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Historically, the usage of perfume began in Egypt possibly over 4000 years ago. Thereafter, the fame and love of perfume began to spread through Europe from its historic roots in Egypt. Once the Romans and Greeks started to adopt the bath houses habits of the ancient Egyptians regularly, the rise of perfume use within Europe was unstoppable. By the 17th Century perfumes popularity had spread right across the Middle East, Europe and Asia.

The greatest changes came to the perfume industry in the 19th century, when science of had improved significantly. This advancement opened up various new ways to create perfumes and by the end of the nineteenth century there were said to be around 2000 people working within the French perfume industry alone.

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I think the answer is pretty simple and uncomplicated unless we choose to make it otherwise.
The way the perfume industry and designers market fragrances contributes a lot to the way people distinguish different perfumes and decide what a masculine or feminine scent is.  For example, most people take it for granted that Fahrenheit is a masculine scent. That’s how Christian Dior wanted to market it; as a perfume for men, but it’s a perfume I wear from time to time and I’m a woman.

People sometimes associate some scents with a particular gender due to what they are familiar with or what is mostly available. In addition, certain perfume ingredients can be linked to one gender or the other due to societal influence. As a result, it can be concluded that a particular perfume is inherently masculine or feminine.

A good example of societal influence is the strong woody type perfumes that are commonly worn by both men and women in the Middle East. In the West on the other hand, this type of perfume will most likely be classified into the masculine category. Another good example is floral perfumes which are commonly deemed to be women’s perfumes. Yet,  I personally know men who wear Light Blue for women by Dolce and Gabanna and Euphoria by Calvin Klein.

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 Let’s face it, its most likely you don’t have the money, fans or followers that a celebrity have.  Nor I suspect are you followed about by the paparazzi! However, just like a celebrity, you too can design your own perfume.  That’s right; you too can come up with a fabulous perfume created by your very hands.

What you’ll need is the desire to create your own blends, easy to understand and follow how to make perfume instructions, and lastly, the correct perfume ingredients to use. Once you have all these put together, you are basically covered. And in case you’re wondering, it is highly unlikely that any of those famous stars who release their own fragrances have college degrees in molecular alchemy or perfume making.  So, if they can create their own perfumes without having to spend years learning to do it, so can you.

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Do you love perfumes and have always wondered how they are made? Well, you’re not alone. Perhaps you’ve even gone beyond that and have already dipped your toes in the waters of perfume making as a hobby and now wonder how you can make money from it.

If this describes you then you’ll be happy to know that it’s not an impossible objective, making perfumes to sell can be relatively easy. Your fun hobby might just be an ideal way to earn money working from home.

There has always been a lot of mystery around the art of perfume making. Most leading perfumers/perfume houses have trade secrets of how they compose their blends and where they source their raw materials from. Regardless of their efforts however, certain things can’t remain hidden forever, the secret always come out sooner or later.

There are several ways and methods of creating perfumes; some are quite complex and time consuming. Other methods are more straight forward and easy to learn; providing convenient short cuts that can help just anyone grasp the nitty-gritty of perfume blending in no time. All you need is the accurate, how to information from the right source and you’re good to go.

It’s certainly nice to know it’s reasonably simple to find out how to go about making your blends because there are some good guides out there to help you get started. Unfortunately, along with the good you always get the bad! There are a lot of so called ‘free perfume making tips’ floating about out there on the world wide web. Most of these are absolutely inaccurate and could end up making you frustrated and giving up. Don’t get discouraged though if that’s already happened to you, simple and effective perfume making techniques can be learnt fairly easily with access to the right information and good quality ingredients.
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The gorgeous fragrance of nature‘s abundance of flowers are superbly captured in quite a lot of floral perfumes these days. This is mainly due to the imagination and creativity of the skilled perfume makers that make them.

Many of these artisans are absolute perfectionists, who refuse to give up until they achieve their set goals of creating fabulous scents.  Some of the blends they come up with smell identical to the scents of various fresh flowers we are familiar with and other botanical odors like cut grass, herbs and leaves. They are also able to create other odors that do not smell like any recognizable or naturally occurring fragrance, but that smell divine all the same.

Most floral scents are actually created from aroma chemical molecules rather than natural essential oils. The fact that these perfumes are mostly created from man-made ingredients does not mean they are inferior or less beautiful because they are not made up with essential oils. As a matter of fact, it is not uncommon to find outstandingly floral perfumes that are made up with 100% odor molecules created in a chemistry lab.

