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  1. I couldn't contain my contempt whilst watching this

    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=NdFsorZe1cg&feature=share

    Where to start? The scale not moving with drops added, the tapping of the pippette which had no residue to warrant the tapping, the open...
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    Re: Smoky Batch Lovers: Field test

    Deadline day today for the feedback on the samples. If you don't have time to fill out the form then please indicate which samples if any were your preference and why. Drop me a PM or email...
  3. Field testing Vintage La nuit

    US and UK only: If you are familiar with the pre 2011 batches and more importantly notice a difference in performance to the recent batches drop me a PM with an address to send samples to field test.
  4. Re: Will La nuit de L'homme ever be good again?

    The question is how many people actually would pay more for the vintage version because it is easily doable. The limiting factor is that the price of the original is inexpensive so there aren't many...
  5. Re: Your top 3 most used aroma chemicals or naturals

    Exaltolide is getting a lot of love in this thread. Typically are you using it at high levels (5% and above) or in traces to support other musks
  6. which fragrance in your opinion has the best opening scent

    purely judging by the scent and disregarding the performance
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    Re: Smoky Batch Lovers: Field test

    Everybody should have their samples in the US by now and Monday at the latest in the UK
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    Re: Smoky Batch Lovers: Field test

    Thanks to those who have contacted me to receive samples. They are being posted this week to those stateside and to those in the UK they will be received @18th May. I have around 10 sample sets...
  9. Re: Interest in sharing order for Bottles and Caps from Coverpla?

    I ordered from Coverpla in January and the MOQ was $2,000 / 1500units. Depending on the style of the bottle I'd be curious to know options for 30ml & 50ml
  10. Re: Straight to Heaven by Kilian, Notes:

    Nutmeg features in this
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    Re: Sclareolide

    I've had Sclareolide from Chris in the past few months
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    Smoky Batch Lovers: Field test

    If you like it smokey PM me with an address US and UK only please due to shipping costs and evaluating feedback response time.
    Just PM's please. Thank you
  13. Re: My Gift To You (Cool Water formula)

    Green Irish Tweed is similar for many people and yet more refined to others. Is there any GCMS information on GIT?
  14. Re: Introducing myself and a question about using Real or Oud Replacers in Perfume

    Do you have more details of this one? Is it purchasable
  15. Re: Your top 10 perfumery raw materials

    Ambroxan
    Nutmeg oil
    Iso E Super
    Diethyl Malonate
    Bergamot oil
    Exaltolide
    Fixateur 505
    Patchouli
    Alpha Damascone
    Hedione
  16. Re: I received some extremely bad news that I'd like to share with my Basenotes family.

    If I ever found myself in a similar position I'd be looking into alternatives to chemo like THC (Simpson data) and Burzynski's methods. wishing you the strength to fight
    ...
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    Re: Sorry

    Are you so removed from empathy that you mention the cost of a poxy monthly fee and your lack of service over clearly serious deliberations regarding the site? send me your paypal details and delete...
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    Re: Sorry

    Thank you for being honest Grant as it will help all of the members here to see that there are issues with the site which affect you far beyond what we could imagine on this side of the screen....
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    Re: Pineapple Vintage Discussion

    Pineapple Vintage is on promotion for a limited time
    www.parfumsvintage.com
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    Re: Pineapple Vintage Review Thread

    Pineapple Vintage is on Promotion for a limited time.
    www.parfumsvintage.com
  21. La Nuit De L'Homme: What notes distinguish Vintage from recent batches

    Pineapple Vintage is on promotion also: www.parfumsvintage.com

    Along with the clear performance differences of the recent batches of La Nuit De L'Homme what are the standout characteristics and...
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    Aventus 2011 X02 120ml

    UK only due to shipping restrictions. Full bottle and boxed £1,200
  23. Re: What do the "big guys" have that you don't?

    As much as proprietary molecules give the big fragrance companies an edge in terms of what they can offer to the big houses with the large budgets the result for the perfumer can be offset because by...
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    Re: Group buy for GC/MS

    Please contact myself or PKiler for details of GC's which are being commissioned this week.
  25. Re: Best Batch of YSL La Nuit De L'Homme

    PM Sent
  26. Best Batch of YSL La Nuit De L'Homme

    If there is a short answer to this I'd appreciate it. I'm wanting to source an excellent performing batch for analysis.
  27. Re: Tauer Perfumes - L'Air du Desert Marocain GC-MS

    was this GCMS ever carried out? Could anybody share the files from Perfumertalk ? I was one of the subscribers (long after it was clear that it was redundant). As the site isn't online I have no way...
  28. Re: Anyone notice new notes in Aventus?

    Citronellol is the Rose material and the origin of the berries are important. Miss Dior Parfum has the same note but more pronounced
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    Re: pineapple vintage aventus?

