Perfumers Alcohol - Where To Get It And Which Kind?

Discussion in 'The Natural Perfumer's Palette' started by bushido, Sep 9, 2019.

  1. bushido

    bushido Just Arrived

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    Hi,

    I am thinking of diluting some of my oud oils in perfumers alcohol. Of course I would like to try a few drops first before doing anything else.

    Does anyone have any advice on:

    1. Where to get it?
    2. Any specific type I should look for?
    3. Equipment/tools to use when mixing oil and alcohol?

    Thank you in advance!
     
  2. Woodland Note

    Woodland Note Moderator Staff Member

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    Where do you live bushido?

    I'm using pure food-grade ethanol, 190 proof. This one:
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    Around $3 for 1ooml. (In my country.) Available also in 200ml and 500ml bottles. But I prefer smaller ones since it's evaporating quite fast when bottle is frequently opened. There are various brands but I recommend Polmos.

    You can get it in alcoholic beverage focused shops.
     
  3. Mr.P

    Mr.P Evoloudtionary Bioudlogist

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    I’d avoid perfumers alcohol and go for pure alcohol. In the US at least “perfumers alcohol” is not an improvement over plain alcohol - but just made inedible to satisfy all the taxation requirements
     
    Last edited: Sep 9, 2019
  4. bushido

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    Hi, thanks for the replies. I live in Sweden where it unfortunately is almost impossible to get hold of pure ethanol. Therefore perfumers alcohol etc if made available to buy in the EU could be a better option.
     
  5. Martin

    Martin Oud Novice

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    I use 190 proof Everclear alcohol and a glass beaker. I just completed an oud based fragrance that I'm quite pleased with.
     
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  6. pspd

    pspd Whats this Oud About?

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    Well I get 96% Denatured Ethanol . the best so far I tried.
     
  7. Mr.P

    Mr.P Evoloudtionary Bioudlogist

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    All depends on the denaturant. The denatured lab alcohol I have is awful - reeks of methanol. There are specially denatured alcohols for perfume purposes like “sda 39-c”. Each uses a different chemical substance. Bitter, emetic, poisonous, etc..
     

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