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    Share your perfume recipes

    Let me start:

    Basic men's cologne:

    3.5 oz. Perfumer's alcohol.
    22 drops Bergamot, Mandarin or 15 drops Lime
    15 drops Patchouli
    5 drops Bay Laurel
    3 drops Black Pepper or Ginger
    5...
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    Re: What the heck is Arabian Oud?

    I'd rather have chicken Satay with peanut sauce then eat agarwood.
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    Re: What the heck is Arabian Oud?

    What do you mean?
    I'm trying to explain where it's from and added some history, you don't seem to understand.
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    Re: What the heck is Arabian Oud?

    This because of the tradition because they have been importing Indian Agarwood and the oil even before Islamic times. Also the aged Indian varieties are the most expensive I suppose. Sheikhs love...
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    Re: What the heck is Arabian Oud?

    This is very unlikely as the Chinese knew of Agarwood only in the 3rd century. The most ancient source has been the Assam region in Northeast India.
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    Re: What the heck is Arabian Oud?

    I meant it in a sarcastic way. Oud = Agarwood (oil)

    The only ancient source for Oud for the Arabs used to be India. They seem to prefer Indian oils over the Southeast Asian ones aswell.
    There is...
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    Re: What the heck is Arabian Oud?

    Actually what the heck is Arabian Oud. Oud/Agarwood doesn't even grow in Arabia..
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    Re: Amber tree resin oil

    Yes I was looking for the real Himalayan tree resin, it's pretty darn expensive too but then again it's 35,000,000 years old. Sure caught my interest!
  9. Re: Where to find quality Fruit essential oils?

    Yeah I have found out about that unfortunately, thanks.
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    Re: Amber tree resin oil

    Thanks.
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    Amber tree resin oil

    What does it smell like? Is it comparable to Ambergris oil and is it rather feminine Ambergris?
  12. Re: Where to find quality Fruit essential oils?

    I searched google all over for it, and it seems that it isn't even possible to get pure mango EO, even when they will produce it it will be more expensive then the aged Assam agarwood, which is the...
  13. Where to find quality Fruit essential oils?

    I'm looking for true scents of ripe fruit, such as passion fruit, coconut etc.
  14. Re: Frankincense and Myrrh solids - what to dissolve them in?

    I'd collect at least 2 tins, you never know what people will be willing to pay for a vintage church Incense.
  15. Re: Frankincense and Myrrh solids - what to dissolve them in?

    I'm in the Netherlands. You could send me some if you'd like.
    I'll send you a sample then of my new Oriental. It's a masculine but maybe you'll enjoy it aswell.
  16. Re: Frankincense and Myrrh solids - what to dissolve them in?

    Apparantly dissolving bitter Myrrh into alcohol makes it a powerful tincture and anointment oil, I googled it up for you. You could try using only a few grains of the resin. I'm not sure if you...
  17. Re: Frankincense and Myrrh solids - what to dissolve them in?

    Alcohol will dissolve from 65% to 85% by weight of the crude olibanum. I don't really know if it makes sense for the Myrrh though.
  18. Re: My Frankincense oil (B. Carterii) smells a bit like cinnamon..

    Hmm..strange. I was at a Somalian store 2 weeks ago and the pure Frankincense resin they offered there also smelled very different.

    I wont order from that retailer that sold me the unpleasant oil...
  19. My Frankincense oil (B. Carterii) smells a bit like cinnamon..

    Having tried various Incense scents I decided to try the EO. On itself it's a warm yet a bit unpleasant cinnamon-ish scent. Any similar experiences with this?
    I tried some cedarwood oil and the...
  20. Re: Sorrowful emotion ... with Fragrance

    Any samples?
  21. Re: Sorrowful emotion ... with Fragrance

    Sounds kinda weird if ya ask me..
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    Re: Does pure alcohol and EO mix well?

    Thanks guys.
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    Re: Does pure alcohol and EO mix well?

    By the way how long does it take for a blend in alcohol to fully mature?
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    Re: Does pure alcohol and EO mix well?

    Spring water just from a bottle huh?
    Will do that. Thanks.
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    Re: Does pure alcohol and EO mix well?

    Thank you.
    What is the use of adding water in the final blend?
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    Re: Attars and arabic perfumes

    Attars have been popular way before muslim community in India and Islam. The distillation of sandalwood, agarwood. Fragrances of deer musk etc. have been known for thousands of years.
    The...
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    Re: Does pure alcohol and EO mix well?

    The cloudiness has disappeared. Cosmetisch Haarwater is great.
  28. Re: Are you allowed to sell home made perfumes?

    Nah, I know Dutch people that sell homemade soaps without a license. If you're making a safe product I don't think there will be any problem aswell.
    In France one can buy handmade soaps all over the...
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    Re: Does pure alcohol and EO mix well?

    I used the cosmetisch haarwater (95%) with variation of oils.
    It's not such of a big problem. I actually like the 'mat' look of the fluid. I sprayed some on my wrist few hours ago and when the...
  30. Re: Are you allowed to sell home made perfumes?