    Pineapple Vintage

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vJGzo7URWMQ&t=922s
  30. Re: Squeezy bottles with straw in U.K

    Exactly, do you know where I can buy it?
    Ceasefire... Ceasefire!
    Thanks
  31. Squeezy bottles with straw in U.K

    The 500ml/ 1litre type with a straw for filling bottles and vials... are there any stockists in the UK or anybody who has one for sale in Blighty?
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    Re: Pineapple Vintage Discussion

    577745777557776

    There were a good number of pre-orders and more than I expected so the logistics regretfully took a day longer so apologies to all of you who have saved the date.
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    Re: Crimping suppliers in U.S

    Thanks for the replies
  34. Re: Select members to review the Pineapple inspired fragrance from members feedback...

    http://www.basenotes.net/threads/429...-Review-Thread
  35. Re: Select members to review the Pineapple inspired fragrance from members feedback...

    The fragrance is available to purchase now for delivery on the 15th November.

    http://perfumersupplyhouse.com/fragrances/


    Reviews are here:
    ...
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    Crimping suppliers in U.S

    Are there any vendors who stock manual crimping devices in the US for perfume bottles?
  37. Re: Creed Aventus doesn't smell at all after a while!

    Hopefully I can shed some light on this.
    There are a number of factors involved in why this fragrance is mysterious and elusive and sometime after you believe that it has evaporated because you can...
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    Re: Pineapple Vintage Discussion

    The Reviews will be done by the end of October. The pre launch of 30% discount is valid until the 6th November with shipping within the US and UK.

    For US enquiries: ...
  39. Re: Member feedback-inspired new pineapple fragrance

    I understand that Yourself and Merlinyoda will be receiving by tomorrow. Please send a pm tomorrow to update me... Thanks
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    Re: Pineapple Vintage Review Thread

    Could I kindly reiterate the above that this thread be exclusively for final reviews of Pineapple Vintage and entirely free of comments so that an overview can be formed.

    For all discussions and...
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    Pineapple Vintage Discussion

    Reviews for Pineapple Vintage can be found here:

    http://www.basenotes.net/threads/429092-Pineapple-Vintage-Review-Thread56602


    For all discussions related to Pineapple Vintage please comment...
  42. Re: Member feedback-inspired new pineapple fragrance

    Exactly. Members who take advantage of the pre launch offers will receive a sample of each in early November so for now just choose either the Classic or the Noir via Perfumer Supply House website....
  43. Re: Select members to review the Pineapple inspired fragrance from members feedback...

    Samples are in the UK and US and will be sent out on Monday.

    Merlinyoda hasn't got back to me so unless someone has other contact info to give him a poke he's going to miss the sample second time...
  44. Re: Member feedback-inspired new pineapple fragrance

    Absolutely!



    The Pre launch offers is to reward those who have followed the project.
    97% of participants said that they liked the samples and the feedback on those has steered the original ...
  45. Re: Member feedback-inspired new pineapple fragrance

    I know that a lot of you have enquired about payment options. The Perfumer Supply House now have the two fragrances listed for purchase on their website (link below). The 30% pre launch offer has...
  46. Re: Member feedback-inspired new pineapple fragrance

    Thanks... updated PAYPAL are now online:

    payment@perfumersupplyhouse.com (for U.S)

    janstam77@yahoo.co.uk
    (For U.K)

    Just 3 days remaining of the 30% pre launch offer..
  47. Re: Member feedback-inspired new pineapple fragrance

    Just to clarify that the pre release offers are time restricted. This is to reward the members on Basenotes for their input and to apply the largest discount to those who order prior to the launch....
  48. Re: Member feedback-inspired new pineapple fragrance

    56008

    2 Versions:

    Noir

    Pineapple, Birch
    Pineapple, Birch, Patchouli, Cassis
    Vanilla, Ambergris
  49. Re: calculating strength of concentrate weight/ volume

    Thanks for clarifying
  50. Re: calculating strength of concentrate weight/ volume

    Alrighty so 18% Strength in 100ml bottle is how many grams of concentrate?
  51. Re: calculating strength of concentrate weight/ volume

    Geco, your reply previous to the one which you edited here said that the specific gravity was very high. It is indeed true as it's full of musks and large molecules. I thought I'd clarify this in...
  52. calculating strength of concentrate weight/ volume

    I have a 100ml bottle and it contains 18.2 grams of concentrate to which I've added perfumers alcohol to fill the bottle. It's full at 87.53 grams.

    1. Is this 20.8% strength?
    2. What is the...
  53. Select members to review the Pineapple inspired fragrance from members feedback...

