Learn The Basics Of Making Perfume

Learn The Basics Of Making Perfume

Have you ever wished you could create your own signature fragrance? A scent that is uniquely yours and captures your personality and style?

Perfume making is a fascinating art that can help you achieve just that. In this blog, we’ll explore the basics of perfume making, the different fragrance accords, the blending process, and how to get started.

 

understanding perfume

The first step to creating your own diy perfume is to learn the basics of fragrance. Perfume is made up of three components: top notes, middle notes, and base notes.

Top notes are the first scents you smell when you apply a fragrance, but they evaporate quickly.

Middle notes come in after the top notes have faded and last longer.

Base notes are the foundation of the fragrance and are the longest-lasting scents.

To create a balanced perfume, you need to understand how these components work together. A good fragrance should have a harmonious blend of top, middle, and base notes that work together to create a lasting and memorable scent.

 

all about accords

An accord is a blend of fragrance notes that create a specific scent. There are many different fragrance accords to choose from, including floral, fruity, herbal, spicy, and woody.

When creating your own perfume, you'll want to select accords that work well together to create the scent you desire.

Inside our Ultimate Perfume Making Kit, you get 36 unique accords: 12 top, 12 middle, and 12 base. Experiment by mixing these accords together at different amounts and you'll find endless possibilities to make a signature scent.

 

top 
fresh coconut accord
green fruit accord
crisp citrus accord
sensual spice accord
aromatic aquatic accord
orange blossom accord
fresh coconut green fruity crisp citrus sensual spice aromatic aquatic
top
zesty raspberry accord
citrus tea accord green citrus accord cassis berry accord apple rose accord
mandarin neroli accord
zesty raspberry citrus tea green citrus cassis berry apple rose mandarin neroli
bottom fig leaf accord lavender moss exotic jasmine white gardenia accord floriental wood accord fruity freesia accord
fig leaf lavender moss exotic jasmine white gardenia floriental wood fruity freesia
bottom fruity vanilla accord herbal lavender accord sweet floral accord dewy rose accord aldehydic floral juicy peach accord
fruity vanilla herbal lavender sweet floral  dewy rose aldehydic floral juicy peach
base
balsamic amber accord
amber woods accord smokey leather accord vanilla bean accord bergamot vanilla accord cedar amber accord
balsamic amber amber woods smokey leather vanilla bean bergamot vanilla cedar amber
base powdery amber accord earthy patchouli accord creamy santal accord cacao woods accord sexy vetivert accord clean musk accord
powdery amber earthy patchouli creamy santal cacao woods sexy vetivert clean musk

 

the blending process

Once you have chosen your accords, it's time to start blending them together! The blending process involves mixing the individual fragrance accords to create your signature scent.

the basics of making perfume

It's important to start with small amounts and test each blend to see how the different scents work together. You can blend the fragrances by mixing them in a glass beaker or perfume bottle.

It's important to keep track of the amount of each oil you use, so you can recreate the blend if you need to. You should also keep notes on how each blend smells, so you can adjust the formula as needed.

 

tools & materials

ultimate perfume making kit

If you're ready to start making your own perfume, you'll need the right supplies. Our Ultimate Perfume Making Kit includes everything you'll need and is the perfect place to start experimenting.

You'll find 36 accords that cover every area of fragrance from fruity and floral to sensual and spicy. You get a beaker and pipettes for mixing, blotter strips for testing your blends, and a notebook to record recipes and jot down your likes and dislikes. There are recipes to help inspire your own creations and packaging so you can save and store your favorite custom fragrances.

It's every fragrance lover's dream!

Here's what's included in the Ultimate Perfume Making Kit:

  • A selection of 36 fragrance accords (12 top, 12 heart,12 base)
  • Perfumers alcohol
  • Coconut oil - fractionated mct
  • Glass beaker & glass stir stick for mixing
  • Perfume bottles (4 roller & 4 spray bottle sets)
  • Labels
  • Digital scale
  • Pipettes for measuring accords
  • Blotting strips for testing your blends
  • Blotter strip holder
  • Funnels for transferring fragrance into bottles
  • A notebook for keeping track of your blends
  • Recipe cards

 

There are many different fragrance oils available, so it's important to choose scents that you like and that work well together. You can start with just a few oils and build your collection over time as you become more experienced.

When blending your fragrance oils, start with just a few drops of each accord and work your way up. It's important to test each blend as you go, so you can adjust the formula as needed.

 

choosing a base

Once you've found the right blend of accords, you'll want to decide whether you want to use a carrier oil or alcohol as your base. Our kit includes both perfumers alcohol and coconut oil - fractionated mct so you can play around with both options.

Follow a perfume recipe that breaks down the percentage of fragrance to base so you can be certain your creation is safe to use. We have several recipes inside the Ultimate Perfume Making Kit as well as an easy-to-follow option here.

 

packaging your perfume

perfume packaging

Once you have created your signature scent, you'll want to package it for use in a glass bottle. When it comes to packaging perfume, there are two main types: roller balls and spray bottles.

Roller balls are a popular choice for those who prefer a more precise application of their fragrance. They typically feature a small, ball-shaped applicator that is rolled over the skin to dispense the perfume.

Roller balls are great for on-the-go touch-ups or for applying perfume to specific pulse points. They also tend to be more compact and travel-friendly than spray bottles. However, roller balls may not be the best option for those who prefer a stronger, more all-encompassing scent.

Spray bottles are the classic choice for perfume packaging. They offer a wider distribution of fragrance and a more intense overall scent experience. Spray bottles also tend to be more versatile in terms of application.

Make sure to keep your perfume in a cool, dark place to ensure that it lasts as long as possible!

 

continue experimenting

Perfume making is a fascinating art that can help you create a scent that is uniquely yours. By learning the basics of fragrance, understanding accords, and mastering the blending process, you can create a scent that captures your personality and style.

If you're interested in making your own perfume, the Ultimate Perfume Making Kit is a great place to start. With a selection of accords, glass beakers & sticks, pipettes, and other supplies, you'll have everything you need to create perfumes at home. So why not give it a try and see what kind of signature scent you can create?

Happy blending!

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