I must to confess I always was fascinated by the smell. And by meaning it I’m not simply saying I was attracted to the nice aroma, or I have a sensitive nose (which in fact I have, and even suffer from it sometimes, I can smell which of my dogs peed sometimes in their toilet when no one else in a house sense a bad smell, and that is pretty much disturbing, trust me), but what I am saying is that I love different scents, I love to smell and see how the aroma changes over time, or how new scents appear when you combine 2 or more aromas together.
So I decided to start a Project “Perfume”. Just like that, out of curiosity, passion, love to the scents, naturally sensitive nose (at least getting use of it), unexpressed creativity inside of me. This perfume which I will share here I will call Project #1.
The truth here is that you don’t do it in just one day. It takes time, a lot of tries and wastes, so be patient. Once you blend you need to let it sit in a dark place for a week at least, even a month, and keep on smelling it regularly to see how the scent is changing (blending with each other in a natural way).
When I did my blend the first day it smelled very strong and even too heavy. My husband told me it’s way too heavy. Then I smelled it after 24 then 48 hours, it was changing. I’ve got really excited to see what happens over longer period of time. I opened it after 1 week, it changed, but was missing something, so I had to adjust it by adding more of some existing essential oils and by adding some other oils which I thought would work there. I didn’t know what will happen, but I wanted to experiment, not to waste the whole effort I put in to be frank.
After 2 weeks it smelled way better and harmonic. Then I let it sit in a dark cool place, which was my wardrobe, for the whole month. Today I opened and tried. It smelled pretty much good, very classy scent, simple, not perfect, but more harmonic and definitely great for the first perfume concentrate I’ve ever made (well, not really, in fact I did play around with my essential oils before).
When I was starting to pick which essential oils to use, I really first had an idea of what I want to see, I had a picture in my head. Then I tried to place it in a scent. I didn’t have these special strips for smelling, so I used a paper which can hold aromas (the ones I received alone when was ordering my essential oils), cut it into strips, wrote down on each of it the name of essential oil I want to try. Then I tried to combine them by smelling each paper separately and then in combination by placing them together, to see if they can smell good together. At least half I didn’t use after all. But it’s a good way to see what you want to use without wasting much of your precious essential oils.
I also broke down the process on base, heart and head notes. I…