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  1. Re: DIY Suppliers with MSDS, Certificate of analysis and Declaration of Allergens

    I am on track. The people at the Chamber of Industry and Commerce are – as always – very helpful. No rocket science. From my next order on I will provide the documents for professionals.
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    Re: What was your first Niche fragrance?

    Keiko Mecheri Paname.
  3. Thread: Off-Topic

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    Some maybe remember the commercial with Jean Claude van Damme.

    Here is a take starring Chuck Norris (who ever that is).


    Merry Christmas!



    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T-D1KVIuvjA
  4. Re: DIY Suppliers with MSDS, Certificate of analysis and Declaration of Allergens

    Thank you Jan, for elaborating on this subject!

    I am thinking about offering documentation as well. It's just some tedious paper work – no rocket science?
    Without any knowledge of this I'd...
  5. Thread: Warm Glow?

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    Re: Warm Glow?

    Traces of rose abs or bees wax abs. Perhaps. Or tonka.
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    Re: Diluting Absolutes?

    Hi Saaski, welcome!

    Until a moderator will move your thread into the DIY sub-forum, you can spend some time reading the stickies there: http://www.basenotes.net/forums/15-Fragrance-DIY
    ...
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    Re: Quality incense recommendation.

    +1 for Shoyeido.

    But their styles really vary from edgy stuff for the connaisseur to high-end perfum-y sticks. I prefer the latter. For example the Gold, Echo, Star or Royal series are divine....
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    Re: Your top 10 perfumery raw materials

    I just found among my tinctures a bottle with a 16% tincture of the LN concrete in 96.5 ethanol. Totally forgotten about it and filtered it right away.
    My tuberose abs is from Proxisante and smells...
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    Re: DIY! Fossilized Amber Tincture

    To me it even smells of gasoline. If it fits into a blend it can have nice effects regarding diffusion and longevity.
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    DIY! Fossilized Amber Tincture

    Just a brief note on how to make this tincture.

    Get some amber. I got mine from ebay. No butterscotch or jewelry quality. Just cheap and raw.

    Wrap it and hammer it to sand. Preferably on the...
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    Re: Your top 10 perfumery raw materials

    Since I am still cavorting in perfumery kindergarten, I can only share my sniffing favourites or those I keep like treasures.

    Tuberose absolute is one I love. Though many people I showed it to...
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    Re: Beeswax absolute

    You can buy pine wood at your incense supplier and tincture it. Very nice.
  13. Thread: Benzoin Siam

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    Re: Benzoin Siam

    I've got some from Primavera, Benzoe Siam (Styrax tonkinensis), liquid as an eo. They say it's an alcohol extraction of the resin and list the following ingredients on the label: alcohol, styrax...
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    Re: Hermetic Bottles

    I always make sure to get caps and bottles with the compatible DIN number („Deutsches Institut für Normung”; for 10 ml brown glass bottles it's DIN18). For you it would be a certain ISO number then,...
  15. Thread: Off-Topic

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    My parents were bombed out in World War II. I have difficulties understanding how someone can brag about having been to war. And actually, what I hear from men and women coming home from their...
  16. Re: Thank you Graphite (And, So easy to order)

    Hi GuerlainJedi,

    of course. The easiest way is to send me your e-mail address via pm then I can send you the file!


    Who ever is interested in the materials I am selling, please feel free to...
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    Re: The problem with sweetness

    Depending on the composition of you fragrance esp. the top notes those terpenes (or pinenes?) will ruin it.
    I used it together with other unscented oils/fats and didn't expected this sweetness (it...
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    Re: The problem with sweetness

    I want to second perfectscent's idea with ethyl maltol. But really in homeopathic doses. I would dilute it down till I hardly can smell anything and take a trace amount of this.
    A while back I...
  19. Re: Thank you Graphite (And, So easy to order)

    Ciao benessere! Please send me a pm with your email address. I can't see the option here to attach PDFs to private messages.
  20. Re: Thank you Graphite (And, So easy to order)

    Hey, thank you guys! My pleasure.

