getting started

Getting started
Getting started

Above is a snapshot of some of my tinctures, essential oils and synthetics…and they just keep growing. Almost all are at 10% dilutions some of the more stronger synthetics are 3%. You’ll also need some plastic, disposable droppers and some smelling strips.

Here are the lists that I’ve compiled of all of the raw materials I am currently working with that I said I’d post. My Raw Materials List  and The Language of Perfumes.The first gives you a look at what I’m working with.  I’ve also printed them out for myself for a quick glance at what I’ve got without having to go rummaging through the actually bottles themselves. The other list is a starting off point to prime the creative pump while working on training the nose when smelling the scent strips.  Sometimes words can escape us or what I’ve found as a beginner, is that I just don’t have and am not comfortable yet using certain words to describe the impression a scent is making on me.  This list I find really helpful.

Feel free to download.


 

 

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3 thoughts on “getting started

  1. I can’t recall how I had stumbled across your blog but I enjoyed reading it fully from start to finish (your last entry being August 2nd, 2013). I am also new to the artistic world of perfume creation, with only 31 naturals and 16 aroma chemicals thus far, and I look forward to reading about your growth of knowledge and skills.

    Would it be at all possible to recreate the links in this post? I would be curious on the listing of your “starting” collection back in May of this year.

    Thank you Maxine for sharing with your wonderful writing.

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    1. Hi Martin, thanks for stopping by. So glad you had a good read with the posts, this really gives me motivation to continue writing. It’s also wonderful to connect with a fellow perfumer. Welcome!

      I will do my best to recreate the links but I’m not sure what you mean, can you explain? 🙂

      Thanks again for sharing your enthusiasm! Looking forward to connecting again.

      Cheers!

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