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  • Scottie2Hottie
    started a topic What's Lurking In Your Perfume/Cologne?

    What's Lurking In Your Perfume/Cologne?

    So I've been searching raw materials for perfumery. Because, well, I've tried probably close to 100 samples in the past few months and sadly maybe a handful were decent. Three or four worth buying. I even tried a custom fragrance and was terribly disappointed. Just God awful stuff. The stuff on the market that accounts for a passable fragrance is beyond me. I mean who smells this shit and thinks Oh yea we gotta market this?

    I'm thinking my God I can't do any worse. So I started researching essential oils thinking I'd go the natural route. A shout out to NuTrix for the invaluable link. I even found ethically wild harvested ambergris at a staggering $150/10 ml. I stumbled across a professional perfumer's resource. I was investigating synthetic compounds (you need a PhD inchemistry to makes of it) and made a startling discovery. Lo and behold they offer pheromones. Androstenone, androsterone, alpha AndrostAnol and beta andtostenol. All at 1000ppm & 100 ppm at $5/gram & $0.50/gram respectively.

    So my point is, what's in your perfume/cologne? Are perfumers secretly using pheromones in their creations? Is it their super secret ingredient. Remaining in the shadows until they become mainstream, if ever.
    Last edited by Scottie2Hottie; 10-06-2017, 09:15 AM.

  • Bloodburn
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    Originally posted by Ladyofthewoods View Post
    I bought a bottle of Killian Sacred Wood recently......So lovely. However, I am a sandalwood fanatic...
    WOW. Nice to know there's another member who uses By Kilian. I love Straight to Heaven. I have Sacred Wood on my to buy list.

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  • Ladyofthewoods
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    I bought a bottle of Killian Sacred Wood recently......So lovely. However, I am a sandalwood fanatic...

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  • Primross
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    Originally posted by EMPYREAL View Post
    No secret, just experienced in what cause and affect the mones have, I've used products from XS, AD, LS with some modifications. Practice and Patients yield the results. ask anybody on the forum, but field testing is best with what your purchasing.
    Great advice thank you so much

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  • EMPYREAL
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    No secret, just experienced in what cause and affect the mones have, I've used products from XS, AD, LS with some modifications. Practice and Patients yield the results. ask anybody on the forum, but field testing is best with what your purchasing.

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  • SeekingTruths
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    EMPYREAL That's pretty ingenious! Do you mind telling us what the secret ingredients were? I'm rather curious on what triggers you are talking about that could affect them as well.

    High end perfumes and colognes most likely have pheromones of some sort that isn't disclosed to the consumer to avoid suspicion and controversy. With how long pheromones for human applications have been used for quite some time, it seems rather unlikely that these perfume companies aren't putting it in. I suspect that a majority of the lower end items aren't infused with pheromones, or at the very least too little to notice and only the more expensive line ups having a significant amount to increase the number of sales for them through word of mouth. They might be even using unorthodox pheromones that we don't even know about that are patented that have unusual effects. This is all just speculation however that seems to be my whole theory on the matter.

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  • EMPYREAL
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    I asked most of my friends what they think is inside what their buying and all told me the same thing. The have an idea that designer perfume companies do use a sort of "secret ingredient", and they try to not worry about it. An experiment I did when I was asked to make a custom perfume for one of my friends is to add a little "sumthing sumthing" hehe!

    SO after 6 months, the RESULTS ARE IN!

    While working at a local custom perfumers shop, I have a regular who always comes looking for a new scent every month. At this point it is their 14th visit and now brought in their friends; to also reveal where they buy perfume. I have their mix finished and I bring it out from the back. They opened the bottle and took a huge WHifff!, I of course was laughing and loved seeing their reaction. Immediately after they spray it on each wrist and take it home.

    The secret:

    To their knowledge it was all the mones fault, I dare tell them how it affects them. As seeing they still work because each time they came in, told me what has happened to them every time they spray a scent on. As I am aware they giving someone pheromones does not yield the correct results is FALSE and is TRUE it still affects you eve though they don't know what hit them. I simply match up what they told me to the mone i put inside, and record the results in my small notebook. I tell them what notes are inside, in fact they picked some of their favorites; ambergris, Hedion (var. Jasmine extract), citrus, to name a few.( all from firmenich)

    Their whole experience has been altered and controlled by manufacturing new memories, psychologically attached by entering the store, the sprayer I made that lightly sprays people from overhead when then open the door, all the way to the Binaural beats incorporated into the music. The triggers that in the store also make up for 30% of the overall experience. Now why goes so far into doing all this for one person? That's subliminal influence at it's finest, plus the tech incorporated into each blend. I probably will save them the complications and never tell them what other ingredients it contains! but as long as they are happy, no one can complain.

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  • Primross
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    Aventus for special occasions
    aqua de gio
    Wanted

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  • Ladyofthewoods
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    For the most part I don't do commercial scents. The exceptions being Clinique Happy and Kate Spade Live Joyfully. Both are light though, and I doubt would cover any 'mones. For that I use the insane stash of Love Potion oil perfumes I have.

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  • MRSNAKE
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    I like bur berry brit

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  • Ildergreier
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    Alkemia has some nice ouds too.

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  • Scottie2Hottie
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    Why do you want to cover Sultans Oud?

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  • Volta
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    Any good colognes that work well with the smell of Sultans Oud?
    I know that Armani works great with FXS scents.

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  • Scottie2Hottie
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    Originally posted by knowledgeispower View Post

    There is a french perfume company that makes fabulous ouds (Montale). Wood & Spices and White Musk are two of my favorites.
    Yes I'm familiar with Montale. Out of the dozen or so ouds that they make there are only a couple that I would ever consider. They put rose in everything and I loathe floral scents.

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  • knowledgeispower
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    Originally posted by Scottie2Hottie View Post

    There are quite a few excellent ouds on the market already. My personal favorites are by Enrico Gi: Oud Nobile and Oud Prive. They are hard to find but well worth the search.
    There is a french perfume company that makes fabulous ouds (Montale). Wood & Spices and White Musk are two of my favorites.

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  • Scottie2Hottie
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    Originally posted by ObscuredFacade View Post

    Make us a good Oud please. I currently use Stronger with You (by Armani).
    There are quite a few excellent ouds on the market already. My personal favorites are by Enrico Gi: Oud Nobile and Oud Prive. They are hard to find but well worth the search.

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  • Scottie2Hottie
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    Originally posted by Marko76 View Post
    I know this is a pretty old thread, but I've been looking into making my own fragrance and was wondering if you could share the link you were talking about in the o.p?
    This link provides tips for creating a fragrance from a professional perfumer. It is considered the standard in perfumery education.

    Perfumers Apprentice offers over 230 professional flavor concentrates that can be used in a wide variety of flavor applications!

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  • ObscuredFacade
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    Originally posted by Marko76 View Post
    I know this is a pretty old thread, but I've been looking into making my own fragrance and was wondering if you could share the link you were talking about in the o.p?
    Make us a good Oud please. I currently use Stronger with You (by Armani).

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  • Scottie2Hottie
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    Originally posted by Marko76 View Post
    I know this is a pretty old thread, but I've been looking into making my own fragrance and was wondering if you could share the link you were talking about in the o.p?

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  • Marko76
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    I know this is a pretty old thread, but I've been looking into making my own fragrance and was wondering if you could share the link you were talking about in the o.p?

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