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    Default Blending to add a sweet lime note to fragrance, please help

    I have already blended in a .525 ounce of Prada Infusion with 1.8 ounces of Mugler Cologne, I want to add a nice sweet lime note to it, what and where should I start with to get this, my goal is a soapy barbershop kind of smell with a hint of sweet lime.
    Last edited by Arctic Prodigy; 29th November 2012 at 09:55 PM.

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    Default Re: Blending to add a sweet lime note to fragrance, please help

    The simplest way to add some sweet lime to it would be to add natural lime oil (or lime terpenes if you want a fleeting topnote of lime) plus a tiny bit of vanilla (or vanillin or ethyl vanillin) to sweeten the blend.

    For the quantities you are talking about you won't need much and it would be best to get them pre-diluted in ethanol if you can, so that they don't overwhelm your existing mixture.
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    Default Re: Blending to add a sweet lime note to fragrance, please help

    Ok, I will try, thank you very much

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    What would a good ratio be, like drops of lime oil to vanilla as in vanillin mixed with everclear alcohol as the ethanol alcohol?
    Last edited by Arctic Prodigy; 1st December 2012 at 03:48 PM.

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    Lime (distilled) EO is very powerful and can easily overwhelm so dilute it down to somewhere between 1 % and 10% first then you can effectively control the dose.
    I have found that a good usable lime accord from naturals is obtainable using a very small amount of lime oil, quite a bit of lemon and some rose absolute for sweetness and depth, a tiny amount of vanilla can help too as can very small doses of other citrus.

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    The translation of the French name for limes is "green lemons". Not a bad thing to bear in mind when making lime frags in my experience.

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    Default Re: Blending to add a sweet lime note to fragrance, please help

    Thank you very much I will keep that in mind

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