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    Re: Top mid and base percentages

    Often top notes, especially citrusses, seem not to be an integral part of the perfume, but live a life of their own, which means, they can be moved to another perfume. This may be not very artistic. ...
  2. Re: Thread about less known or not so usual ideas about creating perfumes

    May be this? - http://www.thegoodscentscompany.com/demos/dm1000822.html
  3. Re: Thread about less known or not so usual ideas about creating perfumes

    There is also a article at symrise and a video at youtube:
    ...
  4. Thread about less known or not so usual ideas about creating perfumes

    https://www.sueddeutsche.de/wissen/parfuem-kuenstliche-intelligenz-1.4410531
    The perfume which came out of computer

    Abstract

    One of it is a fougère notes, the other is based on floral notes. ...
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    Re: Any suppliers who have ripped you off?

    Looking forward to hearing about some of them.
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    Re: Any suppliers who have ripped you off?

    Fraud claiming to deliver natural pure materials but sells, partially synthetic, mixtures.
    prizebest9711 or All4export

    https://www.topratedseller.com/ebay/prizebest9711...
  7. Re: Converting substantivity hours from blotter to skin

    :-) The skin is not only the largest human organ, but also an active organ. It eats up the perfume, the cells welcome it being provided with organic materials that they can use for themselves. So the...
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    Re: Good perfume formulas for beginners

    I am sorry because as I have said I have not read it until now. I will do it next year. But I have seen a sample chapter in the net, which I can not find anymore: and it was about Iso-E, so I feel...
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    Re: Lavender extension

    I am not ready with my test series, but clary sage absolue seems to help as fixative and does not interfere too much with the lavender. The same is true about oak moss. Even good bay seems to help a...
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    Re: Good perfume formulas for beginners

    https://www.hekserij.nl/26-diy-perfumes/
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    Re: Storage Lengths - Assistance pls

    That's why I have never smelled it. I buy the same - but young & fresh - "Rosa Gallica" Absolue form the Crimea, here:...
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    Re: Storage Lengths - Assistance pls

    It's a strange thing with aging. Citrusses are not costly, some other materials like sandalwood, patchouli, vetiver are getting even better in the course of time.
    But even the rose absolute can...
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    Re: Copycats... Again >:(

    Nobody wishes You something unfavorable. But being successful, deriving dominance from it, attracting imitators and know to handle this, is to some extend an inevitable and indispensable part of the...
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    Re: Good perfume formulas for beginners

    Oh - I intended to buy it next year. What shortcomings does the book have?
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    Re: Storage Lengths - Assistance pls

    I too can not afford to buy my raw materials before being used up and with the exception of citrusses and some few herbs, I calculate a minimum life of 5 years.

    Extending the shelf life of...
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    Re: Copycats... Again >:(

    Independent perfumists are the only guarantee for perfumery to be(come) art. But on the other side piracy can render creativity impossible.
    As far as the big company and the artistic perfumer is...
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    Re: Good perfume formulas for beginners

    It is a good idea at the beginning to make perfumes using approved but simple formulas. You may take the following books into consideration.

    1. If you can read a little bit German: It includes...
  18. Re: problems with scale - drops / drops - scale

    I should - but I do not. My scale can only be calibrated with a 500g weight, of which the cheapest comming in question costs about 67 Euro: OIML F2 500g/0.008g . I have seen them on US market for...
  19. Re: problems with scale - drops / drops - scale

    Yes sure, that's right. But even Jean Carles recommends drops for the first sketch (if I remember rightly). If you're tired in the evening and want to try an idea with the10% dilutions within...
  20. Re: problems with scale - drops / drops - scale

    Drops are never of the same size or weight. But it has been defined, f.e. by Mandy Aftel, that 1 drop of a standard 1 ml pipette is about 0.025 ml. My pasteur pipette (eye dropper) has about half the...
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    Re: Copycats... Again >:(

    I am in doubt, I guess naturals can be easily identified.

