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  1. Thread: Pomade?

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    Re: Pomade?

    You could use some floral waxes as part of the product, that might be nice, and they are very inexpensive too.
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    Re: Nose sharpening tricks?

    Smelling coffee beans to clear your nose, is a huge myth and misnomer. Completely wrong.

    Coffee is one of the most complex, (read that as hundreds of molecules), and smelling coffee only places...
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    Re: Well I bought a handful of stuff

    Ahh. OK, Thanks, AKA Hyacinth Body...
    got that one.. :-)
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    Re: Dew/water/ozone ingredient

    Scentenal is a great idea....

    And just a note: Because of the postponement of WPA in Florida this year, I am not sure when this might happen, but (insert big company name) will be releasing a...
  5. Re: What fragrances are you working on at the moment and the thoughts behind them?

    Hello James... :-)

    I think I need to ask you to make yourself a notation for the future.
    Please note the names, Hex-'a'-nol, and Hex-'e'-nol.
    You consistently use the a instead of the e, when...
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    Re: Mind Map and Mixing Different Accords

    If this is your method for this time period, learn it well, see what it can and cannot do for you.
    There are many methods of Perfumery composition.
    The method you mention is just one.

    Because...
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    Re: How to make Tinctures?

    Coffee Tinctures have been addressed here in this forum, may I suggest that you do a little digging to learn what you seek. But to recap, I will tell you that I think that coffee tinctures are a...
  8. Re: ingredient ( chemicals or naturals ) to give more projection and fixation

    Dua clones are inexpensive copies, made with inferior ingredients. The formulations do not last well. They try to compensate by increasing the quantity of fragrance concentrate in the product, as...
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    Re: What make rose smell so fruity/jammy?

    Fruit Sec base and Davana, in smallish doses, are very useful for "jammy".
  10. Re: What fragrances are you working on at the moment and the thoughts behind them?

    James, yes, I do use some leather materials, but I wasn't going to dictate my entire formula. I did give six of the materials, though.
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    Re: Well I bought a handful of stuff

    I'd like some too...
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    Re: My order for perfumers supply house:) !!!

    https://i.ebayimg.com/images/g/fFsAAOSwroZas79w/s-l300.jpg
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    Re: Well I bought a handful of stuff

    Yes, Glad someone is selling Sultanene.
    Where did you get the Oxania? And Emeraldine?
    Don't know these two.
  14. Re: What fragrances are you working on at the moment and the thoughts behind them?

    My own Osmanthus base doesn't use Hexanol, but does use Cis-3-hexenol, at 2%.

    I was after a fresh flower accord, but I'd never smelled the fresh flowers before, either.
    After I did actually get...
  15. Linalool, Oxidized Linalool, and Contact Dermititis

    Sharing from:

    Prabodh Satyal PhD [Dr. S]

    Chief Scientific Officer

    CONTACT DERMATITIS OF OXIDIZED LINALOOL

    There are several essential oils (EOS) or cosmetic products that contain...
  16. Re: What fragrances are you working on at the moment and the thoughts behind them?

    Osmanthus supposedly likes lots of sun. But here in the Hot Hot desert, the leaves got burnt in full sun, so my plants are on the north side of the house in 3/4 shade. Osmanthus goes by a couple of...
  17. Re: What fragrances are you working on at the moment and the thoughts behind them?

    Yup, hexanol is a tiny molecule, a short lived topnote thing.... you'll need to pick a more middle note molecule to base your perfume around....
    Do you have Osmanthus flowers to smell? Mine are...
  18. Re: Let’s talk methodology and your approach in perfume making

    "Chocolate" is often, half vanillin.
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    Re: Dew/water/ozone ingredient

    "water" is elusive, and takes excellent balancing of seemingly unrelated materials.
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    Re: Help reading a GCMS (Neroli Portofino)

    Bactracking from my comments about Linalyl Anthranilate, as occurring in Tom Ford Neroli Portofino.

    ~ Reading another GC that I have access to, I DO see Linalyl Anthranilate occurring in those...
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    Re: Help reading a GCMS (Neroli Portofino)

    Backtracking from my comments
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    Re: Help reading a GCMS (Neroli Portofino)

    Backtracking from my comments
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    Re: Making Schiff Bases

    Yes, Smells a lot like several other orangeblossom schiff base type materials.
    But given it's molecular size, it is likely still a middle, to upper base note.
    It also didn't like dissolving into...
  24. Re: Orange Blossom/Neroli Accord- do I have the right stuff?

    I don't really smell "Orange" fruit in Orangeblossom, though...
  25. Re: Why do ultraniche fragrances not smell expensive?

