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    Re: Linalool % of concentrate?

    from what Gido kindly clearly advised I think I can see what's happened.
    Everything I used is well known to me which is why I chose this lot to try adding aromachems.
    So: Citrus top with Clary Sage...
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    Re: Linalool % of concentrate?

    That all makes perfect sense. I really hadn't thought through that the EOs could/would already have some Linolool in composition. :embarassed:Lightbulb moment! Many thanks. I'd decided today to do as...
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    Re: Mixing fragrance oils and essential oils

    Mixing fragrance and essential oils shouldn't be a problem as long as the oils or absolutes have not been diluted in something like Jojoba oil or another carrier oil. That's often the case with oils...
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    Re: Are our skins really that different?

    As our skin has the job of cooling, triggering the immune system to protect against harmful bacteria, alerting the brain to danger through pain and expelling toxins it's a pretty complex organ in...
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    Re: Handsome, manly bottles?

    Just as we're on the subject and there's not a lot around for those of us in UK and Europe: These people do pretty much anything you want but large order quantity only. Not much use to the op but for...
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    Linalool % of concentrate?

    First attempts using synthetics not exactly great. In fact I have just produced possibly the most revolting pong ever.

    Everything I've read seems to suggest it's a pretty good all rounder. I...
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    Re: you know you're obsessed when....\

    When you know the man who everyone in town trusts to clear out Granny's dressing table when she dies.
    Those vintage gems sell for peanuts in his junk shop.
    So find yourself eyeing up every...
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    Re: Aroma chemicals!

    Quick market research reply. Yes. :-)

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    Maybe we should all email them and ask?
    I just bought 5 litres PA @5.00 per litre delivery inc' from Mistral as 1 litre with the...
  9. Re: Chart of Most Frequently Used Perfume Notes by Deborah Dolen

    That's good enough for me. Unpretentious , honest and helpful too.
    Well done. You've got my vote anyway.
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    Notes. 'Are' there any real rules .....

    .....or is it in the balance and perception of the creator?

    The more I read, study and carefully record across the range of tuition, ratios, knowledge out there the more doubtful I become.
    Citrus...
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    Re: Damp, earthy, mushroom?

    Sometimes it is said that a weed is only a flower in the wrong place.
    Anybody with a Migraine would be cured on instant in my garden consequently.
    B****y Feverfew everywhere.
    Likewise Ground...
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    Re: Damp, earthy, mushroom?

    Oh, thank you. Yes I saw that and wondered about it but I suppose it suggested Autumnal rather than Spring to me. I did have a moment of sheer dreamland when I considered an adjustment to make an...
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    Re: Damp, earthy, mushroom?

    Again thanks. More homework but I'm starting to see the light. Some of those I already have marked down but where to get the stuff that's the problem. I saw somewhere that offered a sample service....
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    Re: Damp, earthy, mushroom?

    2,2-dimethoxyethylbenzene

    This sounds like a real possibility too.
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    Re: Damp, earthy, mushroom?

    Really? Brilliant. I've just spent ages on Hermitage but missed this. I'm going straight there to check new lines.
    Thanks muchly. :-)
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    Re: Damp, earthy, mushroom?

    It all sounds wonderful but after hours searching I can't find any of this in the UK for small amounts. Just a few at Perfumers Apprentice US and then only the Mushroom Abs, Costausol, Amyl Vinyl...
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    Re: Damp, earthy, mushroom?

    Thank you. I think I'll start there. How massive a dilution would you suggest as a starting point please?

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    As in kind of old coats stored in a Trunk in the Attic?
    I have...
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    Re: Damp, earthy, mushroom?

    Thank you both. Checking and reading up on all that will dispose of my evening definitely. Probably the next few days in reality.

    Danish Blue sounds quite frightening. Probably needs a very little...
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    Damp, earthy, mushroom?

    I thought Oakmoss but it's not 'dank' enough.
    Tried a few things together but although close with moss on a rotting log kind of smell just can't find that funghi.
    Any suggestions gratefully...
  20. Re: Diluting aroma chemicals and essential oils

    There is an amazingly informative sticky ( primer) on this site with clear advice from some extremely knowledgeable people. You'll find the answers to this and many other mysteries within it. ...
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    Thanks David. You however come under the heading 'Proper Perfume makers' and one of the aforementioned Sages.
    I'll definitely be diluting the Buchu you recommended though as I have never come...
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    Thanks Gido. I am it seems entirely upside down. Been doing it one way for years and now learning what appears to be 'technique'. truth be told I never realised until recently that country basic...
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    I was just about to dilute everything I 'think' I want for something I'm trying to make but am now hesitant on seeing this.
    I never have before as my method (ahem) has always been sling it all...
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    Re: Cassis/Blackcurrant synth or accord

    Thanks for sharing your experience. I have Iso E but have not really used it yet. Also had Hedione on my order list but I'm in some sort of frozen state re aromachems. Not sure I'm really ready to...
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    Re: Cassis/Blackcurrant synth or accord

    Thanks. That really helps. I've been looking all over PA until my eyes feel like they're bleeding. Now completely confused by all the accords, bases and chemical aromas.
    Truth is I want something...
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    Re: Cassis/Blackcurrant synth or accord

    Thanks very much for this and now I see it I think I came across this before as I have Hermitage bookmarked in my supplies folder. Still dithering as to whether I should see if I can make an order up...
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    Cassis/Blackcurrant synth or accord

    I can't afford the bud absolute just for experimentation so have searched without success for days for a UK supplier.
    I started off bright and hopeful but although I found Givaudan do what seems to...
  28. Re: What questions to ask a friend to create a wedding perfume for her as wedding gift

    Firstly what a wonderful thoughtful idea as a special gift!

    I'd ask her to tell you her top 3 favourite perfumes: What she likes to wear herself, what she likes on her man + anything else which...
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