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    Re: Ylang Ylang / Cananga

    ylang ylang grade III, madagascar
    from oshun.ca

    my sample is easily 6+ years old smells amazing still
    it took me this long to figure out how to blend it
    turns out all it needed was other...
  2. Violet Leaf concrete does it smell off? Can I dilute it still?

    ive had this concrete forever. dilute it? smells still like violet leaf but i think the smell has changed when i smell it from the bottle. should i dilute the entire thing already, say 50% ? will...
  3. Re: concept fleshing - help me use my coriander seed oil

    when ive used .001% (sandalore) in the formula i couldn't believe the difference it made on a simple 5 or 6 e.o. blend (1 or 2% total, like an aqua fresca)
    its difficult for me to wrap my head...
  4. Re: woops, got carried away... help whittle this cart !!

    oh my! i just checked online new directions uk has a linden blossom absolute for 8 pounds for 5ml? are they all the same company or supplier? is it the price thats fraudulent? are they all fake?...
  5. Re: concept fleshing - help me use my coriander seed oil

    rustin, i really want to try jeroens accord too!!!
  6. Re: concept fleshing - help me use my coriander seed oil

    paul, i want to use dilutions but the maths daunt me to no end... thankfully i have your linked nifty excel formulation guide! for future study and use of course.
    i really like the triplal and will...
  7. Re: Do any of you consider the literal feeling of the scent you create?

    OMG i found the book i didn't know existed written by a chemist ! for example the part on chemotypes is what im reading through now and im so pleased to find this book! i havent read any of the parts...
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    nicotiro swaps e.o.'s for a.c.'s

    nope
  9. Re: woops, got carried away... help whittle this cart !!

    i dont think they are the same company? is that listed? where did you learn they are the same company?

    the bergamot nature identical mixture is the one that smells soapy.
    there was some kind of...
  10. Re: Do any of you consider the literal feeling of the scent you create?

    yes i see what you mean there, a daydream for one may be a midnight summers dream to another.

    how would anyone find out about such things anyway, without a team of science, or a clearly defined...
  11. Re: The Funky Smell of ... Overregulation Raw Materials

    just like smokes here in canada the labeling has been 100% changed following the labeling concerns of cannabis products, as it stands now, cigarette labeling has gone through many changes the most...
  12. Do any of you consider the literal feeling of the scent you create?

    I mean the physiological markers or switches or hormone triggering or medicinal properties (like skin care formulators) of the perfumes you create?

    For example when I learned about Amyris it...
  13. Re: Oakmoss Absolute!!! Can you share a masculine recipe that includes this?

    lol
    hay this reminds me... of being on a misty mountain top asking the first cool local if there was any weed, bud, flower, i meant,
    and he replies:
    "grass is for horses, hash is for humans"
    and...
  14. Re: Need help with my fragrance formula! RECIPE BELOW...

    yeah i thought dusty was musTy and musky i am still learning...is sweet?
    the dusty/musty part of certain coniferousneedles and woods i think i remember/understand.

    oh ya bill > yer inbox is full
  15. Re: I got to smell an Atlas Cedar tree up close!

    was just thinking aw, did she pluck the sap bit off and tincture it yet
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    Re: Mignonette (Reseda odorata) Reseda absolute

    nice
    will try to sniff the hyacinth body i have

    http://www.tinkturenpresse.de/doku.php?id=reseda_odorata_l the headspace shown here says its mostly natural ionones

    informative take on...
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    Re: Mignonette (Reseda odorata) Reseda absolute

    ooohhh this is such great info !!

    i will try and use some of these materials when working on my reseda composition. i have geraniol, cassie flower absolute, clary sage, violet leaf, ylang (but its...
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    Re: Between weights and measures!

    oh this is really good
    cant wait to be able to use it
    when i have a dedicated space
    and not the coffee table at the most recent temporary rental ^-^
  19. Re: concept fleshing - help me use my coriander seed oil

    update: i didnt mess around with making another triplal version
    the first version is super nice now very fougere, bit mild though, too diluted.
    remade the 2nd attempt but mis-measured the bois de...
  20. Thread: Cypress notes

    by nicotiro
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    Re: Cypress notes

    i have some australian blue cypress and it is amazing, it smells like blue clean laundry i was thinking of making a blue jeans fragrance, but i dont know what "cotton" smells like nor do i have many...
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    Re: Linden Blossom / Tilia

    i have to try the eden linden blossom absolute ! mine is a mobile liquid, it is a solvent extraction, from france, so im not sure why its so liquidy.

