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PERFUME MAKING GUIDE

AROMA ACCORDS: Are our blends of raw perfuming materials (aroma chemicals) no dilution.

PERFUMERY AROMAS: Are very much like fragrance oils but not as sweet. They are our blends of aroma chemicals with dilution. 

RAW PERFUMING MATERIALS: Aroma chemicals. Most can be purchased full strength or in various forms of dilution you choose. 

ESSENTIAL OILS: Absolutes, Attars, Blends, Essential Oils, Isolates and Extracts.


The best way to begin is to have a solid idea in your mind about what family of perfume you want to make.

Start with learning about the perfume families. This will help you stay on track.

Here we have grouped most aroma into A-D families. All the aromas in group A are within the same aroma family, the same for group B, C,D.

If you want to make a Herbal Perfume staying within the A family group will help produce a herbal aroma as the heart of the perfume.

Without Focusing on a perfume family it’s just a blind leap and chances of having success is very unlikely. You will also waste your precious aromas. Try not to stray too far from the family when blending your aromas “like” with “like” is a great rule to follow in creating the heart or middle note of the perfume.

Use the other family groups to incorporate and enhance.
If you make the 80% of the perfume by staying within a perfume family then you can add other aromas to enhance and add character.


A- Aromatic Aromas,  Herbal Aromas,  Citrus Aromas, Green Aromas (stay within this group to make a green aromatic perfume)

B- Floral Aromas, Aldehydic Aromas,  Fresh Clean Aromas (stay within this group to make a floral perfume)

C- Gourmand Aromas  , Fruity Aromas  ,  Chypre Aromas, Warm Balsamic Aromas  (stay within this group to make a foody dessert like perfume)

D- Woody Earthy Aromas  ,  Musk Animal Aromas  ,  Oriental Aromas (stay within this group to make a rich deep perfume)


You can find these groups, A-D in the SHOP BY AROMA: category.

Think about the essential oils and fragrance oils you have on hand and group these into one of the A, B , C ,D families. Like lavender essential oil will be grouped in the A group. Rose in the B floral family. Lime or lemon into the A group.

To make a light clean fresh perfume, look at all the aromas in the fresh B category. Use the B aromas to build the perfume heart or middle.
Use the other family groups to incorporate and enhance. Being careful not to overpower the heart or middle note, in this case, the Fresh middle or heart note. A bit of citrus from the A Category, for a nice top note.
Then look for a base note that is long-lasting but light in charterers like a lovely clean musk like galaxolide from the D category or clean musk accord to create the base of your fresh perfume. This is where smell strips play an important part in perfuming. You can smell how they blend together. It also will give you a hint of how much to use in the formula.


How to Build a Long Lasting Perfume.

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 too much Glucam will flatten dampen a perfume.
 
A long-lasting perfume is in the formula of a perfume. The more long-lasting aromas you use in the perfumes make up the longer the perfume will last. Our fixatives aromas like the violet fixative, citrus fixative and orris 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.The more long-lasting chemicals you use the longer the perfume stays on the skin.
The Glucam is really best for top notes it will extend the perfumes top notes.
There is a challenge in creating a fresh light perfume with this method. 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.

Odor Strength: Medium

 

Odor Type: Animal

 

Longevity: 400 Hours 

 

Note: Base

 

Use Up To: 20%

In Fragrance Concentration.

 

MSDS

 

CAS # Mixture