    I see that Tommy has 10.25% DHM.
    That and other things make the top secetion.
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    Re: Making Schiff Bases

    All I had to use was a 50/50 Acetaldehyde alcoholic dilution, I drained the alcohol and water yesterday, as it was left after the reaction.
    I am letting these crystals dry out today, before...
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    Re: Making Schiff Bases

    I've not really had good success with Ketone Schiff bases.
    I've failed with Musk Ketone, and I'm not really sure if my Acetophenone worked right either.
    I may have tried another too. And I have...
  28. Thread: Cacao extract

    by pkiler
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    Re: Cacao extract

    I really have very little experience with cacao beans, I don't even know anything about the peels of the beans, sorry.
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    Re: Cooperative material learning

    By Al Means, fell free to use the Single Note forum as the place to talk about your own thoughts about Dihydromyrcenol, I thank that is really a great part of how to use it, and honestly, what it is...
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    Re: Making Schiff Bases

    Acetaldehyde also makes an interesting schiff base, too.121371121372
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    Re: Ruh kewda / Pandanus oil

    My reading of the website you found is that is not one that I've heard of.
    There are no real huge glaring errors that I see.
    They did confess that their Lily oil is a fragrance oil, points for...
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    Re: Chaparral/Creosote Accord?

    I can't say about dried. Never tried it.
    (Although I have some in a bag in the garage, that I picked a month ago that I could try, I suppose.)
    But the odor quantity has certainly gone down...
  33. Re: Perfumers alcohol with harsh alcoholic note

    that is adding a whole lot of water, not really recommended.

    1. You can substitute some of the alcohol for another solvent like IPM, DPG, TEC, etc.

    2. You can place in your formula some extreme...
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    Re: Good GCMS in Europe

    I have none of the listed GC's available.
    I still have only knowledge of high quality North American GC labs, since that is my sphere of business.

    I use Creative Accord (USA) and Phytochemia...
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    Re: Verdox replacement

    Accurate, maybe, but there are exactly zero references online about a C-2 Aldehyde.
    *Every* reference is Acetaldehyde.

    But as for use, there are 95 version references as sold by suppliers on...
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    Re: Verdox replacement

    Well, next time, use a real name then, instead of one that you made up on the spot
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    Re: Verdox replacement

    CAS # please. Or did you omit a digit?
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    Re: Might be too much to ask...

    Go ahead and post your materials list.
    And post what you think you want to work on...
  39. Thread: Cacao extract

    by pkiler
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    Re: Cacao extract

    Using the term "extract", has a technical definition, being a water/alcoholic borne extraction.

    IS that what you mean? or something else?

    Next, The choice of extraction style is up to you, but...
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    Re: Help me smell like a 15 year old!!!

    As above, Dihydromyrcenol at 10% or a little higher, Habanolide at 10%, and many others mentioned above.
    And also: This is what is wrong with Fragrances.
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    Re: Shaking/stirring device

    Maybe you can watch this to learn something for the use of a magnetic sitirrer.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OZvPkxSP-hY

    Or this one:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TCpL4o09vao
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    Re: Verdox replacement

    Jeppius, Are you basing your desire to make the Pear accord, based on the PA self description, and without smelling it?
    Or do you have some, and you like it, and you want to try to make it yourself?...
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    Re: Creating fragrances with basenotes only

    Yes, you must be missing something, because both Vanillin and Ethyl Vanillin ARE different. AND, Patchouli EO and Patchouli Abs ARE different.
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    Re: Shaking/stirring device

    Gently... maybe... Shaking adds oxygen to the perfume, and oxidation is a Perfume's enemy...

    Swirling is better, in my opinion.
    (That's why I use the magnetic stirrer...)
  45. Re: Chanel Antaeus suggestion chemical aroma help

    Have you sent it out for a GCMS Test yet?
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    Re: J.U.S Parfums Public Formulas

    Looks like a standard Grojsman accord perfume...
    I was thinking about the coumarin content, but seems like it is ok once diluted.
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    Re: My order for perfumers supply house:) !!!

    Well, while she has received the shipment, as of Tuesday, but I still I have to bill her for them, then she will be able to price them accordingly.
    I sent here a text message and I would bet she...
  48. Thread: Ambrocenide 10%

    by pkiler
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    Re: Ambrocenide 10%

    Ambrocenide is one of the stronger materials to smell.
    Personally, dosing it higher than at 0.3% could easily get you into trouble and it can take over a perfume.
  49. Thread: Easing anxiety

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    Re: Easing anxiety

    Thanks will look into it!
  50. Thread: Easing anxiety

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    Re: Easing anxiety

    I'm trying to figure out good online live classes for teaching Perfumery. everyone will be home and a captive audience, just trying to find a silver lining, and earn a bit of income.

