Bandoline, or Fixateur. Vegetable mucilage, with sufficient spirit to preserve it. Mucilage of quince seed is used; mucilage of picked Irish moss, carefully strained, is said to answer still better. The following is employed by some London perfumers: Finest picked gum tragacanth, reduced to a coarse powder, 1 oz., rose-water a pint; put them into a wide-mouthed vessel, and shake them together daily for 2 or 3 days; then strain with gentle pressure through fine linen or cambric. If required to be coloured, infuse cochineal in the water employed, before making the mucilage. Another form is - linseed (not bruised) a tablespoonful, water 1/2 pint; boil for 5 minutes and strain.
Pommade Coliante, for False Curls. Melt together in an earthen pipkin 24 oz. of fine Burgundy pitch and 8 oz. of white wax, and add 1 oz. of pomatum; remove from the fire and add 4 oz. of brandy or other spirit, replace it on the fire till it boils slightly, then strain through linen, adding bergamot or other perfume, and cast it into moulds.