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  1. Re: GERMACRENE - Boronia Headspace Based Accord

    I am interested in that thing that cannot be mentioned.


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    Re: SuperGirl perfume making game

    I'm in! This sounds challenging and I can't wait!


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    DIY Stir Plate

    Hello everyone! I will be DIY'ing a magnetic stir plate this weekend. They aren't difficult to make and I have most of the parts laying around so I'm giving it a go! Would any of you like me to post...
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    Re: Fruit accords formulae

    You ordered a kilo of Methyl Pamplemousse without even sampling it first?


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    Re: Need help with.....

    I am equally confused? What is the question?


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  6. Re: Why that musk? Ethylene Brassylate vs Galaxolide

    An even simpler answer would be that different musk materials simply smell different. I use different musks in combinations and rarely use them alone in a formula.


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  7. Re: Glucam P-20 or Hedione (kharismal)?

    I can appreciate having dreams. I really can. But some times in order to accomplish a goal you need to quit your current approach and readjust. In this case, if the fragrance oils are not...
  8. Re: Where to buy glass / plastic atomizers? (UK shipping)

    Pochpac! If you're in the UK, check them out. Heck, I'm in the US and that's where I get mine.


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    Re: Mixture Suggestion HELP!!!!

    Arts and crafts? Pouring beer into a glass is not brewing and doing it does not make someone a brewer. The person who created the fragrance oil is a perfumer. If what you see in the video were to be...
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    Re: Mixture Suggestion HELP!!!!

    That video is ridiculous. I just don't understand the point? That's not perfuming. If the point is to make knock-off fragrances then fine, I mean I hate that people do that, but fine. This forum is...
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    Re: Out of this world lavender

    Can second this recommendation!


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    Re: Mixture Suggestion HELP!!!!

    http://www.thegoodscentscompany.com/data/ab1019061.html#


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  13. Re: Diluting Vanillin / Ethyl Vanillin Crystals (Aroma Chemicals) and Isolates

    I put all of my formula ingredients together, not diluted, to create a fragrance concentrate. Then I add this concentrate to my carrier (alcohol). I only use prediluted materials for blending and...
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    Re: Mixture Suggestion HELP!!!!

    I would assume that the perfumer who designed the fragrance oil would have added fixatives as part of the formula. That's what I would so. Especially since your fragrance oils are finished products...
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    Re: Confused About Recipe Amounts

    They are incredibly valuable! Plus you make me laugh with your no-nonsense comments.


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    Re: Critique needed on sandalwood accord

    Consider this a learning opportunity. You'll need to learn how to figure it out so why not start now?
  17. Re: Need a recipe for alcohol perfume???

    I'm quite familiar with the reasons someone would use DPG. What I'm trying to say is that the fragrance you have should already include fixatives. When I design a fragrance the fixative is typically...
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    Re: Critique needed on sandalwood accord

    I would delete the ones that don't work .
  19. Re: Need a recipe for alcohol perfume???

    I'd be careful with the ethyl acetate as it can alter your fragrance by adding an unintented sweetness. Also, I would skip the DPG; if it was necessary for any reason the perfumer would have already...
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    Re: Critique needed on sandalwood accord

    It'll work. Try it.
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    Re: Confused About Recipe Amounts

    Also, I think it is very important to work in terms of percentage (in addition to weight). Say, for the sake or arguing, that the formula in your original post was grams, not drops:

    Lemon - 10 g...
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    Re: How to dirty up my rose accord

    Cashmeran. Try it. I love it in rose accords for its ability to add a slightly cosmetic "dirtiness."
  23. Re: What Do You Feel We Need As DIY Perfumer's?

