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    Re: Chicago Meet-Up Reports, May 25, 2019

    I enjoyed meeting some of you yesterday. Thank you for the organizing efforts, David, and to all for the warm welcome.

    After Merz, I went to go fuel my other obsession, at Gethsemane Garden...
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    Re: Blending for use in candles

    I found this handy info about candle temps.



    Also I learned from a soap maker that perhaps “flashpoint” is not the important figure, the more useful reference is boiling point. The boiling...
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    Re: May 25, 2019 • Basenotes Chicago Meet-Up

    Sounds like fun, I wish I’d been paying attention sooner.
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    Re: Blending for use in candles

    Hmm. It feels like a cop-out. But I would like to see GCMS on these or any fragrance oils formulated for candles. Have you ever encountered any?

    I am making “wax melts” so far for tests, to...
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    Re: Blending for use in candles

    Thank you. It is good to know that alcohol from dilutions will simply evaporate in the wax, I wondered about that. Thank you also for confirming there seems not to be a database relevant to...
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    Re: Blending for use in candles

    Ive been searching everywhere I can find, but have yet to find simple answers. I think we need to be looking at the flashpoint. The wax will get to around 185F or 85C during the process of making the...
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    Re: Using up mediocre formulas

    Heh. This is a good idea for the failed perfumes. :) Ever since recently smelling synthetic civet for the first time, I’ve been wondering what kinds of “off-label” punishments it has given.
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    Re: Using up mediocre formulas

    Pkiler, I suppose you have too many to bother trying to use them like I describe. I Think I like your method. I would copy you if I lived in the desert. Here It is wet and I’m right on the river so...
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    Using up mediocre formulas

    Hi all, I am a beginner and today I have been doing some cleaning and organizing in my little hobby lab. I’m just to the point where I have to figure out what to do with my experiments that I don’t...
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    Re: Today I bought May 2019

    It will be Bruno Acampora month for me. I ordered some sample and some travel sizes of I think every Bruno Acampora fragrance that I haven’t smelled, which was most of them. I ordered direct and it...
  11. Re: Don't Add Water, Glycerin or Jojoba to Alcoholic Perfumes

    We are researching the same corners, Mumsy. Thank you.

    I didn’t know that lemon eucalyptus can attract bees. It seems the most promising EO, because it contains PMD. Lemon Eucalyptus factsheet.
    :...
  12. Re: Don't Add Water, Glycerin or Jojoba to Alcoholic Perfumes

    Thanks for your thoughts. I saw Perfumers Apprentice selling glycerin and thought maybe there are legit uses and maybe my intended use is one of them, so I got some. I’ll make some with and some...
  13. Re: Don't Add Water, Glycerin or Jojoba to Alcoholic Perfumes

    I am considering using glycerin for making an insect repellent for myself. The bugs eat me alive all summer so I’ve decided it would be a good educational project for me to try to make myself a bug...
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    Re: How many chances do you give a fragrance?

    I think if it doesn’t grab me on the first, I don’t buy it. I don’t discard any samples I just keep them around and put them on again from time to time. Even if I disliked it so much I remember...
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    Re: What Did Your Grandmother Wear?

    Maternal Grandmother, Chanel No. 5
    Paternal Grandmother, Jovan Musk :) i keep bottle to spray when I am missing her.
  16. Re: Anyone care to share their CTM morning routine with me?

    98153 These are all my current morning favorites. I’ve recently replaced aveva cleanser and toner with Pixi. My number one favorite is the Pumpkin seed serum from Derma Deli.
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    Re: 3 Essentials That Represent Your Style?

    Zip-up leather boots with a rubber sole, cat-eye sunglasses, hip length cardigans with pockets, and big curly hair.
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    Re: what kind of hats do you wear?

    Usually I only wear them when I am active outdoors. In the cold wind, a trapper hat. In the sun and heat, a wide brim straw hat.

    I’ve got to find a replacement straw hat because I misplaced it...
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