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  1. #1

    Default Something is missing... Any suggestions?

    After a long break (almost 15 years!), I'm back in perfume making.

    I wanted some spring like scents, so I started mixing violet main one. So far it smells close to the way I wanted it to be but it's lacking something... I know without actually smelling it, it would be a bit difficult to suggest anything but I'd appreciate some input.

    So far, it contains;
    Violet
    Jasmine
    Rose
    Sandalwood
    Cedarwood
    Lavendar
    Mandarin
    Vanilla

    I'm wondering about adding white musk or something... Any thought?

  2. #2

    Default Re: Something is missing... Any suggestions?

    You mean violet leaf, right?
    You're missing an edge? Volume? Type of sweetness?

  3. #3

    Default Re: Something is missing... Any suggestions?

    You don't mention amounts; you don't mention if you are only using Naturals, you do not mention if you are using Bases. Not enough information to help, sorry.

  4. #4

    Default Re: Something is missing... Any suggestions?

    Sorry about that.
    It's as follows; (The numbers are the No. of drops from the pipet. EO=Essential oil, FO=Fragrance oil)
    Lavender 2 (EO)
    Mandarin 2 (EO)
    Jasmine 20 (FO)
    Violet 25 (FO, the floral note... not leaf)
    Rose 14 (5% diluted absolute)
    Cedarwood 11 (EO)
    Sandalwood 12 (EO)
    Vanilla 3 (FO)

    It's missing depth...

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    Default Re: Something is missing... Any suggestions?

    It's a bit difficult to predict what FO's do, as there's no standard for their composition or quality..
    How about some resinoids for depth? Labdanum / benzoin? Or a little bit of civet?
    (I don't have much experience, so maybe you should wait for someone who does.. Just shooting
    from the hip and hoping for the best).

  6. #6

    Default Re: Something is missing... Any suggestions?

    What about a little vetiver?
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    Default Re: Something is missing... Any suggestions?

    Quote Originally Posted by Nizan View Post
    It's a bit difficult to predict what FO's do, as there's no standard for their composition or quality..
    How about some resinoids for depth? Labdanum / benzoin? Or a little bit of civet?
    (I don't have much experience, so maybe you should wait for someone who does.. Just shooting
    from the hip and hoping for the best).
    That's a good idea. The formula as it is looks a bit clean to me. Also the idea with vetiver is good. But it can take over quickly so try mini amounts. Also check tolu- and peru-balsam, cade oil.
    And of course: make your own vanilla tincture. Easy as pie and so lovely!

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    Default Re: Something is missing... Any suggestions?

    There are no basenotes...
    Musks. Lots of musks.

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    Default Re: Something is missing... Any suggestions?

    Thank you guys! OK, I'll try and play with the suggestion

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