Free Formula: Tigerseye

This fragrance has been one of the oldest and most edited fragrances I have made so far. I would go as far to say that it is my favorite creation to date and that there really isn’t anything on the market today that compares. It’s something that performs well in hot and cold weather and though it is strong it is not cloying or aggressive in nature.

To start, it opens with an intensely bright citrus note which features anise, petitgrain, and elemi tinged with spearmint. This unique and beautiful opening blends into a bright woody heart with notes of patchouli, geranium, cedar, tonka bean, and violet leaf. lastly, it settles into a powdery smooth amber base consisting of tobacco, oud, oakmoss, vanilla, vetiver and a healthy dose of musks, both animalic (civet) and sensual skin notes (romandolide).

 

Top Notes

Bergamot, Anise, Petitgrain

Elemi, Spearmint

Heart Notes

Patchouli, Geranium, Cedar

Tonka Bean, Violet Leaf

Base Notes

Oud, Patchouli, Amber

Tobacco, Vetiver, Vanilla

Oakmoss, Civet, Musk, Ambrette

 The oakmoss base featured in this formula is from the first post of mine and can be found through the main site or simply through the link within the formula. I do so hope this fragrance brings you all joy and intrigue! It has been 3 years in the making so far and will in all likelihood will be edited further down the road.  It is my joy and pleasure to share it with the world and all the fine perfumers on this blog. Happy mixing!

-Frank

[Special thanks goes to Jamie for allowing me the opportunity and the platform to share my work.]

 

Quantity Ingredient Comments
100 Iso E Super
80 Clearwood Patchouli EO can be used as well
60 Cedryl Acetate
55 Romandolide some flexibility here, could use Edenolide or Habanolide
55 Ambroxan The best you have
50 Benzyl Salicylate
40 Vetival This is a wonderful citrus vetiver compound- It’s essential and very hard to replace.
35 Petitgrain EO
35 Linalyl Acetate
35 Sylvamber
35 Cedar Atlas
30 Symroxane
30 Timbersilk
30 Silvanone Supra
30 Hedione
30 Cetalox Ambrox DL is best quality
20 Dihydromyrcenol
20 Dihydro Terpinyl Acetate
20 Cedramber
20 Bergamot 104 (Givaudan) Bergamot EO can be used here (BF is best)
20 1980s Oakmoss Base
20 Oud Synthetic 10760E Firmenich Oud replacer
20 Cedroxyde
20 Vanillin
15 Vetiver (Haiti)
15 Elemi EO
8 Star Anise EO Defining character of this fragrance!
8 Tonka Bean Absolute Can replace with equal parts coumarin
8 Spearmint “Nanah”
7 Dimethyl Cyclormol
7 Okoumal
7 Coumarin
6 Bicyclononalactone
5 Methyl Octine Carbonate 10% Violettyne is a good substitute
5 Vetiver (Indonesia)
4 Orange Flower Ether
4 Geranium Bourbon
3 Firascone
1 Citrylal E
7 Civet Tincture 10% Beautiful sparkle and clarity along with anise note.
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Guido
Guido
3 months ago

Great, thanks for sharing this formula, looking at the ingredients it’s looks very promising, thank you very much Frank and Jamie!!
 
I need a few ingredients for this formula though, I’ll add the missing ingredients to my wish list.
 
New formulas appearing almost every day, so it’s wise to wait a little while until ordering I suppose… haha!

Last edited 3 months ago by Guido
Guido
Guido
3 months ago
Reply to  Frank Saunders

Thank you very much Frank, I certainly appreciate that. It’s a pleasure to know you’ve teamed up with Jamie and I am very excited to blend your formula soon!

Florian
Florian
2 months ago

I Made some Changes because i dont have everything but i have to say that i really like this scent. Nicely done Frank!

Florian
Florian
2 months ago
Reply to  Frank Saunders

Citral for Citrylal E, Damascone Alpha for Firascone but half the amount, Sweet Orange for Orange Flower Ether, Karanal for Okoumal, Tobacco abs. for Dimethyl Cyclormol but only 10% of the amount, Terpinyl Acetate instead of Dihydro Terpinyl Acetate, Musk Ketone substitute by IFF for Silvanone Supra because the description from perfumers apprentice of silvanone supra gets close to that, and used Ambrox DL insead of Cetalox

Florian
Florian
2 months ago
Reply to  Frank Saunders

I thought when looking at that formula that tobacco abs. could work well in there, thats why i used it. I got some Cedrone S by IFF and think that could be placed in there too. Honestly its the first time i used Oud/ Synthetic Oud, i really like it

Jamie Frater
2 months ago
Reply to  Frank Saunders

So true! Oud is always very in your face. I love M7 for being relatively well balanced as far as oud is concerned and Creed Royal Oud is very wearable too.

