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    Re: SuperGirl perfume making game

    I think I chose option 1, fewer than 50 materials. Which is normally easy for me since I like naturals.
    This is only my second "game" so I need the practice.

    I saw it happen after only a few days...
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    Re: SuperGirl perfume making game

    I think I ran into what Mumsy calls White Noise. I had 2 accords that I though went together well. I added some natural florals to try and add some depth. It worked out ok right after mixing....
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    Re: SuperGirl perfume making game

    Hi LeatherMountain - I also thought it should be more synthetic based on the brief to be new and different.
    I still used some natural florals which I love in general. However, they were causing an...
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    Re: SuperGirl perfume making game

    My latest ideas to "improve" my SG have only made it worse, so I must be getting close to a final submission :)
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    Re: SuperGirl perfume making game

    I'm happy with round 7.
    Fixed 2 issues so far.
    This is a good game as it's helping me work with more synthetic florals when I would have reached for more naturals before.
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    Re: SuperGirl perfume making game

    At first I was worried that I wouldn't be able to come up with a unique angle on this brief.
    Then I found one I liked, and started to like some early versions.
    I was patient enough to let them sit...
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    Re: Adding Lime oil,Peel to Dominica Bay Rum

    I've been on a Lime kick for a while now.
    I love GF Trumper Lime, but it is not very long lasting.
    I've been working on my own Lime for the past 2 years.
    It's longer lasting than Trumpers and...
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    Re: SuperGirl perfume making game

    I'm 100% IN, I've ordered some materials I think I may be using.
  9. Re: Looking for master destiller advice (essential oil)

    This is interesting to me, since I have never done it but took Distillation courses in college.
    There is software available that may help you predict the best temperature and design.
    It may be...
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    Re: SuperGirl perfume making game

    Hello, I'd love to play and will probably do option 1.
    I enjoyed Mumsy's game, and had to bow out of David's due to a few hectic months.

    I'll have to do some research on SuperGirl and possible...
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    Re: Un Jardin Sur Le Nil

    I recently bought this for my wife.
    She doesn't wear much perfume, but this is light enough for her to wear once in a while.
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    Re: Ingredients... If money were no object

    On another thread, someone had some ambergris...or poo, you may want to check that out :)
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    Re: Is this a Ambergris?

    I'm on Team Poo
  14. Re: Smelly game....... then smelly swaps (For after the blind sniff game)

    Here is my formula, mostly EOs other than linalool:

    Bergamot 72
    Lime Distilled 45
    Lavender 72
    Clary Sage 15
    Linalool/Rosewood 240
    Rose abs 15
    Geranium 15
    Jasmine 15
  15. Re: Smelly game....... then smelly swaps (For after the blind sniff game)

    I got Mumsy's the other day. Made me regret my terrible packaging choices :)

    It is very good and interesting. I'd say the most balanced out if the group so far.
    An herbal, floral, almost aquatic...
  16. Re: Smelly game....... then smelly swaps (For after the blind sniff game)

    My wife also commented it smelled like a more modernized version of the 80's Zino.
    Very good!
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    Of course after smelling all of these, the afternoon post brings Cybervoltages.
    It may be fun after for each of us to share our whole approach, resources and formula.

    Because this one is bright...
  18. Re: Smelly game....... then smelly swaps (For after the blind sniff game)

    Sorry for the delay in my detailed response, it was a busy week and I didn't even get these onto blotter.
    Here is what I have for the ones I have received so far.

    Mstrocovie's- as much as I was...
  19. Re: Smelly game....... then smelly swaps (For after the blind sniff game)

    Good day for the mail/post!
    I have Renedgade's and Mstrocovie's Zino samples going on blotter as I type.

    I was incredibly surprised at how light and floral the real Zino is vs my expectations. ...
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    Re: Brand New Smelly Game

    I'll start with A as I have most of the RMs, and see if I have time for B.
  21. Re: Smelly game....... then smelly swaps (For after the blind sniff game)

    I'd be IN for other games. This really helped me use and get used to other materials I don't use that often.
  22. Re: Smelly game....... then smelly swaps (For after the blind sniff game)

    My "Patchouli Oils" are also on their way to each of you today.
    Nizan PM me your address and I'll send you a sample as well.

    Cross your fingers they all arrive.
  23. Re: Smelly game....... then smelly swaps (For after the blind sniff game)

    Getting my samples ready, mine will be easy to spot as it ended up very dark, even diluted.
    While reading about Zino, I saw many say it had a good cedar note without going towards hampster cage.
    So...
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    Mumsy, I think I need you to PM me your address so that I can send you my submission.

    How much should I send?
    I made about 15ml of perfume.

    I did make a 2 mL diluted sample, will that be...
  25. Re: Smelly game....... then smelly swaps (For after the blind sniff game)

    I'm in the US and will need one. I'll PM you.

    Mumsy- should I send out my submission before getting a sample of Zino?
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    Re: Alternative Solvent

    I think DEP has a bad safety history and isn't widely used anymore.
    The rest aren't too volatile and may spray weird out of a stock atomizer bottle.
    As in they won't atomize too efficiently and...
  27. Re: Smelly game....... then smelly swaps (For after the blind sniff game)

    I'll be ready by end of this month.
    I'm excited to smell the others to see how different they are.
    Great question on dilution, I assumed DPG or something but have held off my concentrate until we...
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    Re: Whole rose flower intinction?

    Google Paper Roses
  29. Re: Smelly game....... then smelly swaps (For after the blind sniff game)

    I think I'm ready to share.
    I may need to make a bigger sample, depending on how many we need to ship to at the same time.
  30. Re: Smelly game....... then smelly swaps (For after the blind sniff game)

    That's great news Mumsy.
    When you say White Noise, do you mean like an olfactive white?


