinsing out some used amber bottles that as the scent dispersed in water that there were notes that individually I had not been accustomed to. So I began to...
  60. Re: A DIY blind challenge just for fun... if you have NOT smelt SL Filles et Aguilles

    Thanks bshell,

    I'm now beginning to wonder if I need to either change suppliers and or just remember to put the cap on after use, but I don't think 15 or 20 minutes would change any thing would...
  61. Re: A DIY blind challenge just for fun... if you have NOT smelt SL Filles et Aguilles

    Just a side bar here but has any one had any problems with their formulations clouding up during the dilution phase? i'm wondering if my alcohols become degraded or the pine oils i'm using are the...
  62. Sticky: Re: DIY Suppliers List

    To bad there's no way to order from the HK site lol, I actually saw things that I've been looking for XD
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    Re: Why an Absolute?

    Just a poke at this but, as with Eo's you can only extract so much using steam or expel pressing, as opposed to the process that goes into an absolute which has the ability to extract an even wider...
  64. Re: A DIY blind challenge just for fun... if you have NOT smelt SL Filles et Aguilles

    YAy, Mumsy, thanks for letting me come along on this little adventure.

    I will say that since I started on the project I have found it some what difficult to pin the dry down into one group or...
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    Re: Finally a question worth asking

    So to sample through taste would actually end up limiting all the minute nuances associated with the EO's and Absolutes,


    Thank you David for clarifying. I had figured that swishing a little bit...
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    Re: Finally a question worth asking

    In essence that's exactly what I'm asking, I have this feeling that by doing that I would be able to have an even greater idea of how each essence unfolds fully. and not having a limited "periphery"...
  67. Re: Food grade Alcohol/Ethanol/UNdenaturated Ethanol etc. where to buy ?

    Never mind I should have read the entire post XD


    Actually a side not that I recalled, If you want pure stuff you could probably buy denatured 195 and then run it through two brita filters, I...
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    Finally a question worth asking

    So in not wanting to have that feeling of having burdened the forum with a question not worth asking (I have askers guilt) I think I have finally come to a question that is really worth asking

    As...
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    Re: Newbee/Newcomer. Dumb questions!

    i dunno for the dropper bottles aren't that difficult, but then again that came with a little practice, and depending on how you're mixing you can (in my case 1oz/29.57 ml) amber bottles I did a once...
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    Re: Newbee/Newcomer. Dumb questions!

    an Idea to eliminate the need for continuously using pipettes would be to go and purchase yourself a case of Amber euro style dropper bottles and a dymo label maker that way you dont need to...
  71. Re: A DIY blind challenge just for fun... if you have NOT smelt SL Filles et Aguilles

    I Checked the description, and I really think it would be some thing of an adventure to try to replicate it. Perhaps I can join in?
  72. Re: First impressions of Sun Java- Oh No, say it isn't so!!!

    according to the guy bought a bottle from today it's been discontinued, dunno It smells ok, but I need a week or two so I can try it out.
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    Re: how to work with tonka bean absolute?

    hi every one,

    If I might make an inquiry, but does any one have an actual source for the absolute? Here in the US we have two I started with the cheapest, from what I recall this actually the...
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