Florian
Florian
2 months ago
Reply to  Jamie Frater

M7 is the next one i want to make!
I got the Firmenich Synthetic Oud, Pretty Oud and Oud Maleki, i Like all 3

Jamie Frater
2 months ago
Reply to  Florian

Pretty Oud is lovely – I think it is an important component of Gucci Absolue Pour Homme.

Guido
Guido
1 month ago
Reply to  Florian

Hi Florian, did you already mixed this formula? I am curious what other perfumers think of it.

Florian
Florian
1 month ago
Reply to  Guido

Yes i made the M7 and Tigerseye.
I like it, used the Synthetic Oud from Firmenich for the M7

Jamie Frater
2 months ago
Reply to  Florian

I love tobacco absolute!

amin4la
amin4la
1 month ago

Thanks a lot for the formula Frank. Would you kindly help with for couple of substitutions as I’m lacking on those materials.
What could replace Symroxane? ( will combination of Vetiveryl acetate + Dimethyl Ocetenone + Tobacarol work?)
Dimethyl Cyclormol is the other one I don’t have ( Patchoulol + Camphor oil comes to mind)
Please offer your advise.
Thank you

Guido
Guido
22 days ago
Reply to  Frank Saunders

Lots of ingredients can be found at Creatingperfume like cyclormol and I’ve filled my shopping basket with al lot of other supplies I couldn’t find at PSH or Pellwall etc. Unfortunately when proceeding to checkout I found out that the shipping costs where exorbitant!!! like 185 dollars for 240 dollars of goods ….are you kidding me?! There are some “dangerous” goods I’ve added like: Linalooloxide, Bergamot 104 and Citrylal E and a few others. This is really disappointing because there is no way I am going to pay 185 Dollars for FedEx shipping, it’s absurd! Now I have to contact… Read more »

Florian
Florian
22 days ago
Reply to  Guido

i wont order on creatingperfume again, did 1 time and was really disappointed.
ordered mainly because i wanted some Coranol, took 5 samples with it and when it arrived i had 6 samples and nothing else. The coranol was a Sample size too instead of 25ml. They refunded me the price for the coranol but i would have wanted to get the coranol. payed really much shipping for small samples.
i was really upset about that

Guido
Guido
21 days ago
Reply to  Florian

Thanks for sharing this, I can’t find some of the chemicals that Frank has listed in some of his formula’s at other suppliers so Creatingperfume was a obvious choice. I can choose Perfumers Apprentice for some but Citralyl or dimethyl cyclormol etc. they don’t have. And when choosing Oud 10760 or anything else marked with 2 or more Asterisks, there is a shipping fee of 160 € ….! With PSH I don’t have this problem, the only downside is their variety in comparison to CP or PA or Pellwall, it’s much less.

Florian
Florian
21 days ago
Reply to  Guido

Oud 10760 is available at PellWall its listed as Oud Synthetic (Firmenich)I think the Citrylal and Dimethyl Cyclormol arent essential for this formula and can be replaced in some way

Guido
Guido
21 days ago
Reply to  Florian

Thank you for that info, I’ll check Pellwall. I rather not deviate to much from a given formula but in this case I have no choice. So I am going for citral and tobacco abs 10% of the amount used for dimethyl cyclormol as you did. And Ambrox DL.

Last edited 21 days ago by Guido
Florian
Florian
21 days ago
Reply to  Guido

After looking over the formula again i think that dimethyl cyclomor can be replaced with patchouli too.

Guido
Guido
20 days ago
Reply to  Florian

It probably could and maybe you need a pinch of something Camphoraceous too?

Guido
Guido
20 days ago
Reply to  Florian

Citrylal E can possibly be replaced by Lime oxide or increase the Dihydromyrcenol in this formula..?

Florian
Florian
20 days ago
Reply to  Guido

I wouldnt put something camphorous extra when u are using patchouli.
I think that substitutes for Citrylal E would work too

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