    But even a photograph is copyrighted today. So there is no other way as to establish a body that decides whether a new perfume contains a...
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    Re: Filter material help

    No, never in the perfume!
    First the filter paper is folded: smoothed out, two halves, two quarters ... like a pleated skirt. Then sprayed a little with alcohol and placed in the funnel. In the...
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    Re: Filter material help

    Not everybody agrees with this method and I would be glad to hear about contrary opinions. I have this idea from a book*, some old books and also from a chemist. In the fridge waxes solidify....
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    Re: Filter material help

    Better as coffee filter paper is lab paper in a funnel. My has the following data: MN 615 - Ø55mm from Macherey-Nagel:
    http://ftp.mn-net.com/filtration/filter_paper_data_sheets/MN-615-Pd.pdf

    I...
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    Re: Perfume - how to improve longevity?

    You may try the following approach. Make a 10% dilution of your materials. Use about 5-10 drops on a smelling strip and do the same on another smelling strip with the same material, but having...
  26. Re: Make your own Cool Water using essential oils

    Yes, Cool Water can not only be copied with natural materials. Personally, and based on my experience with friends, I do not think that the risk of an allergic reaction is lower with synthetic and...
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    Re: Tincture percentages

    It can only be done approximately:

    Weigh the amount of alcohol, say 50.00 g, then add the vanilla and weigh again. Note both weights. Let it stay closed for weeks.

    Filter the tincture (after...
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    Re: Copycats... Again >:(

    A Chinese proverb says, "The biggest compliment one can make to a competitor is to copy his success." - And the bigger the profit margin, the more compliments it will get.

    It is the same problem...
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    Re: First perfume - what to add?

    You can start with a proven, easy as possible but beautiful, formulation and then change it, extend it (Hedione, Neroli ...).
    Bergamot and Lime or Mandarine can easily be changed or extended by...
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    Re: List of safest synthetics?

    The humaninty does not need any synthetic perfume materials and the problem can not be solved by questions of dosage only. Global concern about health and environmental damage is based on facts.
    We...
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    Re: List of safest synthetics?

    I do not think that's the ideology. It's more of a different weighting of arguments. And I hope that synthetic materials that meet the security level of Hedione will evolve.
    My personal opinion is...
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    Re: List of safest synthetics?

    1. Tetramethyl acetyloctahydronaphthalenes (OTNE)
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tetramethyl_acetyloctahydronaphthalenes#Safety

    Commercial trade names such as: Iso E Super, Iso Gamma Super,...
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    Re: List of safest synthetics?

    We could go in media res and list here the 10 most used synthetics in the world of perfumery, I do not know what, say muscs or Iso-e ... And set them against the 10 most used natural raw materials,...
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    Re: Scale comparison

    I've just looked at it - they seem to have a good value for price. They are also honest to give on a precision of 0.005 and not higher: iBalance 401
    But the best ist, you know somebody who is using...
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    Re: List of safest synthetics?

    You may disagree with me as I disagree wirh you. But this are not platitudes - I do not need to refute it here, the facts do. I believe more in results of independent scientists and an careful and...
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    Re: Scale comparison

    As long as you know about the range of precision, everything is right. It's an astonishing price anyway.

    How to you buy it, ordering in China and they deliver for free to Poland? Is it something...
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    Re: List of safest synthetics?

    Synthetic musks belong to the materials frequently causing problems.

    https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC1253742/...
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    Re: Scale comparison

    The keyword to scales is reproducible value. It is easy to test it. Take empty amberglas bottles, they do not change their weight, put it on the scale repeatedly, alone and with weight preset.

    The...
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    Re: List of safest synthetics?

    Almost all synthetic molecules have side effects. Only few natural raw materials are dangerous. Synthetic materials are single molecules, this is one reason for being dangerous - complex molecules...
  40. Re: Genetics, Concentration, Dilution, Hyperosmia, Parosmia, etc.

    About everything we say about taste, is about smell. People who have lost the sense of smell can not distinguish orange juice from carrot juice. It is mostly by Alzheimer's disease (there is a...
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    Re: Dilution of Essential Oils

    Yes, smell is the only sense organ that every living thing has, even the first, a bacterium, had to chemically capture its environment. Without this, a metabolism would not be possible and metabolism...
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    Re: Dilution of Essential Oils

    Laughing too! I am amateur & beginner. Have started with perfumery at about this time last year.