    Put forward 1-5 members who you would like to see/ trust to be impartial in reviewing the production fragrance based on the thread below.
    Please put forward the members by the 2nd October' 16 so...
  54. Perfumers alcohol suppliers in UK aside from Mistral

    Are there any other suppliers?
  55. Chandler Burr interviews what makes Conglomerates buy niche fragrance companies

    There were a few fascinating discussions in this one hour interview.
    It's a shame that more time wasn't available to explore the new fragrance dispensing technologies "Hybridization" and Chanel's...
  56. Relative Hedione HC impact compared to Hedione

    How much more impact does Hedione HC have over regular Hedione? Although it is clear that Hedione HC has a higher amount of the cis isomer it is unclear at what rate to supplement it at. Would 7%...
  57. Re: Fragrance Reviewers... Who to trust?

    In July I sent beta samples to members on here who expressed an interest in the fragrance I've been working on. The results were discussed in the thread below. The samples project was a success...
  58. Fragrance Reviewers... Who to trust?

    More recently the question of integrity amongst reviewers has been put under the spotlight. I'm soft launching a fragrance in October and the lack of impartiality has caused me to reconsider whether...
  59. Re: Brilliant Marketing, Poor Execution: The Makings of Fragrance Failure & Success

    You only have to take a look at a few threads on here to see that the juice is all important as David says. Name a fragrance product where several people lauded that the box was the deciding factor...
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    Re: Flash Pointing compound

    I don't but they are clearly quoting Luzi's compounding method in a face palming attempt to reclaim some credibility. The thread in the general discussion forum has been very interesting and it is a...
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    Flash Pointing compound

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    Are any perfumers on here doing this process with their batches? There have been threads on here about adding slight warmth to compound to aid bonding molecules together. "Flash Pointing to...
  62. Re: Elementary question about percentages

    I also have done many 1gram trials but with a formula which is made up of 90% musks and naturals which have not required diluting. The remaining 10% is lots of trace materials and this is where I've...
  63. Re: Member feedback-inspired new pineapple fragrance

    Final trials are now complete. Evaluating this week and production will begin very soon...
  64. Group buy option or small MOQ supplier of Saver Glass bottles in US

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    Saver Glass "Juicy"

    Are there any suppliers of the Saver Glass range in the US who will supply 400 - 1000 bottles. Coverpla minimum order is 2000.

    Another option is a group...
  65. Re: What does everyone's laboratories look like?

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    Perhaps I should have tidied the blending area to give the illusion that it is ever so...
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    Re: Concentrate Preparation

    After maturing the concentrate for 3-4 weeks how much extra strength is gained from this process? If the strength gain in a large batch was significant and this resulted in a sweeter or sharper blend...
  67. Re: Trace materials: Deciding between pure and 10% dilution

    "Degrading to Basenotes" really?

    Kindly quote anything where there is even a hint where anyone has degraded Basenotes.

    Is it degrading to Basenotes when members post a question about a...
  68. Re: Trace materials: Deciding between pure and 10% dilution

    I was quite vocal on the PT site even last year about the lack of substance on the site. Instead of a replacement GC provider we were getting articles on zinc supplements. I had again emailed Brandon...
  69. Re: Trace materials: Deciding between pure and 10% dilution

    Yes "Cancellations" is nothing more than using a powerful material and using incremental trials with other materials to successfully blend which as you stated is the Jean Carles method.


    It's...
  70. Re: Trace materials: Deciding between pure and 10% dilution

    So you're adding 1/5th at a time and evaluating the result before adding 2/5ths?
    I recall that Tabanon caught you by surprise when making a batch. Was it that it gained strength during the maturing...
  71. Trace materials: Deciding between pure and 10% dilution

    I'm scaling a trial now from a 10g to a 100g trial and I'm using a high precision balance.

    I'm using top note materials like Ethyl 2Methyl Butyrate at 0.04%. If undiluted then this is just 3...
  72. Re: Materials you almost always ensure are in a blend

    I must accept that my original post hasn't been clear enough in the question I'm seeking answers to. Ambrettolide, Helvetolide, Hedione and Iso E Super etc are all in the blend as they are in many...
  73. Materials you almost always ensure are in a blend

    I'm putting the final touches to a fragrance I've been working on and after feedback on samples and subsequent trials I'm finally happy with the result.

    So far it doesn't contain materials which I...
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    Re: Jubilation XXV

    I tried to log in to PT last week and even Google no longer lists it. Does anybody have the database and passwords so at least those of us who paid for subscriptions for over a year have something to...
  75. Re: Member feedback-inspired new pineapple fragrance

    Without giving too much away you are way ahead of the game here...