    the absolute sample i have smells of green and...
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    Re: Gardenia accord

    perfumers apprentice gardenia key accord:




    I have bought some lovely gardenia absolute and would like to make a soliflore out of the naturals and bit of fragrance that i have on hand.. would...
  23. Re: what does the term "perfumery/perfumey" mean to you?

    i *just* read a perfume review and the writer used the word perfume-y and i lol'ed because i had this post open in another window.

    when i think of the word perfume-y and someone using it, i think...
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    Reseda absolute

    Reseda absolute

    I had no idea about this flower. I bought many absolutes and flower oils to work on learning the materials.
    I was very pleasantly surprised with Reseda absolute. It is a mobile...
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    Re: Mignonette (Reseda odorata) Reseda absolute

    The Reseda absolute i bought from Botanic Universe is AMAZING (im turned off from botanic planet cos i think they drop ship from botanic universe or something)
    i don't mind "low" prices because ive...
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    Re: Top notes to compliment leather

    i made a pear and orris with leather a year ago and i hated it but today i smelled it again and it is the best thing ive ever smelled, so natural and well put together i have no idea if i have the...
  27. Re: Citrus EOs- distilled vs expressed (cold pressed)

    im going to try using my 5folds for soap.. the pressed was the juiciest and true to life. so lively. it makes me sad thinking about distilled lime oil actually thats how awful i think it is.
  28. Thread: Honeysuckle

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    Re: Honeysuckle

    honeysuckle absolute
    to me on strip it smells like what i thought magnolia would smell like. it smells kind of creamy green white floral. it doesnt smell like the fresh honeysuckle white/yellow...
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    Re: Copaiba Balsam

    never smelled a pickled note in the copaiba balsams ive bought. i have had 3 different kinds, the first two were totally clear the last one i bought is slightly murky and i wonder if any of them are...
  30. Thread: Mimosa

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    Re: Mimosa

    (Mimosa absolute dealbata variety from france) on strip it is wonderful, camphorous milk powder mildly white floral sweet subtle.
    on skin it is divine, fully floral and honeyed narcotic dreamy...
  31. Thread: Cassie

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    Re: Cassie

    to me cassie flower oil smells like fresh ylang ylang flowers (without the green aspect) and anise and the longer you inhale it starts to smell like cassia or mildly cinnamon-minty
  32. Thread: Angelica

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    Re: Angelica

    i only have one sample of angelica root e.o. from india.
    to me it smells like coffee and a bag of various spices. like various old roasted coffee beans and a mixed bag of aromatic spices and seeds...
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    Re: How do you tincture body odors?

    this has nothing to do with tincturing people but nerolina oil smells like something nice and also used hockey equipment. very groin / ass, but fresh in a separate way.
  34. Re: Citrus EOs- distilled vs expressed (cold pressed)

    ugh...ill never go with distilled citrus oils after buying a huge bottle of distilled lime... only 15ml and ill still never finish it. pressed lime smells like dishwashing cleanser which would make a...
  35. Re: woops, got carried away... help whittle this cart !!

    got my naturals order today!! these flower oils are amazing! SO GLAD i bought them, totally worth it.
    i am smelling my new oils right now... haven't gotten to the orange oils yet, have a few...
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    Re: Diluting "Musk ketone" and more..

    indeed salt bae is flying high right now but does she know where she is going? (no)

    it really made a huge beneficial difference to how the perfume smelled, too bad i have no idea where this...
  37. Re: concept fleshing - help me use my coriander seed oil

    will make a 10% solution now for tomorrow
  38. Re: concept fleshing - help me use my coriander seed oil

    i have added many more additions and will now wait to see if it will mellow out a bit because i think i added too much triplal.



    vetiver (all the 3 kinds i have)
    .05 haiti & madagascar
    .05...
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    Re: Diluting "Musk ketone" and more..