    Though, my...
  51. Re: Client asks me to make 20 gallons of hand sanitizer, Now to just buy the materials!

    Just cannot order the Carbopol / Carbomer, anywhere.

    Next, the US FDA issued formulator's guidelines for making Hand Sanitizer products today.
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    Re: Rose otto doesn't dilute completely

    Fatty fixed oils are fruit seed, seed, and nut oils, Almond oil, jojoba oil, carrot seed oil, etc. They are also called carrier oils. But they don't like alcohol very well. Fatty acids are other...
  53. Re: Orange Blossom/Neroli Accord- do I have the right stuff?

    Dear Young Padawan Bkkorn,
    I do refrain from making comments sometimes, because I let people make mistakes, because that is how we all learn.

    You have made (another) big mistake here, by...
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    Re: Question about notes ratio

    There are NO RULES.
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    Re: Rose otto doesn't dilute completely

    Seems like it might be adulterated with a fatty fixed oil, or has a very high amount of fatty acids that have trouble with alcohol.
  56. Re: Client asks me to make 20 gallons of hand sanitizer, Now to just buy the materials!

    In this case, the client booking this is another Perfumer from outside the USA. He wants to have scented Hand sanitizer. I can't help him with soap, not made any, and soap is readily available,...
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    Re: Would love advice/ need guidance

    https://www.amazon.com/Essence-Alchemy-Natural-History-Perfume/dp/1586857029/
  58. Re: Client asks me to make 20 gallons of hand sanitizer, Now to just buy the materials!

    my alcohol supplier has allowed me to order 15 gallons of 99% IPA, YAY!
    What I can't get is the carbomer/carbopol, to make it gel. So, it will be a spray, instead of a gel.
  59. Re: Client asks me to make 20 gallons of hand sanitizer, Now to just buy the materials!

    HA!
  60. Re: Client asks me to make 20 gallons of hand sanitizer, Now to just buy the materials!

    I bought 5 gallons Isopropyl Alcohol 99.99% Mil-spec quality, last year, a bit higher quality than I needed for cleaning... so I already have it. But I'll be ordering 15 gallons IPA from a...
  61. Client asks me to make 20 gallons of hand sanitizer, Now to just buy the materials!

    I called a supplier today for the first time, they answered the phone:
    "Hello, this is X Company, we are out of Isopropyl alcohol and Carbomer, what can I help you with?"
    LOL!
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    Re: 2 Caramel accords- Enjoy!

    To me, Tonka/coumarin in vanilla, usually ends up at "Cookie".
    Could be wrong, as I've not made your formula. But Caramel Formulas don't often have any coumarin in them.
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    Re: 2 Caramel accords- Enjoy!

    You should evaluate these a week or two from now. I think that the Tonka dosage will likely be way too high.
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    Re: Diluting Tuberose

    There is something wrong with your pricing structure at Quinessence for Tuberose Absolute.
    They have it for 10g = 84 pounds.
    I see it at my supplier at 10g = $185 USD, basically twice the price.
    ...
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    Re: Maltol crystals dilution

    just once, at 5 sec.
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    Re: Maltol crystals dilution

    Yes, it might make good practice to dilute in alcohol, at 10%, let fall out of solution, place bottle in microwave for five seconds, remelt/blend maltol at temp, use, then place bottle back on shelf...
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    Re: What is a Velvet accord?

    Indeed, full of subjectivity and interpretation.
  68. Re: Orange Blossom/Neroli Accord- do I have the right stuff?

    Don't forget the Aurantiol, but that's an excellent starting point.
  69. Re: Orange Blossom/Neroli Accord- do I have the right stuff?

    That would be Hydroxycitronellal / Methyl Anthranilate Schiff base = Aurantiol

    Citronellal / MA is another Schiff base, rather different in odor profile from Aurantiol.
  70. Re: Orange Blossom/Neroli Accord- do I have the right stuff?

    I am very fond of this band and their amazing musicianship, but to your comment/question:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7kQ1llzPiB4 Cue it up to 4:46, because, "This is . .
  71. Re: I hope this question about a "personality" doesn't offend anyone, but I need to ask...

    Isn't the rain lovely in Los Angeles!
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    Re: Rate yesterday’s soup de jour!

    This scale has a larger capacity, albeit a bit higher cost.
    I have three of them now... They perform relatively well. I think that the features/cost ratio is really pretty good. It's not the same...
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    Re: Rate yesterday’s soup de jour!

    Yes, at 6% IBQ, which is a lot, combined with other materials, I could see how a woman might call that Old Man, to an extent.
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    Re: Rate yesterday’s soup de jour!