    But I am curious about perfuming and going a way to experience it, based on other arts, what I have...
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    Re: Small perfume sample atomizers

    I bought this in a set and have no problems. But I am not sure ...
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    Re: Dilution of Essential Oils

    The same strips should be used over about 3 days. As more time goes by, you can not smell any difference for most materials, this ist an useful information. For some materials, like Santalum or...
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    Re: Scale comparison

    I have the school scale Kern EMB 600-2 (600g / 0.01g) for about 150 EUR. It is very accurate in the range of +/- 0.02g and drifts only slowly. It displays at 3 drops of isopropylalcohol with a...
  46. Re: "Burping" and the General Aging of Fragrances

    Thank you for the information. I plan to try it, but I do not know yet how to handle it: mixing the perfume into the cleaner or vibrating the bottle?
  47. Re: Dilution of essential oils or absolutes (or concretes) what's better? PG , DPG or Ethyl Alcohol?

    Everything has its place. But it is possible to spend ones whole life as perfumer with only pure ethanol C₂H₅OH
  48. Re: "Burping" and the General Aging of Fragrances

    Some people, not many, report successful use of ultrasonic treatment for rapid aging of perfume & wine.
  49. Re: what is the most common fixative used in modern perfumes? do i need fixatives?

    Is the shell life of raw material on itself longer as if stored diluted in pure ethanol C2H5OH of 99.5% ?
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    Re: Pistachio fragrance oil

    Off topic: You may consider Mastic Absolute as one of the top notes or modifiers as it belongs to the pistachio family. They are also related to Cashews, Mango etc.
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    Re: Dilution of Essential Oils

    I can recommend the following exercises:

    Exercise 1

    1. Put 10 little 5 ml beakers on the table. Drop in the first 1/9 = 1 drop of essence, say patchouli, and 9 drops of pure ethanol. In the...
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    Re: how to dilute Styrax

    They are different ways to dilute it. Choose only materials, which are 100% soluble in alcohol, like absolutes.
    I use this simple method for an 10% dilution of all the materials being quite solid...
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    Re: Sour Balsamic Vinegar Note?

    The problem is that there are big differences between suppliers. They are distilled from the residue in the barrel and this seems to bring many factors into play. No, no brandy or cognac smell.
    ...
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    Re: Sour Balsamic Vinegar Note?

    Sorry if I have misunderstood it. There is also an touch of vine and a bit sour or fermenting.
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    Re: Sour Balsamic Vinegar Note?

    It is different. My Vitis Vinifera, yeast does not smell like Balsamic Vinegar1. It is water-steam destilled from the sediment of brandy destillation. It breathes the perfume life and brilliance, a...
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    Re: ‘Sexy’ elements

    I was told by a competent person: If a man smells of «1 Million», a woman does not have to look at the man's shoes to know that he has no money. Something similar is true of "sexy" materials.
  57. Re: free accord making software with impact values of each material

    Thanks for it. Will try it out as soon as I find time to install Windows in VirtualBox on some of my machines.
  58. Re: Extend Longevity of EO Grapefruit and Mint?

    Nice seller. He is primary focused on aromatherapists or similar. Has also an outstanding Lavender EO. Comes somewhere from the french Maritime Alps. Excellent if you do not care about a bit rough,...
  59. Re: Extend Longevity of EO Grapefruit and Mint?

    The top notes of clary sage EO are near bergamot, even grapefruit, but they last much longer. Of course it can be mixed with bergamot etc. Few clary sage EOs are of superior quality (differentiation)...
  60. Re: The creative spirit and process by Jean Claude Ellena

    Thanks for the link too, Matt. Of particular interest is the relationship between smell and language, and how Jean-Claude Ellena uses it for the creative process.
  61. Re: Tonka bean absoloute VS coumarin isolate

    Clary sage abs is kind of EO with the top notes reduced to ca. 20%. It is an interesting exercise, f.e. using the Jean Carles method, to recreate the clary sage EO by blending the clary sage abs with...
  62. Re: Tonka bean absoloute VS coumarin isolate

    Having Hermitage materials, but no isolates, and taking into account tonka's toffee or marzipan notes, I can recommend hay absolute. It comes very close to what I imagine as coumarin: Strong dried...
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    Re: How do you cultivate taste?

