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I was looking for Réséda to recreate vintage fragrances and I found this website.
It's a goldmine for nostalgic scents.
This base is very nice, floral, fruity and green at the same time.
Not a floral you see everyday. I like it a lot.
Very long lasting church type incense. Indispensable!
This lovely tincture manages to capture both the slightly cheesy/barnyard animalic scent of civet while also creating a velvety an luminous texture to whatever you blend it with. So lovely with florals!
Rough and off-putting; the real stuff! Absolute magic when added even in tiny doses. Makes you realize what we've lost.
This as the fruity half of Mitsouko! Unfortunately I underestimated its power and didn't dilute it prior to using it in the Demo Mitsouko formula. Don't do that.
I was nostalgic for the quality of old perfumes but afraid of the vintage market, and happened upon this site. I am working my way through the Demo formulas and, though they are not meant to be exact replicas, the results have surpassed my expectations. The exercise is bothe teaching me about formula construction, historical trends, and giving me beautiful perfumes to wear. Iralia gives that elegance characteristic of the classic Guerlains and Chanels. A lovely powdery, woody iris!
Jamie had warned me that this was not based on any actual orchid, but I still imagined it would smell like some glorious heady cattleyas that can smell like a perfume in themselves. Of course he was right, this base does not smell like an actual orchid. It is a complex aldehidic floral with gravitas. Smelling it I was filled with nostalgia. I don't know if it reminded me exactly of a vintage perfume in my scent memory or rather of the quality, detail, and beauty that we used to experience in our world. I am very grateful for artists such as Jamie who maintain and create these experiences of awe and beauty. These are the things that make us human.
Smelling this neat out of the bottle is fantastic - it's gorgeous on it's own - and opens so many blending ideas. A truly lovely base
I will be using this absolute from now on for my perfumes.
This was my first time smelling natural rhodinol, and it makes all the difference in the world. Beautiful.
This flower base is masculine by itself. Perfect floral note for hard boiled theme perfume.
It's not your garden variety white lily off the bat, but changes to a generic white lily after an hour or so. 36 hours in and the whole second floor is scented from just one blotter...
This will fill a room. It's not very traditional lily but could pass if needed and is one of the best white florals out there. Buy the next size up from what you think you want, otherwise you will go back (like I am doing...). It is one of Frater's bases that is a 'perfume' out of the bottle...
This is hands down the best blue chamomile oil I have ever tried. It has a beautiful sweetness that I don't find in any of my other oils and even though it gets used in small amounts in some of my blends, it does make a positive difference. With Jamie's ''Signature'' oils, the quality really shines ! Thanks for procuring these high quality ingredients !
This is certainly the most "Vanilla" like vanillin I have personally tried. Others are almost cloudy in comparison, as this also seems to let other elements shine without overpowering. It has the creamy / edible qualities of Vanitrope (propenyl guaethol) without dominating the compositions. I use with a touch of veratrole, to make a fantastic Vanilla Absolute Replacer.
Sublime Aroma Chemicals
Surround our luxurious bases and precious naturals with these best-in-class aroma compounds from the top fragrance laboratories around the world.
Essential Oils, Absolutes and Resins
A range of luxurious and exclusive natural oils & absolutes, resins and tinctures. From rare and difficult to find perfumery materials from around the globe to the finest New Zealand essential oils.
Pure Natural Isolates
Golden Age Bases
Back in the limelight after decades, the golden ages collection features revivals of the very best bases of the twentieth century when perfume artistry was at its peak.
The must-have florals. Offering artistic fantasy blends and masterful floral oil and absolute replacers.
Make perfume magic with these essential building blocks. This is where the wonders of modern aroma science take centre stage.
Our gourmand bases are guaranteed to make your fragrance a modern hit. Loaded with rich naturals and modern synthetics, these are particularly well suited to modern tastes.
Products that serve a particular purpose or have special uses.