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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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