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  1. Thread: 4160 Tuesdays

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    Re: 4160 Tuesdays

    I am looking for a bottle of "The dark heart of old Havanna" to buy pre-loved. Is anyone located in Europe and wants to get rid of theirs? :-)
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    Wanted: van Cleef & Arpels Boise Dore

    Hi Basenoters, I am looking for an affordable bottle of van Cleef & Arpels Boise Dore, used, but at least 15 mls left. I might also be happy with a 10 mls+ decant :-)

    Ideally in Europe, so that...
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    What to buy in Marrakech, Morocco?

    Hi Basenoters,

    my cousin will be in Marrakech for a few days and she agreed to bring back a few goodies for me :D

    What fragrant raw materials, bases, perfumes etc are good (and cheap!) to bring...
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    Re: First perfume - what to add?

    thanks everyone who replied :)
    Yes, I want to start super simple to get an idea of what the ACs do. I just don't know to to start off with it. From what you guys write I infer that there is no...
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    Re: First perfume - what to add?

    Ok, the order arrived, now I have small amounts of (10 mls each):
    Habanolide Subst (Fir)
    Ethylene brassylate
    Vanillin 25% in DPG
    Decalactone gamma
    Linalyl acetate
    Coumarin 10% in DPG
    Indole...
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    Re: Extend Longevity of EO Grapefruit and Mint?

    Unfortunately I don't have access to either of these
  7. Thread: Powdery bases

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    Re: Powdery bases

    very much! thanks!
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    Re: Extend Longevity of EO Grapefruit and Mint?

    Aaah, that's because I have the stuff shipped to Germany and I am already ordering from two other shops
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    Re: Extend Longevity of EO Grapefruit and Mint?

    thanks, I'll check out the shop!
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    Re: Extend Longevity of EO Grapefruit and Mint?

    thank you, unfortunately none of them are available to me :-(
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    Extend Longevity of EO Grapefruit and Mint?

    Hi everyone,

    I'm a beginner looking for advise (I have another, more general, thread). I've tried to search for tips on how to increase the longevity of EO (pink) Grapefruit and Eo Mint, but could...
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    Re: First perfume - what to add?

    Thank you, benhwi02. I guess it's normal for beginners to go over the top. Actually, in my case, I just want to create something with the EO blend, because I love it so much. If there were a perfume...
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    Re: First perfume - what to add?

    I also still have several wodd/amber/musk ACs in my basket and can't decide:
    Kephalis
    Sylvamber
    Timbersilk
    Palisandin
    Iso E Super
    What makes most sense to leave out?
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    Re: First perfume - what to add?

    Thank you, this is indeed super helpful and I'll just order those essentials now.

    Funny enough, I found a sample of Tam Dao earlier today, so I'll see whether I can smell the Iso-E super in...
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    Re: First perfume - what to add?

    That's very helpful, thanks a lot, I agree, it looks daunting to me as well.
    Grojsman accord and Amber are, if I understand, both base notes. My EO blend of Grapefruit, Eucalytus and Ylang are top...
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    Re: Primer on How to Make Perfume (Version 1.0)

    Is there a source for simple perfume formulas using (maybe not only, but also) aromachemicals?
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    Re: First perfume - what to add?

    Great advise, xii, thanks! I might leave the aquatic notes out as well, it's not really what I am going for with the project
    I am indeed worried about dosaging. Are there any other ingredients that...
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    Re: First perfume - what to add?

    Any ingredients that can be easily cut from my (way too long) list?
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    Re: First perfume - what to add?

    I'll exchange Timbersilk for Iso-E super then and add Rhodinol.
    "The green materials are good for putting eucalyptus in context." - great tip, too, thanks!

    These are the only synthetics whose...
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    Re: First perfume - what to add?

    Does anyone have any advise regarding my shopping list? :-D
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    Re: First perfume - what to add?

    These are the smallest quantifies I can buy
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    Re: First perfume - what to add?

    Ok, here is my newest list and I will just order today without mulling it over and over for days and days.
    But PLEASE have a look at the list and see whether all of the ingredients are good ideas...
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    Re: First perfume - what to add?

    I am just wondering whether I need more essential oils that serve as middle notes in order to create something that has a development of some kind
  24. Thread: Powdery bases

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    Re: Powdery bases

    Hi, I hope it's ok to revive this thread.
    I am also looking for a powdery (slightly sweet) musk as the base note of my first perfume creation. Unfortunately, I am very limited in my choice of...
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    Re: First perfume - what to add?

