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?


  1. Hi Anya,

    What do you consider a safe limit for oakmoss?


  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.


  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.



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