Perfume is loved by all. They are not a modern day invention; they’re available from the old-fashioned days. Preparing perfume is very easy and interesting to find different fragrances. The constituent in perfume includes Fragrance oil, Alcohol with water or carrier oil. The essential content in making perfume is the Alcohol. The most commonly used Alcohol is Ethanol which is the unscented Alcohol. For a diluted perfume, add distilled water in excess to the Alcohol added. After mixing the fragrance oil with Alcohol and distilled water, pour the mixture in a dark container and store in a cool place for a longer time to settle down. This is the most important step for making perfume. If it is not stored for a long time, it will get spoiled. For a solid perfume, the constituent includes Beeswax, Fragrance oil, and Carrier oil. Firstly, melt the beeswax and mix carrier oil and a little amount of Fragrance oil with it. Allow this mixture to settle down for a while or till it gets solidified. Each of the fragrant oil has a temperature limit which will be available with the fragrance oil container. If added in excess, the fragrance will be lost.
The rich and expensive Aromatic perfumes available in the market use concentrated amount of fragrance oil for the fragrance to last longer. So, the above method of preparation should not be compared with commercial perfumes available in the markets.
Different perfume types are available with respect to its concentration,
Par-fum: This type is highly concentrated. The quantity of Fragrance oil varies from 14% – 42%. This is considered grandest among other types because of its higher concentration of fragrance oils.
Eau de Par-fum: This type is most preferred by everyone. It’s concentration is between 7.5% and 15.5%. This comes in affordable prices and the interesting fact is that, this type stays for a longer time.
Eau de Toilette: The concentration is between 1.5% and 6.5%. This is traditionally called as toilet water which is sprayed all over the body to energize, for a fresh day.
A perfume blend has three notes, which are, Top notes, Middle notes, Base notes. The top note is added at the end because, it fades away quickly.
Rosemary, Mint, Citrus are some of the top notes used commonly in most of the perfumes. The middle note remains for almost 3-4 hours. Chamomiles, Cypress are much preferred. The base note plays the major role. It controls the mix with other two notes. Frankincense and Jasmine are mostly used as base notes.
Here are some interesting perfumes that you can make with no effort,
Natural perfume from Fresh Flowers:
This is a very simple form of preparing perfume. Take 3 cups of clean water, 1 and half cups of fresh flowers. You can take any kind flower that is good scented. Heat the water to its boiling temperature and put the flowers into the water and cover in an air-tight container. Leave it to rest for 36 hours. Later, filter the content and pour into a misting spray bottle.
Royal Perfume for a Special Occasion:
For this unique and exclusive perfume you need, 3 to 5 drops of sandalwood oil, 3 to 5 drops of musk oil, 2 to 3 drops of frankincense oil, and 2 to 3 teaspoon full of jojoba oil. Mix all these Fragrance oils one by one, take time each time you add a fragrance and sense the smell of each fragrance. Keep this mixture in a dark container; in a cool place and allow it to settle down for about 15 hours. This has a memorable fragrance which you cannot miss it in any precious occasion.