    :vrolijk_26:


    carlesrodrigo, just pm me your e-mail address and I send you the PDF.
  21. Re: Is THIS Ambergris? (Old Fritzsche Brothers vial)

    (The vial is so lovely!)
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    Re: Becoming A Supplier

    Your site is very nice, saponier – congrats! From the esthetic point of view it's the most appealing supplier website to me so far.

    My best wishes for your business!
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    Re: Alternative to Hermitage - AUS

    Clara, I ship to Australia as well. If you like, pm me your e-mail address and I send you a PDF with the materials I am selling.
    Postage is very reasonable.
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    Re: Becoming A Supplier

    I guess it depends on the supplier. For me buying from a french vendor the difference is 20%. For example, if one material is 250€ per kilo, I'd pay 30€ for 100 g.
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    Re: Becoming A Supplier

    Hi saponier,

    that's a concept I am actually running since a few months, but without a website. My initial thought was to get hold of the materials the usual suppliers do not offer and also to a...
  26. Re: Newbie here, confused about IFRA rules....

    That's interesting. Do you know which metals and materials this issue is about?
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    Sticky: Re: Primer on How to Make Perfume (Version 1.0)

    Just received a newsletter with this link to the Perfumers World Youtube channel. Have watched only one yet and find it – apart from the long trailer and closing credits – to be a nice bit of...
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    Re: An unscented deodorant that actually works?

    Mine is actually a deo creme and I apply it with my fingers anyway. Your comment just reminded me of this fact and that some people possibly do not like this.

    Coconut oil is getting liquid at...
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    Re: An unscented deodorant that actually works?

    That's how I am doing it, too. My recipes are changing with every batch. What I always do is grounding the crystalline baking soda in a mortar. A bit laborious but I find it otherwise too scratchy on...
  30. Thread: Off-Topic

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    In fifteen years using Macs I didn't had a single virus. At least no one I noticed.
    But I am actually thinking of switching to Linux/Ubuntu.
  31. Thread: Off-Topic

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    So you guys saying cruelty against animals is unacceptable – you are all vegans then? Or do you classify? Like, torturing a cow or chicken is OK, but exotic animals like sharks or cute ones like...
  32. Thread: Off-Topic

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    Nice animation:


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4gIhRkCcD4U
  33. Re: Why commercial perfume bottles caps are crimped?

    Guerlain L'Art et la Matière line,
    all Profumum Roma,
    the 100 ml bottles by Annick Goutal,
    and many more are not crimped.

    Do they produce differently for the US market?
  34. Re: Had My First Sales Event-- my experience so far...

    In deed, that's really cool. Keep us posted!
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    Re: Chanel No. 5 Eau de Cologne (how old?)

    I never saw the CC logo on the bottom of a Chanel bottle. It's alway CHANEL. The oldest bottle I own is from the seventies. They started etching later, in the nineties I guess, but not sure about...
  36. Re: In general, what would you wear to please others and what for yourself?

    My selfishness doesn't show up that much in the realm of fragrance as I consider the element of air to be genuinely conjointly. And I don't want to make other people feeling uncomfortable close to me...
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    Re: L'Oreal - Ruthless Dirty Tricks

    I so much enjoyed reading this thread. I find the heterogenic views here to be quite enriching. Thanks to all the smart and fervent contributors!
  38. Re: Le Labo City Exclusives - 4 Weeks Only: Sept 1, 2014

    Last year I bought – driven by senseless curiosity – eight tiny samples for 80€.
    The problem was that I got my senses back as soon as I sniffed the samples and realized they are ordinary...
  39. Thread: New Article

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    Re: New Article

    Those Brits know how to tinker in style, don't they.

    I think I will bookmark this nice article so I can send it to people who have only a vague idea of what this passion is about.

