rose absolute

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just a few drops

Today, here in Zurich, we are still in some sort of a hold position with a couple of depression systems that do not seem to move much. The JET stream is still not there where I wish it to be. It feels a bit like in a rain forest, but without the temperatures really. So, we […]

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rose concrète and feeling fabulous

Today’s picture shows you a metal drum with rose concrète, 5oo gr, fresh from the fridge, hence the condensing water droplets on the outside. I store it in my fridge and before using it it has to come to room temperature. I do not use it for perfumes, really. It is too waxy. About 50% […]

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Diamond gloss

Why I bought diamond gloss. I am pretty much convinced that the quality of your raw materials can make a difference when creating a perfume. On two levels.  I feel that this is true for naturals. But also for synthetics. For instance, I discussed a couple of years ago with one of my suppliers how […]

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details on rose absolute

This morning, reading the comments section of yesterday’s post, I wondered how many roses are needed for the rose absolute that I poured into the mixture of the Incense rose. The mixture I did yesterday is for about 500 flacons later (25 liters) and I put about 183 grams of rose absolute into it. This […]

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ugly nacked neck

Yesterday, I did another mix for 25 liters, pouring and weighing all ingredients together, warming some of  them in water bath first (like oak moss that is really sticky and hardly flows at room temperature). Over the next few lots and for some perfumes: part of this mixing will be outsourced, already is. The actual […]