Welcome to the Perfumery Lab!
Before we jump to creating our signature scents, here are a few things that you should know:
Perfumes are usually described in a musical metaphor as having three notes, making the harmonious scent accord. The notes unfold over time, with the immediate impression of the top note leading to the deeper middle notes, and the base notes gradually appearing as the final stage.
Top notes: Also called the head notes. The scents that are perceived immediately on application of a perfume. Examples of top notes include mint, lavender and coriander.
Middle notes: Also referred to as heart notes. The scent of a perfume that emerges just before the top note vanishes. Examples of middle notes include seawater, sandalwood and jasmine.
Base notes: The scent of a perfume that appears close to the departure of the middle notes. The base and middle notes together are the main theme of a perfume. Base notes bring depth and solidity to a perfume. Compounds of this class of scents are typically rich and “deep” and are usually not perceived until 30 minutes after application. Examples of base notes include leather, amber and musk.
While mixing your essential oils, you can keep the scent completely pure and use only one essential oil to create your fragrance or mix multiple oils to create your own unique scent.
TIP: This kit helps you create upto 3 rounds of perfume, start with a pure scent and then build up to more complex scents in the next rounds.
Here is a quick wheel to help you understand combinations!
Once you have mixed all your ingredients in your perfume bottle, shake it well and put it in the refrigerator for about an hour or two. Do not put it in the freezer. This process helps speed up the mixing and gives you a better fragrance.
Experience A New Scent Everyday!
When you mix all the ingredients and let them stay in the bottle, you might start experiencing a newer and better fragrance everyday. This is because of a process called Maturation. Maturation is a process that occurs immediately after the perfume concentrate has completely diluted in alcohol. The process may take up to a month. Ageing occurs afterwards for a period of several months to a year.
You are all set to be a perfumer now! Go on and make your own unique fragrances
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