    Offhand, your geosmin dosage might be 100X too much.
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    Re: oranger crystals

    Oh parker, that's not THAT big, it's only 351.48mw.
    I'm making molecules at 460mw.
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    Re: oranger crystals

    Yeah, you're right there, I haven't yet... it's so dang expensive... LOL!
    I've only got a tiny sample, and it came as 21/22% ex Tangerine EO.

    But it is quite lovely...
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    Re: Rate yesterday’s soup de jour!

    Anyone can drop their numbers into my free Excel formulation spreadsheet, and do the same...

    It is available to download from my website assets here:...
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    Re: Rate yesterday’s soup de jour!

    That gives you approximately the real percentages in the right hand column:



    5 Patchone 25%
    1.250
    2.60%


    2 Black Agar Firminich
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    Re: Basic Accord cookbook formulas

    Aldara's first link is the ancestor / old site kept as past history to my first link to Jeroen's formulas.
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    Re: Smell Sketches - March 2020 - Indole

    Smelling the Indole in these Apple Blossoms in my backyard.

    120646
  81. Re: Hi guys. at this crazy times.... Anti septic formula anyone?

    The WHO has a formula posted.
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    Re: Basic Accord cookbook formulas

    You can peruse Jeroen's site:
    https://841362.wixsite.com/perfumeformulas

    You can roam through the TGSC demo formulas here:...
  83. Re: Understanding the aroma of Neroli Ketone (Nerone)

    My sample is from 2010. Poor thing has sat in that basket, neglected, for a decade.
    Not that I really know it, I don't think I have ever used it... Now it certainly has a woody aspect going......
  84. Re: Understanding the aroma of Neroli Ketone (Nerone)

    Why do you think it will go bad?
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    Re: Honey Absolute in Oil Perfume

    Honey that you eat from the store is not a viable perfumery material. Nor is it really very good for any cosmetic product.
    It must be treated or processed appropriately for use in another medium...
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    Re: How do you access the GCA page on TGSC?

    WOW, BIG L!
    I can usually find a gc by searching on perfumersearch.com and using "typical gc X".
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    Re: Best Kits for Beginners

    Look for the thread here, there are another 100, i think,
    Beyond that, follow your heart, and look for what is in demonstration formulas that you want to make....Since there are thousands of...
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    Re: Your top 10 perfumery raw materials

    Use the strongest coffee extraction you can find, try a number of them out. Then give it oomph with the proper pyrazines.
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    Re: Best Kits for Beginners

    Sure, start with the Pellwall 100.
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    Re: Need some Solvent advice

    Some resins like Frankincense have some water solubility, as well as in alcohol. I dont think you should have any trouble with Perfumers alcohol for the vast majority of your tasks.
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    Re: Your top 10 perfumery raw materials

    Midden, I've mentioned in another thread, but I think that tincturing coffee is a waste of time, because of lack of strength of the result. Even Essential oils are kind of weak...
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    Re: Sandalwood Perfume

    https://scontent-lax3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/89510578_10158017891929723_4144166390032498688_n.jpg?_nc_cat=108&_nc_sid=1480c5&_nc_ohc=b7FJ-X9NBgAAX-xzlvD&_nc_ht=scontent-lax3-1.xx&oh=d43a69c02c396c268...
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    Re: Compounds for a Nacotic white flower accord

    Yes, very nice, and amazingly expensive.
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    Re: Advice on the Sandalwood based Rose Formula

    Seems like you could use some musks in your base, and maybe heliotropin and an ionone or two, and your mentioned additional materials might be in order as well.
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    Re: 80% Fragrance - 20% Etanol

    About maceration, it takes place both in the undiluted concentrate, and when diluted into alcohol.

    Here's what I do, maybe it will inform your future works. My target size of trial is 10 grams....
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    Re: Advice on Orange Blossom fragrance formula

    James Peterson, In my mind, the return on investment for buying and using real Orangeblossom absolute is low. This is because the largest bits of real are much like Lavender, Linaool and Linalyl...
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    Re: My order for perfumers supply house:) !!!

    I am just finishing up a fragrance for a client based on using the leather and dirt, just like you observed. :-)
  98. Thread: Pipette setup

    by pkiler
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    Re: Pipette setup

    As long as the pipette is in direct contact with the side wall of your bottle top, or beaker side, then you can get that half drop, or the vast majority of it, into your perfume concentrate. Sure,...
  99. Re: Anchors or bases for orange blossom, or most delicate florals

    Ah, Well, the bar with Fragrance Demo Formula s *WAS* green, now it's white as Fine like an oyster points out.
  100. Re: Anchors or bases for orange blossom, or most delicate florals

    For orange blossom basenotes, I would recommend to study the Neroli Orangeflower base formula available at Perfumers Apprentice.
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