I’ve written elsewhere on this blog about what materials I recommend to start with and I’ve also talked about the single largest investment for most starting perfumers, which is good scales. What I have not covered is all the other things you are going to need in order to be able to experiment effectively with […]
A question that often seems to come up is What’s the best way to store my fragrances? So I thought I’d give some advice and the logic behind it here. Open shelves might not be the best choice to store your fragrances Heat and light are the enemies of fragrance longevity, but a bit of temporary […]
A method for blending
In this post I’m setting out the way in which I go about making a blend – including how to dilute the materials first to facilitate blending. This is because these are two questions I get asked by people starting out in making their own perfumes quite often. First I dilute all my ingredients in […]
Weight or Volume?
Perfumery involves the blending of very large numbers of ingredients – a fine fragrance might contain hundreds of individual elements by the time it’s finished. Pell Wall Blending Bench Many amateurs coming to DIY perfumery start by counting drops of oils as they blend and working everything out in terms of the volume of the […]
Starter Kit for DIY Perfume Making
One of those questions I get asked quite often by people planning to start making their own perfumes is what to buy to get started. To help answer that I’ve put together some lists of both natural and synthetic materials that I think are good to start with. Pell Wall Perfumes Blending Bench My own […]