How to Make Perfume – Start to Finish

How to Make Perfume – Start to Finish

OLD VIDEO – Thoughts and ideas may have changed in time.
Please use Plastic Pipettes for every oil, and discard after use.

How to make perfume, start to finish! Extra Info Listed Bellow
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BBC Documentary worth watching:

Books I recommend are:
Diary of a Nose – Jean Claude Ellena
The Perfect Scent – Chandler Burr
– Previous Books Mentioned in previous video –
Scent and Chemistry The Molecular World of Odour
Roja – Essence of Perfume
Perfumery – Calkin Jellinek

If you want basic ideas for all natural perfume, check out books by Mandy Aftel – She’s credited as inspiring many indie perfumers.

Things you will need to buy! (You can find on Amazon)
Essential Oils
Glass Beakers
Glass Pipettes
0.01 Gram Fine Scale
Empty Glass Bottles of varying sizes (for storing)
Perfumers Alcohol

Start with your base first, working you way up to the top.
Your mid or base section typically will have the biggest % all though it’s not a rule. If you want to follow the classical pyramid, your base will be the biggest, then your mid, then your top.. I like to use a strong mid section, sometimes my base and my mid is even.. You can break the rules, experiment with it.

Classes and Concentrations: not completely strict.. Just a guide
Cologne – 3 to 10%
EDT – 10 to 15%
EDP – 15 to 20%
Parfum – 20% +

A common long lasting base you can blend is an even mix between

Typical fixatives tend to be thick, like benzoin, labdanum, there are also chemical fixatives, iso e super and musks tend to be fixatives also.. you can research perfume fixatives on Google.

You can use long lasting pre made bases, many of these you can find on the Perfumers Apprentice website, those include things like
Miel Oliffac which smells of a complex accord of honey, flowers and cream! – Listed as “Honey (Miel) Essence ” This will last 12 hours on skin, just one example of a pre made base.

Oils you could buy to start, these would be a good starting point.
Rose Absolute
Iso E Super

A basic idea for an accord is a combination of two or more notes combined together, that create something new – different from the single elements.. example – Patchouli & Grapefruit will smell like Chocolate Orange!