    - - - Updated - - -

    The evaluation's are in and I'm cross referencing the preferences with the formulas.
    I'm happy to report...
  76. Re: Member feedback-inspired new pineapple fragrance

    It's all good... thanks for the pm.
    The situation did actually bring up some interesting ideas for names for the product like "Black Poison" by "GFAM" and "Merlingate". I've been losing sleep for...
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    Ambroxan Laevo for Cetalox

    Is anybody in the Uk interested in buying some Ambroxan (Laevo) from Kao or trading some for Cetalox. Laevo is optically active
    I have 900g in total to sell in parts or trade.
  78. Re: Member feedback-inspired new pineapple fragrance

    Please sample on skin for the final evaluation form. Smokey notes are significantly muted on paper and are more pronounced on skin. Just a reminder please that it is the note structure which is the...
  79. Re: Adding Glycerine and Distilled Water for longevity

    I'm not sure if I feel more guilt for starting this post way back or for the recent encroaching from the sub forum pineapple thread.
    I'd like to add that there isn't any DPG in my samples as the...
  80. Re: Guy asking for address... Delivered

    It's unfortunate to hear about the leakages and reading this quote especially hints to what has occurred. The alcohol was added by the US distributor who is commonly dealing in aroma chemical...
  81. Re: Guy asking for address... Delivered

    Only one side of the evaluation form sent to those in the US was amended from the one sent with UK samples (from coded numbers to colours) and unfortunately it still bares the UK dates so apologies...
  82. Re: Guy asking for address... Delivered

    I had wanted to avoid joining in the discussion here for several reasons not least that I would prefer to wait for the samples evaluation forms to be returned. It may be necessary to provide even...
  83. Re: Good top notes, bad drydowns... why?

    I also don't agree with the view that all but the top notes are ignored. Even with fleeting citrus notes the effect can be prolonged using aldehydes, fruity odourants and correctly blending material...
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    Re: Guy asking for your home address

    Apologies to all of the members in the DIY forum and thank you to the moderators and to the professionals in the DIY forum.

    I did not realise that when I sent private messages to members that...
  85. Re: Scaling a formula from 1g to 1 KG

    Thanks for the replies. I certainly don't mean to be pedantic with the following observations.

    To take one reply that If I applied a percentage to each material then it is easy to scale up to any...
  86. Scaling a formula from 1g to 1 KG

    I've been doing lots of trials over the past few months on a rough formula. I say rough because the trials have involved repeating the same "base" accord which is Stellar and is 90% of the formula...
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    Re: What is Z11?

    Is there any update on this? What is the base chemical
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    Re: Clearwood™ Award

    Aside from the patchoulol, What is the remaining 70% in Clearwood. Are there any captives?
  89. Lyral and navigating EU directive 18months from now

    In just 18 months time materials like Lyral will be required to be removed from perfumes in the EU. With this in mind I wondered to what extent this would:
    1. Impact fragrances which are produced...
  90. Re: IFRA restrictions and EU regulations are NOT the same: some facts

    In just 18 months time materials like Lyral will be required to be removed from perfumes in the EU. With this in mind I wondered to what extent this would:
    1. Impact fragrances which are produced...
  91. Re: Main oils in Creed Millesime Imperial?

    Alpha damascone, Ambroxan, Iso E Super, Hedione, melonal, mandarin, bergamot...
  92. Re: 5ml sample from myperfumesamples.com

    How much are they charging for the 1ml and 5ml samples
  93. Re: Extending the apple note in Manzanate

    Thanks for the replies. I was in Thailand this week and managed to pick up most of the materials recommended here. Verdox looks especially interesting. The odour is less sharp than Manzanate but...
  94. Extending the apple note in Manzanate

    Manzanate is relatively short lived at just 4hours substantivity. There are many material to extend the pineapple aspect of Manzanate but i'm wanting more of the Apple note. Even 20hours would be...
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    Re: Custom Bottle Manufacturer In US

    I was also very confident that with a good friend in Shanghai that I'd be bypassing my main concern that the item I'd be receiving would be the same quality as the images and samples. The first issue...
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    Re: Custom Bottle Manufacturer In US

    Are there updated experiences with bottle suppliers? From my own musings over 6 months even with a good friend in the ground in Shanghai I've ruled out dealing with any Supplier in China. The custom...
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    Re: How has your year been?

    Going over some old threads... Have you had the book published?
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    Re: PSH's Zeppin

    Reviving this old thread. Are there any updated experiences with Zeppin and Splendione?
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    Re: Blenders

    Is the distinction here the time being allowed to let the materials in the concentrate fix or is the context after adding the ethanol?
    Generally when doing trials do you add ethanol immediately...
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    Re: Birch Tar Question

    I tried washing the 10g yield in 5g of distilled water expecting that two separate layers would result. Instead it is one solution so I have clearly made an error in the previous step of adding too...
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