    Thanks to...
  40. Thread: PSH's Zeppin

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    Re: PSH's Zeppin

    Then you are using too much or your blend isn't harmonious in itself. That's what Lady Hedione has taught me so far.
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    Re: New Frédéric Malle Release - Eau de Magnolia

    I wear it regularly these days and like it. But there is a limit, temperature wise, maybe around 27°C where I feel it gets tacky and dull.
    I am no magnolia expert or decidedly lover of this flower....
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    Re: Communicating dark colors

    Aside from the fact that I do love Francis Bacon, this is an amazing visual juxtaposition!
  43. Thread: EU regs

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    Re: EU regs

    Speaking for myself I want to disagree. If I had gone through this process I would love to share my experience in detail in order to ease the regulatory pain for others.
    But this is no rocket...
  44. Thread: EU regs

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    Re: EU regs

    Frankly, I don't know. :smiley:

    But I know from the soap and cosmetic makers that their workplace also needs to be approved. Are you aware of this?
  45. Thread: EU regs

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    Re: EU regs

    I would contact four or five security assessors all over the country telling them where I stand and what I want. I e-mailed a few during my IFRA investigation and found four out of six to be very...
  46. Thread: Butyric Acid

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    Re: Butyric Acid

    I think Paul should buy one kg after all and test it for us!
    (Maybe he can speed up the process by leaving the cap open?)
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    Re: Communicating dark colors

    David, you mean those associations are culturally implemented and not genetically determined?
  48. Thread: Butyric Acid

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    Re: Butyric Acid

    If Proxisante isn't an option for you I'd go with the sample from Vigon. Save money and space(!).
    I am not sure if butyric acid can go rancid, but its quality won't improve while sitting on your...
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    Re: Making fragrances for soap?

    Best advice to start with.

    The fragrant raw material you can use (successfully) depends greatly on the process you choose.
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    Re: Communicating dark colors

    My scent associations are more about textures than colours. Dark blue is a velvety texture to me, not glossy or shiny. I'd say violet leaf absolute.
  51. Thread: Sulfur Musks

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    Re: Sulfur Musks

    How would the musk of your dreams smell like? Maybe you are just searching the wrong category?
    Perhaps you need to make your own musk accord out of the numerous materials you have.
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    Re: Anosmic to sandalwood recreations

    At what dilution are you using it? I am smelling it right now at 5% and there is no such note. Mine is sandalmysore core (sandal butenol) from Hexapus.
  53. Thread: Hard at work

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    Re: Hard at work

    Thanks for elaborating on that! The concept of having everything stored away and only putting up the materials you want to work with is fairly new to me. But it makes totally sense. Did they convey...
  54. Thread: Hard at work

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    Re: Hard at work

    I have a thing with class stopper bottles and systematics and I am generally interested in seeing how people organize their perfumery stuff.

    Last year I bought four stands from a chemistry...
  55. Thread: Hard at work

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    Re: Hard at work

    When reading the title I was imagining a topless, sun-tanned and sweating body like one of those you can see at roadworks; I could already smell tar and gas. Don't know, it's probably already too...
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    Re: Drom fragrances

    I doubt this is true. Though I am not sure what is meant by „fragrance oils”.
    When doing a research the only context where this fantastic market share is mentioned is in promotional texts for FM...
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    Re: Clarification on cinnamon aromachemicals?

    http://thegoodscentscompany.com/
    Click on search and type in the name of the material, click the name in the search results and you'll be directed to a page that provides a lot of useful...
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    Re: Ylang Ylang accord help

    In jt86's particular accord I wouldn't increase the eugenol, I'd rather use less.
    Just recreated this mix, except the farnesol (what can I use instead?). My impression comparing it directly with...
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    Re: Dodgy 'tobacco absolute'?

