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    Default Micro samples... would that be of any interest?

    A proposal for mini splits.

    It needs to be approved by mods, but might you be interested?
    Last edited by mumsy; 31st January 2013 at 08:50 AM.

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    Sounds very good to me!

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    Ditto Nasenmann

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    I shall compile a comprehensive list then.

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    I'd be interested, too.

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    For ingredients or for testing DIY fragrances?

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    I'm interested, keep me posted!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ambolt View Post
    For ingredients or for testing DIY fragrances?
    Either... or frags for that matter.

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    I would especially be interesting in trading samples of raw materials.
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    I'm typing up a list. This may be rather good fun to be sniffing the same thing and commenting on them.

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    I want in on this

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    yes please

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    I'm in. Plus we should get clever and think up super cheap ways of doing this. I have found that a 1ml glass vile taped inside an ordinary greeting card (or any card stock) will go through the mails in an ordinary envelope with an ordinary stamp. Perhaps there's even a better way. E.g. a very very small resealable plastic packet with 1ml volume but spread out over several square centimetres. This would be thin and tight and easy to mail.

    It would be great to hear others' experiences and advice with very low cost methods of sending fragrance through the mail.

    E.g. I'd be interested to know if anyone has ever received a crushed 1ml vial in the mail. I find these things to be very very strong if just slightly protected by a bit of card stock and tape.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bshell View Post
    I'm in. Plus we should get clever and think up super cheap ways of doing this. I have found that a 1ml glass vile taped inside an ordinary greeting card (or any card stock) will go through the mails in an ordinary envelope with an ordinary stamp. Perhaps there's even a better way. E.g. a very very small resealable plastic packet with 1ml volume but spread out over several square centimetres. This would be thin and tight and easy to mail.

    It would be great to hear others' experiences and advice with very low cost methods of sending fragrance through the mail.

    E.g. I'd be interested to know if anyone has ever received a crushed 1ml vial in the mail. I find these things to be very very strong if just slightly protected by a bit of card stock and tape.
    Most small sample vials fit in an envelope. I have been trading samples for years and there are several ways to go about it. Here are some of my tips.

    First avoid the 1 ml straight vial with that white plastic applicator, like here:
    http://www.bestbottles.com/images/st...clear-vial.gif

    those leak very easily.

    You need vials that are not straight, but get narrower at the top, like these
    https://encrypted-tbn3.gstatic.com/i...WXhAM4PPpgAmxg

    Don't forget to label your vial very clearly. If your handwriting is poor, type it out. Don't forget to use either waterproof labels that stick or regular labels with an extra layer of clear tape to protect the label for getting soaked if there are leakages.

    Then don't tape the top with usual sticky tape. It leaves a sticky residue on the top and the vial. You can either use plummer tape
    https://encrypted-tbn2.gstatic.com/i...DsbHVhy1kH2F3w

    or wrap the vial in a piece of tissue paper and then use tape.

    Make sure you also wrap each vial in bubble wrap and if you use more than 1 vial snuggle them together in a zip lock bag and then bubble wrap the whole bag with tape all around them.

    After doing that, I like to place the bubble 'package' inside a postcard with a few words and use a bubble envelope with enough cushioning.

    Using this method I have been able to send up to 20x 2.5 ml vials in an envelope around the world.

    The only experience with crushed samples I have, were with small glass atomizers, never with vials.

    Also don't forget to exchange information if a custom sticker needs to be filled and put on the envelope. In the Netherlands that is not necessary for envelopes. But if I do trade with someone that does need to use that, I always ask to mark it as a 'gift' with a value of 0 and a description of 'used cosmetic samples'. Or 'bath oil samples'. Never mention the word 'perfume'!

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    Default Re: Micro samples... would that be of any interest?

    Here's our list (most tinctures at 20%, and most of them are still infusing):

    Strawberry EO
    Strawberry T
    Coconut T
    Mint T
    Ginger T
    Mace T
    Basil T
    Tea T
    Juniper Berry T
    Lavender EO
    Lavender Hydrosol
    Tea Tree EO
    Lemongrass EO
    Cistus (Mixed peel) T
    Apple T
    Pear T
    Grapefruit Absolute
    Grapefruit T
    Pink Pepper T
    Coconut Essence
    Almond Essence
    Strawberry Essence
    Vanilla Essence
    Bergamot EO
    Nutmeg T
    Vanilla EO T
    Green Tea T
    Thyme T
    Yerba Mate T
    Lily EO
    Mogra EO
    Tuberose EO
    Citronella EO
    Vanilla EO
    Geranium EO
    Jasmine Absolute 3% Jojoba
    Sage T
    Rosemary 5% in Sunflower oil
    Oriental Spice EO Blend
    Romantic Evening EO Blend
    Claming Moods EO Blend
    Fig & Pear EO
    Bees Wax Solid
    Cinnamon T
    Scary Nut T
    Benzoin T
    Oriental Musk EO
    Amber EO
    Benzoin Resin
    Anise T
    Amyris Resin
    Leyland Cypress 5% in sunflower oil
    Vanilla Synthetic Blend
    Vanilla Pod T
    Oak Moss T
    Labdanum T

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    Forgive my ignorance, but what can I do with a tincture? Can I add perfuner's alcohol to oak moss and
    create an oakmoss fragrance?

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    Default Re: Micro samples... would that be of any interest?

    Tinctures are combined to create perfumes. Unfortunately natural oak moss is very restricted in it's use in fine fragrances, but if you want to make a moss perfume you could add a synthetic replica of oakmoss to alcohol. There's a good one for sale at www.perfumersapprentice.com

    Have a look around the DIY forums here for more info.

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    But if I buy oak moss tincture from you for my own use, that shouldn't be a problem?

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    Default Re: Micro samples... would that be of any interest?

    It's at your own risk really. Natural oakmoss contains a toxic chemical, but the synthetic one (which smells very similar) doesn't. I don't have a large tincture of oakmoss because of this reason, but I could make more if you are willing to wait a month or two.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ambolt View Post
    It's at your own risk really. Natural oakmoss contains a toxic chemical, but the synthetic one (which smells very similar) doesn't. I don't have a large tincture of oakmoss because of this reason, but I could make more if you are willing to wait a month or two.

    Ah, i didn't know that. Perhaps I'll stick to the artificial stuff!

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