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    Default Reconstituting evaporated perfume

    I don’t normally post here, so I hope you won’t mind a non-DIY question.

    I have 10 fragrance decants I lost then found during a house move, which are mostly evaporated. They all smell good, but are more like varnish in the bottles. Is it possible to reconstitute these with a carrier like ethanol?

    If so, what place would you recommend to purchase from?

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    Default Re: Reconstituting evaporated perfume

    I’ve tried a “perfumers alcohol” that I got from amazon. Not bad when used to reconstitute evaporated samples(obviously the top notes are mostly gone anyway).

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    Quote Originally Posted by Proust_Madeleine View Post
    I’ve tried a “perfumers alcohol” that I got from amazon. Not bad when used to reconstitute evaporated samples(obviously the top notes are mostly gone anyway).
    Yeah, the topnotes...
    A few will fare better (Heeley Agarwood, Iunx L’arbre, Patchouli Patch)...maybe...
    I’m having a hard time throwing them away, so I’m willing to try it. Thanks for the heads-up.
    Last edited by flathorn; 24th August 2019 at 01:49 AM.

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    I don’t know if we are allowed to do direct posts but the one that I found that most closely resembled the carrier alcohol I’ve seen in use cane in a blue bottle and said Perfumers Studio Equivalent Solution

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    K - I found that one.

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    Default Re: Reconstituting evaporated perfume

    you can buy a bit of Perfumers alcohol here:
    https://www.creatingperfume.com/perfumealcohol.aspx
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    Quote Originally Posted by pkiler View Post
    you can buy a bit of Perfumers alcohol here:
    https://www.creatingperfume.com/perfumealcohol.aspx
    I purchased 8 oz of Perfumers alcohol on this site and found out the cheapest shipping to Alaska was $64. So yeah, I’m back to Amazon.
    Really interesting site... tempting to explore.

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    Default Re: Reconstituting evaporated perfume

    Quote Originally Posted by flathorn View Post
    I purchased 8 oz of Perfumers alcohol on this site and found out the cheapest shipping to Alaska was $64. So yeah, I’m back to Amazon.
    Really interesting site... tempting to explore.
    OK< Sorry.
    Can you buy 190 proof Everclear (grain) Vodka, or 192 Proof Spirytus (potato) Vodka?
    If you can, then as good as Perfumers alcohol for this. You *could* use 150 proof, if you had to... but 190/192 is much preferred.
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    In addition to Our own PK line, we make Custom Bespoke Perfumes, perfumes for Entrepreneurs needing scents for perfumes or products, Custom Wedding Perfumes, and even Special Event Perfumes.

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    Default Re: Reconstituting evaporated perfume

    Quote Originally Posted by pkiler View Post
    OK< Sorry.
    Can you buy 190 proof Everclear (grain) Vodka, or 192 Proof Spirytus (potato) Vodka?
    If you can, then as good as Perfumers alcohol for this. You *could* use 150 proof, if you had to... but 190/192 is much preferred.
    Yes, Everclear is available. Thanks for the info.

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    Default Re: Reconstituting evaporated perfume

    I wanted to do a follow-up about reconstituting with 190 proof Everclear. The decant I least wanted to lose was ‘Djedi’ by Guerlain, which was the main reason I was looking for a way to reconstitute them.

    The Everclear is perhaps a bit harsher, but worked well. With Djedi there were fewer topnotes (a Bergamot, which seemed fairly sturdy and I still smell, and perhaps a slight flattening of some other aspect which I can’t quite figure out) so the impact was less than I feared. I notice the Djedi pyramid lists aldehydes so perhaps they’re reduced? Not sure, as I don’t entirely have a handle on the spectrum of their effects. There is a decided mineralic sparky edge to Djedi that may be the result of aldehydes, not sure again.

    But thank you Pkiler and Proust_Madeleine for the information.




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