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  1. #31

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    How about iodoform? That's what you can smell in hospitals. I doubt if it's any use in perfumery, mind.

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  2. #32

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    Don't remember that smell
    After that aroma chemical spill, I'm less into horrible smells..

  3. #33

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    Ok.. so I'll report a strange experience. I was following Maritima for a couple of days, and that smell surely
    evokes some strong responses.. When it's strong it's metallic-repulsive.. However, after testing it today, I
    suddenly felt pretty depressed and sad for a couple of minutes, with no other external trigger (though this
    type of mood is a constitutional trait of mine..)

  4. #34

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nizan View Post
    Apparently some of the chems in carob also occur in quinoa.. Think
    I'm going to tincture some and see..

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    Ok.. here's something that smells WEIRD - millet tincture and agarwood.
    Details please! Millet tincture and agarwood seems obtainable to me. What is this smell like? Proportions?
    I smell many plants having the smell of Carob blossom growing also in middle Europe but never tried to tincture them.
    As for the notes evoking negative emotions...
    Oud yes - it can deliver many emotions most of them associated with dark mystery (specially when used in winter)
    Galbanum - it's definietly not calming. Razor sharp - cold and pragmatic.
    White Pepper - Much better IMHO than all thos sulphury notes out there - If You find someone smelling like White Pepper - he won't smell like food - he will smell like evil. Sophisticated evil.

    I am growing Voodoo lillies to obtain their smell but it's a second year without flowers Oh well...

  5. #35

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    My modest and belated suggestions would include too heavy, leathery notes: too much musk, amber and other similar animalic notes, conveying a hint of sweatiness (anxiety-related or not).
    The few "unclean smelling" spices like cumin
    Too heavy florals, leaving a choking, way too oily, overly sweet etc. impression.
    Currently wearing: Citrus & Wood by Yardley

  6. #36

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    Most musks I know aren't really sweaty.. Tonquitone base is a bit animalic, but not really offensive.. Cumin and Methyl Salicylate, on the other hand..

  7. #37

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    Hi Nizan - I too focus on the spiritual side of fragrance creation and the first thing I learned was to drastically reduce concentrations...for 'spiritual work', you'll be using 0.5% - 1% instead of the normal/average 5-10%. Good luck!!

  8. #38

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    I've just very recently experienced Tonquitone, so I must note: "a bit" animalic? I was bowled over by it at 100%. It smells like a pair of underwear that I've worn 5 days in a row. My experience with musks has been mostly clean/powdery/laundry, so I was surprised by it. Seems very useful, though.

  9. #39

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    Tonquitone is what Musk should smell like; I love it.

  10. #40

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    Quote Originally Posted by David Ruskin View Post
    Tonquitone is what Musk should smell like; I love it.
    Are you thinking of shangrilide, or do you like them both similarly?

  11. #41

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    Shangralide is an IFF Musk base that is mainly Galaxolide with a few secret extras. Tonquitone is also an IFF Musk base which used to contain Nitromusks but is now NMF (notromusk free). I think it is based on a couple of Macrocyclic musks (rather than Galaxolide which is a Polycyclic musk). Both were attempts at a genuine Musk base. Tonquitone is even more animalic than Shangralide; and I love them both.

  12. #42

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    I don't know if I was biased by David's opinion when I tried them, but they're both really exciting for me
    Ed - have you tried that underwear experiment, or are you extrapolating? I don't remember anything smelling like Tonquitone from my army days.. I think humans tend to be a bit more sour

    Darryl - would you elaborate some more on how you work with scents? We could do this either on the forum (maybe on a different thread), or in private.. I was just talking with IPP about similar issues.

  13. #43

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    Nizan, are you familiar with Sissel Tolaas' work? For example here and here. Over all an interesting symposium.
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  14. #44

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    I kinda lived that underwear experiment for most of my 20s. And maybe 30s.

  15. #45

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    I've read about it before, but only now I appreciate how hard it must have been to GC, source everything and mix it.. Such dedication!

  16. #46

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    Geosmin allegedly smells like rain and turned earth, I reckon you could make a good "melancholy" feel from a base of that.

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    Hi! I’d also add wormwood (Artemisia Absinthium) to this list.
    The EO smells utterly delicious, almost the same as a crushed wormwood leaf BUT it really makes me feel quite sad, so I tend to avoid using it too often.. thinking of “poètes maudits”.. I guess it’s the very chemistry of this EO making people feel a bit depressed.

  18. #48

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    Wormwood's forbidden under IFRA regs, though - it's a neurotoxin. Still legal for personal use though.

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    Yes, I was assuming personal use (and in trace amounts only).

  20. #50

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    Wormwood is used by Perfumers; for a safer option try Armoise, Artemesia, Sage or Cedarleaf.

  21. #51

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    Smells utterly delicious? It's so offensive that I find myself walking around the cloud it leaves in the house after opening the bottle..
    And I'm too lazy to check it at 0.1%..

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    LOL! Individual taste and reactions are amazing!

    I love it!! I have whole hedges of wormwood, artemisia arborescens, abrotanum etc. and I really have to keep out of those otherwise I’d be always there crushing and sniffing the wormwood leaves. I don’t like artemisia arborescens as much though, as well as I kind of HATE a. abrotanum (this one is quite stinky I must admit).

    Thanks David for your input and advice!

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    Me too, Eleonora, but the oils & stuff are often so very different to sniffing the living plants.
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    Yes, very true.
    I wonder if abrotanum EO would stink even more than the real thing. Mm, no, I’m not sure I really want to know..

    Wormwood EO smells pretty close to the actual living plant though (or maybe I’ve been just lucky with mine).

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