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    Default Composition: Hlne

    4000 Ethanol
    250 Linalool
    200 Aldehyde C-16
    150 Geranium Bourbon Oil
    100 Attar: Jasmine Grandiflorum
    80 Maltol
    20 Dimethyl Benzyl Carbinyl Acetate
    5 Hexenol
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    Default Re: Composition: Hlne

    80 Maltol? You certainly do like your sweet smells

    I wonder if the aldehyde will also overpower here. According to Louis Appell, 1.5g of maltol is in equilibrium (balance) with 10g geranium oil and 60g linalool so you can probably cut the maltol down significantly and still smell it. 1.5g is also the equlibrium amount for Aldehyde c-16 in the same book (Cosmetics Fragrances and Flavors). Using his numbers your formula could look like this and still smell similar:

    240 Linalool
    40 Geranium Bourbon
    6 Aldehyde c-16
    6 Maltol
    0.012 Hexenol

    I am not familiar with the rest so you'd need to play around I strongly recommend that book if you don't have it btw - it is probably the best book on perfumery I have purchased.

    NOTE: being in equilibrium doesn't necessary = nice. You still need to tweak and make sure it is how you like it - and increase/decrease according to what you want your dominant notes to be. Equilibrium gives you a good starting point for quantities.

    Edited to add link to book: http://www.amazon.com/Formulation-Pr.../dp/1870228103

    It's $300 US though - so quite pricey.

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    Default Re: Composition: Hlne

    Sure do! Maltol is a gift from above.

    You know funnily enough, I can barely detect the aldehyde in it. The geranium is top, followed by the attar which sticks around for a very long time. If anything, it needs more strawberry because I can hardly smell it!

    Perhaps the recipe is different to what you'd expect due to the naturals being of the robust variety.

    Thanks for your reformulation! I'll perhaps try it out and smell the result. Thanks also for the book - I've added it to the long & growing list of things to buy.

    I'm finding this current journey exciting. Perhaps there is no greater gift a man can give to the women in his life than to create a nice perfume for them!

    P.S.: I added 100 orange oil.. it gives a bit of lift
    Last edited by Wood and Tobacco; 11th June 2015 at 10:30 PM.
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    The Hero loves as well as you,
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    Cupid strew your path with flowers,
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