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Yes, you may have been grandfathered in, but people since you have had to comply with the "no anonymous email" rule. I probably joined the SSRB around 2013 or 2014, and I know the rule was being enforced then.

You're right that the SSRB doesn't seem to be very active lately. That's a pity, because it's one of the few resources besides the SMF FO Reviews where people can get decent info about how fragrances perform. Scents get reformulated, so a review for an FO from 2010 might not be relevant to the FO being sold in 2018.

So many sellers don't allow people to leave reviews (Nature's Garden is an exception). So a person has to wade through all the florid word pictures of sunny tropical beaches and fragrant apple orchards, as if all that answers my questions about acceleration, discoloration, etc. And I happen to not be a perfume formulator, so I'd rather know about the aroma in simpler terms that make sense to my nose and me. ;)
 

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It really is too bad, you are correct, what worked in 2009 will be so different today.

I have notes on FO's from 2004- 2006 about discolor and acceleration. I would not trust it today and tossed it. plus I am only going to use EO's now. Do that is even harder to find what/who's EO's work and is worth it.
 

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In 2009, scammers didn't cause nearly the trouble on the internet as they do now. How we use the internet has changed accordingly.

Lily got overwhelmed with all the spam and scams. Restricting access to paid email accounts was the solution she chose to make the situation bearable for her.

It's not just Lily's SSRB. We recently modified how people access the SMF FO Review and for much the same reasons.
 

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Edit.

I just went to that site. And I have to say that I don't agree with what the 'rules' are for emails. They are no longer accurate. Hope I don't get purged.

Here is what the rules say.
"Free Email Accounts are NOT ACCEPTED during registration. (i.e. Hotmail, Yahoo, Gmail, Live, t-mail, AOL etc. etc.).
Please use your paid ISP e-mail addy.
ISP addy: comcast.com, cox.net, AT&T, Verizon, nc.rr.com, sympatico.ca, shaw.ca, telus.ca, videotron.ca, @mysoapsite.com etc."

Verizon NO LONGER has email and uses AOL.
ALL of the "free email" accounts listed ALSO have PAID subscriptions.
So how does she tell if you have a paid one or free one? I don't think you Can tell.
I used to have Comcast and that was how I was able to register back in 2006.
I never use the ISP email and had yahoo or INBOX which was free but it not listed.

If you are friends with her, ask her to lift these rules. They are out of date and now the board is almost defunked due to inactivity.
"Most users ever online was 41 on Thu Mar 06, 2014 11:45 am" I just got this off of there today :(

Maybe she doesn't want it busy on there but it is such a sad thing to see a GREAT SITE not able to be accessed. I think there are a TON of people that would love to have access to this board
 
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"...If you are friends with her, ask her to lift these rules...."

I am not getting in the middle of this, regardless of whether Lily is my friend or not (she's not, FWIW). While I appreciate your concerns, you're a competent and articulate adult, and it is your desire to get the SSRB policy changed, not mine. I think Lily (Lilli?) is on The Dish forum, so check there for her contact info.

I am now bowing out of this particular discussion.

Since 4 November 2017, these fragrance oil reviews have been added to the SMF FO Review (https://goo.gl/HWMasd) --

Bramble Berry Spiced Red Tea
Bramble Berry Turquoise
Bramble Berry Fruity Fusion
Bramble Berry Sultry Black Jasmine

Bulk Apothecary Roasted Oatmeal Stout FO

Candle Science Blood Orange
Candle Science Rosemary
Candle Science Lavender

From Nature With Love Sandalwood
From Nature With Love Vetiver
From Nature With Love Cherry, Plant Based
From Nature With Love Apricot, Plant-Based
From Nature With Love Cardamom & Primrose, Plant-based
From Nature With Love Cananga Flower, Plant-Based

Nature's Garden Gingered Bergamot

Nurture Soap Supplies Rainforest (formerly Jungle)
Nurture Soap Supplies Somali Soul
Nurture Soap Supplies Dragon Moon
Nurture Soap Supplies Cream & Honey
Nurture Soap Supplies Winter Wonderland

Rustic Escentuals Lemondrop Pucker Flavor Oil
Rustic Escentuals Sugared Strawberries
Rustic Escentuals Red Delicious Apple Flavor

Save On Scents Scottish Coast

Sweetcakes White Vanilla

Wholesale Supplies Plus Ozonic Fragrance Formulator # 9
Wholesale Supplies Plus Banana Coconut

My heartfelt thanks to all contributors and users of the Review!
 
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Thank you, Lin. I accept your apology.

I apologize too, because I know I sound terse. I would like to take a calming breath and make a fresh start. :)
 

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I guess I've been hiding under a rock becuase this is awesome. I've been looking for something like this for a while. Thanks
 

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Gemlite isn't on the list because so far no one has submitted reviews or provided info about company.

