Your Own Perfume Made Easy

The act of creating is always a fun, enjoyable and creative task. It is also a fulfilling effort that one can do alone or with friends.

Making a personal perfume is actually a very easy and entertaining chore especially if the perfume you are making is meant for your own use, for your family, or as a gift for friends. Of course, the journey is always better than the destination and the experience of making a perfume brings confidence and a fulfillment that is unparalleled.

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How to make a perfume right in your own home

Believe it or not, there are a lot of instructions available in the internet that would provide sufficient knowledge in making your own perfume. What is more important is that you know what you want and you know what you need in order to make a perfume that works for you.

Know what you want to make

First things first, what kind and type of perfume do you want to smell in yourself or to the one you are planning to give it to. The various kinds of perfume you can make are concentrates, eau de cologne, even after-shaves.

Your Own Perfume Made Easy

Know how you want to smell

Making perfumes would be a lot easier if you know what you want to smell like. Do you prefer to smell soft? Do you want to exude a scent that expresses strength? Do you prefer to smell sweet? Etc.

List all the necessary ingredients

When starting to create a scent for your own home-made perfume, it is vital that you make a complete list of all the ingredients you are to use. When creating this list, keep in mind the ingredients you want to add to your own perfume recipe.

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However, if you already have an existing recipe that you intend to follow, experimenting with creating a perfume is no longer necessary.

You could add or subtract as you will, adjusting the ingredients based on your own personal preferences.

Experiment, experiment, experiment

The creation of exotic perfumes requires a lot of experimentation. Do not be afraid to create and re-create as according to your own will and whim. Believe it or not, the making of perfume is considered an art in its own right. Imagination and creativity is always a necessity.

Your Own Perfume Made Easy

One of the main ingredients of perfume-making is the use of essential exotic oils that come from plants, – both non-organic and organic – pure alcohol as well as water.

Believe it or not, there are actually three oil types which could influence the smell of one’s perfume. The oil base notes are those kinds of scent that will most probably stay on the skin the longest. For this reason, this is usually added first in the perfume mixture.

The oil middle notes meanwhile stay long also on the skin, though the oil base notes stay the longer. Meanwhile, the oil top notes provide the a more specific perfume scent when applied.
Usually, the oil top notes are added to the perfume mix just after the oil middle notes. It could be followed by other substances in order to bridge the various scents.

The following are the more accessible oils which could lead to your very own dream scent.

The base notes are basically composed of vanilla, sandal wood, cinnamon, lichens, mosses, ferns. Meanwhile, the middle notes consists of neroli, lemongrass, ylang-ylang, geranium. The top notes are composed of rose, orchid, bergamot, lemon, lavender, lime.

All in all, making your own perfume should be fun, and so make it one.

Sheila Hensen and Scott Ford, hobbyists and freelance writers for the perfume industry, have combined to bring together the best tips on making your own perfumes at home for fun and profit.


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