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Here are your simple directions to how perfume is created with our accords.

1- Pick your favorite base notes. You can use one or a

combination of different base notes.

 

2- Using the smell strips, smell the middle notes with

your chosen base notes

 

3- Repeat the process with your top notes.

 

Use the perfume strips in a fan method to see how they all smell together.


The "Base Notes" are aromas that have a long lasting, fixative effect. The
“Base Notes” will be left on the skin after the top notes have dissipated and
the middle notes have faded. It is the foundation of your perfume. Choose your base notes first.

The "Middle Notes" are aromas that are also called the “heart Notes” “Middle
Notes” will be left on the skin after the top notes have faded. The middle
notes will influence the base notes, helping to temper the heavy base notes.

The "Top Notes" are the aromas that are perceived immediately on application
of a perfume. Top notes consist of small, light molecules that quickly
evaporate. Usual top notes are citrus, herbal and light aromas.



 

Making Perfume Using Aroma Chemicals

These are not blends, fragrance oils or finished perfumes.

Aroma Chemicals are manufactured Individual aromas. They are the bits and pieces of smells. Like the spice in carnation.

 

Think about what sort of perfume you want to make. Read about the perfume families, on how perfumes are grouped page.

 

 

 

This is a formula suggestion but not carved in stone.


 

Your perfume can be made of

25% top notes

25 to 40 % middle notes

And the rest base notes.

                                                               
 

This simple formula will help your perfume last longer on the skin.

 

 

 

Use a perfume smelling strip to collect a tiny amount of aroma chemical to smell.

 

If you don’t have smell strips use cotton swabs.

 

 

 

Choose what other aroma additives you want, using the notes and essential oils also on a smelling strip.

 

Then smell them all together.

 

 

 

This will help you decide what aromas you want to use in your perfume.

 

Once you have found the aroma combinations you like start adding them together

 


ONE DROP AT A TIME… 

 

 

 

When you reach the aroma you want, slowly add perfume alcohol until you reach the strength you want.

 

 

 

If you are you are making perfume to fragrance body products or candles, you will not be using perfume alcohol.

 

 

 

Write it down. So you can make it again. Start your perfume journal.

 

 


 
Creating a perfume can be a lot like cooking.  Think of your perfume “accord” as being the meat in a pot roast dish. Think of the aroma additives (aroma chems, essential oils and building blocks) being your carrots, potatoes and onions adding flavor and zing. Try not to overpower the accord base. Like cooking adding to much pepper will ruin the pot.  Adding more carrots than meat will make it a carrot stew.

 

Some aroma additives are so strong only trace amounts are necessary. Others virtually have no scent at all until they are blended with other aromas. This is another reason you want to try the additives in small amounts.

 

Use the perfume smelling strips. This is how all professional perfumers study the aromas and understand how they will smell together. Gather all the smelling the strips together in one hand wave then under your nose.  You can also gauge how much aroma to use with this method.  Keep notes of how they smell and how long they last on the strips.


Making perfume is a understanding of the aroma materials. The more you study and memorize aroma materials the better you will be at combing them. Materials being essential oils,aroma chemicals and our aroma accords. A large array of perfumes can be created using our accords with or without the addition of other aroma chemicals or essential oils.

We do not offer formulas or recipes but can suggest you read the following info at http://www.perfumerbook.com/Arranging%20Fine%20Perfume%20Compositions.pdf

We will YouTube short perfume movies on making specific perfume types But your study and imagination is what is required to make perfume.

 

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