    Nizan, in other applications I think I have found that too much hedione can go powdery/soapy on dry down.
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    Re: Your top 10 perfumery raw materials

    1. Australian Sandalwood.
    2. Linalool.
    3. Frankincense
    Haven't figured out how to use it real well yet, I want to try the method of collecting the smoke.
    4. Citral
    5. Wintergreen oil
    6....
  32. Re: Smelly game....... then smelly swaps (For after the blind sniff game)

    I will certainly have to try this technique withe the scent strips.
    Could save me from wasting some materials.
  33. Re: Smelly game....... then smelly swaps (For after the blind sniff game)

    Does everyone else use a similar technique as Nizan, balancing all basenotes before moving to mid and top?
    I'm pretty sure I have read Ina book to take that approach.

    I must admit, while I sniff...
  34. Re: Smelly game....... then smelly swaps (For after the blind sniff game)

    I can get an ashy note if I use too much clary sage w the patchouli.
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    Re: A sweet and spicy perfume formula

    I've come across your blog/site before doing a google search for Cathedral forumlas.
    Very helpful! I'm also going to try your burnt Frankincense trick at some point.

    Couldn't register for your...
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    Re: Rosewood source or substitute

    I was recently searching the same topic.
    I found this place in Canada and placed an order for Rosewood Leaf Oil.
    http://www.botanicplanet.com/rosewood-leaf-essential-oil-3617

    Out of the bottle,...
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    Re: buy analysis GC/MS

    I'd be in for splitting one.
    What about the databases or whatever to turn the data into actual chemical composition?
    I don't know much about that.
  38. Re: Smelly game....... then smelly swaps (For after the blind sniff game)

    I think I have my final version.
    I made another round of mods to push a few things but it didn't work out so I think I've gone far enough.
    I fixed an imbalance on dry down and am happy.

    Have we...
  39. Re: Smelly game....... then smelly swaps (For after the blind sniff game)

    I'm using a lot of naturals too.
    I really backed down my clary sage for the same reason.
    I get the idea of the dirty or rotting floral, but sometimes it goes too much like black licorice.
    Still...
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    Re: Suggestions for new games

    I'd be IN for another game after Zino.
    What I like about it is it makes me use and work with some materials I may not normally reach for on a daily basis.
    After the holidays might be a better time.
  41. Re: Has any one tried Neroli 36 from Le Labo? What kind of musk it has?

    Have you tried ethylene brassylate?
  42. Re: Smelly game....... then smelly swaps (For after the blind sniff game)

    Latest round of playing around was great. Much more balanced, if this matures well it could be my submission.

    I reduced some cedar to avoid the hampster cage comments.
    Lowered my Clary Sage as it...
  43. Re: Smelly game....... then smelly swaps (For after the blind sniff game)

    Last weekend I was working on a second attempt (reducing florals and vanilla). Hours later, I had dinner with some family and had forgotten that I tested it on my skin.
    It got great compliments as...
  44. Re: Smelly game....... then smelly swaps (For after the blind sniff game)

    I also thought my first attempt was too floral and vanilla.
    I also thought it was unbalanced, but as it has matured for a week I like it more.
    Should have some time this weekend to make another...
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    Re: Advice on a formula

    Looks heavy overall, what about a sweet basil or black pepper EO.
  46. Re: Smelly game....... then smelly swaps (For after the blind sniff game)

    My first attempt, very unbalanced but I think essence might be in there to be found.
  47. Re: Smelly game....... then smelly swaps (For after the blind sniff game)

    Just got an order of materials, I should be ready to get started now!
  48. Re: Smelly game....... then smelly swaps (For after the blind sniff game)

    I'd like to join if it's still open.
    Newbie, long Time reader, but the perfume pyramid feels doable to me.
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    Poll: Re: Spicebomb, Kiton Men or Dior Higher ?

    I say Spicebomb.
  50. Thread: Tuberose

    by ColHP
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    Re: Tuberose

    I want to get some but it is expensive.
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    Re: Rosewood / Bois de Rose

    I was surprised how much I liked this.
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    Re: Almond / Benzaldehyde

    It seems more like cherry to me.
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    Poll: Re: How Do You Buy Your Fragrances ?

    I don't like having to go to store counters, I prefer online.
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    Re: Universally sexy notes?

    Is the use of heavy scents hurting the natural immunodiversity?
  55. Re: Tara Reid launches Sharknado-themed fragrance Shark by Tara

    Anyone smell it yet?
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    Re: The Darkest Day In Fragrance History...

    I thought this was going to be an IFRA thread...
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    Re: is fragrance a luxury good?

    I say Luxury because you can live without it.
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    Re: What's a good fragrance to spray on your sheets

    I prefer not to smell anything on my bed,
    And I'm not big on lavender so I'd say real Rosewood.
  59. Re: Fragrance for the fall and winter that makes you want to cuddle?

    Do most people vary scent by season?
    I do not and tend to stick with a rotating few all year round.
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    Re: Chanel No. 5 Eau de Cologne (how old?)

    I've come across websites that show the bottle changes by year up until 1986.
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    Re: Hugo is sooooo underrated!

    I had that laying around for a couple years, just recently tried it again and it is good.
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    Re: What Cologne Do You Hate to Admit You Like?

    There is a watery Trump that I can't believe I liked.
  63. Thread: Amber gris

    by ColHP
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    Re: Amber gris

    Looks like a sponge?
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