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    Re: cedar/woods question

    Use Virginia or Texas cedar blended with a bit of Atlas or Himilayan Cedar. The Texas and Virginia Cedars aren't really cedar but have a sharper, cleaner wood note than real cedar, which has a creamy...
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    Re: Woody base recipes

    And if you want tobacco leaves in soil try something like this:
    (For ~1 ounce fragrances= ~3ml oils, 4ml glycerin and 22ml alc)
    6 tobacco leaf abs 20%
    3 Black Agarwood
    6 oakmoss abs 20%
    4 Balsam...
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    Re: Woody base recipes

    I don't use any aroma chemicals, except for musk, but if you have any naturals you can try Atlas Cedar, Texas Cedar, Sandalwood and Black Agarwood to get a woody base. I don't consider any woods,...
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    Re: Honey Absolute

    I guess it depends on what you want to do with it, ultimately. If you have honey absolute you can dilute with perfumer's alcohol to about 50% and see how strong it is. I dilute many absolutes down to...
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    Re: Creating New Perfume Company

    I suggest starting very small and selling locally until you build a small following then you can expand. It's easy enough to find good essential oils, glycerin, bottles, labels and such online to...
  6. Re: first time scent creation using essentail oils - need some advise

    Jojoba is probably the best. This was the answer I got from a friend who is a Dermatologist. I've read a lot of folks who do natural perfumes that Jojoba is their choice.

    Roll-on bottles can be...
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    Re: First stab at a fougere

    Be sure to dilute absolutes before use. Oakmoss abs you will dilute to about 20% - 30% in perfumer's alcohol. Tobacco abs I dilute to about 50%. Hay abs is also very strong and can be diluted to...
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    Re: Lapsang Souchong???

    i did an experiment adding 1/2 a tbsp of tea leaves in 1/2 ounce of perfumer's alcohol for about 24 hours. It didn't steep as well as I would like so I tried something different the next day and...
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    Re: First stab at a fougere

    agarwood has a good musky scent. I make my fougere base from Agar, Labdanum or Balsam of Peru, Hay abs, and oakmoss and a couple of other things. Hay is similar to Tonka and sweet like a tobacco...
  10. Re: What type of alcohol do big time perfumers use??

    saveonscents.com has a good perfumer alcohol. so does snowfarm
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    Re: Lapsang Souchong???

    Cade is good. Usually you can dilute it 50% before use and it'll still be more than strong enough. Fossil Amber EO is good, too, though more of a rubbery smoky than wood smoky.

    I'd like to try...
  12. Re: Fragrance Research - What do you want most?

    Maybe I missed it, but I find it interesting no one mentioned musk
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    Re: What are some good chypres?

    Pour Monsieur is very fruity. It depends on what type of chypre you like...woody, leathery, green, floral, earthy...
    I couldn't find one I liked so I made my own.
  14. Thread: Champaca

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    Re: Champaca

    I find Champaca to be animalistic floral with a hint of musk and talc. If you've smelled Black Currant Bud concrete, which is a very funky odd animal scent, you can see the similarity but the...
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    Re: Birch / Sweet Birch / Betula

    Birch Tar is so warm and campfire-like. It's also useful for leather accords. Mix with some labdanum or just about any other resin like Peru Balsam or Benzoin or Amber of one sort another. Then...
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    Re: Question about absolutes and dilution

    Absolutes are undiluted natural products. I've never heard of undiluted aroma chemicals referred to as absolutes. Some of those are not soluble in certain carriers so you'll have to get the details...
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    Re: The Reckless Novice

    Get a notebook and some small glass vials. The most important thing is to know the scents you've got. Test them on smelling strips and make notes about how long they lasted and how they changed if at...
  18. Re: Fragrance Research - What do you want most?

    You're right, $4 per vial is not inexpensive.
    How about something like $5 for a pack of 4 samples?
    I had an idea also for enthusiastic customers to get a chance at winning a free 10ml atomizer of...
  19. Re: Fragrance Research - What do you want most?

    Do you think you or other people would rather purchase samples in 3ml or 5ml sprayers or receive free or very inexpensive tiny vials? Let's say for the sake of this discussion that the 3 or 5ml...
  20. Re: just recieved my absolutes in perfumers alcohol.. has anyone worked with these? plus my rough id

    I know the excitement of mixing your own blends. You can wind up wasting a lot of oils, like you said. It can be frustrating when you want to create and have to wait and wait for your experiments to...
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    Re: My first Creation

    If you want smoky sweet, warm try Labdanum. Tobacco doesn't add a smoky note, just a warm, thick unlit cigar type of aroma that resembles vanilla.

