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    Bentonite clay during tincturing?

    I read on another post that a problem with tincturing beeswax is that wax chains will form no matter how many times you try and filter it.

    This reminded me of winemaking when protein chains would...
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    Re: Ingredients with no CAS number

    I usually rely on the good scents company. If I were ever to sell a perfume (I have yet to get to that point) I would send the perfume off to a lab to be tested, along with the ingredients list and...
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    Re: Ingredients with no CAS number

    Thanks, that is kind of what I thought. The book tincture I used as an example because it's such a variable that I doubt it could ever be approved. The skunk gland however I'd have thought would be...
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    Ingredients with no CAS number

    Often when I make fragrances I keep in mind the possibility that I might want to sell them at some point. For that reason, I try and stick to IFRA guidelines and so on.

    My question is what do I do...
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    Re: Advice on all the "ambergris" synths

    You guys sound like you know a lot more about the subject than me, though I'll give my 2 cents anyway.

    I own both Ambroxan and Ambrofix. This might be in my head because I sometimes struggle to...
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    Chemicals worth freezing?

    I'm looking into ways to preserve both my aromachemicals and my natural EOs, absolutes ect.

    With a large number of my ingredients, especially the more expensive ones, I create dilutions in ethonol...
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    Ajmal shadow VS ajmal shadow II?

    I currently own a bottle of Ajmal shadow, described as Ajmal grey shadow on fragrantica. On some discount sites, I have noticed that there is also Ajmal Shadow II. It looks almost identical however...
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    Re: Aldehyde Went Bad?

    Did you dilute this before smelling it?
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    Re: Bottles for perfume

    Thanks for that little bit of info.

    I have contacted people both from China and from the UK (where I am) about supplying me with bottles. The people in the UK seem to be charging 4x the price to...
  10. Thread: Smell of Blood

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    Re: Smell of Blood

    I think blood accords must be one of those accords people gravitate towards when they start widening their horizons with more obscure perfumery. I had a dabble myself, and I've seen quite a few...
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    Re: Best Way To Approach Cannabis Scent

    I also have some skunk tincture, but I haven't used it yet. I bought it undiluted and it is literally that strong that I'd need to be outside before I'd even attempt to dilute it down. I don't have a...
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    Re: Formulation Software

    I'll give it a bash.

    I've tried in the past to use a perfumery software (I forget what it was call), but it was just really clunky.
  13. Thread: Bubblegum?

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    Re: Bubblegum?

    There was a thread on bubblegum around here a while ago. One of the issues they discovered is that what people consider "bubblegum" differs based on where you live. It seems to be a divide between...
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    Re: Help for a poop smell!

    Skatone is something I have not smelt yet, but I am always told that it is similar to indol but slightly more poop smelling. Some skanky florals might work quite well too.

    There are a few aroma...
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    Masculine violet accord

    I love the smell of violet (along with other florals), but whatever accord I try to make often ends up rather feminine.

    I don't overly mind powderiness, it's a quality I actually quite like. The...
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    Re: Organizing Aroma chemicals

    My chems are a complete mess right now. It's mostly because I started off with one structure, and then switched to another.

    Generally I'd agree with what was said above. Separate things into...
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    Re: Am I anosmic to Cadaverine?

    I literally dipped the blotter 15mins before writing that post.

    I've been smelling it from the bottle, smelling it off the strips, I've tried mixing it with a splash of perfumers alcohol, I just...
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    Re: Am I anosmic to Cadaverine?

    I must be anosmic then, it's Pell Wall where I got mine from.

    I'm currently sitting here with 1 test strip that's got the 1% cadaverine on it, and another that has plain MMB on it, and I really...
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    Re: Am I anosmic to Cadaverine?

    I thought I might quickly reply to my own question on toxicity in case someone is looking for answers to this question in the future. I don't think toxicity is as much of an issue as I originally...
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    Re: Am I anosmic to Cadaverine?

    Thank you,

    It's very odd since I do trust the supplier (I assume I can't name suppliers here). I can't imagine that they would send me something so diluted that it's unusable. In their description...
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    Am I anosmic to Cadaverine?