    Maybe it was supposed to be used as flavour for e-cigarettes?
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    Re: Sweet fruity top notes

    A delicate fruity note is aglaia (absolute, from Liberty Natural). Very nice. I can imagine it going beautifully with the rest of your blend.
  61. Thread: Off-Topic

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    The answer is simple. As soon as an animal leaves the pet sector and becomes a work animal (like in the elephant's case) or „livestock” it's no longer perceived as a sensitive creature. It's becomes...
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    Re: Reformulation later?

    I think, that's a very good advice, DrSmellThis.
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    Re: EO dilution is cloudy

    All clear, cypress (cupressus sempervirens, twigs) and black pepper at 5%. Also juniperus communis (twigs) at 10% which was clear from start. Still a bit cloudy are Ylang Ylang abs and III at 10%.
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    Re: Interesting concept....

    Arnd Heißen is doing this at Ritz since quite some time, so guess they've figured out if there is a potential to expand this idea.
    Seems they also did some revamping of the bar or it's probably in...
  65. Re: Glass dropper/amber bottles cleaning and care.

    I never re-use screw-caps. For the test-vials I am using cork stoppers. But they are really a short-term solution only, you can't leave them on for weeks, the mix will evaporate.
    Also quite useful...
  66. Re: Best weightless incense - Bois d'Encens, Sancti, Cardinal or??

    +1 for Sideris
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    Re: Synth birch tar

    The she-me should have checked which part of the plant was used to obtain the eo I am using as reference.

    Thank you Pears, for shedding some light on this!

    Though when doing a little research...
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    Re: Synth birch tar

    Maybe there is something different called Chinese Cedar as well. Thuja is to my nose the über-conifer; very camphorous. No smoke or leather at all.
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    Re: Negative emotions scents

    Nizan, are you familiar with Sissel Tolaas' work? For example here and here. Over all an interesting symposium.
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    Re: Using oils as base for perfume

    I get my ethanol here: http://www.goodkontor.com/product_info.php/products_id/47.
    They ship almost anywhere (except Switzerland and USA). But maybe there will be a tax at the customs?
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    Sticky: Re: Primer on How to Make Perfume (Version 1.0)

    Hi ProfessorBats,

    regarding the dilution I guess most people are working with something around 10%. But the actual percentage of each material you will have to find out yourself as you might find...
  72. Re: Propolis - various types from various places - long term experiment - samples welcome

    Nice you are chiming in, velvetseven. I also read the collected resin is responsible for the propolis' colour and the birch one would be black.

    Mine is from Hungary and there must be a lot of...
  73. Re: How exactly does one learn their materials?

    @Nizan:

    29097


    It's also revealing listen to other people's perception. They are usually approaching the substances with sheer naivete. I've put 20% hay absolute on my mothers wrist, she said...
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    Re: Hermitage Oils and Pell Wall Join Forces

    Thanks!
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    Re: Resins, sand and tinctures in general

    I was thinking of being able to repeat my formulae. One fine day.
    Possibly I worry too much. But I recently found out that the grass and woods in my galbanum resin made almost 50% of the total...
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    Resins, sand and tinctures in general

    Because of all the tincture talk a question came to mind I always wanted to ask.

    When tincturing resins I often experience having left a – colour wise perfectly matching – sand.

    How do you go...
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    Re: Hermitage Oils and Pell Wall Join Forces

    Chris, talking about expensive musks, how does exaltone compare to exaltenone scent-wise in your opinion?
  78. Thread: Jasmin 50

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    Re: Jasmin 50

    I made a quick and dirty version of his „Bois des Îles” type. I can tell you it was an exceptional moment when I finished and sniffed: „Wow! It's a Chanel!”
    I actually like it better than the...
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    Re: Narcotic florals

    I'd be so curious smelling your tincture, mumsy! I guess the scent really depends on the bees' environment. My tincture smells of poplar buds (well, I don't know if they were busy with poplars) and a...
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    Re: If you're in LA this weekend...

