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    Default How to built a Chypre ( Mitsouko direction) accord.

    Hello friends,
    I want to make a Chypre perfume to someone who loves Mitsouko. Anny suggestion?? Help!!!!!

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    I currently only use naturals so i don't have aldehyde C-14 for the peach but try this

    Oak Moss - 2
    Labdanum - 1
    Benzoin - 1
    Patchouli - 1
    Jasmine - 2
    Rose - 1
    Clove - 1
    Bergamot - 6
    Neroli - 2
    Lemon - 1
    Mandarin - 1

    This is a recipe I am currently working on if you extend let me know what you did, good luck.

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    Quote Originally Posted by yandynestor View Post
    Hello friends,
    I want to make a Chypre perfume to someone who loves Mitsouko. Anny suggestion?? Help!!!!!
    There is a published version of Mitsouko - not the production formula but very similar - which is available on the Perfumer’s Apprentice site, from which you can even buy a kit with which to make it.

    If there is an element of Mitsouko that your friend particularly appreciates you could emphasise that element in your version, making it uniquely theirs.

    Sweet orange - 10
    Lemon - 20
    Elemi - 2
    Celery seed - 5
    Chamomile, 10% - 5
    Bergamot - 130
    Tarragon 10% - 35
    Coriander - 10
    Lavender - 10
    benzyl acetate - 50
    linalyl acetate - 20
    geranium oil - 10
    Ylang Ylang - 10
    Citral - 5
    Jasmine absolute - 10
    phenyl propyl alcohol - 5
    Oak Moss - 70
    Clove 30
    Dimethyl Anthranilate - 2
    Anisyl Acetate - 3
    Benzoin 50% - 20
    Castoreum tincture 10% - 5
    Civet tincture 10% - 10
    Labdanum resin - 10
    Peru Balsam resin - 5
    Rose absolute - 20
    Methyl Ionone - 40
    Costus 10% - 20
    Ethyl Cinnamate - 10
    patchouli - 10
    vetiveryl - 20
    coumarin - 50
    hydroxy citronellal - 25
    aldehyde C-14 10% - 20
    Musk Xylene (or substitute with another musk) - 50
    Vanillin - 20
    DEP or IPM or DPG 200

    I would replace the Musk Xylene (now banned from use) with Ambrettolide or Velvione and the civet tincture with synthetic civet (the Firmenich one is very good). The PA entry does not mention it but Costus is now also prohibited by IFRA but again there is a direct replacement available (this time from Givaudan I think - it isn’t a material I use normally).

    Tarragon is more usually called Estragon in perfumery so you may see the oil listed under that name.
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    Thanks for that Chris! gives me some good ideas on further ingredients to add to my minimal structure.

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    Thank you guys. Thank you thank you...

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    Am definitely going to add some oud and orris, and let see....

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    Thanks Chris,
    i love chypre perfumes, so i have created ( with modification ) the Mitsouko perfume you have posted. This is my first perfume which really smell good. I have lowered patchouli to 0.05% ( next time i will remove it completely - i dont like patchouli i have here - even at this low concentration ).
    I have replaced musks with 4% ambrettolide + 1% velvione. I have not added Dimethyl Anthranilate, Anisyl Acetate, Citral, because i dont have them...Civet tincture replaced with Civet CNC 0.06%

    BTW: any replacement for IFRA restricted ethyl cinnamate ?.
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    Replacing some coumarin and vanillin with the adjusted quantities of the respective tinctures improved the perfume, for me. I would replace musk xylene with ketone, as much as possible, and adjust the strength/soapiness with iso-muscone and velvione.

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    Is the quantity of clove oil a misprint? 30 seems an awful lot!

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    Default Re: How to built a Chypre ( Mitsouko direction) accord.