    Hi Chris not sure if you'll see this, but does this mean only 1.8% dissolves in 96% alcohol at any amount?

    i just tried making a 10% solution 4 grams total, so .40 grams musk ketone plus 3.6...
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    Re: Creating a dry wood base

    bill youve just 100% convinced me to buy another cinnamic alcohol, i feel like the top of my little vial has already oxidized and even if i wipe it off what ifs gotten contaminated by the...
  41. Thread: Amyris

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    Re: Amyris

    ive been seeing it sold as west indian sandalwood, its latin name is Amyris balsamifera, and it does have a small amount of santalol, but not much.
    to me it smells soft and like air but also like...
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    Re: Clean Perfume Formulation

    Bkkorn, niiice i love that long post :washeshands:

    perfumista310 reading your lavender sticking out have you considered making the moss-geranium-lavender accord to make an airy scent? i guess its...
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    Re: Smell Sketches - April 2020 - Cashmeran

    im totally getting cashmeran on my next order too!!

    xii your formulas are so long and complicated and im just in awe of how you know when certain notes fade and how much to amp up other notes....
  44. Re: concept fleshing - help me use my coriander seed oil

    nice. i am expecting my huge naturals order tomorrow but my aroma chem orders always fall into the wayside. after the unfortunate vanishing cart incidents i logged into my perfumers apprentice...
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    Re: Where to find good headspace analyses?

    LOL ! you just made me burst out in giggles too. yesterday i found like, over 100 books, picked from a pile of like 500. i might be exaggerating but not by much. mostly hard cover art books and...
  46. Re: concept fleshing - help me use my coriander seed oil

    yes it really is, dry, incensey, reminds me of old sandalwood fans "swirrrrt" opens and closes fan with snap of wrist... and its their leather - key accord. not sure where this cuir vitessance is....
  47. Re: concept fleshing - help me use my coriander seed oil

    since i diluted this formula too much, thought i'd divide it up and add some more materials. now that its sat, i still say i dont like it much, its lacking, i have no experience here but i know it...
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    Re: Where to find good headspace analyses?

    just like to add to jfraters post on petunia and davids quote on isoeugenol being in the smell of petunia,

    just read this partially and it mentions petunias have an enzyme (a substrate of an ester...
  49. Re: woops, got carried away... help whittle this cart !!

    chyprefresh - ive only bought one vanilla oil, from the mall, it was vanilla pod macerated in sunflower oil and yes, it was that bad.
    i hope the one i ordered is not as bad. the reviews on their...
  50. Re: woops, got carried away... help whittle this cart !!

    i went to bed last night with two full carts, this morning they were empty.

    so today i will cry at the loss of time, and wait for my essential oil order from milton.
  51. Re: woops, got carried away... help whittle this cart !!

    is that broom genet paul? i wanted to try that actually i have no idea what it smells like but it sounds amazing.
    do you think my supplier is selling that same batch you got in 2010? lol might be...
  52. Re: woops, got carried away... help whittle this cart !!

    i bought distilled lime to compare it with pressed and it sucks. good to know its not the case with orange.
  53. Re: woops, got carried away... help whittle this cart !!

    ok here are some formulas i am going to try

    Narcissus perfume base
    Patent 4,657,700 Fragrance compositions containing benzyl ethers
    For Fragrance Use
    400.00 hydroxycitronellal
    400.00 phenethyl...
  54. Re: woops, got carried away... help whittle this cart !!

    what do you mean by you cant get orange oil from oranges, its pressend from the peels ? did you mean the juice ?

    i thought all vanilla "oils" were diluted absolutes or co2 extractions oleoresins...
  55. Re: woops, got carried away... help whittle this cart !!

    ok thanks for the reply i will try eden botanicals when i have more cash as its usd i have only heard about eden botanicals as the ONLY source for REAL essential oils in the entire world, on this...
  56. Re: woops, got carried away... help whittle this cart !!

    found a couple more ok im going to bed!






    from this thread http://www.basenotes.net/threads/295647-How-to-built-a-Chypre-(-Mitsouko-direction)-accord/page3
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    i dunno guys i need some materials to practice with and co2 extractions and distillation set ups are not too distant from my view knowing of some weed growers that make massive quantities of plant...
  58. Re: woops, got carried away... help whittle this cart !!