    Unfortunately, I am not.


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CN7aAYS7FuU
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    Re: AC in EU with quality and good price?

    De Hekserij/hexapus is a good place for reasonably priced aroma chemicals in small quantities.
    I am selling some chemicals and naturals, too. If you wish, pm me your e-mail address and I'll send...
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    Re: Makking solid perfumes

    Oh yes! I love using rose wax in my lip balms and body butters. But it has a very high melting point; I „pre-dilute” in another wax/butter (shea or cupuacu for example) for not having a base that is...
  83. Re: Zinc in the life and smelling of a Perfumer

    That is the moment when the pregnant ladies are selling their precious fragrance collection in cosmetic forums. I saw this several times. Including the sorrow after „coming to their senses” after a...
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    Re: Sunscreen / UV-blocker

    I am not an all natural person but I only use natural/organic skincare, including sunscreen. Especially sunscreens (when they work chemically not physically) contain stuff that is suspected to:...
  85. Re: Zinc in the life and smelling of a Perfumer

    With a daily zinc intake higher than 50 mg you won't pass the IFRA doping control.

    Jokes apart, I like taking zinc occasionally to give my immune system a boost (when everybody around me is...
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    Re: Heliotropine + Mimosa Absolute + ??????

    I got it from essence.de.

    Till now I only had a few trials using it. I find it a bit difficult. Because in the beginning it's quite stinky, muddy. The cashew-ness comes later.
    I don't know if...
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    Re: How to Build Accords

    In praise of DIN (Deutsches Institut für Normung) I can claim: no evaporation here.
    I heard of similar problems people encountered when using certain sprayer caps for decants that weren't leak...
  88. Thread: Off-Topic

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    Sunday earworm.


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nXXVMcyy_Ag
  89. Re: Early warning: Pharrell Williams teams up with Comme des Garçons

    I think he's incredibly talented. I am only not a keen lover of GdC fragrances.

    There is currently a show running in Paris he co-curated. Voilà, voilà.
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    Re: Heliotropine + Mimosa Absolute + ??????

    Anacardium occidentale eo (distillation of the shell).
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    Re: How to Build Accords

    What I am going to say has nothing to do with the formula itself. But when I see all those plastic pipettes lying around here, two things come to mind. Firstly: it's a lot of waste. Not only plastic...
  92. Thread: Off-Topic

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    Ah, thanks!

    But in my memory it was more extensive, not only one thread. There were many threads in one sub-forum. Threads like „You know you are a basenoter if...” ...showering thrice a day to...
  93. Re: Found a note that I dislike: galbanum. What's your scent peeve?

    Apple.
  94. Thread: Off-Topic

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    I currently do miss the addict clinic we had in crazy-off-topic times. When I remember correctly there was a thread: „Today I sold”, or so.
    So I'll post my happy sales here. This week: Cruel...
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    Re: Post a Picture of Your Scents - Edition VI

    This made me laugh!

    And I am happy you asked because I had no clue what I was looking at.
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    Re: Today I Bought: May 2014

    You are hunting some fancy brands, hednic!

    These recently caught my attention, too. I tried „I Dare You” and it reminded me of Lancaster Eau de Toilette Concentrée but with a more spicy dry...
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    Re: What smells like sea salt, beach?

    I once bought some algae powder (20 g/1,20€) in a shop along with resins and herbs and tinctured it at 33%. After a few months I filtered it and diluted it further to 5% for blending because it's...
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    Re: Recreating A Living Pink Rose

    I already did. lpp.

    We are discussing IFRA here, not EU law.
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    Re: Recreating A Living Pink Rose

    You already posted the second link in #23. What exactly are you referencing to in this bunch of EU regulation links?
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    Re: Recreating A Living Pink Rose

    Where does this information originate from? Are there any precedents one can study?



    Why do you think so?

    Don't get me wrong guys. I don't want to annoy you. I am just seeking credible...
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