    People sell homemade candles and soaps on Ebay. I don't think there's really a problem unless you are trying to start your own business. Maybe you can sell some on basenotes.
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    Re: Does pure alcohol and EO mix well?

    I have tried it today and the solution became cloudy. It mixed pretty well though. Thanks.
  32. Re: Are you allowed to sell home made perfumes?

    Alot of people sell homemade stuff on Ebay.
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    Re: Vetiver Varieties

    Indian Vetiver is the best.
  34. Re: Are you allowed to sell home made perfumes?

    Depends what the UK law is. Otherwise start your own website from which people can order.
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    Does pure alcohol and EO mix well?

    Will the oils float on my alcohol, how will this dissolve?
    Whats it the maximum percentage of oil I can use in the alcohol?
  36. Re: Is wearing pure Frankincense oil agressive for the skin?

    OK Thank you guys
  37. Is wearing pure Frankincense oil agressive for the skin?

    Help me out please.
  38. Re: Where can I purchase pure Mysore Sandalwood oil online?

    Thanks guys!
  39. Where can I purchase pure Mysore Sandalwood oil online?

    I know Profumo has some but theirs is a blend with a base oil. I need the pure oil.
    Can anyone help please?
  40. Re: How do I mix oil with dilluted alcohol?

    De Hekserij seems to be a better option.
  41. Re: Anyone Brought An Ambergis Stone?

    I really wonder how pure Ambergris tincture smells.
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    Re: Rose water

    Concentrated rose water.

    http://www.flavex.co.uk/botanicals/product/101
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    Re: Rose water

    Try Damascus rose oil instead of water.
  44. Re: Adding Musk To Existing Fragrance?

    Nice. Keep us updated.
  45. Re: Where do you purchase bottles for storing or selling your homemade fragrances?

    Thanks anyway.
  46. Re: Where do you purchase bottles for storing or selling your homemade fragrances?

    http://store01.prostores.com/accessoriesforfragrances/catalog/Photos%2012.18.09%20015.jpg

    I'm looking for this style but bigger and without the threads.
    Also some sprayers.
  47. Re: Adding Musk To Existing Fragrance?

    Where can one purchase the civet, ambergris, castoreum tinctures?
  48. Re: How do I mix oil with dilluted alcohol?

    Ok I'll get some of that.
  49. Re: Where do you purchase bottles for storing or selling your homemade fragrances?

    'Masculine bottles' I'm based in the Netherlands like you.
  50. Re: Too many 'stinky' fragrance materials

    Use real essential oils not synthetic stuff..
  51. Re: How do I mix oil with dilluted alcohol?

    I found this website:
    http://www.brouwland.com/nl/
    If you look at the liqueur section you can find 500 ml alcohol (96%) for 20 euro's.
    Might be an OK deal if you don't want the bergamot...
  52. Re: How do I mix oil with dilluted alcohol?

    Thanks Jan.
    I'll probably get some from 'De Hekserij'.
    I hope the bergamot in their alcohol will not be overwhelming.
    Kind of strange you can't find cheap pure alcohol over here though..
  53. Where do you purchase bottles for storing or selling your homemade fragrances?

    Any online sources?
  54. Re: Where can I find glass or crystal perfume bottles online?

    Guys?
  55. Re: How do I mix oil with dilluted alcohol?

    How about Vodka?
  56. Re: How do I mix oil with dilluted alcohol?

    Thanks, well at the moment I live in the Netherlands just like you. Any recommendations?
  57. Re: Where can I find glass or crystal perfume bottles online?

    Those are ok, but I am looking for a smaller, sexier cap.
  58. Re: Where can I find glass or crystal perfume bottles online?

    http://store01.prostores.com/accessoriesforfragrances/catalog/Photos%2012.18.09%20015.jpg

    Looking for these with a metal cap but bigger. These above are 5ml only. I don't need the tassle rope...
  59. Re: Where can I find glass or crystal perfume bottles online?

    Thank you!
  60. Re: What's the best wood fragrance in your opinion?

    Thanks guys.
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    Re: Is it ok to wear pure Vetiver oil?

    Nice. I always thought vetiver oil was too harsh to apply directly on your body.
  62. How do I mix oil with dilluted alcohol?

    For example sandalwood, frankincense or vetiver.

    How do I mix this? Where can I find the alcohol? How much oil for how much alcohol?
    Experts please help me on this one. I'm very interested in the...
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    Is it ok to wear pure Vetiver oil?

    How about Frankincense oil?
    Should I layer this with for example Sandalwood?
    How much drops to mix?
  64. What's the best wood fragrance in your opinion?

    I'm pretty new to 'woods' but I definately appreciate the warmth of it, especially now during cold days.
    I happen to like cedar and sandalwood very much.
  65. Where can I find glass or crystal perfume bottles online?