    guess ill be on the lookout for formulas with these absolutes and oils: in case anyone is struck by some memory....pls share
  59. Re: woops, got carried away... help whittle this cart !!

    i am so excited to get my essential oils and absolutes order. still spent more on the boyfriend though so the competition is still on!

    finalizing the aroma chem order is going to need a lot more...
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    Re: Raw Material Suppliers in Canada

    hey i just found botanic universe and realize its where botanic planet drop ships from.... all the other shops have already raised their prices on michelia alba leaf oil but not botanic universe......
  61. Re: woops, got carried away... help whittle this cart !!

    dont be jealous of me... look to chyprefresh!!! yeah the quarantine is also making everyone a little bit crazy... so i use more lavender and amyris oil to calm everyone down lol that includes me (i...
  62. Re: woops, got carried away... help whittle this cart !!

    oh ok. good to know about the aldehydes. also aquatics are not my favorite. guesa i could stick with my weird coriander-lift blend. i kind of want easy to blend stuff for my essential oil blends,...
  63. Re: woops, got carried away... help whittle this cart !!

    i *want* the menthol crystals because i am going to use them for nasal inhalers cos aromatherapy and sinus problems :p but yeah... could pick them up locally.
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    paul, i never thought about it that way. i do end up with ingredients that take me almost a year to use because i bought them with no purpose!
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    chyprefresh you are so lucky! i would buy the whole list but i have had a very useless and expensive boyfriend for 4 months and now i am scrambling to purchase what i can before my money is...
  66. Re: woops, got carried away... help whittle this cart !!

    thanks parker.. ill be dumping the passionfruit....

    and all the ones with a flashpoint of under 200... hmmm so sad! all the aldehydes and most of the flower essential oils and absolutes.
    the...
  67. woops, got carried away... help whittle this cart !!

    anything to remove? anything i forgot? anything i shouldn't bother with (too weak, too specific, too advance blending)
    anything i must ask myself why because its similar to (insert similar molecule...
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    Re: Make your own Cool Water using essential oils

    hey check out my almost all naturals cool water (might change though as i just made it)
    blech!

    http://www.basenotes.net/threads/475519-concept-fleshing-help-me-use-my-coriander-seed-oil
  69. Re: concept fleshing - help me use my coriander seed oil

    well i made something.. but i messed up really bad. i thought i had 7.43 grams, but then when i measure the amounts on my pad its 6.58 grams , then when i measured the total concentrate its 15.97...
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    Re: irony for your Tuesday

    lol nice
  71. Thread: Loss of smell

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    Re: Loss of smell

    oh that might be a problem, you think you have just a small cold, turns out it was a huge deal.

    when i lost my sense of smell last year i tried dripping honey directly onto the back of my throat...
  72. Re: concept fleshing - help me use my coriander seed oil

    lol i dont know what i was thinking...about the part i made up...!
    but i think it will do well in the base im creating with the wood oils ?
    actually paul i bought these oils from a vendor along...
  73. Re: concept fleshing - help me use my coriander seed oil

    adding heliotropin n due to it being valerian replacer (? did i make this up)

    adding aldehyde c-10-11-12? (even if its the leaf.. maybe i should get the leaf eo too) need to buy this aldehyde?...
  74. Re: concept fleshing - help me use my coriander seed oil

    looking at the gc of vetiver and amyris
    will add both for their valerianol content

    copaiba balsam has more carophyllene than i thought, didnt even know it was in there.
    will add carrot seed...
  75. Re: concept fleshing - help me use my coriander seed oil

    found the gc for canadian black spruce

    https://www.planttherapy.com/test_reports/Spruce%20Black%20SA5101.pdf
  76. Re: concept fleshing - help me use my coriander seed oil

    yes it is for the leaf paul!! totally missed that part lol.
    well the good scents gc is super simple!
    the one i pulled up is insanely accurate for the leaf as it is a science journal publication....
  77. Re: concept fleshing - help me use my coriander seed oil

    i was thinking of ivy base actually... its a dry green! dark dry green
  78. Re: concept fleshing - help me use my coriander seed oil

