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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