Fragrance scents are divided into top, middle and base notes, a scale that is a similar to a musical scale. A well-blended perfume must contain all three notes, and the final effect depends on the balance between them. Top notes are fresh, light and usually floral. They are the first scents that you can detect in a blended perfume. Middle notes usually form the main character of the blend. They are medium in strength and are “mellow” to smell. Base notes are the last to be detected, with rich, heavy and long-lasting lingering scents.
To make your own perfume you will need:
- A small dark glass bottle
- 1 or 2 tsp. measuring spoon
- Small funnel
- Several droppers
- Strips of blotting paper
- 2 tsp. jojoba oil
- Selection of essential oils
1. Choose three or four essential oils. Decide which the top, middle and base notes are, and which you would like to be the most dominant.
Before creating a perfume, test for sensitivity by placing one drop of each of the chosen oils on your arm. Leave for an hour, and if they cause an allergic reaction, don’t use!
Now, you ladies can become mad scientists and create your own perfume concoction. Have fun; there are plenty of scents to go around. Find your perfect fragrance!
By: Stephanie Scott | Image: Source | Sources: Readers Digest Natural Beauty by Gail Duff and The Good Earth Bath, Beauty & Health Book by Casey Kellar.