    MourningWould: That should've been a PM, not a public post. If you are going to lambast someone like this have the courtesy to do so in a more private manner. There's no rule against being a jerk,...
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    Re: Making Mystikal

    As someone with zero science background, this is so damn interesting to me.
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    Dilution recommendation

    Pretty much everything I have is diluted at 10%, while some are diluted to 1% or even 20%. Even the 1% dilutions start at 10% and then I use that to make an additional 1% dilution. The materials I...
  26. Re: Molecular Shape vs. Molecular Vibration

    I, too, was a recording engineer in a past life! I knew there was a reason I liked you, Bill!
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    Re: Making Mystikal

    Ok, be right back...going to dump some Hydrogen Peroxide into my stock of Ald c12
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    Re: Making Mystikal

    This has me incredibly curious. How would one go about utilizing H202 to oxidize Ald. C12 MNA? Not that I would try it or anything...just want to know...ya know, for science?
  29. U.S. Supplier of Sample Spray Vials

    As the title mentions, does anyone here any insight into U.S. based suppliers of Sample Spray Vials in the 2-5ml volume range?
  30. Re: Indie Perfumer sites and Number of Offerings

    When I launch my line this year I will initially be offering four fragrances.
  31. Re: Synthetics for more than just longevity in luxury perfume

    And if a perfumer wants to add a "rose note" they might not be adding more than PEA. I have some fragrances that, on paper and marketing copy, contain a "rose note" and I can tell you it contains...
  32. Re: Synthetics for more than just longevity in luxury perfume

    It makes no difference if it is a natural or synthetic material. In fact, that distinction is even hard to make. A lot of materials you would think of as "synthetic" are actually just isolated...
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    Re: Vigon blew my away this morning!

    Same! This had me giggling for sure.
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    Re: Rose accord confusion

    PK is spot on. What I think you need to understand is that these formulae call for a variety of materials (both natural and synthetic) in order to make a well-rounded accorded--all parts determined...
  35. Re: Making perfume basics. Fragrance alcohol and water. Any formula?

    Hmm...it works for me. Where are you located?
  36. Re: Ingredients... If money were no object

    If money is no object, then give me some of that money to buy some materials and I will get back to you with a review of what materials you should buy.
  37. Re: Making perfume basics. Fragrance alcohol and water. Any formula?

    go on...
  38. Re: Making perfume basics. Fragrance alcohol and water. Any formula?

    Yes. With some sort of color additive. http://www.fda.gov/ForIndustry/ColorAdditives/ColorAdditiveInventories/ucm115641.htm
  39. Re: Making perfume basics. Fragrance alcohol and water. Any formula?

    Well I don't know what kind of help you're looking for here...? We don't add water. So if we don't do it and, in fact, strongly discourage it, how do you suppose we could help you with your...
  40. Re: Please Help! I need ideas for a Tolu balsam woody, dry accord?

    I find that castoreum can add a much appreciated salty/brine note. Not exactly the answer you needed, but I though I'd chime in.


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  41. Re: Making perfume basics. Fragrance alcohol and water. Any formula?

    Well, to be fair, I don't think any of us are experts at making knock-off fragrances. :rolleyesold: You see, some of us who have answered are real perfumers who have actual experience creating...
  42. Re: Making perfume basics. Fragrance alcohol and water. Any formula?

    Now wait...when you say "perfume fragrance manufacturer," do you mean a fragrance oil manufacturer? It sounds to me like you bought a fragrance oil. It's important to know the difference between a...
  43. Re: Making perfume basics. Fragrance alcohol and water. Any formula?

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    Would it make more sense to replace the stickies with advertisements since no one looks at them anyways?
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    Re: Driftwood or Salty Accord

    Definitely try Aphermate. I have been using this a lot lately and love it! Other suggestions here are spot-on. Try some melonal and trace amounts of Cade or Castoreum for that salty impression. Also,...
  45. Re: Anyone know a source for Givaudan Chocovan?

    I've been meaning to ask you about this. How does one go about having an accord made? Is the Chocolate key accord of your own design?
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    Re: Formula manipulation

    I do everything by hand in a notebook so I have a good grasp on the math involved. Trust me when I tell you, even if you use a spreadsheet, its worth knowing how the numbers come together. My method...
  47. Re: How hard is it to get into fragrance creation?

    Buy small samples where you can! It's a great way to learn materials on the cheap. In fact, once diluted to 10% or so, some of the samples you can get will provide quite a lot of useable material for...
  48. Re: Livestream: Fragrance Industry Testifies at Capitol Hill - Set for March 18 at 11:00am EST

    Very interesting read.

    http://smallbusiness.house.gov/uploadedfiles/3-18-2015_reichard_testimony.pdf
  49. Re: How hard is it to get into fragrance creation?

