No problem - going on this site seems to just swallow up hours of time whenever I visit, so I know it's hard to keep up with it.... so much fun, though - I'm so impressed by the knowledge that so many of the members have.
I didn't try aging my dilutions either - I forgot that part. Maybe I'll try doing that with some Byzance - I think I might still like that one. And I didn't dilute mine as much as you did, so I'll try that too.
Alba Botanica sounds familiar - I think I might have found that one time for a friend who wanted a scent-free shampoo, so I'll give that a try. I also have trouble with things like face creams having obnoxious scents; I can't stand most of them, and they compete with whatever perfume I'm wearing too. I wonder if there's a site that sells only scent-free products? I bet there is, since some people have allergies - I'll have to check that out. But it will probably be expensive.
Well, I'll let you know the results of my next perfume-thinning experiment!
I can't stand lotions, face creams and face washes with scents as well. To top it off, I have very sensitive skin. Both of those factors leave me with a very small pool of products, but I found some good ones!
I use Ann Webb body lotion. It's scent-free, uses mostly natural ingredients, and doesn't irritate my skin. I pay $12 for an 8 oz tube. It's not as cheap as I'd like, but the benefits are so great I consider it an investment. Many of her products are scent free. She has a lot to choose from:
Up until late, I was using Clinique on my face, but recently it's been too strong, so I'm testing a Japanese product called Kose. Both are scent-free.
There are great low-priced, scent-free products out there, it just takes time to find them. It took me YEARS to stumble upon these things, sometimes by accident.
Though in my experience, few things moisturize better than some plain vitamin E oil, which can be found at almost any drug store.
I'm definitely curious about how your dilutions will turn out! I'll keep you updated too.
"A woman's perfume tells more about her than her handwriting." -Christian Dior