    Good taste is something entirely different from art, and is one of the greatest obstacles to perfumery, to become art.
  64. Re: Jasmin replacement and that mothball smell... what's your favourite jasmine

    I have compared about five different Jasminum Grandiflorum Absolutes. Two of them from Egypt, two of India (different supplier). The indian is weaker and one of the Egyptians (titled Grand Crue) is...
  65. Re: Brigitte Bräutigam: Vahide - Floral-Green

    Wow, you're really fast & exact you pros.

    In my beginning, I remixed "Zhenno", it was to much galbanum. The next time at "Jardin Vert" I realised, I do not have galbanum but galbanum absolue....
  66. Re: Brigitte Bräutigam: Niagara - Fougère-Citrus

    I am following a similar idea in the opposite direction. My next project will be Ormonde Jayne Woman.
  67. Re: Brigitte Bräutigam: Niagara - Fougère-Citrus

    I have remixed Niagara, Zhenno, Darius and Primavera Toscana from Mrs. Brigitte Bräutigam until now. I like Niagara, but it has gaps und edges.
    Mrs. Bräutigam calculates, perhaps following Mandy...
  68. Re: New to Fragrance-Making - Seeking Some Advice from Old Pros

    ... and only because of this, I try to contribute to your questions from my short experience:

    1. Know your materials
    2. Build an own scale of intensity levels.
    3. Catalog materials by means of...
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    Re: Quince accord question for you

    The oil of Quince (Cydonia Oblonga) is gained by putting the peel (or more) for min 2 weeks in alcohol and shaking daily. The essential oil seems not to be available, but a hydrosol, which is true to...
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    Re: Cherry Accord - found it!

    A frank childishness contrasting against hidden arrogance.
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    Re: Study plan suggestions

    The scale is the clue, perhaps you use the widely used balance as I do, Kern EMB-602, it is sufficient for naturals. I would start with knowing natural raw materials perfectly, absolute perfect as...
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    Re: Cherry note used in patchouli gourmonds?

    I have no personal experience, but due to my books, cherry effect is achieved by little amounts of bitter almond (Prunus dulcis/amygdalus var. amara).
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    Re: Super smelly materials storage . . ?

    I remember that a friend chemist mentioned, he is storing some materials in metal containers under water or in containers with slightly lower air pressure as the environment.
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    Re: Filtering Perfume Concentrate

    The usual filtering procedure for finished alcohol perfumes:

    - Put the perfume in a fridge over night (freezer -18°C).
    - Use a glas funnel.
    - Spray the coffee filter paper wet with alcohol.
    -...
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    Re: Super smelly materials storage . . ?

    I am storing my raw materials in a fridge, in amber glas bottles, injecting ca. 2 ml argon, using polyseal caps, then cling film (or silicone or latex) around the caps and sealing with adhesive tape.
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    Re: help with essential oil...

    The alcohol you should use best ist the drinkable ethylalkohol: C2H5OH. It is available at to 96.6%, expensive but still payable. There is the very expensive possibility to buy ethylalcohol 99.95%...
  77. Re: Rain - The Chemical Compounds Behind The Smell Of Rain

    Thank you. Yes I will try it once. Untill now I am completely busy exploring natural raw materials and combinations; even less, I concentrate for the next time only on the well known base notes.
    ...
  78. Re: Dilution Weight by weight or weight by volume ?

    It may be that this helps you.

    I dilute almost all of my materials to 10% (per weight) for development of accords and perfumes. Then I make the final perfumes of ca. 20% (per volume) from...
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    Re: Overdose of BHT

    Now I understand the documentary about Monsanto's work among Canadian farmers -:)
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    Re: Overdose of BHT

    I'm worried about chemicals. But I agree with you regarding oakmoss (have non IFRA from hermitageoils) and bergamot. I like furocumarine - in spring, winter (in lowlands) and even more in autumn, so...
  81. Re: Rain - The Chemical Compounds Behind The Smell Of Rain

    Yes I agree with you, animals like horses and dogs smell watering places. I also read somewhere, Australian natives smell water resources under the earth. Maybe it is not smell but moisture, also...
  82. Re: Rain - The Chemical Compounds Behind The Smell Of Rain

    This article might also be of some interest:
    https://www.theatlantic.com/international/archive/2015/04/making-perfume-from-the-rain/391011/

    And what about Après L'Ondée ?