If you want Gemlite added to the list of suppliers or if people have reviews of their fragrances to submit, I'll be happy to help, but I need your input to get the ball rolling. The FO Review sheet has forms for adding supplier info and adding FO reviews. Links to the forms are provided here: https://goo.gl/Nxr95t
 

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DeeAnna, I just tried to add a new review and the link wasn't working for me. Have you had new reviews since the forum change? I may be doing something wrong, but before I always clicked on the link and it opened up the review form.
 

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Hi, Dibbles -- Yes, I've had new reviews since the forum updates. The FO Review is completely independent of the forum system, so it won't be affected by any forum changes. I have been doing some maintenance on the Review today, and perhaps that interfered with your ability to access the form. I checked just now and I could get to the "add a review" form without problems. Try again? https://goo.gl/ruCcre
 

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Thank you DeeAnna. That was it - it's working now.
 

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Just had someone add Voyageur to the supplier list -- was that you? :)
Sorry, I just saw this. Nope, I didn’t add Voyageur. I had a Fragrance Buddy review for Prism (Northern Lights). It’s called Prism on their website, but the bottle says Northern Lights. Soapmaker145 already has a review for it as Northern Lights, so for continuity maybe it should actually be listed with hers. It’s a dupe, and it will pop up on the website when searching either name.
 
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Okay -- thank you! I'll keep this in mind when I add your review to the Fragrance Buddy sheet

edit: I changed the fragrance name for Soapmaker's review to Prism to match yours. Prism is the correct name for the Fragrance Buddy FO. Maybe they called it Northern Lights at first, but anyone looking now would find Prism.
 
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Latest updates to the SMF FO Review, https://goo.gl/HWMasd --

New FO reviews added in February:
Aztec Candle and Soap: Heavenly
Aztec Candle and Soap: Rosemary Mint
Bramble Berry: Sultry Black Jasmine
Bulk Apothecary: Honey and Vanilla
California Candle Supply: Lemongrass (new supplier)
Crafters Choice: Berries & Cream
Fragrance Buddy: Prism
Fragrance Buddy: Lily of the Valley
Majestic Mountain Sage: Elements of Bamboo
Rustic Escentuals: Arctica
Rustic Escentuals: Ezra
Soapalooza: Hana No Kaori
Add a new review: https://goo.gl/ruCcre

FO review updates:
Save On Scents: Scottish Coast
Nurture Soap Supplies: Persephone's Kiss
Update one of your reviews: https://goo.gl/rPNscY

Voyageur, Canada, and Save On Citric, USA, have been added to the Supplier list.

Add your favorite suppliers (non-US and US) to the Supplier list! Suppliers of EOs and/or FOs are fine. It also doesn't matter whether there are reviews for the supplier's fragrances or not. Add a supplier: https://goo.gl/9bsqDM

All review sheets have been updated to the new format. The columns of information for all the Review sheets now match the questions on the new Forms.
 
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Thanks DeeAnna,
I just made a huge order and should have it this week. Once I soap/BB with them I will do that.
I didn't want to just add them if there was a reason they were not on there.
I am surprised that no one has added them since their prices are all around $12 for 16oz.
I used them back in 2006 and they were good. I even added a few to the Scent review board website back then.
:)
 

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For some reason, the shortened URLs for the FO Review have not been working correctly in the past few days. I have no idea why.

The FIRST POST of this thread now contains corrected URLs. THIS POST also contains corrected URLs. Be aware that URLs in the intervening posts may or may not work properly, especially any shortened URLs that start with "goo.gl"

These are the latest, corrected URLs for the FO Review:

View and share these Reviews: https://tinyurl.com/y8yqhtlt

Add a new FO Review: https://tinyurl.com/yalww2mc

Update an existing FO Review: https://tinyurl.com/y9v5ygod

Add a new Supplier: https://tinyurl.com/y792gzey

Update an existing Supplier: https://tinyurl.com/ydac2qme
Note: this post has been updated
 
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Back in October 2017, Bathgeek asked:
Is there a way to find out what reviews I have posted under my user name? I thought I had made a few reviews, but I can't find any of them.
My original answer wasn't too helpful, but it was the best I could do at the time. I now have an updated answer that is more useful.

Visit the SMF FO Review at https://tinyurl.com/y8yqhtlt

You'll see a new tab at the bottom of the sheet labeled "All Reviews". Click on that tab.

Scroll sideways until you see Column Q. The title at the top of this column should say "SMF Username".

Move your cursor onto the letter "Q", and then click your right mouse button. A shortcut menu will appear. Choose "Sort sheet A -> Z" if you want the A's first or "Sort sheet Z -> A" if you want the Z's first.

Scroll down the table looking for your username. All reviews with this username will appear together.​

You can use this method to find other information. For example, you could look for all FOs that start with the word "Almond." You would do this by sorting Column B named "Fragrance" in alphabetical order and look for "Almond."

This sorting method can answer a lot of questions quickly, and it is easy to learn. If this technique doesn't get you the results you want, please let me know what specific thing you'd like to do and I'll do what I can to help.
 
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