Sunday, September 16, 2012

Ask the Perfumer - Sunday, September 16, 2012, - until 10 PM EST

If you have any natural perfume-related questions, I'll be here until 10PM tonight to answer them for you.  Tincturing? Sourcing? Packaging - oh, the dreaded packaging problems!  What's on your mind?

3 comments:

  1. Hi Anya,

    What do you consider a safe limit for oakmoss?

    Lisa

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  2. Hi Lisa:

    I've only used oakmoss in one perfume, and it's in a low concentration, less than 2%. The scent is still noticeable at that low concentration. Do I consider it safe? I've written many times that a label should suffice: if a rash or irritation develops, discontinue use. I know people that can put oakmoss neat on their skin and not have a reaction. I'm sensitized to oakmoss.

    Guild supplier Eden Botanicals carries low-atranol oakmoss absolute that smells wonderful and is IFRA compliant, if you wish to blend on the 'safe' side.

    xoxo,
    Anya

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  3. dear anya i have followed your writings and perfume adventures for many years and now find i am ready to begin the trek on the trail myself. i am in manitoba very far from miami so i will take your course for beginners. please accept my gratitude for all you do for the natural perfumery world, there is noone as helpful as you, you are my guide.

    cullen

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