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PONK Module 2 - odour descriptions here (spoiler alert past post1)

PONK is organised regular blind Smelling practice for perfumers with a monthly mystery box.

Module 2 is the second box in this series and this is the thread to post your smelling observations and not in the first thread where it was introduced.
Those of you who do not wish to have a box can still join in but slightly afterwards when the reveals are done.
This is open house to learn and share information on BN.

The aim is NOT to guess the mystery ingredients....
but to use your nose to contemplate it fully without that pressure to recognise the material.

For this who have ordered one then look out for these landing on your mat soon (I hope)

As this is the second box, we now know of the timing differences between one country and the next. The ones that got delayed last time will be sent by tracked postage. The UK ones will be arriving first again this time so........

When you get yours, please do not spoil the fun for those without their boxes by saying what you think it is but by all means do post your thoughts and observations here.

This time the reveal is within the box in a semi sealed document. Have a bit of fun and test yourself by smelling blind but then it is probably fairly important to actually know what these are this time to be able to make good comparisons.

I shall post a form with some indicators to look for and think about very soon.

After this post, then don't read anymore on this thread if yours isn't there yet (unless you want to).

Just adding this here too so you don't have to read further to get it.

Press the nose... for the new evaluation sheet to download.

BTW... Please do NOT test these on your skin but only on smelling strips.

They are at 20% to give you a decent amount to use afterwards in your own perfumes. That strength is too strong for some of their recommended use in perfumes by EU and IFRA recommendations. These are concentrated chemicals at the end of the day and need respecting as such. Please only use smelling strips until you know what they are and how much to use.

IMPORTANT - some of these ingredients are considered contra-use for pregnancy, so please use with caution if you are, or are planning to be, pregnant or if you are opening vials within the vicinity of someone who is before the end of their first trimester. They are diluted to 20% and could be diluted again, but if there is any chance you or anyone around you is preggers then please open the reveal and check online for what level is safe to sniff. I will double check too.

I said I wasn't going to use the IPM again, but two of these went badly cloudy in DPG and didn't in the IPM, so I did use it again because these materials could take it and have indicated in the reveal which are which.

We can have a discussion about those who might prefer to dilute in ethanol. These are @20% so could go down to 10% with another solvent for smelling purposes (by adding the same weight again 1:1 for those who don't know this).

This post first appeared on Grant Osborne, please read the originial post: here

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PONK Module 2 - odour descriptions here (spoiler alert past post1)


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