In response to these I posted some time ago suggesting which materials I believed would be best to start with and what other equipment you need.
I've now put together a kit of materials that newcomers to synthetics can use to educate themselves about the available options and explore the wonderful range of scent effects that can be achieved with them.
|Aroma-chemicals Discovery Set by Pell Wall (dropper bottles shown are no-longer used)|
I'm making the materials available in two sets Discovery and Blending. Both feature the same selection of 55 materials (listed at the end of this post).
The Discovery Kit is intended to enable a wide range of materials to be explored at a reasonable cost and comes 5ml vials. This set is ideal if you want to get a better idea of what is in the fragrances you collect or if you are a beginning perfumer, wondering whether or not to add synthetics to your palette. Most materials are supplied pure but some, either for ease of handling or because they are very powerful, are diluted in ethanol.
The Blending Kit is a bit more expensive, suited to perfumers who already know they want to work with synthetics as well as naturals but may not be sure what to buy or able to afford large amounts of everything they would like to use. It provides enough of each material to enable full exploration of its potential in blending so that you can discover how they interact with each-other and with your existing naturals. Each of the 55 materials comes in a protective cobalt blue 30ml bottle and several more are also presented pure or at a higher concentration than in the Discovery Set. The bottles come with a plain cap for shipping but bulb-pipettes can be supplied to go with them on request.
|Bottle options for Discovery and Blending Kits|
These are materials that I use myself and that are widely used in commercial perfumery at the same grade that professional perfumers use.
Ingredients in the kits:
Aldehyde C8 - Octanol 10% (1%)
Aldehyde C12 MNA 10% (1%)
Allyl amyl glycoate
Castoreum (synthetic) 1%
Cinnamic alcohol 50%
Civet (synthetic) 0.1%
Ethyl Maltol @1%
Ethyl Vanillin @10%
Exaltolide Total 50%
Iso e super
Methyl anthranylate (10%)
Orange Terpenes (d-limonene)
Orange Power 2%
Oranger Crystals 10%
Phenyl Ethyl Alcohol
Rose Givco 217
Rose Oxide 1%
Veramoss / Evernyl 10%
All materials are full strength unless a percentage is given and the percentages in brackets apply only to the Discovery Kits (smaller bottles) with the higher strength included in the Blending Kit.
Please feel free to email me at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions or to discuss your requirements. I can quote on request for a Blending kit with fewer materials too.