    You will spend a lot of money, but in all honesty...It's so worth it.
  50. Re: Need help with the improving my perfume parameters.

    Have you tried sourcing your materials from somewhere else? I have personally never heard of Piping Rock so have never tried their stuff...I did look at their website and have a few questions for...
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    Re: Creating natural perfume oils

    Fables,

    I wish you the best of luck.

    These forums are an invaluable source of information to those just beginning (and beyond!). I think what has people worked up is that we have seen--on an...
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    Re: True Priority

    Chris, you definitely have. I was just trying to see what others are doing. My process is very similar to yours as it is.
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    Re: True Priority

    How are you folks going about filtering anyways?
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    Re: ThePerfumery.com

    All good?
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    ThePerfumery.com

    Does anyone here have any experience ordering from theperfumery.com? I am looking for more U.S. based suppliers to source small-ish quantities of naturals for a new project I am taking on...
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    Re: E.O. Distilling at Home

    Well I think I've pretty much sold myself on doing. After doing some research I think I will end up building one to my own specifications. However, the question still remains: What will I distill!?
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    E.O. Distilling at Home

    So with the sun peaking out today I am reminded of an idea I had last year: I am interested in buying a little distilling apparatus (something like this) to play with some things. But my question is...
  58. Re: Artist Seeks Fragrance Chemist ‘Nose’ to Help Recreate Greenhouse Aroma

    The fragrance chemist, whoever it shall be, would more than likely use aroma chemicals to accomplish this goal; so they wouldn't be creating an "essential oil." Not a big deal, but it is important to...
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    Re: Aldehydes and acetates

    Hardly any, I'm trained in History.
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    Re: Solvent for Scentenal in Water

    I can't help with the solvent, but I have a literal ocean accord constructed using cade and castoreum that add a really nice "saltiness".
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    Re: Aldehydes and acetates

    So I just got a Kindle and have been reading voraciously,...can anyone recommend a book available for kindle that might help me understand these basic chemistry concepts?
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    Re: Possible mixtures??

    Just make something. I hate to be blunt, but that is how you are going to learn. It's not tough love, that's just how this discipline is. Even I recommended a combination of materials, the ratios...
  63. Re: Of Plumbing, Perfume and Private Messages

    This is why I pretend not to know anything :wink:
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    Aroma of Coffee

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    Figured some folks on here might find this useful...The image is courtesy of Compound Interest's Facebook page (www.facebook.com/compoundchem).
  65. Re: brand new and would like help formulating

    Agreed! I have a number of materials that are diluted samples from Eden Botanicals. If, or when, I manage to use them up...then I know it might be time to order a larger quantity.
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    Re: Concentrate Preparation

    Lots of great tips here! I just can't believe I managed to get this far without having to do this...

    Perfuming is a truly humbling endeavor...
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    Re: Concentrate Preparation

    So then are you weighing the materials in a beaker/graduated cylinder and then transferring to a larger vessel (that will eventually hold the finished concentrate)?
  68. Re: brand new and would like help formulating

    Make it and see. Do you already have these materials? Do you have any Hedione or Iso E Super?
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    Concentrate Preparation

    Since up until now I have only made/sold bespoke one-off fragrances, I have not had the chance to figure this out yet: What is the best method for preparing a large quantity of concentrate? I have a...
  70. Re: Third formula in my life and compliments!

    Where did you find blackberry absolute?
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    Re: Glass Droppers

    Do you remember where you sourced your gear?
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    Re: Glass Droppers

    I may have to grab a few and test them out. It sounds like the right way to go, so long as there are no issues...
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    Glass Droppers

    I know this question has been asked before, but I wanted to get an up-to-date opinion on using the bulb polypropylene caps with straight glass pipette droppers? I just ordered 5,000 disposable...
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    Re: One Tip

    Having fun is the key here. It is such an exciting world with such endless possibilities. The thought of sitting in front of my desk and having the chance to formulate literally makes me giddy.
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    Re: Perfume Making Workshops

    Chris, not to side-track you or ask for proprietary information, but the materials you provide for the workshop...how do you choose them? Are they accords or single materials?
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    Re: One Tip

    Another tip that helped me tremendously: When drafting a formulation, do it in such a way that the numbers add up to 100 (or 1000). In this way you are able to gain a better understanding of...
  77. Re: How to use Civet, and not end up with an old lady scent?