    Quote Originally Posted by Trufflehunter View Post
    Is the quantity of clove oil a misprint? 30 seems an awful lot!
    So, may I assume that you are discussing the Mitsuoko Formula? (you weren't specific)

    If so, then is there some reason that you consider 3% to be a highly potent amount for a fragrance? But if it really bothers you, then use less, or not at all. YOU'RE the Perfumer! :-)

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    Hi,
    i am trying to improve Mitsouko formula posted above. I have replaced Ethyl cinnamate with cinnamic alcohol - IMHO it does fit better in lilac heart and with amber base. I have added styrax,olibanum,myrrh, replaced vanillin with vanilla tincture, added heliotropin, terpineol, PEA etc... Please does have anyone GCMS of Mitsouko - for personal use ? I would like to know what is there in addition to above ingredients.
    Last edited by Milhaus; 13th November 2014 at 07:29 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pkiler View Post
    So, may I assume that you are discussing the Mitsuoko Formula? (you weren't specific)

    If so, then is there some reason that you consider 3% to be a highly potent amount for a fragrance? But if it really bothers you, then use less, or not at all. YOU'RE the Perfumer! :-)

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    I was indeed discussing the MITSOUKO formula, of which there are two. Only ONE mentions 30 parts of clove, so I didn't think I needed to be specific
    And yes, there is some reason why I consider 3% of clove to be a highly potent amount for a fragrance. Clove is a very potent material
    I'm quite familiar with Mitsouko and I don't detect high levels of clove in there. I assumed it might have been a misprint: maybe 3 instead of 30, or 30 @ 10%. However, maybe it forms an accord with something which 'defuses' it. I know that some of the PA formulas contain unusual amounts of certain things. I remember making their Pina Colada accord which had a massive overdose of Pharaone (one of my least favourite materials). I made it anyway and guess what? It had a massive overdose of Pharaone!

    So, I shall rephrase my question: Is there anyone who is familiar with Mitsouko who feels that 3% of clove is a mistake? I'd like to build that formula, but I don't want to find I've wasted lots of precious materials due to an overdose of clove

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    I am using 3% of methyl iso eugenol. But i have never smelled vintage Mitsouko

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    Trufflehunter, I don't think 3% of clove oil is too much. I have a tiny sample of vintage Mitsouko and indeed there is a strong clove note. I would guess it is even backed up with more isoeugenol for the base notes, but that's just a guess. I haven't made up the formula posted here, but I made up my own one with 3% clove oil and it smells pretty close. I would say one thing in particular missing from the formula here is orris, which seems very prominent to me in Mitsouko. Maybe it was based on a GCMS of a different concentration such as the Eau de Toilette.

    BTW, I just got the Scent & Chemistry book the other day and have been scanning through it. It says Mitsouko contained 10% of vetiver oil.

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    Renegade do you mean orris absolute or orris butter ? The orris note is made here with methyl ionone ( gamma will be stronger ), but we need to support it with orris butter or orris absolute to make it stronger.

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    I don't know which would have been used, if any, just that there seems to me to be a strong orris note in addition to the methyl ionone. I used 5% Orris Oil (=Butter) in mine (which seems like a huge amount to me) and Mitsouko still seems to have a stronger orris note. It's that characteristic dry, dusty effect that I seem to be picking up on. Maybe cinnamon bark oil plays a part in it too. I also have a LOT more oakmoss and patchouli in mine than in the formula posted here.

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    That is probably orris absolute. This is very strong orris note. Orris butter give more floral/waxy note. I have thought 7% of oakmoss is strooong - i am using only 3% in my Mitsouko version. 10% of vetiver oil sounds little too much - some vintage perfumes does use combination of vetiveryl acetate with vetiver oil in ratio 5:2 , maybe this is bad interpretation of GCMS results...

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    Photo removed by request. The requester suggested to replace it with a list. My workload is far from able to allow me to do so. Maybe someone here who saved the picture could post the written formula only, no picture please.?
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    Default Re: How to built a Chypre ( Mitsouko direction) accord.

    Basic Chypre-type Perfume

    Bergomot oil 15
    Sandalwood EI 8
    Vetiver Oil 6
    Oakmoss 5
    Rose Base 6
    Jasmine Base 5
    Gama Methyl ionone 3
    Patchouli oil 5
    Musk Ketone 3
    Clary Sage 2

    This is from Introduction to Perfumery (Curtis and Williams). I've made it and the dry down is very similar to my sample of Vintage Mitsuko. The musk ketone really does it along with a high level of vetiver. It's worth trying, I love it and it's simple.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pkiler View Post

    This is a pre WWII Mitsuoko Formula that a few of us stumbled upon. Maybe it will help you out...