    I recently ordered some cadaverine at 1% in MMB.

    I first opened the bottle expecting a God awful smell... but got nothing. I attempted to mix some with ethanol in case the MMB was somehow fixing...
  22. Thread: Better with age

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    Re: Better with age

    Here's a little extra question that relates to my previous one. Are there any fragrance materials that are considered to be stable to the point that they will be exactly the same a decade or so...
  23. Thread: Better with age

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    Re: Better with age

    I had to literally go sniff my Dreamer then. It's one of my favorite scents. Because I have quite a novice nose I sometimes struggle to identify notes, but now I'm smelling it it does have that...
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    Better with age

    I have a feeling that similar questions to this might have been asked over the years, but I've struggled to find a definitive list.

    Many moons ago (I refuse to tell you exactly how many moons) a...
  25. Re: Testing Frags - "cleansing palate" & Nose fatigue???

    I've been searching to find out if the coffee bean thing is effective or not. From what I can see most people say it's a myth, and it does seem very likely that beans do not serve to "reset" your...
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    Re: Copyright a bottle design

    I agree with what everyone is saying, and mostly I am just trying to find this information out for the future; I'd have to actually have a good IFRA approved perfume to put in the bottles first haha....
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    Re: A Changeling among the Pinaceae

    I put "Spruce Hemlock" into google and the Wikipedia article was the top result. I hope you find this useful.
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    Re: Is my Spruce Hemlock rancid?

    Thank you, this is the answer I was looking for. I was just after a second pair of nostrils to confirm if a slight rancid note is just a natural element of the scent.

    I bought the spruce hemlock...
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    Copyright a bottle design

    I am far off from bottling my own product yet, since I have only just started to dip my toe into this industry. I do however want to have an eye ahead to get an idea of what I could be aiming for.
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    Re: Is my Spruce Hemlock rancid?

    Is there no governing body that physically checks that essential oils are actually essential oils and so on (e.g. with a mass spectrometer). Allot of people have raised issues with Mystic Moments...
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    Re: Is my Spruce Hemlock rancid?

    I was using rancid more as a catch all term. I imagine that damp tents have that smell due to mold, which makes me suspect that similar might be happening in this bottle. Though because it's a...
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    Is my Spruce Hemlock rancid?

    I ordered a range of oils recently, one of which was Spruce Hemlock.

    Smelling it it's a little like a tent that's been kept in the damp. Not quite what I pictured in my head, although I've never...
  33. Literally using whiskey and rum and ingredients

    I have a really stupid question for you guys, and I'm sure you can guess it from the title. Apologies if it's an often asked question.

    You often see people creating accords for booze such as rum,...
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    Sourcing ingredients in the UK

    Hey guys,

    I am about to jump feet first into trying to create my own perfumes and have been browsing around allot for places to source materials.

    I am in love with Versace The Dreamer, and I...
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    Re: So Parfums Vintage just dropped more scents

    P.S.


    OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG.... wow!


    I was just trying on some of the clone scents and suddenly I could smell something amazing which I couldn't pinpoint. Was it the Tom Ford Neroli...
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    Re: So Parfums Vintage just dropped more scents

    I'm going to add a little update to my last post. I have now purchased an Elysium clone from Perfume Parlour called Immortal. I purchased the 3ml oil for 5 (because I'm cheap), but you are able to...
  37. How well to frags keep in vintage glass bottles?

    I seem to be gathering a collection small decants, some I'll use, some I'll save for reference.

    I was looking for small glass bottles to store my decants in for a longer time period (to prevent...
  38. Re: Hows Roja Dove Elysium the perfume cologne version?

    I have to state a disclaimer and say I have far from a refined pallet. However Elysium, Enigma, and Vetiver are 3 decants that I bought to try Roja Dove.

    I first bought Elysium. I found it very...
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    Re: So Parfums Vintage just dropped more scents

    Hey guys, I'm new here, and new to fragrances.

    I've been thinking of joining here for a while, and after stumbling on this topic I thought I'd chime in.

    I have to say that as someone trying to...
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