[TUTORIAL] Making Perfume Accords Using Essential Oils

Discussion started by todras, Feb 3, 2018.

  1. todras

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    The EdP or the Extrait more specifically is all I am really concerned with, the rest is just a case of dilution for the product. A lot of people use a different formula in say their soap to their splash to their EDT/EDP but I don't, I use the same perfume for everything which costs more, but delivers a much more consistent and uniform experience and I expect B&M does the exact same thing too.
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  2. todras

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  5. todras

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    If you are like me you love terpenes, those little unsaturated hydrocarbons are gorgeous bastards teaming with potential, utility and beauty. One of my favorites is Limonene and it is found in a majority of the citrus species :)

    We probably know or have at least heard about Petrichor and the bacterial compound Geosmin (also found naturally in Beetroot btw) that we experience after a long hot period when rain suddenly occurs, but in using this material it would be the mark of a novice just to work the petrichor facet alone into our formula with no consideration of the other essential component that accompanies it. The other reaction that occurs, the necessary compliment is the reaction of the locally specific bacteria in situ to the falling rain i.e. the area of land where the rain falls - every area smells different due to different bacteria.

    When I designed Lightning Ridge the most difficult part of the construction was recreating not only the ozonic accord (not petrichor or bacterial, an entirely different design aspect and area of chemistry that accompanies lightning) but the bacterial component of the design - the smell that occurs when the rain strikes the parched, dry Australian earth based on my experiences as it growing up and living here. In a similar vein, when Will designed his Petrichor release he took his experience in New England and recreated what he experienced over many years. So a good design using Geosmin is so very much more than just the Petrichor aspect, from a perfumery perspective using Petrichor alone is a really novice mistake and an example of very poor design and research.

    This article on The science of bottling the scent of rain discusses this area of perfumery and chemistry if you are interested. It's well referenced (with links to the papers), not at all technical or complex and a quick easy read.
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  6. sealer

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    Geosmin... I had awesome times at the microbiology courses while undergrad (including quite a few A+ grades, the very few together with the genetic courses, I just got C or C- in zoology and field-wildlife related subjects). I grow wild caught Streptomyces along other bacteria in the lab. At that time we had some freedom that I am sure it is no more allowed (like going to the university cantine and pass a swab along the food processing/selling area and grow whatever was there in some petri dishes, or trough the toilette to see what was going on :ROFLMAO:)

    thanks for your comments on what you were looking for lighting ridge. For me it was something like the smell of a dry storm coming (before the water hits you, but you know is on the way), almost something that can make you run home :). This one and lixiviant has been the hardest to pick up or understand for me.
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