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    Re: Clearwood Dryout Note

    Oh is that so? What would combining it with Patchoulyl Acetate bring to it? More Patchouli-like smell? Or does it extend it? I'm asking because I don't have any other Patchouli derivatives; otherwise...
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    Re: Clearwood Dryout Note

    Hahaha


    Yeah, that's what I wanted to confirm! Thank you :)
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    Re: Small illustration for beginners

    Thank you for the post!

    Yeah, the pic is not clear, haha.
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    Re: Pell Wall Processing

    Nice! For me, it always takes minimum of 2 days with them to go from processing to shipped and then arrives 2 days after that.
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    Re: Clearwood Dryout Note

    Thank you for the reply! Yeah, it does have a rather strong Earthy smell to it after a while. At what dilution do you use Clearwood?

    I just ran a few experiments as follows:

    1 part = 0.10 g
    ...
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    Clearwood Dryout Note

    Hi everyone,

    After some recommendations in one of my previous threads, I was recommended Clearwood and Robertet Patchouli Abs. I got both from PSH.

    I noticed that the Robertet one smells...
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    Re: Peach accord help

    Oh! Haha, what a noob mistake.


    Yeah, you're right. That would remove some of the confusion specially for me haha
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    Re: Peach accord help

    This question is mainly for me but I thought you'd need C-14 for peach?
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    Re: Perceptability And Power of My Formula

    First time I see a redacted thread haha. Was hoping I'd learn something from here or offer some help but now I can't. But it seems like OP is sorted so that's all that matters.
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    Re: Beginner First Order Review

    Welcome!

    These are rather specific materials. Do you have a specific perfume idea or formula that you're following and thus structured your order around? Or is this more for general...
  11. Re: If your only sample of a given Absolute or EO is from Creating Perfume or PA, something to consi

    Thank you Bill for this post. It's a shame but I just want through my PA collection (some of which does have the label "absolute") but I've grown distrustful of their products, as well you may know....
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    Re: Questions About Base

    Thank you Bill! That answers my question :) just one more thing: when people describe the creation of a perfume, they say a perfume is divided into top, mid and base (usually based on evaporation...
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    Re: Questions About Base

    Apologies if I've used the wrong terms, I don't know how to differentiate them so I tried my best by attaching (of the perfume) bit. Thank you!
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    Re: Questions About Base

    Yeah, being a beginner and all, I wouldn't know much but for me at least, if a smell is unpleasant, it's unpleasant throughout (something like IsoButyl Quinoline).



    Well for example, from my...
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    Questions About Base

    Hi all,

    I do want to preface this with an apology if these questions have been asked before (I couldn't find something similar when I searched the forum)

    I'll keep my questions concise.

    Is...
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    Re: Materials That You Hate

    I think for me, for now, the materials that I haven't used much are:

    Cedarwood Virginia (I am trying to use it but it just smells too strong)

    Patchouli: I think this one is due to a bad...
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    Re: Sandalwood and Patchouli

    Oh, I have diluted everything I work with into a seperate bottle at 10% (or lower for more tenacious smells, like vetiver and cedarwood at 1%) just so it's easier to work with while keeping the...
  18. Re: DIY Suppliers List ------Editing in progress 12/2013

    I'm that beginner! :vrolijk_26:

    But on a serious note, I didn't know PA was that shady! Thank you Bill for the links! I guess I'll be taking my business elsewhere. I'm just starting with this...
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    Re: Sandalwood and Patchouli

    Yeah, I see. So is it misleading? Because I did expect to get Sandalwood, not Amyris specially since the kit description (https://shop.perfumersapprentice.com/p-6634-natural-perfumery-kit-2.aspx)...
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    Re: Sandalwood and Patchouli

    It says so on the bottle itself. Here's what I took a video of earlier today: https://media.giphy.com/media/aj1fNmU85rdlGiDmYm/giphy.gif

    But yeah, it looks like I need to be careful with...
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    Re: Sandalwood and Patchouli

    I discovered that I actually do have a "sandalwood" from PA as part of their natural kit #2. It's described as Sandalwood West India but I've discovered it's actually Amyris Balsamifera which is not...
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    Re: Sandalwood and Patchouli

    A lot of what you guys are talking about is over my head as I'm still just a beginner but so much to look forward to! Thank you all!
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    Re: Sandalwood and Patchouli

    Thanks all for the replies!

    @Bill Roberts I didn't know that about Perfumer's Apprentice! My sandalwood is from https://aqua-oleum.co.uk/sandalwood-mysore

    Patchouli is from PA. I do feel that...
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    Sandalwood and Patchouli

    Hi all,

    I've been trying to get to know my materials so I've seen around that sandalwood and patchouli go together well. However, from my experiments, even 3 parts of sandalwood (mysore) to 1 part...
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    Re: Natural Perfumery

    Thank you so much Jolieo! I appreciate your input! Yes, naturals, having so many components in them, makes working with them both fun and unexpected as you have pointed out. The costly bit is also a...
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    Re: Natural Perfumery

    Thank you pkiler (or would you prefer Paul?). Like I said, I was worried that people like you who are extremely knowledgable and helpful in these forums to take what I said personally (I don't think...
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    Natural Perfumery

    Hi all,

    I have had a look through the forum looking for similar threads, but I haven't been successful in finding them. So if this has been posted before, I do apologize in advance.

    So, I saw...
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    Re: New Perfumer needing help

    Thanks everyone for your valuable replies! I didn't get notifications for the replies so I wasn't even aware. I do apologize for the late.

    I've opted for disposable pipettes. The glass ones do...
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    Re: Dilutions for Test Blending

    Disclaimer: I'm completely new to this hobby and I still don't have any of the mentioned AOs/EOs. But here's my two cents.

    Some materials are stronger than others. Some need diluting to 1% and...
  30. Re: Aroma Ingredients Usage Statistics Website

    Thank you for this awesome website! I can't wait to start using it!
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    Re: New Perfumer needing help

    Ah I see. You must be years into your perfumery journey. Something to look forwards to!
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    Re: New Perfumer needing help

    @pkiler
    Thank you so much Paul! You've shared so much information that I feel more confident about dipping my toes into this a bit more!

    As for the pipettes, do you personally use plastic or...
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    New Perfumer needing help

    Hi all,

    I would like to apologize in advance if my questions have been asked before. I've searched the forums for days and I'm still confused.

    So, let me start with this: how do you go about...
  34. Re: The problem of creation a "clear sounding" accords and compositions ..

    Wow, that sounds like a lot of hard work! May I ask what is your end goal? I am interested to see what keeps you going so I can motivate myself as well :)
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    Re: Disposable Pipettes

    That's an interesting idea! But what about dust and the risk of contaminating your essential oils? Is there a way to avoid that? I'd love to try a similar setup!
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    Re: Angel's formula

    Would this be what you're looking for?

    http://www.basenotes.net/ID10213175.html
  37. Re: The problem of creation a "clear sounding" accords and compositions ..

    Hi, I'm new to this site and also to perfumery. I have to say, the first week of me trying to do research on this and your quote echoes very true with me. I expected to find tools upon tools of what...
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