Ultimately, the creation of masterpiece perfumes is usually down to the use of top quality perfume ingredients and the talents of creative perfumers and dedicated alchemists who are forever coming up with exceptional fragrance notes to titillate and entice our senses.
Here are some extra interesting information about floral perfumes:

Question 1What is the origin of floral perfumes?
Answer:  Floral perfumes are not new to the perfume industry; in fact they are perhaps the earliest perfume classification. In the early days of perfume making different types of flower blossoms were distilled or soaked in volatile solvents to extract their fragrant essences. The oils and distillates obtained during these processes were then mixed into different of bases such as oils and alcohol to dilute them and make them safe for application on the body.

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The answer, of course, is a resounding yes!
One should always believe in the adage that one truly gets what one pays for.  For instance, a perfume made with poor quality raw materials may cost less but also may be filled with harmful chemicals that might irritate one’s skin.

If you like to create your own perfume, always aim to use superior quality components as much as you can. If on the other hand you prefer to buy ready to wear perfumes, quality should still be considered. Although quality sometimes comes at a premium, there is still a common ground where it can still be obtained at reasonable cost.

Buying really cheap perfumes in order to save money can seem wise in the short term; however you may end up spending a lot more for dermatologist check-ups in the long run if it contains harmful materials.  Meaning that it’s actually a false economy and you would have saved nothing at all.

Another reason for using the best quality perfume ingredients to design fragrances is that scents made with these tend to last longer and produce better scent throw on the wearer’s body. If a perfume is too fleeting in its presence and requires constant spraying, then it’s not a well crafted blend. What’s more having to constantly buy more and more of the stuff because you keep running out of it can turn out to be a real pain and money drain.

Most perfumes, whether mass produced or custom made enhances an individual’s personal hygiene and adds some of allure to the wearer’s being.  So it’s wise to always pick one made with the best possible ingredients if buying a ready-made one.

If making your own perfume, the best tip to purchasing high-quality perfume ingredients in your blends is to simply source them from reputable and highly trusted industry suppliers. Get this right and you will be able to create some excellent fragrances on a consistent basis.

Check Out This Perfume Bottles:

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Bottles of perfume on a mirrored vanity

Puttin’ on the spritz!
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Cute little spritzer you fill with your own perfume

Article By : Remy Baker

Remy Baker is a perfume maker/entrepreneur and the author of Scent2Riches; Making Perfume From Home Guide. Remy loves everything about perfume making and enjoys showing others the tricks of the trade; especially how to make perfumes for less than $5

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Almost everyone loves a natural perfume.  The aroma and the scent is enough to make one swoon.  It also has such a variety of uses.  In the olden days people used them to mask undesirable body odors; regular baths were not on the list of essential daily hygiene for a lot of people. Plus access to clean water was a luxury. Nowadays appealing scents have also become to society a way of enhancing one’s beauty.

It entices one’s sense of smell and can also attract potential mates.  It conveys sensuality and power; creates long lasting impressions; and is essential in uplifting one’s spirits.  Who has not at least associated a loved one or a particular memory with a specific scent?

With its ever growing popularity, one finds more people wanting to know learn more about perfume making and its formulation techniques.  Personalization of almost every item one owns is indeed a trend that shows no sign of stopping anytime soon.  Plus with a more personalized perfume, one can be sure that the scent is not too strong or is potent enough; blended to one’s specific preferences and tastes.  Heck! It’s not uncommon now to come across classified ads all over the World Wide Web offering perfume making courses in various locations around the world, usually at very high prices.

Some common perfume additives include natural perfume ingredients like essential oils extracted from specific plants and flowers.  There are also materials derived from animal by products. One of these is Ambergris a compound passed out by the spam whale after digesting its food. For those who are against the use of animal products of any sort, there is a perfect alternative in Labdanum, which is obtained from plants and produces an amber type fragrance note.

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Most scents are built on a theme, the most basic of which is either floral or fresh smelling. Additional notes known as highlights are then added to make the perfumes more balanced.  The top note is the first noticeable scent, but is also the one that evaporate the fastest.  The second type is known as the middle or heart note and the last type is the base note, which is the note that lingers the longest.

In the simplest sense, perfume making basically involves mixing together a number of fragrance notes which can be made up of aroma chemicals, fragrance oils or essential oils. The art is in the blending of the fragrance notes desired in the finished perfume, and knowing how much of what to add to the blend.  Adding a drop too many of a particular scent can completely alter the final product.

In order to produce a truly great fragrance, one must always ensure that nothing but the  ingredients are used to ensure the quality of the scent. People may wonder if this is important.

Article By : Remy Baker

Remy Baker is a perfume maker/entrepreneur and the author of Scent2Riches; Making Perfume From Home Guide. Remy loves everything about perfume making and enjoys showing others the tricks of the trade; especially how to make perfumes for less than $5

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