    There is no smell of...
  83. Re: Plastic bottle caps are permeable to fragrances

    As far as I can tell the best caps are: Wheaton 239251 Phenolic 18-400.
    They are expensive, about $60.- for 144 pcs. No, they are not perfectly permeable but quite good.

    Phenolic is hardened...
  84. Re: Starting "open source" perfume formula's; donate yours!

    By the way, is there a thread that lists the ten or twenty most valuable books to understand and create perfumes?

    Can be subdivided into: (i) Naturals and (ii) also synthetics - and then (iii)...
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    Re: Rubbing alcohol is fine for making perfumes

    All (sic) of my perfumery books claim that after 4 - 5 weeks rest of the composition you should add water as a fixative to alcohol so that it should be pretty much about 80% (by volume) - at lower...
  86. Re: Starting "open source" perfume formula's; donate yours!

    Sendero Luminoso

    As a crazy hobbyist I ask myself, how much perfumers like Jean-Claude Ellena rely on captives.
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    Re: How can i make perfumers alcohol??

    You may take links like this into consideration, just to get an idea:
    https://www.destillatio.eu/en/
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    Re: Basic Accord to memorize

    Thank you, I am looking forward to do them all. But first I have to think about White musk (have only Abelmoschus).
  89. Re: Is their a better way to accord formulating than the Jean Carles Method beyond using 2 materials

    Perhaps the widespread idea that the use of very precise quantities of the order of a thousandth would have great influence on the accord or the perfume. I remember that Jean-Claude Ellena also wrote...
  90. Re: Is their a better way to accord formulating than the Jean Carles Method beyond using 2 materials

    Sorry, this of course makes lot of sense, I did not saw this analogy to OOP. Well, Object Oriented Bottling.
  91. Re: Is their a better way to accord formulating than the Jean Carles Method beyond using 2 materials

    Obviously, the clue is to have an idea of what should be the result. But this is based on experience. It seems to me that JC method works best "as a search in the space of all possible ingredient...
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    Re: Using up mediocre formulas

    Of course, best advice. I referred more to adulterated material possibly containing unknown synthetics.

    Another option sometimes is to modify it (self made failures) and use for creams or after...
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    Re: Using up mediocre formulas

    Although it sounds like a joke - I really did it. I bought a spray gun for 1 euro, dissolved the materials in cheap isopropyl alcohol and carried it in a plastic bag. I think some people are still...
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    Re: Using up mediocre formulas

    Once I bought a fake jasmine from a scammer from India on ebay, and got an angry email about my negative feedback, which was: "Have it in my spray gun for self-defense."
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    Re: A Creation technique

    I often read how to dilute a few materials with 1% or 20%.

    I can imagine that something will be diluted to 1% (maybe strong sambac or patchuli - or isolates or synthetics with which I have no...
  96. Re: Dilute a pre-diluted material? (aaaarggghh help?!)

    Don't know about cedarmoss. But my calculation for oak moss was something like this (my supplier calculates per volume, I am diluting to 10% per weight):

    - Pure ethanol: 0.7893 g/ml
    - H₂O: ...
  97. Re: Is their a better way to accord formulating than the Jean Carles Method beyond using 2 materials

    I am using the Carles method sometimes, without ever wasting material and ending up with an sketch perfume, but this is a bit complicated an would need an own thread.

    Usually I follow the advice...
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    Re: light, fresh aquatic green accord (simple)

    In this case, you should perhaps list your available materials and their condition.
    Maybe some of the pros here could suggest something that suits you.
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    Re: Sourcing natural raw materials

    Thank you, Dmitriy,
    I did not know about this topic. I think, the DIY section would need some subdivision to get more structure.
    I could check it; yes it’s a fraud, despite:...
  100. Re: Is this the correct ethanol I need to buy?

    I can’t answer this as I do not know what stuff has been used for denaturation. I also use only pure alcohol and for cleaning isopropanol, so I am lacking experience with denaturated alcohols. Maybe...
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