Hi DIY community! Today I decided to create my own version of molecule 01, with some added limonene, citral, linalool, and citronellol for a citrus note.
Here's where you all might start to shun me.
I began with 9ml of 91% rubbing alcohol, and mixed it with 3ml of isopropyl myristate. The remaining 3ml was all the above in even quantities, mixed with iso e super. For a total 15ml.
IS rubbing alcohol really that bad for this sort of thing? the end result is clear with a very slight gold tinge. I'm only 19 so everclear is not really an option for me. I also made a batch of straight iso e super diluted to %33 BV. Using IPM and 91% rubbing alcohol.
Can I get away with using only IPM? Do I need rubbing alcohol? It's not exactly projecting, and to me ISo E super on the drydown smells reminescent of a *very* light wet cedar, almost a sweet cedar. Though I only notice it when my nose is buried in my wrist. Is this just how my skin reacts to it? The top/mid notes last a decent amount of time, maybe an hour and a half, but the base that remains just seems ever so slight, I don't see how anyone could smell it. I can smell it every time my nose is right over the area, but I've never been capable of smelling it on my wrist from a distance like one could do with some of the other colognes. Is my nose just that burned out on the stuff, or is it genuinely that light of a scent? OR, is the rubbing alcohol evaporating too quickly?
Thanks for reading this, I understand that the rubbing alcohol may be the problem, but I just need to know if I can place it in straight IPM and get better results, or if I should continue what I'm doing, or get someone who is 21 to buy me some everclear, or if anyone knows of a better method.
Thanks for the help.