    I need 'masculine' bottles. So far I have found alot of websites selling women's or antique bottles.
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    Re: Agarwood (oud) oil!

    Thank you. Do you have a website?
    What's the prize for 5ml normal oudh?
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    Re: Gucci pour homme, opinions?

    Thanks
  68. Re: I found a source for traditional Attars (in sandalwood)

    Seems to be a legit website aswell.
  69. I found a source for traditional Attars (in sandalwood)

    http://www.shivaexportsindia.com/retail/products.asp?catid=53

    Their prizes seem to give me the feeling this company is selling the real deal here.
    I hope any expert over here has experienced...
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    Re: Agarwood (oud) oil!

    Hello people.
    Do you know where I can purchase the Aged Hindi Oud Assam?
    Regards.
  71. Re: Hi! So I got me some Arabian Oud & Abdul Samed Al Qurashi can you help me identif

    Zahra do you know where I can get Aged Hindi Oud (Assam)
    Is there an online source for this?
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    Re: Jaipur Homme: A Lesson Learned.

    A tip, don't over apply Jaipur. Just 1 or 2 sprays will do.
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    Re: Gucci pour homme, opinions?

    Allright I tried some of the GPH today. I sprayed some on my wrists. First I smelled some pepper. This was very instant and flew away in seconds. Then the cedar with hints of labdanum. The fragrance...
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    Re: Gucci pour homme, opinions?

    I'm happy to hear that,
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    Re: Vetiver lemonade?

    Nice.
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    Re: Gucci pour homme, opinions?

    Sounds good.
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    Vetiver lemonade?

    http://www.savygroup.us/khus_syrup.html

    This seems to be a popular bevarage in India. Being a non resident Indian myself I never heard of this. I wonder what the heck this might taste like. Might...
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    Re: Seeking the best green scent ...

    Guerlain Vetiver.
    Wore some today and after I went to the gym and a shower I still smell some of it. Delicious.
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    Re: Gucci pour homme, opinions?

    Well yeah I heard it was rather oriental?
    I like heavy oriental, incense type of scents. In fact I adore 'em.
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    Re: Gucci pour homme, opinions?

    I got it for 25 euros in the Netherlands (50ml)
    There's still some bottles left. Are you interested? Shipping costs for India, I'm not really sure how much that is.
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    Re: Gucci pour homme, opinions?

    Thank you guys! Appreciate.
  82. Re: Azzaro Pour Homme, I'm not impressed

    Yeah it was boring
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    Gucci pour homme, opinions?

    I just purchased a Gph blindly because it was 50% off. I had to get it before it was gone. It seems to be a wood fragrance and I'm going to test it tomorrow.
    What can I expect Basenoters?
  84. Re: Azzaro Pour Homme, I'm not impressed

    I'm not sure but might try this again next year if it's still that cheap. At the moment it doesn't beat the very oriental Hugo Boss Number One for me..
  85. Azzaro Pour Homme, I'm not impressed

    Today I went to the fragrance shop in my neighbourhood. I asked directly for Azzaro PH because of all the positive reviews in the directory and it's kind of cheap. Definately is a true 80's scent....
  86. Re: What's your favourite 80's powerhouse scent?

    Today I smelled Azzaro Pour Homme, I'm not too impressed.
  87. Re: Fragrances you couldn't sell (and it surprised you)

    I'm trying to sell Sculpture Homme..
  88. What's your favourite 80's powerhouse scent?

    Kouros, Azzaro PH, Boss number one, etc
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    Re: Smells like A Three Year Old

    Try a vetiver based scent. Vetiver always smells 'mature' and elegant to me.
  90. Re: man.aubusson a rip off of Nikos Sculpture !!!!

    Nikos Sculpture is nice sweet, vanilla overdose. Nothing special but it's nice. I got it as a gift and will wear it during summer time. I repeat this is not a masterpiece as the OP obviously thinks...
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    Re: Egoiste?

    Definately a great scent. Bit spicy.
  92. Re: Traditional Attars, which one should I choose?

    It might be a very low percentage of actual Attar oil I guess.
  93. Re: Traditional Attars, which one should I choose?

    I know but I just wonder how a Mitti Attar could be obtained from synthetic sources..
  94. Re: New Amouage Sandalwood & Musk Attars

    Is it an animal musk or just a 'synthetic' vanilla/sandalwood.
  95. Re: Creed Windsor Now Available from Creed Website

    What a prize. Greed Windsor it is.
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    Re: Penhaligon's / free samples?

    It's the crisis I guess.
  97. Re: Traditional Attars, which one should I choose?

    Maybe. But it could be ok to get just an indication of the scents maybe.
  98. Re: New Amouage Sandalwood & Musk Attars

    The question is: are these any good.
  99. Re: New Amouage Sandalwood & Musk Attars

    Unbelievably cheap. I wonder why.
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    Re: Is this real Mysore Sandalwood?

    A shame for such a reputable seller.
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