    I'd be curious to know what your bias is...what's your real motivation for saying these odd and unjustifiable things?
  78. Re: How to use Civet, and not end up with an old lady scent?

    I'm going to chalk this up to a language barrier
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    One Tip

    There is a wealth of information on this site that can useful for beginners as well as a large amount of folks on here who are very accomplished and talented. I was thinking it would be a worthy...
  80. Re: How to use Civet, and not end up with an old lady scent?

    I personally like civet with something offering an amber-connotation...like Black Agar, Labdanum, Cashmeran, etc., to which I seem to always add a generous dose of Kephalis. I probably need to stop...
  81. Re: Overpowering materials that should be used in very small amounts

    Damascone Alpha, Damascone Beta, Ethyl Maltol, Ethyl Vanillin, Safraleine, Pyralone, Galbex 183, Cassis Base 345B to name a few...
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    Re: Disgusted by IFRA perfume regulations

    Love this guy
  83. Re: How much/what kinds of testing do you do before you consider it finished?

    I personally wear almost everything I make, even if it is just a draft. For me it's been helpful to see how things wear on the skin. Surprisingly (or unsurprisingly) I get the most compliments on...
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    Re: Centifolether

    It's been the same price for a while
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    Re: Centifolether

    I didn't think Centifolether was an expensive material. Though that is based on the prices from Vigon.
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    Apologies to DIY

    Hey guys and gals,

    It's been a while since I've been on here, but that's not why I want to apologize. I want to apologize to those of you who, like me, were involved in the Blind Sniff. Right...
  87. Re: Question: How to Evaluate Your Final Perfume and What to Do if Something Goes Wrong

    Well, I only make what I like. I make what I like to smell. No more, no less. I have, on occasion, designed bespoke fragrances for a few clients, but even then it was largely based on my own...
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    Re: Blind nose training: who wants to play? CLOSED

    Ok, boxes are being sent this afternoon.
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    Re: Blind nose training: who wants to play? CLOSED

    Hey guys! I am so sorry for the delay in getting back to you! I did resend my samples...I don't understand why they aren't getting there!? I send many packages per week and have never had this...
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    Re: Berryflor

    I've had the stuff for a while but finally used it last week in a composition. On its own, it is definitely underwhelming. In a blend you can certainly feel it.
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    Re: Blind nose training: who wants to play? CLOSED

    I have been out of town and will be home this afternoon. New samples will be sent to PK and newtothis. On a sidenote, PK, what are these "Panda" and "Rhinoceros" blends you speak of?
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    Re: Blind nose training: who wants to play? CLOSED

    Ok. If I can expedite my samples, do you mind waiting? I don't mind paying for it, this is going to be fun! I got yours and I picked some neat things and want you to have them...it's your call...
  93. Re: Question about suggesting notes with single materials

    I'm so into doing that!
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    Re: Blind nose training: who wants to play? CLOSED

    PK's is the one I am worried about, since, as far as distance is concerned, he is the closest one to me! If you either of you have not received them by the end of the day today please let me know and...
  95. Re: Question about suggesting notes with single materials

    It does appear that many formulations will use single AC's to give the impression of a larger concept. It reminds of a creative exercise I do from time-to-time: I randomly select fragrances that I...
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    Re: Blind nose training: who wants to play? CLOSED

    Hello all,

    Who at this point has NOT received my packages?
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    Re: Blind nose training: who wants to play? CLOSED

    Has anyone received my materials yet? I'm starting to get concerned...
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    Re: Blind nose training: who wants to play? CLOSED

    I have received all of my sniff samples! I can't wait to dive in,...it's killing me.
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    Re: Becoming A Supplier

    Thanks Bill! I hope you enjoy everything. I am currently building up my inventory; don't forget that pre-ordering is available!
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    Re: Blind nose training: who wants to play? CLOSED

    Oops, forgot to mention that I've sent all my materials.
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