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    Question What are some of the most minimalist perfumes you've created?

    I see the formulas for some fragrances with a dozen ore more ingredients. The other extreme, I guess, would be one-note fragrances like sandalwood.

    What are some of your minimalist perfumes with fewer ingredients (12 or fewer) that you have created and enjoyed?
    "This, what is it in itself, and by itself, according to its proper constitution? What is the substance of it? What is the matter, or proper use? What is the form, or efficient cause? What is it for in this world, and how long will it abide? Thus must thou examine all things that present themselves unto thee." Marcus Aurelius

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    Are you going first, MissVanilla?

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    Quote Originally Posted by lpp View Post
    Are you going first, MissVanilla?
    An early solid perfume experiment I made had only three ingredients: sandalwood, clary sage and bergamot. A cheerful and relaxing blend.
    "This, what is it in itself, and by itself, according to its proper constitution? What is the substance of it? What is the matter, or proper use? What is the form, or efficient cause? What is it for in this world, and how long will it abide? Thus must thou examine all things that present themselves unto thee." Marcus Aurelius

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    Molecule 01

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    I'm afraid that I am unqualified to speak about a minimal amount of materials used in a fragrance. The least amount I used was in an all natural perfume of 15 ingredients. But it was SOOOO much better with more synthetic ingredients blended into it.

    PK
    Paul Kiler
    PK Perfumes
    http://www.PKPERFUMES.com
    Gold Medal for "Best Aroma"; Los Angeles Artisan Fragrance Salon

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    A solution of the beeswax absolute I made is nice and complex enough as a single note fragrance.
    I have worn it as a fragrance and I apply many single notes to evaluate the skin drydown.

    I tried a few minimalist fragrances with 3 - 5 ingredients but I haven't been wowed by any.

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    Hi i have tried Pentachord white,
    http://www.fragrantica.com/perfume/T...ite-12728.html

    found somewhere the recipe:

    vanillin 6%
    alpha-ionone 24%
    alpha-irone 15%
    Iso E Super 40%
    Okoumal 15%

    i have diluted it 1:150 in ethanol. It is interesting sweet floral, but too sweet ( vanilla ) and too harsh ( too much okoumal ) for me.

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    Default Re: What are some of the most minimalist perfumes you've created?

    You can create also nice woody perfume from combination :
    Sandalwood
    Cedarwood
    ISO E super
    Oakmoss
    Musk - any musk you like ( little amount of Okoumal, ambrettollide etc. )

    I love this combination and i am currently using such "perfume".

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    Default Re: What are some of the most minimalist perfumes you've created?

    I never use a lot of components because I'm not clever enough to juggle lots of notes. One of the simplest ones was for a friend who wanted a vanilla fragrance. If I recall correctly I used vanillin, ethyl vanillin, coumarin, hedione, ethyl maltole, iso-e super ( I allways use a bit of iso-e) and a little bit of galaxolide and velvione musks. She didn't want any musk, but I cheated a bit.

    She was very happy with her perfume which made me proud, even though it was an easy task to make.

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    Default Re: What are some of the most minimalist perfumes you've created?

    Quote Originally Posted by Stephan View Post
    Molecule 01
    Quote Originally Posted by Milhaus View Post
    You can create also nice woody perfume from combination :
    Sandalwood
    Cedarwood
    ISO E super
    Oakmoss
    Musk - any musk you like ( little amount of Okoumal, ambrettollide etc. )

    I love this combination and i am currently using such "perfume".
    I am new to the whole aroma chemical thing. I studied a 5% solution of Iso E Super. It is a there, but not there kind of odor. I read a post here by someone who added oakmoss to Iso E Super (both pre-diluted). I tried that and it smell nice to me. I put a bit on and all day I was thinking, what is that nice smell? It is very different for anything I've tried before.

    So, that is a 2-ingredient success for me.

    Milhaus, that blend sounds good, too.
    Last edited by MissVanilla; 7th May 2014 at 02:33 PM.
    "This, what is it in itself, and by itself, according to its proper constitution? What is the substance of it? What is the matter, or proper use? What is the form, or efficient cause? What is it for in this world, and how long will it abide? Thus must thou examine all things that present themselves unto thee." Marcus Aurelius

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    Default Re: What are some of the most minimalist perfumes you've created?

    Quote Originally Posted by lpp View Post
    Are you going first, MissVanilla?
    It's your turn, lpp.
    "This, what is it in itself, and by itself, according to its proper constitution? What is the substance of it? What is the matter, or proper use? What is the form, or efficient cause? What is it for in this world, and how long will it abide? Thus must thou examine all things that present themselves unto thee." Marcus Aurelius

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