Thread: Fixatives and the Fleeting Scent
Do you have any experience with KSDL sandal wood oil or the KDFC oil. Pl share your thoughts.
A blog post sounds great!
On another note, any idea what's in this Canvas/Concrete "fragrance primer" product (https://www.canvasandconcrete.com/), and whether or not it is legit?
Not Chris, but IMHO, litsea is great for this purpose. Another tool in the chest to have.
Iíve not had time for much blogging for a while but feel free to remind me about this idea if I donít get to it in the next few weeks.
The idea of a fragrance primer is a great marketing gimmick but it really isnít going to do very much good. Fragrance isnít lost because your skin eats it but because it evaporates - if it didnít you couldnít smell it - of the fragrance that is lost to things other than evaporation itís mostly abraded off with dead skin cells. Iím sure this wonít do any harm but seriously doubt it will have a measurable effect that is greater than, say, using your ordinary moisturiser.
Honestly if you want to have your fragrance last all night you have two choices: wear a fragrance that has been made to last or carry a top-up and re-spray.
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You may try lemon myrtle as a bridge into the heart to help a lemon scent have more of a drydown period. Diluted orange peel wax works for orange and grapefruit, and, as Arctander wrote, is great for fixing highly-priced florals.
Very low intensity oils such as copaiba balsam, gurjun, elemi or mastic can do wonders, while not muddying the top notes.
That's just off the top of my head.
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