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    Default Tools for a first timer's first time?

    Initially, all I wanted to do was make my own Molecule 01. I love the scent, but after wearing it a few times I couldn't help wanting to add things to it. Maybe some incense? Maybe some vetiver? How about some citrus!

    I'm going to buy 190 proof Everclear. A $15 750ml bottle will be plenty to get me going.
    I'm going to buy a few ingredients from Perfumer's Apprentice. All in liquid form including some oils.

    ...but what about tools? What will I need and where can I buy it - preferably online? At the very least, I need some sort of vessel to mix in, right? And a way to get individual drops of my ingredients into it. And, yes, I intend to fully document what I'm doing in hopes of being able to repeat the process if I make something I really like.

    Also, how do you clean your stuff when you're done? Is it hard to get the smells off of glass?

    I should probably mention that my goal is to make tiny batches for myself to wear. 2ml to 5ml.
    Last edited by L'Homme Blanc Individuel; 24th October 2012 at 10:47 PM.
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    I've put together a series of blog posts covering starting equipment and linking to lots of other details that you might like to have a look at.

    I don't think I covered there the cleaning question but the basic version is this: I clean glassware cold, using isopropyl alcohol (= isopropanol = IPA = propan-2-ol and is sometimes called rubbing alcohol) and then I put it in the dishwasher for a final hot clean - this combination eliminates all smells from virtually all glassware.
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    Your blog appears to be very interesting. I'm going to subscribe. Thanks for posting.

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    Happy to help and glad you found it useful!
    ďA person who is nice to you, but rude to the waiter, is not a nice person
    ― Dave Barry

    Chris Bartlett
    Perfumes from the edge . . .

    www.perfumedesigner.co.uk
    Twitter: @PellWallPerfume

    If you are looking for a perfumery consultation Iím happy to quote: if you want free advice, thatís what these forums are for
    You can also join my blog if you wish to ask questions of me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by senore01 View Post
    Your blog appears to be very interesting. I'm going to subscribe. Thanks for posting.
    I'm now following it too. What an excellent resource! Thank you Chris!
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