    PK
    Wow. Thanks for posting that, Paul. Two things stand out there:

    1. No Giroffle (clove)!
    2. A stack of Reseda Absolute!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Trufflehunter View Post
    I was indeed discussing the MITSOUKO formula, of which there are two. Only ONE mentions 30 parts of clove, so I didn't think I needed to be specific
    And yes, there is some reason why I consider 3% of clove to be a highly potent amount for a fragrance. Clove is a very potent material
    I'm quite familiar with Mitsouko and I don't detect high levels of clove in there. I assumed it might have been a misprint: maybe 3 instead of 30, or 30 @ 10%. However, maybe it forms an accord with something which 'defuses' it. I know that some of the PA formulas contain unusual amounts of certain things. I remember making their Pina Colada accord which had a massive overdose of Pharaone (one of my least favourite materials). I made it anyway and guess what? It had a massive overdose of Pharaone!

    So, I shall rephrase my question: Is there anyone who is familiar with Mitsouko who feels that 3% of clove is a mistake? I'd like to build that formula, but I don't want to find I've wasted lots of precious materials due to an overdose of clove
    As a guess, I'd think your guess is right on the clove, but I don't know.

    In any case personally I'd never use a large amount of materials when anything is in question. I'd try titrating clove into only a small portion and see what amount seemed right, and decide from that.

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    Default Re: How to built a Chypre ( Mitsouko direction) accord.

    No Clove, but Dianthine base. Do you HAVE Dianthine base, probably not. My Dianthine base I bought as old stock I had analyzed. It is 40% Eugenol.

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    PS. The more I study bases, the more I see Eugenol in so many of them and at high amounts.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Trufflehunter View Post
    Wow. Thanks for posting that, Paul. Two things stand out there:

    1. No Giroffle (clove)!
    2. A stack of Reseda Absolute!
    Also only a tiny amount of moss (not sure what the word after "Mousse" is... "Cawili"?). And no coumarin (as far I can see). Doesn't look right to me at all, but then I haven't tried it.

    But thanks for posting Paul. Interesting the small amounts of camomile and tarragon, also included in the Appell formula.

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    I dont see any amber note ...
    BTW what does mean Portugal deterpené 10%...?
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    I LOVE chamomile notes in fragrances. It's what makes Fahrenheit great IMO, which is ironic given that in terms of herbology it's considered a refrigerant. http://www.changeyourenergy.com/well...ool-with-herbs
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    Quote Originally Posted by Milhaus View Post
    I dont see any amber note ...
    BTW what does mean Portugal deterpené 10%...?
    Probably sweet orange oil, terpeneless.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Milhaus View Post
    I dont see any amber note ...
    BTW what does mean Portugal deterpené 10%...?

    Ambrette Seed Absolute...

    eau de portugal water reference?

    dunno.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pharmacist_Blender View Post
    Basic Chypre-type Perfume

    Bergomot oil 15
    Sandalwood EI 8
    Vetiver Oil 6
    Oakmoss 5
    Rose Base 6
    Jasmine Base 5
    Gama Methyl ionone 3
    Patchouli oil 5
    Musk Ketone 3
    Clary Sage 2

    This is from Introduction to Perfumery (Curtis and Williams). I've made it and the dry down is very similar to my sample of Vintage Mitsuko. The musk ketone really does it along with a high level of vetiver. It's worth trying, I love it and it's simple.

    This may be close, as according to Jean-Paul Guerlain said himself in his book, Mitsouko only has 10 ingredients!

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    Default Re: How to built a Chypre ( Mitsouko direction) accord.

    Quote Originally Posted by Trufflehunter View Post
    2. A stack of Reseda Absolute!
    The Reseda Abs is 1% of the formula:
    (30 of a 10% solution, = 3,
    and total value of Formula is 300 (295),
    = 1% Reseda Abs.)

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