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    Question Tips for young starter?

    I'm a 17 year old male who has always had an interest in fashion(especially vintage rebel) and I like to make what I use myself(I've always had the combination of good hands and a good brain thankfully). I know how to make fragrances and am going to start soon but before I do I want to know what tips would you give me? I've looked around multiple forums and this one seems to know what they're talking about the most. If it helps the scents I like are slightly fruity and unique as well as mysterious and sensual. Thank you in advance. Tips such as places you can buy hard to get items online or ways of identifying stores which may stock the product, best oil supplier, best carrier oils, good flowers to use (I know that is the longest method but I have a lot of patience so no worries),etc and anything else would all be appreciated.
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    I don't have any specific suggestion at the moment but all I can say is don't believe the hype.


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    Welcome! You can probably find out a lot of insightful info in this forum: http://www.basenotes.net/forums/15-Fragrance-DIY

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    Quote Originally Posted by hednic View Post
    Welcome! You can probably find out a lot of insightful info in this forum: http://www.basenotes.net/forums/15-Fragrance-DIY
    I agree ^^^^^^^^^.

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    Quote Originally Posted by alfarom View Post
    I don't have any specific suggestion at the moment but all I can say is don't believe the hype.
    agree

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    You're saying you have the tools to extract fragrance from flowers?
    Most perfumers buy EO and absolutes - it would probably save you a few thousand dollars

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    At 17, don't go rushing out and buying bottles. Get your hands on lots of samples and see what you like. It took me about six months to even figure out what I liked and didn't like.

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    Quote Originally Posted by forfreddie View Post
    You're saying you have the tools to extract fragrance from flowers?
    Most perfumers buy EO and absolutes - it would probably save you a few thousand dollars
    I know a trick that costs very little just takes a lot of patience I've grew up helping my auntie in her garden so I know ways of extracting fragrances from flowers and which ones smell nice also. That said I would prefer using a different method because although I have the patience, I believe other methods are easier.
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