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Learning to create perfume for room fragrances and other bases

Learning to create perfume for room fragrances and other bases

A recurring theme I see at the moment is people wanting to know how to create fragrances for room fragrances, whether that be candles, room sprays or reed diffusers. I’ve had a few emails this week asking if my classes will teach people how to do that so I wanted to spend some time on […]

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Naturals versus Synthetics in Perfumery

Naturals versus Synthetics in Perfumery

The thing I most often hear from people is that they hate synthetic fragrances and only like natural ingredients – this is followed by a description of their favourites which nine times out of ten are full of non natural materials. It’s not the fault of the consumer but the fact that marketing has really […]

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10 Recommended Perfume Books

10 Recommended Perfume Books

I got a question on Periscope last week asking for perfumery book recommendations for beginners. It’s something I talk about in my live classes and always bring a selection along but have never written a post about. I did do a scope on Monday sharing my favourites but as scopes are only up for 24hrs […]

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Diluting Perfumery Materials

I get a lot of questions around the topic of how to dilute materials before use when making perfume and it came up again in the class I did last weekend so I thought I’d dedicate this weeks blog post to the topic. Why Dilute Perfume Materials and Essential Oils 1. Many materials are difficult […]

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How To Make Perfume – An Introduction

How To Make Perfume – An Introduction

Making your own perfume at home is technically a very easy skill to learn but the art of creating a beautiful original fragrance is something that can take many years and a bit of talent to master. The old adage of 1% inspiration and 99% perspiration most definitely rings true in perfumery. Once you have […]

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How To Make An Oil Based Perfume

How To Make An Oil Based Perfume

Take a clean glass beaker or shot glass and add 10ml jojoba or fractionated coconut oil. Add your aromatic materials starting with the base notes and working up to the top notes. As you add each material swirl it in the oil so it blends, smelling as you go. Record your formula as you you […]

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How To Make a Perfume – Getting To Know Your Materials

How To Make a Perfume – Getting To Know Your Materials

The aromatic materials used to make perfume are categorised by the way they last in the air and on skin. The oils and materials that last the longest are called base notes and generally make up 40-55% of the blend. These are the notes that last longest on the skin as they are the least […]

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