    Thanks xii and Bill Roberts.

    I'm really sorry to keep bothering you with this. But if I decided to have the grapefruit, ylang, eucalyptus blend as a top accord, and then played around with...
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    Re: First perfume - what to add?

    Are NEROLIONE and Nerolidol the same? Is Nerolione just the trade name? If they are different, does it make sense to get both? Does it only make sense to get any of them if I also get Neroli EO?
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    Re: First perfume - what to add?

    What about PPG-20 Methyl glucose ether as a fixative for citrus oils? Any positive experience?
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    Re: First perfume - what to add?

    thanks, everyone, what's your take on my shopping list then? Will this make a perfume? (rather than just a EO blend or an unavoidable big mess)

    Primary Notes: Grapefruit, Eukalyptus, (Neroli),...
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    Re: First perfume - what to add?

    I am, however, a bit concerned about the apparently "metallic note" in Hedione. I very much despise metallic notes. Is there some other blender I could replace it with?
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    Re: First perfume - what to add?

    Ok, I've looked up all the mentioned ingredients on the good scent company and kept with the dutch shop and here is my newest rough idea:

    Primary Notes: Grapefruit, Eukalyptus, (Neroli), Ylang
    ...
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    Re: First perfume - what to add?

    I didn't see the Carbone shop, it's even better, since I can have the material sent to my family in Germany for a lot less. But it seems to me they lack a lot of the ingredients I would need. Or are...
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    Re: First perfume - what to add?

    Aaah, that's lovely, I love the blend, I can totally see myself going crazy and creating 100 perfumes with this base :D



    Yes, that's exactly what I'd like to do. I'd like to have something...
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    Re: First perfume - what to add?

    I had a look here again:
    http://www.basenotes.net/threads/158437-Primer-on-How-to-Make-Perfume-(Version-1-0)

    It says here that Neroli is a base note but also top note. Is there a mistake here?
    ...
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    Re: First perfume - what to add?

    I also found some natural accords here:
    https://system.na3.netsuite.com/core/media/media.nl?id=1908&c=3523515&h=f9aa51045947a5ec6506&_xt=.pdf

    These are some that might be interesting for me, as...
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    Re: First perfume - what to add?

    And what is the difference between base and base note? Is there one?
    Citronellol is called a rose base here: http://shop.hexapus.nl/

    I came across this thread with simple accords. Does it make...
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    Re: First perfume - what to add?

    I am very confused by the difference between accord and base.
    Here is an example of a base from the shop: Birch Leaf Givco 166/2
    It's probably not the one I would want for my EOs, but is the idea...
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    Re: First perfume - what to add?

    I can only order at this shop http://shop.hexapus.nl/
    From what I can tell, they don't have any accords. :(
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    Re: First perfume - what to add?

    Pavomi, unfortunately the shop has none of the extras you suggested.

    My shopping list now contains:
    Habanolide
    Methyl Pamplemousse (does it makes sense to add this if I already have Grapefruit...
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    Re: First perfume - what to add?

    Very rough outline, might this work:

    Top: Grapefruit, Eucalyptus, Ylang Ylang, Neroli (a non-waxy aldehyde alternative to decanal? Cyclamen aldehyde? And Methyl Pamplemousse (Giv) or Orange Flower...
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    Re: First perfume - what to add?

    Would I need an additional fixateur (and solvent etc)?

    I am now thinking I start out with a simple perfume with not too many additional ingredients and see how it goes and maybe refine it later if...
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    Re: First perfume - what to add?

    I checked the shop I can order from, they don't have the following:
    Khusinil or Floropal, but they have Methyl Pamplemousse (Giv) or Orange Flower Ether (IFF) and Styrallyl acetate?
    decanal, but...
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    Re: First perfume - what to add?

    Hi Basenoters, thanks so much for your replies so far. I read them last night and then slept on them (i.e. spent the whole night thinking about perfumes :D).

    Everything you wrote is super...
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    List of reference perfumes?

    Hi Basenoters,

    I am trying to increase my perfume-knowledge as a perfume-lover (not maker) and was wondering whether you can recommend reference perfumes for various families, styles, etc. For...
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    First perfume - what to add?

    Hi Basenoters,

    I'd like to have a go and try to make my first perfume (to use just for myself). I have some experience mixing various essential oils I like and now I found a combination that I...
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