    If you like warm and sweet and earthy check out...
  22. Re: anyone know supliers of uk small glass atomisor perfume bottles in small bulk? cant find any!

    sks-bottle and specialitybottle.com have inexpensive atomizers, i'm not sure if you'd call them perfume bottles but they work well for samples and test runs. Not sure if they have overseas facilities...
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    Re: Looking for some help with Ozone scent

    Colone is a metallic ozone scent, isnt it? I have some and I think it smells like rain in a way. You can get some cheap from a couple of sellers online

    Linalool and lily of the valley with ylang...
  24. Re: Last chance to get in on the Basenotes Fragrance Sample program

    Will there be another project next year?
  25. Re: just recieved my absolutes in perfumers alcohol.. has anyone worked with these? plus my rough id

    BlueBellGirl,

    I think that for starters you should try to work something using what you've got. You have enough scents to work with and can create something you're looking for. The key is to limit...
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    Also, doesnt look like you've got anything to use for middle notes in there. It's all base notes and top notes
  27. Re: just recieved my absolutes in perfumers alcohol.. has anyone worked with these? plus my rough id

    You can always buy the absolutes and dillute them yourself. This way you can make it a 15% or 20% or 25% depending on the strength of the absolute.

    Back to BlueBellGirl's question - in my...
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    Re: best base for conifers?

    Cypress, Agarwood, Spikenard, Oakmoss, Tobacco make good bases for woody scents. Scotch Pine and other Fir or Balsam notes are good but are middle to top notes.
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    Re: What would happen if...

    Adding to an already blended fragrance usually doesn't work out well. I'm not sure what Youth Dew is but I'd suggest buying some sample vials of things and blending it yourself from scratch.
  30. Re: Fragrance Research - What do you want most?

    Ditto on the Vanilla.

    I've acquired some great Vanilla Absolute. It has a comforting warm scent that's almost nutty.
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    Re: Looking for a natural tea scent

    Maybe you could steam distill some tea. There are small scent distillation units that aren't too expensive, usually made of glass and look like a vacuum-coffee-pot
  32. Re: beginner making perfumes as Xmas presents

    You can also look on TheGoodScentsCompany website for this info
  33. Re: Fragrance Research - What do you want most?

    Maybe something like: mint and bergamot with middles that blend a light floral and vanilla and base notes of tobacco and ylang. Something like vetiver or tobacco to sort of 'thicken' things up.
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    Hoping to offer 3ml spray bottles with fragrances we're currently blending and get some feedback from people. Perhaps, depending on interest, 1st come 1st serve or a raffle of sorts. Free samples, of...
  35. Re: Fragrance Research - What do you want most?

    I agree. More tobacco. I don't think it's used enough in fragrances today. I do see a slight uptick in trend, though. Maybe soon we'll be begging for less tobacco.
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    I'm sort of surprised by the mention of gourmands by more than one person. Not sure why. Just am.
  37. Re: Fragrance Research - What do you want most?

    Yes! Labdanum and aldehydes!
  38. Re: Fragrance Research - What do you want most?

    This is what originally sparked my curiosity of what others wanted. I like deep, dark mossy fragrances and I'm not finding any that don't also have bright citrus notes which just don't seem to fit. ...
  39. Re: Fragrance Research - What do you want most?

    Looks like most everyone wants something interesting and not looking for 'safe' fragrances that can be worn all day or to the office.
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    Re: What does cumin smell like

    There's a cumin note in Chypre by Essentially-Me. Very interesting scent
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    Just what I was thinking
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    Thanks for the info, Larimar. I appreciate it
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    Ditto for the barber shop scent, Ken
  44. Fragrance Research - What do you want most?

    Let's say a new Fragrance House was getting ready to begin production on boutique, handmade, EDP's. This new house wants to make things that the hardcore fragrance lovers like all of you are looking...
  45. Re: D.S. & Durga **i now have samples & a bottle!...WOW.

    Heard there will be a new line in October.
    Sir is a new chypre...tried it a few times. Liked it at first but I'm not sure about it. Has a strange sour note.
    Beartrapper will become Freetrapper....
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    Re: What does cumin smell like

    spicy, woodsy meat
  47. Re: D.S. & Durga **i now have samples & a bottle!...WOW.

    I just received a bunch of samples.

    Burning Barbershop is definitely a Lapsang Souchang Tea based fragrance. The tea is dried over pine fires, smells JUST like this. If you've never smelled it...
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    Re: Burning Barbershop by D.S. & Durga

    I just received a sample of this and all I have to say is Lapsang Souchang.
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