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    Hi, I just started to blend Cederwood EO and Coumarin 10% in DPG.
    I took 5 strips of paper and used the Jean Carles method to find a ratio:

    - strip 1: 9 drops of cederwood, 1 drop of Coumarin
    - strip 2: 8 drops of cederwood, 2 drop of Coumarin
    - strip 3: 7 drops of cederwood, 3 drop of Coumarin
    - strip 4: 6 drops of cederwood, 4 drop of Coumarin
    - strip 5: 8 drops of cederwood, 5 drop of Coumarin

    What didn't really work out:
    - My strips weren't actual blotters, as the blotters I ordered were about 5mm wide, so I used some thin cardboard instead. 10 drops were more than I anticipated, and there was a tiny bit of spill.
    - Cederwood easily overpowered the coumarin, so a dilution would have been better. I just finished a 10% dilution in DPG.

    Do you guys put the blends directly on blotters/strips (I guess not)

    I guess another method would be to put the blends directly in some container (I have 10ml bottles which I could use). If you select a good ratio I could pick out that bottle and clean the other 4. Any suggestions for cleaning?

    This is one of these post I will probably smile at in a year or so. :-)

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    Default Re: Correct my weird workflow

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    If you want to make those type of experiments, get a bag of these small sample vials to use...
    (That's also the holder I made to use for working with small vials,)
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    Ok Paul Iíve got to ask.
    Why 11 samples, and why that shape of wood?


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    Default Re: Correct my weird workflow

    Quote Originally Posted by julian35 View Post
    Ok Paul I’ve got to ask.
    Why 11 samples, and why that shape of wood?


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    Wood was scrap mahogany, from a past sculpture. 11 fit spaced well. ;-). That's all...
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    Lol. So, no esoteric planning, just random universal chaos. Well it looks nice.


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    Default Re: Correct my weird workflow

    I think this might help (writing a perfumers brief)
    Make it clear to yourself, just how you want your project proceed:

    http://www.basenotes.net/perfumenews...ragrance-brief

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    I find preplanning to be immensely important. Knowing how you want to proceed tells you what experiments to make. However, playing around or just learning materials is different

    Yes getting strips on hand is important, no not everything goes on a strip. If you have 8 experiments pick two that are the best and strip those.

    For cleaning have a closed container full of isopropyl alcohol and a generous amount of dish soap, let soak and then do a couple rinses soapy water and a couple rinses fresh water. Once your alcohol turns brown throw it out and start fresh.

    Have to be intelligent about this. Some strong impact things like before dilution, like geosmin; it's better to just throw it away rather than clean it.

    Plastic is generally not worth cleaning because it can hold onto smells. Which leads me to an important point that even cleaning glass there is no guarantee that there isn't some scent or contamination. So it's great to reuse experiment glass but don't reuse glass for finished or semi-finished fragrances!

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