HOW TO BUILD A LONG LASTING PERFUME
How to Build a Long Lasting Perfume.
A PERFUME LAST ONLY AS
LONG AS ITS DESIGNED TO LAST.
A long lasting perfume is
in the actual formula of a perfume. Choosing long lasting raw materials is the
ONLY way to have a long lasting perfume.
Our fixatives aromas like
the Violet, Citrus and Orris fixative, are best if used as the actual base of
the perfume along with other long lasting aromas.
All the raw aroma chemicals have a longevity in hours stated in
the aroma description. Look for 400 to 250 hour longevity. The most common characteristic
of a long lasting material is thick, gooey and heavy. Some are sticky or sold. Usually
the more volatile a chemical the quicker it dissipates.
The Glucam p-20 is best for prolonging the top notes. Using too
much glucamp20 can dampen or flatten out the perfume.
There are challenges in creating fresh light perfumes with heavy
rich base notes. This is when the use of ionones is a good choice the violet
fixative and citrus fixative base are great choices for fresh light floral or
citrus perfumes. Here is a great guide to the Ionones.
Have a look at the aroma profile associated with each raw perfume ingredient. This will help you understand how the aroma will behave on the skin. Using aromas with greater longevity will assure a long lasting perfume. The more you use in a formula the better. This is also where musk aromas come in handy. Try typing in 400 hours in our search to find these aromas.
A bit about perfume fixatives.
Most people hope that adding a perfume fixative will address the problem of a short lived perfume. Unfortunately there is not a fixative that can be added to a perfume giving it the staying power most people wish for. Adding fixatives only work to a certain point. Adding to much Glucam will flatten dampen a perfume.