    Also i did not see the part of good scents that had the gc's???!!! How convenient!!
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    Is it paul? I will have to check when im on the computer! I thought it said fruit .... !
  80. Re: concept fleshing - help me use my coriander seed oil

    chyprefresh last night before bed i went to the washroom and thought about your words and inhaled at the same time and i thought i smelled the part of the perfume you were describing and it was like...
  81. Re: concept fleshing - help me use my coriander seed oil

    nice ok will try.
    i havent even thought of the triangle at all
  82. Re: concept fleshing - help me use my coriander seed oil

    lol ok paul
    turns out the main constituent is acetate c-10, decyl cetate, which can be a freshly clean laundry smell or also a sharp metallic smell (creating perfume) ... airy indeed and no...
  83. Re: concept fleshing - help me use my coriander seed oil

    yes! i will be getting these



    on it !!!!
    found this will be reading and thinking https://www.jstage.jst.go.jp/article/cpb/59/1/59_1_28/_pdf/-char/en



    will add carrot seed
  84. concept fleshing - help me use my coriander seed oil

    i had this vague idea of using coriander seed oil to make something that smelled dry and herbal but also leather.

    i have marked asterixs on the ones i'll try for this corriander seed oil concept....
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    Re: My order for perfumers supply house:) !!!

    lol !!!
    too true ! will try again at some point in the next couple of weeks i guess ( huge sigh due to specific inspired cart loading)
    its more the chance of getting comfortable doing that! being...
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    Re: My order for perfumers supply house:) !!!

    oh ive just died/.... my shopping cart that i thought would be saved in my account is now gone.... oh no!!!! the hours spent selecting....
    is it because i delete my cookies? or does the saved cart...
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    Re: Sandalwood Accord - sandalore, ebanol

    im sold too! thanks for the thread :D
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    Re: Sandalwood Accord - sandalore, ebanol

    there was this insanely creamy sandalwood scent that i sniffed from two separate product samples i received, it was no doubt the same smell in different compositions, these were tiny little shower or...
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    Re: A little (very little) Fougere research

    totally using this!!!!! im going to print out a bunch and staple them to my notebook.
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    Re: A little (very little) Fougere research

    lol i guess! if i repeat this it wont be the same for sure. but at least i have a sense of wht it smells like.... now, it smells like there is too much clearwood and treemoss, the soft wood powdery...
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    Re: Photos of your Perfume Organ - Just for Fun!

    this made me laugh! im heading over too. jeez that is nice, it looks like a chemistry lab!

    mine is a series of plastic baskets all on top of each other in a box and when i take them all out i have...
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    Re: A little (very little) Fougere research

    made my friend a perfume and im not sure if its a fougere but i think it smells like one
    its ingredients are something like (no coumarin) and not in order
    sage dalamatian bit
    farnesol bit...
  93. Re: Identification of a particular musk ingredient

    we must have had the same grandmother somehow... i had 3 grandmothers that they smelled vastly different from one another, one of them smelled like yours at times.
  94. Thread: Human musk ?

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    Re: Human musk ?

    i thought my friend smelled of Habanolide and noticed it only because i thought he smelled like me... or rather my old well worn, washed, and dried in a hot dryer cotton t-shirts that have been...
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    Re: Timbersilk and ISO E Super question

    great, thank you for clarifying
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    Re: Timbersilk and ISO E Super question

    nice
  97. Re: EO Perfume blends - Fougere, Chypre, & Cologne

    This is the fougere i changed from bug spray like to just a nice refresher by adding more vetiver, oranger crystal, raspberry ketone, and a bit of sandalwood. also added hyssop!
    Smells so much...
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    Re: Single Best Naturals

    this is such a good thread. i agree on magnolia leaf oil... ive only bought it once (it was only $5 for 5ml) because i could not resist the price but was completely amazed at its subtlety and white...
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    Re: Recipes to make a beginner's perfume

    try in drops or parts
    7 lavender 2 vanilla 5 copaiba 1 vetiver

    -Rose Geranium
    -Nerolina -Lavender
    -Copaiba -Ginger
    -Key Lime -Spearmint
    -Myrrh -Nerolina
    -Atlas Cedarwood -Copaiba
    -Ylang...
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    Re: Recipes to make a beginner's perfume

    i think you need more oils
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