Perfumery, or the art of making perfumes, dates back to ancient civilizations, such as Mesopotamia, Egypt, and Ancient China. This has been used for countless generations to express one’s self, uplift the spirits, and enhance beauty. There is even a theory that memories are strongly connected to the sense of smell, evoking various emotions and memories with a single sniff.
Today, January 19, we celebrate Brew-A-Potion Day. Make the magic of this olfactory potion your own! Concocting your own perfume may be easier than you think. You may even start your own simple perfume business with a bit of capital, hard work, and a splash of creativity.
Ingredients for a 100 mL bottle (approximately 15% fragrance):
- 100 mL spray bottle (preferably glass or aluminum)
- 15g or 1 tablespoon fragrance oil of your choice (fragrance oils from France are historically known for their quality & creativity)
- 1g or 20 drops of fixative (optional)
- 70g or approx. 5 tablespoons perfume-grade alcohol
- 14g or approx. 3 teaspoons distilled water
- 0.5g or 10 drops of moisturizer (e.g. propylene glycol) (optional)
- Add the fixative to the fragrance oil of your choice and mix thoroughly
- Combine the fragrance oil-fixative mixture into the perfume-grade alcohol
- In a separate container, add the moisturizer to distilled water
- Slowly mix thoroughly this water-moisturizer mixture to the alcohol-fragrance oil mixture
- Filter the final mixture as you pour to the spray bottle
- Let it age for at least a week before use
- Enjoy the magic of your own perfume!
For a more natural approach, you may use a mixture of essential oils instead of synthetic fragrance oils. Instead of perfume-grade alcohol, you may also use alternatives such as vodka. If you have a kitchen weighing scale, measuring the weight of the ingredients is more preferable.
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