How To Create A Scent

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How To Create A Scent
How To Create A Scent

Video: How To Create A Scent

Video: How To Create A Scent
Video: 2 Ways To Make Your Own Perfume 2023, September

Any aromatic composition, be it perfume, eau de toilette or aromatherapy mixture, is based on essential oils, natural or synthetic. Natural essential oils are squeezed from various plants and have their own pronounced smell. Their combination is the character of each perfume composition. High purity alcohol is used as a dissolving, carrier substance.

How to create a scent
How to create a scent

It is necessary

  • - Essential oils, three compositions for three parts of the fragrance,
  • - Carrier Substance:
  • alcohol (or jojoba oil),
  • - A dark glass bottle with a tight-fitting lid,
  • - Small vessels for dosing and mixing oils,
  • - Glass stick,
  • - Scraps of blank paper - for applying odors.


Step 1

When creating your own scent, keep in mind that any perfume composition is composed according to the principle of "head" - "heart" - "trail". They appear when applied to the skin in exactly this order. "Head" - the primary olfactory sensations that we "hear" for the first 5-30 minutes. This is followed by the "heart" of the composition, which is felt for the next few hours, after which only a "trail" smell remains on the body.

Step 2

The choice of carrier substance depends on the individual skin alcohol tolerance of different people. Those who are intolerant of alcohol can choose jojoba oil as a carrier base. The aromas in it ripen a little earlier than in alcohol and last longer. The base oils that you select in accordance with the task at hand make up about 95-99% of the volume of the mixture being prepared.

Step 3

Select the notes of the fragrances you want to "hear" as head, heart and base notes. Use vanilla, honeycomb, lavender or tonka bean essential oils to tie them together for a softer and more harmonious scent.

Step 4

When composing perfume compositions, the proportion of the head, heart and sillage components is approximately 3: 2: 1. However, this ratio is not a dogma, and when composing your scent, you can change these proportions.

Step 5

Take a base note - the scent you like the most, if it's patchouli oil, then its aroma is bright and multifaceted. Soften it with vanilla or tonka bean oil, mix the scents on snuff paper and inhale the scent, if you like the combination, add them to the perfume mixing vessel. It is better to write down the proportions so that you can then restore the flavor you like. Rose blends well with patchouli as a heart note; bergamot or red orange can be added to them as a head note. If the scents that you mixed do not seem harmonious to you, add lavender or vanilla to the composition.

Step 6

Stir the resulting mixture with a glass rod, gently, trying not to shake, in a circular motion to one side and add a little carrier substance to it, bearing in mind that you can dilute the mixture later at any time. Mix everything well again.

Step 7

To harmonize the smell, pour the perfume mixture into a bottle, close the lid tightly and leave to ripen for a day or more. During the ripening process, the smells will mix, the aroma will become more harmonious to stay with you forever.