Your average consumer thinks of perfume as something that you put on as a finishing touch before you leave the house. The end result of that finishing touch is a 31.4 billion dollar industry throughout the world. There’s no question about it, people love to smell good.
If you want to make perfume and get your foot in the door in the fragrance industry, then you’re probably wondering how you can start making perfume. Read on to learn everything you need to know about it!
Study Scent Composition
Before you ever start testing out scents, it’s important to take the time to understand scent composition.
Each bottle of perfume contains what are known as head, heart, and base notes. Head notes are the first thing you smell when you spritz perfume on your wrist, and they usually last about 15 minutes before they dry down. Heart notes are the secondary scent that you smell for about the next 45 minutes. Finally, base notes are what you smell throughout the time that you wear the perfume.
Think of it like a pyramid, with base notes at the bottom and head notes at the top. Those base notes are critical because they give your perfume staying power.
Test Different Recipes
Once you understand how to compose your scent, it’s time to perfect your perfume recipe. This is where learning what to put in perfume comes in.
All perfumes contain scent oils blended together in a carrier oil. Your carrier oil should not have a scent so it doesn’t impact your perfume. Both jojoba and almond oils make great carrier oils.
The next step is to blend all of the scents together and place them in a vial. It is generally recommended that you use a ratio of 20% essential oils to 80% carrier oil. Essential oils smell nice on their own, but they can be dangerous when applied to the skin outside of the carrier oil.
Try on your perfume and wear it throughout the day. What do you like? What do you want to change?
If you are making your perfume for yourself, then you’re done once you’ve filled your vial with the perfect blend. If you want to bring your perfume to market, however, it’s important to have a professional bottle your perfume for you. Enlisting the help of a company will save you time and money when it comes to mass-producing your scent.
Are You Ready to Make Perfume for Your Business?
Learning how to make perfume is a great way to get your foot in the door of the fragrance industry. Take your time learning how to layer scents and testing out your perfume recipe before rushing off to get them bottled. Making perfume is an art, and it takes time to learn how to hone your craft!
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